Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Birthday card - change of style for this one!

Hi all

I was asked by a colleague to make a birthday card for her sister, I always ask what they like etc and was told "include the words "miss you lots", nothing too girly or flowery and no cute images" one tall order for me that! This is not my usual style but I quite enjoyed making it.
This is what I came up with, my colleague was really pleased with it as her sisters fave colours are red and black, phew!

and the inside...

I rarely use peel offs but as I was told she likes Champagne I had some peel offs which fit the bill. I coloured in the "champagne" and then used clear heat embossing all over the "cut out" parts.

Funny this was when I gave the card to my colleague she said it is lovely but do you kno the "happy birthday" is upside down, I thought thats impossible I am a bit dense sometmes but surely I couldn't do something like that hahaha.... well no I hadn't she was holding the card on its side (portrait)!!!!!!

New challenge blog + candy!!

Hi all

Have found out about a brand new challenge blog. Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges will be "opening its doors" on 15th August 2009. They are also looking for 2 DT members and have some FAB candy to give away until the 13th August. Pay them a visit by clicking on the banner below for all the details!!!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

WOJ challenge card

Hi all

This is my card for 2 challenges WOJ following their sketch, the prize is being their guest designer for August. Also the Crafty Pad "something new" I have used my new Promarkers and also the first time I have inked up this lovely WOJ stamp!

Thanks for looking!

Pink and green challenge

Hi all

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog

I love the pink and green colour combo it looks soooo nice!

Also entered onto Papertake Weekly Challenge and Friday Sketchers

Friday, 24 July 2009

Pre order Whiff of Joy and FABBY candy!!

Hi all

Check out the new Whiff of Joy fall kits you can pre-order. The Kit is open until August 7th. It includes 5 brand new main character stamps, 3 large accessory stamps (all designed by Elisabeth Bell) and 6 text stamps - in English (designed by Katharina Frei)

You can also visit Katharinas blog before Sunday 26th July for a chance to win one of these yummy, delicious, beautiful stamp kits.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Another teacher thank you card

Hi all

Here is the second teacher thank you card, this time it is for my daughters teacher Mrs Saeed who my daughter describes as "dresses fancy" LOL! She is a lovely teacher and my daughter has really come out of her shell whilst under the guidance of Mrs Saeed!

I also decorated the inside and adapted a teacher poem to incorporate the teachers "self confessed love of bling" LOL!!!

The backing papers were free with a craft magazine, orange polka dot ribbon papermania, Magnolia Tilda with slate stamped image coloured with pro markers and whispers pens, green ribbon reused from Lush gift wrapped packaging, prima flowers, "rose", sentiment and everything else from my ever growing stash!!! Oh, almost forgot nestabilities frames 1 and scalloped circle.

I am entering this card into a few challenges this week:

Trimcraft - Sketch challenge
Trimcraft weekly challenge - Recycled (reused ribbon from a package from Lush)
Just Magnolia - Buttons
Pile it On - Mostly orange and combine with at least one other challenge
Allsorts challenge blog - one of anything
2 red bananas - "Reduce, Recycle and Reuse" (again I reused the green ribbon from a bath bomb gift wrapped package from Lush - the ribbon still smells all yummy LOL)
365 cards - You raise me up!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Quick card!

Hi all

Managed to get a quick card done today after work and before the kids came home! This is a Pink Petticoat image which I received in a swap, Swiss dots embossing folder and magazine freebies for the flower ribbon and backing papers. The image I coloured with Whispers and water colour pencil and highlighted with Glamour Dust for a bit of sparkle.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Thank you card for my sons teacher

Hi all

Mixed weather today, started off lovely and sunny, then as soon as my washing was nearly dry the heavens opened! Now though it is hot and sunny again.... I can't keep up with it!

I have made this card following another sketch by Lee-Ann on Trimcraft.

Not sure what I did before I was introduced to working from sketches though as they make life so much easier when planning layouts.

I used the PC to create the backing paper text and coloured the text in using pencils and Whispers pens. When I had put the backing paper on the card my son kindly pointed out that I had missed number 5 off the bottom row... wonder if Mrs Pyke will notice! Whiff of Joy Oakley stamp was used and coloured in using watercolour pencils, usually he is holding a wooden plaque but today I made it into a blackboard, embellishments are die cut, ribbon another freebie from a magazine!

I am also entering it into the Whiff of Joy Challenge which is 3 patterned papers, 3 flowers and 1 ribbon, although I replaced the flowers with apples, I hope this is ok. If not I enjoyed making it anyway!

Thanks for looking and I welcome your comments.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Just Magnolia challenge card

This is the first time I have entered a challenge on Just Magnolia Challenge Blog

The stamp is one I received in a swap, papers were free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. I think I am getting addicted to working from a sketch!!

Thanks for looking, and please feel free to leave a comment!