Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Friday, 22 February 2008
Two dares together today, both from http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
the first one is the 'Little Extra' which uses Blonde Moments papers, Tilda stamp coloured with watercolour pencils, K & Co rub-on and a sprinkling of gems - all in juicy colours.
The second card caused a few problems....I decided to use the plastic lid from a flower shaped tub of flowers and embossed it about a zillion times before I got a decent impression from the Hero Arts flower stamp. Papers are from The Paper Company and stamps are Basic Grey.
Gotta go pack now for Harrogate....................Yeah!
Thursday, 21 February 2008
This is my card for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spring in Your Step!
Papers, chick stamp, rub-on bee and flowers are all Imaginisce. Happy Easter stamp Woodware, other bits from stash. Apologies for poor lighting of photos!
Getting ready for The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza in Harrogate at the weekend - sooooooo looking forward to a weekend away and seeing all that new stash (and probably buying some!)
Monday, 18 February 2008
Well, I have to blame someone don't I? I have hankered after PP for ages and after seeing what Lou http://craftsbylouly.blogspot.com/ did with them I simply couldn't stop myself......and am I glad I got them - the Lola and Lilli are just so sweet and I love the polka dots papers! I coloured using Whispers pens and added a couple of Prima flowers and some faux stitching with the paper pricking technique. So different from what I have been doing lately, but a change is as good as a rest, as they say.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
This is my first attempt at a Papertake challenge at http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com
Papers are PM Colossal Retro Floral (stripes) and Dovecraft Retro with the chipboard pieces also Dovecraft. Stamp is PB 'Girls Rock' and I paper pieced the clothes, added colour to the hair and shoes with Whisper's brush markers and a few PM pearl gems. I also used CB embossing folder for the mat.
I would describe as bright, funky and girly!!!
Friday, 15 February 2008
Today's dare over at http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com is all about 'love and friendship' ....
'Keryn and Rachel are daring you to make a card in the theme of love and friendship for one of the special people in your life. It could be a valentines card, a thankyou for a close friend or a way to propose to the man in your life on the 29th February.'
Well, I don't have any proposing to do, so this is for a friend!!! I used my one and only Tilda stamp, colouring her with Whispers and Sakura pens. Flowers are Imaginisce and papers are pieces found in stash. Sentiment is MM rub-ons.
Thanks to Lou for tagging me and for making it an easy one - my blog is rated 'E' for Excellent and no questions to answer!!
Thursday, 14 February 2008
This is positively the last Valentine card I am making this year!!! It combines two dares, first on http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com and this is the brief.....
Monday, 11 February 2008
This is a project I have been working on this weekend - the clipboard came in my parcel from http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk on Saturday along with some new K&Co goodies. The papers are Dovecraft Retro, and everything else is from my stash. I used some Anita's 3D Clear Gloss to highlight the stickers, which really give them depth. This clipboard is A5 and I have another one A4 size to work on next..............that's after my new CJ and a couple of birthday cards still to make.
I am hoping to move house fairly soon and have decided to be selective about what I take with me. I have come to the conclusion that some of my wooden rubber stamps have to go, so will be selling lots soon. Please let me know if you're interested, but I won't be able to reply until the weekend, when I will hopefully have them all photographed, as I'm going away for a few days tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting again. xxx
Friday, 8 February 2008
Today's dare over at http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com is based on a template and there's a prize for the lucky winner of a draw sponsored by Paper Pesto. Here is my creation using PM Colossal Retro papers, Dovecraft brad, Nana's Kids epoxy sticker and Imaginisce flowers and raffia ribbon. I love the colours of these papers, they remind me of Neapolitan ice cream.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
I just loved the doodling dare on http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com so much that I made another card using the new PM Colossal Retro papers, Cuttlebug die, Imaginisce flowers and a bit of bling. I like the fresh colours of these papers.
It was my turn to set the challenge on http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk this month, one of which was to create a card which included the word 'love', at least one heart, a bird and hand stitching. The second card is for this challenge and I used K & Co Smitten and MM papers, bazzil for the punched hearts, Bazzil rub-on, and loads more doodling (I'm hooked on this now!). The second part of the challenge was to alter a container originally used to hold food - mine was an
M & S Rocky Road container which I painted with Adirondack acrylic paint and used K & Co embellishments and Sakura Souffle pen in white for the doodling.
My friend and I have booked a weekend in Harrogate to visit the fabulous Papercrafts Extravaganza at the Great Yorkshire Showground - in my opinion the best show in the North! Soooooo excited - get to go BOTH DAYS!
Thanks for visiting me again - I really do appreciate your lovely comments xx
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
Here is my card for the http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com midweek dare. There is a fabulous tutorial on doodling and I have used a couple of the examples on this card. Papers are BG Two Scoops as is the chipboard. Stamp is Dovecraft and embossed with holographic powder.
I really hope I can get back to blogging properly now!
Sunday, 3 February 2008
Saturday, 2 February 2008
This card is based on a sketch challenge from http://charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk my favourite online shop and favourite forum. The papers are from the new Dovecraft range - they are so affordable and the new ones are so bright and cheerful!