Sunday, 8 June 2008
Saturday, 7 June 2008
A close up view of the button and beads detail. Beads are threaded onto a small safety pin and attached to the button centre of the flower.
This first card is for the 'Wildlife' challenge over on Stamp Something. The image is from Penny Black. Not sure what the papers are... I've already used the bits with the name on, so can't identify these scraps.
This next card was made using one of the papers in the 'It's a Spring Thing' digital kit by Kay Miller, and fits in with the challenge over on Scrummy Stash Cafe . This week the theme is 'layers' I've printed one of the background papers and then layered some of the flowers. Then added doodled dots and bling rhinestones... yummmm. The stamped sentiment is from Daisy Bucket.
'Die cuts' are this weeks challenge over on Papertake. I've used my circle nestabilities to create the scallop circle and then just sat the coloured Tilda image on it. Paper is from K&Co, bought ages ago and just found it! The patterned corner punch was bought in November and only just started to used it.
The challenge over on My time to craft this week is 'Brads and Eyelets'. I don't have that many eyelets but brads are a totally different thing! I've attached 3 brads in the centre of the pale blue flowers. Papers are from the 'Squadron' range from Kaiser Crafts.
Well, I've made a christmas card. Cute Card Thursday has 'Christmas' as their theme this week. I did make this card a while ago, but never uploaded it. Papers... not totally sure.. Image is from Pink Petticoat, Christmas sentiment stamp is from Stamps Away.
Monday, 26 May 2008
This gorgeous blue and brown tilda is for the new challenge over on Tilda and Co. It's 'tearing' and I'm all for that! The paper I've used is my new Dream Street - 'Something Blue'. Sentiment is a Pebbles rub on.
I've had this Penny Black image for a while and wondered what card it would suit. Saw the challenge over on Theme Thursday - 'Transportation' and thought it would qualify (even if only verrrry loosely)!
Coloured lightly with watercolour pencils.
The challenge over on Scrummy Stash Cafe is 'Weddings'. I've used the hearts embossing folder in my cuttlebug and the image is a clear woodware stamp.
Sunday, 27 April 2008
This card is for the challenge over on Mojo Monday. Image is from Pink Petticoat, Jewels are from Kaiser.
The 2nd card another sketch challenge over on Papertake. This image was very kindly sent to me by a friend.. it's a Hanglar & Stanglar, just gorgeous.
This next card is another sketch, this time on Ismaki. Image is another of my gift Hanglar & Stanglar. I just love the idea of a bright pink dinosaur!!
Saturday, 26 April 2008
Thursday, 24 April 2008
I chose bright, girly pink as my other colour. The image and background paper are from Pink Petticoat I just love the glamourous undies in the 'Cheekies' set! The undies are coated with pale pink glitter glue so they really sparkle! Diamantes by Kaiser Craft, huge flower from my stash and the happy birthday greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.
I really like these sketches from My Paper World, there is so much you can do with them.
For this card I have used an image and background paper from Pink Petticoat. I've coloured the handbag and just a few flowers on the background paper. The sparkly diamantes are by Kaiser Craft, flowers, spacer beads and brads are from my stash. The greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.
Friday, 18 April 2008
The cute dinosaur is from a set by Woodware called 'Dino Friends'. The background paper is by K&Co from the Small Wonders Boy range. I stamped some extra balloons which are mounted on foam pads. The strings are doodled lines and I have used rubons for the Happy Birthday greeting. The green ribbon brads are from Poppicrafts.
Friday, 11 April 2008
I used a cute little bird stamp by Imaginisce, coloured with watercolour pencils then added a doodle border with a black pen. The patterned paper mat is also by Imaginisce, I used a wavy blade on my paper trimmer to edge the plain pink cardstock.
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
I've used the Sk8ter Boy stamp by Sugar Nellie, coloured with watercolour pencils. The papers are from the 'Extreme Boy' range by Junkitz. I added some star brads to match the stars on the skateboard and the greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Although this card is simple, it was so hard just to keep to the 5 x 5 cm rule! I stamped a Magnolia baby carriage, added a little colour and cut it out. It's mounted on a blue scalloped square mat which measures exactly 5 x 5 cms! The small sentiment stamp is by Daisy Bucket.
I used a Versafine inkpad to stamp the Magnolia tree onto the shrink plastic. It's a big stamp so I wasn't sure how much it would shrink down to or how well the details would show! I coloured the image with pencils and added a doodle border with a black permanent pen. The colours really intensified when I shrank the image and I was pleased that you can still see the details on the bark and leaves. I kept the card design really simple, just a scoreline on the front panel to open the card and two holes punched for the ribbon tie. The sentiment is a rubon by pebbles Inc.
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
I love the Tilda's cat stamp, so cute! I watercoloured Tilda and her cat before cutting them out and mounting them onto the card on foam pads. The sentiment stamps are from a See-D's set and I added some buttons tied through with ribbon and some Prima leaves.
Friday, 28 March 2008
'Make something that includes chocolate! Chocolate coloured paper, ribbons, flowers, chocolate smelling embossing powder. A chocolate cake perhaps! The only other condition is that it HAS to include only one other colour (oh ok I'll let you have white too then lol)'
I chose aqua blue to go with the chocolate coloured cardstock. The image is a Magnolia stamp, coloured with Supracolour Soft watercolour pencils. The sentiment is created from brown alphabet rubons, the ribbon, flowers and brad are from my stash. The patterned paper is from the K&Co Bailey mat pad.
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
The background papers are from the Belle range, by Amy Butler for K & Co. The image is from Pink Petticoat and the bath bubbles are smothered in sparkly Stickles!! I also added some diamante sparkle to the flower centres. I love this girly card :)
The patterned paper is 'Weak in The Knees' by Imaginisce and I have used a Magnolia stamp for the image. Flowers, ribbon and brads from my stash - the 'congratulations' rub on is by Pebbles Inc.
As I am trying to make a few Christmas cards each month, I thought I'd use the sketch for this card. The image is from Pink Petticoat, coloured with watercolour pencils - the papers are by Imaginisce. I used a round greetings stamp by Stamps Away and added some sparkle with Stickles glitter glue. This was a super sketch to work with, I'll definitely be using it again!
Sunday, 23 March 2008
The challenge on ArtyGirls is doodling. I can only doodle in straight lines... nothing fancy, unless the fancy is already there! Papers - K&Co Amy Butler, sentiment stamp - woodware mixed greetings and image - Pink Petticoat.
The paper I used was one of my new Imaginisce "go for Baroque" (blue blooded) and for the texture part I just ripped it. I used a white Uniball Signo pen to outline a flower and the white sentiment is a rub on. Image is yet another from Pink Petticoat ( I just love them)!
Saturday, 22 March 2008
I was browsing the net yesterday and Pink Petticoat had some new graphics, Garden Bugs... and one was this gorgeous cute worm. I fell in love instantly! So this card is for the challenge over on Cute Card Thursday "all creatures great and small". I've used K&Co McKenna papers, nestabilities and the semtiment stamp is from the woodware mixed greetings set.
This weeks challenge over on Papertake is "Weather with you" , as it was lashing down with rain... I chose this fab image from Pink Petticoat "Lola Rose". Papers are K&Co McKenna.
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Now for the challenge over on Arty Girls, "Stars", I was a bit stumped. I have a serious lack of anything starry in my stash. I've even had all my christmas bits out to see what was in there! So.... in the end I had to settle on using paper with "starbursts" on. I know it's a bit of a loose link to the theme, but it does still work. Paper is Sugar Plum by Collage Press. Image is again from Pink Petticoat "Just for ewe" set.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
I've used one of the new Little Cotton Rabbit stamps by Sugar Nellie, available from Funky Kits. The background paper is from the 'Small Wonders Girl' range by Brenda Walton (K & Co). I used the 'Swiss Dots' Cuttlebug embossing folder on the lilac card and a small piece of pink Bazzill Bling cardstock to mount the stamped image. Ribbon brads are from Poppicrafts, the flowers and greeting rubon are from my stash.
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
For this card I used papers from the K & Co McKenna range. I stamped Edwin and his dog (both Magnolia stamps), watercoloured them before cutting out and mounted them on foam pads. The tag is from the 'General Tags' set by Stamps Away.
As the foam is red I decided to go with a black and white theme for the rest of the card. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut the foam flowers and attached them with silver spacer beads and brads. The stems are hand drawn. The photo doesn't show it to well, but the three small flower images are actually loops of black grosgrain ribbon to which I have added flower rubons. The greeting is also a rubon.
I've used the wedding car stamp from the 'Wedding' set of clear stamps by Woodware. The card is gatefold and I added a strip of brown card to take the stamped image. Before I assembled the card, I ran the white card through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder to add some texture. The image has been watercoloured and is mounted on foam pads.
Sunday, 9 March 2008
For this card I used a clear stamp from funkyfairies papercrafts, I have several of their stamps and they are so nice. I watercoloured the flower petals then cut around the edges and raised the squares on foam pads. The greeting is also stamped and I finished off the card with some ombre ribbon and a bow.
Monday, 3 March 2008
I was a bit concerned that I wouldn't be able to take part this week as I don't have any other feminine image stamps... but then I remembered these vintage slide transparencies. I used a brad to secure them to cream card so that the images showed up clearly. They are mounted onto a piece of fibrous fabric from my altering box and then onto the tag, which was stamped with a lace background stamp using pale beige ink. Sadly, the lace background doesn't show up too well in the photo.
This was a totally different style of card for me and I really enjoyed the challenge!
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
I've been itching to use my new Magnolia 'Rainy Edwin' stamp since he arrived last week. I mounted the coloured image on top of the blue mat with foam pads, the three tiny buttons are brads by MM (I think? - I threw the packaging away). The centre of the large silk flower is a circle of card, raised up on foam pads and I used a Minimarks rubon in the centre of the large white brad.
I used the Sporty Edwin stamp by Magnolia, but cut off the studs on his football boots. Instead of holding a ball, Edwin is now holding a cupcake! The chipboard numbers are painted with pearlescent paint and grunged up with brown paint. The sentiment is a Pebble Inc. rub on from Crafts U Love. I bought several packs of these with different greetings and colours - they are fantastic!
I was lucky enough to win this lovely Luca stamp on the Sugar Nellie blog, isn't he a cutie! He is totally paper pieced from textured and patterned papers and the buttons on his waistcoat are teeny weeny jewel peeloffs. Luca is definitely ready to party! All the papers used are by K & Co.
I decided to make a kick stand card for this challenge. I stamped the fence panels and cut them out after colouring, then added some tiny flowers with Stickles centres for a bit of glitz. The larger flowers are attached with small brads and the sentiment is computer generated and printed onto cardstock. it looks very pretty standing open!