Saturday, 26 November 2011


This is my card for this weeks
This week is my choice which is
Borders and Flowers.
This card I actually made for a friends 50th Birthday and she loves anything Dopey, she thought he was lovely. I got the image as a outline drawing from a childs book and I coloured it with Tria pens. The card base is 8x8 and covered with a patterned backing paper.
The borders have been cut using Martha Stewart punches. The flowers have been made using punches from plain lilac glitter card and patterned paper with pink and lilac pearls in the centre. With a fern leaf punch to fill in.

I have entered this card in the following challenges;
The ABC Challenge - D is for Dazzle
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Bling it On
Creative Craft Challenge - Free for All
Deep Ocean Challenge - C is for Cute
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Poinsettia Sparkle

This is this weeks card for
   which this weeks is a sketch challenge
I thought I would be a little bit christmassy this week. Its a square card with a pretty red backing paper on first. The Poinsettia have been die cut from white glitter card using the Spellbinders die set. I have cut the leaves from green pearlescent card using the largest flower die and cutting the petals up to look like leaves.
The greeting is stamped using a Creative Expressions stamp and cut out using a spellbinders tag die and has an added green layer. I have finished off with red gems on the tag and in the centre of the flowers and clear gems in the top right corner to match the sketch. A very simple design, have a go and join us at The Secret Crafter Challenge this week.

I have entered this card in the following challenges;
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Punch It
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R us Challenge - Bling it on
Christmas Stampin All Year Round - Photo Inspiration
Delightful Challenges - Bingo (patterned paper, die cuts, flowers)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas With pearls
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Colours of Winter
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold or Glitter
Pile it On Challenge - Traditional Christmas


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Wild Thing

It's challenge time again and this is my DT card for this weeks
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
the theme this week is
Spots and Stripes.
I have seen this in a different line and gone with animal print spots and stripes. This week I decided to make an eisel card, the Zebra stripe and Giraffe spot papers are from Kanban.

 The main image, an African Safari scene has been water coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink pads to give it a softer colour. I have then stamped part of the image again on to Stampbord. I find it easier to place the stamp on the table and then place the stampbord onto the spot you want to highlight.
The Stampbord has been coloured after stamping with inks and stencil brushes to give a stronger colour.  Then highlights have been scratched along the tree branches and mountains with a small scrapper tool.

I have entered this card into the following challenges;
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Rectangles
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Masculine theme
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Anything Goes with brown

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Tilda with lace

Here is this week's DT card for
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
which this week is
Flowers, Ribbon and Lace
This car was a bit of a rush because I have been rather busy. I decided to use a Magnolia stamp. She has been coloured using Tria pens. She has a purple Spellbinders Die cut mount, which is then framed with white lace.

I have added a dark blue organza ribbon which I have kind of pleated at intervals so that it zig-zags across the card.

Then I have added a Cheery Lynn Dies swirly leaf and a few Prima Flowers. A bow in the same dark blue organza sits right under the flowers.

I have entered this card in the following challenges
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Cut It Out
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Floral Frenzy
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with Pearls and Lace
Deep Ocean - Sweet
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo lace,flowers,ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes