Monday 30 November 2009

3 challenges in 1 card

This card fits with 3 challenges - Stamp Something - Thank you somethings, Spoon Full of Sugar - brown + pink or blue and Cute Card Thursday - snips, snails and puppy dog tails. The image is form the new collection by Lousie called Boy Oh Boy and is available over at Charmed Cards & Crafts, coloured with copics, plenty of brown and blue used, paper is one of the very few remnants I have left from my Cosmopoliton by making memories, buttons, bloom, ribbon and peeloff from my stash. TFL

Saturday 28 November 2009

Dotties World - Gingerbread house

Ok the challenge at Dotties World this week was to take our inspiration from Gingerbread houses. Now unfortunately I havent had as much crafting time as I would have liked this week but I have just managed to get my card made. I have used Dottie & George carol singing from the bumper christmas collection, coloured with copics and sakura glaze and stardust for Dotties boots. I embossed the brown cs with a BIgShot embossing plate and then used My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter papers to decorate. The roof has been made by layering strips of the paper that have been cut using an extended cuts die from sizzix. TFL and I only just made it! lol

Anya Ink #8 vintage style & MTTC very vintage

Well this is for the challenge over at Anya Ink but I just missed out on the time thingy! but its also for the very vintage challenge at MTTC and I'm early for that one! Image is a Miss Anya from the dressy collection the paper is K&Co classis k Bailey with some parchment paper, image coloured using copics and edges inked, paperlace, buttons and blooms from my stash, right now I'm off to try and finish another card before the new challenge goes up. TFL

Friday 27 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #78

Loved the sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week and chose to make an anniversary card for my other half using it and a wonderful digi image from the Dottie & George Love & Marriage collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts. Image was coloured with copics and the papers are My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow, the silver card and ribbon are from my stash and the sentiment is with the emage but I just had to tweek them a little to suit. I cant believe we have now been together for 25 years! Thanks for looking and it bought a smile to his face this morning, we are going out for a meal tonight to celebrate.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #29 & PTW - Christmas crackers

This week I decided it was time to join in with the Pollycraft Monday challenge as I have been quietly collecting the friday freebies and this week I have used a few of them in my crafting so I thought why not. This weeks theme is Wonderful Christmas Time so I used the wonderful Santa image which I coloured with copics, papers are My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter, the sentiment is from the Dottie & George Bumper christmas collection available at Charmed Cards & Crafts and the leaves were in my stash. This is also for the PaperTake Weekly challenge which is Christmas crackers. TFL Hope to get some crafting done tomorrow as we are having a power outage for the day so cant do the hw - what a shame! lol

Saturday 21 November 2009

SFOS - babys first christmas/preschooler & Friday Sketchers #79

wow my 3rd card today and this time I have combined the challenge from Spoon Full of Sugar which was to make something for a babys first christmas or preschooler with the sketch over at Friday Sketchers. My image is another fab Friday Freebie from Tales from Pollycraft, he is such a cutie, coloured with copics and sakura glitter, glaze and metallics, papers are papermania from last year, ribbon, gems, thread and bells from my stash. TFL

PaperTake Weekly - Sketch #28

Well this card that I am using for the PTW challenge started off rather wrong! The fabulous image is another from the Tales of Pollycraft Blog (a Friday freebie) and is called Bronson & Beaker, it such a cute image I coloured with copics starting with the blues then wasnt sure what colour to use next and didnt want red or green so decided on orange and was pleased with the result til I realised they werent really christmas colours and then I panicked about what papers I would be able to use, so after a hunt thru my papers I found this pp which was sent to me and thankfully the rest just fell into place and I am actually really pleased with the end result. I also added some stickles and glitz it glue (well you cant not can you?! lol) Anyway hope you like it too. TFL

Dotties World - red, black & white

Great challenge over at Dotties World and gorgeous DT work (as always!) My background paper is some I had sent to me and it is glittered, the mats are cut with a nestie out of red shiny card and black card, the black card has been embossed with a fiskars snowflake plate (but it doesnt really show in the pics) I have used the gorgeous christmas pixie image coloured with copics and then added flowersoft too. The sentiment is from the Dottie & George Bumper Christmas collection cut out with a nestie then a circle of the red card added and a white brad. Kept the design simple as I wanted the colours to do the 'talking'. TFL

Friday 20 November 2009

Sketch Saturday #77

Fantastic sketch over at Sketch Saturday just a shame I didnt get the chance to play earlier but I think this is a sketch that will be very handy. My card uses the beautiful digi stamp freebie from Tales from Pollycraft blog called Cherry Kisses Snowball, coloured with copics and some frosted lace stickles added. The sentiment circles are from the Dottie & George Bumper Christmas Collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts which I have recoloured in PSE5, the papers are My Minds Eye - Wonderful Winter and the gems are from my stash. TFL

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Stamp Something - Sketch & SCSC #58 - 4 Seasons

I've combined another 2 challenges for this card, this time its the fabulous sketch over at Stamp Something and the theme over at SCSC is 4 Seasons and you can use 1 or all 4. Well I opted for 1 and went with winter and got me another Christmas card made!. The Stamp is Anitas from one of last years christmas collections, have coloured the image with copics, the papers are MyMinds Eye Wonderful Winter (again! lol must look out some of my other christmas papers!) then I've added some snowflake brads and sparkly bits from my stash. TFL

Monday 16 November 2009

CCT - glitter Me Silly & Friday Sketchers #78

I have combined the Glitter Me Silly challenge from CCT with the sketch from Friday Sketchers this week. The image is one I won in some blog candy and is coloured with copics and sakura glitter for the star, wings and a bit in his hair too, the papers are all from My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter glittered papers, the peeloff bells have been coloured with copics and sakura glitter pens. The image one mat have both been raised with foam pads. It is quite glittery irl but the photo doesnt really show it up sorry. TFL

Saturday 14 November 2009

Dotties World Challenge - Around the World & Sketch & Stash 23

This week over at Dotties World the challenge is to add something foreign well this got me thinking and then I remembered this christmas text paper in a digi kit called Love & Joy by Stolen Moments so I used that for my base and thought Santas Pretty Helper from the Charming Christmas collection would work well, I wanted to add texture to the green panel and while I was looking thru my embossing folders found the snowy scene one then I just added some ribbon from my stash, inked the edges of the image and added frosted lace stickles to all the 'fluffy' bits, and my card is based on the sketch over at Sketch & Stash and for this challenge the image has to be my newest bit of stash as all the rest has been in my possession for ages! TFL

2 challenges but not a card

The challenge this week over at MTTC was to have a tag somewhere on your project and mine are the dogtags in the top left corner, and over at PaperTake Weekly the challenge was to include something digi and my whole p0roject is a digi layout. The layout is inspired by the poem which my dd Ria has written for a piece of english homework. The papers and elements are from a kit called Remember by Lilybelle and was a freebie collection from 2007. If you click on the picture you should get a version big enough to read the poem. TFL

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Cute Card Thursday #85 Primary Colours

Fabby challenge over at Cute Card Thursday to use Primary Colours, I have used my Annie with teddy stamp from Charmed Cards & Crafts, coloured with copics and cut out with a nestie, the card actually has a slight blueish tinge to it as I have used a piece of varieated blue cs. The paper is papermania from way back! the buttons, gems and flowers are all from my stash. TFL

Sunday 8 November 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #6 Blue & Orange & PTW sketch #27

2 great challenges this week meant I have combined them into 1 card. Anya Ink this week was a colour combo challenge of blue and orange and PTW was a sketch. I have used a Miss Anya from the dressy collection and coloured her with copics and sakura glitter, the cs is coredinations glitterand ordinary andthe paper is papermania, flowers and brad from my stash. TFL

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #76 - a sketch

Really enjoyed the sketch this week over at Spoon Full of Sugar. I used my Daisy Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with copics then mounted her on a scalloped circle of whitewashed coredinations cs which I then embossed and lightly sanded, the papers are Papermania Blueberry Hill then I cut out the corner roses mounted them on card then on foam pads. I also added some Glitz It glitter glue to the roses and leaves and then final piece was a proverb from my box of Proverbs to Go from K&Co. TFL

Saturday 7 November 2009

A 3 in 1 card

Ok, this card is for the challenges at Dotties World - Feathers, Sketch & Stash #22 and MTTC #84 So many scallops and for this card I have used Ellie from the Animal Magic collection from Charmed Cards & Crafts coloured with copics and a tiny bit of sakura glitter, then I added the tip of a feather to her headress, scalloped nestie rectangles and the 'awesome' papers were very kidly sent to me by my good bloggin' friend Sammi, my new stash is the little purple self adhesive papermania stones. TFL

Friday 6 November 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #5 Paper Tole & ABC G is for Green

When I started this card for the challenge over at Anya Ink I hadnt realised that it would fit the challenge over at ABC too (it wasnt intentional!lol) Anyway the image has been paper pieced, coloured with copics and paper toled too, the papers are all from the Papermania Secret Garden collection which I picked up at the show for only £1 the gems are Papermania tooand then I added a little peeloff sentiment, I didnt add too much to this as I really liked the pattern of the green background paper. TFL x

Thursday 5 November 2009

Friday Sketchers #76

Struggled a bit with this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers and ended up leaving off the tag and angling my image instead and in the end am quite pleased with the card overall. The image is Onion from the Christmas Daisy & Dandelion range coloured with copics, the papers are all My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter with edges inked in bronze and I added some organza ribbon in palest pink and blue after using my ribbon punch. TFL

Monday 2 November 2009

PTW - Spots/Stripes

The challenge this week at PaperTake Weekly is Spots/Stripes and you can both or either so I went with both. This card is actually for my manager who has now worked at our unit for 20 years (I've been there 15 of 'em!) so this is for the staff and residents to sign and they are going to give it to her bonfire night coz they are having a party. I have used Doodlebug papers, the spotty one is glittered, the images are all from the Daisy & Dandelion range and I used the masking technique (I only tried this recently but I think I like it!), coloured with copics then added some glitz it glitter glue to the flowers for some extra sparkle. TFL x

Spoon Full of Sugar challenge #75 Kitchen/cooking & Stamp Something - Cute and Fuzzy

Well noit sure how much crafting time I'm gonna be able to fit in this week so I've combined the challenge at Spoon Full Of Sugar - Kitchen/Cooking with the Stamp Something Challenge of Cute and Fuzzy. The image is the super cute Scruff with his turkey! part of the Charming Christmas Collection from Charmed Cards and Crafts, I used the pre coloured image and have decopaged the turkey and Scruffs head then added glitz it glitter glue for some added sparkle, the papers are My MInds Eye - Wonderful Winter glittered papaers and I have also dug out my fastenator to add a little tree and some holly, I love these 'staples' but struggle to get them positioned correctly! but thought it was time to try again! lol, the ribbon is some self adhesive ribbon which has been in my stash for ages. TFL right off to sort my freezer out hopefully I'll be back later once my hands have thawed out!lol x