Sunday, 31 January 2010

Promarker Challenge #36 & A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #88

I am happy to show you my next card, which I intend to  enter into 2 different challenges (to be honest it was going to be 3 but as I was entering it, I noticed I was too late for the other one which must've finished last night)

The 2 different challenges are as follows:-

1)  Promarker Challenge #36 - Pastel Green & Blossom
2)  A Spoonful of Sugar #88 - Theme "freestyle" (anything you like)

All the card I used was bought from The Paper Mill, the decorative corners are die cuts which I've cut out of mint green card (it was the nearest I had to pastel green).
I got some new digital images the other day and so I decided to print and colour one in with my promarker pens, Pastel green which I already had and Blossom which I had to buy so I could enter this (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it lol)

My card is below, I hope you like it!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Forever Friends Challenge & Creative Inspirations Challenge

Anyone that knows me, will know that I absolutely adore bears, specially Forever Friends bears, so their challenge is never a challenge for me. This week I have incorporated it with the sketch supplied by Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Forever Friends Challenge - Quick & Simple

All the card I have used is from The Paper Mill, the forever friends image has been stamped onto plain white card, and cut in a circular punch.
Behind the circular card is some nice shimmery gold card which came with the Forever Friends Kit which I am still using  bits of, which I have found to be wonderful value for money.
I finished the card off with some Silver gems.
I hope you like the card I've made.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Crafty Sentiments Challenge #2, Stamp Scrap & Doodle, Papertake Weekly & Promarkers Challenge

I am entering this card I have made into 4 Challenges, hopefully!
The challenges are as follows:-

1)  Crafty Sentiments Sketch Challenge #2 - Sketch & added option "brads"
3) Papertake Weekly - Pink
4) Promarkers Challenge - Any Colours & Theme "Girls, Girls, Girls"

I followed the sketch which Crafty Sentiments set for us to follow, and I attached the flowers with brads, to complete the challenge. I also used pink card, and coloured the stamped image pink (obviously I had to use different colours  as I didn't think it appropriate that she had pink hair as well). The butterflies on the card represented the spring, and of course the stamped image is of a girl, so I could complete the theme of the promarkers challenge.
I also used peeloffs on this card for decoration and borders, as I haven't used them for a while.
The card I made is pictured below I hope you like it.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #96, Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge, C.R.A.F.T Challenge and Treehouse Thursday Challenge # 33

OK here, goes, I've made a card  today which I hope to incorporate into 4 different challenges, hopefully this will all work as I don't usually make a card to fit into as many challenges as this at once.
The challenges I am hoping to enter this card into are as follows:

1)  Cute Card Thursday #96 - Fairy Fantastic
4)  Treehouse Thursday Challenge #33 - Get Well Wishes

I used my Nestability scalloped square die, and turned it so it was a diamond shape, then I die cut a "Love" die and placed 2 parts of these at the top of the card. Then I mounted onto foam pads a rectangular  base for the "Get Well Soon" peel off which I used for the "text". As Love was also to be included, I placed some random peel off hearts around the card.
I wanted to keep the design of the card fairly simple, as there were so many challenges to include into this card, so I haven't entered it into any particular "sketch" challenge, I designed it myself.
The card I made is below, I hope you like the card.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge & Stamp Challenges Blogspot

I have entered this card into 2 challenges 
The challenges are as follows:- 
1) Stampin' for the Weekend - Fiona's sketch to follow (pictured below)
2) Stamp Something Challenge - theme Blue and White

All the card and papers I bought from the Paper Mill shop near me, and also I bought the flowers from there too, which are from the Papermania range.
I hope you like my card.

Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC # 69 and One Stop Craft Challenge # 63

I have entered this card into 2 different challenges, the first being Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC # 69  where they've asked us to follow a sketch (below)  and the other one being One Stop Craft challenge # 63 where their theme is to use fancy edges or corners.
All the card I have used is from The Paper Mill. I fancied using a red white and blue colour coordination for some reason.
The pattern I used, was a fleur de lys borderability die.
The car stamp I've used simply because it fitted the small square which I had die cut out.

I Love Promarkers Challenge #7 and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

I have entered this card I've made into 2 challenges, the first being a challenge for I LOVE PROMAKERS, this was to follow a sketch, and the other one is for STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY which has the theme for "Friendship" and using the colours Black White and Silver.
The card blank I used was from The Works, kindly given to me by my friend Paula as a present, The decorative edge is a borderabilities fleur de lys die.
I coloured a stamp with black promarker pen, stamped onto white card which I got from the Paper Mill, and embellished it with a handbag, fan and some gems. 
Finishing it off with silver peel off letters spelling out "dear friend"
I hope you like my card.

Carol's Sketch Fun # 18

I don't have a lot of time today so my descriptions will be short but sweet I'm afraid.
The challenge  from Carol's Sketch Fun was to follow a sketch, the sketch is below. 
I bought some new papermania papers from a local craft shop and thought I'd go for a dramatic black and white look, so thought I'd put them to good use.
I hope you like the card I've made.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Friday Sketchers Blog & Cupcake Craft Challenge

I made this card by following the sketch (above) from Friday Sketchers Blog #85

and I also incorporated it into the Cupcake Craft Challenge #73, which has a theme "Going Girly".
The papers I used were papermania papers, and all the card I used is from The Paper Mill.
I used a small circular punch, and punched a circle out of some white card, then I stuck a peeloff to it to decorate it a little.
I hope you like the card I made, thank you for looking!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Crazy For Challenges C4C19 Challenge


This card I've made is for the Crazy For Challenges C4C19 Challenge.
The card i have used are from The Paper Box and also some which my friend Paula gave me (thanks Paula!) which she got from The Works.
I thought I'd keep the colours pretty simple, but I made it as a birthday card to fit in with the Birthday challenge which Crazy for Challenges asked for.
I hope you enjoyed viewing my card. Thank you.

Promarker Challenge #33 and ABC Challenge

Hi everyone! This is my first card of the year.
I'm entering this card into 2 different challenges.The first challenge is for the Passion for Promarkers Challenge #33.The theme is Love and they asked that I follow a sketch, which is pictured below, so I have done so.

 I'm quite pleased how this turned out, though the heart I made out of gems  didn't quite turn out to be too heart shaped, sorry for that.
I have used my new Fleur De Lys Borderability dies which I got just before Christmas, and haven't used them till now. I laid 2 strips of them back to back and made a fancy background for the picture I used. 
All the card stock I used was from The Paper Box and also from my friend Paula who bought me some packs of cards from The Works as a get well present! Thank you Paula! 

The other challenge I'm entering this card in is the ABC Challenge  which theme this week is 
"L is for Layering".
I, of course, have layered up the card in several places. Not only on the background card but also on the card which I placed image onto.

I hope you like my card, which is pictured below!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy 2010 xx

Hi Everyone!
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.
My Christmas was hectic, like most mums, but we had a nice time celebrating. Then we went away for a few days as part of our Christmas present to each other. However, while we were there, we caught some sort of virus and so, from New Year's Eve till now we have all been very ill with a sickness and tummy virus. I also managed to catch the flu on top of all that and have contracted a chest infection from that.
I wondered why my sickness was lasting longer than the children, till the doctor explained to me this morning that 2 of my medications react  to me not having food inside me, this was, in itself, making me sick too ( you may have noticed, i don't do things by halves lol).
So  now I am on complete rest, and am being advised to NOT take my medication till the sickness finishes (as one of these is pretty addictive, it's easier said than done so will have to work out what to do with that).
Due to all this, I can't  make any cards yet. 
Also when I do get back to crafting I need to rethink my craft room (which doubles up as a dining room at Christmas/New Year) so when I put everything back in there, I will need to work out where it all goes to make it easier for crafting in the coming year.
I'd like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a wonderful 2010 with many happy hours of crafting to come.
Lots of love, 
Karen xxxx