Friday, 31 December 2010

First and Last or Greatest

This is a trip down memory lane encouraged by Crafty Cardmakers.
Well most of you know I haven't been crafting long. In fact tomorrow marks the 1st anniversary of when I ordered my first kit. Yes, I started with "Create and Craft" on the TV here in Britain. I watched them all before even getting my first bit of double sided tape. I only ever made 2 cards up out of that kit and didn't think to photograph before giving them away. This is the first card I made "all by myself" and is the first blog post back in March of this year.


Black/gold cardstock, an image lifted from google which I coloured in using ordinary felt tips then decoupaged and surrounded by border punched paper and some corner peeloffs all on black CS.

I didn't own a single stamp digi or rubber. Then.

Now my latest, though maybe not my "greatest". One I finished only this morning for my daughter's birthday today.

I have learnt how to colour better. Helps having something like promarkers instead of kids felt tips.

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #36 are allowing 3 entries per person first/last cards, tags etc. different posts and be of different types of project.

Third Winter birthday card

Second card for the soon to be 50 year old. Found out she likes blue and fairies so this next one that I worked on in the week will fit the bill to a T.
Again, grateful for those preprinted images, this one is the newest from the Delicious Doodles range called Wistful Fairy. I used my sakura pencils in blues for the main image just picking up a few details in purple to add colour.


I followed another of the sketches over at Priscilla Styles' midnight madness, this one is #82.
Layered the image, after distressing the edges onto a blue distressed paper then onto a torn vellum layer. The little panel has a piece from a crafty individuals paper.
All this was layered onto an distressed, embossed layer with highlights in oil pastels. Then came the layers of lilac and navy. The ribbons from stash
Some distress stickles were dotted on to complete.

I am entering this into the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #82

2nd of 3 birthday cards

A friend asked me to make a card for him to give to his wife for her birthday next week. Her 50th. So had to be something a bit special while not revealing her age. I thought long and hard on the images to use. Then the PC stopped working and all my digi's stored were not accessible. Still I had some preprinted.....
This one is from Delicious Doodles called "Smell the Roses". I followed the sketch over at Midnight Madness MMSC#83.


The image is coloured using promarkers with just a touch of glittery gel pen to highlight. This was layered onto an embossed oval shape that I had lightly touched with oil pastels and surrounded with some lace and backed with another embossed oval to enclose the lace edges.
The base card is a linen effect cream card with the diagonal cut away. The front panel consists of layers of red, yellow and cream paper topped with DCWV paper from citrus range. The inside panel is the same red and yellow with a panel embossed the same as the image panel.


The ribbon section consists of a wide yellow satin with 2 narrow red satin and golden yellow cord. Attached to the back panel and mirrored on the front by cutting a slit and a hole and threading through before tying in the front.



I am entering this into the challenge over at Midnight Madness for the sketch #83

Winter birthdays

Now the Christmas rush is over I have been able to concentrate on a few birthday cards that are needed in the next few days. This first one is for one of my daughters. I only just managed to get a couple of pics before it went out the door.
I used one of the stamps that was in a fantastic gift from a very dear friend, I know it's a sweet pea stamp but haven't yet looked up the name. An Easel card.


After colouring in the image in promarkers, I fussy cut it out and stuck to the image I had already stamped onto the Crafty Companions BP. The frame stuck onto that made from irridesant pink and pearlised gold CS. Some dots of stickles to complete.
The swirls are made from diecut heart shapes, cut and twisted after painting with pearlised paints and secured with brads. The ribbons are from Crafty Feelings. The sentiment came as part of a freebie set of diecuts in a mag. The little pearls from stash.
All mounted on lime green CS.
Now that I have a couple of SweetPea stamps, I can enter their challenges. This card is being entered into the current challenge over at In A SweetPea Dream of "ribbons and bows".

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Purple Reign

Well after a few days of no PC - I'm back on line. Dec has not been the best month for anything that involves moving parts or requires some heat. That weather!! Well hopefully I'm back on track now.

This card is for the challenge over at Delicious Doodles' challenges. Use purple somewhere.
I used the sketch over at Midnight Madness MMSC#84 - the simple version.


The image is the Jewelled Fairy of Delicious Doodles. I have used a mixture of watercolours, DI and promarkers to colour in. She was layered onto some green pearlescent card then a scrap of papermania. The side panels are pearlescent purple onto papermania green. These were then added to a freebie paper from a mag onto which I had added an acetate panel with the sentiment. All this layered onto a dark green from Crafty Chaos' Velvet Descent range and then onto some sage green CS.

I am entering this into Delicious Doodles Purple Reign challenge as that was the inspiration.
Also into the Midnight Madness # 84 challenge for the sketch

Saturday, 25 December 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

and a very merry Christmas to all that celebrate it from all at Tellen's Place.

What ever your beliefs, I hope this day finds everyone safe and warm (or cool for those in the southern hemisphere) and in the company of those we hold dear.

Here in Scotland, and I know in other parts of the world, it's been a testing time with the arctic weather hitting a lot of us. Santa's helpers (the postoffice) are going to be saying sorry to a lot of people in the new year as they haven't managed to clear the backlog left after the weather stopped a lot of deliveries.

Terry at Tellen's Place will be composing the main post and there are links to all the other lovely Divas and their greetings for you all and their cards, but in the meantime here is my little piece.

It's the image called "Santa Sexy Elf" from Tellen's Place of course.
I have coloured the image with promarkers and ink distressed it. Placing in a recessed window card with glitter strips of black and red. The BP is flocked and is a freebie from a mag. The sentiment is on the attached tag, heat embossed in silver on one side and ink distressed on the other with some diecut pressies stuck on to match the one on the card (scraps of embossed gold and irridescant red card).












The challenges will be starting again over at Tellen's Place soon as well - January 7th. By that time this holiday will be fading into the memories and the scrapbooks of many will be on the go. We would all love you to come back and join us for this time.


In the meantime, HAVE FUN AND STAY SAFE.

I am going to enter this into the challenge over at Shannon's Sentiments Storefront for their ANYthing Christmas/Winter.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Chrimbo cards Nearly done

Just a few more to make, big sigh of relief.
These 2 are using the same sketch to be found over on Delicious Doodles challenge this week.
Same image, candle with ivy just different colours and embellishments.

First up is the red and green version


BP mostly papermania with a few scraps from stash. The dew drops from Crafty Feelings.
The candle on both these cards was coloured with promarkers with diamond stickles to outline the flame and some of the ivy leaves decoupaged on. This one was stuck to green card that was painted with silver shimmer paint. Some little peeloffs in the corners. The little star shapes are made from quilling papers and sewn to the card with little pearlised sequins for stability.

The second card is mostly pink. I know I don't tend to go near this colour - but was for a friend who loves pink. The candle was attached to some hammered white card stock which had been ink distressed.

This time the embellies are a couple of die cut silver swirls and some silver netting that I threaded onto a jewellery finding, secured to the card with a silver brad.

I am entering the red and green card into this weeks challenge over on Delicious Doodles as it is their sketch and into Shannon's Sentiments Storefront for their Red, Green and White challenge

The pink one, I am entering into the challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenges for the pink, silver and white challenge and Off the Wall Craftiness for their Red, Hot Pink and Green challenge using this pic as inspiration.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Colour Blind Christmas

Nearly all cards made yayyyyyyyy
The challenge over a Haunted House Designs was ideal for one of the cards to be made for hubbies drinking buddies.
The challenge ---
Colorblind Christmas
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based Winter Holiday card WITHOUT using RED or GREEN...
Not even a teensie bit of it anywhere :)

Well this is "dark" hehehe



All dark blue, grey, black with a touch of brown.
The image is from Stamp It Crazy. Coloured using promarkers in shades of grey and black with that touch of browns. The sentiment is mine.
The BP is navy card stock, painted with a silver shimmer to which I have attached some house sillouette images and houses from MCS (a touch of blue distress ink added) and MS drippy goo borders.
A piece of navy organza ribbon to finish.

I am entering this into that challenge over on Haunted House Designs # 69.
Also entering into the Stamp It Crazy Christmas challenge where you must use one of their digis.
Also entering this card into Shannon's Sentiments Storefront for their "Create a Scene" challenge

More for Tellen's Place

Marathon blogging session today methinks
Next up is a card and candle set made using Tellen's Place's Santa Sleigh and Teddy.
I did ask Terry if I could use the images for this kind of project and has been pointed out before in CDAC by Helen Laurence of Ellephantastic - some digi company's Angel Policies do prohibit this - so be aware.
That said, this is the project for this week using Helen's technique.


Card with matching candle.
The image on the candle was traced onto tissue paper and coloured with promarkers and gel pens. Cut out close to the lines, and using a glue stick, stuck to the candle. Then with greaseproof paper wraped round the candle to protect hands and aid even heat distribution, use a heat gun to melt the candle just enough for the wax to grab the image all over.
I then attached some sequins round the top and ribbon to match the card.
The image was then used to make the card. Again coloured in using promarkers and gel pens. I attached it to some concertina'd card stock which in turn was stuck to some gold miri. This was attached to a lace effect DP that a couple of embossed white panels had been stuck to. Matching ribbon to candle and 3 sequins.
A piece of red card with the sentiment embossed in gold to finish.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Stamps R Us where anything goes

Tellen's Place cards for Christmas

Hi all you happy bloggers out there. Sorry, I've not been keeping up to date the last couple of weeks. Work, the holiday season, the weather. All conspiring to keep me away from here. Our internet went kaputt for a few days because of the snow, arrggghhhh. Back on now :)

Anyway.
I had made a few cards for Tellen's Place as part of their design team and Terry had them for posting before calamity struck here. Just as well!!
So just to update and give more details, is the main reason for this post.
First up was this little card using a freebie from Tellen's Place and the folded frame technique from Splitcoast Stampers. The patterned papers are all from Crafty Chaos.

Ribbon, brads and card stock from stash. Image coloured with promarkers.
This card was featured in the CDAC forum


Next up was a shaker card I made using the Little Drummer Boy image.
Again using papers from Crafty Chaos. Image coloured again in promarkers and the shaker filled with seed beads and sequins from stash as was the base card and ribbon etc.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Octo card

Make a card with only 8 items. No more and no less!! That's the challenge over on Macabre Mondays at Haunted Design House this week. More difficult than you'd think. I hope this one counts. It's a birthday card for SIL.


The backing paper was made by me ..... loads of words stamped (from the same set as the image Smeared Ink - Li'l Grumpies set)
1. base card
2. main BP
3-7. matting and layering layers
8. Image layer

So the challenge HDH#068 over on Haunted House Design is where this little card is being entered.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

blue Christmas

Snow cones and snowflakes for Stamp It Crazy. Well as long as the snow is on a card, I don't mind. Living in Scotland, we've sure had our share of snow this year. It's piled up here everywhere and with temps touching on -20C it's cold as well :(
Anyway, onto the card.....
An easel card with snowflakes on the paper, one of those freebies from last year and I can't remember the source. I think it was crafty companions. The snowman with his head knocked off is stampotique to which I added just a dusting of pale blue promarker and sparkle and a fibre scarf.
The snowflake was made by threading "a few" seed beads onto thin wire and stitched onto the card then a couple of peel off snowflakes.

The base has a topper from a RAK "Winter Wishes" mounted onto sticky pads and 6 little homemade snow cones using more of the BP and some crackle beads and a couple of little pompoms. The ribbon was rescued from a box of chocs. All mounted onto a hammered white card stock.


I am entering this into the challenge over at Stamp It Crazy - Snowflakes and snow cones challenge
Also the City Crafter Challenge - Let It Snow
The Crafty Purple Frog have an Easel card challenge so I'm entering this in that as well

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Paper Pandemonium

Haunted House Designs set the challenge and I've just squeaked in I hope. At least two papers to be used. Well I snuck in with just that - 2 papers. They are from the velvet descent range from Crafty Chaos, although I did a little bit of alteration of the colour on one of them .... sorry Susan.
The image is from Delicious Doodles. The folded paper frame was inspired by splitcoast stampers, though I have added a bit of my own to it.
The colouring of the image was done with promarkers. Ribbon and brads and other cardstock from stash.


I am entering this into the HDH challenge #67 - 2 or more patterned papers

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Yet more cards

This being snowed in has meant that a few more cards than usual are being churned out of my crafty room. I have followed a few sketches and recipes from some of the challenge blogs and these have been credited.

Sketch from the Craft Mad and Loving It group on the craft bubble forum... an image from digidrawn



Using the recipe of lace SISC#37 from Stamp Insanity, one of their images and the sketch from Midnight Madness MMSC#84. Papers from Crafty Chaos, blue Christmas range.



Using the recipe from Delicious Doodles challenge #3 - use a digi and one of Teri's images "Bark at the Moon".


Using the sketch over at Midnight Madness again. This time MMSC#82, the CAS version. The image is from Gingerloft.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Yep - yet another C'card

This time it's the turn of blue for a christmas card......
Following no particular sketch... just plonking down bits and pieces where ever the mood took me....


The image is "Star Keeper" from Digistamps4joy. Coloured with promarkers and made into a shaker with blue and silver glitter, seed beads and sequins. The top layer is a dotty embossed card from stash. The base is pearlised with a pearlised damask effect (it's there but I couldn't get it to photograph) layered on followed by a piece of torn vellum with a couple of snowflake brads and some peel off stars. No flowers or ribbons ..... I toyed with some but decided against them, the clean lines looked better to my eye.
Simple and clean
I am entering this into the challenges over at I Did It Creations - Surprise Me challenge
Lexi's Creations - Blue and silver

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Yet Another C'card

Well, we're well and truely snowed in. Even hubby's 4x4 hasn't been able to move!!! I made it into work on monday, that was it. As of this am we had over 30cm of the white stuff at the door!!
Staying in and crafting (mostly making boxes or thick envelopes for previously made cards) has been the reason why I haven't gone stir crazy as we even lost the internet for a while. No milk or bread to be had in this small area of Scotland, luckily I had been shopping on friday before all this.

Anyway - on to one of the cards I had made in this "enforced" crafting session.
I followed the sketch over at Fairymoon Crafts for this one.

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The image is from Digis With Attitude!, one of the "Grumpy Gretchen" range called Santa's helper. I wanted to do a Christmas card out of the normal colours and this "Berry Snow" range from Crafty Chaos was the ideal choice.
All colouring was done with promarkers with just a touch of purple glitter to the "furry bits" on the outfit of Gretchen. A tiny bit of ink distressing and some purple gems were all I felt this needed.
I am entering this into the Fairymoon Crafts challenge as it is their sketch.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Cyber Monday @ Tellen's Place

Yep - 25% off ALL images at TELLEN'S PLACE.
Including those dark images, anyone that knows me, will know I love these.
The two dark Christmas images, Chained Ghost & Grub Scrooge




and inside

Very "A Christmas Carol" don't you think?? Hence the sentiment I used.
The background on the front is a free image on the web of a victorian street. The paper on the inside with Scrooge is from Crafty Chaos' "Rich Autumn Glory set".

The image of Scrouge is coloured with promarkers, Chained Ghost (Marley) is painted with distress inks. The chain is from stash.

Please also go look at the cards made by fellow divas, Sandra over at RosePetal Designs, and Terry at Tellen's Place and Crafter's Delight. They go for the more traditional look with the "signature" images. You won't be sorry if you go look.

Get those savings and visit the shop

Saturday, 27 November 2010

not a card

MMSC#81 sketch this week is the layout I used on this calender - the simple one. Another of Delicious Doodles' images, "Winter's Wonder". I saw this in their blog hop the other day and had to have it - The Snow Leopard did it for me. I coloured the image using some metallic pencils, cut it out and mounted onto a lace covered lilac card stock then framed her with some bronze glimmer misted purple. Bronze and purple dewdrops to finish. This was then all mounted onto a pearlised bronze paper which in turn was mounted onto more bronzed purple. The ribbon and lace trim and dewdrops are all from Crafty Feelings.


The corrugated card, eyelets etc all from stash.

I am entering this into the challenge over on Midnight Madness - their sketch #81
Make it Crafty have an "Anything but a Card" challenge so entering this into that as well.

A birthday card!

Yep even with Christmas looming - there are still birthday cards to make. This one is for a friend's daughter who is turning 13 in the new year. Another teenager!!
I thought she deserved a card that was a bit more grownup for this momentous occasion of entering her teens, though still girlie with lots of sparkle.
I used the gorgeous papers from Crafty Chaos' "Dancing with Fairies" range and an image from Delicious Doodles called "Free Spirit". The sketch is that from Fairymoon Crafts.
The image was coloured in using promarkers, with just a touch of purple stickles on the wings.
The dark pink backing paper was painted with a silver shimmer paint to give it that sparkle. I also added a touch to the fur of the wolf and the moon behind the fairy. The backing circle is from the citrus range of DCWV that was in my scrap box. A couple of lengths of ribbon and some gems to finish the card. I did use some border peeloffs just to finish the glitz, all on very pale cream, linen embossed card base.
I am entering this into the challenge over at Fairymoon Crafts as it is their sketch.
Also into the Delicious Doodles 2nd challenge - "Celebrations"

Tag It

How daft am I? I've had this tag sitting there for 2 whole days waiting for the light to go from dull to less dull, and I nearly forgot about the challenge over at Kenny K's. Tags is what is asked for and this image seemed to fit for one of the tags being needed in a few weeks time. The image is one of Kenny's.


The image itself is coloured with promarkers, cut out and stuck to a pale green circle on which I had masked off and painted the shimmery purple circle, dusting with a touch of glitter. A few swirls of purple stickles. This was then stuck onto a lace covered oval (that I had heat embossed with the same powder as the hearts) with some ribbons to match the outfit. Some diecut hearts, heat embossed with shimmery turquoise powder and entwined were then stuck on. More of the ribbon was used for the tie and the tassley bits at the bottom.
I am entering this into the tag challenge over at Kenny K's
Make it Crafty's - "Anything but a Card" - two entries allowed.

Monday, 22 November 2010

CAS

Not often I make one of these cards. Clean and simple is not really my style - but change is as good as a rest they say. I would like to broaden my "skills" and try it. Please let me know what you think. I make no apologies for seemingly copying my type of project that I produced when asked if I'd like to be a GDT member the other week. I'm trying to get a few little pressies made as well for folks. Decorating candles is easy and can make a welcome gift.
Tuesday Taggers this week have asked for the words "Peace, Joy or Love" to feature in this week's projects. I was going to go for "Love" and have a great stamp for it but in the end plumped on "Peace".
Card and matching candle

In white, silver and black. Not your run of the mill Christmas colours, but I decided it would look better. The letters are mounted on sticky dots. The edges and corners are fine peeloffs - too chunky and the clean look would go.
The candle on the other side has a stamped image of a dove
You can just see the sheen of the silver gel pen I used on this. The silver organza and black satin ribbons from stash.
Simple, but I hope effective. I do have a recipient in mind. ..... but I don't want to tell just yet.

I am also entering this into the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers - Card and matching gift
and Artful Inkables - Sentiment and corners

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Crafty Purple Frog

Marathon posting session - Managed to get some pics done in daylight - always better.
This post is the turn of the card I made using a Crafty Purple Frog download. I love the Sweet Pea stamps, and although I am getting better at my colouring in - I am still aprehensive about these. The work done and shown previously by so many artists has me in awe. These downloads have taken the hard work out of colouring - just need to cut them out if you want to layer. Does me :)

This image is called Northern most serenity. She has been cut out and layered with foam pads. I then matted her onto dark blue card stock that I had painted with a silver shimmer paint. Some stickles were added in various places and white glitter for the snow. The background layer is paler blue card onto which I had stamped and heat embossed a little holly type border stamp; matted onto some more of that painted darkblue. some border peeloffs provide the solid band. This was in turn layered onto a Crafty Chaos paper (holiday wishes set) printed onto pearlised winter white paper. (I did digitally change the colour to more blue than green). The border was yet more of that painted card, my MS goo punch, some satin/chiffon ribbon with touches of silver organza attached with brads. Down the side I added some thistles that I had threaded through some silver cups with a little feather and attaching some threaded pearl seed beads..... inspired from picture elements. A few little pearls on the edges. The sketch followed was that over at Midnight Madness.
Job done

I am entering this into the Crafty Purple Frog challenge - Flowers
Also the challenge at Midnight Madness # 80 - It is their sketch

cake with a 'tude

I get asked to make the cards for my teamies at work, now that they know I can. I don't mind - it's my contribution into the "pot". This week it's a "girly girl" card that's needed.
I chose to use this little image from Digis with Attitude. Grumpy Gretchen's made a cake here.



For help with the design of the card, I went with the sketchy over on Sketch and Stash.
Die Cut Dreams have specified using staples ... so I combined the two.

The image itself is coloured using promarkers. The panel is Papermania. I have used diecuts for the picture frame, sentiment and side tags.... all from a fab RAK. A little bit of border peel offs for the sparkle. The flowers are all from Crafty Feelings. I coloured my ordinary silver staples with alcohol ink to give them that shiny red look.. add a little bit of spotty ribbon.
All then mounted onto green cardstock base.

I am going to enter this into the challenges
Sketch and Stash #48 - It is their sketch after all
Die Cut Dreams #74 - Staples

Delicious Doodles Blog Hop and First Challenge/ HDH #65

Yep - Teri of Delicious Doodles has got her challenges underway with a blog hop this week and this week it's an "anything goes" challenge. The DT have done a marvellous job showcasing some of the fab images.
My entry into the challenges is "The Watcher"
This is the first time I have coloured this little beauty in and wanted to keep him .... so made him into a picture to hang on my crafty room wall.
I used distress inks to colour him. In real life this gives that extra bit of sparkle to the feathers but I can't get it to photograph, oh well.


The watching eye.... first layer is glossy black cardstock matted onto painted card. Onto this I added 2 more eyes - blown up from The Image and layered adding some glossy accents after inking bits on these as well.
I added my Raven to a sheet of maroon card stock on which I had stuck papers from Crafty Individuals, torn, and distressed with black and dusty concorde. This was then layered onto black onto which I had stamped a saying from Smeared Ink's Li'l Grumpies set.
The feathers down the side just to balance are from stash, threaded into beads and on a leather thong.

I am entering this into The Delicious Doodles Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
and Macabre Mondays HDH#65 - Ravenous Ravens
and Digital Tuesday Challenge - Things with Wings

If you like my Quirky Christmas card.....

Last week I entered my little Christmas Li' Grumpie card into the Quirky cards challenge - now it's voting time.... There's a few there and we would appreciate it if you could go choose your fav and vote.
Many thanks

Friday, 19 November 2010

Give Thanks

Yep - Friday already!! The challenge over at Tellen's Place this week is aimed at "Giving Thanks".
Not just for the American Thanksgiving but for other 'thankyou's as well.
I had great fun and a little giggle with my DT piece for this challenge. The sequence just wouldn't leave my head so I had to go with it.
A waterfall card..... sideways........


It's the journey of that turkey to the table .......

with Gretchen doing the honours

All ready for the table :)

There are loads of tutorials over on youtube for making waterfall cards, so I won't bore you with another here. A cardmakers version of the old Flick books.

I used a pearlised brown cardstock for the base, layered with burnt orange then a yellow from the DCWV citrus range with circles on it (harvest time/circle of life). The images printed onto white and coloured with promarkers and ink distressed with pale orange.
The ribbon for the tags and brads from stash, the flower from Crafty Feelings.
SO
Get your thankful foot forward and let's see your projects.
Terry's organised a fantastic prize of a $20 gift card from Scrapbooking.com! To get you started with inspiration, there are two freebies available as well over at Tellen's Place!

I am entering this into the challenge over at The ABC Challenges - H for Holiday
Also The Papertake Weekly Challenge - Autumn Skies
The Creative Card Crew - They are having a "Give Thanks" challenge
The Crazy Challenge - Thanks or Thanksgiving
The Crafty Ho's - The challenge is using Autumn Colours
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sketch by Papertake

That same Kenny K image. My girls love it and all 3 want the same image for their OH. So one more card to make with it.
This time I used the sketch over at Papertake Weekly Challenges.


Again sparkle!! This time using some old papermania christmas papers mounted two strips onto red cardstock and then onto some bottle green that I sprayed with gold. The panel under the image is a holographic red onto that same green. The image was coloured with promarkers and glitter added to the white bits. This was cut out using Lily of the Valley templates and mounted onto some glittered up red card stock. the ribbon from stash is velvet with some glittery organza on top. The sentiment is a peeloff ( for speed). All then mounted onto red card base. Finished off with some little pale green gems.

As it's Papertake's sketch, I am entering this into it.
I am also entering this into the challenge over at Totally Gorguss for their "traditional Christmas Colours" challenge.

A Quirky Christmas

I just got my newest stamp set from Smeared Ink - the Occassions Li'l Grumpies. One of them in particular is ideal for Christmas. Using the sketch over at Quirky Sketches this week, I put this one together to add to my pile of Christmas cards.


The image was coloured with promarkers and the edged ink distressed with some shimmery ink. The little bundles down the side are some seed beads threaded to represent those tangled lights that always need to be untangled before dressing the tree (or is it just here). The patterned paper was (from a fabulous RAK, thankyou LYN) backed onto red cardstock. The lime green paper was ink distressed using the same shimmery ink I have and a few little christmas trees stamped on it then backed onto bottle green. The velvet ribbon was attached with brads (both from stash). All put together and mounted onto a white hammered cardstock base and finished with dewdrops.
I am entering this into the challenge over at Quirky Crafts as it is their sketch

Sparkle and Spots (and Stars)

I finally got round to entering one of Kenny K's challenges. I was going to last week but I forgot to post the card I'd made - doh!! Both cards are Christmas ones so they will be used.
This one is made using the sketch over on CMLI group on the craft bubble forum..... daughter in law wanted one to give to son. She chose the image .......


It's a KennyK image called "mistletoe" but they're holly leaves so the berries are red here. I coloured the image with promarkers and added glitter to all the white bits. The oval shape was glittered up using strips of double sided tape. The spotty/starry paper was printed onto pearlised paperthe ribbons are velvet, satin and lace. I have added a touch of stickles to the roses and some little clear/pearlised gems in the corners.
I don't do girly cards that often but was quite pleased with the way this one turned out.

I am entering this into the Kenny K challenge for spots and sparkle
and into the Crafty Purple Frog challenge for sparkle
Also entering into the challenge on Creative Friday - Pinups

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas at SIC

Another few cards I've made during the week but not had the light to photograph follows.....

Firstly, over at Stamp It Crazy, they have a sketch for us to follow....
and the recipe...Santa face, button or embellishment and using red and green
This is my take on it....


Well I don't have a just a Santa face image and I noticed that others have used a whole one - so am going to chance my luck here. The embellishment used was a home-made snowflake (seen through rose tinted specs).
The image is from Kenny K, coloured with promarkers and gel pens with glitter on the furry bits. This was ink distressed in red and matted onto bottle green cardstock. The main BP is papermania I think from a christmas collection from a couple of years ago. It was a gift so not that sure. This was matted onto more of that bottle green then onto the red card base. There are 3 ribbons layered up across. The snowflake brads were coloured with red alcohol ink. The little snowflake embellie is home-made as I said and backed on yet more of that bottle green. The sentiment is a peel off. Final touch is the dewdrops in the corner.
Stamp It Crazy sketch so I am entering this into their challenge