Monday, 28 June 2010

Donna's Den of Craft Challenge 2 - A sketch challenge

Wow I can't believe how many entries we had for our first challege so a huge thank you to all of you who took part I have loved looking at all your cards, I hope you will join in with our second challenge, we have a fab prize for you to win a £10 voucher to spend at Donna's Den of Craft.  This time we want you to make a card following this sketch.

For my card I have used Popcorn Bear Special Couple stamp which you can get here, which I have  coloured with promarkers. I've then mounted the image onto some silver mirri card.
The black and white backing paper is Papermania and I have used my fiskers heritage corner puch on the corners. The red card is from my stash I think it is bazill it has a lovely sheen to it. I have used the same card and my woodware border punch to make the strip that goes down the middle of the card. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
I hope you will stop by a check out the other DT girls cards as they are all fab and I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Stampin with the Dragon Challenge 4 - Easel card with a theme of love/ wedding

Well we have another fab challenge over at Stampin with the Dragon this fortnight we want you to make an easel card with a theme of love / wedding. One lucky person will win images from Stamping Dragon Designs and a pack of  promarkers. The DT were given some new images to work with for this challenge I chose Rupert's wedding.
 I have coloured the image with promarkers, with some stickles on their wings. I used tiny gems in Penny's flowers in her hair and white stick on pearls on her flowers. They are mounted on some vellum which has silver leaves printed on it.
The DP is from Papermania the pink card is bazill which has been run through my hearts embossing folder. Behind the image you can just see the is a strip of grey card which has a sticky lacy paper border stuck on it which I have coloured pink with my promarkers to match and then layered a piece of silver ribbon down the centre. The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is a rub on from papermania and I have added a couple of little pearls to tie it all together.
I hope you will stop by and look at the other DT girls fab cards and join in with our challenge.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - challenge 73 - shine/sparkle
Creative Card Crew- challenge 53 - easel card
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge  - challenge 20 - sketch

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

This month's swaps

These are the lovely ATC I recieved today the bears one is from Debbie and the heart one is from her daughter Abby arn't they gorgeous. They came with this fab card.

More mens cards

I suddenly realised that I needed birthday cards for FIL for the weekend so had to get these made quick as need to entrust them to royal mail. this first one I would like to enter into this weeks challange on MAWTT as it follows their sketch. The DP are Basic Grey Archaic which has been matted onto bazill cardstock.
The image is a Lili of the Valley one which the lovely Melissa stamped for me I have coloured it with promarkers.



This one is for FIL from the children again I have used Basic Grey papers this time from the cupcake range. The sentiment is circles cut from the DP and then stamped on. I have followed the sketch on Papertake Weekly for this card and so would like to enter it in their challenge.

The image is another one from Lili of the Valley again coloured with promarkers, I have added some white highlights to the balloon with a white sakura pen and some glitter to the flame on the candle with a sakura gelly roll pen.


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Dragon Luck

This is the last of my new Sweet Pea Stamps this one is called Dragon Luck. For this card I have used the sketch at Allsorts Challenge. The DP are Dovecraft Back to Basics and Basic Grey not sure which pack think it might be Kioshi. The cardstock is coredinations. I have distressed all the edges with my scissors and then added distress stickles around them all.



The image is coloured with promarkers, I've used the blender pen on the dragon's wings to try to make them look translusant. I have added a little Anita's 3d gloss to the lady bird.
Again the flowers are coloured with promarkers to match the image, with centres punched from the DP  this time I have used brads to hold them together. The leaves are cut with a woodware punch from the DP.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts - week 57
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 24 -All about Bling ( hope the glitter counts as bling)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - challenge 64 - cute as a bug
Crafty Angels- Week 38 - My favourite stamp ( this is definatly my new favourite stamp)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - challenge 1 -Nice & Girly.

Blue Dragon


Here's another one of my new Sweet Pea Stamps, this one is called Blue Dragon isn't he adorable. I have followed the sketch at Friday Sketchers, the Dp are Laura Asley for the flowery paper( I think) and the blue spotty paper is from the new Dovecraft back to basics papers.

I have coloured the image with my promarkers adding a little distress stickles to the butterfly and some Anita's 3d gloss to his tear and the tear drops on the lily leaf.
The flowers are coloured with promarkers as well not sure if they are prima e line ones or some of ebay, I've cut the flower centres with a punch from the DP and then added a white pearl. The leaves are cut with a woodware punch from the DP again.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenge
Friday Sketchers - challenge 107


Creative Craft World - Wedding Challenge

This time at Creative Craft World our challenge is a Wedding themed one we want to see anything you have made that is wedding themed.
I have made a buckle style card for this challenge I used this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. The gold cardstock is from a seller on ebay it has a lovely sheen to it which doesn't show in the photo, I've teamed it with cream card for an elegant look. I've embossed the front of the card with my cuttlebug and attached  a couple of nestie circles to the buckle to create the sentiment. The sentiment is a rub on from papermania. To finish the card off I have tied a bow in cream ribbon and attached a small gold heart charm.
Don't forget to stop by and see the fab makes from the other DT members.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Secret Crafter - Challenge 88
Tellens Place - going to the chapel
Cuttlebug challenges - wedding

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Last Fathers Day card

Phew this is my last Fathers Day Card just in time, I've used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card. The DP is from MME Wild Apragus pack which I have distressed and inked with distress inks. The cardstock is bazill and the sentiment is printed off the computer.

The image is one of my new stamps from Sweet Pea stamps which I got from Crafts and Me, this stamp is called Bubble I have coloured it with promarkers and have used my blender pen to shade on his tummy & wings and also on the cloud, I'm quite impressed with myself as this is the first time I have been able to get the blender pen to create a nice smooth finish it usually looks all blotchy. I've added some distress stickles to the edge of the circle and his wings and the bubbles he is blowing have some anita's gloss on them.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Sketch Saturday - week 108
One Stop Craft Challenge - week 85 - One for the boys
Crafts & Me - challenge 6 - family & friends
Forever Friends Challenge - not forever friends
Crafty Cardmakers - challenge 23 - Cards for Men
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - challenge 63 - A tribute to all fathers




Friday, 18 June 2010

Rupert in Window

Here's another fab image from Stamping Dragon Designs, this one is called Rupert in Window. I have printed the image out twice, coloured one in with promarkers with a bit of glitter on the wings. Then the second image I have cut the window frame and curtains out. I've then used some flowery ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and attached it to the frame of the curtains, then this  fram is attched over the top of the first picture with foam pads. 
The Dp is from a papermania pad and the sentiment is a Daisy & Dandylion one.

Don't forget to come over and join in with our third challenge at Stampin with the Dragon we have a fab sketch for you to follow and you could win 4 images from Lexi Creations.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Spider Henry



Sorry the pictures not great all the mirri card made it hard to take a photo there was either to much light or not enough anyway think you can get the idea. For this card I have used the fab freebie digi from WOJ Spider Henry.



I have coloured him with promarkers and then mounted him using foam squares on to a circle of silver mirri card he was originally swinging on a vine but I cut this off the image and have inserted some silver cord through his hand for him to swing from. Behind the silver I have added another circle this time red miri card which I have drawn a spiders web onto with a white gel pen. The DP is a papermania one.


This sentiment is free digi unfortunatly I can't remember where it was from, the star is punched red mirri cardand then I've drawn a spiders web on with a white gel pen.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - challenge 28 Just for Dad
Just Us Girls - digital challenge
Totally Stampalicious - celebrates Dads
Cupcake Craft Challenge - challenge 95 one for the boys

Super Dragon

I've had this fab image from Dustin Pike for ages now and thought it would make a perfect fathers day card. I have followed the sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp, the DP is Cherryarte Basic Blues which has been mounted on some pale aqua bazill. The green half circle is cut from DCWV card and then embossed on my cuttlebug.
I have coloured super dragon with my promarkers and used some white glitter on the clouds to give the picture a little dimension.
The sentiment is a bottle cap squashed in my cuttlebug and then I have printed the superdad off stuck it inside the bottle cap and covered with Anita's clear gloss.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp- challenge 30
Papercutz challenge 45 - ~Father's Day
Incy Wincy Designs - challenge 45 - one for the guys

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Fathers Day Card

I've managed to finish another Fathers Day card, I started off well but have got side tracked and still need to make another three.
The image on this card is a digi stamp called Lonesome Cowpoke from Aifactory. I have coloured him with promarkers I have used the blender pen to create the checks on his shirt. He is mounted onto grey and brown cardstock. The Dp is from Papermania  Inspirations colossal paper pack. The sentiment is printed off the computer and the cord was in my stash.
I would like to enter this card into these challenge's:
Cards for Men - Challenge 12
Magical Crafts - Challenge 17

Monday, 14 June 2010

Donna's Den of Craft Challenge 1

Some of you will know that I was picked to be on the design team for Donna's Den of Craft. Today is our first challenge and we want to see you make a birthday card. The challenge starts today and runs til the 27th so you have plenty of time to enter and there is a fab prize to win. 
For my card I have used Vellum from LLB Retro Rose range which you can get from here I have attached it to the front of the card blank with 4 aqua colored gem brads which can also be found in Donna's shop here. The butterfly is cut from aqua coloured bazill with my marianne cratables die and decorated with some gems from ebay. The sentiment is cut using a cuttlebug die and then stamped with a personal impressions stamp in silver.

Friday, 11 June 2010

My favourite stamp

I made this card just because I've used my favourite stamp from Lili of the Valley coloured with promarkers with some stickles on the flowers.  I love the way these stamps are just so easy to colour.
The Dp is from Daisy & Dandylion pad and the purple card has been embossed with the daisy folder. The coloured pearls are from ebay and the flowers which have had the stickles treatment are from hobbycraft as are the white pearls. The pin is from my stash and the sentiment is a froever friends one.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: Crafty Angels- My Favourite Stamp, Totally Papercrafts - challenge 20 animal magic, Truly Scrumptious - challenge 34 sketch

Stampin with the Dragon Challenge 3 - sketch challenge

Whoops forgot to do the post for this weeks Stampin with the Dragon Challenge well better late than never. Anyway this week we have this fab sketch for you to follow and we are sponsered by Lexi's Creations who are going to give the lucky winner 4 images of their choice, you can find Lexi's digi's at Stitchy Bear Stamp shop.


For my card I have used the fab Tessie Turtle stamp she has been coloured with promarkers with a little stickles added to the centre of her flower. The cardstock is a mixture of bazill and coredinations  from my stash. The DP is from Wild Rose Studios. The border has been cut using my fiskers threading water punch.
The flowers are all prima ones with gems from ebay added as the centres. I hope you like my card and can't wait to see all your cards for this challenge.