Saturday, 26 June 2010
I used my sunburst stamp the other day as sand on a card here after I had stamped the image I thought that it would also make a lovely summer sun. This is my entry for this weeks PaperPlay challenge which is:
Our theme this week is "It's Sunny Here" and we want to see sun or sunglasses on your projects.
I made my own card blank and with the left over piece decided to have a go at a scrapling.
This sweet little beach hut stamp is by The English Stamp Company and its been sitting on my desk all week, the weather here is beautiful at the moment and all I can think about is spending a lovely day down on the coast. I will have to wait till the school summer holidays before I get the chance to do that!
Friday, 25 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
I can't seem to get away from my poppy stamps at the moment, maybe its because they make me think of long hot summer days!
The challenge at The Daring Cardmakers this week is a sketch challenge, I always find sketches a little tricky, I prefer colour challenges, but its good to tax the brain and try something different.
This is the sketch and the challenge is also sponsored by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker and Sarah's cards there are five prizes up for grabs so why not take a look at their blog.
Monday, 21 June 2010
I just wanted to share with you the stunning card that I received from Jette in Denmark for the June CCC organised by the lovely Deborah. I love everything about this card, the beautiful lilac colours, the addition of the sheet music and the very pretty purple lace. I have added it to my collection of cards from blogging friends, its such fun to look through them and imagine them being created in craft rooms around the world.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
This weeks colour challenge at the Play Date Cafe is "A splash of Blue".
To make the background on this card I first inked the poppy stamp with Broken China distress ink, then I inked my Lace Background stamp with Chipped Sapphire ink, I kissed the two together then stamped onto card. I then embossed with clear embossing powder.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
No cards for me today, but I thought I would post some photographs of Francesca . Yesterday we travelled to Bristol for her Graduation Years Degree show. She has just finished her final year at University and this was the exhibition of all the final pieces.
Sorry about the quality of the photographs but my camera is broken and its had to go to the repair shop, these were taken with a really old one!
Hope to get some crafting in this weekend, its turned cold again so no gardening for me. Hope you are all having a good weekend.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
I have had this Squigglefly image coloured for a while and yesterday I eventually added it to a card. This polka dot BoBunny paper is one of my favourites it also comes in a lovely shade of green and a light blue(there maybe other colours but our local craft shop only has these three colours). Its perfect for backgrounds and is a really nice thick paper.
I didn't have time to upload it yesterday as my camera was playing up but imagine my surprise today when I visited my blogging friend Sannes blog and she has made an almost similar card. The same shape and with the lovely pink paper as a background. We must have been thinking alike at the same time, Sanne you are my crafting twin lol!!
Friday, 11 June 2010
I love the colour combination of this weeks Play Date Cafe Challenge set by Mona so I had to give it a try, colour challenges are my favourite and this was easy to do as these colours are so pretty together.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
I have been so busy lately at work and at home that I have hardly had any crafting time. I did manage to find about an hour today to catch up on a few blogs and have a go at this months Hero Arts challenge of colour layering. I am not really pleased with this card, as I'm not sure if the colour combinations are quite right. Hopefully I will find some time to have another try at the weekend, but in the mean time I thought I would post this anyway.
If you have a spare moment please check out The Paper Craftorium blog, I am lucky enough to be the featured blogger this week, such a surprise and a thrill, its always great when someone spots your work and feels its good enough to be featured!
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Although its school holidays and I usually find lots of time to craft, my mojo decided to go walkabout a couple of days ago. I have spent ages looking through lots of blogs and flickr sites to try and get some inspiration ( there are some truely amazing blogs out there and some wonderful cards).
Early this year lots of people were making these flower pot cards and as I had not tried one, I decided to give it a go.
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Just another quick card with the lovely Hero Arts poppy stamp that I won from Janet I love poppies and love the colour red so a perfect combination for me.
A quick post today, its half term and I am off to town shopping, enjoy your day!