Monday, June 28, 2010

Wish You Were Here

Hi Everyone

No I'm not on holiday, as the title might suggest but I couldn't think of a better title for the card. I have been to Scarborough, sunny Scarborough on this occasion but no further afield than that. I have been watching lots of fabulous football though, hence the lack of a card.

I bought this stamp at a recent stamp fair. Whatever happened to unmounted stamps being cheaper? This stamp cost me £8.00. Can you believe that? However, because I absolutely love anything to do with the seaside I had to have it as soon as I saw it. Look at this pair, they look as happy as a couple of little of sandpipers. And another blue and yellow card as well!

I wanted to make this look like they were among the sea and sand but I didn't have a bit of sandpaper for the beach and I think I've overdone the glitz a bit. Never mind, I like it.

My card recipe:
Image: Beach Huts Friends by Stamposaurus (there are two - this is the large image)
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Nitwits Collections - Sandcastles
Cardstock: Coredinations
Embellishments: All from stash except the shells which are from the seashore
Gold Glammour Dust
Sentiment: Computer generated

I didn't use any tools or anything on this card but I did layer the image 3 times to give it a bit of depth. I wanted it to look as if they were inside their wee beach hut.

I can enter this card for these challenges:
PaperPlay: It's Sunny Here and you must have a Sun or Sunglasses on your card
Cute Card Thursday: Recyle or reuse something. I've recycled my seashells
Sew Many Cards: Anything Goes
ABC - Xtra Dimension: I've given the hut a lot of 3d. and the embellishments are 3d.

That's it for just now. I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Red and Black Anya

Hello everyone

It seems like such a long time since I posted a card. I just don't know where the time goes.

This is a card I've made using an image that was given to Suzanne a long time ago by a lovely lady called Helen. Suzanne shared the images with me and I've used them very sparingly. I really like Anyas but I don't have any of my own so I'm careful what I do with them.

I've made this one to fit quite a few challenges. I wasn't sure how the red and black was going to turn out but I quite like it now it's done.

A wee view of the flowers - black roses?!

My recipe:
Image: Anya -The Greeting Farm (sorry, I don't know which Anya it is)
Coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Coredinations
Flowers and lace: From stash
Gems and Pearls: Kanban
Martha Stewart Punch
Cuttlebug; Petite Scalloped Ovals Small; Petite Ovals Small
Glitter Glue
Sentiment: Dovecraft

I can enter this card for these challenges:

Crafty Catz - Red and Black
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Cupcake Crafts - Dazzle Us
Anyone For Anya - Hot Hot Hot
PaperPlay Challenges - Flowers and Sparkle

I hope you like it. Have a good week.