Saturday, 31 August 2013

Sparkly Fuschia

The fuschias that are in full flower in my garden inspired me to make this card.

The image is from Imagination Crafts and I've coloured it in with Promarkers and highlighted the flowers with glitter glue. I've kept to a green and white colour scheme and used papers from First Edition Floral Pavilion.  I used a Forever Friends embossing folder and stamped the narrow white panel with another stamp from the same set as the main image and coloured in the leaves.  I've finished the card with some white pearls in the corners.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Friday, 30 August 2013

A New Baby Boy

A new baby in the family so this is one of a few cards on the production line!

As you can see, it's a boy and for this card I used a Marianne die cut pram with some buttons on the wheels and placed this on  SB Stately and plain Circles (the latter being embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots). The papers used are Forever Friends The Good Life and some others from my stash.  I used a MS punch on the side strip and added some scalloped gros grain ribbon and a bow.  The sentiment is a peel off coloured in blue.  A couple of jewel brads complete the card.
I'm entering the following challenges:
Love to Scrap - Bingo - ribbon, buttons and brads
There She Goes - #222 Sketch
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Die Cuts
Colour Me Creative - #75 Anything Goes

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Just For You - Orange & Turq.

For this card I finally got around to using some stamps that I've had for a while.

The stamps I'm on about are the Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret - I've used the matching dies a few times.  I stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and before layering them, I scrunched them up, distressed the edges a little and then inked with Peacock Feathers and Orange inks.  The papers are my all time favourites from First Edition: Boho Chic and I've distressed all the edges.  I embossed the orange panel with PM Pampered Pets - Vine and the turquoise strip with a Cuttlebug folder. I used SB Decorative Labels One and cut a faux nestie which I inked. I completed the card with a stamped sentiment from Kanban and some pearls.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - # 108 Colour Inspiration
Feeling Sketchy - #67 Sketch
It's All About The Vintage - #50 Summer Flowers
Paper Crafting Journey - Distressed/Vintage
Simon Says Stamp Mondays - Die Cuts/Punches
Creative Corner - #32 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - #99 Anything Goes

Friday, 16 August 2013

Happy Anniversary

Flowers are some of my favourite images to use and this one is from Dufex.

The papers are all PM Capsule.  I've used two different sized Woodware punches for the flowers and the border was done with a MS punch. The sentiment is from PM stamped in Memento London Fog - I like the pairing of the two fonts. I've completed the card with some faux stitching, polka dot ribbon, a bow and some gems.
I am entering the following challenges:
There She Goes - Colours: pink, grey, turquoise
Lexis - #96 Anniversary
My Craft Creations - Ribbons and Bows
Digi Sketch - Sketch and Theme : Hand made flowers
Get Inky - Ribbons
Allsorts - Stitching
Paper Shelter - #124 Ribbon
Whoopsi Daisy - Stitching

Monday, 12 August 2013

Especially For You - Monochrome

I fancied doing another monochromatic card today - black and white.  I rather like the idea of layering tone-on-tone colours.

The image is a sweet Party Paws one from Crafters Companion which I stamped onto an SB Floral Oval,  coloured in with Promarkers and then added some glitter glue to centre of the flower.  The papers are all Paper Cellar. I've embossed the white panel with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder and lightly gone over with black ink to highlight the flowers.The sentiment is from the same set and has been stamped in black and clear embossed. I've finished the card with some MB di-cut hearts and some glitter domes.
I'm entering the following challenges:
That Craft Place - Monochrome
Creative Creations - #16 Monochrome
Die Cutting Divas - # 127 Sketch
Love to Scrap - #11 Monochrome
Crafty Creations - #234 Texture
Dream Valley - #63 Monochrome

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Lots of Love - yellow

A bit drab and dreary today so I thought I'd brighten things up a little with this monochromatic card in shades of yellow.

I think this Country Companions stamp ( a magazine freebie) is so cute and after stamping in Memento Rich Cocoa and colouring in with Promarkers, I paper pieced the top he/she is wearing.  The papers are all from PM Capsule Lemon Sorbet. The dies I used are SB Classic Ovals and Floral Ovals.  I added some flowers made with MB Fabulous Phlox and Nellie Snellen punches and finished with some yellow pearls and lace.  The sentiment is from Kanban and has been stamped using Rich Cocoa.
I'm entering the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Lots of yellow
Artistic Inspiration - Bingo : lace, flowers and layers
Creative Creations - Monochromatic colours : yellow
Love to Create - Sketch
Inky Chicks - #10 Lovely Lace
LEJ Designs - #65 Lovely Lace
Loves Rubber Stamps - #64 Anything Goes
C is for Challenge - Fresh and Bright

Monday, 5 August 2013

Happy Birthday - Country Companions

Another cute image from the Country Companion's range.
I've used a topper and jazzed it up with some glitter glue.  The papers are a combination of Daisy and Dandelion Lovingly Yours and CC For Someone Special.  I created a doily using an X Cut punch and added some green gems.  The flowers were created using Heartfelt Creations Asters dies and I tucked in a few flourishes and leaves made with Marianne dies.  The sentiment is from a Kanban set stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and I've finished with a couple of corner peel-offs and a yellow glitter dome.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create  #31  Anything Goes
Penny Black and More  In the Garden
Ladybug Crafts  Something Floral

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Just For You - Fizzy Moon

In a pink mood today so I decided to use this Fizzy Moon image with the matching papers.

I love this cute bear and this one is actually a sticker which I've stuck on with some foam pads (dusting the back with talc) onto  a SB Labels 3 which has been inked with Spun Sugar and combined with a hand cut faux nestie in pink. The embossing has been done with a Cuttlebug folder and I've added a few PM Vintage buttons threaded with twine and a matching Fizzy Moon brad.  The sentiment is from Kanban and has been stamped with Spun Sugar.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday, 2 August 2013

Baby Boy - decoupage

A baby card using decoupage from I don't know when!! I like to  cut and assemble decoupage when I'm watching TV especially in the winter when there's not much time to craft in natural daylight.

The patterned papers are a mixture of Lillibet and Forever Friends.  I've also used  SB Lacey and Scalloped Circles dies, a Woodware punch, Boofle buttons embossing folder, some PM dotty ribbon, Anita's peel off sentiment and some mosaic gems.
I'd like to enter the following challenges: