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:


Glittered Jade Butterfly

This card was made in two stages. I originally made the background and layout for my spring wedding carriage card but it wasn't quite right so i ended up taking that image off (and creating a new background for it) and replacing it with this glittered acetate butterfly that seemed a lot more in keeping with this background.

Products used:

  • Stamps: PSX Butterfly, Hero Arts Foliage and Script Background Stamps.
    Paper: Acetate, Coredinations cardstock and stamped/embossed backgrounds
    Embellishments: Card Candy, Ribbon
    Tools Used: Green Peewee Glitters, Nestabilities, Encore Metallic Jade Ink, Clear Glitter Embossing Powder, clear detail embossingpowder.

I am entering this card for these challenges.


Wedding Carriage

This card was made as a spring wedding card, i have reused an old layout I really liked from a challenge a couple of months ago.

Products used:

  • Stamp: Lilly of the Valley
    Papers: DCVW Nana's Nursery (Boy)
    Embellishments: Card Candy, Ribbon
    Tools: Prisma Pencils, Clear Glitter, Nestabilities

I am entering this for the Stamptacular Sunday challenge #64 - I Do (Sun 6 June)