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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Bah! Humbug! - Christmas Stockings

The challenge over on Bah! Humbug! this week is christmas stockings, sorry Ann but my sewing skills although ok are on hold at the moment so I did a card instead. I have had this stamp for years and can't remember where I got it from but it has been in a box unused so this is a perfect time to bring it out. A fairly simple card, I have used a backing paper from Season's Greetings cd and the flourish I cut on the cricut, I stamped the merry christmas with versamark and embossed with red, and that is basically it - oh and the image is coloured with promarkers.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Sweet Pea again

This is a card I made for a forum swap, I know my partner has got the card now so I am safe to show you it. The backing paper is printed from a cd that wasn't on general release, I sprayed it with sparkle and shine but because the nozzle got stuck it is a bit on the heavy handed side. I cut the mats on my Cricut and the bottom one I coloured with my silkies to match the dress of the fairy. The flowers were made from scalloped circles which were soaked with watered down silkies and scrumpled up then glued together, I put a sparkly gem in the centre and dabs of glue on the petals which I then dusted with dazzle dust, finally the sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps too, I bought a grab bag which had 6 sentiments in for $1.50, I cut this out with one of my nesties but because I wanted a very small border I cut the same size twice and trimmed on the embossing line of the top one and coloured the underneath one with more silkies.

I quite enjoyed doing this one and will be making more flowers this way as they are just a bit different and so easy to do.

Another Sweet Pea card

I am loving these Sweet Pea images and this time I've combined it with a couple of challenges, over on Rainbow Lady's blog the challenge is Lavender and Lace and on the Alphabet blog the letter this week is L and they have chosen lace.

I have coloured the image in with promarkers and just highlighted around the moon with stickles, the backing paper is from a pad I bought from Joanna Sheen and usually just sits in a drawer as I always forget I've got it. The card is coloured with milled lavender distress ink as is the lacy strip and the flourish. I have yet to decide on my greeting so this has to be added later, I've just finished off with some stones for a bit of bling.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Crafty Ann's challenge - shaped easel card

Well I've only had two weeks to do this but here I am at the last minute with my entry for Crafty Ann's fortnightly challenge.

I cut the heart shaped card out on the Cricut as well as the cake and the banner, to be honest I don't use the machine as much as I should and have set myself a challenge to use it more often. I cut the backing paper from a sheet of Basic Grey paper from the Two Scoops range and this one is called aptly enough Cupid's Arrow. I used a bit of distress ink around the base layer in tattered rose and then thought it would be good to use it on the edge of the banner. The little hearts around the top were bought from ebay a while ago to use on some wedding invitations but we had a change of mind so they will get used on other things. To finish the cake off I added a bit of dazzle dust to the edges of the cake and on the two hearts at the top. Not my usual style of card but it does you good to have a play and try something different.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge # 26 Card for a friend

Over on Bah! Humbug! this week it's a special card for a friend, this card is an 8x8 inch and is printed on to silver inkjet film. It is a nightmare to photograph so it isn't shown off to it's best, I have attached velvet ribbon and a tassel and the greeting is also printed onto the same film, I have layered it onto holographic card just to give it some substance as it is very flimsy.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

CD Sunday Challenge # 12 - Kind Thoughts

Over on CD Sunday this week we would like you to incorporate some kind thoughts, for this challenge I have made a Christmas card. The quote comes from a booklet I bought a few years ago and then put it away and I couldn't find it, well it has turned up again so I am going to be using it this year for some of my cards, the booklet is cardmakers christmas card quotes from HOTP. My top backing paper I made using tumbled glass distress ink and stamped with a shooting star in broken china which isn't really showing up in this picture, the two snowflakes are cut from the same paper. The larger backing paper is from the Artylicious cd Seasons Greetings, once I had printed this out it was abit too blue to go with the paper I'd made so I used my colour duster to go over it with the tumbled glass ink.

I do hope you can manage to join in with us this week we love to visit your blogs and see your fabulous creations.


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