Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Colour Create Challenge and Cupcake Craft Challenge

Hi everyone!
I am turning into a nocturnal card maker. All the cards I've made lately seem to have been made in the late evening or very early morning.
My brain doesn't seem to want to switch off at night, and I find myself thinking about making cards, so then I get on with one to enter into a challenge.
It's quieter at that time of the night anyway, I don't have the kids interrupting me every 5 seconds at least lol (not that I mind, that's all part of being a parent)
OK, onto my card. 
This card I would like to enter into the 2 different challenges as follows:-

1)  Colour Create Challenge # 38 - Colour theme Red, white/off white, chocolate and pink
2)  Cupcake Craft Challenge #78 - Theme "Keep It Simple"

I coloured the image in with Promarker Pens, colours used are Berry Red, Vanilla (which I used as the off white for the card challenge), baby pink, yellow for the rose otherwise you might not of seen it over the red coat, Cocoa and Chocolate. I also used a small amount of forest green, for the rose stem.
All card stock was bought from The Paper Mill, and the sentiment is from my craft stock.

I hope you like the card I've made, which is pictured below.
Sorry for the quality of the picture, I'm not quite sure what happened as they all came out the same.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

I Love Promarkers, Cute Card Thursday, Dareu2digistamp & Alphabet Challenges

I haven't been feeling too good the last few days as I've got a Sinus Infection, and this has thrown my balance out too so I hope I have included everything on this that I need to. I'll remember to add the photo of the card at least, as last week I entered a challenge and then had to be prompted by a friend that I had forgotten to put it on!(does help if you want to be in with a chance to win lol)

I  entered this card into several challenges today.
The challenges I've entered this card into are:-
1)  I Love Promarkers Challenge #1  - follow sketch given and use Pink & Brown.
2) Cute Card Thursday Challenge #99 - In the Name of Love.
3) dareu2digistampchallenge #31 - Use Your Punches and use a digital image
4) Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pink

I have altered the image given slightly, by making background of the card "unequal" pieces of card instead of the same, and I have rotated it, as I felt it looked more interesting that way. I hope you agree.
The card I have used was bought from The Paper Mill and the image is a digital image I've downloaded.
I embellished it with some pink and brown gems/pearls (though they look red in the photo they are definitely pink).
As the digital image was of Cupid, I felt this tied in with the "In the Name of Love" theme, and also I added a "With Love" sentiment.
I have used a corner punch to give the corner of the card I cut,  a different pattern, rather than it being plain, and also this ties in with the "use your punches" theme.
As one of the challenges asked for pink and brown, and another challenge asked for pink, I have tied these in together as well.
I hope you enjoy my card.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Whats your favourite.....

I'm curious here, I was wondering what your favourite craft item is. 
It could even be a tool or something you've bought to make things easier.
No prize for answers but I was curious to know my crafting friends favourites. It might also give me a tip on things to buy in the future, if you rate them that highly.
Mine has to be my promarker pens and my decoupage spring action scissors!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Crafty Sentiments Challenge, Passion for Promarkers Challenge & Crafty Creations Challenge

I saw the sketch given by Crafty Sentiments and, along with the colour scheme, I was so tempted to try it, and then I saw a few other challenges I could fit in too, I hope you like my card below.

Crafty Sentiments - Blue & White
Passion For Promarkers - Using colours Agean, Sky Blue & Cool Aqua
Crafty Creations #54- Theme "Friends"

All card stock I've used was bought from The Paper Mill, the image was a digital image downloaded from the internet and the sentiment was a "friends sentiment", "good friends are like quilts, they age with you but never lose their warmth" which I printed onto pale blue cardstock.

One Card - Six Challenges!

Not having made a card for a few days, I thought I'd have a go at making one and including it in quite a few challenges.
I've had a few personal challenges of my own the last few days, so this is my first opportunity to make one.
The challenges I'm hoping to enter my card into are:-
2) A Spoon Full of Sugar #90 - recipe of 1 each of patterned paper, embossing, button & ribbon
3) The Pink Elephant Challenge #53 - Mushy Gushy Valentine
5) Truly Scrumptious Challenge #25 - Sketch, with additional buttons & bows

This is a wonderful sketch to follow, I really enjoyed making it.
I printed out some valentine papers which I downloaded some time ago, and embossed some plain red cardstock which I had bought from The Paper Mill some time ago.
A few days ago, I bought some thin ribbon from HobbyCraft which has just opened near me, and I used some double sided tape on the back to stick down onto the card.
Instead of the flower on the design, I used a bow, topped with a button, to tie in with one of the challenges.
To finish the card, I used a silver peel off for the sentiment.
The picture on the front of the card is an image of a cavalier king charles spaniel, which looks very much like my dog Sam. 
As I love him loads, I wanted to express it in this valentines card.
Below is the sketch which I followed and the card which I've made.
Thank you for looking! 
Love, Karen xx

Monday, 8 February 2010

One Stop Craft Challenge No. 66

I had planned to make this card over the weekend but with one thing and another, including my health, it had to be put off till this morning.
The One Stop Craft challenge No. 66  this week is a colour challenge, they ask that we use apple green, chocolate and Clotted Cream. That colour combination sounded almost good enough to eat! 
I was slightly disappointed as I had planned to use some lovely apple green card which I knew I had, but when I went to use it, something must've been spilt onto it at some time as it was all marked, so I  had to use more chocolate and cream, than green.
Originally I had planned to incorporate it in with another challenge but in my half asleep state I forgot to add an essential item which was needed to complete the other challenge, so this card is being entered solely for the One Stop Craft Challenge.
I hope you enjoy viewing my card, I look forward to reading your comments.

Love and best wishes, 
Karen xx

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Floral Fantasies Blog Challenge to mark Sirstampalot's move to new premises & ABC Challenge

I absolutely adore going to Sirstampalot so you can imagine how delighted I was to hear they were moving to a bigger premises,  I haven't been there for a while, even though they are fairly close to where I live, because I found it quite hard to get round in my wheelchair, so you can imagine my delight when I found out there was a challenge by Floral Fantasies to mark Sirstampalot moving to their new premises. The theme is "Moving", now I was going to do the usual thing, ie a removal van etc, but then I needed to make a car card for a friend's brother and he wanted it with a racing theme, so I have decided this is the card I am going to enter into the challenge. Sirstampalot's blog  is well worth visiting too, I would recommend it.
I also have entered this card into the ABC Challenge, their theme is "New", and everything I have used on the card is new, so this fits into their challenge too.
I printed out a car and chequered flag, all I did was cut out the car, colour it in Promarker's Berry Red, which I had only got yesterday morning and then use double sided tape to attach it to acetate, which I mounted into a card I had bought online. 
As the boy was 13, I used a silver peel off and stuck it onto the car door, as a racing car would be.
I hope you like my card, please feel free to leave a comment if you wish.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge #76, One Stop Craft Challenge #65 & Crafty Sentiments #3

This is a very simple but, I think, effective card.
The 3 challenges I wish to enter this card for, are as follows:-
1) Cupcake Craft Challenge #76 - Four Legged & Furry
2) One Stop Craft Challenge #65 - "Make it personal"
3) Crafty Sentiments #3 - to follow the sketch (below)
The digital stamp image of the mouse is gorgeous isn't it? Rather than choosing what I thought would be the obvious, ie  a dog or cat,  for the four legged and furry, I thought I'd choose something different.
I personalised it by adding a "special son" text to it.

All the card I used was card stock from The Paper Mill, and the peel off text I used was from my stock which I bought ages ago online.

Thank you for looking at my card.