Sunday, 17 October 2010

LOTV Carol Singers

I have finally fround a few moments to update my blog, I have been so busy recently i have been guilty of neglecting it.

Products used:
  • Stamps - LOTV Carol Singers, Greeting (unknown wood backed stamp)
  • Papers - Daisy D's
  • Embellishments - Pointsetia cut using die, Button, Ribbon. Bead cap & Brad
  • Tools used - Spellbinders dies, border punch, promarkers & prismas pencils
This the was first time i tried out the colouring technique of adding shadow and shading to an image coloued with promarkers using prisma pencils, I was really surprised what a difference it makes but will be definatley be using it again.

I am entering this care for the Papertake weekly "3 of a kind" challenge".

Monday, 4 October 2010

Distrssed Wine

I was needed to do a few cards suitable for older men who have no particular hobbies, so decided to try a vintage wine themed one.

Products used:
  • Stamp - Unsure of the maker of the main image
  • Papers - DCWV Once Upon A Time
  • Coloured with Marvy Le Plume Pens, Covered with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle
  • Tools used - Cuttlebug dies, Nestabilities
  • Embellishments - Foiled, Craftwork Cards Greeting, Vintage Gold Brads

I am entering this card for the Stamptacular Sunday 79 Challenge - Layer It On (Sun 3rd Oct)


Snow White Tilda

I'm finally getting round to uploading some of the cards I've made over the past few weeks.

Products used:
  • Stamp - Magnolia Tilda Snow White, Castle Staircase & Signpost
  • Papers - Nitwits So Berry Precious
  • Coloured with - Prisma Pencils
  • Embellishments - Foiled Happy Birthday

I am entering this card for the Just Magnolia 75 Challenge - Friday 1 October


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Leaving To Have A Baby

A friend at work is leaving soon (temporarily) to have a baby so I was tasked with making the card for her. I know she loves anything with hearts on so thought this character would look sweet sat in the heart shaped nestability (I wanted the figure to face the opposite way to the stamp so had to reverse the image using my brayer - it took a few tried to get it right but was quite happy with it in the end)

Products used:
  • Stamps - Main image - Whiff of Joy, Background script - Magnolia
  • Papers - Nitwits downloads (With this Ring)
  • Greeting - printed on laser printer and foiled
  • Embellishments - Lace and Ribbon, Adhesive Gems
  • Tools - Prisma Pencils

I am entering this card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge 86 (Wed 8 Sept **) - Layers


Nitwit Zoo

I recently discovered the wonderful Nitwit Collection papers and design sets and just had to buy quite a few sets. Although it was the background papers that initially drew me to them I really like the icons, images and character that come with them too, so decided to use some of them to do somthing a bit different by not using a stamp for once.

Products used:
  • Nitwits Jungle and Zoo Design Sets
  • Matt paper, glossy photo paper and acetate

I am entering this card for the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge (Tues 7th September) - Animals


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Mouse Mobile

I'm slightly ashamed to say that I don't think I've ever used this stamp before and I must have had it for at least 2 years. I tried to colour this one so it could be used for a man as well as a woman, and also decided to try colouring a penny black stamp with promarkers for the first time.

Products used:
  • Stamps - Penny Black
  • Papers - K&Co
  • Embellishments - Card Candy, Foiled Happy Birthday Message
  • Tools - Promarkers, Distress Inks
I am entering this card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Out of this World (I'm hoping that mice using a mobile phone qualifies) (Sun 1 Aug)


Gold Fishing

I have quite a lot of larger house mouse stamp that have been a bit neglected recently. Since i started doing mainly square card I've not really used then as they are too big, for some reason its never really occurred to me before to use part of the image rather than the whole thing.

Products used:

  • Stamp - House Mouse Images, Stampendous Bubble
  • Papers - Hot of the press
  • Embellishments - Die Cut Corners, Card Candy, Clear Glitter Embossing Powder
  • Tools Used - Prisma Pencils, Nestabilites

I am entering this card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Whateva! (Thurs 5 Aug)


Wedding Arch

For this card i took a bit of insiration from a card my mum made a couple of month ago. Her version was a wedding card rather than an anniversary one and used completely different papers and images but i loved the idea of the bower of flowers over the archway.

Products used:
  • Stamp - Lili of theValley
  • Papers - Nitwits Collection
  • Embellishments - Paper flowers, Punched leaves, Dies cut Corners and Sign, Silver Chain, Adhesive Gems. Glimmer Mists
  • Tools - Promarkers, Nestabilities, Ultimatepro Scoreboard

I am entering this cards for the Creative Card Crew Challenge - Cute & Girly (Tues 3rd Aug **)


Vintage Car

I am really shot of card suitable for men, so dragged out this vintage car stamp that i've has for years. For a change i stamped and embossed it with dristress powder, and coloured it with ditress inks.

Products used:
  • Stamps - Unsure of who made the car, Tim Holtz "Journey" text, Prima Corner stamp
  • Papers - K&Co
  • Embellishments - Tim Holts Die Cut Cogs, Tiny Metal cog part, Ribbon
  • Tools - Nestabilities, Distress inks, Sanding Tool, Distressing Edge Tool


Babys Thanksgiving

I was asked to make a card for a baby girls Thanksgiving (Which i was told is a sort of a non-religious christening/naming ceremony) as the parents live on a farm i thought this sweet little calf and chick images was just right.

Products used:

  • Stamp - Nellie Snellen
  • Papers - DCWV Nanna's Nursery
  • Embellishments - Dies cut borders, Card Candy, Die Cut Letters, Stickles
  • Tools - Promarkers, Nestabilites

I am entering this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - White & Bright (Tue 3rd Aug)


Lazy Summer Days

Dragged this stamp out that I had to buy (quite awhile ago) and yet again haven't got around to using before.

Products used:

  • Stamps - Lili of the Valley (Image and sentiment)
  • Papers - K&Co
  • Embellishments - Die cut corners and lebels, Gold tone brads, Card candy
  • Tools - Nestabilities, Distress Inks, Prisma Pencils

Fashion Easel Card

This one didn't start off as an easel card but I was struggling with the composition that looked good on a flat card, so I switch to an easel and ended up with this card.

Product used:
  • Papers - Papermania
  • Embellishments - Black cotton lace, Black Gems
  • Tools - Sizzix Rob & Bob Dress/Accessories Die, Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies, Nellie Snellen Nestability Dies


Thursday, 29 July 2010

Pirate Ship

I've been trying to do a few more card which might be suitable for Men/Boys so decided to use this pirate ship stamp i bought a few weeks ago.

Products used:
  • Stamp - Whipper Snapper Pirate Ship and Treasure Chest
  • Papers - Sandylion
  • Embellishments - Coins embossed foil on cuttlebug
  • Tools used- Tim Holtz Distreeing Tool, Promarkers, cuttlebug
I am entering this card for the Friday Sketcher challenge 112 - 23rd July.


Friday, 18 June 2010

Golden Tree

Decided to try out my punch around the page stamps and thought this image went quite well with the wrought iron gate look of the border.

Products used:
  • Stamps: Kanban Trees, Magnolia Love letter background
  • Papers: Kanban gold and black foiled card, paper from stash
  • Tools used: Embossing powders, Martha Stewart punch around the page, Nestabilities

This card was based on a sketch from the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 60: Sketch (Sat 12 June)


Sleeping Mouse

Haven't done a pink card for while, and I've been neglecting my House Mouse stamp recently too so decided to use this image for the Sketch Saturday challenge.

Products used:
  • Stamps: House Mouse sleeping mouse
  • Papers: Unknown papers from my stash
  • Embellishments: Ribbon and Adhesive pearls
  • Coloured with: Watercolour pencils
  • Tools used: Nellie Snellen die, Martha Stewart Doily Punch
I am entering this one for:


Thursday, 17 June 2010

Cow In Wellingtons

This was an attempt at a card that would be okay for a man, one of the papers is a little bit flowery but i decided i'd probably get away with it.

Products used:
  • Stamp: Penny Black image
  • Papers: Unknown supplier (got them from QVC ages ago)
  • Coloured with: Watercolour pencils
I am entering this card for the Friday Sketchers challenge: #106 (Friday 11 June)


Monday, 14 June 2010

Dancing in High Heels

Decided I'd done too many cute and character cards recently so deliberately went for something different. I was intending on doing some mens card but got side tracked a bit with this image.

Products used:
  • Stamps - Unmounted theme plate (Hero Art Set I think, but I'm not 100% sure)
  • Papers - From Stash (Unknown origins)
  • Embellishments - Pink Ribbon, Punched flowers, Adhesive pearls
  • Tools used - Nestabilities, flower punches, white pen & score bug to create faux stitiching, black and pink iridescent glitters

I am entering this card for these challenges:


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Rabbits in Pots

This card is for a friends Mum to give to her Dad on his 70th birthday. SHe asked me to do something bright and summery with a garden theme and to include his name and age as a major part of the design.
Products used:
  • Stamps: Penny Black Rabbits in Pots
  • Papers: Basic Grey
  • Embellishments: Sizzix alphabet die cut letters (Red), Die cut alphabet (Black)
  • Coloured with: Marvy le Plume pens
I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Popcorn with Present Pile

This card is for a 3 year old girl so i made a conscious effort to avoid pearl, jewels etc so as not to put anything on it that could be harmful to a small child. Again i have used an 8x8" card for this one which are ideal for these larger popcorn stamps.

Products used:
  • Stamp: Popcorn with present pile
  • Papers: DCWV Nana's nursery and Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Cars candy, Ribbon Bow
  • Coloured with: Prisma pencils
  • Tools: Nestabilities, Sizzix Alphabet Dies, Cutlebug Number Dies
I am entering this card for the Crafter Companion Companion June Challenge which is a fab sketch.


Learner Driver Milo

This card presented a bit of a challenge image wise as I was was asked for a cute character driving a car with an L plate on.

The problem was i had no stamps at all that were suitable - in the end i ended up piecing together two decoupage images. The car originally had Donald Duck in it (but i didn't think that was suitable for a 17 year old girl) so manged to find a Milo image who was the right size to replace him with.

Products used:
  • Decoupage Images: Car and Milo
  • Stamps: Woodware greeting and Forever friends numbers
  • Papers: DCWV Nana's nursery, Coredinations card
  • Embellishments: Ribbon
  • Tools used: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities

I am entering this card for the Caardvarks June challenge - Embossing (June 2010)


Hedgehog on a Tee

This is the third of the Thank you cards i have done (again with a golfing theme). This time I used a Penny Black hedgehog stamp I've had for quite a while.

I have made some golf ball embellishments by cutting out a small circle using my nestability dies and using the cuttlebug bubbles folder to de-boss the dimples onto it.

Products used:
  • Stamps: Penny Black and hero arts sentiment
  • Papers: DCWV Nana's Nursery and cardstock
  • Embellishments: Golf balls, Ribbon, Paper flowers and pearl for flower centre
  • Coloured with: Marvy le Plume Pens
  • Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Bubbles Folders

I am entering this for the following challenges:


Souffle on a Golf Tee

This is the second in a series of four thank you card i have been asked to make with golfing theme. As the image for this was so small i have had to use quite a few frames and borders to make it big enough to be the focal point.

Products used:
  • Stamps - Popcorn Souffle on a Tee, Kars Circle Frames and Stampasaurus greeting
  • Papers - DCWV
  • Embellishments - Mini Pearls
  • Coloured with - Prisma Pencils
  • Tools Used - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Edge Punch
I am entering this for these challenges:


Gardening Popcorn

I needed to do a card for someone who loves gardening so decided on this Popcorn stamp, as the stamp itself is a bit on the large size I've used an 8x8 card for this one.

Products used:
  • Stamps - Popcorn gardening and Penny Black Greeting.
  • Papers - K&Co and DCWV
  • Embellishments - Gardening string and a mini newspaper (from a dolls house shop), raffia ribbon.
  • Coloured with - Prisma Pencils
  • Tools - Glossy accents for sticking down the string.
I am entering this card for the following challenges:


Large Floral Card

I was asked to create a large (A4) card for a ladies 80th birthday, the only restrictions i was given was it should have flowers and be light pastel colours. As the stamps had didn't seem big enough i dug out a my craft studio no stamp required CD that i don't think I've used since i bought it and took the outline image from there. The paper were also from a CD - a Kanban one that containing background paper that match some tree themes stamps and toppers.

Products used:

  • Images - No stamps Require Flower CD, Hero Arts script for one of the background panels, Papermania greeting and Forever Friends number stamps..
  • Papers - Kanban CD, DCWV card stock.
  • Embellishments - Paper flowers and roses, Cotton lace, Punched leaves, P:ear pins, Adhesive pearls.
  • Coloured with - Watercolour pencils, Chalk eye ink pads, clear glitter to highlight, White pen for faux stitching.
  • Tools - Nestabilities, Score bug (for stitching holes)
I am entering this for these challenges:


Doggy Bathtime

I have tried using this stamp before but was never particularly happy with the outcome so i have tried colouring this image with my Prisma Pencils and am generally much happier with the way its worked out.

Products used:

  • Stamps: House Mouse
    Papers: Unknown from my stash
    Tools Used: Nestabilities, Paper Shapers Swirl Punch, Prisma Pencils, Clear Glitter, Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies

I am entering this card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge #116 - Anything But Square.


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Golfing Popcorn

I was asked for four 6x6" thank you cards with a golfing theme. I only have four suitable images so had to use them all and as this popcorn stamp was too big to use the whole image I cropped it so i was only using the top half.

Products used:
  • Stamps: Popcorn Golfing and Hero Arts Sentiment
  • Papers: K&Co and DCWV
  • Embellishments: Golf ball made using a circle nestability embossed with the bubbles folder, Decorative Ribbon.
  • Tools: Scorebugs for mock stitching, Nestabilites, Bubbles Embossing Folder, Prisma Pencils, White and Blue Pens.

Challenges entered: