Saturday, 31 May 2008
Am done blog hopping today, just got a call for Mum's taxi, so had better go and collect!
Here are a couple of cards I have made for the Charmed Cards & Crafts May competition entitled Love. There is a fantastic prizeof Basic Grey Two Scoops goodies up for grabs, closing date for comp is 1st June.
On the top card I punched a scalloped heart which I wire wrapped, threading with beads as I went. This was mounted onto a square die cut with a Spellbinders die, which is held onto a cream layer by way of the heart corner punch, then layered onto some crumpled tissue paper, and finally the base card.
On the lower card I stuck a group of hearts peel off onto mirri card, cut round the peel off, then mounted this to a spirelli shape which had been wrapped with gold thread. This was mounted onto a cream mat. 'Love' was cut using Cricut, Opposites Attract cartridge and mounted onto mirri card. This was placed below the spirelli shape, onto the cream mat, which is held onto the base card by way of the heart corner punch.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Finally - here's the first card I've made using my new Rubber Romance stamps!! Its quite a bit stamp, so had to make this an A5 card. While playing thought I would follow the sketch challenge thats over on Friday Sketchers this week.
Image (Vivienne loves her shoes) stamped with Adirondack ginger ink pad, coloured in using watercolour pencils. Background paper from DCWV, Retro Prints paper stack. The sentiments were freebies that the RR seller included in my parcel.
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Here is the card I made for my niece with one of the downloads from Pink Petticoat, they have brilliant designs, so good I had to buy 2 downloads.... I got this set and Ella, who will no doubt be appearing on a card here shortly! I coloured the image with Marvys and sakura pens, then glittered with glamour dust. Tied ribbon around the card with image and mounted on pink/lilac hand made paper. Lilac paper from DCVW, pocket full of posies stack, (really lurve those papers at the moment, just hate having to cut them up!) Tag and Happy Birthday greeting cut with Cricut machine, George & Basic Shapes + Beyond Birthdays cartridges. Peel off Niece and numbers added to finish.
Here is the card I made for my children to send to their cousin, who is 11 tomorrow. I used a download, from the Dottie at Home collection (Charmed Cards & Crafts/Louise Brigden). I cut and embossed the bath and towel. Image coloured with marvys and watercolour brush. I highlighted the bubbles with stickles and the duck with glossy accents. I mounted the image on an old CD which I had embossed with holographic embossing powder, and mounted that on turquoise card embossed with cuttlebug tiny bubbles folder. Base card from Paper Mill, brown on the outside, turquoise on the inside.
I've managed to snatch a few hours crafting today....
Here is the card I've made for the Dottie's World recipe challenge this week, which is :-
- 1 or more Charmed Downloads
- 1 brad
- Hand doodling/writing
- Dry embossing or crimping (CB embossing folders etc..)
The image is from the George at Work download available from Charmed Cards & Crafts. I have mounted the image on yellow and orange mulberry paper to represent flames, the red card has been embossed with cuttlebug distressed stripes. I finished off the hose with a piece of ribbon, put a brad on the opening of the hose. Doodling around the edge of image and circular handwritten greeting. I am still not entirely happy with the white space on the top of the card, but couldn't find anything that I thought looked right.
I have just discovered the Secret Crafter forum and blog. They have a challenge each month and this month's is 'With the next big event being Fathers Day I thought it would be a good idea to make MENS CARDS the theme for Mays challenge.' so my George card is suitable for this challenge also.
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
I have chosen Louly,http://craftsbylouly.blogspot.com/ and
Jilli, http://jillispaiges.blogspot.com/ and 2 crafters I have only just exchanged emails with, Jo http://jo-onlyjoking.blogspot.com/ and Enfys http://going-buggy.blogspot.com/.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Heidi has some great blog candy on offer. You will get a little gift bag, one stamp of Hanglar girl with the little cat, and about 30 stamped images. The only thing you have to do is to put a link to this Blog candy in your blog by 31st May. http://heidi-kortoggodt.blogspot.com/2008/05/hanglar-blog-candy.html
Thursday, 15 May 2008
I have had a great day, crafting... Here is my entry for Stamp Something's challenge of 'firsts'. The firsts on this card are, the first time I have used these stamps, which I bought ages ago, they are from Banana Frog, the set is called Build A Bloom. I stamped 24 petals on pink and lilac card, I then stamped a base of 8 petals and built the flower up from there, finishing off with a large brad which I embossed with holographic powder. The other first on this card is the doodling around the edge of the white card, something I have been meaning to try for a while and actually got round to it today!!
I have used the background of an old card to form part of the base card. Stamped image from Paper Nation, coloured using watercolour pencils, edged with some more doodling then mounted onto silver mirri card.
I have spent the morning playing in my craft room and here is my entry (not the first attempt!) for CCT and Scrummy Stash Cafe challenges this week, 'vacation & travel'. You just can't beat a bucket and spade holiday when the children are young! I chose the citrus colours to brighten up the dreary day.
Stamp from Little Rascals range at Creative Expressions, Paper HOTP citrus pack. Image coloured with watercolour pencils. Ribbon from a lovely selection at The Range.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Friday, 9 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
I have just come across a new blog, launched today, which will be running Friday challenges. Why not have a look http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
Ila is offering fantastic blog candy to celebrate her birthday - you don't even have to make a card! http://www.artfullyila.blogspot.com/2008/05/blog-candy-birthday-celebration.html
Ila's daughter Trina is offering her first blog candy. Fabhttp://trinastreasures.blogspot.com/ goodies on offer, why not take a look?
Ought to be off to make some cards now, but will probably spend a bit longer blog hopping!!
Happy crafting ....