Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 57 - Getting Edgy

I had intended to enter the Whiff of Joy Challenge again this week but I was too late. I think I've spent too much time walking along the canal looking at the Moorhen chicks. They are lovely but the time passes so quickly when you are having fun!

Anyway, this card will do very niceley for Cute Card Thursday which I was intending to enter anyway. It asks for distressed, sanded or sewn edges. I've never sewn a card before so this is new for me.

The image is Willow with basket of flowers by Whiff of Joy
I used Distress Inks to colour with a touch of gel pen for the flowers
The DPs are Blue Awning by Kay & Company
I made the flowers from felt with the Cuttlebug
Brads and ribbon are from stash

The picture of the inside wasn't very good so I haven't bothered to show it this time.

Hope I'm a bit more organised next week so I can enter this challenge and the Whiff of Joy!

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has left such lovely comments on my blog. I've been delighted. Kim - I haven't forgotten about my award and I will be passing it on to 8 more people.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge Week 2

I enjoyed the Just Magnolia Challenge so much last week, I thought I’d have another go this and pink, I thought, my favourite colour combo. Well, what a palaver! I did it very late last night when I was awful tired and because I was looking at 2 or 3 challenges at the same time, I got myself completely mixed up. I ended up putting the Just Magnolia Challenge, which is to use a Magnolia stamp with a green and pink colour combo, on the Whiff of Joy sketch! What a numpty...that will teach me to read the instructions properly next time.

Never mind. I liked doing these 2 challenges so much last time it looks like I’ll be entering them again this week using the same sketch for both. Hey ho, I don’t suppose it will matter too much.

This is my Just Magnolia entry then.

The inside:

I think this stamp is called Waiting Tilda
I’ve used Distress Inks to colour the image:
Tattered rose for face and hands
Worn Lipstick for clothes
Fired Brick for hearts
Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap for hair
Frayed Burlap for shoes
A mixture of Mustard Seed and Pine Needles for hat
The plain pink paper and green card is from my stash (I think the paper is Bo Bunny)
The DPs are Basic Grey Sultry
Pink flowers from Hobbycraft
Green and pink ribbon and pink pearl from stash

For the inside I used the same papers and card as the front with a smaller image of Tilda and a wee space for a greeting.



Saturday, April 25, 2009

My First Award

Ooooh...Kimmi has given me an award! Thanks so much, Kim - I'm delighted.

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award"

I have to pass this award to 8 people. I'll need to have a wee think about this so I'll do another post again later with 8 names of people I admire.

Thanks again, Kim.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge - Yellow, Green and Blue

I thought I would have a shot at the Stamp Something Challenge which is a colour challenge using yellow, green and blue. I used "Dress Up Maggie" from Sugar Nellie and I coloured her with Pro Markers. I haven't used Pro Markers before so I had to have a bit of pracice but I think it turned out ok. Having said that, I had about 6 attempts!

I used Basic Grey Lily Kate papers and yellow and blue cardstock on the front. It looks a bit purple on the photo but it is blue. I made the flowers using a daisy punch with jewellery spacers and Papermania brads in the middle. I added adhesive gems and lace from my stash along the bottom and a punched a swirl at the side. I put the "Party" sentiment on since Maggie is all dressed up ready to hit the town!

The inside is simple with a wee cut out Maggie and some of the same Lily Kate papers to finish off. Job done.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #45 - A Sketch

Oh, my goodness. This is a bit bright, isn't it! I don't think I've made a card as bright as this before - we certainly won't lose this one in the pile. This card is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge -week 45 - a sketch by Nat. This was a great sketch to follow, I love to use lots of layers.

I bought these papers from Stampaholics in Perth when we visited on Saturday and I was dying to use them. I got the stamps from the Paper Mill shop; they were my bargain (being a canny Scot I've got to have one of those).

I thought there was quite enough going on here without any flowers or ribbons, thanks very much so I just left it quite plain and followed the sketch. I left the inside quite plain as well since the paper is so loud.

Here's the recipe:

Penny Black Garden Friends Clear Stamps
My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow Papers
Orange and Green card from my stash
The sentiment is from the same stamps as is the little butterfly
Distress Inks:
Peeled Paint
Scattered Straw
Spiced Marmalade
Mustard Seed
Tattered Rose

Inside I used the Fiskars Threading Water Punch with the Penny Black ladybird stamp in the corner and a flower from my stash on the other side to finish it off.

Hope you like it.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just Magnolia! Week 1 - A Sketch For You

I was really looking forward to posting this card yesterday morning. I had my granddaughter all lined up to help me with the techanical side of things but when we went to log onto the pc, it decided to completely die on us!

I can't believe that after all these weeks of my family nagging me to set up my own blog, the dratted thing decides it doesn't want to do it after all. Here I am then, with my daughter's laptop and let me tell you, me and laptops don't get on. I did wonder what was the matter when I was trying to type the recipe in and nothing was happening. I asked Kimmie what was the matter and she told me I had to use the keyboard for the laptop, not the old pc. D'oh!!! It doesn't help when the laptop is sitting on top of the pc table and we have all this technology all over the place. Anyway, here's the card and the recipe. I really enjoyed making this:

and the inside....

Recipe: Magnolia Tilda with Hearts (coloured with Distress Inks)
Tattered Rose for skin
Worn Lipstick for pinny, socks and ribbon
Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap for dress and shoes
Antique Linen for basket and hair (with Frayed Burlap highlights)

Frosted Lace Stickles for Tilda's wings
Ruby Red Cosmic Shimers for her little hearts
White gelly roll pen for highlights here and there
I used Basic Grey Porcelain papers and the circle at the back was done in the Cuttlebug.
I've had the flowers, brads, lace and the sentiment rub on for a while.

I always decorate the inside of my cards so I just did another little picture of Tilda on a different shape to make it interesting, with a little punched strip at the bottom. I got this hearts punch from Hobbycraft (it was dead cheap; I like to feel I've had value for money!) The other side is a punched strip with the EK Succsss Swirls punch at the top.

I hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it.


Friday, April 17, 2009

First post and first ever challenge entry - WOJ Challenge #26

I don't suppose I am going to be any good at this blogging stuff but, my daughter says that I need my own blog to show my cards off. So, here goes...

This card is my entry to the WOJ challenge this week which is 'Black, White and a splash of one colour accent'. I have used Willow with Umberella coloured with watercoour pencils, Cosmic Shimmers and a white gel pen for highlights. The DP's are ones that I've had for a few years and thought I would never use. I can't remember the name of them now. The flowers are punched from black and lilac velvet paper and the brad in the centre is Papermania. The black ribbon is from my stash as are the silver and purple pins in the ribbon, the jewels round the corner of image and the CS.

I carried the papers over to the inside of the card and edged them with the Flourish punch by EK Success which I got from the Hobby House. Another punched velvet flower and a swirl behind the CS.

Thanks for looking.