Saturday, 28 January 2012

Less Is More - Pinky

Hello everyone,

Before I start, just want to say hello to my new follower :)  Thankyou to everyone for following my blog, I really appreciate it!

Here is my entry into this week's Less Is More challenge, which this week, is a sketch.  The sketch must be followed exactly.

Now the photos aren't the greatest, and I have noticed that my borders aren't very straight either, but I am staying at mum's tonight, so not able to do anything about it right now.

I used a white linen card for the base and used a Stampin' Up rollergraph jumbo wheel for the decorative panel.  I think it's called Swirls...or something similar.  The wheel is inked with versamark and I have then used a bright pink mica powder.  

I then added a bright pink border with pale pink satin scallop border with an X Cut flower punch, using a white pearl gem for the flower centres.

I finished the card with a best wishes stamp, which believe it or not, I have had since I started cardmaking almost 11 years ago......which until now, had never been inked!!

The challenges I would like to enter are:

- Less Is More - A Sketch
- Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Wording

Thanks for looking. Xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Nice Weather For Ducks

I'm back again...

Here is another card I made over the weekend, and the girls persuaded me to enter the card for a DT call over at One Stop Craft Challenge too.

The image is another Pollycraft one - this time a Swings & Slides image called; Nice Weather for Ducks.  I have coloured her in with promarkers and a couple of Lizy's polychromo pencils.  I am really proud of the colouring on this image - thanks to Lizy and Jen for their hints and tips ;)

The paper is from a DCWV stack that I have, a complete surprise find that matched perfectly with the theme for this card.  The yellow card and ribbon are from Jen's stash and the blue pearlescent card is embossed with the cuttlebug - swiss dots folder.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

- One Stop Craft Challenge - Under The Weather & DT call
- Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
and the sketch is from
- The Sweet Stop - Sketch 142 - but I am too late to enter this challenge.

Thanks for looking! xxx

A Special Card

Hello Bloggers,

Where on earth has this week gone? Only seems like 5 minutes since Lizy and I were over at Jen's, crafting all weekend!

Well I'm going to post a few cards today, showing some of the cards I made over the weekend.  Unfortunately, a lot of the challenges the cards were made for, have closed now, so I am trying to find new challenges to enter them into.

So here is my first card.....this is a special one for Jamie.

Now this card was the first card I made on Saturday, over at Jen's.  I wanted to enter the Less Is More challenge, and when I saw Lizy's fab entry, I knew exactly what to do.  So thanks Lizy, for the great inspiration!

The image is Pollycraft - Baxter & Bridget - Sweethearts, which I coloured with promarkers.  I then used heart nesties to create the aperture and a frame.  When I was gluing the frame onto the card, I noticed a couple of white speckles on the card.  We were a little baffled as to where they came from, but came up with the idea of using them to my I borrowed Jen's white pen, and added some more white dots to create a panel down the card.  I also added a black heart, cut with the smallest nestie with an added heart gem for an embellishment.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less Is More - Cut It Out
- Cute Card Thursday - You're A Gem
- Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
and finally
- Cupcake Craft Challenges - All You Need Is Love

Thanks for looking! xxx

Friday, 20 January 2012

Who Is She?

Hello Bloggers,

I have just been looking for inspiration for a few cards, as Lizy and I are off to Jen's for a crafty weekend tomorrow....but the urge was too much and I ended up making a card rather than putting something together for tomorrow.

It's a little different for me - made the card a little grungy with distress inks but I really like it....

Whatcha think?  I have had the image stamped and coloured (with promarkers) for quite a while and only yesterday did I decide to do something with, I thought she was a Greeting Farm stamp, but I can't seem to find her online anywhere - so who is she?!  Does anyone else have the same stamp and know where she's from? I really like her and would love some more girls similar.

Anyway, I used some Bazill cardstock for the base and the paper is by Chatterbox.  I am sure if they are still making paper or not, but I have this paper in my scrapbooking stash for such a long time, and the colours were perfect for this image.....OK I'll let you into a little secret.  The pink accents on the girl's outfit were actually cream, but when I found this paper, I recoloured them the paper does match her now ;)

The ribbon, flower and gems were from my stash.  I have used Tea Dye distress ink for the grungy look.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Cupcake Craft Challenges - Born on a Winter's Day
- I (heart) Promarkers - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking! xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Pollycraft Card

Hiya everyone,

I have managed to get another card made today - loving all this creative play time at the mo, but this will soon be a thing of the past once I start childminding.  Will just mean that me, Lizy and Jen will have to plan more crafty days over the weekends....that'll be fun :)

Anyway, onto the card for today....

I have used a Pollycraft image that was in my bundle off Lizy, for's Jerry Kisses - Drummer.  After forcing the printer to take the card, I managed to print onto some watercolour card and then used my Whisper pens to colour the image.  However, ink jet ink and water don't mix very well, as you might be able to see, the ink ran and bled into the image a little.  So I stopped watercolouring and just used the pens normally.  Still like the effect though.  I used a circle punch for the image and a quickutz cookie cutter die for the scallop circle.

I don't know the name of the paper I'm afraid, as it's from my huge pile of scrapbooking stash and it was in my scrap bag, so no idea who makes it......added some Papermania buttons to the corner.

The sketch I have followed is from Sketch Saturday.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Sketch Saturday - Sketch
- Cards for Men - Boys & Their Toys

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 16 January 2012

It's A Boy

I'm back again - two days running!  I'm doing well ;)

Whilst having a look for bird stamps for the Less Is More challenge, I came across a little duck stamp - no idea where it came from, but thought it was quite cute.....and hadn't been inked I had a quick play this afternoon.

This is another OLC for the Less is More challenge - I stamped the duck onto watercolour card (which I used for the card base) and then made a mask of the duck and found a nestie that fit nicely around the image, and grabbed my SU inks - I choose a pale blue ink (can't remember the name) but because the sponge I used had been used already, the background came out darker than I wanted......I then watercoloured the duck using my Whisper pens and added a stamped sentiment.

Hope you like it :)

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Less is More - One Layer Cards - Birds

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Long Time No Blog!

Well hello everyone!!

It's been just over a month since I last blogged!  Time just ran away with me over the festive period and the first week of the new year has been spent recovering from a chest infection.....

But I'm back and I'm blogging again! Yay!

It was Jamie's mum's birthday yesterday, and even though they are a "no card" family, I still made her one.....

Quite a simple card - white card base stamped with a flower stamp using black memento ink - I think it is an Anita's stamp, computer printed sentiment cut out with a nestie and coloured using pearly chalks.  And three flowers stamped and cut out with pearl centres for embellishment :)

I really am on a roll again now, and think having a gentle push from Lizy is helping too ;)

Here is my next card, which is my first Christmas card of 2012!  I know, I know, but like many other people, at least I'll be prepared for this Christmas :)

A very simple card, mainly made for the Less is More challenge, which is a one layer card using a theme of birds...a penguin is a bird, isn't it?  Never sure if it's a bird or a mammal! I have used a Little Claire's stamp, stamped directly onto my card blank using black memento ink again.  I have coloured the image using Sakura Stardust pens for the glittery look.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Less is More - One Layer Card - Birds
Sweet Stampin' -All That Glitters
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and hope you like my cards!

See you all soon x