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Wednesday 30 September 2009

a spoon full of sugar #71

The challenge at a spoonful of sugar is christmas this week, so here is my entry, im really behind on my christmad cards and have loads to make (yes i know its only september) but the weeks go by so fast dont they?
To make this card i used;
  • last years christmas paper pack from dovecraft
  • card candy from craftwork cards
  • white sakura pen for faux stitching
  • dufex sticker matted and layered onto light blue card

a really simple card and simple to put together only took around 15 minutes


Tuesday 29 September 2009

Papertake weekly, black and white plus one

Here is a notebook that i made today and it fits well within this weeks black and white plus one other colour challenge over at papertake weekly,
To make this book i used;
  • charcoal paper pack from dovecraft
  • woodware daisy punches to make the flower
  • pink glitter card
  • black 1/2 in wires
  • pink and black gems

As im quite new to notebooks this probably seems a little plain, but i think its not too bad?? i bought one of those memo block for the papers inside as they come in the handy size i like to use, you just have to make sure its good quality paper inside and not the really cheap looking stuff lol, mine was actually from wilkos and only cost £2 and will make dozens of books :-)


Sunday 27 September 2009

C.R.A.F.T meets OCC and CCC

This card actually covers 3 challenges which i think is pretty good going lol.

They are;

  1. Our creative corner-Monochromatic mania
  2. C.R.A.F.T- No backing papers
  3. Creative card crew-decorate the inside of your card

this card was made for an order i recieved and actually almost forgot to do it by the deadline which is tomorrow (phew)

To make this card i used the following;

  • sizzix baby die cuts
  • scallop circle nesties
  • woodware buttons
  • flowers from local craft shop
  • skoosky sizzix alphabet for name
  • ribbon from pda
  • gems of ebay
  • card blank made from a4 sheet of card

I just hope this will be ok as the person who ordered it just wanted me to come up with something to make it and had no input at all.


Wednesday 23 September 2009

simon says....its a stich up

Over on simon says its all about stitching for this challenge wether it be real or fake, this is my entry.
Yo mkae this card i used;
  • bumblebee gorjuss girl image
  • coloured with my promarkers
  • icycle stickles used for wings
  • gems from PDA
  • oval scallop nesties
  • white button brads from making memories i think??
  • lovely lace from peartree yard
  • sakura pens tp doodle
  • card blank made from own stash to DL size

What do you think of bumblebee? isnt she just too cute for words...i think she is my new fave (for now lol)


Monday 21 September 2009

sketch and stash challenge card

This card was also ordered for a little girls 3rd birthday, as she is so young i thought it had to be pinks, i had fun with this sketch too which is from sketch and stash, and my old stash that ive never used is all the backing papers that where yet to be opened, and i must say i quite like them.
To make this card i used;
  • craft creatives backing paper stack is from tesco
  • blue shiny paper from ebay
  • the 3 was made with my sizzix alphabet (lipstick love letters)
  • made with love charm from sparklybits
  • gems from ebay
  • topper from local shop
  • organza ribbon from craft central


another challenge card

A friend of mine asked me to make a card fro one of her friends who is a music teacher, she specifically asked for this sentiment and for it to be piano/guitar orientated.
I chose to follow the sketch over at just christmas and birthday cards as it looked like a fun one to try, and it was.
To make this card i used:
  • kanban die cuts
  • gold peeloffs
  • gold promarker
  • guitar was made by hand following a picture out of one of my books
  • gold coloured gems


Friday 18 September 2009

papertake weekly-faking it

The challenge over at PTW is called faking it this week which means fake stitching/flowers/ribbons etc, i did some good old fake stitching like i tend to do on alot of my cards as i think its very effective,
I made this card at one of our craft group sessions where we were all given a goody bag from the lovely elke with the exact same stash in it and we all had to come up with something, mine was slightly different originally than this as when i got home i added a few bits to it,
This card was ordered by a friend for a friend lol so i hope they both like it?
To make this card i used;
  • dovecraft gem brads
  • holographic butterfly peel off (in the goody bag)
  • all the papers/flowers/ribbon etc was in the bag so cant say where from sorry

Thursday 17 September 2009

charisma cardz - flower power 37

This card is for the charisma challenge this week called flower power, i made this with my whiff of joy image that a friend stamped for me, i really must buy some they are gorgeous, this layout is quite a simple one but i was havin brain fog that day lol, i inked around the edges with light brown ink to decorate.

To make this card i used;

  • basic grey backing papers
  • woj image from this years kit, sorry not sure which one it is
  • pearl gems from ebay
  • ribbon from craft central
  • dovecraft brads in natural
  • hobbycraft inks in brown
  • matted and layered with pink and brown card
  • flowers from my local craft shop
  • image coloured with beloved promarkers


Wednesday 16 September 2009

a sympathy card

I was asked to make a sympathy card a few days ago, as its always a shame when you have to make one of these i decided not to use a challenge for it and keep it simple, i embossed the vellum and then cut it with my nesties to create the backing for the flowers, and used my ribbon punch on the sentiment so i could thread through the lace,
To make this card i used
  • oval scallop nesties
  • vellum
  • paisley cuttlebug embossing folder
  • lace
  • sentiment from stash
  • card candy from craftwork cards
  • backing paper is a pearly paper from papermill i think
  • flowers are from my local craft shop.

A fairly simple design i think but appropriate for the cause, what do you think?


ABC design team call

Over on the abc challenge blog they are doing a design team call, and changing there challenges from weekly to fortnightly, to put yourself forward to join the team you have to:

1. Post about the call on your blog and link it back.

2. Choose your 3 favourite cards and add them to the post. Please show in these cards what you determine your style to be.
I thought that i would try my luck and give it a go, i really struggled to choose just 3 projects i started with 7 and narrowed it down best i could, the projects i chose all have stamped images on and coloured with my beloved promarkers, so i would say my style mainly is stamping but i love all forms of card making from decoupage to flowers and lace, pretty much everything really. my passion is stamping firstly though and seem to be getting an impressive stamp collection.These photo's dont look to fab but thats something im working on at the moment lol,
  • The first card was made using my cuttlebug and i made the daisy's with my punches,the image is a leanne ellis sugar nellie,
  • The second is a notebook i made using one of my magnolias and a bit of ribbon,
  • The third is another sugar nellie card with punched out daisy's
Well you never know your luck in a raffle as they say so ill be keeping my fingers crossed.


Tuesday 15 September 2009

friday sketchers 69 card

Here is my take on this weeks sketch over at friday sketchers, this was a fun card to make,
To make this card i used;
  • dcwv retro prints backing papers
  • personal impressions image and sentiment
  • silk flowers were won in a candy so not sure who there from sorry
  • blue gems from ebay
  • cuttlebug embossing folder
  • oval scallop nesties
  • promarkers to colour
  • dovecraft brads
  • silver effect charm from sparkly bits online shop

this card was ordered from a friend so i hope she likes it?it is for her mum so later i will just add on the mum bit when i find out how she wants it putting.


Monday 14 September 2009

MME card bloom and grow for fun

Here is another card i have made just for fun, it was made using the new bloom and grow range from my minds eye, with just added gold border and corner peeloffs, i know this is simple but was so easy to make and only took around 15 mins to put togetherm

To make this card i used;
  • MME decoupage pad
  • MME backing papers
  • gold peeloffs
  • clear sakura stardust on the decoupage for extra shine

simplicity in every way lol, but not bad for a quickie.


Friday 11 September 2009

another dufex christmas card

Here is another christmas card i made with my dufex stickers, i matted it up on the lovely metallics dcwv matt stack, i know dufex isnt to everyones taste but i think for christmas its especially suitable? what do you think? this card isnt for any challenge i just made it at my local crafting group that i go to each tuesday evening creative craft group everyone is welcome its £4 for 2 hours with cuppa and nibblies included (not bad hey)
To make this card i used:
  • backing paper given to me by friend
  • dufex stickers from local craft shop
  • dovecraft ribbon punch
  • ribbon free from papercraft inspirations magazine sometime ago
  • dcwv metallics matt stack
  • red pearl gems from ebay

Wednesday 9 September 2009

friday sketchers no 68

For this weeks sketch over on friday sketchers i chose to make a christmas card (yes i know its a little early but i have so many to make lol) the photo on this looks alot worse than the card is,
To make this card i used ;
  • christmas blues paperpack
  • dufex sticker matted onto
  • dcwv metallic matt stack
  • dovecraft snowflake brad
  • ribbon from craft central
  • gems
  • black xmas peel off greeting


Monday 7 September 2009

ooh la la creations

Challenge #36 is called floral fantasy, i think this covers that, this card was really simple to make and fairly effective once finished,
To make this card i used:
  • MME bloom and grow decoupage pad
  • MME bloom and grow backing papers
  • gold peeloffs
  • silver pearlescent card blank from craft central


Friday 4 September 2009

C.R.A.F.T anything but a card

This week over at c.r.a.f.t the challenge is to make anything but a card, i decided upon having another play with my BIA and made this birthday book, its a5 size so is my biggest book yet.
To make this book i used;
  • hint of pink dovecraft papers
  • black organza ribbon from craft central
  • silver bia wires in the inch size
  • silver gems from ebay
  • hand made movable tag
  • dovecarft brad

What do you think?