Friday, August 31, 2012

A Christmas Card ...

Well it had to happen soon I guess, Christmas! Last year I made hardly any Christmas cards for myself, ended up buying them to send out then feeling like a fraud because they weren't made by me so this year I thought I would start a little earlier and make the most of being off work for a little while.  I've made my card for the Lili's Little Fairies challenge which this week is 'anything but a square'
To make life easier I used one of the LOTV Mini Masterpieces - these are the best idea for when you haven't got a lot of time or like me you are making your card at midnight and the light is too bad to colour in! Anyway, I bought up a stack of them last week when we called in to the LOTV shop.
I used: LOTV Mini Masterpiece and LOTV Christmas papers
Spellbinders and Doo Hickeys dies
Velvet lace ribbon, crysanthemum flowers, liquid pearls and stickles glitter glue from Ribbon Girl
Red mulberry rose and white paint

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pick Your Own Sketch challenge ...

This week at Papertake Weekly we are asking you to 'Pick Your Own Sketch' from the past sketches (you can find them all here)
I used sketch number 52 and this is the card that I made
I used: Magnolia stamp coloured with Copics, Apple Butter Charm digital papers from Nitwit Collections, scrunched organza ribbon and organza rose ribbon, pearl pins, stickles and liquid pearls from Ribbon Girl, Spellbinders dies and Bazzil cardstock

Monday, August 27, 2012

Using up the scraps ...

My friends won't believe me because I have a reputation for not ever using up scraps, infact they make me come out in a cold sweat just thinking of a 'scrap box' but these scraps were just sitting on my work table looking at me ... I almost threw out the paper that I'd used to make another card ... but I wanted to make a little card for a friend who just got engaged and they all just kind of looked like they would work together for what I wanted to do. So ... I used up those scraps! to make this card (just pretend that I had enough paper to cover the box too but I didn't quite have enough so don't tell anyone)
I used:
Petal Fresh papers by Nitwit Collections at LiliOf The Valley 
Carnation and daisy flowers, beaded spiral embellishments, heart charm, pins, pearls, lace and ribbons all from Ribbon Girl
Papertrey Ink sentiment
Heart die - sizzix
Corrugated white card

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rainbows and Sunshine ...

I made this card for the colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog, it's a card with a twist - the little felt cloud and rainbow is a brooch!
I used: wool felt, tiny ricrac and sequins from the Ribbon Girl, the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the embossing folder is Quickcutz. The brooch has a little brooch back pin and this is attached to the card to keep it in place

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pink ...

The latest challenge over at Papertake Weekly is Pins and Needles. I've used a lovely pink hatpin on my card and I also sewed the lace to ruffle it up between the layers of my rosettes.

Hatpin, bakers twine, felt, crown charm and lace - Ribbon Girl
Papers - Andrea Budjack (Creative Paper Trail)
Butterfly die and sentiment stamp - Papertrey Ink

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lovely Hanglar challenge ...

The new challenge at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia is up and it's so easy - just use your favourite image!  It's been a while since I used my little Hanglar stamps (I wish they would bring some new stamps out) but of all the stamps sitting on my shelves this one is my favourite.

I used:
Hanglar stamp coloured with Distress Markers and Copics for the skin
October Afternoon paper
Spellbinders and Magnolia Doo Hickeys dies
The sentiment was just printed from my computer

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spots and Stripes ...

That's the latest challenge over at papertake weekly and this is the card I made for the challenge.

I used:
Checks and spots papers from Andreas Budjack (Creative Paper Trail)
Sripe ribbon, organza rose ribbon, pompom trim and pins from Ribbon Girl
Martha Stewart border punch and Stampin Up tag punches
Papertrey Ink sentiment

Saturday, August 11, 2012

May All Your Dreams Come True ...

Today I had some time to play in my workshop which doesn't seem to be happening very much at the moment.  The latest challenge at CAS-ual Friday challenge is to make a clean and simple square card which is what I love to do and Let's Make It Crafty wants pretty. Apologies for the naff photograph but my camera broke :( I am so sad because it was a great camera that took excellent photographs, so today I have had to use my phone to take the photograph of my cards and whilst it is okay it's not fabulous.

I used:
Gorgeous polka dot digital papers by Andrea Budjack (Creative Paper Trail)
Satin ribbon, heart pin, pin protector and crystal lines from Ribbon Girl
Corrugated card, sizzix heart die and corner rounder

I am entering this card into CASual Friday - square card
Let's Craft and Create - Make it Pretty

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Gold Giveaway...

Are you watching the olympics?  We have been glued to our television here, cheering on all the Team GB competitors and we are so proud to be British. This afternoon I swear you could hear my shouts and cheers down in the velodrome in London whilst Chris Hoy was winning his 6th gold medal - amazing!

Anyway, to celebrate all the gold (and silver and bronze too!) medals that Team GB are winning for our country the Ribbon Girl are having a GOLDEN GIVEAWAY

The prize includes a pack of gold/yellow felt, gold glitter ribbon, gold lame, gold cord, golden yellow gingham, honey gold satin and gold hat pins

If you fancy going for gold then sprint over to the Ribbon Girl blog to enter the giveaway :)

Monday, August 06, 2012

Anything but a card ...

There is a lovely competition on the LOTV facebook page to create an 'anything but a card' project. I fell in love with the cute penguins from the Mini Masterpieces 4 sheet and I used it to decorate this kraft lidded box. My plan is to use the rest of the images to decorate cards to put inside the box which will become a pre-Christmas gift for a friend (and I have big plans to make lots more for the rest of my friends too)

I used:
Pre coloured mini masterpiece from LOTV - I added a touch of stickles to add sparkle to the snow
Kraft lidded box from the Tiny Box Company
Gingham paper from Nitwit Collections (it's from the FQB Ouchies collection)
Polka dot paper from MME
Saddlestitch ribbon, bakers twine, stickles and snowflake charm from Ribbon Girl

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Pretty in Lilac ...

I'm sharing 2 challenge cards today
It's the first Sunday of the new month so time for a new Monthly Card Challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog.  It's a bingo challenge, so select  3 in a row and get going. As always we are sponsored by those fabulous girls over at Lili Of The Valley as well as the Ribbon Girl

I selected pearls, bow and lace and I used beautiful papers from Nitwit Collections, church window guipure lace, satin ribbon, pearl heart pins and adhesive pearl hearts. The sentiment stamp is a new (for me) set from Waltzingmouse Stamps


Over at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog we have a new challenge to use flowers, Ribbon Girl are sponsoring and there is a gorgeous prize.

I used those gorgeous Nitwit Collections papers again - they are at the top of my favourite list at the moment! as well as taffeta ribbon, liking lilac adhesive pearls, decorative pins, jute mesh and lovely felt to make the rolled rose


Those papers? are from this gorgeous kit, click on the picture to go to the Nitwit store

FQB - Potting Shed Collection - Click Image to Close