Saturday, 31 October 2009

Feeling Blue

My card today is for Just Magnolia Challenge which this week is monochrome. I coloured my Magnolia Tilda stamp with various shades of blue Copics, the backing papers are also by Magnolia, I added some flowers from my stash, a ribbon, adhesive stones and a computer generated sentiment. I am also putting this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is "Spots and Stripes".

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Cute in Pink and Blue

My card today has been made using Martine's sketch for the Just Magnolia Challenge but hopefully with my pink and white daisies it qualifies for the challenge at Charisma Cardz which is "Delightful Daisies". I used a Magnolia Tilda stamp coloured with Copics, the papers were also from Magnolia - the "A Little Yummy for Your Tummy " collection. The ovals were cut using Nestibilities and I used a new Martha Stewart Lattice Arch punch. Finished with ribbon, button, pearls and computer generated sentiment. Had difficulty with the photo as the light hasn't been very good today.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Rip It Up - My Time to Craft Challenge

Good Morning! I have been invited by Wendy to join the DT of My Time to Craft Challenge which I am really excited about. This is my first card for this week's challenge which is "Rip It Up". It is the first time I have used this Sugar Nellie stamp and I have coloured it with Copics and used Stickles on the body of the snowman. The backing papers are from Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and Rayher, I added a Prima Poinsettia with an adhesive stone in the centre, a Christmas tree charm and red ribbon, finished with a computer generated sentiment.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Pink Gem Challenge

My card today is for the Pink Gem Challenge. I used a Pink Gem stamp - "Winter Milly" and coloured with Copics, I added Stickles for the snow. The backing papers are Imaginisce and Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection. I added a snowflake and tag cut with Shapabilities from The Craft Pixies. The card was finished with a snowflake charm and computer generated sentiment.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bright and Zingy

Just Magnolia Challenge this week is "Bright and Zingy" so I hope this fits the bill. I stamped the Magnolia image onto a piece of card cut with Nestabilities and layered onto a piece of green card and added adhesive stones in the four corners. The image was coloured with Copics. The background papers are all from Daisy Bucket, I added three Prima flowers with a smaller flower and brad in the centre, a ribbon and finished with a computer generated sentiment.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Christmas Visiting

Managed to make another Christmas card - getting there slowly but surely. Charisma Cardz challenge this week is "Its so Distressing" distress your card to destress yourself, well I enjoyed making this card so must have destressed myself. The stamp is a Sarah Kay which I have used for the first time, coloured with Copics, the papers are all from a Papermania pad which I bought last Christmas and I enjoyed ripping and tearing the sheets. The large Poinsettia is from a kit I purchased from Squiggle Stamps, I added some gold branches punched with Leone Em punch and finished with a button and some gold braid. I also added a white ribbon, some adhesive stones and a computer generated greeting.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Cute Dahlia

My card today is for two challenges - Stamp with Fun which is a sketch by Tina and My Time to Craft which is Quick and Cute. The stamp is Dahlia from The Greeting Farm coloured with Copics and stamped onto card cut with Nestabilities. The backing papers are from Soft Expressions by Judy Melvin and K & Co, the flowers are from my stash and the sentiment is from Red Hot Bed, I added some adhesive stones.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The Penny Black Challenge this week is Buttons and Bows. I used the Penny Black stamp "Antarcticans" coloured with Copics and Sakura pens I cut round the image with some scallop scissors and mounted onto red and silver card. The backing papers are by Basic Grey, and I used a Martha Steward punch "stars". I finished with buttons, bows and a sentiment.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A Little Yummy

A card for this week's Just Magnolia challenge from a lovely sketch by Mina. I used a new Magnolia stamp and coloured with Copics, the backing papers are also new from Magnolia "A Little Yummy for Your Tummy" papers, the striped piece of paper is from my stash and I cut the circles with Nestabilities the plaid one being a Bo Bunny paper. The flowers are from Prima with jewellery spacers and adhesive stones in the centres. The sentiment is a free stamp from a magazine.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Snowflake Daisy

A card for Charisma Cardz Challenge which this week is a recipe, 1 ribbon, three papers, three flowers, 1 charm. I used my new stamp from Squiggle Stamps - Snowflake Daisy, stamped onto card cut with Nestibilities coloured with copics and added Stardust Stickles. Two papers were K & Co and one from Fancy Pants Designs, which I embossed with a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder I also used a Martha Stewart Border punch - Stars. Finished with a white ribbon, three Prima pink and silver poinsettias, snowflake charm and sentiment.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Christmas Messy Rabbit

My card today is for the My Time to Craft Challenge which is Purrfect Pets. I used a Christmas Messy Rabbit stamp from Joanna Sheen, coloured with Tombow pens and Copics with a snowflake eyelet in the corner, the papers are from Bo Bunny. I punched the strip with Martha Stewart edge punch "Stars" added a ribbon and some punched snowflakes with an adhesive stone in the centre. The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp which I cut into a triangle.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Christmas Poinsettia

My card today is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge again another challenge I have not entered before. The challenge is a sketch which I thought would make a lovely Christmas card. I used a new stamp I had from Sugar Nellie - Poinsettia and coloured with copics. I used both sides of a double-sided paper from Imaginisce called Snowy Joe. I sprayed some cream leaves with Forest Green Glimmer Mist and added them behind a Prima poinsettia. Finished off with a ribbon and sentiment.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I'm doing well this week with challenges today's is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is to use an Autumn stamp or Autumn colours. My Penny Black hedgie is coloured with copics and edged with leaf stamps from a tapestry stamp set and stamped with versacolours, I put this onto a torn piece of paper from Basic Grey Sugared. The background paper is from Bo Bunny which I liked so much I didn't want to cover it up so tried to leave as much as possible on view. The border was cut with a Martha Stewart scallop punch, I added three Prima flowers with tiny buttons and branches cut with the Leone Em punch. The sentiment "just a note" is another Penny Black stamp, stamped in Versafine Sepia.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge - Hand Made Flowers

For the Just Magnolia Challenge this week you had to use your own hand made flowers. My flowers were made using a die on my Cuttlebug the two flowers at the top were made by laying the die cuts and the flower at the bottom was made using the cut out petals from the die. I put jewellery spacers in the centre and an adhesive stone. The background paper was from my stash and I cut some new Magnolia paper with circle and scallop nestibilities and added my Magnolia image coloured with copics. I used Martha Stewart scallop punch for the centre border and added some buttons, a dragonfly charm and branches cut with my Leone Em punch. The sentiment was computer generated.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Snow Buddies

Another card today for a Challenge I have not entered before - My Time to Craft the challenge is "Snow Buddies". I used a snowmen stamp from Pink Gem Designs and masked them while I stamped the background trees which are by Lavinia stamps. I coloured the snowmen with copics and used glitter on them and the trees but it doesn't show well on the photo. The background papers are from the Daisy and Dandelion Christmas papers, I added a ribbon and sentiment.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge

My card today is for the Pink Elephant Challenge, one I have never entered before. The challenge this week is a recipe - something with dots, a punch and a tag. I used a Sugar Nellie Manga Kids stamp and coloured with copics, then made this into a tag with pink and green ribbon. The papers were Basic Grey Sugared and the dotty background one is from my stash. I punched a piece of the Basic Grey paper with a Martha Stewart border punch top and bottom of the strip and added three Prima flowers with pearl centres. The sentiment "for you" is a Penny Black stamp.