Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Thinking of You

For this card I was inspired by the colours in this sweater, it's this weeks Tuesday Trigger Challenge at Moxie Fab World

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Autumn tree

I made this for a lady who has very little sight, so a feely card, lots of textures to feel, buttons, gems, corrigated paper and glitter, this fits the challenges at:
The Cuttlebug spot - Fall, so autumn colours
Darling cardmakers - Autumn
Rainbow ladys challenge -Autumn foliage

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Golden Wedding card

I didnt realise it had been such a long time since I posted my last card, but with summer and then a holiday it all takes time!
This is a card made with die cuts for friends who have just celebrated their Golden Wedding, and you will see all the die cuts I used, it fits the bill for a challenge
Frosted Designs - Use die cuts

Monday, 9 August 2010

Through the window

I started with embossing swiss dots onto white card and then matting that onto red, and then onto my base card, and placing red ribbon along the centre. This card was inspired from the video I watch on StampTV, I used my favourite stamp set again Stampin Up Lovely as a tree, stamped on and embossed with silver, then cut the image into 4 equal parts and stuck onto black card with small spaces left to give the window effect. This was then mounted with foam pads onto my prepared card. It fits the challenges-
Tuesday taggers - mainly black
Bah Humbug - Christmas window card
Shirley2girls - twist on red
The stampman - 2 colours

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Embossed grasses

This rubber stamp is from Hero Arts and called Silhouette Grass, it's been embossed with gold, the backing paper is from Papermania, and as usual with me the sentiment is computer generated, all backed onto cream card stock, and finished off with a punched out butterfly and a decorative corner, made for the following challenges-
Annebelles stamp challenge - cream
Flutterby Wednesday - Fairy, butterfly or angel
Crafty Anns challenge - Lazy, Hazy days of summer
Our creative corner - Embossing
Cute card Thursday - Any card

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Trees in the snow

These trees are a stamp from Stampin Up set called Lovely as a Tree, embossed with white, as were the snowflakes, white card torn to comply with the challenge at Bah Humbug to give the effect of hills, the sentiment was computer generated, and 3 flat backed pearls for a finishing touch.
Bah Humbug - paper tearing
Our Creative corner - Christmas
Christmas blog challenge - No designer paper
Alphabet challenge - N for Nature (Trees)
Little Red Wagon - Christmas

It's a Boy

This was made using the sketch from Annabelle Stamps blog and using the digital image from Meljens design team it was coloured in PSP and the sentitment was computer generated, and finished off with 3 red buttons, entered for challenges -
Annabelle Stamps - sketch used
Creative Inspirations - Animal
Charisma Cards - something with a tail

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Peace, Joy and Love

Another Christmas card to add to my collection... the image was a font which I altered slightly in PSP, the backing paper I made using Christmas text, and the sentiment was computer generated. I am entering this for the following challenges:-

Stamp Something - Christmas
Our Creative Corner - Christmas
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas
Aud Sentiment Challenge - Choose your own Christmas Sentiment

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Snowy Christmas

We are nearer Christmas 2010 than last Christmas so on with making cards, I hope I will be prepared for Christmas 2010, but then I always say that!
I used my cuttlebug snowy Christmas scene to emboss the centr and the sentiment was computer generated, my swiss dots embossing folder was also used as was my hougie board, a silver snowflake finished it off. This is entered for the following challenges
Annabelle stamps - embossing

Diecut dreams Christmas Club - Christmas

Aud sentiments Challenge - Christmas

The Cuttlebug spot - embossing Christmas

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Digital Elephants

This is a digital image from Paulette at Create with TLC do go and see the wonderful art work she makes. I coloured it PSP, corners are from a cuttlebug die and the sentiment was computer generated, this made quick thank you card. This is also going in the challenges for
Papertakeweekly - a cute card

Stampsomething - digital image

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

6 stars for Christmas

The image is from a free font Christmas silhouettes, the sentiment is also computer generated, the gold stars are from a recycled Christmas card, the halo is filled with gold glitter glue, and the card is finished off with some gold ribbon.
I was inspired with the sketch from Card Positioning Systems and entering for their challenge.
Cute card Thursday Challenge - had to recyle a card

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Crochet flower card

Purple again, one of my favourite colours, I had fun learning how to crochet, I made this flower and dyed it with violet reinker to match the backing card which I embossed with swiss dots, I then added a button to the centre of the flower, the flower stem was stamped with a stamp from Stampin Up Mixed Boquet, and embossed with white onto black card. The sentiment was computer generated.
This is for challenges at -

Crafty Anns Challenge - embossing

Practical Scrappers - Flower

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Flower

Tuesday Throwdown - Dry Embossing

Craftalicious challenge - Monotone

Monday, 14 June 2010

Lovely as an Oak tree

I'm using one of my favourite sets, Lovely as a tree by Stampin Up, the backing card I scored with my new Hougie board, so easy to use scoring every centimeter. the corners are from the winter set of cuttlebug, the sentiment was computer generated, this card is for the following challenges:-

Our creative corner where special attention had to be given to corners.
One stop craft challenge where I used the sketch they gave us.
Cup cake craft challenge where they asked for One for the Boys, a card suitable for a male.
Magical crafts fortnightly challenge, they also asked for a card for a man.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

New Home

I had good fund making this card, firstly I made the sky backing paper in Paint Shop Pro, and then I had a play with a new die cut I have just bought which is part of the 'Winter' set, this was cut out in all different colour cards and stuck together including the smoke! I am entering this for the
Onestopcraft challenge where they asked us to make our own designer paper, also for
Funwithshapesandmore challenge which needed to have hand made background paper. and also the
Craftalious challenge which asked for a NEW card, so mine is a new home card. And finally
Sirstampalot challenge was for 'Punch It' well my house and tree ware stamped out

Monday, 31 May 2010

Christmas silhouettes

A really good challenge at Bah! Humbug this week, it was to make a Christmas card with silhouettes, my silhouettes are from a free font, I cut them out with my Creative Memories cutter dont have a nestabilities circle (yet) and mounted onto a scallopped nestie, all three of the sentitments are computer generated, the corner cuts are made with cuttlebug vintage set.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Thank you with flowers

I just love embossed flowers, I was blog hopping last week and came across a blog which gave me this idea, sorry I cant link you to the blog, but this is what I came up with and it fits the following 2 challenges. Just us girls challenge which was asking for dry embossing, and also Flutterbywednesday which wanted a creation with a butterfly, angel or fairy on it.
My flowers were punched out and the centres were a die snowflake cut down with a spot of stickes in the centre, the leaves were made with a leaf punch kindly lent me by Anne, the corners are one of the Prova vintage die cuts. The sentiment was computer generated and done in green to match the leaves.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Card from scraps

I had fun making this, its for the challenge at Die cut dreams, using my flower die cut and lots of embossing folders, the sentitment was computer generated.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Piano keyboard card

Can't believe it had been and month since my last posting, but holiday have to be taken :)
This card is for the challenge at cupcakecraftchallenges, they wanted a black, grey and white card plus one colour, and for the challenge at Magical crafts also asking for black and white and one colour. I made the surround from a photograph of a piano keyboard in Paint Shop Pro, and the image is raised on foam pads, the balloon is raised also and coloured with gold glitter glue. The sentiment was computer generated.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Thinking about you

2 challenges caught my eye this week, so I have made a card to cover both of them
The first one was Dare U2 digistamp they were asking for flowers
The second one was Daring cardmakers they wanted us to use die cuts, all my flowers are made from dyecuts, the centres have a black gem, the sentiment was computer generated, and I also used Martha Stewarts punch for the border, the stems were drawn freehand, so not the best :)

Friday, 9 April 2010

Nature Challenge

There is a Nature challenge at Pink Elephant this week, so I knew the stamp I was going to use... one from the Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, I didnt use the whole stamp just 2 trees, coloured these with my whisper pens back them with browm card, the sentiment was computer generated and again backed with brown card as was the 70... I used some string to get some texture across the middle of the card. The paper I used was from the Papermania Earth tones pad.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Christmas peel-offs

Back from my travels, had a lovely time away and even met up with Sue in Sydney, and she with her husband Ian showed us around which was so very kind of them, and then entertained us for lunch at their house.
Bah! Humbug! are asking us to use peel-offs this week, we also have to say what we think, do we love them, hate them or feel indifferent about them.... Well I think like a lot of others I used them when I first started making cards, but never use them now, but I did have a few odds and ends around.
I used my cuttlebug Christmas scene cut it out into a circle and stuck my peel-off Christmas greeting under it, mounted it onto yellowy/gold card... and also used some snowflake peel-offs on the white card which I embossed partly with swiss dots.


Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Holly card

Last posting for a while as I need a holiday, and going looking for sunshine.

This card is for the challenge at Bah Humbug, you see I'm trying to make my Christmas cards in good time this year! the challenge this week was for 'holly' my holly was from a tiny punch I have, yes a quick card.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Black fantasy tree

I started by mounting my base card with some pretty green paper Jo gave me ages ago when we first met, and yes I have only just got around to using it, and yes, using my fabulous Penny Black fantasy tree again, this time I have embossed it with black embossing powder onto yellow card and backed it with black card, taken the corners out of the yellow card with my ticket punch, I dont have any yellow brads to punched out tiny circles from the yellow card for the corners. My sentiment was computer generated. I finished off the card with 3 black jewels and some black swirls. This covers the challenge for Mondays colour challenge at Stamp TV where had to use sage green, yellow, black and white, and also the challenge at Raisethebarchallenge where we had to use old designer paper.
Thank you for looking..

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fantasy Tree Sparkle

I used the lovely Penny Black Fantasy Tree stamp again, this time stamped onto white card, dotted it with glue and then glitter, also spots of glitter around the edge of the sentiment, the base card was embossed with clutterbug swirl embossing folder, the sentiment was computer generated and a fancy corner was put in top right corner and this qualified me to enter the One Stop Craft Challenge I am really trying to keep up with my New Years resolution of 4 Christmas cards a month, and as Im away for 4+ weeks soon I am trying to get ahead of my self a bit.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Christmas with snowflakes

Yes, Im trying to make a good start with my Christmas cards this year to I dont have a mad rush at the end. I did this one for the Stamp Something challenge which had to be Blue and white. The image was from Stampin Up lovely as a tree and this was heat embossed in white, as was the sentiment and the snowflakes, the snowflakes are from a set of stamps I bought myself as a treat when I went to London doing my Christmas shopping. Being that I used new stamps this qualified me to enter the Bah! Humbug Challenge, also the Creative Inspirations Challenge, and the Raise the Bar challenge, all asking for us to use new products. As I used snowflakes on my card I qualify to enter the Stamp for Fun challenge, and the Saturday Spotlight challenge. As it is classed as a winter card I can enter it into the Fussy and Fancy challenge, and yet one more challenge to enter Crafty Ann's and this was to emboss the card.