Saturday, 25 December 2010
It's been a fun year joining in wih challenges and showing off my creations so hopefully it will be more of the same next year!
It's going to be a quiet day for us so I'll probably be asleep sometime after dinner, hope you all have the kind of day you've got planned and enjoy yourselves. xx
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
I do hope you'll join us this week as we make our final preparations for Christmas, we look forward to seeing your great designs.
Friday, 3 December 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
This is made with the latest set of cd's from Debbie Moore called the venetian collection, I am loving using them at the moment.
If you can, go and have a look at Cynthia's blog, she has some exciting news to share and she's thinking of having a DT so if you're interested in that then give her a shout, she has some exciting challenges and they do make you think a bit but are great fun.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
This is the card done for the round robin we have over on Rainbows Forum, in this case it was a set of stamps to use and I decided to make a faux snow globe with the polar bears looking at the north star. The backing paper is silver embossed vellum and I added just a bit of detail with the ribbons on both the edge pieces. There is a sentiment on the actual card but I took this picture before I added it.
Over on Rainbow Lady's blog this week it's make a picture so I am entering this into that challenge too.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Good morning crafters all, this week at CD Sunday we are being very predictable and want you to
join us with a spooky offering.
I have used a backing paper that was freebie last year from Glenda over at Grapicus, I wasn't going to save it as I didn't use it last year but it has fitted our challenge so well I'm glad I did, the image is from A Card Makers Year by Joanna Sheen, this quite a useful cd as it has bits and pieces from different times of the year so there is always something you can use.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Rainbow Lady's Challenge
Ooh La La
Daring Card Makers
Create with Connie and Mary
Dutch Dare Card Challenge
All of these blogs have a halloween themed challenge this week so it's a bit of fun to join in.
Friday, 29 October 2010
Well today is my last posting for the month of October and my guest designer spot for the Bah!Humbug! ladies, I have thoroughly enjoyed doing my bit and hopefully you will have liked at least a little of the cards done.
Now on to this weeks offering, the photo was taken in the evening so the colour isn't right and it looks a bit odd. I decided to use a non christmassy image and dress it up a bit, it is from MCS and I've added stickles to the ribbons to bling it up a bit. The die cut bauble is from a set I bought last year and never used and the ribbon is coloured with the ever present promarkers, the backing paper is from a pad from DCWV and has been well used this year with everything being matted onto gold mirri.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Good morning all, it's another Sunday and for us it can only mean one thing, another challenge from us at CD Sunday, and this week it's No Embellishments.
We are quite excited this week as we have two new team members, we have Wendy from Crafting Purple Crazy amd we have Carol from Carol's Parchment Place. Both have very different styles so pop over to their blogs and check them out, they have both produced something to give you a bit of inspiration this week so hope you'll all join in and make their first week a bumper one.
Now onto my card, when I first started to make cards I was a bit afraid of using embellishments as I was unsure of where to put them and if they looked right but now I love them so this challenge really had me wondering what on earth I was going to do. I did start a card using MCS but it just wasn't right so I have put that on one side and I will bling it up a bit, one of my other teamies used the Ooh la la cd - Dreams of Tranquility, this reminded me that I bought this to do a card for someones 60th birthday and had forgotten I had it so, out it came and what you see is the result. So thank you Christine for reminding me to practice what I preach and dust off the unused cd's.
This image is called Elemental Ballet Water and I think being such a dramatic image it is easy to make a card with so very little on it, the backing papers are part of the collection and I have used a very famous quote which just seems to fit perfectly, a bit of gold mirri and it's done.
I do hope you will join us this week and keep watching as we have some fabulous sponsors coming up, the next one on 7th November is one you will all want.
Friday, 22 October 2010
It's Friday so that means it's another week for the Bah! Humbug! challenge and my 4th week as GD, this week the theme is elegance.
For this I decided on a slim card as I feel that just by them being tall and slim we are already halfway there, the backing paper came in a pack and is by Doolicrafts. I thought the angel fitted the bill so printed her from the MCS Walk in Winter Wonderland, I have attached her to a piece of acetate to make her look like she is flying and added a simple sentiment which was stamped in Versamark and coloured with Perfect Pearls.
Quite a simple card but hopefully it fits the bill.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Good morning all, another Sunday is upon us and that means a fresh challenge for us on
CD Sunday, this week we would like you do do something in monochrome. I have done a white card and cheated a little because my bit from the cd this week is the insert, I have used MCS Walk in Winter Wonderland.
The front of the card is done using my cuttlebug and several different folders, the tree is I think a papermania folder and a friend bought it while out thinking I may like it and I do. The little stamped sentiment came from the set I bought from QVC a few months ago.
Last weekend the Papermill shop had an offer on card and it was very chaep so I bought it although I wasn't 100% sure of the quality, they also had an offer on vellum which was £6 a box with approx 200 sheets so as it was £5 postage under £30 I ordered that to so didn't have to pay postage, this is both the card and the vellum which arrived and the quality is really good so if it's still on offer and you haven't tried it it is worth the money.
Friday, 15 October 2010
So sorry I'm so late posting this but I forgot it was Friday and went off to work, anyway over on Bah! Humbug! this week the challenge is vellum. I decided to to do a larger card for this one and embossed everything in gold. This card is for the mum of one of OH's friends who now lives in America and his mum is on her own, it started off by accident as David used to buy a box of cards for certain people but had forgotten this lady so I sent one of my cards down. Well she was over the moon and even took it out with her to show her friends so now each year I try to do a special card for her.
Hope you like it!
Monday, 11 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Good morning all, it's another Sunday and that means another challenge from us at CD Sunday and this week it's something sweet. I have been suffering with back pain this week and nearly didn't get my card made and that is why the photo is straight off the camera.
This week I have used MCS The Collectors Edition and have printed the image and backing paper as it comes on the cd for quickness. I have used some blue pearly card for the mats and the punched trim and finished off with some fabulous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have been looking at this site for so long and couldn't make up my mind if the flowers would be as good as the pictures well they are and I can see me spending a lot of money with them now.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Digital Tuesday - Digital Image and All about the Girls
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Cute
Karber - Food and Beverages
Wild Orchid - Ribbons and Bows
I hope you can join in with us this week and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations.
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Over on Bah! Humbug! this week the ladies want us to use text, this card is using some text panels from a HOTP booklet I have had for a few years. There is a main image and then a smaller one for the inside of the card, I have used a black card with silver embossed snowflakes that came from a visit to Kanban a year or two ago, the panels are softened with chalks and layered onto glitter card.
I like the look of the glitter card but it is a pig to get anything to stick to, I have used pinflair but you can see it a little through the paper so this will have to go to someone who's a bit shortsighted,lol or maybe I need a diecut snowflake to cover it. I added the silver ribbon to finish it off which is another purchase from a while ago, in fact I think it came with something else
but is wire edged so not good for tying into bows.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Good morning all and as it's Sunday it's time for a new challenge over on CD Sunday, this week we're asking you to stamp on your cd. No I don't mean jump up and down on it, just use a stamp with it, now this can be any theme you like and any type of stamp. I have made the stamp the main part of the card but you could just use a sentiment or something small, anything goes with this one really.
This week the backing paper has come from the Artylicious cd Decadent Brocade, all the papers I have used have been inked using distress inks, the colours I have used are Wild Honey and Bundled Sage. The stamps are from a sheet from Graphicus and it has some great birds on it most I've never really used.
I am also entering this into some other challenges this week and they are
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - A Tweet and a Flutter!
The Stamp Man - Distress
Taylored Expressions - Sketch
Daring Card Makers -things that fly, flutter or hover in the sky
Alphabet - U unused stash
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing
I do hope you'll come over and join in with us, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Well as the girls over on Bah! Humbug! are being so very generous this week and letting us choose our favourite medium I thought I'd give it a go,well it would be rude not to, after all I missed last week.
I have chosen to use rubber stamps and promarkers as my favourite, the rubber stamp is called Cool Ride and I won this a part of some blog candy earlier in the year but have never used it, apart from stamping it out to see how it looked. I printed the backing paper then sprayed it with spray and sparkle I then matted this onto red silk mirri card, I coloured some white ribbon with a marsh green promarker which I wrapped around two edges of the patterned paper mat.
I stamped the horse in versafine imperial purple as I prefer this to black as I find it gives a slightly softer image, the horse was coloured with yes you've guessed it promarkers and then I used some stickles glitter glue for the fur trim and snowflakes, the colour of the stickles is Star Dust.
I coloured some clear gems with the same gold promarker that I coloured the pole and trim on the coat and then finished it off with a light dusting of Bundled Sage distress ink around the edges. Yet another card for the Christmas box so hopefully there won't be any panic for me this year.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
We think that the challenge is an easy one for you all and as the prize is an animal cd we want you to use animals in you project this week.
I do hope you will join us over on CD Sunday and hopefully you will be inspired by the fab creations of the design team.
My card this week is from Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Mayhew cd, I have used an A4 card and scored it twice at a suitable place either side to make a card similar to a gatefold but not joining, I then used my MS punch to do a border on each side and then put the backing paper and the topper inside, the words are from a very old song but seemed to fit, once the everything was in place I cut a piece of acetate slightly bigger than the back of the card and stuck this to the inside of the two front pieces this is what helps the card to stand.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Over on Bah! Humbug! this week they have asked us to use a charm, well looking in my stash I have quite a few charms but couldn't find anything christmassy. I was just about to give up when I remembered the sheets of images that I had hidden away in a drawer and decided that I would use one for this weeks challenge. I have used a charm of a goose so it ties in with the image.
I have made an easel card which is an A6 in size, I don't tend to use foam pads but with these stackers they are better to keep the images level, I had a root around and could only find a few so have only used half of the stackers leaving another four layers to use in another card.
Hello all, here we are on another Sunday morning so that can only mean one thing, yes it's a fresh challenge over on the CD Sunday challenge blog, this week we are asking you to to use the theme jingle bells.
For my card I have used an old faithful cd from Joanna Sheen, Victorian Christmas. I have printed everything onto 160gsm paper from Staples and then sprayed it with spray and sparkle, I have matted both the backing paper and the topper onto silver mirri board and coloured a peel off in deep pink to match the bells. The snowflakes are cut with spellbinders dies out of a card I coloured with silkies, I just put some silkies onto my mat and swooshed the card through it.
I do hope you will join us this week and don't forget that we will be starting our monthly sponsored challenge next week so bookmark us so you don't forget.
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Over on Bah! Humbug! this week it's a winter wonderland and once again I am bringing up the rear. This week I have used an image from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas, I have printed both the image and backing paper on to 160 gsm paper and then sprayed it with spray and sparkle but not sure if you can see it on this picture. I coloured some white ribbon with a red promarker and also some clear gems with a gold one.
The mats are red silk mirri card and it's all finished with a greeting from Kanban that I got a few years ago and still have sheets of.
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