Saturday, 31 December 2011

Christmas Robin

I decided to try a christmas card using a cute but more traditional image, so I used this cute chubby robin.



Supplies:



Stamps - Stamps Happen Robin
Coloured with - Marvy le Plume pens
Papers - My Minds Eye
Embellishments - Seam binding, Gems
Tools - Magnolia lace dies, nestabilities

I am entering this card for the Secret Crafter Challenge - Anything Goes (7/1)

Carolyne

Little Shepherd

This card was using the Sarah Kay little shepherd stamp, i really love the little pull along lamb.

Supplies:
Stamps - Sarah Kay image, Anita Greeting
Coloured with - Prisma pencils
Papers - K&Co
Embellishments - Lace, gingham ribbon, buttons
Tools - Nestabilites, Ash branch punch

I am entering this card for Craft Us Crazy Challenge - Christmas (11/1)

Carolyne

Mouse Choir

I really like the House Mouse stamp, althoug hit usually takes me a couple of attempts to get it right as you seem to have to apply just the right amount of pressure to get a clear image without it being too dark.

Supplies:
Stamps - House Mouse Image & Lili of the Valley Sentiment
Coloured with - Marvy le Plume Pens
Embellishments - Pearls
Tools - Nestabilites, Martha Stewart Border Punch


I am entering this card for the Paperplay Challenge - Christmas (5/1)


Carolyne

Christmas Kisses

I pulled out on my my older House Mouse stamps for this card.

Supplies -
Stamps - House Mouse, Lili of the Valley
Coloured with - Marvy le Plume pens
Papers - K&Co, Kanban
Embellishments - Crafty bits bells, Ribbon Bow

I am entering this card for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge - Fuzzy and Warm (4/1)

Carolyne

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Xmas Kisses

This was similar to another card i had done with the same image but on this one I used softer icier colours.

Supplies:
Stamps - House Mouse Image & Lili of the Valley Sentiment
Coloured with - Marvy le Plume Pens
Papers - My Minds Eye
Embellishements - Tag & Ribbon
Tools - Nestabilities, Border punch


I am entering this card for The ABC Challenge - Frosty (closed)


Carolyne

Sledging Bear

I think i must have had the camera on the wrong setting for this photograph as I've managed to get it both too dark and out of focus.

Supplies:
Stamps - Lili of the Valley Image and Sentiment
Coloured with - Promarkers and Prisma pencils
Papers - K&Co and Kanban
Embellishments - Card Candy, Stickles
Tools - Nestabilites, cuttlebug alphabet

I am entering this card for the I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge - Anything Goes (4/1)

Carolyne

Christmas Card for a Bear Collector

I was asked to make this card for a friend who make hand made teddy bears as she wanted to sent it to someone who buys a lot of her bears. This was a variation of a couple of canvases i made earlier in the year so i pincher the layout and resized it to make a card. I made the furry border by finger knitting a length of a fluffy yarn.


Supplies:
Stamps - PSX Bears, Autumn leaved tickets
Coloured with - Promarkers and prismas pencils
Papers - K&Co
Embellishments - Buttons, Lace, K&Co Glittered Chipboard letter
Tools - Cuttlebug Alphabet, Marianne Pointsettia Die


I am entering this card for the Creative Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes (4/1)


Carolyne

Little Christmas Angel

This cards was for a friend to give to her grandparents, on the photographs the beige colours seem to have come out a bit duler than they look in real life.


Supplies:
Stamp - Lili of the Valley
Coloured with - Promarkers
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - Ribbon, brad & bead cap, stickles
Tools - Nestabilities, Tools, Marianne dies


I am entering this card for the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #183 (4/1)


Carolyne

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Santa and Holly

This was the first time I'd inked up this father christmas stamp and i was really happy with the way he turned out.

Supplies:
Stamps - Lili of the Valley image & sentiment
Coloured with - Promarkers and Prima pencils
Papers - Nitwits
Embelishments - Ribbon, pearls
Tools - Nestabilities

I am entering this card for the Paper Sundaes Challenge - Celebrate (closed)


Carolyne

Gabriel in Green

I decided to try this image using a very simple colour theme so this one is mainly green and white, with just a touch of a couple of other colours.



Supplies:
Stamps - Lili of the Valley Image and Sentiment
Coloured with - Prisma pencils
Papers - Bearly mine (spots) & papermania
Embellishments - Green pearls
Tools - Snowflake dies & EK Success porder punch

I am entering this card for the Incy Wincy Challenge - Winter Wonderland (closed)



Carolyne

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas Stable

I only bought this stamp a couple of week before christmas and although i hadn't got round to using a lot of the images i had planner to, this one was so sweet i just had to ink it up.

Supplies:
Stamp - Nellie Snellen
Coloured with - Promarkers and Prisma Pencils
Papers - Craftwork Cards
Embellishments - Lace, Ribbon, Card Candy, Pearls, Rub-on greeting
Tools - Marianne Die

I am entering this card for the My Time To Craft Card - Winter Pals (3/1)

Caarolyne

Carol Singers

This card was done using one of the Lili of the Valley christmas stamps i bought last year. In real life the colours of the pointsetia are a lot more subtle but i couldn't get that to come over on any of the photograph.

Supplies:
Stamps - Lili of the Valley
Coloured with - Pro markers and prisma pencils
Papers - My minds eye
Embellishments - Seam binding, stickles, lace
Tools - Marianne dies

I am entering this card for the Creative Card Crew Challenge - Christmas Lights (3/1)

Carolyne

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Snowbear

This was just a quick card I made using the Me To You CD, I though as it was so delicate the memory box snowflake border went really well with it.

Image and Greeting - Me To You Bear from CD
Papers - Printed from the same CD
Tools - Nestabilities and Memory Box dies
Embellishments - Silver Ribbon & Gems

I am entering this card for the Charisma Card Challenge - Anything Goes (4/1)

Carolyne

Mistletoe Fairy

This is another one that I struggled to find the right colouring medium for, after a few failed attempts I ended up water colouring with marvy le plume pens.


Supplies:
Stamps - Papermania fairy, HOTP snowflake and unknown (wood mounted) greeting
Coloured with - Marvy le Plume pens
Papers - Nitwits
Tools - Nestabilitiy and Marianne dies
Embellishments - Pearls

I am entering this card for the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Christmas (4/1)

Carolyne

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Xmas Cat in a Hat

I've had this stamp for quite a few years but have alway struggled to get the hat coloured in without it going streaky, so this year i tried it with promarkers for a change and found it so much easier.


Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black Cat and Lili of the Valley Sentiment
Coloured with - Promarkers
Papers - K&Co and Fizzy Moon
Embellishments - Ribon, Tuile, Embroidery Threa, Buttons
Tools - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Holly Punch.

I am entering this card for the Crafty Catz Challenge #113 - Santa Hat (6/1)

Thanks
Carolyne

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Angel Gabriel

This one was a commision and gave me an exsure to use one of the gorgeous Lili of the Valley nativity stamps.


Suuppies:
Stamps: Lily of the Valley Image and Sentiment.
Colouring medium: Prisma pencils
Papers: HOTP
Embellishments: Pearls
Tools: Nestabilites

I am entering this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - I'm Dreaming of a "Blue" Christmas (closed)

Dear Father Christmouse

Despite all of my good intentions of making my Christmas cards early this year I managed to be later than ever at getting started, but this is one of the ones i eventually made.


Supplies used:




  • Stamp - Penny Black


  • Coulouring medium - Marvy Le Plume pens


  • Papers - White and Silver cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug folders


  • Embellishments - Diecut Snowflakes & Greeting, Silver Ribbon, Gems


I am entering this card for the Sweet Stampin Challenge - Sparkle and Bling (closed)

Gorguss Christmas

A gorguss christmas card.



Supplies:
Stamps: Gorguss girl and Lili of the Valley Greeting
Colouring medium: Promarkers, Prisma Pencils
Papers: From stash
Embellishments: Die cut pointsetias, ribbon, ribbon slider, lace, pearls
Tools: Martha Stewart punch, Dies



I am entering this card for:


Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - #22 Christmas (6/1)


Bearly-Mine Challenge - #25 Untraditional Christmas (16/1)

Thanks
Carolyne

Monday, 8 August 2011

Tilda Pirate

I decided i really ought to use one of the pirate stamps I bought a while ago somehow ended up with a combination of red. blue, yellow and black (colours that i would not usually put together).
Stamps - Tilda Pirate, Rope and Crate, Whipper Snapper Ship and Map (overstamped on the flower), Clarity Moon and Butterfly Kisses Greeting.
Coloured with promarkers (shadowed with a prisma black pencil)
The dotty distressed paper is from a pirate themed set by Sandy lion
Tools - nestabilities, Tim Holtz tattered floral and flourish dies, distressing tool & ink dusters
Embellishments - Paper flower


I stamped layers of the tattered floral layers with a Whipper Snapper treasure map die and formed them into a rose, inked a paper flower with black ink and a touch of black glitter.

To finish it off i distressed the edges of all of the layers with a distressing tool and a black inkpad.
Challenges I am entering this card for:



Carolyne

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Peral Wedding Mice

(Just noticed I managed to spell Pearl wrong in the title of this post - but as i'd already linked it to a challenge i decided to leave it (and to remember to spell check in the future)

This was the second of the two pearl wedding cards I had to do this weekend, again i've used a country companion lover lane stamps.


Supplies
Stamps - Counnty Companions Mice
Coloured with promarkers
Papers - Nitwits
Tools used - Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Border Trim, Whale of a Punch Swirls, Stickles
Embellishments - Prima Flowers, Pearls Brads, Pearls

I am entering this cards for the Sketch Saturday Challenge #166

Carolyne

Pearl Wedding Hedgehogs

I needed to make two pearl wedding cards this weekend so decided to try out some country companion lovers lane stamp I won in a prizedrawer a couple of months ago.

Supplies
Stamps - County Companion Hedgehogs & Bench
Papers - Nitwits
Coloured with promarkers
Tools - Martha Stewart Border Trim, Nestabilities, Stickles
Embellishments - Prima Flowers, Pearl Brads, Pearls


I am entering this card for the Charisma Cardz - Four Legged Friends Challenge #30

Carolyne

Friday, 29 July 2011

Golf Wedding Card

Another card I made a while ago (and again the pictures didn't come out brilliantly).
This one took a bit of thinking about as the brief I was given was "just a traditional wedding card" which sounded fine and then he added "they like golf and camper vans" neither of which seemed a natural fit on a tradtional wedding card.

I opted to go with the golf as the easier of the two options.


Supplies used
Stamp - unknown greeting
Tools - Nestability circles, cuttlebug bubbles folder (for golf balls), Martha Stewart punch
Embellishments - paper flowers and organza ribbon, pearls
Paper - DCWV Luxary paper stack

I am entering this card for the Sentimental Sunday Focus on the Sentiment - Challenge #65

Carolyne

New Baby Tag Pocket Card

This card was made a while ago for a friend from work but never got around to uploading it, unfortunately the pictures didn't come out very well.


Supplies used


Stamp - Simon and Lola
Colouring Medium - Marvy le Plume
Embellishments - Spellbinders tag, Martha Stewart border and butterfly punch
(I can't remeber wha the papers are)


I finished the tag with a rub on, but again can't remeber where it came from.



I am entering this card for the Stamptacluar Sunday Hot Pocket challenge #121


Carolyne

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Red Gorguss Girl

This inspiration for this card started with a deep red rose which was quite a strong colour choice for me but I though was a good match for this sitting Gorguss Girl Image.

The papers I used are K&Co and I coloured the card with Promarkers and added shading with a black Prisma Pencil. I stamped the background and inked it with distress inks.

To embellish it I machine stitched round each of the background layers and added flowers, Stamens, rafia, a punched butterfly and leaves.

The inside of the card has been designed to mirror the layout on the front.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

As I don't really have many outlets for my cards at the moment, I have decided to list this card for sale on Ebay.

Thanks for looking. Carolyne

Tilda With Blueberries

This is the first time I have got round to using this Tilda With Blueberries image and on recently seeing how many flowers i had i decided to use a few more than usual.

The papers I used are magnolia and DCWV and I coloured the card with Prisma Pencils and inked the background with distress inks.

To embellish it I machine stitched round each of the layers and added flowers, lace, ribbon, pearls, punched butterflies, jewels and a pin & beads.


The inside of the card has been designed to mirror the layout on the front.




I am entering this card for the following challenges:

As I don't really have many outlets for selling my cards at the moment, I have decided to list this card for sale on Ebay.

Thanks for looking. Carolyne


Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Surfer

I decided to try using the Edwin Surfer that came with one of the Magnolia Stamp Club sets. I coloured him in using prisma pencils and inked the background using ink dusters and distress inks. I used DCWV Dress it up (blue/green) and magnolia skull and crossbones papers.

I embellished the card using a DCWV stitched ribbon, a time holtz dies cut swirl which I embossed with black glitter embossing powder to add texture. three pewter brads and a Lili of the Valley sentiment.

I am entering this card for:
Carolyne

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Blue Poppy Girl

I decided to try out this sweet Sarah Kay image for a change. I have quite a few but haven't used them that much in the past as i found as I struggled to get a clear image using my water based inks (as the ink seem to pool a bit on the stamp) but since i bought a "clearly better" ink pad I've had much better results.

I used a DCWV romance (brown) and two Nitwits papers (blue), coloured the image with prisma pencils and imked the background with ink dusters and distress inks. I embellished the card with an organza bow which I heated slightly to get it to crinkle up and a couple of die cut corners.


I am entering this cards for:

Carolyne

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Gorguss Girl With Letter

This was my second attempt at colouring a Gorguss girl with promarkers and adding shadows with a black prisma pencil. I used a DCWV paper as the background and added two Bearly Mine papers as the panels, the colour combination was an unusual choice for me as i tend to go for the obviously toning choices for colours, but i really liked these together.

I cut the main image and the Lili of the Valley sentiment out with nestabilites (and was rather annoyed to discover that my smallest oval nestie has gone astray especially as I have a horrible feeling its ended up in the bin at some point). I cut the border with an EK Success panel and embellished the card with an organza ribbon and a satin ribbon and bow.


I am entering this card for the ABC Challenge - N for Nesties
Carolyne

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Leaving Present

I made this for a friend at work who was leaving to have a baby, I was at a bit of a loss as to what to buy her as she had bought virtually everything for herself. Although I'd left it until the last minute and only had one evening to come up with something I remembered seeing these little drawer easel cards last year and I decided to try to make one to hold a little gift (5 pairs of scratch mitts).

I made the drawer and box from mountboard and card, and printed off some Nitwits papers which I matted onto a contrasting card and stitched around the edges.

The main image (which was coloured with prisma pencils) and the sentiment were framed using nestabilities and a border for the panel on both the base and main card were punched using a Martha Stewart lace heart punch.


I embellished the card using pearls, flowers, punched leaves and made a handle for the drawers from an eyelet, a bead cap and a brad.


I am entering this card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #96 "Whateva"

Carolyne

Monday, 31 January 2011

Yellw Rose Tree

I struggled with this card as yellow really isn't my colour at all, but i ended up going back to my trusty K&Co pad (Don't know what I'll do for yellow card when i run out of this)
I stamped the rose tree and trowel stamps and coloured them with promarkers and added a touch of sakura yellow glitter pen to the roses.

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create a decorative border for the main image and the ribbon across the base panel and created a rose using Tim Holtz tattered floral die.

I embellished is with ribbon, pearls and a craftwork card sentiment.

I am entering this card for the Colour Create Challenge #63 (Lemon, Green & White)
Carolyne