Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sunday Challenge - Not to make a card

Make something using a Charmed download but IT CAN'T BE A CARD! This was the challenge set by Louise from Dotties World. Well I decided that as every time I turn on the TV there seems to be something about a credit crunch, I would come up with an idea to save money! When looking in the local craft shop I saw a small bag (18cm x 15cm) I thought it would work perfect. I used a paint program on my PC to colour the Dottie image and then printed it with the words Sarah's Budget Shopping bag. I printed on to transfer paper and ironed it on to the bag. Then to finish it off I made a little tag. I was going to give it to a friend at work who struggles to get her weekly shopping bill down, but unfortunately when ironing on the image my iron left some black marks on the bag. But I thought I would share my mistakes as well as my success. Great challenge Louise really got the old grey matter working, thanks.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Dotties Sunday Challenge 12th October

The Challenge this week was set by Nicola :
A is for Acetate with a hint of pink!!It can be a whole acetate card,an aperture of acetate,an embelishment as long as Acetate is there some where & as October is Breast Cancer awareness month I'd like to see some pink!!!.And the use of one or more images from the downloads on Charmed Cards and Crafts,i.e Dottie,George,Cats etc.
For this I used a cream card as the background, then mounted acetate using eyelets, threaded some 'its a girl' ribbon through on either side. Then finished with the Dottie image and congratulations. Another great Challenge.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Eeyore Birthday Card

A card I made for my friends birthday. The eeyore was one that I cut out ages ago on a cricut that I had before I brought my craft robo. You had to cut all the diferent layers and mat them together to get the complete Eeyore. The paper was left over from a Winnie the Pooh scrap book kit I had for christmas. The Happy Birthday, present and butterfly where 3d stickers.

Sunday Dottie Challenge Love Is.. 5th October

This week, I'd like you to create something on the theme 'Love is......' and I would like to see a message or journalling on the FRONT of your card. As usual, you must include one of the Dottie downloads too and we are all really looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations. Challenge by Juliet.

For this challenge I cheated by using on for the pre-coloured rock n roll characters for speed. This was mounted on to pink card that I cut using the Victorian blade on my woodware cutter. I then added 3 heart brads. The card base was made from the same pink mat and covered in pink heart paper. The text was matted onto silver glitter paper and the corners rounded using friskars scissors, and to finish I used a metal embellishment of a heart(sorry its doesn't show up very well on photo). I enjoyed this challenge and am please I have finally caught up on all the challenges I missed. That's to everyone on Dotties World, I need these challenges at the moment as it lets me escape from all that is going in live.

Thats for the challenge Juliet, I love it.

Sunday Challenge Dotties Goes Geometric 28th September

Dottie goes Geometric! Jack suggested that I made a card using triangles but I am going to open up the possibilities and ask you to make creations with bold geometric shapes. This could simply be part of some patterned papers or a fancy shaped card...the choice is yours BUT I want to see some geometric shapes as a main part of your cheating and telling me the brad is a circle! Don't forget it must have a Charmed download somewhere too! This challenge was done by Tracey.

For this challenge I cut out a Spring up card on the craft robo, then decorated it using mats so the diamond shape was repeated. Peel off were used on the bottom of the card and a metal tag added with the rub on words of Thank you, then finished with a couple of daisy buttons. On the back of the card I did a repeat of the front shape but this time put my message in it. Took me a while to get my head round this challenge but I really enjoyed doing it. Thanks Tracey

Sunday Challenge Dotties Goes Green 21st September

"Do you recycle? Do you dutifully separate your paper from your plastic, your glass from your metal, and take unwanted clothing and toys to be recycled? Do you walk instead of drive and use environmentally friendly household products?Everything today is focused on environmental issues, so lets GO GREEN in our Sunday Challenge! Show me how green you can get! But this is a green dish with a few extra ingredients, sprinkle it with three buttons or brads, season with a little ribbon, and finally add that special little "recycled something". Plus of course it must contain at least one Charmed Cards & Crafts download." This was done by Karen.

I chose do use something I had lying around the house so I saw an old note book and thought I could make into my shopping list book. The card Dottie was printed onto was a scrap piece, the ribbon came from a card I was set for my birthday last year. So apart from the inks and the brads everything was recycled. Thanks for a great Challenge Karen.