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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Thank You Card

My eldest son has had a hard week this week as his car became poorly on Monday and he took it to the garage who suggested leaving it there.  This meant he had to leave the house at 4.30am the next day for a bus to Oxford and then Wiltshire for a University Open Day.  The car was worked on, various belts that were worn were changed and the car was returned to him on Thursday night and off he went to college.  Only to come home afterwards saying the noise was back again.  The mechanic took the car again on Friday and it was found that the air filters needed changing.  The car is back again there on Tuesday for some new front tyres but hopefully - not being rude - this is the last time my son's car will see the garage for a while.  It was hard for him without a car as he needs to drive to work and be able to get to university twice a week as well so as the mechanic had gone that "extra mile" I thought I'd make him a card for Kevin to give to him.

I have used my Cards for Men CD by Debbi Moore which is perfect.  I love this blue car and as he's a mechanic that was the obvious decoupage image to use.  I've used a backing paper from the CD and an insert and then scraps from my scraps box.  The card has been finished off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, ribbon, buttons, bow, chipboard embellishments coloured with a metallic Brilliance ink pad and some star brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pile it On - For/from a man
Ooh-la-la-Creations - Thank you
Celebrate the Occasion - Thank you
Simon Says - Anything goes
Frilly and Funky - Your vintage style (I like vintage CDs that have images and papers/inserts/embellishments to use and I also like to add ribbon, buttons, brads etc)
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - No girls allowed

Friday, 30 March 2012

Crafty Ann's Challenge #62 - Christmas in March

Another fortnight is up and it's time for another challenge over at the Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog as well.  This fortnight we are being challenged to "Christmas in March".  It's hard enough for Christmas cards to be made at this time of year but when the weather for a lot has been so nice Christmas and the cold it brings will be the last things on your mind but we hope you'll have a go.
For my card I designed most of it in Craft Artist using Crafty Ann's new scrapbook kit - Rhapsody in Blue.  The colours are gorgeous but I like the frames, cogs and posh corners as well.  I've used two backing papers, patchwork corners, vellum corners, buttons and frame.  I reduced the frame down enough for my topper to fit onto.  I then printed it off.  With what we've heard on the news this week about the cost of postage going up dramatically in a short while it's handy to get extra dimension and texture digitally and then print it off as it's only one layer on a card.  The topper is from Lili of the Valley and I have distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then inked with a blue chalk ink pad.  I've then added some white Stickles for snow and the pop-pom on the hat.  The card is finished off with a sentiment, some Papermania glitterations and some ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic
The Crazy Challenge - Add a sentiment
House of Gilli - White plus one other colour - for me the other colour I have chosen is blue
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Include bling

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Thinking of You

A friend is going through a hard time at the moment so I thought I'd make her a card to let her know I was thinking about her.  I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp called "Woodland Fairy".  I have coloured her in with Promarkers and then cut her out with a Nestabilities die.  The backing papers are from my stash but I don't know what make they are but I thought the spots went well with the toadstool spots.  I have used some mirri card for some sparkle.  The card has been finished off with some ribbon, pearls, handmade flower made with a Marianne's Designs die with a button centre held in with wire and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.  The card was so well received.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pattie's Creations - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Make your own flowers
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Ribbon and buttons
Shopping our Stash - circles or dots (my items I am using up is the paper which I had had for some years now and it's time to use and not hoard and the button which I've had for even longer)
Creative Belli - 3 shapes on card - I've got square, rectangle and circle (my items I am using up is the paper which I had had for some years now and it's time to use and not hoard and the button which I've had for even longer)
Divas by Design - Stamp something
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp it
Crafts and Me - Elegant Fairies
Simon Says - Anything goes
The Naughty Step - Anything green

Aud Sentiments Design Team Card - Thursday 29 March 2012

Well we have a lovely selection of cards for the last challenge at Aud Sentiments but it's time for another challenge.  This time the topic is "Happy Easter" and we are being sponsored by:
For my card I have used a Day for Daisies image called Bunny Ears.  I decided to keep my card very spring-like and stuck to shades of pink.  The image I have coloured with my trusty Promarkers and then cut out/embossed the image with an X-cut die.  I've matted it onto a piece of pink mirri card using a larger die.  The backing papers are from a Crafty Individuals paper pad.  The card has been finished off with some lace, ribbon, sentiment off the computer and some My Craft Studio Click-Print-Go flowers which I have cut out, inked the dges and finished off with pink brads for the centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lisa Somerville - Happy Easter
Pattie's Creations - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - D for dry embossing
Crafty Catz - Spring is in the air
Stampin' for the Week-end - Anything goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Tic-tac-toe (I have used flowers,use a digi and die-cuts)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Bunnies
Crafty Emma - Photo inspiration
Sweet Stampin' - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Shades of pink
My Sheri Crafts - Easter
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Easter or spring
Daisy Doodle - Spring
Craft Your Passion - Monochromatic (despite my camera not liking mirri and shiny brads my cards is all shades of pink)
Crazy Challenge - Add a sentiment
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes
Crazy Boots - Easter
Try it on Tuesday - Easter
Crafty sentiments - Easter
Top Tip Tuesday - Easter and/or animals
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Spring
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Paper and Such - Spring or Easter
Sassy Cheryl - Easter parade
Scrap-Creations - Easter
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Spring creations
Scrapbook Sisters - Easter
Crafter's Companion - Spring
Penny's Paper Challenge - Easter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Easter
Ruby's Rainbow - Easter
Truly Scrumptious - Use lace
Simon Says - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spring is in the air
Delightful Sketches - Easter
Moving Along with the Times - Cute and cuddly
Paperplay - Easter
Papercrafting Journey - Photo inspiration
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter
Nadia's Blog Challenge - Easter 3D
Art Impression Stamps - Spring has sprung
Always Something Creative - Spring awakening

Sunday, 25 March 2012

The winner of my Saturated Canary Blog Hop image is ...............

The time has come to reveal the winner of the Olympic Gold image that Krista from Saturated Canary designed recently.  As my husband was reading and my two sons are off doing their own thing I decided to enlist the help of Random.Org.  The winner of my image is:
no 1 who happens to be the very lucky Hazel from Hazel's Happy House.  Congratulations Hazel.  I shall get in touch with Krista and let her know you were my winner and she will forward the image onto you.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Wild Orchid Challenge - 19 March 2012

Over at the Wild Orchid Challenge the topic is a BINGO board.  Oh I do like a BINGO board as it gives you the options on what to pick for your card.  For my card I have gone with both daignonals so it would either be gems-flowers-ribbon/lace or pins-flowers-emboss.
For my card I have used a Crafts and Me digital image called Aliah by the ever so talented Hannah Lynn.  I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and then used a tearing ruler around the edge and emphasised the edge with a pink chalk ink pad.  The backing papers are from the Crafty Individuals pad I used the other day and are very spring-like which is what I wanted.  I have embossed a piece of pink mirri card with a small Docrafts daisy embossing folder that I got free with a Creativity! Magazine.  The card has been finished off with some Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossoms and instead of cutting off the wire I have wound it around my wooden Dawn Bibby pokey tool to add a bit of dimension, gems,  decorative pins,Craftwork Cards sentiment, lace, flowers, and some gingham ribbon.

I am also entering this card into the Crafts and Me challenge this week which is "light and airy spring colours".

Thursday, 22 March 2012

I am giddy with excitement!!!!

A little while ago the ever so talented Krista Smith aka Saturated Canary held a competition whereby 10 people would win a digital image to be made from an idea they had given.  For days I put off entering as I saw some of the entries and thought they were nothing like my ideas.  In the end I decided to enter two ideas.  I was wondering the other day about the winners.

To my SURPRISE yesterday I found that I had won a digital image to be made.  My hubby was at home so I dashed and told him - excited or what????  It wasn't until today I found out which of my choices had won and I have to say Krista has done my idea proud.  This year in the UK we will be celebrating many events but two massive ones are the Diamond Jubilee (which was my other choice for a digital image) and also the London 2012 Olympics (which is the image Krista picked to draw).  I also thought an image like this would be good for any sports event, school sports day etc.

To celebrate the release of these new images Krista is holding a blog hop.  I for one can't wait to go and see what other images won alongside my request.  It would be wonderful for Krista and her Design Team if you could show their support and take part in the blog hop.  If you would like a chance of winning  a copy of my Saturated Canary Olympics digital image please leave a comment on this post before 7.59pm on Sunday 25 March 2012 and I will get a member of my family to pick a winner.  Krista will then send the winner the image direct.
Well, I suppose I'd better show you the card I made.  I thought this would be perfect to go on my regular charity stall as it could be given to anyone that has done well in a sporty event.  I have used various grungy red/white and blue papers from Summertime Designs including spots, stripes, stars and even fireworks.  
My gorgeous image I have coloured in with Promarkers, cut around with a Nestabilities die and kept the die in place and chalked around with a blue shimmer chalk.  The backing papers I have matted and layering, inking the edges of all pieces of paper as per normal.  I then made some bunting out of the scraps of paper leftover and put the word "congratulations" on them.  I then took some white seam binding and added bands of red and blue to make my own red, white and blue ribbon.  The card has been finished off with the ribbons, faux stitching, star charms attached to a chain, gems and buttons.

It is such a honour to have this image made from my idea and I know the other winners will think the same.  If my mum would have been alive yesterday I would have been straight onto the phone to her to tell her what I'd won.  She always loved to hear if I'd won anything as she knew I put anything that I won to good use for my cards that I make to sell to raise funds for different charities.

Don't forget you have until 11.59pm on Sunday to leave me a comment if you want a chance of winning a copy of this digital image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Red, white and blue
Cardmaking Mamas - Buttons
Allsorts - Three in a row (three buttons)
2 Sisters - Spots and dots
One Stitch at a Time - Girly
Sentimental Sundays - Metal and sentiment (metal chain and charms)
Cupcake Crafts - Going around in circles (hope the circles of the dotty paper and the circles of the buttons are OK)
Paper Makeup - Photo inspiration (I decided to use three of the colours of red, white and blue)
Crafty Sentiments - Congratulations
Digital Tuesday - Life is peachy
Bearlymine Challenge - Dots (lovely to see this challenge back up and running again)
Craft Room - Bling and glitter/sparkle (gems and shimmer chalks used)
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board (I've chosen gems, ribbons and buttons)
Crafty Creations - Photo inspiration
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Simon Says - BINGO board (I have chosen charms; punched/die-cuts and ribbon/twine)
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Lots and lots of dots
Whimsy Stamps - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Let's get digital
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Pixie Dust - A few of your favourite things (Saturated Canary digital images, using my Promarkers, gems, charms and buttons)
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring cleaning (I have managed to use up some chain, charms and some peel-offs I've had for 1-2 years now)
Hotshot Craft - Ribbon

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 22 March 2012

My oh my the weeks seem to be flying don't they.  It only seems five minutes since we were all looking towards the New Year and what 2012 would bring and now we are near the end of the third month.  Well onto business.  It's time for another challenge at the Crafty Purple Frog and the topic is "anything goes".
For my card I have chosen the decoupage image called "kimono rainbow mermaid".  I can't remember if I've used this image before or not but she is a beauty.  She does come in a pyromage/invertage version as well.  The backing papers are from a Crafty Individuals paper pad which I got when I joined the Craft Stamper magazine over a year ago and this is the first time I have used it.  The papers are gorgeous and of a lovely quality.  I have added some ric-rac ribbon to the side for some dimension and texture.  The card has been finished off with some peel-off corners, Craftwork Cards sentiment, flowers, gems and a lace bow.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lisa Somerville - Birthday themed
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Add a flower
One Stitch at a Time - Girly
Gingerloft - Happy birthday
Digital Tuesday - Life is peachy
Scrap-Creations - Flower creations
Papertake Weekly - BINGO board (I have chosen gems, free square (the peel-off corners were given to me by a friend so "free") and lace)
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Ruby's Rainbow - Lace
Pixie Dust - A few of your favourite things (well, where do I start - I have used my Crafty Purple Frog digital images, lace, flowers and gems)

Friday, 16 March 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 16 March 2012

It is also time for another challenge over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.  This time the topic is "luck of the Irish". 
For my card I have used the Ching Chou-Kuik Sweet Pea Stamp called Ocean Fantasy.  She is certainly a beauty and so is the cat!!  I have coloured the image with Promarkers, die-cut and inked around the edges with a chalk ink pad.  The papers are all 6x6 papers I had loose.  One night last week I decided to put them all into colour families and I've already used about 10 sheets up by doing this.  It saves looking through a pile that is about 4 inches high!!  The papers I have distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.  One of the papers was double-sided so I scored the corner, folder over and in with a brad.  The card has been finished off with some lace, pearls, buttons, peel-off sentiment, brads and some green die-cut butterflies (these were cut from a scrap of green mirri card and after 20 photos they still look black but they are green).

Over at the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge we unfortunately have had to say good-bye to some Design Team (DT) members recently.  We therefore are having a Design Team call.  Do you love Sweet Pea Stamps just like the rest of the DT?  Are you able to make a card/creation every two weeks?  If the answer is "yes" please make a card/project and enter this fortnights' challenge and put DT after your name.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with a button
Stemeltraume - Girly/for a girl
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Sentimental Sundays - Go green or recycle
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes
Pink Elephant - Photo inspiration
Paper Pretties - Stripes
Kaboodle Doodles - Show us some green
Ruby's Rainbow - Lace
I Love promarkers - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - A Bit o' green
Rainbow Lady's - St Patrick's Day - I've chosen the colour green
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Lucky green
Nadia's Challenge - Girl card
Cardmaking Mamas - Buttons

Crafty Ann's Challenge #61 - Spring into spring

The time has come for another challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog.  This fortnight the challenge is "spring into spring" so Crafty Ann is looking for spring or Easter themed projects.
 
Last year I decided when printing out digital images I would print out two of the same image because I was making a mess of so many and then having to re-print.  Now that I have two images printed out I rarely make a mistake so I then end up with extra cards.  This means I have not one but two cards to show for you today.  I have used Crafty Ann's new digital image of a vase of daffodils.  My favourite flowers are roses, followed by poppies and then followed by daffodils so I had to use this image.  I have coloured in with Promarkers, die-cut the image and chalked around the edge with a chalk ink pad.  The backing papers are all abstract papers from Crafty Ann's digi shop so I went for the colours yellow, orange and yellow to be spring-like.  The cards have been finished off with a sentiment, bow, Marianne Designs die-cut butterfly and ribbons.

Here are both cards side-by-side so you can see the subtle differences:
I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Totally Stampalicious - All flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - Show us some green
Digital Tuesday - Think spring
2 Sisters - Spring colours
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Marianne Designs Divas - Spring into spring
Always Something Creative - Spring awakening
The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Add a sentiment
Delicious Doodles - The wonder of life
Sparkle's Forum - Mother's day or spring

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Aud Sentiments Design Team Card - Thursday 15 March 2012

Well we had a gorgeous array of wonderful cards/projects this last fortnight.  This fortnight we challenged to "song title for inspiration" and make sure you include a sentiment.  We are being sponsored by:

and
 
For my card I have used the Limited Runs Digital Stamp called Liz because as soon as I saw her the song "Lady in Red" by Chris De Burgh came into my head.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers.  The backing papers are from my Tim Holtz backing paper my son got me fore Christmas 2010 and it's got too many gaps in the paper pad for my liking now!!  I have embossed some red mirri card that had a pattern on it I didn't like - by embossing this is a way of using up mirri card that has a pattern you don't like as once it's embossed you won't see it.  The card has been finished off with some ribbon given to me by a friend, Craftwork Cards sentiment, flowers , doily and some gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Designs by Lisa - 3D
Totally Papercrafts - Favourite things (well where do I start?  Digital images, ribbon, embossing, flowers and gems)
Emerald Faerie - Embossing
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Totally Stampalicious - All flowers
My Time to Craft - Doilies
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got
Digi Doodle Shop - People
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday

Monday, 12 March 2012

Allsorts Challenge - 10 March 2012

Over at the Allsorts Challenge this week the topic is "say it with flowers".  For my card I have used my La Pashe the Big One CD and used one of the flower easel images of some gorgeous parrot tulips.  I have decoupaged the image, lifted the sentiment as the stopper and finished off the cards with glitter glue, gems and some Crafty Ann's digital metallic flowers edged with a gold Pentouch pen.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring is springing
Glitter Geeks - Spring is in the air
Paper Sundaes - Feminine flair (I've used flowers, gems and glitter)
Craft Your Passion - Easel cards
Crazy Challenge - No designer papers
Crafty Bloggers Network - Floral
Crafty Boots - Glitter
Paper Creations ink - Spring is in the air

Friday, 9 March 2012

Monthly Charity Stall

Today was the day for our regular monthly stall to be set up.  Thankfully I had some Mother's Day cards leftover from last year as I have been unable to make new ones.  
I wasn't sure my mum would like her Mother's Day card last year.  She LOVED green but as her birthday was near to Mother's Day I made a green card for her birthday and a yellow one for her for Mother's Day.  She LOVED it especially the fairy and the gem overload!!!  I never imagined the card I made for my mum last year would be the last one she had off me as she died suddenly three months later.  

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Fab n Funky Challenge - 7 March 2012

I made this card and posted on my blog the other day.  The image and backing papers were from Joanna Sheen's Cardmakers Year CD.  As I had some images leftover on the sheet I printed off another sheet of backing paper and made four cards for the Docrafts Craft for Life Appeal.  This saves the images getting dog-eared in a box and means the cards can be sold to help a worthwhile charity.  I take some into our local shop, give some to my aunt to take into her local shop (but normally they don't get that far - the cards get kept by her and she'll give them the money!!) or I sell them on my regular charity stall (for these cards sold I give the 100% raised to the Craft for Life Appeal).
As you can see I have made these cards into Easter cards, keeping them simple as I know funds are very limited for people these days.  I have just done simple matting and layering and the cards have been finished off with sentiments off the computer and Papermania Glitterations.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
I Brake for Challenges - Easter
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring is springing

The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - 8 March 2012

It's time for another challenge over at the Crafty Purple Frog.  This time the topic is "pink and girly".
For my card I have used the Crafty Purple Frog image called "Carnation Fairy".  Isn't she gorgeous?  I wanted to keep the card "pink and girly" but wanted to keep it springlike so no heavy colours.  I have cut out the decoupage - yes you can by pyromage/invertage sheets - but I prefer decoupage.  I have laid the image on a Nestabilities oval scallop.  The backing papers, the pink and the pink/green flowery are both from the Crafty Purple Frog and are available here.  You get a wonderful array of 50 12x12 papers for just £5.00 - what a bargain.  I have finished off the card with a gorgeous pink feather, flowers, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Poodles parlour - Birthday creations
Crafty Emma - Flower frenzy
Allsorts - Spread your wings
Gingerloft - Spring
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card with sentiment
Paper Creations Ink - Spring is in the air
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Dude Time Doodles - Springtime hues
Crafts and Me - Things with wings
My Mum's Craft Shop - Spring is springing
Flutter by Wednesday - Springtime
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or things with wings
A Gem of a Challenge - Perfect pastels
Just Some Lines - Girly girl
The Pink Elephant - Let's see those layers
Crafts 4 Eternity - Go digital
SJ Crafts Monthly - Flowers with an added extra of including red or pink

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Passion for Promarkers Challenge - 6 March 2012

Over at the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week the topic is "for mum/female relative".
I recently attend the Stamperama event at Stevenage.  There were lots of stalls there but there were some I had to visit including Crafts and Me.  I see many stamps/digital images on blogs but it's always nice to see them before buying.  I bought two stamps but after talking to the lovely Theresa and Tracy and seeing the beautiful samples made by the Crafts and Me Design Team another stamp came home with me.  The two of them were so friendly and had so much passion for what they were selling/demonstrating.  A stamp I was getting I realised the image hadn't got legs and I tend to steer clear of these but now I wish I'd got it!!!

For my card I have used this gorgeous Crafts and Me stamp called "Angels with Emeralds" by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.  The image I have coloured with Promarkers, distressed around the edge of the image with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then edged with a blue chalk ink pad.  The two blue patterned papers are from a Prima book called "Reflections".  The quality of these papers is brilliant, on the verge of card.  I have finished the card off with some lace, pearls, ribbon, triple ribbon bow, Craftwork Cards sentiment, doily, flowers from the Artylicious Essence of Nature CD and brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Craft us Crazy - Photo inspiration
Paperplay - Something old, something new (Something old - ribbon which I have had for years and year and something new is the Crafts and Me stamp and brads)
Do You Stack Up? - Things with wings
Let's Ink it Up - Show us your flowers
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - Flower frenzy
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Things with wings
Pan pastel - Use a stamped image
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - For mum/female relative
Sweet Stamps - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and option of shrink plastic
Divas by Design - Favourite things (stamps, ribbon, lace, gems, flowers, Promarkers - the list is endless!!)
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Crafts and Me - Things with wings
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/special girl
The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or things with wings

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Creative Inspirations Challenge - 29 February 2012

Over at the Creative Inspirations Challenge this week the challenge is "anything goes".  I thought this card I have made for one of my nephew's would suit this challenge.  I find it hard to make cards for teenagers especially boys but this card is made using a Wacky Wheelz image from the La Pashe Big One CD.  I love this CD as it has a vast array of different images - lots of which I loved when they were in decoupage sheets to buy - but now they are on a CD and you can print out over and over again it is even better.  I have decoupaged up the image of the car, printed off the matching backing paper and done some simple matting and layering.  The card is finished off with a personalised insert, card candi and sentiment off the decoupage sheet.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Always Something Creative - Happy birthday
Sarah Hurley - Birthday celebration
Ooh-la-la-Creations - On the move
There's Magic in the Air - Children's birthday
Anything Goes - Boyz to Men

Joanna Sheen Challenge - March 2012

Over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge this month the topics is "spring is in the air".  For my card I have used images and backing paper from the Joanna Sheen's Cardmakers Year CD (the daffodil image/backing paper can be found in March).  It's a while since I used this CD so it was nice to have a good look at it again.  I have done plenty of matting and layering and then decoupage up the main image to add some dimension.  I have used a Marianne's Designs Craftables die to cut a piece of yellow DCWV card which I have sanded to release the white colour core.  I have  finished the card off with a personalised insert, triple bow, card candy, Craftwork Cards sentiment and I have used two daffodil buttons that I have had for years and years and years and never used!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisters - Spring flowers
Delightful Sketches - Spring colours
Desmet Designs Monthly - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Unique Crafters Monthly - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge - Spring is in the air
Crafter's Companion - Spring
Cupcake Craftroom - Spring bouquet
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Nadia's Challenge - Spring
One Stop Craft - Button it
Crafty Emma - Flower frenzy
Gingerloft - Spring
CD Sunday - Imagine - I have imagined the arrival of spring/the changing of the seasons
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Make my Monday - Spring flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - new life - I chose the changing of the seasons and and the new life it brings ie spring
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes

Friday, 2 March 2012

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 2 March 2011

It is time for another challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers.  This fortnight the topic is "ever in time".
As soon as I saw the topic I knew I wanted to use the word "time" and knew the perfect image for it.  I have used my Crafty Purple Frog decoupage sheet called "Mad Tea Party" and have decoupage the image up with Collall glue gel.  I have used a piece of silver mirri, plain card and then some DCWV purple core stock card which I have put through one of my new Tim Holtz clock embossing folders.  I then sanded over the top, used my Tim Holtz distressing tool on both sides of the card to give it a good distress and then inked over with a chalk ink pad.  The pocket watch is a digital image I had on my computer but I don't know the author.  I coloured with Promarkers and then cut out and put Glossy Accents over the front.  The card has been finished off with card candi, gems, ribbon and sentiment off the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - People
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - The land of fantasy
Kaboodle Doodle - Shades of purple
Everybody Art - Monochrome
Celebrate the Occasion - Birthday and bling
My Time to Craft - Circle circus
Gingersnap Creations - Things that leap - we all tend to think that time leaps on occasion
Fresh Brewed - Date or time theme
Desmet Designs - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Always Something Creative - Anything goes
Paperplay - Something old, something new (old - mirri card, teardrop gems and ribbon and new to be used is my embossing folder and watch digital image)
Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge - Hat as main focus
Unique Crafters- Monthly - Anything goes
Frosted Designs - Numbers
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use a digital element (digital Crafty Purple Frog image and digital watch image)
The Poodles Parlour - Birthday creations

Crafty Ann's Challenge #60 - Anything but a card - 2 March 2012

 We had a lovely array of entries for the Crafty Ann's Challenge for the last night.  This fortnight be are being challenged to "anything but a card".
I decided to make a digital scrapbook page using Crafty Ann's Pretty in Pink scrapbook kit and Serif Craft Professional.  I certainly need more practice with this package but I am getting more used to it.  I used mainly items from the Pretty in Pink kit but used a few items from Serif.  The photo is of my husband, my youngest son and myself sat by the sea in Eyemouth last year.  It was a lovely little place and although it was sunny it was certainly very nippy.

I am entering this scrapbook page into the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Robyn's Fetish - People
Everybody Art - Monochrome
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or anything goes
Unique Crafters- Monthly - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use a digital element (Used Serif digital scrapbooking programme, used some elements from a Serif digi kit and also used mainly elements from Crafty Ann's digital scrapbooking kit)