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Monday 30 July 2012

Anything But A Card at Incy Wincy

 This week challenge at Incy Wincy is one of my favourites
Anything But A Card
and we are sponsored by
Sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons (Prize: 4 rolls of ribbon) and Pink Gem Designs (Prize: 3 digis or a set of 3 digis)

The Dt were lucky enough to be given an image each from Pink Gem I choose this cute owl.
I decided to do something with the pack of make your own coasters that I bought in a Hobby Craft sale 2 maybe 3 years ago thing they would make great presents and then promptly buried them in my drawer of projects to do. I decided that this one would be for my craft desk and thought the image was very apt.
 A sideways view so you can see the depth. The papers are from First Edition Isabella pack and the ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and has been coloured with Promarkers.
A close up of the image sorry about the fuzzy photo didn't think to take photos before I closed the coaster up so this is the view through the glass. I have coloured the owl with promarkers and stuck tiny gems on the crown and added some stickles to the ovals.

I would like to enter my coaster into the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenge - Anything but a card
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers
The Crafty Pad - Things With Wings

Saturday 28 July 2012

Nostalgia cards

Here's a couple of cards I managed to make whilst my hand was bad I've used papers form MME Nostalgia which Sarah from S J Crafts gave me back in May for both these cards. I've tried to show how versitile these papers are as from the cover of the pad they appear to be quite girly lots of pinks and yellows so I've made two male cards.

 I've also used Glossy Accents on the balloon and Perfect Pearls on the bow tie and collar. Images are both digi stamps from Digi Stamp Boutique.

I would like to enter the elephant card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Shades of grey and 1 Other
Card Makin Mama's - 1,2,3, challenge
I would like to enter the dog card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Men Only
Ruby Rainbow Challenge - Cute Animals

And both cards - Digi Stamp Boutique - Customers Competition

Friday 27 July 2012

Teachers Gifts Part 2

What happens when you take a plain and boring notebook and add some pretty papers?

These are the second part to the teachers presents I made them a pretty notebook and matching pen each. This first one uses papers from MME Howdy Doody, along with some pretty seam binding and lace from my stash. the buttefly is and x cut punch and the flowers are some white ones which I coloured to match. The gems have all been hand stuck down I used the waste part of my swirl die cut to give me the shape.

The papers on this one are from MME Blush pad and the flower is die cut using Tim Holtz tattered florals die. I've edged everything on this one with crystal stickles. I apologise for the photo again it was taken late evening so although the ribbon looks as if it doesn't match in real life it does.

Thursday 26 July 2012

Teacher Gift Part 1

This is the first part of the gifts that I made for Aimee's Teachers this year. I bought some small packs of Thorntons chocolates and then made some gift boxes to put them in. I followed these instructions to make these very simple boxes from Kraft Card and then prettied them up using some punches and ribbon.

 I've used a Fiskers border punch on this one and a tiny woodware butterfly punch, The papers are from MME Howdy Doody 6 x 6 pad and the sentiment is a freebie stamp that came with a magazine ages ago.
Side view for you 
This is the second box sorry about the photo had to take it late evening as I only finished it the night before Aimee took it to school. This time I have used a x cut border punch and MME Blush papers

Monday 23 July 2012

Lets Party at Incy Wincy

This weeks challenge at Incy Wincy is
Let's Party
 and we are sponsored by

 I decided to make a tag this week. For the base of the tag I die cut two stars out of some DCWV  rockstar paper.
 The image is from our sponsor and has been coloured with promarkers and a sakura pen fo the silver bits. I added a piece of silver ribbon behind her to add some interest as it looked a little blank.

Fot the sentiment i cut another piece of paper and added a sticky sentiment which I bought ages ago and never used I then rubbed pink foil over it so that it stuck to the word.

Saturday 21 July 2012

The Olympics at S J Crafts

 Time for a new challenge at S J Crafts and this month we have gone for the theme 
The Olympics

Here's some ideas from Sarah to help you out. Did you see the olympic torch relay? - you could scrap the photos you took! Have your children had a school sports day? - Show us your sporty photos ... football, rugby, tennis, skipping or playing catch on the beach or in the garden!! The Olympics will be held in London so any photos of London will be suitable. You could use the colours or rings of the logo as a design element! Dig out your sporty rubber stamps for your cards.
And the prize this month for our  winner is a 6 x 6 Pad (of the winners choice from the shop!)
This month instead of a card I've gone with an altered notebook & pen which I made for my youngest daughter Aimee who loves to sit a write. I bought a plain black notebook from Wilkinsons and transformed it with some Portabobello Road papers from Papermania. The borders are punched with a Fiskers punch. The ribbons are all from Crafty Ribbons, I had to colour the blue one with my promarker to match as it was a pale blue colour.

The image is from Simply Betty stamps and is called Gymnast Sally, I choose this image as Aimee love to do gymnastics at school and can't wait to watch the gymnasts on the Olympics. The image is coloured as usual with my promarkers, I'm really pleased with the way I managed to get the skirt to look transparent. Whilst I was cutting the image out I cut thought the ribbon that she is twirling so have stuck some real ribbon on instead. I added a pearl to her bow in her hair to hide the skull that was on the image.
I added Aimee's name with some alpha stickers which I originally coloured blue but decided after edging all the papers with gold stickles to glitter them up too. The little pen is one I bought as a pack of six I added a piece of matching paper around the top of the pen and tied a piece or ribbon to the clip.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge - Olympic Games/Sports
Saturday Challenge - Olympic or Sporty 
Craft Punked - Olympic Games

Monday 16 July 2012

Dust It Off at Incy Wincy

Good morning time for another challenge at Incy Wincy which this week is
 Dust It Off .
Sponsored by Tiddly Ink; Prize is $10 Gift Certificate

I kept my card nice and simple for this one mounting some white card which I embossed with my swiss dots folder onto some bright lime green card. The image is coloured with promarkers and then mounted onto the card with foam squares to give the card some dimension. Some bakers twine in the same lime green wound arounf the bottom of the card with a button finishes it off.

 My dusted off items - Image was a freebie ages ago, button and twine have been in my stash for ages and I haven't used my embossing folder for a while.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Use up Your Stash

Thursday 12 July 2012

Playing with Distress Inks

Not my usual type of card today but I really like it. After watching Sarah from S J Crafts doing a demo with distress inks I decided to have a play with mine which generally sit unloved on my desk.
I bought this stamp which is from Papermania collection called Beautiful - Entomologist. I inked the piece of card with Dusty Concord Distress ink and then stamped the image using the same ink. My Dp is also from Papermania , the doily is a diecut as are the corners. I addes some seam binding and some lace from my stash along with a handful of pearls and a couple of paper roses. What do you think?

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Lavender & lace
Bearly Mine Challenge - Pearls & Lace
Ribbon Carousel Blog  - Button & Bows
Fashionista Challenge - Winged Things

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Pink & Black at Creative Craft Challenge

Hello I'm back again bit like a bus you don't see me for ages and then I have 2 posts in 2 days, anyway this time I here with the new challenge at Creative Craft Challenge which this time is Pink & Black and we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.
Another card which I made at last months crop I love the image on this one such fun you can find it here. As usual I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some crystal sticles and tiny flat backed gems to the sparkles around the image.My papers are from Teresa Collins pad called Sweet Afternoon I really love the soft pastel colours in it. The punched edge is a Martha Stewart border punch.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Celebrate The Occasion - Happy Birthday
Try It On Tuesday - Bingo ( 3 pearls or gems, 2 background papers, diecut or punch)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Cupcakes/cakes

Monday 9 July 2012

Summertime at Incy Wincy

Morning all time for another challenge at Incy Wincy this week we want to see your summertime projects now I know if you live in the UK you will have to rack your brains to remember what summer is!!! This week we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads who are offering our winner a $10 voucher.
This is one of the cards I made at Sarahs crop last month I had a great day and managed to get 4 cards/projects done. For this one I have used an image from Di's Digi's that I won a while ago, I've coloured him with promarkers and chalked the sky in. The papers are MME Quite Contrary and the pink ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Summer
Love To Create - Photo Inspiration
One Stitch At A Time - Sun
Crafty Calander Challenge - Fun In The Sun
Di's Designs Challenge Blog - Pile on the Floers

Monday 2 July 2012

Incy Wincy - Patriotism

Good morning long time no see my hand is starting to feel better now I have a splint for my finger again although I've now been told I've got Carpel tunnel in my wrist too. Onto this weeks challenge at Incy Wincy which is Patriotism - Use ONLY colours or items from your country and we are sponsored by the fab Saturated Canary.
I choose this fab image which is called Jenny ( how could I resist!) and of course have used red, white & blue as my colours as I live in the United Kingdom. The image is coloured with promarkers and I won't tell you how many times I coloured the hair I just couldn't get it right. Can't remeber where the red paper is from the blue is from a dovecraft pack . The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons the red bit was Aqua so I coloured it red to match the theme with my pens and the corner is cut with a memory box die.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Ch 78 Diecuts + Red White & Blue as main colours
Graphicat Sketches - Challenge 11
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspirational photo
Cute Card Thursday - Patriotic
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Inspirational photo