Thursday 24 September 2009

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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


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


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


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


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


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.

Saturday 12 September 2009

Swing Time/LOTV DT Card

Sorry this posting is late, my computer had a hissy fit and wouldn't let me do it. If I hurry I might get this done before it has another.

We have a colour theme for you this week which is Green, Brown and Orange, nice Autumn colours. I have used one of the new stamps from LOTV again. This one is called Swing Time. I have coloured the image with pencils and layered it using nesties. I covered the base card with one of my new 'Bloom & Grow' papers. I then cut a panel of orange card to go across the bottom. Onto this I attached another piece of paper from the same pack (the reverse side of the main piece) which I punched a border and attached a piece of ribbon. I finished it off with some of my new flowers with brad centres.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Lili Of The Valley

Papers - My Mind's Eye

Flowers - Can't remember the name, I threw the packet out, sorry

Ribbon - Anita's

Brads - Papermania

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 8 September 2009

I Made The Top 5!


I've made the Top 5 this week on the Allsorts Challenge! I am so pleased you liked my cake ladies, thank you so much. I shall display my badge with pride.

Peeping Pixie


ABC - C is for Circles

Paperplay (33) - Letter Leftovers

Allsorts (17) - Something For The Boys

Cupcake Crafts (56) - Red/White/Blue

Sketch & Stash (18) - Sketch (New Digi Stamp)

WooHoo! I managed to make a card!

I started this card by attaching the gingham paper to the base card followed by a panel of text paper. Next I scalloped a piece of blue card, placed white brads at either end and attached with foam pads. I have never used this lovely digi stamp before, so he is new to me, and is a freebie from Digital Delights, isn't he cute? I coloured him with pencils and layered him using Nesties before attaching him with foam pads. The name in the bottom right corner is done using 3 different rub-on alphabets. Finally, I added a couple of buttons with ribbon tied through the middle. Apart from the image, everything came from my scrapbox and stash.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 7 September 2009

Missing In Action...

You might have noticed I have been missing for the past week. Apologies but I have had things going on that needed my full attention. There will be times over the next few weeks where these things will be demanding my attention so please bear with me if I disappear now and then. Hopefully, I will be able to get some crafting done from time to time and enter some of the challenges, boy, have I missed doing them.

Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to leave me comments, I really appreciate it and love reading them. Although at the moment I don't have much time to pop over to your blogs and leave comments I am hoping to catch up soon and see what you have all been up to.

I'm hoping to get a couple of cards done this week so until then, take care and see you soon.

Hugs to all

Christine x