Saturday, May 22, 2010

Tweet Talk

Hi everyone

What glorious weather we are having this weekend. Hope you are all able to make the most of it; the Prophet of Doom Suzanne says its going to rain tomorrow so it's a good job wee Steven got his bar-b-que today.

I ordered this stamp a while ago and then had to wait for delivery so this is the first time she's been inked up. I love her - look at those chubby little legs! I liked the blue and yellow so much on the last card I thought I'd do another one.

My recipe:
Image: Tweet Talk - Penny Black
Coloured with Promarkers
DP's: Blue Jeans Swiss Dot - Doodlebug
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace from stash
Sentiment: computer generated
Tools: Butterfly punch and sewing machine

I can enter this card for these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Lots of Dots
Die Cut Dreams Challenge - Lace
Papertake Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Charisma Cardz - 3D
Kaboodle Doodles - Monochromatic

I'm off to watch the rest of the Champions League Final now. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone

I've done a decoupage this time so I can enter it for a challenge which Suzanne has been chosen to be a DT member for. It's a new challenge blog and it's their first week - 3D Cards Challenge. I haven't done a decoupage for ages - the theme is "Pets" and do you think I could find a decoupage with a pet on it anywhere? I had one with a polar bear on it which I was going to make into a Christmas card but Suzanne thought Christmas in May was going a bit far! I've bowed to pressure and done this one instead. It has a wee girl with some wee animals on it so I do hope it counts as pets. I haven't done a decoupage for ages; it took me quite a long time but I like it now it's finished. I really like blue and yellow, bright and breezy as a summer's day. I think it would be a lovely card for someone who's feeling a bit down, it would really cheer them up. You could just change the sentiment.

This is my receipe:
Tina Wenke Decoupage Sheet
DPs: DCWV - A Pocketful of Posies
Cardstock: scraps from stash
Flowers: Prima and Hero Arts -coloured with Promarkers
Pearls, brads, charm, jump rings and ribbon from stash
Tools: Cuttlebug, Big Scalloped Circles; Plain Circles; Ribbon Tags Trio;
Fiskars Border Punch
EK Success Swirl Punch
Sentiment: Hampden Arts

I can enter this card for the following challenges:
3D Cards Challenge Blog which is Pets (hope my little animals count ok)
One Stop Craft Challenge Blog which is Summer Breeze
Allsorts is Birthdays and they are doing a Birthday Bloghop - Happy Birthday to you!
Crafty Catz want Petals and Pearls
Secret Crafter is metal this week
ABC is "U" for Unused Stash. I've used my decoupage sheet which I've had for ages and my Swirl Punch which is much neglected
Cupcake Craft is Blooming Charming (I loved that theme!)

I'll never be the Pile It On Queen but that's not bad for one card.

Thanks for looking. I think I'll be back to my usual stamped image next time. I love colouring in!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Willow Dressing Up

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well. I have been trying to get my bedroom decorated so I haven't had much time for card making. Not that I've done much myself; Suzanne has been doing most of it for me with some help from Kim but the house is in such a blooming tip I can't find anything. I'm hoping to get it straightened out over the weekend. That's the football finished until the World Cup starts so I've no excuse - 32 days to go!!

I made this card for Erin for her birthday but I couldn't put it on in case she saw it. It was a coo's tail job as usual - last minute. It was her birthday on Saturday so I had to get up early to make the card. Now, normally I'm late I know, but not that late, so naturally, if anything could go wrong with this card, it did. More haste, less speed. Anyway, here it is. I used the beautiful Willow Dressing Up - it suits Erin perfectly, new shoes and frock and she's in heaven.

My card recipe:
Image: Willow Dressing Up - Whiff of Joy
Coloured with Distress Inks
DP: Once Upon A Dream - Best Creations Inc
Cardstock: Coredinations
Sentiment: Hampton Art
Ribbon: Anitas
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Buckle: Paper Mill
Glitter Glue from stash
Petit Ovals Small
Petit Ovals Scalloped Ovals Small
MS Punch

I can enter this card for these challenges:
Whiff of Joy - The sketch (thanks, it was lovely)
Totally Gorjuss - Green and Pink
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Weddings/Birthdays
Crafty Pad - Punches
By the Cute and Girly - Celebrations
Crafty Anns Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Painting Rainbows

Hello everyone

I hope you have all had a nice holiday weekend.

This is a card I have made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge. I love these Sugar Nellie Stamps, they give them such lovely names as well. I thought this image worked quite well with distressing so I tried to keep the bling to a minimum. Quite difficult - I do like my sparkle!

Card Recipe:
Image: Painting Rainbows - Sugar Nellie
Coloured with Distress Inks
DP's: A mixture from my scrap box
Cardstock: Coredinations
Gems: Kanban
Tools: Retro Flower Punches (medium and small)
Sentiment: Hero Arts

I am entering this card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge. You have to follow Tiet's lovely sketch and the optional extra is to use punches.

Thanks for looking.