Thursday 29 July 2010
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Just Inklined again coz I love it...her outfit's been paper pieced with more papers from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection with a touch of bling and I've used a Nellie Multi frame oval die to create a mount using Bazzill card. The zimmer's been sakured with glitter.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
One of our friends, Sandra, has just had a baby (another girl) so I thought instead of the traditional "Birth" congratulations card I'd create a Family Portrait using the hilarious digi's from Prairie Fairy. All coloured with ProMarkers with glazed highlights and gems. The backing paper is Chocolate Decadence from Doodlebug so when "Sandra the Chocoholic" is bored with the card she can eat it!!
Monday 26 July 2010
Where are the days & weeks going? We're at Challenge No.4 already over at Donna's Den and this fortnight we'd like to see your Green cards. This is my DT entry - I've put a square of Bazzill green card for the backing, then a strip of white card across the centre. I've then cut another strip of the green card and used my Nellie Snellen branch punch to create my leafy design. This strip has then been mounted on top of the white card strip with foam pads. The flowers (X-cut punch) are made from green & white card with green gem centres and I've added more leafy branches. So please pop over & join us, Donna's giving away a £10 voucher to
fritter spend wisely in her shop Donna's Den of Crafts
This fortnight over at Crafty Cardmakers our challenge for you lovely peeps is a Recipe We would like you to use stickers or punches, Orange or Yellow & use an Animal or Fish on your creation. We're being sponsored by Gurlee Girl with a fabberoony prize of a $20 gift voucher up for grabs......so dig out your mixing bowls, roll up your sleeves & join us.
I started with a white scalloped card, with a piece of Kanban Edwardian Orange card for the background. The fish are digi's from Bee Crafty printed out in different sizes, coloured with Pumpkin & Bright Orange ProMarkers & mounted with foam pads. I've run them through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for a bit of texture and added orange Stickles Glitter to their fins. The underwater foliage is punched out from Doodlebug Sugarcoated Limeade, Tangerine & Bumblebee cardstock using a Nellie Snellen branch punch and the bubbles were punched using a household hole punch!
Friday 23 July 2010
I'm just lovin' Paper Piecing at the momento and I wanted to make a special card for a young lady, Rebecca, who is about to start Secondary school . This digi from Mo's Digital Pencil is just perfect. Her whole outfit is paper-pieced using 4 different papers from the Basic Grey Bittersweet collection. The background DP is from the same collection, flowers are Prima E-Line with card candy centres. Entering it at -
Mo's Digital Challenge - Paper Piecing
Stamptacular Sunday - Ice Cream (Neopolitan)
Thursday 22 July 2010
Please DO NOT adjust your sets, you ARE seeing spots before your eyes...think I went a bit OTT!! This was an order for a ladies OH & she thought this Just Snoozing digi from Digistamp Boutique had an uncanny resemblance to her NEW OH. The background & paper pieced sofa are from the Polka Dots stack by Wild Rose Studio, a dash of ProMarkers, a smidge of glaze & glitter & a few green pearls et voila!!
Entering it at -
Digistamp Boutique - July Competition
Craftalicious - Birthday
Wednesday 21 July 2010
A Quickie today as the Housework on the Upper Deck beckons! I just love this Pretty Gillian from Prairie Fairy & she's proving very popular so another card in a different outfit. This time she's wearing her Pink ProMarker outfit with glazed highlights, flowers punched from Papermania Henbury Lane collection with Card Candy centres...beautiful ribbon but rubbishly tied...I sat watching loads of YouTube vids' with a length of ribbon, pausing, rewinding...SCREAMING!!! Why don't my bows lie flat on the page in the right direction with a flat knot!!!!??? AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Entering it at -
Charisma Cardz - Pink
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet
Papertake Weekly - Cute
Scrappy Frog - Girlie Girl
Tuesday 20 July 2010
This fabby digi is Pretty Gillian from Pairie Fairy coloured with ProMarkers, glazed and a few gems added for her jewels. She's mounted on my new Nellie Snellen multi frame oval die with paper from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection. Entering it at -
C.R.A.F.T. - Babies / Children
Craftalicious - Birthdays
Digital Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Pollycraft - Happy Birthday
Stamp Something - Digi
Thursday 15 July 2010
This card has been made for my OH's Secretary...I should really have taken a picture of his face before she knocked the livin' daylights out of him!!! Hope she doesn't think it was my idea...I'll put "Made by Neil" on the back...that should cover me!! This is one of the amazing new Digi's from Just Inklined who have some hilarious Wrinklies like this one - Flossie Bumblethorpe. I've used papers from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection for her paper-pieced dress & used the same paper for the background. Coloured with PMs with Sakura clear glitter highlights. Created a blue gem necklace & added gems into the fruit on her hat. And...Strewth...I put a ribbon on and got it to tie straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Entering it at -
Just Inklined - GDT application
Stamp Something - Recipe
Simon Says - Fruit
Pear Tree Designs - Glitter / Sparkle
Craftalicious - Cute
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Personally I can't bear tennis, listening to all that moaning n' grunting (and that's before they've got on the
pitch court!!) Thank goodness Wimbledon is over too...I'd rather eat my own arms than have to sit through a match! This card is for a friends Boss who apparently adores the sport...eek! This is George the Tennis-Player from Charmed Cards and Crafts, quite an easy one to colour as I left his outfit white but glazed it and used ProMarkers where there is a smattering of colour. Won't be entering this one at any colouring challenges!! The stripes behind are from the Making Memories SImply Fabulous Brooke collection.
Have a Great Day everyone!!
Monday 12 July 2010
The challenge this time over at Crafty Cardmakers is a Photo Inspiration. Your design needs to take some inspiration from the picture above. Look at the colours (that's ProMarker pastel green, lime zest maybe) so it would be blues/greens or you may take the inspiration from the lovehearts and use them a lot on your design (which can be any colour) You need to take at least ONE element ie, the colours, the texts or hearts or why not go the whole hog!!! Our sponsor this fortnight is Joanna Sheen!!!
So here's my DT card and I've chosen to take the colour & loveheart elements. The hilarious couple (looking strangely familiar) are Stella & Gus from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured with Pastel Green & Blue ProMarkers, Stella has green gem spots on her dress & they both have silver glitter-glue hair. The backing papers & hearts are punched from the Basic Grey Kioshi collection.
Entering it at -
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic
Pear Tree Designs - Sparkle / Glitter
Friday 9 July 2010
I know! I know! Look away...another New Home card! Hoping to just sneak this one in without anyone noticing!! This fabberoony digi is by Hope Jacare at Stitchy Bear Stamps and is called Dragonfly House. It's had the usual ProMarker treatment, a glazed highlight here & a dab of glitter-glue there and has been mounted on some more lush paper from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Meg collection that I got from Gotta Craft. The flowers are punched from the same papers with purple gem centres. Entering it at -
Creative Craft Challenge - Summer
The Town Scrapper - Monochrome
The Crafty Pad - Animal Fun
Peartree Designs - Animals
Thursday 8 July 2010
I know...I said there'd be no more...but these are the final 3 of my recent Moving House card requests, although I've had another order today...Eeek! I've used the beautiful Lighthouse Digi again from Tiddlyinks that I've used before but this time I have created 3 different times of the day scenes with my Adirondack alcohol inks that I got from Inkylicious. Judie at I Just Love Crafty Mess told me I wouldn't be able to make do with just 1 or 2 bottles and she was so right...! For each card I used -
Card 1 - Day Time - Sail Boat Blue, Pool, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange & Silver
Card 2 - Evening - Sail Boat Blue, Pool, Watermelon, Sunset Orange & Silver
Card 3 - Night Time - Sail Boat Blue, Pool, Purple Twilight & Silver
Wednesday 7 July 2010
This is the last of my New Home cards, I've used the Toadstool Digi from Digisparkle again using the same decoupage technique as before but this time the papers & punched out flowers are from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Maddi collection with glitter-glue centres. Entering it at -
Magical Crafts - Flower Power
Incy Wincy Designs - Punches
Dare u 2 Digistamp - The Great Outdoors
Creative Inspirations - On the Move!
Crafty Calendar - Summer
Crafty Angels - Circles and/or Squares
By the Cute and Girly - - Warm Summer Days
Bee-Crafty - 3D
Allsorts Challenge - Create a Scene
Tuesday 6 July 2010
Monday 5 July 2010
DigiSparkle. Coloured with ProMarkers, the red spotted cap bit has been decoupaged and the backing paper & punched out flowers are from the Making Memories Simply Faboulous Brooke collection with teeny green gem centres. Entering it at -
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jewels
Alphabet Challenge - J for Jewels
Friday 2 July 2010
I've got 8 cards to make for a local Estate Agents & this is the first. The digi is from Digisparkle, coloured with ProMarkers, the DP is from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection, flowers punched from the same papers & the butterflies & flower-centres are punched from recycled silver cardstock that came out of a box of beauty products!! Entering it at -
The Play Date Cafe - PDCC36 - colour combo
Dare u 2 Digistamp - The Great Outdoors