Thursday, 26 November 2009

Red, white and black

Had to make a card for a friend, and was suitable for 2 challenges. Firstly Crafty Ann's Challenge, This challenge we had to use Black, white and one other colour, the pearls are actually white although in the photograph the red from the card is reflecting onto them. Also Daring Cardmakers mmm... this wasn't so easy, Rein wanted us to put at least 3 things on the card that begin with the first letter of your name.. 'J' well ...
J is for jewel... I hope I can class pearls as jewels.
J is for jet black beads, entres to my small flowers
J is for Japonica red the name of the red card I used.
This is the first time I have been able to use my new Matha Stewart border punch. For the flowers I used a Prova Craft die cut, the sentiment was computer generated using the same colour as the card.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

We three kings

The challenge at Allsorts this week was to take inspiration from a Christmas carol or a song title,
so I knew directly what I was going to do, I have this lovely Stampin Up stamp of the 3 wise men. I am also entering this for the Papertake Challenge for a Christmas card. I first embossed the image with gold, then coloured it with Whispers pens, cut it out into an oval, layer that with black, then layered that with foam pads onto a gold oval which I embossed with my cuttlebug swirl folder, and layered this again with black. I used a red card as the base card, and decorated the corners with gold ProvaCraft corners.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Blue Silent night

Used this lovely Stampin Up stamp called Silent night for this card, coloured it with watercolour crayons and sponged the sky with blue, the base card was coved with sky effect designer paper. The image was mounted on dark blue card as was the sentiment. I am entering this for the Three Clovers Design Challenge where the card had to have NO red or Green. The sentiment was computer generated using Papyrus font.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Penny Black Tree

There is a challenge at Penny Black Saturday to make a Christmas card for the guys, so I thought I just must use that lovely big tree stamp, so I embossed it with silver and layered it only silver backing card, and did the same with the sentiment, then finished it off with 3 silver gems.