Monday, 31 May 2010
I spent a little time yesterday evening studying a few blogs and after visiting Lucys I was inspired to make a digital card. I also found a template to make this car shaped card by checking out Vicky's blog (as recomended by Lucy.) Its such a fun card to make. I didn't have any suitable images for the card driver so decided to adapt this baby one from squigglefly. The monkey passenger is a stamp from Hero Arts. I am going to enter this in Lucys current "Digital"challenge.
I am also going to entre this in the new Interlinkz challenge see below.
Just a quick post today as we are off to the garden centre as I need a few more bedding plants.
Have a great weekend.
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Its my best friends Wedding Anniversary soon so I have taken the opportunity to made her a card now so I can enter it in The Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week. My friends favourite colour is mint green and its the colour she had for her bridesmaids so I have used green in the card.
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
This is the beautiful card I received from Pia in Denmark for the May Card Chain Challenge organised by the lovely Deborah. Its such a beautiful design and I don't think the photograph really captures it. It has definitely added the starburst lace stamp to my wish list. lol. This is such a great challenge to enter, as after you make and post your card, you have an exciting wait till your own card pops through the letterbox from somewhere in the world!
I have been really busy this weekend and I have only had time to make one quick card for The Daring Cardmakers Challenge , Its to make a boys card and I have made this for a small boy with a digital image from Meljens designs. I love the giraffe image and its an easy one to colour.
Yesterday as a little wedding anniversary surprise and late birthday treat, Hubby and myself together with my best friend Gina and her husband went to London to see a show. First we had a meal in Covent Garden ( we sat outside as the weather was glorious) then it was off to see "The Jersey Boys", if you like music its a must see show about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Now I am busy packing as I am away for a few days on a residential visit to the Isle of Wight with the school where I work. We are taking 82 children on an activity holiday and I am going as medical person, this is my 15th year of going, you could say I am, an old hand at it now. Its a very exciting but very tiring trip I am really looking forward to half term!
Hope you all have a great week.
Friday, 21 May 2010
I was so excited yesterday when I had a sneaky look at the Hero Arts blog at work and found I had won the digital category in this months challenge, my colleagues were amazed when I started dancing round the office , they were also really pleased for me. I am very lucky as lots of them give me orders for cards and that helps fund my habit of buying more stamps and craft goodies. Now I can go shopping on the Hero Arts site and spend an amazing $50, thank you so much Hero Arts!!! Also I would like to thank all my blogging and flickr friends for their lovely comments about my win!!
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
As I said in my previous post "I love making feminine cards" so the challenge on the Hero Arts blog is quite a challenge!! In my stash I have a few of these little digital bird images all printed and ready to use and I decided that they would be perfect for my card, but as you can see I can't get away from using bright colours. I am not sure if this card really works but I have finished it anyway.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
I was asked by a colleague at work to make a birthday card for her friend who had just opened a Cafe/ Tea room in Weymouth, I have made a similar card to this before but thought the cup cake theme was perfect.
The digital image of the Cakes and Bunting are from Squigglefly and they have proved to be a great purchase as I have used them lots of times. I coloured with copics and added some stickles.
As this card has bunting on it, it fits in with The Daring Cardmakers challenge this week
A-Bunting We Will Go!
"There seems to be an abundance of bunting everywhere at the moment and I expect more will appear soon in honour of the World Cup! I thought that it would be fun this week to add some bunting to our cards..."
Hope you all have a great weekend, it looks like the weather is set to get warmer so I will be able to get in the garden at last...Yipee!!
Monday, 10 May 2010
The challenge over at Wee Memories this week is for stitching, so I blew the dust of my sewing machine to have a go. The trouble is my old machine hates stitching paper, and this took me ages, the thread kept breaking, then it missed stitches and I ended up getting really cross and frustrated. Card making for me is a relaxing, stress relieving hobby and yesterday things didn't go well. Never mind I am pleased with the finished result and I think a new machine has now been added to my never ending wish list.lol!!
I am also going to enter this in the Sir Stampalot challenge which is "Butterflies and Blossoms" check out the blog there is an amazing prize on offer of lots of Tim Holtz goodies!
Hope you all have a great week and thank you for all your comments, I really do appreciate them.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
This is the colour swatch for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe and I love these colours together, I am a pink girl at heart and love everything girly!
This is my card for the challenge, the photograph is an old wills cigarette card, I love the image and have cut it with my nesties to make this cameo style pendant. The touch of grey is the hat pin and pearls.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend and I would like to wish all my American visitors a very Happy Mothers Day.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
This is still my favourite Hero Arts stamp at the moment and I had to ink it up for the new challenge at
Wee Memories. This weeks challenge theme is - Writing. Any kind of writing, old letter writing, script, french script, etc. I found an old book in a charity shop and its really useful for backing paper. I coloured the poppies with Barn Door distress ink and added the seed beads. The butterfly is a digital one from Hero Arts, these butterflies are really useful as you can produce them in any size.
Monday, 3 May 2010
This is the sketch for this weeks CardPatterns challenge and the prize is these fabulous new cling stamps from Hero Arts.
This is my take on the sketch
I used an old Hero Arts stamp called Silhouette Corner and used distress ink to create the image.
Its May Day holiday in the UK but the weather is really cold so I not going to venture far, I have a card order to fill so plenty to do.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
I got carried away this week with this challenge as I love the colours for this week, I also have a new stamp and I can't stop using it at the moment.
This is my first attempt, its hard to get a good photograph as the colours are pastel and its such a dull day here. I have used a digital background paper from Vinnie Pearce which I recoloured then stamped with "Elegant Weeds". Added a digital butterfly.
This is my second attempt, this new stamp is a very delicate image so it calls for a delicate card.
In the UK its a holiday weekend so we have a day off tomorrow as well, lets hope the weather cheers up!