Friday 31 July 2009
This is my card for the Creative Card Crew challenge http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ the challenge as you may have guessed is to use the expression "Girls just Wanna have fun as the inspiration for your card.
I have used my new stamps from my holiday purchases, they are from "creative expressions" I have coloured them using my whispers pens and some twinkling H20's. The paper is from the "Papermania - hint of pink" range. I have to say that I do like making this style of card when I have a whole load of papers that co-ordinate. When I get a pack like this I tend to make cards like this first and then use scraps on smaller cards, .... any-hoo.....
I am also entering this into today's 360 day card challenge http://365cards.blogspot.com as today's challenge is to attach a tag to your card. I have a little tag in the pocket I have created, so that I can write a wee message on it to whoever I end up sending the card to.
I have to admit, I am quite pleased with this card, I hope you all like it too......
Wednesday 29 July 2009
This is my entry for the sugar bowl challenge http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ a little last minute again, isn't amazing how quickly 2 weeks pass! I think this is just about recognisable as Gayle's Sketch, just been elongated slightly!
For those of you who have been enquiring about my new craft purchases, I have used my new copics here, I was a little nervous as I normally use water colour pens and pencils which I think are probably a bit more forgiving. I think I need a lot more practice, but I am quite please with how her hair turned out. Unfortunately I didn't have the right ink to use with them so it has bled a little, which is why I have gone for the whole ripped and torn look thinking I might get away with it if I go for the whole distressed look!
The paper is new as well, although it has already made an appearance on my blog, its from " Bo Bunny - Beau Jardin, blush"
I am not sure about the big bow, not normally my thing but it was a required element so hay ho! guess its good to be pushed out of my comfort zone once and a while!
Tuesday 28 July 2009
This is a quick post! this is my card for today's 365 challenge http://365cards.blogspot.com/ the challenge is to use a homophone i.e a word that is spelt different to the meaning, i.e "the perfect pear"
I am not sure if moo-vin counts, I did have a look on the Internet there was lots of example's I just found them difficult to translate into a card.
I am also going to enter this one into cute card Thursday http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ where the challenge is to use eyelets in your creation. which I have done in the corner underneath those ribbons, but I am not sure if that feature works, but I really like the rest of the card.
The stamp I have used is "sugar nellie - custard" I have stamped her 3 times to make her more 3d coloured with my whisper pens and added some googley eyes (which I have to say I love) think the paper is K&Co its from my scrap box, think that's about it.....
This is the second time that I have received this award. This time from Clare at http://littlebear.blogspot.com/ Clare was my first follower and always leaves me lovely comments, so thanks for this award I really do appreciate it. Clare always has some really lovely cards and has a wide range of styles so please pop across and have a look.
I believe that I can pass this onto 5 people :
Jen at http://artyjen.blogspot.com/
Stefanie at http://4seasons-in1day.blogspot.com/
Monday 27 July 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
I have been passed this lovely "Circle of friends award from Jen http://artyjen.blogspot.com I would like to give her a big thank you for thinking of me. Its the 1st award that I have received so once again Thanks and Hugs to Jen.
I believe I now have the privilege of passing this award onto 5 people, I would love to pass this onto all of you who pop by and leave comments it is always much appreciated.
I would like to pass this onto the following:
Bernie at http://craftybe.blogspot.com/
Debby at http://debby4000.blogspot.com/
Many thanks to you all.....
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Firstly I would like to say thank you for all your kind messages regarding recent success that I have had. I have to say that I am still stunned to have reached the top 20 in the last Mojo competition especially when there was over 500 entries. Also reaching the top 5 in the Allsorts challenge and then one of the top 3 cards of the week over at 365 cards. I also would like to say a thank you to the people who selected my cards for these honours! It has given me a real confidence boost. Thank you!
I am really enjoying my holiday, not done as much crafting as I would have liked, although I have already visited one craft shop, "Stampaholics" in perthshire and bought a few goodies, a visit to another craft shop is on the cards (no pun intended) for tomorrow!
I have made this card, which I plan to enter into a couple of challenges. Firstly Papertake weekly http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ the challenge for the week is using any of the following colours: Pink, Black, White,yellow, Green, Grey, Lilac
The theme for a spoon full of sugar http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ is swirls, and I have used some lovely swirly paper from "Bo Bunny - Beau Jardin Blush" (a new purchase) I have also tried to emphasise some of the swirls using some "distress stickles - worn lipstick" (also a new purchse!)
Also the Allsorts challenge http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ which is to use only one so I have used only one sheet of paper (its double sided) only one stamp " Inca stamp - Art Nouveau Profile" which I have stamped a number of times to create dimension, I have coloured it using whispers pens, water colour pencils and have done the flower using twinkling H20's and a little bit of stickles. and I have inked round the edges of the image using "distress ink - worn lipstick" Also I used a one word sentiment. I couldn't resist putting the 3 gems on it, it just didn't look right without it, I hope that still counts!
Wow what a lot of waffle! I hope I have not bored you all to tears!
Thursday 16 July 2009
No card today, sorry. Just a quick post to let you all know that I'm off on holiday today, Yey! I will have access to Internet and Have packed some crafting stuff (wow what a job that is, I mean what do you take, and what do you leave behind, and have you noticed the more things you acquire you gain more absolutely essential things!) I am going off with a large tesco bag, and a little papermania holdall thing full of stuff! I feel like I am moving house!
Anyway.... although I hope to still pop into blogland and still make cards, I am not sure how regularly that will be, so I may not be commenting as much as normal but will try my best to keep up! If not I will be back in about 10 days and will catch up with you all then!
Wednesday 15 July 2009
This is my entry for the Allsorts challenge http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ which this week is a sketch.
This is my entry for the sugar bowl challenge http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/challenge-14-judys-sketch.html ( a bit last min, oops!) I have used Colorbok paper and embellishments, and for the element of sparkle the chipboard flower and maggies scarf have been glittered with stickles!
In all honesty I don't really like how its turned out but I love the sketch so will prob try this layout again.
Tuesday 14 July 2009
Hi All, firstly I would like to say thank you to all of you who left positive comments regarding my Gorjuss bride, it was good to know I wasn't that crazy after all! I suddenly realised that I had actually missed a trick, after all we have a "gorjuss flower girl" and I realised that I could have had a whole wedding party!
I Have used the masking technique to do the flower girls, and then the bride has been placed on 3d foam. I have also stamped her dress on vellum and created a little overlay for her dress. I will be entering this into the ABC challenge http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ which is V is for vellum. All the colouring has been done using water colour pencils. and the flower girl dresses have also been glittered with "stickles." I have used little paper flowers and then put flower gems in the centre. The gold swirls have been created using gold mirror card and the "true love sizzix die." and as usual a random sprinkling of peel off dots.
I am also going to enter this into the Rosie Dee's challenge http://rosiedeeschallenge.blogspot.com/ as the theme there is weddings.