Thursday, 30 April 2009

Time Travel

The new Tag It Challenge on Dragonsdream this week is "Time and Tide". For my interpretation I made the background of my tag with a set of Hero Arts "Postage Stamp" stamps, stamped in different colours and embossed with clear powder, I added an embellishment of a pocket watch which I cut from a sheet I have had for ages in my stash finished with a piece of string to hopefully give the impression of a luggage label.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Buttons and Bows

Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week is "B is for ....." so I decided for simply buttons and bows. The background paper is from Far and Away - Asia, I added three rows of plain paper using the Martha Stewart doily punch again!! (sorry about that but quite simply can't stop using it since I bought it - I love it) added a ribbon and bows, buttons and Prima flowers with button in the centre.

Monday, 27 April 2009


I made this card for the Charisma Cardz Challenge which this week was a sketch, but also as the Penny Black Saturday Challenge was "Anything Goes" only stipulation being to use a Penny Black Stamp, thought this would cover both challenges. I used the Penny Black stamp "Dressed Up!" coloured with Whispers Strokes, and layered onto circles and scalloped circles cut with Nestibilities, I also stamped onto shrink plastic for the embellishment. The papers were from "All My Memories" and the corner die cut on the Cuttlebug.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Stamp With Fun Challenge 3

This week's challenge at Stamp With Fun is a sketch. For the image I used a Sugar Nellie stamp coloured with Whispers Strokes, the papers used were mixed including - Anna Griffin, K & Co and a free paper from a magazine I also used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the Cuttlebug. Punched with my lace doily punch from Martha Stewart, finished with Prima flowers, a sentiment and some pearls.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Blossom Tag

This is my tag for the pre-challenge at DragonsDream Tag it on Challenge. The background was made using Cosmic Shimmers (though it doesn't show up too well on the photo) I stamped an acrylic stamp I have in Versafine Olympia Green and embossed with clear powder I then attached some small flowers onto the image. I finished with a couple of silver peel off corners and two pieces of ribbon.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 5

Card for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge, a sketch which has to be made into a card for a child. I used a Penny Black stamp coloured with Whispers pens and edged with Distress Ink Pad Milled Lavender, I also stamped it onto shrink plastic to make a little embellishment. The background paper was Stamp Effects by Scrappy Cat and as it was double sided I put a piece of the plain side through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, the other papers were bits and pieces from my stash, I used the Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch and finished with Prima flowers, bows and sentiment.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sketch and Stash No. 8

Card for Sketch and Stash Challenge 8. I used a new Sugar Nellie stamp - "Demure" coloured with Whispers markers and I then applied a layer of 3d gloss. Backing papers were all unknown from my stash except the green one which was a K & Co, I used my new Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch along the bottom of the paper. Finished with two different Prima flowers, ribbon and adhesive stones. I think this card will be perfect for one of my granddaughters, Emma, who is 4 next month.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - 45

This week's Penny Black Challenge is a sketch. Papers were HOTP, Daisy and Dandelion and one from my stash, the stamped image was coloured with cosmic shimmer. I added Prima flowers with a pearl bead, adhesive stones and a small wooden ladybird, the sentiment was printed from the computer.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 15

This is the second of my cards today and is for Charisma Cardz Challenge which this week is "Little Black Dress". I decided to make a monotone card except for the rose on the dress which I coloured with a Tombow pen. The stamp is a Debbie Moore which I stamped in Versafine Black Onyx embossed with clear powder, I layered it onto black paper and then silver mirri board. The dotty and flower card is from Kanban, and the striped paper from my stash, I added some fine peel off strips round the black dotty card. I used my new Martha Stewart lace doily punch on a piece of white and black papers and added a sentiment. I finished with a piece ribbon, Prima flowers and adhesive stones.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 56 - Transport

Found time today to make two cards, this one is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week is Transport. I used a Funstamps stamp coloured with Sakura and Tombow pens layered onto red paper with eyelets the background paper is from Sandylion. I added a piece of map from an old book a small metal car and sentiment.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

April Showers

I made this card for the monthly forum card swap, my partner has now received it so decided to post on here. The background papers were Dena's Closet and HOTP I made an umbrella with HOTP paper and a kebab stick and added a bow. I used a clear stamp with an Olive Green pad and dotted pink flowers on with a Sakura pen. Printed April Showers from my computer and added some small flowers, sentiment, adhesive stones and finished the edges with a peel off border.

Monday, 13 April 2009

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 8 - Tiets sketch #2

This card is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge. This week it is a sketch, for my image I used one of my new Gorjuss girls stamps, coloured with Whispers marker pens, the papers were g.c.d. Designer Papers, I added some Prima flowers with a pearl centre, ribbon and a couple more adhesive pearls.

Charisma Cardz Challenge 14 - Purple and Green

The challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is colour combo purple and green. I decided that I would make an ATC, the background paper was from my stash, I made a vellum pocket inserted a tag topped with a ribbon, put some prima flowers with a crystal centre on the pocket and finished with some adhesive stones.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 55 - Danglers

Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week was to include a Dangler on your card. I used a Penny Black stamp coloured with Sakura pens edged with Milled Lavender Distress Pad and layered onto pink paper and I made some tiny crystal earrings for her. The papers were from the Daisy and Dandelion pad the side piece edged with a daisy border punch. I added some Prima flowers, buttons and a sentiment with ribbon and from the sentiment added another dangler of jump rings and a bead.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 4

This is my card for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge, which this week is a sketch entitled "Flower Power" and to use lots of flowers. The papers I used were from K & Co, I cut the shapes with nestabilities on the Cuttlebug and embossed the circles with the Swiss Dots folder. The stamp is a Wendie Rhodes butterfly coloured with Tombow pens, the corners are small flowers with brads through, I finished with layers of Prima flowers with a small button centre, and added a sentiment.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 54 - Hands

Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week was to use hands somewhere on your card. The backing paper was from Hot Off the Press, I embossed three squares of pearl paper on the Cuttlebug and added a lilac crystal heart on each one, the topper was from Kanban. I twisted three ribbon flowers together and wound them round a crochet hook to make the spiral and added a bow. Finished off with a sentiment and peel off corners.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 13 - Sketch

This card is for the Charisma Cardz Challenge 13 Sketch I used a Stampendous stamp - Floppy Foursome, inked in five colours, embossed with clear powder and edge with Milled Lavender distress ink pad. The papers were from a Making Memories Pad - Emma, I put adhesive stones in the centre of the small flowers, added some Prima flowers with a pearl in the centre and finished with a metal embellishment.