Wednesday, 30 September 2009
For this card I used the sketch at Sophisticat Challenge Blog as shown below - luckily the flower was optional!!
I then chose a great digi image freebie from Digital Delights - they have a freebie every Friday, check out the Ghost and tomb stone which is there at the moment. I coloured the image with watercolour crayons but as they are - no water- using black, orange and green. I put the image on a black glitter sheet shaped into an oval scallop. The squares in the corners are orange angel hair. The sentiment is from the Pumpkin and Aubergine Clear stamp set. Finally the felt shapes were made using the "Frightfully Fun" punch from McGill Craftivity.
The backing paper is from Funky Hand - "Funky Seasons" - Autumn collection.
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:-
Lots To Do - Black, orange and one other colour (green),
Allsorts Challenge - Autumn Days,
Crafty Creations - Autumn/Leaves,
Creative Card Crew - All that sparkles, and
Dare U 2 Digi stamp - Punched or Die cut shapes.
As ever please leave me a comment however short or long I always enjoy reading them.
The cow and grass is from the Clear Magic "Farmyard Animals" set and the bee is from the Clear Magic "Lazy Days" set. The image is coloured with watercolour crayons and Sakura stardust pens (on the bee and bell), there is also some glitter on the bees wings but it has not shown up in the picture.
The flower is three punched (Woodware punches) flower shapes on top of each other and shaped. There is one of Anitas gems on top. The tag was from another set of clear stamps but I do not know who by - sorry. I have put gold glitter glue on the dots and chalked around the edge with yellow chalk as I did on the main image.
The whole thing is mounted on Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock - "Hocus Pocus" - and torn around the edge to let the yellow core show through - more distressing!! The ribbon is again from Anita. The dotty paper is from Summer Driggs and is called "Fangs for the Memories".
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:-
Cute Card Thursday - Black and Yellow,
Paperplay Challenges - Spotty things,
Saturday Challenge - Animal Antics,
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Dots, punch and tag and finally,
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Cute as a Bug
Funny really I wasn't enjoying this card until the end when it all came together.
Please let me know what you think, your comments are what makes this all wothwhile.
Good Morning crafters,
I am here to spread the word for Jude who has been giving candy away for most of September to raise awareness about Alzheimers.
This time she is doing a Mega Candy which will run until 29/10/09. Please check out her blog here to see all the rules and ways to win.
Friday, 25 September 2009
This is a very quick post as I am off on a mini holiday in a few hours. Simon Says Challenge this week is stitching, real or fake. I have chosen to do the fake/faux around the picture. They are trying to get 200 entries this week so why not give it a go. The prize of $25 is well worth it as the postage is paid for you. The shop is packed full of goodies.
I have decoupaged this picture from the Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit CD.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
I then won three candies in one day. I received this one from Teri and again received an item that is on my wishlist (not any more) the Smirk stamps and again I have used it already!!. BTW please check out Teri's digi shop - Delicious Doodles - the images are really great.
Then today I had two packages, one of which was at the post office. The first one my daughter and I wrestled with for a while because it was so well sellotaped up!!!! Thankyou Sarah, I think you had a little help from your Mum!! Have a look ay Sarah's blog, you will be amazed at her work.
Then I opened the candy from Lyn which was amazing. She had (maybe on purpose I'm not sure) sent loads of diecut shapes - as most of you know by now I don't have a die cutting machine!!!- so that was great.
Lyn had also made the most gorgeous card come container (can't think of the right word) full of stamped images (none of which I have). As you can see it is fantastic.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The ribbon was a freebie from one of the crafting magazines. I have coloured the images with my C'Aran D'Ache watercolour pencils and added crystal glitter to the hats - again it doesn't show up well but is there honest!!!
Our Creative Corner - Hot Pink, Light Pink, White and Chocolate Chip,
Cute Daisy May - texture - that will be the ribbon,
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Pink and Brown,
Stamp Something - favourite colours or papers and
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Christmas card with non traditional colours.
Do you know - well you probably won't believe me but I don't set out to do lots of challenges. I do check a lot and write them all down. It just sort of happens that way.
Anyways up, as usual please send me your happy thoughts.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Lets see if my card can win me something too!!! I have used the sketch at Friday Sketchers shown below.
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Distressing techniques,
Pile It On - punches,
Scrappy Frogs - Frog on it!!
Charisma Cardz - Flower Power and
Penny's Challenge - Scallops.
Please let me know what you think. Your comments are read with interest.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
This card fits seven (Yes) seven challenges and as ever I am starting off with the sketch which is from Moving Along with the Times and is shown below.
I also put one of these gems on the bears watch. The ribbon is some I bought recently from Handy Hippo - I do love the polka dots!
La La Land Crafts - Three different embellishments - ribbon, flowers and gems,
Papertake Weekly - Faking it - faux stitching,
One Stop Craft Challenge - Beary Nice,
Daring Card Makers - Shabby Chic - Faux stitching and distressing and
Simon Says Challenge - is a recipe, 3 embellishments, two papers and 1 image.
Phew!!! The kids are still playing nicely and hubby still gardening - must be a record.
As ever please let me know what you think.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Now to the business of my latest card, not so soft and fluffy as my usual cards. The sketch for this one is from The Corrosive Challenge Blog and is shown below.
I felt this sketch was perfect for the challenge at Digital Tuesday where they have asked for a "Clean and simple Fall Card" with a digi image. The image I have used is one I bought from Scrapbookingmad (link on my sidebar), they have quite a few Halloween images out at the moment.
The papers I have used are from the Funky Seasons and It's Funky Too CDRoms from Funky Hand. The swirly paper has some half pearls stuck on to make it more interesting. Coincidently this happens to be the challenge at Cupcake Craft - Swirls and Pearls!
I think this card can also qualify for the Mygrafico Challenge which asks for an Autumn card with one digi image, two patterned papers and three embellishments.
Fianlly I am also entering this card in the "Fall into Autumn" challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Once again my blogging friends please leave a little comment for my delectation!!!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
The big day has finally arrived and here I am at 5.30am writing this post because I have to go to work at 6.45 am!!! My debut is at Tuesday Taggers and this is the card I made for their Punches and Diecuts challenge. As regular visitors here will know - I DON'T HAVE A DIECUT MACHINE!!!!!! So I used my punches. My favourite one at the moment is the 7.5" Scallop Circle by Woodware. I also used various flower punches from Woodware too. The circle punch is an X Cut which I got from The Range.
Pink Cat Studio, Fairy Friends and Q.T Hooty Owl. I bought mine from Nikki Fairbairn, her shop is here. I ordered one day and received them the next - excellent service.They were coloured in using my C'Aran D'Ache watercolour pencils and Sakura Stardust gel pens, for a bit of bling(can't really see this from the piccies though!).The ribbon is one of Anitas Everyday ribbons - purple polka dot. Most of the punched shapes are from glitter card - my favourite!!
The card was made using the Lavendar and Lace CD Rom from My Craft Studio. Using the graphics package included I was able to create this word book. I could try to do a tutorial of sorts if there is enough interest!
I made the card for my daughters 3rd birthday which was last week and she loved it. Particularly the fairy characters.
Monday, 14 September 2009
I followed the great sketch at Dare U 2 Digistamp which is shown below. I had to photo my card twice because I forgot to put on the embellishments on the left side!!!! Doh!!!
I am loving everything Halloween at the moment, there is so much out there especially on the American sites. So I have used this fantastic image from Dustin Pike, called Pumpkin Bear. I have used watercolour pencils to colour him in.
The other challenges I have entered this card in are:-
Pollycraft Monday Challenge where they would like you to use Black, White and one other colour,
Pile It On which has a similar challenge Black, White and one other colour and
Our Creative Corner where they would like Fall/Autumn cards.
Anyway I have just about managed some more crafting, in between reading books to little dragon and cleaning her up after her stamping efforts. Not yet printable as she is only just 3 and she smudges all her stamps. She also refused to colour them in!!!!!
This card was inspired by the Owl theme at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog, I do so love them and there are some fantastic images out there. I have chosen to use one of the stampies from my new puchase - Jingle Jangles CD Rom from Polka Doodles. The background papers and border are all from this CD. I have glittered the trees and used white glitter card for the snow.
The only extra was the three snow flakes in the corner from my stash.
I have chosen to follow the sketch at Penny's Challenge this week and you can see it below.
There is also a Christmas theme at One Stop Craft Challenge where they want you to Let It Snow!!! I have also got rather a lot of trees in my picture mmmmmm that would make a wood then!!! As luck would have it the letter at The Alphabet Challenge Blog is W is for..............Wood!
Phew another card done and guess what ......... I won the challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog, my prize is some Taylors Tiny Twinkles. This was for their challenge "Here Kitty Kitty"!!!
Saturday, 12 September 2009
At Peachy Keen you can only enter their challenge, no combining so although I used their sketch I will not be entering it because I fit the card around the other challenges - I will hopefully learn from my mistake!!
The sketch I used is here and pretty simple.
I originally chose to do the challenge at Cute Daisy May some time ago because I love pink. You could add any other colour so I chose black because I think it is quite striking. I then decided to try the no patterned paper challenge at Paperplay Challenges. I chose various shades and textures which unfortunately do not show up well in the picture. The square and rectangle at the top are pearlised paper and at the bottom I used glitter card. The scallop circle was done on black card sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle - silver.
Then Stamp Something have asked you to use your favourite embellishment. I love flowers and these are from Just Pots Funky Flowers, and I have put two together to give some height.
Well, there it is. Please feel free to leave comments they are always welcome.