Tuesday, 31 May 2011

You make me smile

The challenges I'm entering this card in are listed at the end of this post.

This is another card that I have made using lots of bits from my stash, I'm trying to use my stash to compensate for all the buying of craft stuff I keep doing! I have had this digi image from Pollycrafts for a while and never used it. Of course I coloured the image using my copics. The cute little 'you make me smile' sentiment ticket was a free digi from Marit she has loads of them over on her blog go check them out.

I have tried a little bit of hand stitching on this card, I really would like the sew easy tool from we r memory keepers as it is much quicker then paper piercing then stitching.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Pollycraft Challenge blog = Be my Teddy Bear
Totally Stampalicious = 3D (the flowers)
Fab n Funky Challenges = Cute and Cuddly
Tuesday Throwdown= Make your own embellishment (flowers)
Stamp Challenges= Something Sentimental

Say Cheese!

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This little card is a little bit different again from what I usually do, but I'm trying to do cards out of my usual  comfort zone. The list of challenges I'm entering this card into are at the bottom of this post.

The little 'polaroid' frame comes from Lily pad cards for the current digital challenge. The cute little image I have put inside is from Heather Ellis another place I've found super cute digi images.
The card base is made from the papermaina kraft basics pad, I'm just loving this at the moment.

The 'say cheese' stamp is from a set that I have had for ages from cosmo cricket, I'm trying to use up all my old stash!

Lily Pad cards

Papersundaes= Shabby chic

Embellish blog challenge

I found this new blog that does challenges and thought I would give it a go it's called Embellish magazine. This type of card isn't really what I usually do but it was super quick.
Leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Yummy for your Tummy!

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Just a quick post with the card I made today.  For the list of challenges I'm entering it into please see the end of this post.

I have done something very different than I usually do colour wise, but the backing paper just fitted this gorgeous digi image again you guessed it from my latest digi stamp crush LORi! I keep discovering new places to get digi stamps, it is very dangerous for a crafting shopaholic I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about :)

I have added dimension to this card again, (one of my current favorite techniques) just to her head and hat. Using that fab silicone glue, I had always wondered what crafters used that for! I created the layers by printing the image several times and cutting and layering. Finally of course I used my copic ciao markers to colour her in.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Pollycraft Challenges = Embellishment bingo = Lace, Buttons, Flowers
Robins Fetish = Anything goes
Diva's by design = #2 One for the girls
Paper take Weekly= Pale Pretty pastels
ces challenges= 3 Embellishments (I choose lace, flowers, buttons)

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Howdy Partner!

Well I think I have my mojo back! (Yippeee!) The challenges I'm entering this into are listed at the bottom of the post.

I fell in love with this image from LORi Boyd the minute I saw him! She has so many gorgeous images I got 3 straight off I just know I'm going to keep going back for more, also she offers fantastic customer services.

I used some paper from my most recent stash another couple of paper pads that I just knew I had to have the minute I saw them. Firstly the kraft card stock with grid lines on it, its from Papermania called Kraft basic's 12x12 (not sure if this is available outside of the UK?) the other paper is from the stack I used the other day from My Minds Eye. Obviously I used my copics to colour the image.

Your comments mean a lot so please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

LORi Boyd = BLDC18 All about boy
Pennys Challenges = Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge blog = #40 Use a Digi
Ai Factory Challenges = Boys will be boys
Digi Stamps 4 Joy = #19 Boys Boys Boys
Do it with Digis Challenge = #8 For the Boys
Crafts and Me Challenges = Anything goes / Kraft

Image LORi Howdy
Papermania Kraft basics
My Minds Eye paper stack

100, 0, W-1, W-3, W-5, E00, E31, E33, E43, E47,
E50, E53, E77, B93, B95, B97, BG93
R46, R59, Y00, Y15, Y17


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Be mine

Well I decide after yesterdays post to stop feeling sorry for myself and to just get on and make something! The list of challenges I have made this for are listed at the end of the post.

This little image is from pink cat studios they have so many cute digi images and rubber stamps you should check it out. The backing paper is from a stack of papers I got made by 'my minds eye' great value for money from the range £7.99 for 36 sheets of 12'x12' paper! I'm also trying to use some of my neglected craft items, so I used my bloom dots embossing folder and old ribbon I've had for ages but not really used.

I'm not entirely happy with the end result of this card, but leave me a comment to let me know what you
think. Thanks for all your nice comments.

Paper take weekly = Bloom and grow
abc dt challenge = April showers bring May flowers
One stitch at a time = Anything goes

Edited to add: I have edited the picture using picasa 3 thanks to the post over on Mary J's blog brilliant software and its FREE!!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Bit of a slump :(

Hi all,

Sorry I have been missing a bit lately. I have been feeling in a bit of a design slump!
I entered a couple of cards into lots of challenges and didn't get anywhere with them :( so feeling a bit sorry for myself hence the design slump.

Also I have had a commission for 10 cards only thank you and congratulation cards but this is taking up all my free crafting time. (I like to make a box for them to keep them in too)

I will be back soon with another card, have been going crazy buying digi images. I swear its addictive! as if I needed another crafting item that was addictive and so easy to get hold of!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Lilypad colour throwdown

I re-entering this card into the challenge throwdown over at Lilypad.

This is one of those cards that I still really love when I look at it! The little monkey image is from Pollycraft and I really love him. I'm completely converted to digi images thanks to all the gorgeous images at pollycrafts.
Please let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Big Fun!

This little guy is fast becoming one of my favorites again he is from Polly Crafts. I have been such a busy crafter, this is my fourth post of the day. Sometimes you feel inspired and you just have to go with it!

Check out his glasses, I'm so pleased with how they turned out I used glossy accents to make them look like glass.

Inside card

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Pollycrafts= Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity=Anything goes
100, 0, W1, W3, W5, W7
B23, B24, B29, B93, B95, B97
E50, E51, E71, R37, R59
G94, G94

Anita's 3D clear gloss finish
Big fun stamp Holly Brooke Jones 
Fiskars Notepad border punch
Spellbinders die labels 1

Wedding acceptance

This little thank you card is actually a acceptance card for a wedding I have been invited to later on this year. I can find a stamp or rub on that says acceptance on it so I have to just put thank you on! if anyone knows were I can get something like this please leave a comment and let me know.

I kept it super simple and it is also quite small 3"x4". I really love how it turned out, I think the style would make a lovely simple wedding stationary. It was very easy and quick to make.

I used pearlised paper which I embossed with my floral fantasy cuttlebug embossing folder, and then stuck this onto thicker card stock so the embossing didn't show on the inside.  Stamped the thank you and popped a heart shaped bling on.
Sassy Studio Designs= Monochromatic color scheme

Lets Celebrate!

The image on this card is another one from some odd girl, I saw this image the first time on Mary J's blog and knew I had to use it on a card. Go and check her blog out she does some beautiful cards, she has real attention to detail.
The colours on this card are not the colours I would usually but I do like the way it turned out.

Daring card makers= By royal appointment (LOOK OUT FOR DT CALL)
Paper sundaes= #67 favorite hair colour combo
Sir Stampalot Challenge= Magical World

Image= Tia Princess Some odd girl
All papers from my stash

Copic ciao markers for hair
E00, E31, E33, E57

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Cute as a Button

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Here is little Chester again! If you've visited my blog before then you'll know I'm a huge fan of Chester he is a digi image from Polly craft. I just love him and have wanted to use this image for a while!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

The shabby tearoom= #60 sweet dreams colour challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenges= something beginning with 'C' well that could be Cute or Cup
Totally Gorjuss= 1, 2, 3 (1 Button, 2 die cut shapes the card and the label, 3 Flowers

Copic Ciao markers used:
0, 100, W1, W3, B60. B93, B95, B97
E31,E33, E57
Flowers = Hobbycraft
Image= Pollycraft
Spellbinders label 1 dies

Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Anniversary card

I made this card card for my sister and her husband's anniversary. The image is from some odd girl I have just discovered the fab digi images they have!

This is a super simple card for me, I usually always have lots more colour on them. But it just worked for this card.
Remeber if your taking part in the simon says stamps challenge you have to also take part in the blog hop by leaving a comment on all the DT blogs.
Let me know what you think.

Simon says stamp= anything goes