Thursday, 29 January 2009

B&W with one other colour

Charisma Cardz challenge this week is black and white with one other colour of your choice. I chose blue for my other colour and here is my card.  The photo isn't very good as the light is bad this time of night i really need to get myself a light box

DP: not really sure as i recieved it in a RAK but i have dotted some blue stickles onto it.
Image: Sarah Kay spring blossoms coloured with whisper pens and waterbrush
Sentiment free from a magazine. 
I have stickles the dots on the bow on the hat and the centre of the flowers to give it a bit of bling

sarah kay valentine

I have made so many valentines recently for challenges i have been getting a bit fed up with them and running out of ideas, but on Cute Card Thursday this week the challenge is Valentines and i just couldn't pass another challenge by.  So thinking cap on I came up with this card.  Also on ABC challenge this week the challenge is Y for Yesteryear. 'dig out one of the first stamps you brought from the bottom of your craft box and give it a new lease of life'
Main Image, Sarah Kay coloured with whisper pens and waterbrush.
heart stamp: Whispers and this is one of the first stamps I bought about 18 months ago when i first started cardmaking.  My OH bought me the stamping box with a few stamps in it from hobbycraft.
DP: PM Antique Cream
Ribbon and lace from stash

Thank You

Ok here is the fist card of the day for me.  I have made this card for Dutch Dare: Make a thank you card.  And i have used the sketch from MDC.

DP: PM Olivine Essence.
Image: Penny black coloured with my whisper pens and water brush
Ribbon from stash.
I have paper pierced the edges of the papers and then used a sakara stardust from the dark range to make the faux stitching.  I also used my sakura to go over the sentiment to give it a bit of sparkle.
As the cardstock i used was a bit thin for my liking i decided to decorate the inside of the card too, to make it a little bit stronger

funkyfairyinspirations: DT call for NEW CHALLENGE BLOG

funkyfairyinspirations: DT call for NEW CHALLENGE BLOG
Ria, Head DT member at Funky Fairy's Papercrafts is setting up a new challenge blog for you treasured Funky Fairy followers out there and is looking for 3 new DT members for the Challenge Blog 

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

hugs and kisses

I'm not sure if I like this card or not. Things just seem to be thrown together rather than planning properly. The sketch i have used is this weeks Double Dutch sketch. And the Theme is taken from A spoonful of sugar 'Love is in the air' DP: K & co it think but they were sent to me in a swap so i'm not sure.
Images: Magnolia Edwin coloured with my colourbox inks. Heart stamp free from carmaking and papercraft.
Chipboard sent to me in a RAK
Ribbon from stash

one more boys card

Here is another boys card using Dawny's sketch on PWC. DP's: downloads for cardmakers world
Image: Alota cowboy billy coloured with whisper pens and water brush
Sentiment half stamped half handwritten

More boys cards

Still on the boy theme I have used both the main sketch and the bonus sketch from 2 sketches 4 you, for these cards.
This one was made with the main sketch by Laura.
DP: Cardmaking world downloads
Image Magnolia edwin coloured with whisper pens and water brush.
Sentiment: woodware sentiments stamp and chipboard brother was a freebie from a magazine a while back.
Fibres : Dovecraft.

The sketch I used for this card is the bonus sketch by Rae.
DP: Cardmaking world downloads.
Stamped sentiment i had sent in a RAK so not sure the make
chipboard from a RAK i recieved
Fibres : Dovecraft

boy card

I have had enough of making lovey dovey cards and feminine flourishes for now so decided it was time I made some masculine cards. I always find these the most difficult to do so think i need to practice making some.
For this card I use the sketch from Mojo Monday. DP's: Cardmaking world downloads
Image: Magnolia Edwin coloured with whisper pens and water brush
Sentiment from a RAK that was sent to me last week and i think fit the card perfectly

Monday, 26 January 2009

Gold and Black

Ooh-la-la Creations challenge this week is to make a creation and to include black and gold. I did think of using the card i made the other day but decided i'd have a play and make a new one. Main card is holographic gold CS
heart is a freebie stamp from cardmaking and papercraft and it is embossed with gold embossing powder

Creative inspirations

A new challenge blog has started today Creative Inspirations and it is well worth a look.
The challenge is "Valentine" but here's the but you must use the colour "Black"somewhere on your project.
Not too hard and it gave me the chance to have another go at velvet embossing. DP: Dovecraft Hint of Pink
Stamp used for velvet embossing free with this months Cardmaking and Papercraft.
Ribbon and Heart gems from my stash.
Sentiment hand written

CPS 100

I't's CPS's Anniversary this week and also the 100th sketch so i just had to enter as they have some fabulous sponsors this week. Here is my card for the challenge. DP: K&Co
Image: magnolia Tilda coloured with whisper pens and water brush
Fibres: Dovecraft
Sentiment: See D's

Double Trouble

Over at Magnolia v Stampavie this week the challenge. Double Trouble. You have to use more than one stamp on your creation as long as it is one of the stamps on their list. I decided i would use the magnolia swing with a Tilda sat on it. DP: Laura Ashley Galleria and K& Co not sure which range as i had it sent to me in a RAK.
Images coloured with whisper pens and water brush.
Sentiment hand written

Cupcake Challenge 24. 321

It's Monday again and time for the challenge on Cupcake Craft Challenges.
This week the challenge is:
what is that you ask? well it is 3 pieces of cardstock, 2 embellishments such as brads, buttons, or flowers, and 1 ribbon on your card or project.
Here is my card
The 3 card stocks are white cardstock for card and stamped image, pearlescent peach, and lime green.
Sentiment: See D's
Ribbon: Deco Craft
Flowers: GCS international
The rest of the DT have made some fabulous cards. Please pop over and take a look and why not join in the challenge. This week we are being sponsored by Crafty Muse and the download that has been supplied for the prize has been designed especially for Cupcake Craft Challenges and they aren't even in her shop yet so well worth a go at trying to win them.

last challenge tonight

Justa simple card for my last one. This is for the sketch at Our Creative Corner. CS pale lime green. Papers and ribbon Laura Ashley Galleria

Sunday, 25 January 2009

I've been tagged

Thanks Jennifer lol
Right, so here are the rules:
The instructions are to go to where you keep your photo's on your PC, choose the 6th folder, then the 6th picture ... post it on your blog and explain.
This photo was taken in august 2002 at a friend BBQ. Not sure if we got burn't food or not as by this time we had had quite a bit of alcohol. No none of these people are me luckily lol
Now I need to choose 5 people to tag:


This card I have made for the Dutch Dare Challenge, which this week is:
Create a card with a mosaic on it.
I had quite a hard think on this one as wasn't really sure how to make it look good but in the end i think it turned out ok. Almost everything on this card except the CS, image and sentiment is Laura Ashely Galleria.
Image and sentiment Penny Black

123 frame it!

I have had very little time this weekend to do any crafting, and as i love doing all the challenges that i can, I thought it might be better to incorporate as many challenges into one card as i can. With this card I have incorporated 3 challenges.
Saturday Challenge : 1,2,3. 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.
Penny Black Challenge : Frame it. feature a frame somewhere on your entry.
And the sketch i have used is This weeks Sketch Saturday sketch The DP's are Laura Ashley Galleria
Image Penny Black, coloured with whisper pens and water brush
Flowers from my stash Centred with brads from my Gem styler

Friday, 23 January 2009

Limited Supply

Now this was a challenge but enjoyable. MDC's Challenge this week is a Limited Supply challenge.
For each card you may: Not use Nestabilities or Cuttlebug. Can use one patterned paper, cardstock, one embellishment, and two stamps, one of which must be a sentiment.
DP Laura Ashley Galleria
Image and sentiment Penny black.
Ribbon from Stash

Lots of Love

Now this card I have made for someone special, and have managed to use 3 challenges to complete it. Firstly I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and it was a wonderful sketch to work with. The theme on Charisma Cardz is 'Love', and the ABC challenge this week is to have an 'X' somewhere on your card. I also had a try at a new technique that i had not tried before and had seen somewhere in blogland while blog hopping but not sure who's blog it was because i closed the window before taking note, so I appologise If you are reading this and I have not given you the acknowledgement.

The Technique is ebmossing velvet and wow does it give a fantastic finish. I was lucky enough to find some black velvety material in my scraps box so tried it out and it works wonderful. I used the stamp free with papercraft inspirations. The technique was :
stamp right way up. lay velvet top side down on the stamp. Spritz with water to wet the velvet, then hold an iron on cotton setting onto the stamp and velvet for 10-20 seconds or until the velvet is dry.

I will definitely be trying this technique again and am now going to search for scraps of velvet in all the charity shops so that i can do more of it

Monochromatic Valentines Card

Over at Stamp Artic there is a challenge at the moment to make a Monochromatic Valentines card.
'Monochromatic means you are only allowed to use 1 color for the entire card. You can use as many nuances within the same color, as you please.We allow "skin colors" and of course black and white where that is natural, in addition to the main color. (black and white: f.ex- white cardstock to stamped images, and stamped images with black ink)Theme must be Valentine or Love.'
This took a lot of thinking about but here is what i finally made:

I Decided to make it all white and searched through my stash to see what i could do. I used some clear pvc in my cuttlebug to diecut and emboss the heart and then backed it with white card. Vellum with white flowers on from PM. Ribbon and flowers from stash. Sentiment stamped and heat embossed

Two more Awards

This is so lovely, I have been awarded another 2 awards by my blogging friends This Marie Antoinetter Award was given to me by Lynda. Thank you this is such a suprise
Thank you to the wonderful Roz for this award.I now have to pass it on to 7 people.
The rules for the "Marie Antoinette" award:
1. Link to the person who gave you the award
2. Nominate 7 more persons
3. Link the nominees and let them know about this award4.
Post the award on your blog-
and so now I will pass the "Lovely Blog Award" on together with the "Marie Antoinette award", to....:
Jay Jay

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Kazan sketch 18

I love Kazan's sketch on 2s4u this week. As soon as i saw it i knew what i wanted to do with it. I just used Cream CS with a took of milk chocolate brown and using Archival Brialliance Lightening black ink (which is more of a bronze colour) I used the stamps that came with this months papercraft inspirations to make this card.
The photo isn't very good as i just couldn't get the lighting right to show it off to it's best and you can't see the georgeous sheen of the ink on the card.
It is a very simple card but very effective when the light catches it. I may have to try taking another pic tomorrow when the light is a lot better.