It's funny, I'm not really into owls but I do seem to use quite a few in my card projects
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The current Caardvarks challenge is to create a clean and simple card - and this is just about as clean and simple as it gets :o)
Sunday, September 19, 2010
This is my second post of the day, scroll down for my earlier post about a new challenge at The Ribbon Girl blog.
The sketch at Waltzingmouse this week is lovely and simple and inspired me to use this fab digital kit from Nitwit Collections. I printed out several small pieces of paper, cut into squares, inked and then glittered all the edges before adhering them to a black cardblank to make the colours really pop.
The ribbon is new from the Ribbon Girl, gorgeous saddlestitch ribbon which is exactly the same as some that I have been buying from a US rubber stamp company - I am such a happy bunny about that!
Over at The Ribbon Girl blog we are hosting our first colour challenge and these are the two cards that I made. The colour challenge is to use black, orange and white in your project and there is a prize too :) The challenge closes on October 3rd so you have plenty time to join in!
So, these are the two cards that I made
(Bewitching digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs and twine, braid, ribbon and button from the Ribbon Girl)
The bumble person card is a bit of a cardlift from my friend Jan who made a gorgeous card for another of our friends. We were celebrating Gail's birthday last night and I loved the card that Jan had made so decided to try and make my own version this morning but I couldn't really remember how she made it so I just went with the flow and this is what I made! I used the digital stamp on the back of the card agin and changed the colour to tie in with the orange/black colour scheme. I'm hoping that Jan will put the card on her blog so I can have another go :o)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I have nearly burst with excitement during the last couple of weeks because of an email I got asking me if I would be interested in joining a new Design Team from .............. Lori Boyd! Oh my goodness I just about exploded doing the excited dance as I replied to her email. Not only is Lori one of the sweetest people I know but she designs the cutest digital stamps (or you may have seen her rubber stamps here and here) and she makes gorgeous cards too.
So, there you have it - my exciting news! And I have a new badge to add to my list of people that I design for over there on the side of my blog
We thought a Blog Hop was in order as we are celebrating the new team as well as some new releases by Lori which can be found in Lori's shop here.
The whole Design Team are joining in and if you hop to each of them leaving a comment as you go you will go into the draw to win Lori's latest Grandparent and Bride & Groom stamps as well as 5 other digi's of your choice from Lori's shop. You have until Saturday night (midnight US time) to leave your comments on all the blogs to enter the draw
Andrea - that's me!
I have played with the Grandparents stamps but as I didn't need a Grandparent card - I actually needed to make a 40th birthday card for a man - I changed his trousers to jeans and gave him brown hair instead of grey, snuffed out the old lady and he instantly appeared 20 years younger! I wonder if this could work in real life? I could be onto a winner there :o)
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I made this card at the weekend using a gorgeous graphic from The Clipart Fairy
I added Doodlebug glitter to her dress and hat
Monday, September 06, 2010
This is the card I made using some of the back to school files
Together with the Cutting Cafe files I used a cuttlebug embossing folder, Copics, Nestabilities die, this gorgeous and bright, cheerful spot paper from Crystal Wilkerson and that wonderful spotty ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl. I added the little white marks to make my apple look shiny and bright with a white inksentials pen and I drew the black checks around the border by hand
Friday, September 03, 2010
Cutting it fine I know, but I finally finished this decorated gift box for a wedding we are going to tomorrow! It started off life as a pink and blue patchwork effect heart shaped box with a leaf pattern all over it - it really was as dreadful as it sounds - so I changed it.
The papers are all from a digital kit by Zoe Pearn called Serenity
I used these gorgeous pearls from 3DJean, I love that in one pack you get all the different sizes which was just perfect for this project as I wanted to use lots of different sizes
All the ribbons, lace, braid and rose flower are from the Ribbon Girl.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
... Having a whale of a time!
The challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'just one' and there are a couple of 'just ones' on this card - 1 scalloped circle, 1 digital stamp, 1 whale and 1 ribbon - and have you seen that ribbon?? It's reversible so pink with turquoise spots on one side and on the other side turquoise with pink spots!
A Christy Croll digital stamp
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Dewdrops from 3DJean
and that gorgeous reversible spot ribbon from the Ribbon Girl
The challenge over at The Pink Elepant this week is a colour challenge - mostly white. I seem to be going through a 'white space' phase at the moment so I really enjoyed making this card - even more so as it was a sponsored challenge this week and I got to use this adorable digital stamp from Meljen Designs
I embossed my background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create a pattern without colour and made a tiny tag using a rubber stamp from Papertrey Ink. I also chose to use this gorgeous striped twill from the Ribbon Girl, the colour is called celery - how delicious is that?