Sunday, 30 May 2010

Creative Craft World - Challenge 6 Fathers Day

This time the challenge on Creative Craft World is Fathers Day. Here's the scrapbook page I have put together, the papers I have used are Cherryarte Basic Blues and some bazill card in matching colours which can all of course be boughtfrom Creative Craft World shop.  

The photo shows me riding my bike with my Dad and my baby sister I think I must have been about 4 in this photo. The stripes on the edge of the photo have been cut from one of the sheets of paper as have the circles, which I have cut using my nesties and then mounted on foam pads. The lettering has been cut from bazill using my cuttlebug.  

Friday, 28 May 2010

Stampin with the Dragon Challenge 2 - Summer Theme

For our second challenge on Stampin with the Dragon we have a summer theme, we are sponsered this time by the lovely Stitchy of Stitchy Bear Stamps.
For my card this time I have used this fab image from Stitchy called Flip Flops I have coloured her with promarkers using my blender pen to add some spots to her bikini & hairband.







I'm not sure where the papers are from as I bought them ages ago and the stackno longer has its cover. the sentiment is cut from one of the sheets and I have used my sakura glitter pen to highlight the word sunshine not that it shows in the picture very well. I have also drawn a line around the blue card with this pen. The ribbon has been colored with a promarker to match and the green dew drops are from my stash.
 The little flip flops were sent to me in a stash swap so I'm afraid I can't tell you where they came from either.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Butterfly Tilda


The fab Choccy sent me some stamped images and this was one of them, I decided last night that I wanted to make a girly card this is what I ended up with. I don't very often use yellow so not sure why I did.

I have coloured her with promarkers with a little stickles added to her wings and some pearl on her antenna. The papers I think are Laura Ashley which I recieved in a stash swap. The card stock is papermania and I have used my fiskers heritage corner punch on the corners of the image.

The roses are from Hobbycraft and again I have added a little stickles to them. The pins are from Quixotic Paperie.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - challenge 25 - a little sketchy
Passion for Promarkers - week 53 - Anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - week 15 - Anythiung goes

A simple fathers day card

I made this really simple Fathers Day Card which I'm really pleased with. The Sentiment is part of the Dad's Sentiments 1 pack from Stamping Dragon Designs.

I have printed the sentiment out on some blue Bazill card and then cut it out with my spellbinder frames, I've then cut the frame again but in coredinations card, embossed the pattern around the edge and then sanded it to allow the black core to show through. I've then added a blue eyelet and some blue ribbon to turn the whole thing into a tag. I have used foam pads to raise the blue section.
The backing paper was from a stash swap I think it is papermania but not sure which collection and then I have added some card candy from craftwork cards to finish it off.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts week 53 - Tag/Label 
Die Cut Dreams challenge 49 - Words no stamped images
Tuesday Taggers - It's a mans world
I Love Digi challenge 8 - For my Dad

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

This months swaps

Now I know that all my swaps have been recieved this month I can post the pics on here. This months card swap theme on Crafty Place was Summer.
The fab Choccy sent me this Tilda image which was perfect for this theme, she is coloured with promarkers with some stickles on the top of her ice cream. The papers are from Digital Diva Designs, one of their freebie packs called Dog Days of Summer I have distressed all the edges with my scissors and then used crystal stickles around them.
The flowers are Prima E-line ones which again have had the stickles treatment finished witha blue gem brad in the middle. The butterfly has been piunched from pink vellum and finished with stickles and some tiny gems.



I made this quick card to put in with CT's stash swap. The card blank has been embossed with my daisy folder, the image was a freebie digi from Meljen's Designs coloured with promarkers.


The theme for the ATC swap was fantasy this month I have used this silhouette from Stitchy Bear Stamps called Relax. I have printed her onto white glitter paper which is mounted on silver mirror card and then some black glitter card. I have then added some tiny pink gems to her wings and made some swirls in the corners.

Monday, 24 May 2010

My first attempt at a tent card


I keep seeing tent cards on blogs so thought I would have a go at one, this is my first attempt, well I say my first but thats actually sat in the bin so I suppose really this is my second one lol. I have used 2 6x6 squares of bazill, one of which I have covered with Basic Grey paper and cut an oval aperture with my nesties. 

This is the side on view so you can see how the card stands up I have used ribbon to tie the tops together.

I've used my princess Tilda stamp again and coloured her with promarkers and added some stickles to her crown, gloves and shoes. She is attached to the card with a gold jump ring.

The flowers are cut from 2 shades of pink bazill and the basic grey paper, each one is joined together with a brad and I used a cocktail stick to curl the petals. On the bottom flower I have attached a charm and a few beads to the brad using an eye pin. The butterflies are punched from pink vellum with a little stickles and some tiny gems for decoration.
Finally I haven't added a sentiment to the front of the card as I thought it was busy enough so have used the oval that was cut out of the front to put a sentiment on the back and decorated this with a couple more flowers and a butterfly. 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - A tent card with charms
Fab 'n' Funky challenge 24 - make your own embellishments.
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 15 -Make your own flowers

Friday, 21 May 2010

Incy Wincy Blast fom the Past challenge

When I saw this challenge on Incy Wincy Challenge blog I knew straight away which image I would use, this is the fab Sixties Babe from Stampin Dragon Designs. The image comes as a ready coloured one and as a digi stamp ready  for you to colour. I've coloured most of the image on the computer apart from the skin as I couldn't find a colour that looked right, so used my promarkers for that. The papers are a digi download from Scrapbooks gone Digital called Retro Summer paper pack. For the back ground I have printed off panels of the paper and stuck them in a grid pattern using sticky pads to lifte them of the card I have used some stickles on some of the patterns on the paper. The flowers are punched out of the same paper with a small green gem added to the middles.

Secret Crafter's Freebie Friday


Go and have a look at Secret Crafters Blog and join in with their Freebie Friday.
Here are the rules:-




1. You must be a follower of this blog.

2. Mention Freebie Friday on your blog and link to this post

3. Leave a comment under this post with a link to your blog

4. Go to the Secret Crafter Shop and find 8" x 8" paper pad Charlemagne - Tester Pack. Then send an email to wendy@secretcrafter.co.uk with the item number of this tester pack in the subject box. (Do not post this item number in the comments or on your blog)



Entries must be in before midday on Thursday - a winner will be chosen by random.org. Checks will be carried out to ensure that all the rules have been followed and the winner will announced on Freebie Friday next week.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Penny Dragon

I have followed the sketch at Sketch & Stash Challenge blog for this card. The Dp I have used are from my DCWV pad Pocket full of Posies stack which has been sat in my paper drawer for ages pretty much untouched. The back piece of paper has the centre off the flowers glittered but you can't see this in the photo. the yellow cardstock in coredinations gemstone. The flowers are from my stash of primas with a glittery purple brad addes as the centre. The ribbon is white organza coloured with a purple promarker tied in a bow with a crystal butterfly added. The dew drops came from the prize I won from Rainmac. The sentiment is from Forever Friens Pink Parfait range.


I have used Penny Dragon with Bag image from Stamping Dragon Designs again. She is coloured with promarkers with some crystal stickles added to her wing and the flower on her bag, I have also added a tiny gols gem to the centre of the flower on her bag.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sketch & Stash Challenge Blog - challenge 35 my new stash is the dew drops
Papertake Weekly -Say it with flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Breeze
The ABC Challenge - U for Unused

Magic Tilda

This is the first time I have used my Magic Tilda stamp doesn't she just look so sweet sat there. I have followed the sketch at Creative Car Crew for this card. The Dp is DCWV from the All Dressed Up stack. and the black card is coredinations and the pearlesant white/pink card was sent to me in a stash swap. The sentiment is a Forever Friends one from the Pink Parfait range.

I have coloured Tilda with my promarkers and added some sparkles to her crown and wand with crystal stickles. I have added some tiny gems to her crown as I cut one of the circles off when I was cutting her out. She is mounted on 2 nestie circles one cut out of the pearlesant card and one out of black card.














The roses are from the wedding section in Hobbycraft as are the pearls, The heart pin is from Quixotic Paperie. I have again added some stickles to the roses.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 50 - Sketch
Charisma - Challenge 20 - 3D The nestie circles ore mounted on foam pads and also the roses are 3d.
C.R.A.F.T. - Challenge 50 - Birthday or celebrations.
Magical Crafts - Challenge 15 - Black & White plus one other colour.
A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge 104 - Cute & Girly
Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge 8 - Seeing Spots


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Fathers day card

This is the first of the Fathers Day cards I will need to make I knw it's early but thought I would try to get ahead of myself as I have 6 to make. I have used this image Tractor in Yard from Stamping Dragon Designs which you can buy from Here and don't forget for the rest of this month all the images and papers are half price. The DP is from Papermania Inspirations pad, the cardstock is all from my stash and is a mixture of papermania & bazill. The nestie label shape is cut from cordinations white wash card and I have sanded the edges to allow the colour through. The rest of the paper and card has bee distressed with my scissors and inked with Weathered Wood Distress ink. The piece of card on the left has be embossed with the swiss dots folder in my cuttlebug and I have added to beads to it. 
I would like to enter it into the following challenges:  Cards For Men - Outdoors
                                                                               Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe 33 followed the recipe which was the sketch, shades of blue and beads.




Sunday, 16 May 2010

MSE music challenge

I have made this card for ScattyJans challenge on MSE the theme was music.
I have used Happy Dance Nesbitt which is a digi stamp from Digital Delights By Louby Lou, I have coloured him in with promarkers and used a white gel pen to add some highlights. The stars around him have been coloured with a  gold gel pen.
I have followed the sketch at Moving Along With The Times. The papers I have used are from Digital Diva Designs They have loads of papers lots of them are free these one came from the Bleached Denim pack.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Scatty Jans MSE music challenge
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge 46 Clare W's Sketch
Allsorts - Week 52 Birthday

Friday, 14 May 2010

Stampin Dragon challenge blog challenge 1 - Make a naughty card

Well its our first challenge starting today and we would like to see you make a naughty card, head over to Stampin with the Dragon challenge blog for all the details and to see the fab cards the other DT have made.
All the DT have used this fab digi stamp ICU from our sponser for this challenge Glitterbabe. I made this card for a good friend of mine who has been in a lot of pain recently and ended up in hospital last week.
I have coloured the image with my promarkers and paper pieced the hospital gown she is then mounted onto some blue card and silver mirror card. The border on the orange card is punched with my fiskers threading water punch. The papers are from Crafts House Cupcake pad. The flowers are white prima e-line ones that have been coloured with a promarker tomatch I have then add a small punched flower and a silver hear brad
The sentiment is one I made up on the computer matted and layered onto the same blue and silver card with a few gems to finish it off.
I hope to see you all over at Stampin with the Dragon challenge blog and can't wait to see what yiou all come up with for this challenge.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Penny Dragon

Here's my latest cards using one of the cute images from Stamping Dragon Designs which can be found here and this month they have special offer of 50% off everthing, this one is Penny Dragon with bag.
The purple spotty paper is from MME Penny Lane pack and is all glittery. the other paper is from Basic Grey Kioshi pack. The corners are cut on the cuttlebug out of the Basic Grey paper. In the other corner I have added a dark purple pearl. The flowers are some I bought ages ago on Ebay I have added a pale purple pearl to each of them. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Personal Impressions.As usual I have coloured the image with my promarkers, using a silver gel pen to colour the frill & flower on her bag and her bow.Silver glitter has been added to the wings and the bow for a bit of sparkle. She is mounted on a circle cut with my nesties which I have coloured with distress ink and then embossed with the swiss dots folder.This isthen mounted on a scalloped circle cut from silver mirror card.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Magical Crafts - Challenge 14 Sketch
OSAAT - Challenge 12 Going Dotty
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 82 Recipe 3 embellies ( flowers, pearls & gem its in the middle of the flower on her bag), 2 papers & 1 image.

Beer mat memo boards

I've been blogg hopping again and came across this blog with these little memo boards on so heres my version . They are made from 1 & half beer mats, the front of this one has PennyLane papers from MME layed onto brazill card. The Memo board part is a square of white card which I have laminated to make it wipe clean layered onto some pink card.  The butterflies are cut from pink vellum with my new embossing punch from X-cut & decorated with some tiny gems and a bit of silver glitter.
I printed the word notes off and then cut with a die the border is part of the same die just cut on green card.

I thought Iwould have a go at a male version with the other half of the beer mat. I need to get some black ribbon to finish it off. Not sure what the paper is as Sarah (Rainmac) sent it to me for crafty place card swap prize this month I think it was papermania, she very kindly wrote where the papers where from but do you think I can find that piece of paper. I have just used silver Card Candy to embellish this with.