Monday, 28 March 2011

Thank you with daisies

This week for the Less is More challenge we were given a sketch to follow, I was inspired with Chrissie's card this week, she made 2 cards and both cards she made patterened paper using background rubber stamps, I dont have any of these so decided to make my own using many different fonts, and then printed it onto green paper. I made my daisies with a punch and painted the tips pink and the centre orange to match my centre band of colour. The top 'Thank You' was computer generated. Also for the 2 Sisters challenge - make own embellishments

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Rosette card

My second card this week for the Less is More challenge, this time I used patterned papr from the Dovecraft charcoal prints a stripe paper cut a strip and then used my Hougie board and creased it every 1/2cm and made this rosette, finished it off with a black pearl, layered it onto white card which was embossed with swiss dots and then black. The sentiment was computer generated with the Scriptina font.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Less is More 7

Another challenge at Less is More week 7 already and this week we were asked to make a masculine card, Chrissie and Mandi are working so hard with this site, if you havent already visited it do go and take a look, and also visit Chrissie and Mandi and see what wonderful blogs they have.
For my card I have used a stamp for Stampin Up set Lovely as a Tree, the font is computer generated using the font Niagara solid, I embossed it using the Candy Cane stripe folder, it was then finished off with a green button and a piece of twine. I welcome criticism.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Little Church in the snow

Another entry for Less is More challenge, this week it is one layer card 'off the edge' and no embossing. I used a digi image from Just ink lined, I used watercolour pencils to colour it, the sentiment was computer generated, and the border was drawn in Microsoft Publisher, one more card for my Christmas box!
I welcome criticism as by hearing what other people think I can improve my cardmaking.
Also for the challenge at One Stop Craft challenge - clean and simple
and Simplicity - Out of the box
and Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple

Monday, 7 March 2011

Pastel flower

My choice for my card today was a pastel flower, for this I used a die cut from Marianne designs, I wanted it to look like a wild Dog Rose so sponged the edges with a pale pink, cut 2 stemens out with my punch, the top layer I trimmed back a bit and finished it off with a pale green pearl. I used a stamp for Stampin Up Mixed Bouquet for the stem, and finished it off with a small piece of green Ribbon, this was layered onto card sponged with the pink. The sentiment was computer generated, which I layer onto white card again sponged with pink. I would welcome criticism as by hearing what other people think I hope I can make improvements to my cardmaking. I will be entering this for these challenges:

Less is More - Pastel colours

Simple Create - Power of flowers

Craft us Crazy - Nature

Little Claires Design - Flower

Friday, 4 March 2011

Peace with a dove

A friend who doesn't have a blog kindly lent me this gorgeous Clarity stamp 'Peace' I first use the font Christmas Silhouette and typed the letter 'r' to get this lovely dove, then I placed the stamp with the 'C' circling the dove, and embossed it with gold, and matted it with gold mirror card.
I am entering this for the challenges at
Bah Humbug - embossing