Thursday, 29 July 2010
Anyway,I made this card this afternoon, as I didn't have much time to play I resorted to my lovely Prima flowers,I just love them,they certainly make it easy to knock up a quick card.
The papers came free on a magazine as did the stamp which was with the Christmas Forever friends bear, the one which was wearing the party hat and came with a robin and stars last year if you know the one. I used this card for the following challenges:-
Paper Play,anything goes.
Hope you are having a great week,
thanks for taking the time to visit,
Monday, 26 July 2010
This book was taught to us at my fortnightly scrapbooking class at Scrapbook Sisters.The papers are K&Co,it was such a lovely project to make and so very easy once you know how.
I had to alter the fastening of the book as I'd added a little more decoration to my pages.
Once the book is opened the pages lift in a concertina style to display photos on each side.
The recipient of the book was delighted with it I'm told and was going to hang it to display the photos one under another as the ribbon fastening could be unfastened to allow a loop to be made to hang it by.(I should have taken a photo of this as I haven't explained it very well.
I liked this card till I saw it on here and now I can see that the Yellow should be carried through to another area,might see if I can find some gems and add a couple somewhere. Anyway,I used my Papermania pansies which I stamped a couple of times and decoupaged,my first attempt at feathering too,was happy with the results,think they look pretty lifelike. The greeting was my favourite Jane's Script by Woodware, ribbon from Scrapbooksisters,go and checkout Karen's new Puppy,I had a lovely cuddle with her when I called by the shop on Saturday.
I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Clean And Simple 100th sketch,
The Crazy Challenge blogspot, All about Birthdays,
OLLCB challenge 59,Birthdays,
Daring Cardmakers Challenge, Layer it up.
That's it for me, I hope that whatever you're up to today that you all have a lovely time,
thanks for stopping by,
Sunday, 25 July 2010
It doesn't show in the photo but I used stickles around the white edge of the stars but I did,honest!
Friday, 23 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
I used the green checked paper on the inside of the card but felt something more was needed so cut some tiny bunting which I stamped using the tiny alphabet stamps.
I forgot that I hadn't photographed the card when I wrote it so excuse my scrawl.
The papers are by My Minds Eye and are part of a 6x6 paper pack.
I am using this card for a couple of challenges:-
My Time To Craft Challenge 100,Check it out,
The Crazy Challenge,Male card,
I hope you like today's bunting,will show you something different next time hopefully.
Thanks for stopping by,
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
"What do you want to get then?" I ask,
"What I really would like"she says,"Is if you could make some of those lovely note books that you made as party gifts for my friends".
So back round the shops we go,looking for suitable note pads to cover. I couldn't believe it,could have had 3 made in the time we'd wasted wandering around.
So here are 2 of the 6 that I made,I won't bore you with showing the others but thought I'd show you these in case you get stuck for an idea of a cheapy little gift. I just replaced and decorated the front cover of a writing pad,easy as that,one happy daughter and a fraction of the price that I expected to pay. Even found a couple of challenges that I can use them for. I'm going to use the first Notebook for them both:-
I don't tend to use much in the way of peeloffs these days so thought I'd use up some on the second notebook. I added some white gel pen stitching and some dew drops as centres which I coloured using Copics.
Nothing outstanding,but a way to use up some of the scraps of papers that are mounting up in the drawer.
Thanks for stopping by,
Sunday, 18 July 2010
To be honest this was just so easy as the shape of the drape just seemed to happen. I then stuck a tiny off cut of ribbon to each end of the bunting and then gently shaped each flag over the edge of my scoring bone. I then trickled a tiny thread of glue around the top of the bunting and glued it in place. I rubbed a pink chalk eye around the edges of the card and stamped my greeting using brown Stazon. The recipient of this card will appreciate the no fuss design.
Sweet Stamping challenge,Spring chick photo inspiration,
Thanks for stopping by,Julie
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Tonight I'm showing the last 2 of the Gorjuss girl thank you cards for my daughter's teachers,I've enjoyed using different colours for them than I usually use and no that isn't because I've used up all the ink of my favourite Copics though I do seem to be buying a couple of refills each month at the mo. The first card I am using for the following challenge:-
SSS64, great sketch,
I love this blue card,I rarely choose blue but I definitely will now,It's just so cool and pretty looking. I've had these papers in the drawer for so long, they are like washable wallpaper and are called Sky Floral Quilt, Scrapbook Walls,very apt! They were leftovers from one of my Scrapbooking classes.I'm using it for the following challenges:-
GC62,Spicy Supply Challenge-Markers,
That's it,the last of the thank you cards,now I have to get cracking on the 5 birthday cards and the mini book that I need for next week! maybe a couple will need to be "Quickies!"
Thanks for stopping by,
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Any way,I'm not here to sell Copics,though I think I could but to show you another of the thank you cards. I'm not fed up with colouring this Gorjuss image yet,hope you're not fed up with keep seeing my creations using them,I've only 2 more to show you after today and I promise to leave it a while before I use it again on here.
For Fun Challenges,colour your image,
Thanks for dropping by,
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Sorry if this gets a little boring as I've 6 cards to make and have been requested to make 5 cards using the same Gorjuss girl stamp and only 1 using an alternative.
Here's the first I love this flocked paper which was part of a paper pack by Laura Ashley that I received for mothers day, I've coloured my image using copics and added a few flat back gems by Papermania. I've used this card for the following challenge,
Crazy 4 Challenges,Red, Black and White,
Cute card Thursday challenge 120,School's out for summer.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
because the tape runner isn't permanent at first I was able to arrange the hearts in the correct position before firming the ribbon down, I added a drip of glue behind each heart just to be sure it wouldn't slide then added a toning flat back gem to each heart and added 3 to the edge of the right hand side also. These are by Papermania and can be purchased at Scrapbook Sisters they come in lots of lovely colours. The greeting is Jane's Script by Woodware I stamped this using my pink chalk eye.
I'm off to start the ironing now :(
Friday, 9 July 2010
This little teddy image was part of a freebie stamp collection that I got on a magazine,he's by Adam Pescott and is called Bently Bear. I'm really pleased with how I've coloured this image, I love his cuddly fur, not saying that it's perfect but it's good enough for me,not bad for a first attempt anyway, and by sheer fluke I managed to make my balloons look a bit translucent too!
I just used C1 over the coloured image to achieve this effect.
The embossing on this card was a bit of an accident. I measured and cut the white card and embossed it using a flower folder. wasn't very happy with it as it was a bit OTT when put against the paper which was also free with a magazine this month so I thought that I'd cut corners and use the same pieces of card and put them in the Swiss Dott folder thinking that the flowers would just disappear, they didn't but I quite liked the result so decided to use it anyway and rubbed the strips with a pink chalk eye. I saw at Poppet's Place blog a while ago how to make a button so had a go at this to make my flower button,I've added a link to her blog so you can check out her lovely glittery cards,I hope that she can bless me with a link to the page where she showed how to make them cos I can't remember where it is.
I'm using this card for a few challenges,
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 146, I haven't a large oval like the sketch used so hope this qualifies
Paper Play Week 27,Your number's up,
The Shabby Tea Rooms week 17,make an Impression,
Y.N.S challenge 20,Flower Power,
Alphabet Challenge, K is for kids,
Craftalicious challenge 3,Cute,
Crafty Creations 75,make your own button.
Thanks for stopping by on this rather hot summers evening,
enjoy your weekend,
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
She dropped me this fab image by Mo's Digital pencil,I really must check these out,it was so lovely to colour though I'm not too good at colouring boy's hair.
I used this card for the following challenges:-
Sketch Saturday 110, great sketch to follow,perfect for this image,
Stamp Something Challenge,the colours of your flag, Red White and Blue of the Union Jack.
Think Ink Challenge 24,stitching,
Creative Card Crew, use die cuts,(Sizzix football die)
Digital Tuesday Challenge 66,Red, White and Blue
I hope that the card meets Helen's approval,
Thanks for stopping by,
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
I thought I'd get my challenge fix today whilst making a card for a friend's daughter.I used the Suzy 2 set of stamps by Marij Rahder that they have in stock at Scrapbook Sisters, if you've not called by my blog before,take a look through previous posts to see lots of other cards that I've made using other stamps in this set,they are so scrummie to work with and a big favourite of mine! The design paper is actually one of the freebie type that you get as a giveaway in a crafting magazine,I usually forget to use these but for once found the perfect match for my project. The number was cut using the sizzix Bubbles alphabet set,I just added some strips of matching card to make it into a sunshine then added stickles to them. I did something that I'm not in the habit of doing and masked off the horse to stamp the fence then also masked this to sponge up the background,time consuming but I'm fairly happy with the result. I couldn't find a flower punch small enough to add daisies to the grass though so instead opted to add spots of liquid pearls to represent them. I added some liquid glaze to the horses eye too.
I'm using this card for a whole host of challenges,
Papertake's sketch 44
Crazy for Challenges 44 ,Ribbons,
The Crafty Pad,Animal fun,
Wee Memories challenge 13, free for all,
Your Next Stamp challenge 19,printed ribbon,
Allsorts Challenge 59,make a scene,
Crafty Calendar challenge 10,Summer,
Paperplay challenge week 26,card for a child,
Tuesday Taggers,Make a scene.
Thanks for stopping by,
Monday, 5 July 2010
Thanks for stopping by anyway,
Sunday, 4 July 2010
The card today was made using Mercy's Tuesday sketch Challenge 80 which was perfect for a this card for my friend's son, just a matter of using a few die cuts and a bit of doodling to make the stripey border around the oval.
Paperplay Week 26. Card for child or teenager,
Speedy the cats Challenge 10, use die cuts,
Said I'd be quick,
Thanks for stopping by,
Friday, 2 July 2010
Now I can craft without worrying that I should be studying instead and here is the first of my guilt free cards.Don't ask me where this design came from,I found myself waking up today with this on my mind so although it's been a bit time consuming I got exactly the result that I was after. I'm thinking that maybe I'm a little stuck on using these little stamps at the mo and yes,I've used exactly the same stamps as my last post.
I'm using this for the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge week 58, embossing,
Craft Pad Week 77 challenge, embossing,
StampArtic challenge 2,Flowers,
Papertake Weekly challenge, stitches,
More guilt free crafting coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by this evening,