Sunday, September 26, 2010

Twit Twoo ...

It's funny, I'm not really into owls but I do seem to use quite a few in my card projects
This one is from the What A Hoot digital kit by Melissa Bennett at Sweet Shoppe Designs and the big bow is made from satin ribbon from the Ribbon Girl. I've left it without a sentiment or greeting because he looked a happy sort of chap that would be useful for all sorts of occasions.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Merry & Bright ...

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)

(Sentiment stamp - Papertrey, bakers twine and polka dot button - Ribbon Girl, dies - Nestabilities)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

WaltzingMouse Sketch Challenge

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!

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge #1

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)

(Lori Boyd Lollipop stamp, ribbon, button and pins 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

Toot Toot!! and a Blog Hop ...

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)

(papers by Crystal Wilkerson, Button twine from Ribbon Girl)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A Baby Card

I made this card at the weekend using a gorgeous graphic from The Clipart Fairy

I added Doodlebug glitter to her dress and hat

The bow is a combination of white organza, Lemon Cream loopy ribbon, yellow Divine Twine bakers twine and teardrop pins and I added a length of guipure lace

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sponsored by The Cutting Cafe ...

This week the Pink Elephant Challenge blog is sponsored by the Cutting Cafe
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

A Decorated Gift Box ...

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

Papertake Weekly Challenge ...

... 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!

I used:
A Christy Croll digital stamp
Nestabilities dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Dewdrops from 3DJean
and that gorgeous reversible spot ribbon from the Ribbon Girl

The Pink Elephant Challenge ...

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?