Monday, 29 June 2009

Pretty in Peach

Finished this card off today for the Charisma Cardz Challenge which this week no theme, no sketch. I used a Gorjuss Girl stamp from Sugar Nellie, coloured with Whispers pens, the papers are Porcelain by Basic Grey, I used the doily punch (yet again!!) cut the flourish on the Cuttlebug with a Quickutz die. I added ribbon, flowers, buttons and a metal butterfly embellishment.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge

Weather is not as sunny today so found time to make another card, this is for the Just Magnolia Challenge the first time I have entered but couldn't resist Bev's sketch. I coloured the image with Whispers markers, the papers are Urban Prairie by Basic Grey and Kelly Panacci. I used the lace doily border punch and the branch punch, flowers are Prima and Crafts for Occasions.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge

My card today is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge which is a sketch and to use the colour kraft or brown and cream. I used a Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with water colour pencils, Sakura pens and Whispers. The papers are all brown and cream from a Daisy and Dandelion pad, I added brown and cream flowers and a greeting.

Friday, 26 June 2009


The weather has been so nice this week that I just haven't felt like card-making but decided today that I really must get started. This card is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge which is Sunflowers. Luckily a couple of weeks ago I bought a Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Sunflower, I coloured this with a mixture of watercolour pencils, Tombow and Whispers pens. I used a sunflower paper by Anna Griffin and a dotty one from Bo Bunny which as it was double sided I turned the corner down and added a brad with a rub-on on it. The border was made with the lace doily punch and I added some ribbon and buttons.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Charisma Cardz

Charisma Cardz Challenge this week is "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend". I decided to use this Penny Black Christmas stamp, for the earrings, bracelet and ring I attached clear adhesive stones to represent the diamonds, I coloured with Sakura Gelly Glaze pens and added a little glitter. Papers were HOTP and Anna Griffin, I cut the flourish on the Cuttlebug with a new Quickutz die and added Prima holly leaves, some more adhesive stones and a little more glitter.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Birthday Card

Today's card is for my granddaughter Jude who will be eight on Tuesday. I am also entering it for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is for a celebration card to mark their first birthday, and Stamp with Fun which is "dots". The image is a Penny Black stamp coloured with Sakura Gelly Glaze and Tombow markers I then sprayed it with Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle silver, and added some adhesive gems. Layered onto striped paper which I had put through the cuttlebug in the swiss dots folder together with the plain pink piece. The papers were Kelly Panacci, g.c.d. Studios and the dotty one from my stash. I used the doily lace punch and added ribbon, flowers and sentiment. I left a space by Happy Birthday to put the number on for Jude's birthday.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Baby Girl Card

This card is for my DIL's sister who has just had a little girl and they are calling her Erin. The backing paper was just plain pink with a border cut with the lace doily punch, the other papers are all from a Forever Friends pad. I used the toppers from a Kanban concept sheet and added ribbon, gingham flower, teddy, button and pearls from my stash.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Ann's Digi Challenge

On the forum I belong to Ann set us a challenge to make a card with her digi images and papers. I coloured the bowl of fruit and border fruit with watercolour pencils, layered onto the pink paper with brads. I used the green paper on the card and put the border image on a piece of the pink paper which I had edged with the Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch and created corners using the same paper and punch. Finished with three Prima flowers with adhesive stones and a small "Just for You" stamp.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 12

At last I have managed to make a card, since my holiday I just don't seem to have had any spare time and what spare time I have had I have spent outside in the lovely weather.

Well this card is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge 12. A sketch by Lia and to include blue and green in your card.

Gorguss Girl stamp by Sugar Nellie, coloured with Whispers Stokes. Papers by g.c.d. Studios and Making Memories, Flora Doodles and Prima flowers and I added ribbon, brad, pearl, silver flower

Monday, 8 June 2009

Back Home

Just a quick note as I have just returned from holiday in Ibiza this afternoon, so hope to get crafting again this week. Hope everyone is well, look forward to visiting your blogs and catching up soon.