Saturday, 26 September 2009

ABC Design team call

ABC Challenge blog is holding a DT call.
I've only done one challenge and that was the "D ois for... Die Cut" I really enjoyed it as it is that little bit differenct from so many of the other challenge blogs

To apply, here's what you need to do.........

1. Post about this on your blog and link it back.

2. Choose your 3 favourite cards and add them to the post.

Show in these cards what you determine your style to be.

Oh gosh, now I have to pick the favourite cards I have made....

Sketch card

Hi all

Here is a card I made for a sketch challenge over on Trimcraft - BUT I was too late to enter it hahaha just typical of my week that! Anyway, loved using the sketch anyway and needed to make a card for my next door neighbour who has just had a knee op.

I am entering it into other challenges (which I hope I am not too late for)

C.R.A.F.T blog is no backing paper, thought this would be harder than it actually was, just made me think a bit harder!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar sketch card + others

Hi all

I have made this card as part of a friendship swap (I hope she isn't peeking in here...)

Once again I am entering into a few challenges (not that I have ever won any LOL!!)

The sketch I followed is A Spoonful of Sugar (challenge 68), it was a really nice sketch to work with.
ABC challenge which this week is "D is for Die cuts" and as I have used my nesties and punched flowers I am good to go!!
Stamp Something is asking for a creation using your favourite embellishment.... well thats easy Prima flowers are my fave, oh wait the nesties are too and and and....

I have taken a couple of piccies if the inside of the card too, thanks for looking.

Papers are MME Roam
Flowers Prima and the patterned ones are punched, brads are Basic Grey.
Stamps are Sarah Kay (Spring Blossom), bird and branch are Hero Arts (Hello Birdie) - coloured in with Pro Markers and distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
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Friday, 11 September 2009

Friday Sketcher and WOJ challenge

I have always been a night owl but this is a ridiculous time to be up when I have to get up sooo early for work tomorrow! The buses are on strike (grrrr) which means that I will have to get my older boys to secondary school after dropping the younger 2 off at breakfast club, then on to do a full days work, I can feel the bags straining under my eyes now LOL!

Here is a card again using orange and teal, the colours for WOJ challenge this week, layout is a sketch from Friday Sketchers challenge.

I prefer the darker tones on this card than the card I made earlier, well yesterday now!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Yet another challenge card and some luck came my way!!

Hi all

Well after having a rough few weeks life has a funny way of turning around... I came home from work today to find out I won yesterdays Blog Candy from the lovely Jude at Crafts International, it is a large square Woodware punch.... whoo hoo how lucky am I??

Pop on over to to Judes blog to find out more about her fundraising for Alzheimer's (click the blinkie on my sidebar to take you to the post.

On to the card....

This card was made for the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge which was to use orange, teal and pink.

Not sure if I really like the outcome, I think it is a bit bright and busy for my taste, but hey ho time is not on my side AGAIN!! So I will have to live with it. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday I had decided to submit a different card for the DT call but time was not my friend this weekend!! Oh well, wish me luck -)

2 Redbananas challenge this week is "Stripes and Dots", don't they look FAB together!

I used:

Whiff of Joy stamp coloured with Pro Markers
Free backing papers from a magazine
Ribbon and ric rac from stash
Sentiment stamp again free with a magazine

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Devine new blog + candy!!!

To celebrate a new blog called The Devine Influence, they are offering some Gorjuss candy which is available until 2nd August, they are also looking for people wanting to have their crafty creations featured on the new blog.

To find out more click on the banner below:

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Another challenge card

Hi all

Well for a change it is a lovely sunny day today, there is no sign of rain... yet!

I have made this card for a couple of challenges, Lee-anne from Trimcraft sketch and the Basic Grey inspirational picture challage and A Spoonful of Sugar "distressing" now as I am not really a ripped paper sort of gal I opted for the using inks for the distressed look LOL! Also entered this card into the FAB Charisma Cardz Challenge which this week is "Swirls and Curls"

The papers are MME from the Roam and Classic collections.
Flower stamp is Basic Grey Insignia, stamped using Versamark watermark and coloured with chalks.
Flowers are Mulberry Street by Petaloo, punched flowers and Just Pots Funky Flowers. The pearl beads were coloured with the lemon Pro Marker.
Sentiment and swirl are Studio G clear stamps.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Eid Card

Hi all

It has been a while since I got chance to make a card :-( but I am onto making my Eid cards at the moment - left it late really as Eid is on 21st September... better get cracking!

Here is one I have made, for the shape I used the "Rocking the Kasbah" template from Craft Stamper magazine, the medallion stamp is from Basic Grey, used a border stamp stamped in gold, the card stock has a "linen" texture and I swiped Distress ink over it, the Eid Mubarak sentiment I wrote using an embossing pen and heat embossed in bronze.