Saturday, 30 May 2009

I May Not Be a Size 8 ....

This card started of as an idea for the Cute Card Challenge last week!
The challenge was sports - but as I missed the deadline I decided to use it for this weeks
Bit O' Bling - Gems, Pearls etc challenge
The sketch is the Friday Sketchers one
and the challenge on My Time to Craft is Pretty in Pink
The paper is from my stash
Image is one of the Murray and Ethel stamps
The sentiment is also from the Murray and Ethel stamps
Image coloured using my Tria markers
Gems added for a bit of bling
Flowers are Anita Dimensional stickers
Inside the card the sentiment continues with..
"..but I can decorate what I've got!!"
Thanks for looking and do check out the Challenge
sites there are some stunning cards on them

Dotties World Challenge Card - Buttons or Beads

The challenge on Dotties World is:
Buttons or Beads!
Dig deep into your crafty stash and embellish away. It doesn't matter how you use them, as long as they are visible on your creation. If you haven't got any (!!!!) improvise! Only other "rule" is that a Charmed Download must be used.
I used a Mickey download and coloured him using my Tria Markers
He is then mounted onto pale yellow card (sorry not a great photo)
I then played around with some scraps of paper left over from other cards
and came up with the layout
The Happy Birthday were done in word and then a button fixed on
I used black gems in the corners as I thought they looked like beads
(I know its cheating but I had used buttons!)
Thanks for looking
Do check out Dotties World as there has been lots of fun

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Monochrome Dog

This card is done using papers from Hobbycraft
The edges I embossed using my cuttlebug
The image is from Pollycraft and coloured using Tria markers
The flowers are white paper flowers that I edges with my tria markers
The sketch is from Friday Sketchers and the
monochrome idea is from the Pollycraft Monday Challenge

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Flower Birthday

The Wonderful DIANE has set the challenge this time... and as its spring we'd like to see FLOWERS...As many as you few as you like...paper ones, chipboard ones,diecut ones, flower images... real ones? long as they are flower shaped...slap them on!!
The colours are Lemon, Pink Sorbet and Chocolate
This card is made using a downloaded image from Pollycraft
which I coloured using Tria Markers
The circles were done in word and then paper flowers put onto them with brads
The paper came from the Hobbycraft shop in the bargain bin but I cannot remember the make

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Toilet Humour!!

This card is done using the sketch on the Sketch and Stash Challenge site
and the colours from the Colour Create Challenge site
My new stash is the A3 card that I brought a box off from the Papermill shop
and the Flippin Men decoupage paper from my local craft shop
I used the sketch in the reverse inside the card to mount the rear view of the man!
I have used glitter blue paper behind the mat the image is on
Thanks for a great couple of challenges perfect to get my mojo
going to make my Father In Laws birthday card

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Pirate Card with Pollycraft images I won

This week the challenge is set by JANE. Who decided as we crafters are all secret magpies and love anything that sparkles the theme is: -
You can used loose glitter, glitter glue or glitter card but there must be some glitter on your creations. Below are the DT samples for inspiration. Click on the links on the right to see how they were made.
I have used some downloads I won on the Pollycraft challenge
Coloured them using my tria pens
Used glitter glue to add effect to the waves and an edge to the image
Mounted it onto pearlized card and finished with some shiny tape
I have not added a sentiment yet as I am not sure who is getting this card

Anniversary Card for My Hubby

My Time to Craft

Challenge 62 is Love and Marriage
This was perfect as I had just made a card for my Hubby as it is our 17th wedding anniversary
I used a pre printed card with swirl and then stamped a Murrey & Ethel image
Coloured them with my tria pens
I inked the edges with my copper ink pad
Mounted onto copper card
The setiment was also a stamp from the Murray & Ethel stamps
He did think it was funny and I would like to point out we do not really look like the images (yet) lol

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Friday Sketchers and My Time to Craft Challenge

This card is designed to the sketch from the Fridays Sketchers Challenge
I changed the flowers for some sticky domes (not sure what they are called)
I have had in stash for ages and thought they might look like water
I doodled on the edges of the paper as it looked to plain
The image is from Charmed Cards and Crafts
I have added Dew Drops to the bubbles
The inside of the card says
.....Must be time for a Bath!
Happy Birthday
I did for a child as anyone who has sons will know who they seem to avoid water!
So this fitted in with the My Time to Craft Challenge
Thanks for looking

What a Lovely Surprise

When I had a break at work today I was doing a little bit of blog hopping and to my surprise found that I had won the Polly Craft Monday Challenge
I am so please and will show some cards with the new images soon
What made it even more special was that it was I card
I had made for my Godson and he loved too
Thank you Pollycraft
And if anyone wants some great downloads or stamps visit the Pollycraft Site

Dotties Birthday Party

The fabulous Dotties World Blog is having a Party they are one year old
It was Louise and Dotties World that (made me) encouraged me to take up blogging
They are having a re-launch Party on the site on Sunday so everyone is invited
What to be in with the chance of some wonderful Candy go and have a look at the site
Party runs from 17th May until 24th that's what I call a party!!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

One Card - Three Challenges

Well this card covers three challenges :
Secret Crafter - set by Mandy which is to Brads or Eyelets or both
Dotties World - set by Juliet to add a charm to your project,
can be anything as long as it dangles!!
Colour Create - Week 15 colours Blue and Green optional extra to include paper piecing
My friend at work wanted me to make a card for her friend
but it needed to include short hair, shopping and visa cards!
This gave me a problem as the images I had of girls shopping all had long hair
Then I hit a brain wave (this doesn't happen often)
I used the image of Holly shopping used the crop bit in word, then I used an image of Madison cropped her so she was only a head and added to Hollys body.
Now I had my shopping girl with short hair (hope it was ok to do this?)
I coloured her using my Tria Markers, and thenmatted and layer her onto some green dotty paper. The background image of Visa cards was from Google and I changed the colour to blue in word. I then used eyelets to attach the mats together and two eyelets I could put ribbon throughfor the charms. The charms were again an image from Google shrunk and then printed two for each side, this way they have an image whichever way they hang.
The ribbon was sandwich between the two mini visa and passed through the eyelet.
Words done on my Brother labeller.
Thanks for looking

Mums Garden Book

Mum had asked me to make her a book to keep all the tags from her plants in. As the challenge over on My Time to Craft was 'Anything BUT a Card' I thought this fitted in nicely.
I used Kay & Co paper to cover the front and back of the book .
As you can see the pages are done in different colours
and each page has a pocket to slip the labels into and a space to right.
On the inside of the front cover I using a small transfer of a bird on flowers just to add interest.
On the outside of the cover I took inpiration from the Sketch on Sketch Saturday
The stamp is one of my Murray & Ethel ones coloured using pastal tria markers.
The mats are from the Quickutz paper pack whichis self adhesive
The flowers are Anita demenisional flowers which I brought yesterday.
Hope you like it

New Baby Boy Cards

These are a couple of quick cards I made for a friend who had a baby boy.
The top was made using a Digi download from the Digi Stamp Shop
Coloured using Tria Markers and finished with a bit of glitter and ribbon
The second card was from a Kanban kit I got from QVC - being tight I could not use the background card for the whole card so cut it in half and mounted onto pearlized card.
This way I have half left to make another card!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Colour Create Challenge 14

Colours this week are RED, CREAM and CHOCOLATE
Added element is ribbons
For this card I used a Murray stamp and sentiment and coloured them using Tria Markers
I used a cream base card and ripped some brown and red card to attach to it
The mat behind the image was done half in Chocolate and half in red
I used ribbon behind the image and sentiment and added a few red gems in the corners
Loved the colour choose thanks

Dotties World Challenge

This weeks fabulous challenge has been set by Louise this is what she said:
I want you to make a card or other crafty project using one of the Charmed downloads, taking inspiration from the picture below. You might want to use some or just one of the colours, you might be inspired by the swirls or even the see through nature of it, it's up to you!

I loved this image so much I decided to make a background paper out of it
I then used fine glitter glue of different colours to trace around the line of the image
I chose Madison with attitude to go with the image
She was coloured with my Tria pens trying to pick out the colours from the image
I then mounted her on some pearlize purple cards and added the paper to a purple card
I will add a sentiment later when I decide who I will give the card too
I know this is a really simple make - but I am really pleased with this one
Thanks Louise for a great Challenge

Sketch Saturday - Challenge 49

is a fabulous sketch designed by Debbie
The paper used on this card came with a scrap booking kit from QVC
I think the papers are K&Co
The text paper is velum which I attached to the card using brads
The text was done on my brother labeller
Ribbon from stash. Scalloped edge cut on my Woodware trimmer
Stamps is Witzy from Little Suzy Zoo - coloured with Tria markers

Secret Crafter - Challenge 30

This week's challenge which has been set by CLAIRE is: -
We want to see flowers on your project whether they be the main image or embellishments.
I deceided to use my Bubbles stamp from the Daisy and Dandelion Collection
I coloured with my Tria markers and used Glaze on her heart and flower
I inked the edge of the mat with Colorbox Ink Magenta
The paper is a flocked paper I brought from the local craft shop yesterday
its by Papermania - Classical Handmade Paper
The text was done on the PC and inked then fixed to the mats
Finally a Gem it each corner to add a bit of sparkle

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Sketch & Stash and Pollycraft Challenges

The sketch is from the 9th sketch and stash challenge
My new stash is the Pollycraft downloadable image that I have not used before
and the new colours in my Tria Marker range
The swirly paper has been in my stash for ages and I cannot remember the make
The text was done on my Brother Labeller
The Pollycraft Challenge was set by 10 year old Callum - to design a card for a child.
This card is for my Godson whose birthday is today!
The image I printed and coloured a few times so that I could decoupage the dog
The gems all look silver in the photo but the centre ones are green
I matted the layers together using my crop-a-dile
As a finishing touch I used Glaze on the dogs nose

Friday, 1 May 2009

Four Challenges - One Card

Thought I had better play catch up on some challenges so combined four into one card!
Dotties World Challenge was to make a card for a teenager - I used the new Mikey
downloads for the image and coloured him using my tria markers,
then I cut him out with a craft knife and mounted him using 3D foam
Colour Create Challenge - Orange, Brown and Green
and as an optional extra to make a card for a man
Cute Card Thursday Challenge was Mirror, Mirror - Use something shiny
I used silver mira board behind my mats and some shiny green tape on the top square
plus some gems
The great sketch was from the Friday Sketchers Challenge - I swapped the flowers
for the beer bottle and some doodles hope thats ok?
The Beer bottles have been taken off a birthday my husband received a few years ago
Thanks for looking

My Time To Craft Challenge 59

This weeks challenge is a colour challenge of Black & White Plus One.
The plus one is any colour of your choice
As you can see I chose red as my plus one colour
The stamps are more of my Murray and Ethel stamps
The black paper with the leaves was a sample of wallpaper from the local DIY store!
The image was coloured using my Tria markers
Then to finish I used some gems
Glad to be back crafting!!