Well this card is a 3:1 challenge.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Well this card is a 3:1 challenge.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
I have offered to make some cards for a lady who runs a Dog Rescue. She is going to a show in a few weeks' time and wants cards to take with her. A lot of them I will do animal orientated - mainly dogs - but some I will do generalised. Some I will take from the stash I have already but I have made a few already using a mix of Joanna Sheen CDs and Michelle Marsden CD.
Well, this month seems to have runaway with me and life seems to be taking over so this card has to fit a number of challenges.
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Over at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog it is week 2. I missed out on their first week but wanted to take part this week. The topic is pink and green. I decided not to use my "normal" tones of pink and green ie a darkish green and a baby pink - this card is made with a bright green and a salmon pink. Certainly coming out of my comfort zone but that's why I wanted to take part in challenges to force me to do this. Tilda has been coloured in with Lyra watercolours to match - it doesn't look like from the photo but the colour of her trousers matches the backing paper perfectly but after 20 takes of the photo I gave up trying to get a better match!!!
Over at the Sketch and Stash Challenge there is a lovely sketch this fortnight. I have used from my stash a lady teddy bear stamp that I've had for a while but not used along with some fabric flowers - do I have to use them - I want to keep them!!!
It was time yesterday to set up the charity stall again for the month. Normally my eldest son does this but he had to go to work so I did it. Am shattered today after this extra activity but it had to be done. This time we are raising funds for the Duckling Appeal (the Maternity Unit at my local hospital). I remembered to take my stand and my A4 card and it looked good in the middle of the stall so I shall have to remember to make a different one for next month. I did do a little area for Father's Day cards but it might be a bit early for people to buy them at the moment - but then again it is May next week!!!
Thursday, 23 April 2009
I have recently bought a small stand to take one main card for the regular stall I have so I wanted to make an A4 card to go on it. I used the Buttercup Fairy Image from the Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies CD - took it into Irfanview and cropped it - then took it into My Craft Studio and made larger and then printed off three copies. I printed off the backing paper and a piece of notepaper for the insert and decoupaged up, used a Just for You sentiment from the daisy and Dandelion Stamp Set and added a bow made with a gold and a green organza ribbon. Just wish now that I could find a place that sells A4 cello bags which fit business sized A4 envelope and I would be more happy at presenting A4 cards on my stall.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Decoupage: Steam Train design sheet by La Pashe
Embellishments: Peel-off corners and sentiment typed on the computer.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
I didn't go on the computer yesterday and lo and behold today I'd got some comments on my blog to say that I'd won the Daisy May Challenge for last week. I've been entering challenges for the last 9 months - more so in the last 4 months - and have never won anything - so to say I was happy was an under-statement.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
The Fresh Batch - Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge is a new challenge blog for me that I found following a link from another blog. They had a lovely sketch so I thought I'd have a go.
Stamps: I was given this image as I need to make some cards for a lady running a Dog Rescue so I am not sure who made the stamp. It is coloured in with Lyra Watercolours and Sakura Pens. Small dog bone stamp has been used to embellish the main card.
Over at the Dare U to Digi-Stamp Friday Challenge Blog the challenge this week is pink and green as well as using a digital download.
Digital Downloads: Dottie and George Back 2 Front Digital Download from Charmed Cards and Craft
Well my husband and son are back from their week-end away camping in Buckinghamshire. I have now been able to take photos of some cards I made at the week-end and upload onto blogger if it behaves itself.
Digital Downloads: two Daisy May downloads coloured with Watercolour Pencils and Sakura Pens.
Embellishments: Flower peel-offs, ribbon, 4 fabric flowers and some silver pearlidoodles.
Saturday, 18 April 2009
It seems to allow me into my own blog sometimes but it's even been hanging with that and come up with strane errors.
I just wanted to apologise to people for not commenting. I have tried 3-4 times each day but can't cope with it playing up so I've had to avoid going on blogs. I will keep trying and will be back commenting as soon as things have been sorted.
I'm annoyed as well as I've missed out on my first ever blog candy win in about 18 months of entering as I couldn't meet the deadline as I didn't know about it as I couldn't access blogs - I'm not a happy bunny!!!!
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Paper: Funky Hands Funky Daze CD
Stamps: Sharing Sherbet - Love Notes by Pollycraft Designs coloured in with Watercolour Pencils and Sakura pens and a lovely flower swirl from U-mount Stamps with highlighted areas with Sakura pens.
Embellishments: Some square shaped peel-offs coloured in with a purple Dufex pen and a peel-off sentiment.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Stamps: Sharing Sherbet - Love Notes from Pollycraft Designs coloured in with Lyra Watercolours and Watercolour Pencils
Embellishments: Ribbon and brads from my stash
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Joanna Sheen had a recent card competition. You could either make a card using the LOVELY Messy Rabbit CD or the Messy Rabbit Stamps. Even though I love the CD I had to go for the stamps as I am so into stamping this year. I decided to do a village scene and used a staggering 15 stamps. After spending many an hour stamping/colouring in with Lyra Watercolours/cutting out I then used some of the backing papers from Pad 2 to create the backgrounds and like a little kid spent time working out which house was going where and with what. I received in the post Messy Pooch just as I was completing the card so he had to go on as well.
I have just seen on Joanna's Forum that I have made the status of a runner-up like I did with the Jayne Netley Mayhew CD. I've had a difficult time of late and this has cheered me up.
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Digital Image: Daisy May Digital Download coloured in with Watercolour Pencils and Sakura Pens.
Embellishments: Some flowers cut out from a Funky Hands Funky Daze CD and some pink fibres.
Image: Dottie from the Front-to-back digital download collection from Charmed Cards and Craft.
Embellishments: Chipboard buckle, some ribbon, a wooden flower and a peel-off sentiment.
Friday, 10 April 2009
Stamps: Billie Stamp from Pollycraft Designs coloured in with Watercolour Pencils and Sakura Pens
Embellishments: Satin ribbon bow.
Stamps: Daydream Stamp by Pollycraft coloured in with Watercolour Pencils and Sakura Pens
Embellishments: Brown ribbon and 7 of my beloved pink gems.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week there is a lovely sketch. I've only just managed to make the deadline with the boys being off school and husband being at home! The picture isn't the best but I took about 20 but they kept bouncing off the mirror card no matter what!!
Stamps: Little dog image given to me by a friend coloured in with Lyra Watercolours
Embellishments: Peel-off sentiment and a Flower Blossom courtesy of Jak Heath
Stamps: Trio dog design given to me by a friend and colour in with Lyra Watercolours and Sakura pens
Embellishments: Peel-off, six gems coloured to match the paper with Dufex pens and a blossom courtesy of Jak Heath embellished with a larger gem coloured again with a Dufex pen.
Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Image: Digital download from Charmed Cards and Craft
Embellishments: Sentiment made on the computer and a ribbon blossom courtesy of Jak Heath.
Monday, 6 April 2009
Stamps: Candyfloss from the Daisy and Dandelion Stamps and also one of the scrolly flower stamps from the same set
Embellishments: For my two embellishments I chose a cream organza ribbon bow and a light turquoise blossom flower courtesy of Jak Heath.
Embellishments: Blossom flower courtesy of Jak Heath, some fibres from my stash and a gem.
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda and an Easter egg stamp but not sure what make - both coloured in with Lyra Watercolours and Sakura Pens.
Embellishments: Sentiment from the computer and some fibres.
The Dutch Dare Card Challenge #42 is Easter.
Lili of the Valley Challenge 24 is Easter.
Created by Hand Challenge this week is also Easter.
Over at the Stamp Something Challenge Blog the topic is also Easter.
This lady I thought had her hands stretched out to hold some gorgeous Easter eggs!!! I've even coloured them in to match her dress and stool - how colour co-ordinated can you get???
Paper: Funky Hands Funky Daze CD
Stamps: Penny Black and an Easter egg stamp I was given - both coloured in with Lyra Watercolours and Sakura pens
Embellishments: Turquoise Blossom courtesy of Jak Heath, a large gem and a sentiment from the computer.