Thursday, 28 May 2009

Fathers Day Card...with some recycling

A few years ago I bought a large quantity of old Brooke Bond Tea cards from Ebay, mainly for doing vintage style ATCs, well I used a few but I don;t do ATCs much now so I decided to use them in cards,
I had some doubles so I could stick the cards inside to show the information on the back (the kind of thing my Dad would be interested in).
I love the colour combo of chocolate brown, blue & cream and kept it simple. Blue card run through a Divine Swirl CB embossing folder and then cut with a nestie. Letters from a Brenda Pinnick scrapbook kit from QVC (A Christmas one), corners die cut from Wizard ATC die.
Insert printed using the Bearly Mine Designs designer inserts extreme CD, they are set as sqaures but I reshaped them.
Hopefully he will like it.
The girls have been at Butlins Bognor since Monday with my Nephew, but they come back some time tomorrow (If they can prise Aimee from her favorite climbing things). I can't imagine I will get any more crafting done until next week after I sort through my craft stash as it's time for another clearout.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 16- Monochrome

Last week was my first week entering the Pollycraft Monday Challenge and guess what I won...the whole set of Moodles images.
They are so cute, I received them and printed off some last night and have used one for this weeks challenge which is Monochrome, I chose pink :)
The image has been coloured in very simply using 1 colour in pastels, and to aplly I used my finger (fun but a little messy).
All the papers are printed, flowers from Prima, buttons and ahesive lace from my stash.
If you can find the Moodles here
You will find the challenge here

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Grungy Emo Girl

I have taken part in a new challenge for me this week, this one is from Pollycraft...this challenge is flowers.
Pollycraft have some fab downloadables and I had to get this one I used on the card (part of the Cherry Kisses range and she is called Attitude (as is the backing paper).
Anyway if you want to take part in the challenge go here
They have a prize too.
I had lots of fun with this one, made it grungy and I have a friend of my oldest daughter who will just love it.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Create4fun blogcandy

Create4fun is offering some fabulous ultra delish blog candy...a set of 36 Copic markers (how generous is that), anyone, anywhere can enter and it ends 24th May so hurry.
You just have to look thrugh the blog there is some great inspiration.
Just go here

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Another Funky Fairy Challenge

My youngest daughter hasn't gone to school today so my original plans were changed.
I have managed to make a card, it took me a while as I did it in stages running around looking after Aimee, she seems better this afternoon but still quiet.
This weeks Funky Fairy Challenge theme is Circles & Buttons. The circles are on the Funky Fairy herself, baking paper also from Funky Fairys papercraft, I have used buttons from my stash and have gone ott with embellishments and also used 2 of my burnt fabric flowers.
Anyway it will go to one of Aimee's classmates for her birthday.
For the challenge go here

Monday, 18 May 2009

Fabric flowers

I Spend time every day hopping from blog to blog, I have my favorites and do what I suppose any other person blog hopping does, you find new bloggers when visiting regulars.
Anyway as well as card and paper I also have a thing for textiles and have quite a large stash of fabric and being a crafter, I never throw any away.
WHile blog hopping I found Caz's blog and a tutorial on making fabric flowers with a difference, they are burnt (well teh edges are anyway).
The original blog posting from Caz is here
For my first effort I used some organza fabric and green beads for the centre (we have a new shop called tiger that sell 2 bags of seed beads for £1).
I found the right card to put it on will post hopefully later but here is a picture of the 3 flowers I made, I just wish I could get the dimension showining, they look so much better in reali life.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Just Add Water...and Anya

I have finally managed to make a card using my new mermaid Anya stamp.
My 8year old Aimee loves mermaids, she found a TV show called H2o just add water (Australian on Nickleodeon) and has fallen in love with mermaids, so when I saw this stamp, I just had to get it.
I have coloured Anya in colours very similar to Ariel (The Little Mermaid), I got this idead form Aimee who coloured in one using these colours.
It doesn't show in the picture but Anya has little bits of sparkle oall over her hair, top & tail, I used a Sakura Stardust pen and just dotted it over, I have done some more and have spread the sparkle using a waterbrush.
I have also decorated the inside using the same papers I used outside (printed on the computer).
Sentiment on the outside and words inside also done on computer (the words are some from the TV shows theme tune)
Anyway I will give her the card after school. I hope she likes it.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Funky Fairy Challenge Get well soon

I love the Funky Fairy designs, and have been looking at their blog for sometime. This week they released some digital images that were orginally stamps of the Funky Fairy herself...being I have 2 girls who have lots of girly friends I just had to have them and they were purchased and downloaded within minutes of receiving an email from Funky Fairys Papercrafts.
The challenge this week was a Get Well Soon card, well that is something I don't have in my card stash but should have...just in case.
So I had to use one of the new funky fairy images as the centre piece. I decided to use their Pinkie Pops kit which I have had for a while (a great kit for girly cards)you can find that here for this weeks challenge go here
Anyway here is my card, hopefully I can join in more challenges, it's just a case of finding the time.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fab blog candy from Fiona

Fiona is giving away some fabulous blog candy to celebrate her oldest son being 7 this month, included in the candy is Gorjuss Girl stamps...a whole lots more :)
Anyway please go an visit her blog you will find it here you can enter until midnight 14th May.
Just click here

Monday, 4 May 2009

Pink Dress

Another card made using my MCS Hollywood Greats CD, everything but the card itself and a little holographic card is from the CD.
These images are great for girly cards, I can see me using these a lot.
Must get it in an envelope its a belated card for my Brother's partner.

Unusually for me....

I have used yellow in a card, yellow isn't my most favorite colour to work with.
I have used another of my Gerbera style flowers and a Forever Friends stamp which I have watercoloured.
Papers are from K&Co (Amy Butler I think), ribbon and pearls from stash.
Hopefully with the girls back at school tomorrow, I should get some more done, I just needed a breadk in between chores.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

A pink Tilda and paper flower

I made this card a few days ago and I have altered it from the original.
I haven't been feeling so good the last few days with a bad head cold.
I decided to have a play with my Sizzix Bigz Daisy die and made flowers that (hopefully) resemble a Gerbera (one of my favorite flowers).
I cut the card using the dieand using a mouse mat and an embossing tool I give some texture to the petals to make them more realistic.
Some Gerberas seem to be varigated and some solid colour so I have inked this one.
I have made some more and hope to make some more cards in the next few days.
Papers from K&CO (Sparkly Sweet).
Finished with card candy.

More Blog Candy

This time Jennie from The Artistic Stamper has a fablous blog candy giveaway, lots of rubber stamps, Kling-on and more.
Jennie is always very generous with her candy.
Good Luck in entering, she can post worlwide so all are able to enter.
Spread the word!
Winner to be chosen on 3rd May.
Click here