Monday, 29 April 2013

Ocean Animals

 
 
Good morning time for another challenge at Incy Wincy
this week our challenge is
' Ocean Animals'
and we are sponsored by the fab
 I've used this cute octopus from our sponsor and coloured it with my promarkers adding glossy accents to the hearts. the papers are from Dovecraft Back to Basic's 2, sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I added a button and some twine from my stash.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles - Something Fishy
Cupcake Craft Challenge - All At Sea
 


Sunday, 28 April 2013

Fan ( tache) tic Brother


Here is another card I made for Rhys's birthday in Febuary, I really have slacked this year with blogging but I starting to catch up now. Not sure what is is with moustaches but they are popping up on everything in the shops at the moment and seem to be bang on trend with the teenagers we have cushions, mugs, notepads, pens in this house all with moustaches.  This one uses this fab image from Dustin Pike which I've coloured with my promarkers. The papers are from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic and the sentiment is a computer generated one.

 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Lollipop Ladies - Moustache Lollipops ( Facial Hair)
The Paper Shelter - For The Boys
Card Crafters Circle - Boys to Men



Saturday, 27 April 2013

Joy Fold Card Tutorial

Morning today I've got a quick tutorial for you which I did for the S J crafts blog to show you how to make a Joy Fold card.

 
 To start off with you need 2 sizes of card blanks, I've used 135mm square & 96 mm square card blank. You need to cut half of the front off of the larger card blank which you can see in the photo below.
 
 
Next you need to pretty up your card blanks I've used papers from My Minds Eye - Collectable - Memorable 6 x 6 pad. You will need to cover the fronts as well as the insides of both card blanks.
 

Now position the smaller card blank on top of the larger one as above and stick down.
 
 
Next you will need to attach something to the front which will act as a catch to hold the front of the smaller card shut. I've used a sentiment to hold mine closed but you could use some other kind of embellishment. I've raised my sentiment up on foam pads to allow room for the front to slide under it.
 

Here's my card closed up ready to decorate.  I have used some Penny Black Stickers on the front and again on the inside. The only other thing I added to mine was some self adhesive pearls.
 

I hope that all made sense if you have any questions please let me know and of course if you have a go at making a Joy Fold Card I would love to see it.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafts for Eternity - Perfect Papers ( 3 or more papers)
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Polka Dots
Paper Pretties - Fabulous Folds
Make My Monday - Fancy Folds
Melonheadz Friends - Fancy Folds
Paper Playtime - More Than 1 Fold
 

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Queen for a Day/Fantasy/Bling it Up/Land of Make Believe at C.R.A.F.T.



Today is my last challenge as GDT over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, how quick has this month gone? Our challenge this week is
'Queen for a Day/Fantasy/Bling it Up/Land of Make Believe'
and our sponsors this week are

QKR Stampede

Sassy Studio Designs

Gingerloft

Trimgym's Digistamps and Images

I used this cute dragon from QKR Stampede coloured with my promarkers. The papers I used are from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic teamed with some Kraft card.
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
LEJ Designs - Mystical, Magical & Mysterious
Diva's By Design - Inspired by a Movie ( mine by Pete's Dragon)
Art Impressions - Layer It Up







Tuesday, 23 April 2013

My Minds Eye - Collectable - Memorable

Afternoon today I've got a card to share with you that I made using some of the papers that Sarah from SJ Crafts sent me  from My Minds Eye - Collectable - Memorable 6 x 6 pad. I kept the card very simple to show off the gorgeous colours in this pad lot's of pinks / aqua / pale yellow and lime green. I cut the circles with nesties and inked the edges with distress inks just to soften them against the harsh white background  I used the following colours Antique Linen, Worn lipstick & Iced Spruce. The White has been embossed with my swiss dots folder. The image has been stamped directly onto the patterned paper and I coloured it with my promarkers. I made a rolled flower from some scraps of paper and added some self adhesive pearls to finish it all off.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Use Circles onyour Creation
Great Impressions - Pastel Colors and/or Polka Dots



Monday, 22 April 2013

How Many Layers?????

Hello it's time for another challenge at
this week our challenge is
' A Sketch '
Lots of lovely layers for you to play with
 
and we are sponsored by the fab
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I have used this pretty birdhouse image from Limited Runs coloured it with my promarkers and inked around the edge with Milled Lavender Distress Ink. My papers are all from Papermania Vintage Notes pad. I distresses all the edges and then inked them with distress ink. I added a few paper roses and some sticky pearls to finish it off.
 
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challenge - Distress It
Gingerloft Challenge - Torn/Distressed
  I ♥ ProMarkers - Pastel Colours




Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sketch time at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

 
Good morning time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge where I am GDT this month and this week our challenge is
" A Sketch"
and we are sponsored by the fab
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I have used this cute fairy image from Bugaboo which I coloured with my promarkers. The papers are from Dovecraft Back to Basics and the sentiment was a freebie which unfortunately I didn't save the name of the artist. I've added lots of stickles to give her some sparkle.

 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:






Monday, 15 April 2013

Fur & Feathers at Incy Wincy

 
 
Good morning time for another challenge at Incy Wincy
this week our challenge is
' Fur & Feathers '
and we are sponsored by the fab
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I have used one of my favourite images from Delicious Doodles to make my ATC it is called Snow Cuddles. I have coloured the image with my promarkers adding glamour dust to the snowflakes. I used a Clear Star Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some sparkle to her hair. Around the edge of the of the ATC I'v used Aleenes Glitter snow which I then dabbed into the Glamour Dust  for added sparkle.
  
I would like to enter my ATC into the following challenges:




Thursday, 11 April 2013

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

 Morning time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T and this weeks theme is
'Christmas'
and we are sponsored by
 
 
 
 
 
I have used this cute snowman image from A Day For Daisies and coloured him with my promarkers adding some stickles for the falling snow.
My papers are all from Studio Calico Wonderland pad, I used my woodware snowflake border punch and the sentiment was from Hobbycraft.
 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sketch
 



Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Anniversary cards



 I got asked to make a couple of anniversary cards for an elderly couple, I was a bit stuck as I didn't really have any suitable stamps so I decided to make good use of my punches and dies. ON this first one I have used my Martha Stewart punch anywhere on the page heart punch, which I bought because it was cheap and haven't used! The sentiment was printed on the PC before I punched the heart. The border is a Woodware punch. I added a few paper roses to finish it off with a couple of marianne swirls.
 
 
 This is the second card I have used my tiny heart embossing folder on this one and added a die cut heart on top of some organza ribbon.


Monday, 8 April 2013

Out of the Box at Incy Wincy


 
 
Good morning time for another challenge at Incy Wincy
this week our challenge is
' Out of the Box '
Have a look at this fab tutorial if your not sure what we mean.
and we are sponsored by the fab

 


 I have used this cute image from our sponsors Milk Coffee called Charlotte & butterfly. I used a graphic program to separate the to images so I could insert my sentiment between them and then used the out of the box technique to cut a circle with my nesties with the butterfly flying out the circle one side and charlotte standing off the circle the other side. I coloured the image with my promarkers and added some sparkle with some stickles. My papers are from a gorgeous pad I received from the lovely Sarah at S J Crafts this weekend and are from MME Collectable range called Memorable.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Love To Scrap Challenge - Recipe ( 3 (or more) layers, 2 patterned papers, 1 image)
Totally Papercrafts - Birthday Girl In Pink
 






Thursday, 4 April 2013

GDT C.R.A.F.T. - Recycle


Good morning Jo and the lovely DT team at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge have asked me to be GDT this month so this is my first card for them, this weeks challenge is
 "Recycle"
and we are sponsored by
 
 

 
 
 
I have used this fab image from Doodle Dragon called Under Bear I've coloured him with my promarkers and added some glossy accents to his nose and his heart. The papers are some Prima ones which the lovely Sarah sent me for my birthday. I've used my fiskers border punch to cut the edges at the bottom of the card. For my recycle element I've used some dark brown ribbon which was wrapped around some P.J's at Christmas.
 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with Ribbon
Dutch Dare Challenge - Birthday Fun
Shelleys Images - Scallops








Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Patchwork Card

Good morning the sun is finally shining here  and it's starting to feel a bit more spring like. For toda's card I've used a cute stamp from Lilli of the Valley which I have had un inked in my stamp box for a while, I coloured the image with my promarkers and used chalk for the sky and the grass. The papers are from a First Edition pad that I've been hording because they are to pretty to cut and I added faux stitching with a fine line pen.
The flowers were all white/cream to start with I coloured the smaller completely and added colour to the edge of the larger ones with my promarkers.


A little peek so you can see I've decorated the inside of the card to match.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge -  Theme: Spring is coming Stash: Flowers
Twisted Tuesdays Challenges - Challenge - Animas Twist - Flowers
Use It Tuedays - All About Spring ( I used an unopened stamp/ papers that I've horded)





Monday, 1 April 2013

Bizarre, Wacky and Unique Holidays at Incy Wincy

 
 
Good morning time for another challenge at Incy Wincy
this week our challenge is
' Bizarre, Wacky and Unique Holidays  '
and we are sponsored by the fab
Bit of a different challenge from us this week but this one was such fun  
No birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc. It MUST be a funny holiday taken from this website Funny Holidays site. Eg. May is National BBQ month; June is Dairy Month & Candy Month, plus the 1st week is fishing week......just to name a few!!!! There are some pretty funny ones!!!!
I made this card for my sons birthday back in Febuary and based it  12th April - Big Wind Day perfect for my son as like most teenage boys he finds farts funny!!
 
The paper is from an old echo park pad I think and I coloured the image with my promarkers and then covered the  jar in glossy accents to give it a glass look. I rounded the corners on opposite corners to add some interest.
 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cards For Men - April Fools

Top Tip Tuesday - ROFL
Crafty Cardmakers - Humour
Created with Love - April Fools Day