Monday 30 August 2010

One Stitch at a Time - Challenge 28

The theme at One Stitch at a Time this week is "something girlie" so I'm uploading a card featuring shopping!
The stamp is from Little Claire Designs and is called "Lydia Goes Shopping" as is my backing paper which is from Imaginisce and is called "Tweet Talk" - it's double sided and you can see one side on the easel panel and one on the base panel.
The card itself is made with the Amazing Frames - oval and oval scallop - die cuts which again are from Little Claire Designs.

Monday 23 August 2010

Blog Award from Mary

A big thank you to Mary for a lovely blog award - the first one that I've received!
So here is what I have to do:
1. Thank the person who sent the award to me - thanks again, Mary.
2. Put the award on my blog - done.
3. List three things that I love - crafting, blogging and relaxing.
4. Post a picture I love - I took this photo in my garden and was really pleased that the butterfly stayed put long enough for me to photgraph it!
5. Tag 5 other people for the award - Dot, Yone, Jax, Barbara and Kathleen.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Anyone for Anya - Happy Birthday!

At Anyone for Anya? this week they are celebrating the first birthday of the challenge blog so this week's challenge is, of course, to create a birthday card.
I've used Maria from the Greetings Farm Role Call set for my card. I die cut an aperture in the front of my card, covered it with acetate and then put the image in the middle of the acetate circle. My backing papers are from Dovecraft and the circular greeting is from Craftwork Cards.

Just Cute Bears - Challenge 31

This week's challenge on Just Cute Bears is to use pink and brown. My entry is this set of ATCs that I made last night and which, by coincidence, fit the theme. I know the middle one doesn't quite fit it but I made them as a set of three so I've included that one too. The images and the sentiment are all from Elzybells and the paper on the middle ATC is from My Minds Eye.

Pear Tree Designs - Challenge 13

This week's challenge on Pear Tree Designs is to make a card with the words 'best wishes' on it.
I've used one of the very cute Pink Gem Chloe stamps on my card coloured with Promarkers as always. My flowers were also coloured with Promarkers to match the image and I've sewed buttons in the middle and then sewed them on to the backing paper. The paper is from My Minds Eye and the 'best wishes' is a black sticker.

Saturday 21 August 2010

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 28

This week's challenge on I Love Promarkers is "the seaside". I've made an easel card using the 'Beach Huts' set of stamps from Little Claire Designs which you can find here. As always I've coloured them with Promarkers and then added some peel off words - also from Little Claire Designs and some punched dots.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 63

This is the other side of my desk - the right hand side was in the photo I posted last Wednesday. In this photo you can see my draining board cutlery holder again with all my pearls, gems etc in it and also my handle hole punch and Dymo machine. There's also a stack of double sided tape and a sheet which has tiny black dot peel offs on it. Under the desk lamp are my two boxes of little word stamps which I use time and again and also my punches. To the side of the desk is my box of 6 by 6 papers. The ATCs on the desk are for a round robin swap - I'm doing the 'finishing touches' stage before they go back to their owner.
Now I'm off to have a look at everyone else's workdesk!!

Sunday 15 August 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 125 "Tree-mendous"

This card is for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday which is "tree-mendous".
I've used the 'Cupcake Tree' stamp from Little Claire Designs coloured with Promarkers and then die cut into an oval with a pale pink scallop underneath. The backing paper is from My Mind's Eye and I've added black dots to each corner to finish it.

Introducing Odette ......

The image on this card is from The Greeting Farm's 'Roll Call' sheet and she's called Odette. I've paper pieced her dress using the pink handmade paper that I used in the background - it's made by Paper Mania. The black strip down the side of the card was made using one of my Martha Stewart punches and I added pink nailhead gems down the middle of the strip.
I'm entering this in three challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - 'pack a punch'

Thursday 12 August 2010

Just Cute Bears - Challenge 29

This week's challenge on Just Cute Bears is "Bear and Me". My card is made with one of the stamps from Little Claire Designs available here - you get the main image and also the little shoes that I've used as the 'stopper' in the pack.
I've also used some stripey backing paper and some white flowers together with a peel off also from Little Claire Designs.

Wednesday 11 August 2010

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - 62

I've noticed several people uploading photos of their craft room desk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday so I thought I'd give it a go this week!
This photo is the right hand side of my craft room desk. You can see my Promarkers and my desk tidy (actually it's a plastic holder designed for draining cutlery!) which holds my gems, glue, scissors etc. My Cuttlebug is there too and next to it my box of Nestabilities and other die cuts plus a couple of packs of Gorjuss Girls pyramage I bought at the weekend. I also have some cardboard CD holders from Smiths which I use to store all my unmounted stamps and a pack of Elzybells stamps (bought in their sale) waiting to be put away. I'm busy working on some vintage style ATCs so I have all my 'vintage' stuff out on the desk as well as a sheet of images printed out ready to go.

Sunday 8 August 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 124

This week's theme on Cute Card Thursday is 'whateva!' so I decided to upload a screen card that I made recently for a swap.
The base card was cut using a piece of A4 size green cardstock with the Wendy Stenton WS Designs screen card template - I didn't cut out the little 'feet' at the bottom because I wanted to card to be nice and stable and also wanted to put the decorative border on it. The border is actually gold (doesn't show up quite right in the photo) and was punched using a Martha Stewart punch. I added a gold straight line peel off along the top to neaten it up. The two floral images are from Little Claire Designs and the sentiments from Hero Arts. They are coloured (as always!) with Promarkers and then I added some gold nail head gems at the base of each inside panel.

Friday 6 August 2010

Moving Along With the Times Challenge 58

The theme for Challenge 58 at Moving Along With the Times is Christmas so here's one of the cards I've made with one of the new stamp sets that will be available very soon on the Little Claire Designs website here.
The wording on the stamped design is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year". I've coloured it with Promarkers and layered the image on to silver pearl paper and then onto lilac Swiss Dot Bazzill card. The greeting on the 'stopper' is a Little Claire Designs peel off and at the front I've added some punched snow flakes and silver peel off line.

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Little Claire Designs Lazy Days - More Cards

These are two more cards I made with the Little Claire Designs 'Lazy Days' stamp set which is available here.
For this first one, I stamped the hammock and then added poles at each end before die cutting the image and adding the sentiment which is also part of the set. The background paper is from My Minds Eye.

Lazy Days - Part 2

This is the final card I made from the Lazy Days set - a simple one using the washing line stamp. I stamped it once and then stamped two of the pairs of shorts again to get a longer washing line, coloured them in with Promarkers and added a peel off greeting.

Sunday 1 August 2010

Allsorts Challenge 63 - Dressing Up

And the last one for today which is for challenge 63 on the Allsorts Challenge Blog which is Dressing Up".
This stamp is from Wild Rose Studio, coloured with Promarkers and layered onto black paper. The swirl design is a Sizzlit die and I've added some black pearl gems to the corners of the card.

Christmas in July

This is a Christmas card made with one of the new Christmas peel offs from Little Claire Designs which you can find here on their website.
I've put the peel off onto white card and then coloured it with Promarkers before die cutting it into an oval shape and adding a scalloped oval red border. My background paper is from Doodlebug and the peel off greeting and snowflakes are all the from the same sheet as the main image.
I'm entering this one into two challenges:
I Love Promarkers - challenge 25 "Christmas in July"
One Stop Craft Challenge - challenge 91 "Patterns"

Little Claire Designs - Lazy Days

The August club stamp set at Little Claire Designs is called Lazy Days and is available here now.
This is one of the cards I made with the set and it's featured as the club card for this month. I've decoupaged the man's trousers, arm and beer glass and used Craft Creations blue gingham paper as well as navy blue card for the background. Both greetings are included in the set too.

Lazy Days - Part 2

This card is made from the other stamp in the Lazy Days set and I decided to turn it into a Christmas card!
I've stamped and coloured the row of underpants and then used an oval die cut and scalloped oval round them, adding a peel off greeting and also 'Santa's Laundry' printed on the computer.
This card also features in the August club pack.

Lazy Days - Part 3

And this is the third card I made from the "Lazy Days" stamp set - this one also features in the club pack being sent out to members this month.
I've stamped and coloured the design as before and used paper from Cosmo Cricket called 'Delovely' as my background - it matches well with the pattern on the hammock. Again, I've printed my own words for this card because I thought it would be ideal for a retirement card.


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