Sunday 28 November 2010

Totally Gorjuss #58 ~ Oh Christmas Tree

This was a very quick card to make and I think I shall be making more like this with slight differences.  Papers used are papermania and MME Wonderful Winter with glitter, some self adhesive ribbon (had for absolutely ages) and the image is actually a freebie glue image that I had on a magazine probably a couple of years ago now that I never got round to using so decided today was the day and then I used a deep red glitter to echo some of the red trees on the background.  This card was made for the challenge this week over at Totally Gorjuss where the theme is Trees.  

I would also like to enter this into the following challenge:

Look what the Postie bought

Much to OH's disappointment the Postman delivered me a parcel! and on his birthday too!lol!  It was a parcel from America from Cat of Cats Craftivity Corner.  I entered the challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge and they had loads of candy available on a blog hop and I won the candy on Cats blog.  It really is some totally awesome crafting goodies and I spent yesterday afternoon stroking it and you can expect to see some of it on my projects real soon.  So huge THANKS to Cat, love it all. 

Now feast your eyes!

Awesome huh?

Birhtday card for the OH

This is a card I made for my OH Ade, whose birthday was yesterday.  I have used a fab image that was a freebie a while ago from Pollycraft Designs, he is just so cute and I coloured him up using copics.  The sentiment is TGF from the Spotlight Set and I added the big brad to the a in happiest to make it hoppiest!, paper is papermania and the little blue flowers are from my stash then I punched out a couple of flower pots and finally added a little green worm brad from my stash.   

I didnt make this card for any specific challenges but have since found that it fits with the following challenges - yipee!:
Pear Tree Designs #27 ~ Colourful
A Spoon Full Of Sugar #131 ~ Anything Goes
Fab & Funky Challenges #50 ~ Go with the flow
Paper Cutz #69 ~ Anything Goes

Thursday 25 November 2010

Crafty Sentiments #45 ~ Christmas

Wow Thursday is here again and it seems to be coming round quicker and quicker as the weeks fly past towards Christmas so what better challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments than 'Christmas'!  There really are some great images available over at the Crafty Sentiments Store, there are rubber stamps and digi stamps, oh and dont forget the papers and new round sentiments so go check it all out but just before you do I'll show you my card ...

I have used a digi image of the 'Snow Family' and added a touch of colour using my sakura stardust pens, the icicles are a recent purchase and it is a die by (I think) Creatables, I have cut them out of sparkly silver card, a few tiny snowflakes punched out of plain silver mirricard, background paper is papermania and the ribbon is from my stash.  Hope you like it and now its over to you ... head on over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog, check out the awesome work by the other DT ladies and then join in with us .. 'Go on You know You want to!'

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #107 ~ Snow People
Paper Cutz #68 ~ Christmas with lots of bling (its really sparkly IRL doesnt show so well in the pic)
Totally Papercrafts #43 ~ Snow & Snowflakes
Totally Gorjuss #57 ~ not so traditional

Saturday 20 November 2010

OSAAT #39 ~ Your favourite colour

Ok so this week the challenge over at OSAAT was to use your favourite colour, so I did, purple!  I also used an image by Card Mad Fairy that I won a little while ago at OSAAT.  I coloured the image with my copics and added some glitter glue, the paper is Papermania (one of their christmas packs from a couple of years ago I think) the largeer flowers were cut using a floral punch and then the floral shape and embosser punch, to the centre I added some flowers from my stash and some glitter glue and finished off with a peeloff sentimet.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ with Thanks
The Crazy Challenge #41 ~ Thank you or Thanks Giving
Creative Card Crew ~ Lets Give Thanks


Dotties World ~ Anything Goes ~ RED

Another fabulous challenge over at Dotties World, and you dont have to use a charmed digi stamp but if you do you can enter twice.  So I decided to use a cute little image from the Sugar & Spice collection.  I used a pre coloured one and then changed the colour of her dress using wc pencils to suit the theme of RED and to match with the background paper which is from my scrap drawer and I dont know what make it is, sorry.  I have teamed the image up with a fab freebie sentiment from Sentimental Sundays.  The flowers are from my stash I actually got the red ones on a long stem from Wilkinsons and then I took them apart!, leaves are a punch and the card candy I changed to black using my trust copics!  When I first laid this card out I had the image and sentiment straight (last night) and then this morning after I had moved a couple of bits around on my desk I discovered the image and sentiment had moved on the card and I actually preferred them this way! just as well I was too tired last night to stick them down lol

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Sentimental Sundays #29 ~ Childhood

Friday 19 November 2010

Anyone For Anya ~ Vintage White

Well I had to ponder on this card for a while before it came together, but it got there!  It is for the challenge over at Anyone For Anya this week which is Vintage White, which I hope I have managed to acheive.  The image is TGF Camille who is coloured with copics.  CS is coredinations the music paper I think is Joanna Sheen and I'm not sure about the other paper (I've had it a while!) flowers, brads and ribbon from my stash.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mad For Markers Monthly Challenges ~ Non traditional colours Chrsitmas Card

Thursday 18 November 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 44 ~ Red & Black

This week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog we have a colour challenge for you of RED & BLACK.  For my card I dug out some papermania paper from way back for the base then I used some red hollographic card for the mat.  My image is Pat In Summer and I gave her a party feeling by adding glitter to her top and shoes and by giving her a 2tone hair colour.  The sentiment is a silver peeloff which I coloured red and then I added a gold peeloff to the edge of the circle, the ribbon is self adhesive which I have had for a couple of years and then I finsihed off with some red and black flowers that I bought at Creative Stitches.

Now dont forget to check out what my other team mates have been up to this week, you wont be disappointed and then why not join us in the challenge, pop over and check it out and check out the fabulous prize that is on offer too,  'Go on You know You want to!'

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ November Digi Day ~ my image of Pat is a digi stamp.

Wednesday 17 November 2010

My latest digi lo

This lo has been done for the challenges over at the Scrap That Idea forum, I missed the last one and have very nearly missed this one too!  Vicki gave us all a fabulous kit called Spice Of Life and we had to use more than 1 photo, practice clustering and use the alpha that comes with the kit in some way.  The kit is so gorgeous and bright and full of wonderful elements so I enjoyed putting this one together tho my clustering skills still need more practice!  The pictures are off course of DD Ria and she was climbing one of her favourite trees at Cobham Hall.  TFL

Friday 12 November 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #84

Over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week the idea is to take our inspiration from one of the DT cards, now this wasnt easy as there are plenty of great cards to take inspiration from so in the end I opted for the sketch provided by Cheri.  I rotated the sketch for my card because it suited my image to do that.  The cs is coredinations (3 shades of pink even though it almost looks red in the pink it is actually a deep pink colour!) I embossed 2 pieces using a fiskar texture plate, the pink organza ribbon and brads are all from my stash.  The image is a Lilli of the Valley stamp 'Lineart Snowman' which I won back last year.  I stamped it with versamark ink and then used irridescent mica pigment to 'colour' it and then added a little peeloff sentiment to finish the card off.  Hope you like it.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #38 ~ Winter Wonderland
Creative Inspirations #86 ~ Pink Christmas
A Spoon Full Of Sugar #129 ~ Snow/snowflakes
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Spotlight Dry Embossing

Thursday 11 November 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 43 ~ Rememberance Day/Red Flowers/Poppies

Yay! here we are again, its Thursday and that means a  new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs  This week we are asking for cards that reflect Rememberance Day so that includes red flowers/poppies and such like.  For my card this week I have used Christmas Amy from the recent release, coloured with copics.  The paper is MME Wild Asparagus, the poppy field image is a Papermania stamp from their botanicals range again coloured with copics then I added the sentiment from the same range along with some flowers from my stash and little shiny red dots.  Hope you like it and you really should stop by and check out the rest of DT amazing work and then join in with us this week for the challenge, 'Go on You know You want to!'

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Totally Gorjuss #55 ~ a sketch

Sunday 7 November 2010

Bonfire Night Digi lo

Well I actually made this lo for the Bonfire NIght Challenge over at Pear Tree Desigins but I hadnt realised their challenge closed at 4pm Doh! Still its a lo I wanted to do anyway so no problem.  I have used elements from various digi kits by designers over at Scrap That Idea.  The paper is just a black background and then I used a photoshop daily brush for the stardurst on it.  I took loads of photos on Friday night but alot werent as good as I would have liked so I used some of the best ones here, also got some pics of the fire itself but not sure of the best way to scrap them yet so they will come along at a later date.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday 6 November 2010

Anyone For Anya ~ A Sketch

Gosh its been a busy week this week and not much crafting time but I've managed to complete a card for the Anyone Fo Anya challenge this week which is a great sketch.  I have used Flirty Anya coloured with copics.  My papers are K&Co Addison, I've used a peeloff sentiment and the flowers are from my stash and I've added a little glitz to them with some Sakura stardust.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #27 ~ Birthdays
Crafty Catz #57 ~ Spots and stripes (spots are on Anyas dress!)
2 Sisters #12 ~ Birthday
Challenge Up Your Life #31 ~ Blue & Green

Thursday 4 November 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 42 ~ Make a gift

Hello again, well its Thursday so that means its a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and with Christmas just around the corner what better challenge than to make a gift!  This certainly took a bit of thinking and in the end I decided on a calendar.  The actual calendar pages I did by doing a table in 'word' then printed them out onto white cs leaving a space for adding some decoration.  I thought it would be a good way of using up my scraps and also for using different images, techniques and embellishments.  (I have to admit I havent finished decorating all the individual pages but have got as far as April!) The stand and front cover are made from mountboard (free!!!) which I have covered and its all put together with my trusty Bind It All.  I have used Christams Amy for the front cover coloured with copics, she is sitting there waiting to see what the coming year has to offer!  It has been great fun to work out and put together and not sure who is going to receive it as a giftbut having done one I would certainly do another but possibly a little smaller and maybe digitally decorated to - you never know, watch this space! lol

So thats the front cover and a side view and now for a couple of the pages where I have used Crafty Sentiments Design images.  January uses Daisy coloured in with copics and sakura stardust, paper is papermania and the text is using a sizzlits die.  Then April uses Flopsy in the rain, again coloured with copics and some stardust mounted onto silver mirriboard which has been embossed with a fiskar texture plate of raindrops.  Sometimes when the light catches it right you get a rainbow effect in the mirriboard! Dont forget all the  images are available from the Crafty Sentiments Design Store.

So what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and join in this weeks fun challenge, all the details are there including the fabulous prize that is up for grabs this week.  'Go on You know You want to!' and while you are at it leave some love for the other ladies of the DT as they have worked their magic and provided some amazing inspiration for you all again this week.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mad For Markers Challenges ~ Anything but a card using your copics
Incy Wincy Designs #66 ~ Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenges ~ Anything Goes & Blog Hop