Sunday, 30 November 2008

time to play catch up again

Have to play catch up again with all the weekend challenges that I haven't got done yet. The first one on the list is the Magnolia Vs Stampavie, which is a sketch this week, and this is my take on the sketch.

I have used one of my new Tildas anc coloured her with polychromos and sansodor. The papers are all papermania. The images on the side are from Bo Bunny which I cut out from a 12 by 12 sheet. The sentiment is a penny black stamp . hopefully tomorrow I will have more to show. Work really does get in the way of crafting.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday

This weeks challenge on Cute card Thursday is Lilac. They would like us to make a lilac card.

I have used Karen foster lilac paper and the stamp is Pen Pal by sugar nellies which has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor. Added a strip of lilac ribbon and a selection of prima flowers with lilac and purple tones and buttons for the centres. Added a stamped sentiment bordered with a metal frame.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Stamp with Stampavie

Haven't managed to participate in the stamp with stampavie challenges for a couple of weeks, but had a go at this weeks sketch today. Have used my new Christmas Sarah Kay stamp and coloured it with polychromos and sansodor. The paper is from a papermania pad of christmas papers. The red card is DCWV stack that I have had for a couple of years at least. Added a flower and a holly leave which is edged with glitter and the sentiment is from a Hero arts stamp

Monday, 24 November 2008

2 in 1 today

Well I think this is a first for me, I have done 2 challenges with the one card today. Firstly Papertake weekly has a great sketch by DawnyP again, and what a brilliant sketch it is. I have used a sarah kay stamp and coloured the image with polychromos and sansodor. The BP is wild asparagus and the green paper is the reverse side. This has been embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder. Added ribbon and flowers and pearl brads which unfortunately have caused this card not to scan very well, the image is not blurred in real life.
As I have managed quite a few textures on this card it also qualifies for the Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge this week as well which is Get the feeling. The embossing is added texture as is the backing paper which is textured not flat. The ribbons ans flowers add extra texture.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Friday Sketchers

This week on Friday Sketchers there is a brilliant sketch by Beatrix from Germany.
I have rotated the sketch as found it easier to work with this way round. To make a change from all the christmas cards I've been making lately I decided to use this stamp from Kadoodle stamps from the craft barn which is called James and Zak. The BP are all Wild asparagus papers. The image has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor and then chalked to take away the bright white. Added the ric rac which was easier to curve. added the sentiment from craftwork cards and a couple of flowers , cos even men like flowers.
Love this sketch and will probably make more cards using it.

Funky Christmas

This week the challenge on Penny Black saturday challenge is Funky Christmas

This week we'd like to see your Christmas creations ~ with a twist ~
Let's try to stay away from your traditional colours and create something different.
~ I know you can all do it ~ so go wild and get Funky !!!

So I have chosen Pink as my non traditional christmas colour. I tried to stamp some christmas images last night but do you think I could get a clear image I decided to use one of my Penny Black Stickeroos from the christmas sheet. The paper is from DCWV tinted rose pack, and these pieces were still on my desk from the card I made last night, so thought use those. Added pink ribbon and a shocking pink snowflake cut using the Ice Crystal cuttlebug cut and emboss die. The sentiment is from papermania.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Sketch saturday 26

There is yet again another brilliant sketch on the Sketch Saturday blog this week. So I have gone for Waiting Tilda coloured with polychromos and sansodor (reminder to self -must try other mediums). Have inked the snowflake cuttlebug folder with pretty in pink ink by stampin up and then run it through the cuttlebug. The papers are all DCWV rose tinted christmas papers and the sentiment is one that came in a small scrapbook kit last year and I never used it.

Friday, 21 November 2008

A card for a 70 year old Christian

Had been asked to make a card for a devout christian, absolutely nothing wrong with that, but they wanted the fish symbol incorporated into it. Luckily I had the fish anyway, but thought what else can I put on the card. Thinking maybe the cute images are not the right thing, so after going through draws of stash, i happened across a pack of vellum images that I had and thought oh, they might be more appropriate. So here is the finished card, just hope that its ok

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday

This week the challenge on Cute Card Thursday is Snow and Snowflakes. I decided to use this scribble snowman from funstamps, but wanted to use more traditional christmas colours. The backing paper is from DCWV and added the snowflake wire edged ribbon, and then punched some snowflakes from an x cut punch in silver glitter card. Must find a larger snowflake

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

This week the challenge on Papertake weekly is let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Anything snow related - snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes etc!

So I have used these cute snowmen again from Whipper snapper designs for my card this week. The BP is from my stash again but it maybe DCWV paper. Have used wire edged blue starry ribbon and some glitter card snowflakes.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Blooming Marvelous

Late post tonight but didn't get home from work till gone 9.

Todays challenge on A spoon full of sugar is Blooming marvelous. we would like to see you use flowers or a floral paper on your creations this week.

So for this challenge, I have used 2 flowers and also managed the floral background along with a few flowers in the image.

Have used a sugar nellie stamp coloured with polychromos and sansodor, the BP is yet again from my stash. The flowers are prima and used a computer generated sentiment this time

Monday, 17 November 2008

a wedding card

Not suer if I will be able to do any challenges today as I'm back to work after 2 weeks off, One weeks holiday and one weeks sick with a stinking cold. So in case I can't get any challenges done, I thought I would show you a wedding card that I had been asked to make, unfortunately the colours don't show up too well on the scan, but the card is cream, and gold mirri card which wants to show as black on here. The stamp is one that I love and I got in from Dewdropz craft which have a nice range of manga style stamps. Used the swiss dots embossing folder on white card, and then some ribbon with silver and gold hearts on it.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Magnolia vs Stampavie # 3

This week on magnolia vs stampavie, there is a brilliant sketch, loved doing this and challenged me to make a DL card which I haven't done for months, seem to keep making square cards.
I have used magnolia with her newspaper, coloured with polychromos and sansodor. She has been matted onto dark brown bazzill card, but it seems rather dark in the scan. Added the scalloped edge which was a piece left from a card a while ago and was just stitting on the shelf.
Added ribbon and string, the sentiment and then a couple of prima flowers and brads.

Sketch Saturday

Just a day late doing this one, but had to work last night, so finished the card this morning.
Another great sketch this week on sketch saturday blog, and some great cards from the DT.
I have used this cute dog again, couldn't resist making some more cards using this image, reminds me of my own dog, whom I'm sure would wear a santa hat if I put one on her.
The papers are all from my stash but i think a couple of them are HOTP and one is papermania.
The sentiment is one I printed on the PC. Didn't add any other embellishments as i liked the look of it as per the sketch with no other additions.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Penny Black day

Today it is Penny black challenge day and the theme this week is

This one should be easy, can chose Black & White, or you can go with different shades of one colour
I have used the penny black stamp snow slopes which has been stamped in versafine onto white card. Matted this onto black card and added some white thread to the bottom.
The BP is from my stash, and then embossed some more white card with the cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, and finally added the sentiment.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Friday Sketchers

Well its Friday Sketchers day today, and what a sketch there is by Mumur, totally different to what I would normally do, but I was determined to do it, and here is the finished article.
Have used the rose tinted christmas paper from DCWV (which I won the complete set of), the image of Tilda has been coloured using polychromos and sansodor. Added the 3 ribbons (this led to a complete sort out of the ribbon draw). Then added the 2 stars in the corner.
I have rotated the sketch this week as I found it easier to work with this way round.
Boy this was certainly a challenge and a half for me.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Cute Card thursday

Its' Thursday so that can only mean one thing, Its cute card thursday day. Todays theme is Red and Green which to me can only mean Christmas. So I went rummaging in my christmas stamp box and found this stampendous precious moments stamp which must be at least 10 years old.

The cute image has been coloured with polychromos and sansodor, cut with nesties and mounted onto corrugated red card (found in a drawer). The BP is I think DCWV but can't be sure as it is no longer in its wrapper and it is left over from last year. Cut the holly quickutz die and added a button as the berry and then cut a red sizzix swirl to complete the card.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Tilda and Friends

It's Wednesday which can only mean Tilda and Friends ATC challege. This week the theme is Bring on the Bling, we are asked to use anything bright, shiny or sparkly on our ATC's.

I have Tilda wearing glittered tights, sitting on a ribbon which in real life has a sparkle to it, and the flower centre is a gem along with the 2 smaller flowers . The BP also has some shiny bits in it which can just about be seen in the pic

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

A spoon full of sugar

Todays challenge on A spoon full of sugar, is a card for a child. well my card is for a boy, for some reason i seem to be doing a fair amount of boys cards lately.

I have used Sk8ter boy from sugar nellies coloured with polychromos and sansodor, edged with broken china distress ink, matted onto red card. The BP is from the english paper co, used a cuttlekids skull and crossbones die, and the stamp is from studio g


There is another great sketch by Dawny P over on the Papertake weekly challenge blog this week , and this is my version of the sketch. No stamping from me today for this card, have used paper from my stash, the die is from Go Kreate which I have cut on the cuttlebug using mirri and bazzill card. Added a ribbon for some colour on the silver card, and the sentiment is from craftwork cards. Might just add the name of the little girl who the card is for along the bottom though.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Sketch Saturday

Yet another brilliant sketch this week on the Sketch saturday challenge blog.
I had been asked to make a birthday card for someone who is involved with the RAF at university for his 21st birthday. I made his 18th birthday card which he loved apparently, and used a sizzix man dressed in raf uniform for that card, so consequently this card had me stumped as couldn't use another sizzix person, so I went for Edwin dressed in a flying jacket. The BP is from some scrapbook papers that came free with a magazine and is all lancasters, spitfires and hurricanes. added the 2 metal charms to finish.
Just love this sketch and can see me using it again and again.