Sunday 27 February 2011

A touch of fantasy digi

Another digi tonight but this time a card which I will print out when I get home.  I have used a digi kit by Mel Lightbulb Moments called Chocolite and the image and sentiment are from Charmed Cards & Crafts.  For those who saw my layout involving the sea where I tried to have the sentiment cut into the background - I have now found a style for Photoshop CS4 that allows me to do this so I just had to use it for this card! lol

I would like to enter this digi card into the following challenges:
Sketch & Stash # 55 ~ Its all old stash that I havent used in ages.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Another digi layout

I have completed another digi layout tonight using a photo taken in Canterbury back in 2007 outside the theatre where we went to see Starlight Express (which was amazing!) My inspiration for this one is the sketch at Sketch Saturday but I have a feeling I may be to late to enter but I am still pleased with the result.  The papers are from a freebie kit called 'Bohemian' by Sweet Blossom Designs and the elements are from a kit called 'Numbers' again by Sweet Blossom Designs.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes # 57 ~ Use masculine colours

Friday 25 February 2011

A digi layout.

I've been playing around with photoshop this week and put together this little layout,I kept it simple but have used some layers on the photo, I was trying to get the sentiment (which is from Sentimental Sunday)  to look like it was carved out of the paper but not quite got it right then I wanted to have the effect of the photo printed on canvas which I think I acheived.  The wood effect background paper is a freebie from Far Away Hill and the other elements are from another freebie kit by AWP.  Hope you like it.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Sentimental Sunday # 43 ~ Be inspired (photo inspiration)

Thursday 24 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments ~ Spring

Ok this week over at Crafty Sentiments our theme is 'Spring' which is just round the corner (I hope!)  I'm starting to get fed up with the cold, dull and damp days we are having and its time we saw some sun and warmth so this week as I am actually away from my craft room I decided to put together a digi scrapbook page.  I found this photo which I took in my mums garden back in April 2009 and thought it would be a good starting point, next I used some digi ginham paper (available at the Crafty Sentiments Store) and I used digi stamp 'Flopsy with Flower' (available at the Crafty Sentiments Store) and stamped on the paper with it then isolated the flower and stamped with that in 2 sizes.  I also used the image on the label and coloured just the flower.  The ribbon, label and leaves are from digi kit Petticoat Lane by AWP and the flowers are from Shades of Happy by AWP.  So now its over to you guys, show us what you have to offer us for 'Spring', "Go on You know You want to!"

I would also like to enter this layout into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss # 68 ~ check it out
Totally Papercrafts # 54 ~ Do it with digis
Allsorts # 91 ~ Inspired by Nature

Thursday 17 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments ~ Lemon & Lilac

Here we are its Thursday so that must mean a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments and this week its a colour callenge LEMON & LILAC, a gorgeous colour combination as I am sure you will agree.  Well I have used one of the new digi stamps, Violet and coloured her with copics and I have also used the fence stamp both of these are available at the Crafty Sentiments Store.  The papers are DCWV Glitter Stack, some organza ribbon and a selection of flowers that I put together with an oversized brad.  I have also added a sentiment which is done with a Papermania embossing folder (only got them a few days ago!)  Well when I first saw this challenge I really wasnt sure as the colours are ones I normally use a lot of but I am pleased with how this turned out.  Remember to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments blog and you will see all the other wonderful work by the rest of the DT and hopefully that will inspire you to join us this week.  'Go on You know You want to!'

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Digital Tuesday # 98 ~ Use a die cut ~ nestie rectangle

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Creative Card Crew ~ Friendship with Phindy's

A great theme for the challenge this week at Creative Card Crew ~ Friendship.  Now I have ad s set of sentiments I won over at Sentimental Sundays but not actually got round to using yet but this sentiment I love!  I have used the sentiment as the main focus of my card, the papers I have used are from a digi kit by Raspberry Road Designs called 'Fitting Room' and I tried to go for a bit of a vintage feel to it with a modern twist being the sentiment.  The flower is made with the same paper as I used for the background and they are cut using a set of 3 dies that my friend Heather sent me for my birthday (Thanks Heather I love 'em) I scrunched the individual flowers up after cutting them out and then dabbed the ink pad over them added a little button tied with string and then decided to add a little bit of sparkle with some glitter.  The layout is inspired from one I saw in an old copy of Creativity magazine.  Hope you like it

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations # 99 ~ Palin & Simple
PaperTake Weekly ~ Putting on the Glitz
ABC Challenge ~ O is for Old Fashioned
All Sorts # 90 ~ Its all about the sentiment

Monday 14 February 2011

Anyone For Anya ~ Colour challenge with a valentine theme

This week over at Anyone for Anya they have a lovely photo as inspiration and my project is based around the colours and  the theme (valentine/love)  I have used paper from a digi kit called 'Fun Lovin' from Raspberry Road Designs which I cut out using a nestie, I have used Summer (wild sprout) from the Roll Call 1 collection and coloured her with copics and a little sakura stardust I then added a little kraft paper tag which I inked the edges of and added a handwritten sentiment.  I finished off with a little heart gem and then used it all at the top of a cello bag with some sweets in. 

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday # 98 ~ Lovin' from the oven ~ food themed
Fussy and Fancy Friday ~ Sweet Treats
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Spotlight ~ Plastic

Sunday 13 February 2011

Paper Sundaes ~ Pick your topping

The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is to use your choice of the toppings provided, you have to use at least 2 but can use all 4 if you want ~ well I managed 3 was going for the 4th but the pink didnt quite work so I had to settle for flowers, lace and distressing.  My paper is from Raspberry Road Designs (I think) it was in my scraps drawer and has been for some time!  The image is a stamp which was part of a win I had recently, the stamp is by Peachy Keen Stamps, I have used the feathering technique for colouring the main parts of the petals and face, the the darker rim of the petals I then softened by using the copic blender pen to lift some the colour.  The sentiment is a stamp from Papermania (see mum they will definately come in handy! lol) the lace has been in my stash for ages.  I raised the flower using foam pads and the cs was sanded and scraped and then the main card was inked around the edges.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 121 ~ A Stamped Flower
Our Creative Corner ~ Cut It Out ~ I cut out my stamped flower
Crafty Creations # 105 ~ Three Little Words

Saturday 12 February 2011

Totally Paper Crafts ~ Clean & Simple

Well I thought I would have a go at the Clean & Simple challenge this week over at Totally Paper Crafts and could visualise my card in my minds eye but it doesnt quite seem right now its completed.  I have used a stamp and sentiment from a Papertrey Ink stamp set that a very good friend gave me for my birthday recently and I love the stamps they are gorgeous and this is supposed to be her thank you card but not sure if I will send it yet!  Her cards are divine! lol  Anyway I stamped the image (its actuually two stamps the flourished circle and then the butterfly circle within it) with versamark ink and then used Ranger Perfect Pearls blue patina so colour the images and give them a real shine (this doesnt show in the pic but if I took the pic with flash there was to much glare! lol) and I did the same with the sentiment.  I then punched along the bottom of the card and threaded ribbon through and finished it off with a (bunny ears) bow (the above said friend showed me how to do those too!)

I  would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Paper Cutz # 78 ~ use a stamped/digi/cricut image of ladybug, bee or butterfly
Paper Sundaes # 55 ~ 2 or more images

Thursday 10 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments ~ Valentine/Love

Well here we are its Thursday again, wow where does the week go?  and now Valentines days is almost upon us so what better theme this week over at Crafty Sentiments than Valentines/Love.  I have used one of the new digi images this little beauty is called Vicky and she is great to colour in, I used copics!  My papers are also from the Crafty Sentiments store and from the paper pack called Love and Romance set 1, I used a nestie type die for the shape and the sentiment is from the Valentine bundle of sentiments again available at the Crafty Sentiments store, the selection of flowers are from my stash.  You should pop by the other DTs blogs they have produced some stunning inspiration for you and I just know that you are going to want to take part in the challenge this week!

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges # 73 ~ Valentines
Stampin' for the weekend # 3 ~ St Valentines Day
A Spoon Full Of Sugar # 138 ~ Lets See Some Love
Pear Tree Designs # 35 ~ Free For All
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge and play along with us.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Totally Gorjuss ~ Sketch

The challenge this week over at Totally Gorjuss is a sketch and here is my take on it.  I have used a new digi image which is available over at the Crafty Sentiments Store, she is called Vicky and I have coloured her using copics.  My papers are MME Wild Asparagus and then I have added a selection of flowers from my stash and some cute little wooden heart buttons.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ February Digi Day
Tuesday Throwdown # 35 ~ Buttons
OSAAT # 48 ~ Do It With A Digi
PaperTake Weekly ~ Take a Heart ~ something heart shaped


Monday 7 February 2011

Dotties World Challenge - Valentine

Whoo hoo a Dotties World challenge!  This time its a Valentines card so definately thought it was time Dottie & George made an appearance!  Rockin' the world with their love! I have used one of the wonderful pre-coloured images from the Rock 'n' Roll collection available at Charmed Cards and Crafts.  The paper is papermania and is from my early days of card making, still have a few oddments of the stack left!  have used nesties for cutting out and matting, the mats are red metalic paper, the sentiment I did on my computer and then finished the card off with a few Prima Tiny Tots flowers.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers # 39 ~ Hearts
Cupcake Crafts # 128 ~ Seeing Red
All Sorts # 89 ~ It Must Be Love, Love, Love
Sentimental Sundays #41 ~ Valentines Day


Sunday 6 February 2011

Our Creative Corner ~ Branch Out

When I came across the challenge this week at Our Creative Corner which was to use a tree on your card and keep it Clean & Simple.  I knew immediately what image I wanted to use.  The tree is an embossing folder by Bringin Crafts-Too You and I used some DCWA cs then sanded it.  My Sentiment is a freebie from Sentimental Sundays from a while back which I matted on some forgotten metallic paper (lol) then I added some little pearls and the background paper is from a freebie kit from Raspberry Road Designs.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #25 ~ The World is Our Oyster ~ want to see pearls
Crafty Catz #68 ~Tartan/Plaid


Friday 4 February 2011

Celebrate Asia with Sentimental Sundays

Fantastic challenge over at Sentimental Sundays this week which is to Celebrate Asia as it is Chinese New Year this week, didnt think I'd be taking part as dont really have any oriental stuff til I remembered the Joanna Sheen Oriental Dreams cd that I have in my stash and hey presto a card was born! I used one of the garden designs and added cs and various flowers from my stash, the sentiment is also from the cd as is 'Love'

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
OSAAT #47 ~ Lucky picture inspiration ~ I was inspired by the colours in the picture
Creative Inspirations # 97 ~ Sketch
PaperTake Weekly ~ Anything Goes + Flowers


Thursday 3 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ A Bear on a Card

Thursday is here again and that means challenge time at Crafty Sentiments and this week I'm sure you're gonna love playin' along we want to see a BEAR on your projects and dont forget there are loads of wonderful bears available at the Crafty Sentiments Store

Well I used the adorable Patches from the recently released A5 stamp set and for this card I really wanted to try something I had seen somewhere while I was blog hopping but unfortunately I cant remember where I saw it but someone was saying how they liked stamping  white on Kraft.  Now my white ink has just about dried out so I had to improvise! lol  I found some Kraft couloured ridged card that I bought a very long time ago so that was my starting point and after failing to be able to stamp on it I opted to stamp in brown on white but keep Patches fairly white and use the Kraftas emphasis on the card, I also embossed the white card, added some white brads and the sentiment is part of the Digi Valentine Sentiments available at the Crafty Sentiments Store which I recoloured to Kraft colour and then added a little button.  Well thats my card, I hope you like it but please pop over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the amazing DTs work, it is awesome.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorgeous # 65 ~ As You Like It ~ I like trying different things and I love my Crafty Sentiments stamps
Fussy and Fancy Friday Week 29 ~ Valentine with no red or pink
Crafty Hos' ~ No designer paper