Saturday 23 October 2010

Pear Tree Designs - Second Entry

This is my second entry for the "Free for All" challenge on Pear Tree Designs. The image is from the Pansies set made by Papermania as is the sentiment. I've coloured it with Promarkers and used some green and purple card for the background.

One Stitch at a Time - Challenge 35

This is my card for the current challenge on One Stitch at a Time which is "Embellish It". I'm not that good at putting embellishments on my cards and I always worry that too much on them will look a bit overdone but I do use paper flowers quite a bit, usually coloured with Promarkers as I have for this card. My other favourite is punched paper dots - as you can see! The image I've used for this card is one of the SWALK range from Crafters Companion and my background paper is from Dovecraft.

Decorating the Tree

This is another Christmas card which I've made today for three different challenges. The image is from Elzybells, coloured with Promarkers. The background papers are from Doodlebug and the circular greeting from Craftwork Cards.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Teddy Stampers - week 22 "Anything Goes"
Pear Tree Designs - challenge 22 "Free for All"
Moving Along With the Times - challenge 69 - "Use Promarkers - Anything Goes" sponsored this week by Letraset

Anything Goes Challenge Blog Week 21

The theme on the Anything Goes Challenge Blog this week is black and white so I thought I'd make a Christmas card using one of my favourite Christmas stamps bought a couple of years ago. The stamp is from a company called Inkwell Stamps who make some lovely images. I've kept the card simple with black and white layers, an oval and scalloped oval die cut and some black peel off dots.

Friday 15 October 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge Week 41

Here is my card for this week's challenge on the Charisma Cardz which is "More than One Fold". I've used a stamped image from Wild Rose Studio, coloured with Promarkers and backing papers from Dovecraft. The 'stopper' on the base of the card is from Craftwork Cards.
The base card was made by folding an easel card and then cutting away a portion of the folded part - just a little bit different to a standard easel card.

A Blog Award from Maria

Many thanks to Maria for another blog award and for cheering me up at the end of a stressful few days at work!
I have to pass the award on to fifteen other people so my list is:

Wednesday 13 October 2010

WOYWW - Week 71

Here's my photo for this week's WOYWW showing a card in progress and some of my recently purchased items. The card is an iris folded one - it's just waiting for a border to be added using black straight line peel offs and a greeting in the bottom right hand corner. My sheet of iris folding patterns is underneath the card. To the side of that sheet you can see my new stamp from Craft Individuals as well as my new Basic Grey Christmas Cuttlebug folders and on the other side two of the stamps I bought with my gift voucher from Nutcrafters for winning one of their challenge blogs.

Monday 11 October 2010

Nutshells #26 - Stripes

When I was at the Port Sunlight show on Saturday I visited the Nutcrafters stand to use the £10 gift voucher I won in one of the challenges on the Nutshells challenge blog a few weeks back. This is one of the stamps I chose - the image is called 'Harriet and Patch' and is available on their website here.
I made this card with the stamp today for the latest challenge on the blog which is to use stripes on your card. I've used pink striped paper (there's no company name on it unfortunately) flowers coloured with my Promarkers and some little gems.

Keep It Simple Challenge 7 - Seeing Stars

Here's my card for this week's challenge on Keep It Simple - the challenge is 'Seeing Stars'. You might wonder how the card fits in with the challenge but it you look very carefully, the background paper has tiny white stars all over it!
My image is from the SWALK range by Crafters Companion, the paper from Dovecraft and I've added some black paper and a peel off to finish it all off.

Sunday 10 October 2010

Dancing Bear

This is one of my favourite stamps from Elzybells - a very cute ballet dancing bear! I've coloured her with Promarkers and layered her on to pink Dovecraft paper and card with some black added by way of contrast. I've put pink gems around her waist and some larger sized pink gems in the four corners of the card.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - challenge 35 'Think Pink'
Pollycraft Monday - challenge 64 'Anything Goes'

Wednesday 6 October 2010

WOYWW Week 70 and Port Sunlight

Here's my photo for this week's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday week 70. You can see a selection of the ATCs that I've made to swap at the stamping show at Port Sunlight on Saturday as well as my punches, pile of tape, embossing powder, my little sanding block, trimmer etc.
If you're coming to the Port Sunlight show please look out for me - I'll have my HSNW badge on and will be working on the card competition table at the end of the day.

Sunday 3 October 2010

Another Card Featuring Halloween Chloe

Here's another card made with Halloween Chloe from Pink Gem (coloured with Promarkers) - this time I've made an easel card using the circle and scalloped circle Amazing Frame dies from Little Claire Designs. I've used orange dotty embossed card and black paper again and this time used my two flower punches on the base.
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - spooky Halloween
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - going round in circles

Friday 1 October 2010

New from Little Claire Designs - Owlgate

The new October club stamp from Little Claire Designs is now on their website here - it's called Owlgate and as you can see, shows three cute owls sitting on a gate complete with their Christmas hats and scarves.
This is my first card made with the stamp. It's been coloured with Promarkers, matted on to gold paper and then on to Craft Creations paper. The peel off greeting is also from Little Claire Designs.

Owlgate - Part 2

Here's another card made with the new Owlgate stamp - I've used the little footprints on this one too.
My base card was made using the circle and scalloped circle Amazing Frames from Little Claire Designs available here and here with pale blue card and Craft Creations paper.

Owlgate - Part 3

Here is another card made with the new Owlgate stamp.
I stamped the image twice for this one, cut out the owls and decoupaged them onto the base image. The stamped design was then cut into a tag shape using one of the dies from the "3 Tags" pack also from Little Claire available here. The tag has been matted on to green card with narrow strips of ribbon down each side and then on to red card.


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