Monday, May 31, 2010
A few details - those metal tab clips with the embossed words are Making Memories and were reduced to 99p this week at Hobbycraft and the scalloped edge with the tiny scallops behind it? Two new dies from My Favorite Things, I think they are my favourite way to create pretty edges at the moment and this week they are bringing out some more - can't wait for the new designs :)
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Yesterday (yes I know I'm a day late) was a new dare at the Daring Cardmakers blog and this time it was Lythan who set the challenge which is to make an Anniversary card. I used a couple of elements from a digi kit to create my 'perfect pear' anniversary card and added some more of those gorgeous Dewdrops that I love so much that Jean sells
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Goodness, a whole week since my last blog post but I do have a good reason - a very nasty throat infection that came out of nowhere last weekend. I've been completely floored by it all week and just starting to feel better yesterday and today. I've done hardly any colouring or cardmaking and haven't been in work all week either so it's a bit of a miracle that I have a card for this weeks Daring Cardmakers Challenge let alone two!!
This weeks challenge is all about cards for boys and I've used stamping and my lovely Copics on both of these. My first card uses a sweet little Hanglar boy riding a bike and papers from the Happy Go Lucky digital kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs and the second features a Lollipop stamp in digital form from Lori Boyd together with papers from the Away We Go digital kit from Nitwit Collections. I have two cards for this weeks challenge because I couldn't decide which one to use :)
I'm hoping to continue to feel better during this weekend and get over this throat infection so I can get back to work, get back to cardmaking and get out of this house!
Friday, May 14, 2010
I am continuing my guest spot as a Daring Cardmaker and this week the challenge is to create a card featuring bunting or banners. I love this card and it is quite fitting really as although I make all these cards I share on my blog (and more that I don't share) I'm forever forgetting my friends birthdays so I probably need more 'sorry I forgot' cards than any other!
I used this lovely kit by Kristin Cronin Barrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Sunday, May 09, 2010
I think it's safe to share a project that I had published in the last issue of Simply Sweet Magazine since it's been a while since it was released. The magazine was full of projects for the whole year and I chose to make a summer memories decorated tin. Robin sent me a huge box of these little tin mailboxes from Target when they had them in for Valentines day and I just decorated it with papers, ribbon, lace trim, crystal swirls and paper flowers that I made from my flower shaped punches
Saturday, May 08, 2010
This card ended up looking nothing like what I had thought it would. I like it though but I couldn't find a space for a sentiment! The papers and flower element are from a new kit by my friend Kay Miller and I got to use my favourite scalloped die and turquoise felt from Papertrey too
Friday, May 07, 2010
My challenge entry this week is a bit different because I am very excited to say that I have been invited to be the guest designer at DCM for the month of May. The theme for this weeks dare is 'emerald' as it's the birthstone for May. I used the idea of the colour emerald to make a good luck card for a friend and used this kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs as well as Papertrey ribbon and some little pins that I got from the last caft show at Harrogate
Mary, Mary how contrary
How does your garden grow
With silver bells and cockle shells
and pretty maids all in a row
I loved this little Hanglar girl getting ready to plant some seeds and make her garden pretty for the summer and whist I was colouring her and making the card this nursery rhymes popped into my head. I found a use for the vegetable papers from my Cosmo Cricket 6x6 paper pad too :)
Thursday, May 06, 2010
On Sunday I called into our Papermill shop. I love their boxes of card, during the last year they've really improved their range and seem to stock standard colours now (well they do in my shop) and I love their bright colours. Anyway, when I went in on Sunday they had some lovely bright card including turquoise which has a pattern that looks very similar to the Bazzill Doodlebug card. Even better though is that it coordinates perfectly with my gorgeous turquoise ribbons from Papertrey
I had to use my lovely new turquoise cardstock to make a card with the stamp that I coloured at my crop on Friday night (with my lovely Copics of course)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
I fell in love with this lovely pink patterned paper from Nitwit Collections, it's really pretty and I just had to use it to make a card. I've left it without a sentiment because to be honest I didn't have a reason for making a pink card so thought if I left it blank I can just quickly add a sentiment when I need it.
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
The dare this week at Caardvarks is to create a monochromatic card. Usually I'd have probably made an all pink card but I reached for the green Copics to colour this little chap in and so I went all green. The chipboard letters are Thickers by American Crafts in silver foil but I changed them by colouring over with a coordinating Copic. The little chap is another Lollipop, the papers are by October Afternoon and I used my favourite heart shaped nestabilities
The challenge this week over at Daring Cardmakers is to create an easel card. I've not made one of these before but it seemed easy enough, not sure why it took 5 times as long as an ordinary card however but it entertained me last night trying to get it to stand up.