Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Happy, Happy Birthday Card ...

Oops, almost forgot to share my Papertake Weekly card! I love this card, it's been sat on the shelf above my craft desk for ages because I din't want to put it in the card box

The challenge this week is to use a sketch

I used:

Stamps (Image and sentiment)  - Lili of The Valley (cloured with Copics)
Papers - The Sweetest Thing digital kit by Zoe Pearn at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Dies - Spellbinders
Pom Pom trim and heart pins - Ribbon Girl
Other - distress inks and sewing machine

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jingle All The Way To Christmas ...

It's the 25th of the month so we have a new Christmas challenge over at the Ribbon Girl blog. I made two projects for this challenge

The first is a card using a Crafters Companion Christmas Humphrey stamp, I love this little elephant and it stamps so nicely. I coloured him with Copics and then sprayed it with Spray & Sparkle to make him glittery and shimmery. I added a nice big bow made with spotty organza, ricrac and a polka dot button from the Ribbon Girl and those papers are a recent purchase from Pink Petticoat - love them!

My second Christmas project is this fab wooden reindeer from Kaisercraft that I have covered with papers from Nitwit Collections. I added a jingle bell garland made from bells and bakers twine from the Ribbon Girl and cut out a saddle using one of the Spellbinders labels dies. I covered his antlers with Stickles to make them super sparkly. I bought my reindeer from Merly Impressions

Monday, October 24, 2011

Winter Wishes ...

Last week the postman brought us some gorgeous fairy stamps from Sugar Nellie so today I have made a card to enter into the Sugar Bowl Challenge which is a sketch.

Stamp - Titania from Sugar Nellie (coloured with Copics)
Papers - All I Want For Christmas from Echo Park
Sentiment stamp - Papertrey Ink
Ribbon and lace - Ribbon Girl
Cardstock - Papermania
Glitter spray - Spray and Sparkle from Crafters Companion

Sunday, October 23, 2011

In the pink ...

I love everything pink so guess how pleased I was that this weeks Just Magnolia/Hanglar challenge was to make a pink card!

Ribbon Girl pins and ribbon
Pink Petticoat sentiment
Papermania (I think) paper and cardstock
Martha Stewart border punch
Papertrey Ink scalloped border die
Spellbinders star border die
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Crafters Companion Spray & Sparkle (I have no idea how I've lived without this for so long)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

... and down came a spider

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly this week is to use spooky hues so I made the cute spider card.

I added black dewdrops to his feet to make them look a bit like shoes!

Papers and that cute spider - Jeepers Creepers digi kit
Ribbon and dewdrops - Ribbon Girl
Computer sentiment - Leftovers font

Monday, October 17, 2011

Getting Distressed ...

... well sanded and roughed up paper edges are about the most distressed I get with my cards but I think it fits the bill for the Just Magnolia/Hanglar Stanglar challenge this week.

I used all of my favourites (and new favourites!) on this card
Hanglar stamp
Coloured with Copics
Martha Stewart border punch
Ribbon Girl ruffle edge sheer ribbon (love this!) and fancy pins
Pink Petticoat Vintage Stars, Sprinkled with Twinkles papers and NewBaby sentiments
Lots of machine stitching and roughed up paper edges :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge

The colour challenge over the Ribbon Girl blog is lilac and green and we have a great prize of a £10 voucher to spend at Lili Of The Valley and either a green or a lilac ribbon mini kit from Ribbon Girl

This is the card I made using the lilac and green colour theme

My Minds Eye paper
Tiddlyinks digital stamp
Crystal swirl (recoloured with a Copic marker)
Copic Markers
Martha Stewart paper punch

I love how you can recolour the crystal swirls to coordinate with any project by simply running a Copic marker over them

Okay, I'm off to get on with the mountain of school work that needs to be done before Monday morning - only 1 week to go until half term and a week off though. Yippeeeee!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A baby card ...

I made this card for my friend who has a new baby boy, it was perfect for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge which is to use 3 shapes - I've used a square, rectangle and star shape

Papers and alphabet - Baby Boy by Lliella Designs at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Lace, twine and baby charms - Ribbon Girl
Martha Stewart border punch
Lots of machine sewing and white cardstock

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly...

We're celebrating our birthday over at Papertake Weekly this week and we're doing it in style with a prize filled blog hop.  We have prizes from Dies to Die For, Sir Stampalot, Lili Of The Valley and Ribbon Girl as well as a few other prizes hidden around our blogs so you'll just have to hop around leaving comments and see if you are a winner!

This is the card I made for this weeks anything goes (with the option of adding something punched) challenge, a step card that I made with a lot of help from my friend Jan.  I wasn't a very good student and making the card was accompanied by several swear words and raised eyebrows. Jan - I think I'll go back to ordinary square cards!

Paper - October Afternoon
Punch - Stampin Up
Button - Ribbon Girl
Font - Leftovers

Now you need to hop onto Angie's blog and then add your card to the Papertake Weekly challenge