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Saturday, 6 March 2010

An 80th card and Rainbow Lady's challenge

This weeks challenge over on Rainbow Lady's challenge blog is to make a fan, I saw the fantastic creation made by Claire and remembered that I had an 80th card to do so incorporated the two together.

The image and backing paper is from MCS art deco cd and the fan is from one of Joanna Sheen's cd's, the flowers on the fan were bright white and really stood out so I coloured them in with the almond promarker, I though it just softened it a little although it looks white in the picture. I have added an acetate front and this is attached behind the flower punched strip, finally I added a bow and some flowers and put the 80 onto the acetate, plenty of mirri card and it's finished.

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #8

The challenge this week over on the Bah! Humbug! blog is stitching/faux stitching, well you wouldn't need a crystal ball to guess which one I would chose, I have used my Cuttlebug folder to do the zigzag stich effect on the mat the mouse is sitting on and also for the wobbly strip holding the Merry Christmas. Getting the printing in the right place on the tag was a job in itself but in the end I had a eureka momnet and used one of the ones that had gone wrong as a template to put over the printed area and bingo it worked, my brain does still function at times.

The backing paper comes from The Christmas Multi Stack by DCWV that I have recently bought from Dies to Die for I have never bought from them before but will definately do so again, the service was super and so were the prices. The mat that the mouse is sitting on is done with alochol inks and it is on glossy card, must say that the little mouse is a digi stamp but he did have a coat around him which I have cut away and he is from Dulemba which has lots of free digi stamps so worth a look, this is were the snowman came from that I used on the snowman challenge card.

I have just noticed that I have taken the photo before it was finished, the fur on the hat is now glittered but you'll have to use your imagination for that bit!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Silver Wedding Card

A card I made for a friend to give her hubby for their 25th wedding anniversary, I wasn't sure how it would go down but I am pleased to say that she liked it so that was ok.

The background is an image on one of the MCS cd's and it was originally purple and gold but as she wanted blue I had a play and managed to get this colour, the words were popped on in as near as I could get to silver and then printed. I cut the other heart from the Indie Art cartridge on the Cricut and used foam pads to adhere it, finally I sprayed it with Spray and Sparkle in silver. A fairly smiple card but I was quite leased with it in the end.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Bah! Humbug! challenge #7

Last week I didn't have my pc as it wasn't very well and thought I'd missed a week with the Bah! Humbug! challenge but the ladies had been very thoughtful and decided to have a week off while they went gadding about York, I'm wondering if York has recovered yet, lol.

Anyway this week the challenge is trees so I thought it would be a good opportunity to use one of my new digi stamps a partidge in a pear tree. I have coloured it with Promarkers, what did I do before I bought these pens? I have also chalked around the edgees to make it look a little less stark and sprayed it with the Spray and Sparkle in gold, this card is made with an A4 sheet folded in half lengthways to make a lovely tall card and I've even put an insert in.


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