Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Had a bit of a mini grumble this week as I don't need any baby cards so decided to do an ATC for a change - the size is not so frightening now. It's great for using up off cuts of card and those stamps that aren't quite big enough for cards.
Paper is Funky Fairys Doodamentals printed at 1/4 size.
Bunny stamp was from a seller in Malaysia on eBay - I hadn't used it before as it was too small.
Stamped letters from Clever Cut
and flowers from Mei flower used double and all attached with brads.
I was so pleased with it I made another one for DD whose name is an anagram of baby although I couldn't find any embellishments to match. Sounds like an excuse for a spending spree.
Now I know she got it I can post my Crafty Place May card swap.
Paper is by Cactus Pink from Papermaze
Sentiment from a bargain bin rummage at the Great Northern Papercrafts show.
Winnie the Pooh stamp is one I've had for years and the buttons were cut off an old shirt before it went in the bin!
Do you see a theme here? LOL!
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
A fabulous sketch to work with. I used:
Neglected - English paper company papers that I bought at Stamp Magic Doncaster ages ago.
New - scalloped circles from an MSE friend
circle punch to make the scallop edging
gold organza ribbon.
I would love to be considered as a guest designer
This is my entry for the crafty pad sketch challenge - I just can't resist a good sketch. A slight change of style for me as it's a bit vintage looking.
Stamp from crafty individuals
Papermania simply elegant papers and a few eyelets and a chipboard sticker to finish it off.
Monday, 25 May 2009
With Father's day coming up I decided to make a man's card for this weeks challenge.
Papers are Funky Fairys Seeing spots which I won last week!
Thistle stamp from Dimension fourth.
Cuttlebug letters and sizzlits buttons.
Hope FIL likes it.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Thank you skiergirl and gemma for my blog award.
I pass it on to:
Polly's card heaven
Pink Lady Mel
Karen's crafty corner
Droplets in a Rusty bucket
10 honest things about me:
1. Balloons scare me.
2. I haven't cleaned my car for 4 years.
3. I hate cooking.
4. I enjoy ironing.
5. I sneak chocolate into the house and eat it when everyone else is out so I don't have to share.
6. I surf the net when I'm supposed to be working.
7. I use all the hot water so I can have a long bath and read my book in peace.
8. I lie about how much I spend on craft stuff
9. I still have boxes of stuff at my mum's 15 years after moving out.
10. I sometimes pretend to be out when my mum rings.
I didn't realise I was so naughty - LOL!
Saturday, 16 May 2009
DD had to go to a birthday party this afternoon so I needed a quick make card.
He is Liverpool mad so put the players names into wordle together with the name of the birthday boy and put some footballs on in the team colours.
Fantastic sketch to work with on Creative Inspirations this week.
Paper is by Cactus Pink from Papermaze. The reverse embossed with my cuttlebug. Mounted on brown card from my stash. Layered up with 3 papermania irridescent gems added and some smirk ribbon to finish it off.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Less is more - I love this card - lol!
Paper is Papermania sweet nothings.
Scalloped circle from MSE Rainmac with Woodware tiny message stamped on it.
Coloured the stamped bear with watercolour pencils added some gems, stuck it all together and voila!
Got a bit carried away with this one!
Papers are simply swirly printed off in A4 and also in 10x15cms. I traced the swirls on the bigger one with a glitter pen and embossed the design on the smaller one with holographic embossing powder then added stickles accents on each swirl.
Found some pink glitter paper and cut out some flowers and used it to mat the paper and the sentiment which was a free one from the current issue of do crafts creativity.
Not all the glitter shows on the photo!
Monday, 11 May 2009
This is my entry for the Funky Fairys challenge for a get well card or gift. I so love all the papers and co-ordinating everything thank you Saveapenny - and I can order without OH hearing the tell tale clunk of the letter box.
Papers are from the doodamentals collection with added card candy from craftwork cards and stamped sentiment using alphabet from clever cuts in purple and embossed. I then added a (slightly wobbly) hand drawn border.
Monday, 4 May 2009
As it was a bit miserable here today I decided to get my stash out and have a play!
The ATC was a challenge as everything has to be so small but my favourite punched flowers fit on it a treat.
The cutie bear was a stamped image I bought from eBay and used my watercolour pencils on and put it together with the congratulations stamp I picked up from Mad About Cards for £1 yet more flowers a few eyelets and Papermania Sweet Nothings paper. It's based on an idea from the new issue of Do Crafts Creativity magazine.