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Friday, 28 September 2012

Crafty Ann's Challenge - 28 September 2012 - Be Inspired by a Film Title

Today sees a new challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog.  This time the challenge is "be inspired by a film title".

I have to admit when I saw this topic I wanted to run and hide.  I am no good with things like this.  I then had a think and went with "The Snowman" film.  
    
I have used Crafty Ann's snowman digital image and coloured him with Promarkers.  All of the backing papers are from the new Trad-temporary Christmas Scrapbook Kit of Crafty Ann's.  I thought they made a different colour card for Christmas.  The card has been finished off with some Papermania Glitterations, Crafty Ann's ticket sentiment, Crafty Ann's blue poinsettias which I have put blue brads in the centre and the snow underneath the snowman and in the sky is white Cosmic Shimmer glue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Inspired by a song - "Frosty the Snowman"
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo inspiration
The Crafty Pad - Inspired by a Song - "Frosty the Snowman"
Paper Make-up - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
For the Love of Crafting - BINGO board - I have chosen the middle line of blue, neutral (white) and green
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Fat Pages With Attitude - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I had made with some K&Co backing papers and a gorgeous Joanna Sheen Gruffies Beary Good Times decoupage.  Isn't this bear sweet asleep in his hammock - maybe when he should have been doing jobs for Mummy Bear!!!  The card has been finished off with a piece of a Tonic doily die cut/embossed/inked around the edges, leaves cut with various X-cut leaf punches in different colours, lace, small sunflowers and a sentiment which I've had for maybe 3-4 years.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Squirrel and the Fox - Celebrate the occasion
Cards for Men - Animal magic
Shopping Our Stash - Fur or feathers (I've used up a sentiment I've had for maybe 3-4 years)
Crafty Creations - Autumn leaves
Unstampbelles - Embossing
Charisma Cardz - For the guys
Emergency Crafters - Autumn leaves
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Fat Pages With Attitude - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge - 27 September 2012 - Fall

Today sees the start of another fortnight challenge at the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.  This time the topic is "use a sentiment that has the word "fall" in it".
This fortnight we are being sponsored by Digital Delights and they are offering a $5 certificate for the winning card/project.
For my card I have used an image called "Mr Straw" and with artistic license I have coloured in autumn colours with my Promarkers and Mr Straw has become Mrs Straw!!!  The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs Happy Hauntings and Bearly Mine Designs Gingham which I have distressed the edges of.
  
I have finished the card off with a "Happy Fall" sentiment from Digital Delights which I have coloured with my Promarkers to match the image, faux stitching, buttons with black twine through them, pearls and some pumpkins cut out of the Bearly Mine Happy Hauntings backing paper.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin with the Dragon - Fall colours
Pattie's Creations - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Buttons 
Secret Crafter - Distressing
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn
One Stitch at a Time - BINGO board - I have used the diagonal line of sentiment, digi and buttons
Paper make-up - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Fall colours
Totally Stampalicious - Fall colours
Kaboodle Doodle - Stitching
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn colours
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall colours
Everybody Art - Autumn
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Flourishes - Fall theme
Ribbon Carousel - Buttons and twine
Sassy Cheryl - Photo inspiration
Paper Pretties - Fall inspired
Fresh Brewed Challenge - Photo inspiration
Little Red Wagon - Photo inspiration
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Starts with "f" - fall
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes

Good Luck Card

Here is a male themed card that I made a while ago.  The image of a lighthouse is from Michael Powell and it is a new stamp I bought a while back.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers but added Pan Pastels for the sky.
  
The backing papers are Bearly Mine Designs Gingham and Bearly Mine Designs The Boys Zone.  The card has been finished off with adding yellow and blue Pan Pastels to the base card, some wavy ribbon, card candi, peel-off sentiment, shells and a 3D boat which I've had for some years now.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Good luck
Love to Create - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - More than 2 colours
Creative Stamp Friends - New stamps
I Love Promarkers - A male theme
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Bearly Mine Challenge - 25 September 2012 - Add a sentiment

We had a lovely array of entries for the Bearly Mine Challenge last week.  Make sure you have a look to see the winner and Top 3.  This week the challenge is "add a sentiment".
This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Kenny K Downloads.Com and the lucky winner will get to pick 5 digis of their choice.
For my card I have used the Kenny K image called "Luscious Linda" which I have coloured in with Promarkers.  The backing papers I have used are from Bearly Mine Designs and are Christmas Light, Christmas Package, Gingham and the flowers which Donna kindly put on her blog as freebies.
   
I have finished the card off with some pearl pins, Papermania Glitterations, punched hearts, gingham bows, Marianne Designs Floral Embellishment, embossed Tonic doily, faux stitching and Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I am entering this Christmas card into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Emboss it
My Mum's Craft Shop - Hearts and flowers
Divas by Design - Lovely layers
Pattie's Creations - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - To the one I love
Stampin' for the Week-end - Feeling floral
Delicious Doodles - Use metal (pins)
The Squirrel and the Fox - Celebrate the Occasion
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo inspiration
Paper Make-up - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodle - Stitching
Deep Ocean - More than 2 colours

Rick St Dennis Card

This card shows an image that I bought from Rick St Dennis last year and is called "Coco" and coloured in and made into this card earlier in the year.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and highlighted areas with Sakura Stardust clear pen.  The image was torn around and I think I used a metallic effect chalk around the edge.
  
The backing papers are Bearly Mine Designs Gingham and The Boys Zone.  The card has been finished off with a flower die-cut from a book and inked, resin flower, peel-off swirls, pearls, lace and sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Delightful Sketches - Distressed
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Thank you
Secret Crafter - Distressed
Craftymess - Distressed/aged
Totally Gorjuss - Thank you
Crazy 4 Challenge - Thank you card or thanksgiving
Bunny Zoe's Monthly - Distressing 
Platypus Creek - Pearls and lace
Love to Create - Anything goes
Paper Make-up - Anything goes

Monday, 24 September 2012

Another Scrapbook Page

My husband was away for 7 weeks in the summer to help out with the Olympics/Paralympics in London.  My youngest son was left in charge of his dad's beloved garden.  This is a photo he took of one of dad's flowers that had come out.  Isn't it gorgeous??
For the layout of my page I used the sketch for the Digitally Sweet Challenge this week.  I don't often use sketches but had a little play with this one and the page is what I came up with.  

I have used various Daisy Trail kits as follows:  Happy Easter (crochet frame), Swirling Memories (lace) and Hawaii (small orange and yellow flowers used as decoration).  The swirls and dots are from My Craft Studio Flourishes CD.  
  
The backing paper is from Bearly Mine Designs Summer's Lace Dreams and the two pieces of spotted paper cut into ribbons is Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots.

I am entering this page into the following challenges:

Digitally Sweet - Layout Challenge
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Awash with flowers

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Commissioned Birthday Card

This is a card I made earlier in the year for a customer's mum and dad to give to their grand-daughter on her 18th birthday.
 Here is the box I made for the card to go in which I decorated inside and out.
The CD that I used for this card and box was Debbi Moore's New York CD.
The card is A4 sized and I stuck the edge together, punched holes and added some ribbon and a charm for decoration.
The pages are filled with baking papers, decoupage sheets and items from the topper sheets from the CD.
 
The card has been finished with various items like gems, pearls, Papermania Glitterations, ribbon, fibres, personalised insert and charm.
 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Ooh-la-la-Creations - If the shoe fits
Paper Pretties - Use ribbon
Moving Along with the Times - Make it girly prim and proper
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Birthday Card

This is a card made with papers from a Tim Holtz paper pad which I've had for two years and I can't really bear to use - sound familiar eh?  I have distressed around the papers with Vintage Photo Distress ink pad.  The image is "Elly Framed" and is from Dilly Bean Stamps.  It has been coloured in with Promarkers and a whte gel pen.  The card has been finished off with some flowers cut from the Debbi Moore Art Deco Rome CD with brad centres, leaves cut out from scraps of card using three different X-cut leaf punches, striped ribbon, embossed card with a cog dimension, pearls and a sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dilly Bean Challenge - Autumn colours
Totally Stampalicious - Birthday card for a girl
Paper Pretties - Use ribbon
Scrap Creations - Embossing
Papertake Weekly - A hazy shade of autumn
Simon Says Challenge - Emboss it
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - The beauty of leaves
Stampin' with the Dragon - Fall colours

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Scrapbook Page

Well Blogger has now converted to the new version for me now.  Not sure how I'll get on with it as I don't do change very well but I will give it a good go.  I have made this totally digital scrapbook page using Craft Artist Professional 2.  The backing papers are the Country Collection from Bearly Mine Designs and this collection includes tags, tickets and the different flowers I have used on this page.
The image of the little girl is a freebie from Magic Moonlight Free Images and I have put it into an intelligent frame from the freebie Day Dreams that came with Craft Artist Professional 2.  The "with love" also comes from this same kit in the form of the letters.

I am entering this scrapbook page into the following challenges:

Digitally Sweet - Anything goes with flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Make it girly
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Funny sentiment

It is time to see Team B's creations for the Aud Sentiments challenge this fortnight of a "a funny sentiment".
This fortnight we are lucky to be sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and the winner of the challenge will get 7 digis.

Please pop over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog to have a look at Team B's creations.  If you want to submit a card into the challenge please post it here.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Bearly Mine Challenge - 18 September 2012 - Fall Colours and Design Team Call

Oh my goodness me.  We had just over 300 cards/projects entered into the "Anything goes" challenge last week at Bearly Mine Challenges.  Thank you so much.  Make sure you pop on over to the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog to find details of the winner and Top 4.
This week the topic is "Fall colours" ie reds, oranges, browns, yellows and greens and we are lucky to be sponsored by I am Roses who are offering the winner a $35 gift voucher to their shop.

Today also sees a Design Team call for Bearly Mine Challenges.  Sadly Ani has stepped down from the Design Team due to other commitments and also the current Design Team term is ending at the end of October which means Donna will be looking for a few more Design Team Members.

Here is what Donna says about the Design Team:


Are you interested in working with Digital papers, and being part of a Wonderful Design Team, and being part of our Challenge blog?

I am looking for a few more members for the Design Team, for a Six Month Term. You will be expected to produce a card or other project every other week as part of the Challenge blog. You will also be expected to leave comments on participants blogs based on a comment rota.

You will also be expected to use the Bearly Mine Designs papers on  your projects both for the Challenge blog plus throughout the week on other cards you make. You must have a well maintained blog.

 In Return

You will receive a selection of Digital Papers that are already available in the shop, as well as all new releases.

Design Team Term runs from Oct 30th 2012 - April 30 2013

If you are interested in being part of this team, please put DT beside your name.


Saturday, 15 September 2012

Cards made previously but not blogged

Here are some cards I made a while back but never got around to blogging.
 
I have made this card using Bearly Mine Designs The Boys Zone (it just shows that although this set is called The Boys Zone you can see it is perfect for any type of card) backing papers and also the Bearly Mine Designs Mini Dots for the punched flowers.
  
The image is from Dilly Bean Stamps and is called "Pinky's Skull Bow" and I have coloured this image in with my Spectrum Noirs for a change:

Skin - FS6, FS3 and FS2
Dress/hairband/eyes - BT5
Hair - EB8, EB7, EB5 and EB2

The card has been finished off with a Marianne Designs Anja corner die and Marianne Designs elegance scroll, Craftwork cards sentiment, lace, punched flowers with acrylic pearl paint centres and some pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Punch it
Papercrafting Journey - My sentiment exactly
Digi Doodle - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything goes
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This is a card I made for a colleague's birthday.  I chose the topic of Paris as this was where she was going for her birthday.
The majority of the images I used were from Debbi Moore's Art Deco Paris Triple CD-Rom.  It is such a gorgeous CD and brought back memories of going there for my 30th birthday.
 The Eiffel Tower picture here and on top of the box were a download from Cajoline Scrap.
The card is a 6x6 concertina card and I put different images on each side along with lots of different embellishments.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Pretties - Create a birthday card
Crafty Ribbons - Vintage
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
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This is a card I made for a customer using a digital download from CraftsUPrint.  I cut out the various elements on the sheet and did a collage effect as the recipient of this card loves the occasional drink.  I distressed all the edges of the toppers.  The backing papers were from my stash.  The card is finished off with some brads, peel-off's and card candi.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hooked on Crafts - Cards for men
Cards for Men - Going digital
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Earlier this year my aunt asked me to make her a card for her great-grandson who loves dogs so this dalmatian image I had on a CD just spoke to me.  The paw backing paper is from the Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD.
The card is finished off with some ribbon, sentiment and insert off the computer and some Papermanie Glitterations.  I tend to keep cards for young children as embellishment free as possible as young hands tend to fiddle a lot.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - For an under 18's
Craft Punked - Pets