Tuesday, 30 April 2013

flowery flowers

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I made this card for a challenge but because I was ill I never got round to posting it!
It has been done on kraft card and my papers are from DCWV. The glittery card is from create and craft.
The image is a digi one free from Little Claires. it was lovely to colour if a little fiddly.
I coloured with pro markers.

I ahve added some salty ocean distress inks to colour the background and die cut three flowers for dimension. One I coloured with pro markers and the others are glitter card as above. The gems are from my stash.
I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

an old christmas

 Hi all!
I made this in a bid to keep on top of my christmas cards-I have based it on the challenge in merry monday christmas card challenge but moved it around a bit! I have mixed the old with the new and added some sparkle.
The background papers are kanban and kraft card.
I used a stamp free with a magazine before christmas. He reminds me of santas little helper-the dog on the simpsons!and he has a santa hat on! I added some glitter flakes-also a magazine freebie.
I coloured with my pro markers and used distress inks to make the background look old and the candle glow.

I had this small bit of triangle left and decide to emboss the top of a tree onto it for some texture. I added a tab at the side for the sentiment which is a marianne designs one.

i would like to enter it into the following challenges:
abc christmas challenge-h is for helper
simonsaysstamp challenge-anything goes
party time tuesday-anything goes
kaboodle doodles-tan or brown
creative card crew
cards for men-animals
merry monday christmas card challenge #59

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

art deco flower

Hi all!
This is my creation off the week! I love the clean and simple themes at the minute. I made this using a tutorial given by doing life on folded flowers and loved it so much I had to make one straight away.
The spotted paper is from DCWV and the purple from my stash. I cut a wrought iron circle (spellbinders) in cream and coloured it with a memento dew drop ink.
The sentiment is from a from a magazine freebie set from Docrafts whcih I used a Sheena Douglass embossing powder on. My embossing needs some more work!keep getting extra bits!
The gem in the centre of the flower is from Docrafts and I used a purple gel pen to draw some dots round the edges of the 6x6card.
Hope you like it!
I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Monday, 15 April 2013

flowers and stripes

Hi all! a 2nd card today!! Get me!
I have based this on the CAS colours and sketch challenge which is fab!
The embossed bit came from a folder from a magazine-my mum enbossed it and snet it over as i haven't got the folder!
The card came from my stash-won in a card candy giveaway!
the flower I got at the NEC in a pack in November and the silver diamante is from Docrafts.

Hope you like it and please leave some feedback for me!! x
I am going to enter it in the following challenges:

man card

Hi all!
This is an experimental card. I based it on the sketch on the retro sketch challenge. I am trying to improve my man card work. Firtsly I started off by cutting out the penent shapes and used them as templates with my distress inks so I had a silhouette. My other half said they looked better with the colour on them so I stuck the cut outs on top.
I have used 2 stamps from freebies from Papercraft essentials magazine. Inks are distress inks and momento dew drop inks. The penent is on water colour paper.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Saturday, 13 April 2013

hoot hoot

Hi all!
I have finally got round to using the stamps and papers that came ages ago with a magazine. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!
All the papers are from the magazine except the brown spotted and the bright green which are from my stash. The flowers are from papermania as are the buttons.
I would like to enter it in the following challenges:

Thursday, 11 April 2013

strawberry tea party

Hi all!

I have made this card to use up some stickers and also as I'm loving my crafters companion stamps!
It is the 'yum' one in the strawberry kisses collection. I have coloured him in with pro markers. the stickers are from a Docrafts tea party sticker set. I also have the papers for this set but unfortunately I forgot and have added these ones from my stash instead. The 2 strawberries are also from teh stamp set.

I would like to enter him in the following challenges:
sketch n stash challenge

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

make a wish

Hi all!
This is my second card from the weekend. Based on the challenge at less is more lime and black. Its not a comination I have used before but i like it!
I wanted to try the technique with the inside of a padded envelope/bubble wrap and it worked! I used a balloon shape I cut and drew the rest free hand. The ink is memento dew drop in new sprout. the lime paper is one from my candy I won at Mellymoo crafting.

The ribbon is from my stash which originally came from Aldi before Asda took over!The gems are from Docrafts.

The sentiment is make a wish from a Docrafts set called Daisy and Dandelion. Please leave feedback! Thank you for looking-have a great evening!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
less is more-lime and black
One stop craft challenge 223-birthdays
2 sister challenge-anything goes

Monday, 8 April 2013

strawberries and cream

Hi all!
I have been busy over the weekend and finished a couple of cards!I bought this stamp from Crafters Companion along with a CD. First time I've used it.
I used design papers from Crafters Companion Cd strawberry kisses. The silver frames are from create and craft and the doillie is from poundland. The stamp is also Crafters Companion and the embellishments are from the same stamp set. I coloured using pro markers (unfortunately these bled as I used the wrong paper).

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Friday, 5 April 2013


Hi all
Today I am going for another CAS type card. It is a dog stamp I got from my mum who got it in Crafts Beautiful magazine. The paws and sentiment I did free hand. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to have any paws on teh top bit but I was watching Eastenders and took my eye off the ball and my pen must have got too close to my card so I had to add them after!

I coloured using pro markers cinnamon and caramel. The pink is antique pink.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


hi all!
This is a card i made yesterday. it didn't turn out quite how I thought it might. i wanted the ink to be more tidy than it is!
I have embossed a piece of card using a sizzex embossing folder called circles. Then i inked the embossed bits using dew drop ink pads. The stamp is a whispers one stamped in memento black ink. I mounted it using foam pads.
the inspiration is from the muse challenge #10 which has unfortunately closed! I did like the idea though!

I am entering it in the following challenges:
make it monday challenge-anything goes

Monday, 1 April 2013

watch faces

Well that's the end of the easter weekend! we had a great time with friends-had too much food and gin and tonics!
I still had a bit of time to craft though! this is getting less though as my little man has decided he doesn't want a daytime nap every day!
I made this card following inspiration from Mellymoo crafting (who's paperstash prize I won!). CAS #18 colours and sketches challenge gave me the idea of these watch faces. I also wanted to make a man card as I need the practice!

I have used a freebie magazine stamp for the watch face and the sentiment. I used pumice stone Distress ink to make it look vintage and have decoupaged two faces for dimension, Around the edges of both the card and the topper I scored to add interest.
Hope you like it!
I am going to enter it in  the following challenges:
cas colours and sketches #18
allsorts challenge-vintage
rhedd and rosies vintage/shabby challenge
simon says challenge-anything goes