It really would be worth your time to look at Karen's Doodles Doodle Diva'sblog. If you haven't then you don't know what you are missing, these digital images are outstanding and so cheap too. Hop on over and have a look because not only will you want to purchase them all they have 11 of the first images created as blog candy but wait they are not digital they have been made into rubber.
Apologies for the gem in the centre of one of the flowers being out of line, as it was laying drying it obviously moved. I tried unsticking it but it's well and truly stuck on the card and I don't want to ruin the card by trying to move it.
The sketch I've followed is below and the picture of the card I made for the challenge is below that.
I enjoyed making this card, and loved using glitter again, I've not used it for a while, though I'm not sure why. I used the glitter on the presents the girl in the image is holding, and on the flowers I punched out.
I felt the colours of the papers fitted in well with the "vintage" theme as,
quite often, those colours were used.
The cardstock I used was from The Paper Mill, and the backing papers were from Papermania Regency Signature range, I also punched the flowers out of this paper too.
I didn't have a pattern like on the image (the pointed piece of card at the bottom of the image), so I cut one out by hand as best as I could.
The glitter I used was Stickles Diamond. I find this one changes colour slightly depending on the background you apply it to. ie, it looks a different colour on the presents than it looks on the flowers, yet it's the same stickles that I've used.
I hope you enjoy my card as much as I had making it!
I decided to rotate the sketch clockwise as my image fitted better that way.
The items I have made this card with were all card stock from The Paper Mill. I used a christmas stamp and coloured it in with promarkers, used a few gem stones and some christmas ribbon and voila! here's the card!
Anyone that knows me, knows I love bears, so I never have a problem with making a forever friends card. I wanted to include in the sketch from Friday Sketchers as I loved the design of the sketch but at the same time it looked simple yet classic, if you know what I mean.
I attempted making an easel card yesterday, which fits into several challenges.
I'm quite happy with the results. Instead of using a brad or button to hold the top part of the card up, I have stuck the sentiment with foam pads to the base, so it is slightly higher than the rest of the card, so this holds the back of the card up.
As this was only originally a "test" card (to see if I could do it) I used spare bits of card. I had some green, gold and red card which I had left over from last years' christmas cards and just added a Father Christmas stamp and sentiment.
The challenges this is being entered into is as follows:-
A good friend of mine whose own daughter had cancer a few years ago, has been supporting a family whose little boy, aged 3, has an incurable tumour. I've been concerned for the family of course, and sent my wishes and love on to them whenever possible. He's been in agony with all this bless him. Well tonight, he lost his fight for life.
He lived far beyond expectations. There were so many times the doctors didn't think he would live past a certain time but he did.
I am sure his family will probably never even see this blog but I wanted this to be my tribute to a wonderful little boy, Callum Cullinan.
Wahooooooooooooooo Yay me! I just won my first challenge, over at Dutch Dare Card Challenges! I was starting to lose hope to be honest, but here I am now, with a stamp set on the way to me!
So to any of you that haven't won yet, or who haven't won anything for a while, persevere, because it really does happen!
I'm sure you will all see my new stamps incorporated into my cards once I receive them.
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a good day.
I'm going to have a go later at making my first Easel Card, I've seen a few challenges that are asking for them so this is the perfect opportunity to find out how to do one and to enter it into a challenge at the same time.
I made this card earlier today but I had to go rescue the dog as he ran away, I only got a few yards from the front door before I fell over and then had to come back in, the dog is back now so thats good, but I'm listing this card on here and then going to lay down.
The card I have made is being entered into the "Crafty Calendar Challenge for this month, and the topic is "Weather". The extra options are "Pearls".
The card is from my local craft shop and the pearls are from my craft stash which I've had for ages.
There are several posts for today. Please scroll down for further posts, thank you.
This card fits into 2 challenges, one of them for the sketch which has been provided for us by Charismacardz Challenge #44 and the other to fit the colour scheme which is "G for Green" from ABC Challenge
The colour promarker pens I have used to colour this image are: Ivory, Berry Red, Cinnamon, Henna, Forest Green, Olive Green, Grass Green, Pastel Green & Lime Green. I also took the opportunity to use my new die which I bought yesterday which gave me a wonderful scrolling decorative corner. I cut this out of Green Mirror Card.
I used all my spare craft items for this card. I recoloured a "With Love" sentiment to match in with the colours needed for the challenge, and I also coloured in the gem, bottom right, to make this green.
They gave a sketch to follow which is below. I used some christmas backing papers which I had in my craftbox, and used some classic red card to use as a layering. I also used this same card to use a circular punch on, on which I stuck a Happy Christmas Peeloff.
The image I used (not sure of the name, sorry) was stamped for me by my very good friend Kim (Thanks Kim!x) but it was coloured in by me, using Berry Red, grey, and Forest Green Promarkers.The holly is an image I found online and printed out.
I'm pleased how this card finished. I hope you enjoyed my card!
I have been asked to make a card for a little girl who is 3 years old tomorrow. She is a huge Tigger fan and I was thinking of colouring in an image but then my very good friend Kim has the use sometimes of a Cricut machine at a crafting class she goes to and she cut this image out for me and posted it.
I wanted to keep the card itself plain but pretty, but I wanted to focus on the gorgeous Tigger.
For the little girls name I printed it out on card and then cut it out.
The "Happy Birthday" and "3" is actually a peel off which I don't tend to use that often nowadays but looked great once I had coloured them in with a black promarker. Also the stars are peel off's but I left these the original colour.
The background to Tigger was die cut on my Big Shot machine using the Scalloped Square Nestablilities.
I used one of the Papermania Ornate Punches for the corners, cut as close to the corners as possible so it would appear as if the corner of the cards had been cut away.
I then used a scalloped square nesties to cut the diamond shape then used the 3rd smaller nestie to cut it again to make a "frame".
I then used a smaller square scalloped nestie again to use the inner square.
I hope you like my card, I'm quite proud of this one! Please see below for my card! Please believe me this card is really white and not cream, I didn't use a flash when I took a picture so it came out darker than it should have.
Welcome to my new look blog! Thanks to my son Martyn who has just finished a 2 year Media Course at college. He's done quite a few "photoshop" jobs for people, and loves playing around with things like this, so the other night, I asked him to have a go at giving me a unique looking blog. All the background pics are cards of mine or items that I use for crafting!
Treehouse Stamps Challenge # 20 - The theme of this challenge is Embossing, either heat, dry or faux. I chose dry embossing and embossed the lilac piece of card with a cuttlebug embosser.This challenge will be on for a week till the 29th October 2009.
Have had a few days break from blogging and cardmaking due to not being well.
I've just made this Christmas card though, and I would like to incorporate it into 2 different challenges.
The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge team have set a sketch for us to follow, I wasn't sure which image to use but then I remembered on Saturday I bought a new Forever Friends stamp, so this fits in with the Forever Friends Challenge. As the theme for the forever friends challenge is "Christmas" and this wasn't originally a Christmas stamp, I have added some christmassy papers to the card, and I have stamped holly and a "With love at Christmas" sentiment around the image.
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MESSAGE OF THE DAY, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR OTHER POSTS, THANK YOU!
I am a happy bunny today!
I popped into my local Coleman's store in town today to get a few crafting bits and pieces, (ended up spending too much as usual!) and had a chat to the girl assistant there, and she said she's going to Hobbycraft tomorrow.I said how there isn't one near here, and where was the nearest one, she said the nearest to here is Northampton, BUT she said one is being built near here! I asked where, she said in Eye, I nearly fell off my scooter as I live about a Mile away from there!!!! Looking at the map on the hobbycraft site though when I got home, it looks like it will be a couple miles from my house.
Imagine that, a Hobbycraft almost on your doorstep! Excellent!
It isn't opening till Spring next year, but it's something to look forward to!
I'm 50 years old and I have 2 children, Martyn, aged 23, and Kayleigh, aged 18. Martyn is the artist of the family and loves drawing but also does film editing. He just became a daddy for the 1st time to his little girl Ella. Kay has now left college and has just become a mum to Gabrielle Louise. I'm single & live in Peterborough.I've always loved making cards for people, I started by printing cards out for my friends & family. Then I picked up a few card making kits in a shop in town in 2004 and the rest is history!
I love animals.We have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Sam who is totally bonkers (you have to be to live in our house lol). I also have 3 cats, Beckii, Dopey and Tiggs and a hamster that's the kids pet.
In 2004 I had an accident in which I permanently damaged my spine & left me in constant pain. It's difficult most of the time for me to get out the house, while being stuck in the house, I find cardmaking keeps me sane.
I want to make more friends with the same hobby as me, so I took my friend Kim's advice and made this blog to help me on the road to achieving that, and sharing my creations with all my friends.