Tuesday, 17 November 2009

No Computer!!!

Just a quick post to let you all know that I won't be able to blog for a while. I don't know for how long as my computer DIED this morning and I don't know if and when it can be fixed. I'm using DIL's to write this post.

As far as the LOTV Blog-Hop is concerned I will have to close my part of it and pick my winner now (by Random.org) instead of later on this evening. I will let Marcea know who it is and she will contact them on my behalf. Thank you all for your lovely comments and for taking part in the blog-hop, good luck to you all.

I shall miss you all but will be back when the computer has been sorted. Bye for now.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lili Of The Valley BLOG-HOP


Lili Of The Valley are releasing their new stamps online TODAY!....WOOOOHOOOO!!!
As a celebration, we are having a little blog-hop...
There are lots of prizes to be won along the way, and you will LOVE visiting all the DT blogs, and seeing all their gorgeous creations....

You should have got here from Marcea's Blog, if not, then please start the Blog Hop from the Lili Of The Valley Challenge Blog and follow the DT's links in order so that you can collect each of the letters they give you.

For a chance to win the BIG prize of 6 of the new images of your choice, you need to collect and make a note of all the letters. Re-arranged they will make up a word/words. Keep this in a safe place as if your comment is drawn (by Random.Org) on the LOTV Challenge Blog we will ask you for the answer by email, if correct then you will be the winner! The Blog-Hop ends Wednesday 18th November.

BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE!!!



So what do you need to do?
Remember every DT member also has a prize of a stamp of your choice from the new release. All you have to do for a chance to win the stamp is to leave me a comment and tell me what your favourite LOTV stamp is and link the Blog-Hop on your blog.





For my card I have used one of the gorgeous new Fairies stamps. This one is called 'On Tiptoe'. I have coloured her with a combination of pencils, chalk and Sakura Stardust pens. The papers are from My Mind's Eye and I have used some of them to punch out the flowers. The greeting is from LOTV and the gems and ribbon are from my stash.
Risa will tell you where you need to go next.... Before you go, the letter I have for you is 'M'
What are you waiting for?...go and see Risa!!!!


EDITED: SORRY, THIS PART OF THE HOP HAS NOW CLOSED! (see post above)

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Thistledown & Wild Roses Sneak Peek

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley DT (40) - 3 Papers/2 Stamps/1 Embellishment

Pollycraft (27) - Sketch

Simon Says (29) - Give Thanks


I have used one of the new 'Fairie' stamps from the Lili Of The Valley November release, isn't she gorgeous? This one is called 'Thistledown and Wild Roses' and the stamps will be launched at the NEC, Birmingham 5th-6th November and available to buy online from 11th November.


I have coloured the image with pencils and outlined her wings with a clear Sakura Stardust pen (doesn't show up in picture sadly) before stamping a sentiment onto the image. The ribbon is also glittery.


Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV

Papers - Papermania

Flowers/Ribbon - Stash


Thanks for looking.

Image Folder


Challenges


Cupcake Craft (64) - Sketch
Creative Card Crew (35) - Ribbons & Gems
Crafty Creations (40) - Pull-Out

If you look carefully at the front of this one you might just make out the three strips of corresponding paper going across the card (they have butterflies on). I think maybe I should of backed them with card so that they showed up a bit more. It was only when I finished that I realised they weren't very clear. The image has been coloured with my pencils as usual. I am hoping that Crafty Creations will accept it for their challenge as you 'pull-out' the images inside, fingers crossed!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Sugar Nellie/Personal Impressions
Papers - Joni Gray
Flowers/Brads/Ribbon - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 November 2009

AWOL and a few challenges at last!

You might have noticed that I have been a bad blogger for the past week. Apologies all round but here come the excuses... First, I have not been well the last couple of weeks and that left me totally drained and stressed. Consequently, although I have just had a week off work all I have wanted to do was to relax and watch the dreaded telly :-( Secondly, my blinkin mojo got up and walked out!!! Every time I went to craft I got up after about 5 minutes because there was nothing there :-(


THE GOOD NEWS IS - I attended our local craft show at Ringwood yesterday, bought some new goodies, and hopefully that will make my mojo return home where it belongs lol :-)


Meantime, I shall enter a couple of older cards that I have not shown before into a few challenges. There is one quick new one as well so here they are -



Challenges


Crafty Creations (39) - Thanksgiving/Gratitude


Daring Cardmakers - Getting Punchy With It (Latest Punch Purchase)


This is the new card I quickly made for a friend to thank her for all the help she kindly gave me yesterday. I covered the base card with paper and put a panel of another paper down the left hand side. I then used my new MS punch (bought yesterday) to cut another panel (pearl paper) for the bottom of the card. The digi stamp image is coloured with pencils and layered using Nesties. The sentiment is stamped from a new set of stamps, also bought yesterday, and similarly layered. The flowers are made up using another new MS punch (Cornflower) and a Prima Got flower that has been sprayed with Glimmer Mist, although you can't see the subtle pearl effect in the picture.




Card Recipe


Digi Stamp - Graphic Garden


Sentiment Stamp - Woodware


Papers - Making Cards Magazine


Flowers/Brads - Stash




Challenge


Paperplay (40) - Parlez Vous (Another Language)



This is a card I made earlier this year to celebrate Chinese New Year. The colours red and gold symbolize good luck and this year it is the year of the Ox. The main image is a chrysanthemum which I simply stamped and embossed. The words 'Kung Hei Fat Choy' is what Chinese people say when they greet each other at New Year and means 'Congratulations And Be Prosperous'.

Challenges

Charisma Cardz (43) - No Backing Paper

The Pink Elephant (39) - Brown/Yellow/Neutral/Own Choice (Green)


This is another card I made earlier this year and have never shown. Although the colour yellow is not very significant you will see that the flower on her hat is indeed yellow. The main image has been stamped and coloured with pencils as usual and layered onto brown and green card. The neutral backing is parch marque card. The sentiment has simply been stamped onto the backing card and peel-off borders to finish it off.


Card Recipe


Stamps - Personal Impressions

Card/Peel-Offs - Stash



Challenge

Stamp With Fun (31) - A Card With A Scene

Last but not least, another one I made earlier this year but didn't show. OK so I know I didn't 'make up' the scene with different stamps, but, it's still a scene so I think it should be alright for the challenge :-) This time I coloured the image with pencils but then applied water for a watercoloured look. The background is glossy photo paper which I applied alchohol ink to (the best bit I've ever done ha!ha!). I used bubble stickers to finish it off. Again, a simple card.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Penny Black/See D's

Bubble Stickers - Stash

That's all for now so thanks for looking.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Off To The Halloween Party!

Challenges

Crafty Creations (38) - All Hallow's Eve

Truly Scrumptious (18) - Sketch + Autumn

The Rainbow Lady (78) - Halloween

Stamp Something - Halloween Somethings

Stampin For The Weekend (21) A Haunting Good Time

Penny Black (72) - Halloween

Secret Crafter (55) - Orange + One Other Colour

One Stop Crafts (52) - Celebration

When I saw these challenges I immediately thought of a Halloween Party so this young lady is all dressed up ready for the party. The image was first stamped onto white card and then onto the spotty paper. I then cut out her clothes and bag from the spotty paper image and added these to the other image. I then coloured in the stripes on her stole with a MLP pen. To give her some glitz I coloured bits with a Sakura Stardust pen. I covered the white base card with black card and orange spotty paper and added three pieces of ribbon. I stamped the sentiment, layered it and attached with foam pads. I finished it by adding some orange and black flowers and a little black heart gem. Hope you like it.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Penny Black/Woodware

Paper - My Mind's Eye

Ribbons - Anita's/Hobbycraft

Flowers/Gem - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Computer Fun! Sneak Peek

Challenges

Sunday Sketch & Stamp (13) - Sketch

Creative Card Crew (33) - Babies & Children

Doodle Palace - Non Sporty 11 - 16 yr old Boy

This is my first attempt at an easel card and I was quite suprised how easy they are to make. Apologies for the poor picture, it was taken with my camera late last night and I will be the first to admit that I am rubbish at taking close-up photos.

I have used another of the 'Boy' stamps from the November Release from Lili Of The Valley. This one is called 'Computer Fun' and the stamps will be launched at the NEC, Birmingham 5th-6th November and available to buy online from 11th November.

I started by covering the base card with the birthday text paper then cut and rounded a strip of black card and placed it in the middle following the great sketch. I then coloured the image with pencils and a silver pen and layered it with Nesties before placing over the strip. I then printed the 'title', layered it and attached with foam pads. I then covered the inside with plain paper after punching a scalloped edge along one side (I have kept it plain so that it can be written on). The sentiment was stamped and layered in the same way and attached with foam pads. Finally I added a few buttons to finish it. I think this would make a great card for a non sporty boy, what do you think?

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Woodware

Paper/Buttons - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge (73)

This week on the Sketch Saturday Challenge there is a lovely sketch but I don't think I have done it justice with this card. The digi stamp images have been coloured with pencils and I have added lots of glitter glue. Although they don't show up very well there is a punched border at the bottom of the main image and sparkly punched snowflakes along the strip at the bottom of the card where I have stamped a sentiment.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamps - Pollycrafts

Sentiment Stamp - Dovecraft

Paper - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Simon Says Challenge (26)

This week the Simon Says Challenge is asking for a get well card so here is my 'little' card for it (It's actually A4 size). This is the first time I have had a go at a LARGE card and although it has come out ok I don't think I will be making many this size, much prefer the smaller ones. The image is decoupaged and I have used a circle punch to cut the corners.

Card Recipe

Decoupage Image - C & C Triple Treasures CD
Sentiment - Computer generated
Paper/Pearlies - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Rope Swing

Challenges

Lili Of The Valley (39) - Sketch

This week on the LOTV challenge we have a lovely sketch by Marcea for you to follow. For my card I have used one of the NEW boy stamps called 'Rope Swing', available now from Lili Of The Valley. I just love this image as it reminds me so much of my sons when they were small boys, such a long time ago...

I first covered the base card with paper and added a panel down the left side and an oval at the bottom. Next I cut a strip of the green card and attached a panel of paper to it. After tying some raffia around it I attached this to the top of the card. I coloured the image with pencils but he was too 'clean' so I dirtied him up with chalks, much better methinks. There was still something missing, but what? Having given it a bit of thought I remembered that my sons usually made a noise when they were swinging, hence the word I added. Satisfied, I then chalked around the edges and layered him with Nesties. I finished the card by adding a button with raffia tied through it. I really like this card, I hope you do too.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV

Papers - Summertime Designs

Raffia/Button - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Boo!!!

Challenges

Delightful Sketches (9) - Sketch

Cute Cards (82) - Spook Fest

One Stop Crafts (51) - Halloween

Stamp With Fun (29) - Halloween

Cupcake Craft (61) - Things that go bump in the night

What a great sketch to work with and fun themes. I've tried to keep it fairly simple by using plain card rather than mixing patterns of paper. The main image has been coloured with MLP pens. The sentiment is computer generated and the little spiders are stamped.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - D.A.I.S.I.E.

Spider Stamp - Hero Arts

Paper - The Creative Cottage

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Christmas Cutie

Challenges

Simon Says (25) - Sketch

Doodle Palace - Celebration + Sparkle

Stamp Something - Bling It Somethings

Following the lovely sketch I started by covering the base card with gold mirri card. I then cut a red strip, tied a ribbon around it, added a punched flower and attaching with foam pads. Next I layered up the cute little dog using Nesties. The dog is coloured with pencils and I have added glitter glue to his hat to give him some sparkle. The flowers are punched and attached with foam pads. Finally I added some bling in the shape of gem hearts.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Graphic Garden

Ribbon - Anita's

Brads/Gems - Stash

Thanks for looking.

EXCITING NEWS!

JUST MARRIED!
19/10/09
NICK and RUI
I am sooo excited! I have just had a phone call from my son Nick.
He has just got married!

He flew to China on Friday and was supposed to be getting married tomorrow. Imagine the suprise when he phoned and said that they had just done it! They have completed all the paperwork side of things which mean that they are now legally married. However, they will now do all the ceremonial side of a traditional Chinese wedding (the dressing up bit etc). As I cannot be there with them they have recorded a message from me over the phone which will then be read out at the ceremony, so I will still be a part of it.

I am sure you will all join with me in wishing them good luck for a long and happy life together as husband and wife.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Another Lili Of The Valley Sneak Peek/Challenges

Challenges

Our Creative Corner - Sketch

Paperplay (39) - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers)

Colour Create (29) - Red/Yellow/Black/White (Flowers & Checks)

I have used another of the new stamps soon to be released from Lili Of The Valley, for details scroll down to the previous post. This one is called 'In Love', aren't they just the sweetest bunnies. I have coloured them with pencils and MLP pens. I have not added the sentiment, as in the sketch, as I'm not sure yet who will get this card.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV

Paper - Scrapbox

Flowers/Brad - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Lili Of The Valley Sneak Peek/Challenges

BRAND NEW DESIGNS OUT IN NOVEMBER

If you loved the last release from Lili Of The Valley I am sure you will be eager to get your little hands on the new stamp release in November! They are absolutely gorgeous! There are 16 designs in the range, including 7 Boys, 4 Fairies, Bears and Bunnies all suitable for many occassions. The stamps will be launched at the NEC, Birmingham 5th-6th November and available to buy online from 11th November.

Meantime, the Lili Of The Valley Challenge DT have been lucky enough to play with these lovely designs and will be giving you some sneak peeks to whet your appetite. Have a look at some of the designs by visiting the challenge blog and the DT's blogs and see for yourself how gorgeous these stamps are.

As soon as I saw this design I knew he was going to be my favourite. Having brought up three boys this image just took me straight back to when they were little, playing their rough and tumble games and coming in covered head to toe in mud...

Challenges

Sketch Saturday (72) - Sketch
Cupcake Crafts (61) - Buttons/Stitching
Creative Card Crew (32) - Scallops
C.R.A.F.T. (21) - 1 Ribbon/2 Buttons/3 Papers
Charisma Cardz (41) - It's So Distressing

This gorgeous stamp is called 'Rope Swing' and I have coloured him with pencils (and chalks to 'dirty' him up as he was too clean). I then added some faux stitching with a pen and distressed the edges with chalks. The sentiment has been computer generated and distressed also. I didn't think ribbon looked quite right so I used raffia instead. I hope you like him as much as I do.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV
Papers - Summertime Designs
Buttons/Raffia - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Cute Kitty

Challenges

Stamp Something - Brown Plus Something

Stampin For The Weekend - Orange/Brown/Leafy green

One Stop Crafts(50) - Brithday Cards/Projects

Secret crafter - Autumn Colours

The Pink Elephant (36) - Fall

I made a similar card to this a few months ago and liked it so much I thought I would make another one but alter it here and there. The stamped image has only had the eyes coloured with a MLP pen and Diamond Glaze added to enhance them. I have sponged around the edges with various ink pads. and the flowers and leaves are punched. I am hoping I can get away with entering this for The Pink Elephant challenge as I have used the 'colours' of Fall, what do you think?

Card Recipe

Stamps - Papermania/Borrowed From Friend

Papers - Daisy & Dandelion

Foam Letters/Brads - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 9 October 2009

A Tweet Christmas Carol...

Challenges

Sketch & Stash (20) - Sketch

Digital Tuesday (27) - Music To My Ears

Cute Daisy May - Pink Christmas

Following the sketch I covered the base card with some of my new paper from DCWV. I then attached an old CD to the centre. Onto this I placed the layered digi stamp image, having coloured it with pencils. I have made the little birds into robins so that the image would fit into a Christmas theme. I then used my new punches to make some flowers with pearl centres. Finally I added some gorgeous pink glittery ribbon.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Cute Daisy May

Papers - DCWV/Funky Fairys

Pearls - Hobbycraft

Ribbon - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Emma's Flower

Challenges

Friday Sketchers (72) - Sketch

Our Creative Corner - Inspiration

One Stop Crafts (49) - Autumn Inspiration

C.R.A.F.T. (20) - Colour Inspiration

Apart from the sketch challenge all the others are inspiration challenges with Autumn colours so I have coloured the flower in a rich orange colour. The other flowers have been punched out of the same papers I used for the backing.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Little Claire

Papers - My Mind's Eye

Sentiment - Lyndsey Marie Digi Freebie

Brads - Papermania

Thanks for looking.

Christmas Tree Bunnies

Challenges

LOTV (38) DT Card - A Child's Christmas Card
Papertake - Sketch
Crafty Creations (36) - All Shades Of Pale

This week at Lili Of The Valley we would love you all to play along and create 'A Child's Christmas Card'. The DT have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you so why not pop along to the challenge blog and have a look. We look forward to seeing what you create.

For my card I have followed the wonderful sketch from Papertake.I have used one of the new Christmas Bunnies stamps from LOTV combined with some of my favourite papers. I coloured the image with pencils for a nice soft look, layered it with Nesties, inked the edges and added glitter glue. I layered a 3D word sticker at the bottom. I finished the card by adding snowflake buttons. I love the soft colours of this one, I hope you like it too.

Card Recipe

Stamp - LOTV

Papers - Shabby Princess

Buttons - Hobbycraft

3D Sticker - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge (19)

This week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge is to follow a great sketch which I thought was ideal for this stamped image. I was given this image a long time ago and unfortunately I didn't take note of who made the stamp. If anyone knows can you tell me as I would love to get my hands on it, thanks. Anyway, I have chosen to do this one in lime and blue as it might well go to a boy. As I am not sure who will get it I have not put the sentiment on it yet, hope it still qualifies for the challenge despite this... The snowflakes are punched with brad centres.

Thanks for looking.

The Sugar Bowl Challenge (20)

The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week is a lovely sketch and to use 'paper piecing'. For my card I have used one of my favourite stamps 'Snowflake' which I have coloured very lightly with my pencils. If you look closely you will see that I have used the spotty backing paper to trim her outfit with. Not too obvious at first sight as the original trimming is also spotty, I've just got more spots now ha!ha!. The flowers are punched and the glittery bits are an old Xmas tag which I recycled.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Sugar Nellie

Papers - Scrapbook, Scrapbook

Ribbon/Pearls - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Winter Wishes

Challenges

Whiff Of Joy (50) - Sketch

Simon Says (23) - Red/Green

Rainbow Lady (76) - Christmas With The Stars

Here is another Christmas card, at this rate I shall end up with too many... I have coloured the image with pencils as usual and layered it using Nesties. Everything else, apart from the peel-off stars, came from a scrap pack which I bought last year and hardly used. I had forgotten I had it until I came across it the other day so now I'm going to try and use some of it up.

Card Recipe

Stamps - WOJ/Woodware

Papers/Tag/Flower Diecuts - Imagine That

Peel-off Stars - Stash

Thanks for looking.

A Cut Above The Rest


Challenges


Charisma Crafts (39) - Decoupage
Daring Cardmakers - Folding Up
Secret Crafter (52) - Celebration

This is a card I was asked to make for someone who is celebrating her 40th birthday. As you can see I have made an 'offset' gatefold card featuring a decoupage image of a hairdresser, can't remember where the image came from, sorry. I added a couple of dragonfly brads as 'wall decoration' as dragonflies were also requested.

Card Recipe

Decoupage Image - Sorry, can't remember
Paper - Funky Fairys
Brads - Lakeland
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Snowflake

Challenges

A Spoonful Of Sugar (71) - Christmas

Creative Card Crew (30) - All That Sparkles

ABC - E is for Embossing

Creative Inspiration (18) - Christmas In October

Pollycrafts (25) - Snowflakes/Sparkle/Spots/Stripes/Swirls

A card at last!!! I finally managed to make a card this week. As you can see it's another Christmas card so that takes care of 'A Spoonful Of Sugar' and 'Creative Inspirations' challenges. It has an embossed panel which 'ABC' are asking for. I have also managed to include four out of five things for the 'Pollycrafts' challenge. There are plenty of snowflakes (including the stamp's name), sparkly snowflakes and ribbon, and the spots and stripes are on her outfit. The sparkly bits are also what 'Creative Card Crew' wanted. Not bad for one card I think.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Sugar Nellie

Paper - Crafter's Companion

Gems/Ribbon - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Last Post...

Challenges

Penny Black (67) - Lace & Pearls

Creative Inspiration (17) - Sketch

Paperplay (36) - Spot This

Following the sketch I covered the base card with spotty paper and then added the plaid paper. Next I punched a strip of card along both edges to make the 'lace'. Having stamped and coloured the image with pencils I layered it and attached it with foam pads. I finished off by adding pearls to the image (to look like falling snow). I also added some glitter glue and a couple of pearls in the corner.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Penny Black

Pearls - Papermania

Paper - Scrapbox

Thanks for looking.

Autumn Time

Challenges

Friday Sketchers (70) - Sketch

Stamp Something - Favourite Colours Or Papers (paper)

One Stop Crafts (47) - Beary Nice

Ooh La La (37) - Shades Of Autumn

Stamp With fun (25) - Autumn

Digital Tuesday (25) - Falling Leaves

Cupcake Crafts (58) - Distressing Techniques

I started this card by cutting two strips of cream card and scalloping one edge of each and placing these onto the base card following the sketch. I then cut a rectangle of my new favourite paper and placed this in the middle. I then cut an oval of yellow card using my Nesties and Cuttlebug. Once cut I then stippled inks around the edge to distress it. I coloured the image with MLP pens and cut it out before attaching to the oval with foam pads. Once complete this was then attached to the middle of the card with more foam pads. I stamped the leaves, cut them out and also attached with foam pads. To finish I added three buttons at the top.

Card Recipe

Stamps - PSX/Freebie Digi Stamp From D.A.I.S.I.E.

Paper - My Mind's Eye

Buttons - Stash

Thanks for looking.

LOTV Challenge DT Card

This week at Lili Of The Valley we have a lovely sketch by Jo for you to follow. For my card I have used one of the new LOTV Christmas Angels stamps by Annabel Spenceley. This one is called 'Flying' and is now available from the Lili Of The Valley shop along with all the other new Christmas stamps and Die Cut Sheets. These new designs are flying out of the shop so be quick and click here to get yours before they have all gone.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Fun at the Cuttlebug Spot

The Cuttlebug Spot is celebrating their 1st year Anniversary this week by giving away great prizes EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK! They have also got their weekly challenge running and this week they are revisiting their first challenge which is 'inking'. So pop along by clicking on the blog name and take part in all the fun.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Sitting Pretty

Challenges

Sketch Saturday (68) - Sketch

Pollycraft Monday (24) - Black/White/Other

Colour Create (27) - Neon Green/Black (Optional- Leaves/Charm)

The kitty cat on this card was heat embossed onto black card with white detail EP. His eyes were coloured with a marker pen and Diamond Glaze added for a raised, wet look (this really makes the eyes 'pop out'). The green paper is as close to neon as I could get and believe me it is darker in real life. The large flower started off cream colour but I just went over it with a marker pen, added a stamped greeting and button.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Funstamps/Hero Arts

Papers - Shabby Princess

Flowers/Button/Brad - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge (19)

This week's Sugar Bowl challenge is to follow a great sketch and to include the colour combo of pink and brown. I have used my new Papermania papers on this card. They are from the Signature range and are called 'Regency'. I like the softnest of the colours in this paper pack. The Gorjuss Girl is coloured with pencils.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Sugar Nellie
Papers - Papermania
Flowers/Brads - Stash

Thanks for looking.

With Love

Challenges

Cute Card Thursday (77) - Strawberry & Mint Julep

Allsorts (18) - Sketch & 2 Colours Of Choice (Pink & Green)

Simon Says (21) - 3 Embellishments/2 Papers/1 Image (Flowers/Gems/Brad)

I like the fresh colours of this one and what a difference using different colours make to a stamp (see post further down). The image has been coloured using pencils this time to give a softer look.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Whiff Of Joy/Personal Impressions

Papers - Summertime Designs

Flowers/Gems/Brad - Stash

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Best Wishes

Challenges

Farm Fresh Friday - Sketch

Roses On Paper (20) - Lavender/Soft Blue/Cream

Papertake - Faking It

Cupcake Crafts (57) - Pearls/Swirls

ABC - D is for Die Cuts

Following the lovely sketch I first covered the base card with paper. I then made up the panel using layers of card and paper and adding a Faux lace border. The image has been coloured with pencils and layered using Nesties. The die cut greeting has also been layered using Nesties. Finally I made the Faux flowers by stamping them onto paper. I cut down the sides of the petals and then dry embossed them to give them some shape. I finished them by adding glitter glue and pearls.

Card Recipe

Stamps - The Greeting Farm/Dovecraft

Papers/Pearls - Stash

Greeting - Lakeland

Thanks for looking.

Especially For You

Challenges

Sunday Sketch & Stamp (11) - Sketch

Whiff Of Joy (47) - Teal/Orange

Crafty Creations (32) - Embossing

Funky Fairys (33) - Use A Tag On It

Stamp Something - Favourite Embellishment (Flowers)

Creative Card Crew (27) - 2 Papers/3 Flowers/2 Brads/1 Button/1 Ribbon

Following the lovely sketch I covered the base card with paper, then added a strip of card and paper to the bottom of the card, including a punched flower with brad centre. Next I embossed a piece of white card using the cuttlebug and rounded the corners. The image was coloured with MLP and Sakura Stardust pens then layered using Nesties. The greeting was also layered using Nesties. Finally, I punched a tag and added paper, flowers, button, brad, eyelet & ribbon. The little dragonfly brad goes through one of the holes in the button, hadn't thought of doing that before...

Card Recipe

Stamps - WOJ/LOTV

Papers - Papermania/Funky Fairys

Ribbon - Hobbycraft

Brads - Lakeland

Flowers/Eyelet/Button - Stash

Thanks for looking.