Thursday, 10 February 2011

Edwin in love....

I finished this card yesterday but haven't managed to post it here until now, should be cooking the dinner but need to get this on in time for a couple of challenges...

I made the patterned paper by randomly stamping over some Whisper White card with Real Red ink using 3 different heart stamps, not that you can see much of them on here! I covered the cards with double sided sticky, covered with a layer of glamour dust and mounted on Real Red card. The greeting was from a studio g set, again stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White card, mounted on Real Red card. Love the cute Edwin with rose image, coloured with copics, edged off with Fired Brick distress ink and Berry art institute glitter. The main image has been mounted on Real Red card edged with white art institute glitter. I was going to add a heart border but didn't want to cover any more of my backing paper, so settled for a seam binding bow in white.

Here's a close up of the backing paper, as the glitter is not very clear in the larger photo.

I am entering this card these challenges...
Just Magnolia & Hanglar & Stangler - Anything goes and ribbon
Stamping for the Weekend - Valentine
Secret Crafter - Valentine
Magnolia Down Under - Love
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Glitter
Sketch & Stash - sketch, will use this layout again...

Nearly the weekend, let's hope I can fit in some more crafting then!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Gorguss Pink & Purple sketch

Another weekend gone already!!

I did manage to make one card this weekend and there's another one under way....
It feels like an age since I used one of my Gorjuss Girl stamps so thought it was time I inked one of them up. I used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl challenge, just changing the shape of the middle layer but the stamp just lends itself to an oval shape, and the Pink and Purple challenge at Creative Card Crew this week was one not to be missed. I felt it needed a little something along the right hand edge but not sure what so settled for 3 crystal flowers after rooting through my stash.
Papers are DCWV glitter stack, Whitewash and sparkly one I've had for ages. I used my new heart embossing folder on the whitewash card, really pleased with the result, think I'll try it the other way round next time.

That's it from me today, hope you've had a great weekend.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Lili of the Valley, Anything but a square..valentine card

By the skin of my teeth or what!

I had hoped to get away from work a little early today, time I'm owed but it never happened so consequently I am very late with this post, nearly never made it!!

The challenge over at Lili of the Valley this week is 'Anything but a square.'
It took me a while to decide what to make when in a flash of inspiration I remembered I had some large scalloped circles I bought ages ago from The Glitter Pot, a quick slice later and I had my card base.... The stamp is one I bought from the recent release of LOTV stamps, coloured with lots and lots of copic markers. The next task was cut the mats for the card, I couldn't find a compass for love nor money so had to resort to drawing round the edge of a dinner plate, but I quite like the frilled effect on the edges.
The papers are by First Edition Paper, Desert Blooms from The Range, I bought recently, lots of gorgeous papers I can see these becoming a favourite of mine! The postman delivered a package from The Ribbon Girl today, which was beautifully wrapped and fast delivery, I only ordered on Monday evening! I used some of the seam binding and some dew drops that I stuck onto upside down card candy.

I am also entering the following challenges
Charisma Cardz - Valentine/Love
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Valentine - no pink or red.

Better get some dinner on now...