Thursday, 19 August 2010

I Love Promarkers # 28 & OCC Sketch Challenge OCCSC29

I  made this card this morning to fit in with 2 challenges.
The I Love Promarkers # 28 challenge blog has a theme this week, entitled "The Seaside", so I found a digital image from my images stored on my PC, and coloured them in using pale yellow, dark blue, poppy red, brown and ivory promarkers. 
The OCC Sketch Challenge Blog gave a sketch to follow, which I have put below.
 I stuck them onto a pale blue card, which I die cut using a nestability die. I used a blue ribbon and some paper from my craft stash to back it all off, and added a sentiment and a button for decoration.
I hope you're all having a good day xx

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Crazy4challenges C3C50 Blog Challenge

I just had to enter this challenge when I saw it. Anyone that knows me personally will know that I love Elvis Presley's music, and the man himself, so when I saw Crazy4challenges C3C50 Blog's challenge for this week, and I saw that the theme was "music somehow on your card", also saying that if you used an Elvis stamp I would get double points, I couldn't resist entering it!

I have had an Elvis stamp for ages, which I bought on Ebay from someone in America, and though I have used it to make cards for friends, I haven't had chance to enter it into any challenges, but now is the time for it to make it's challenge premiere!
The backing paper I used was Hollywood Greats, which also depicted an image of the man himself. I used some dark paper, cut from the Hollywood Greats pack, to back the white card which I stamped the Elvis image onto. Then I sprinkled some Clear Glossing powder onto the stamp, and heat embossed it with my heat gun.
I finished it off with a Black and Gold Happy Birthday peel off.
 I hope you like my card.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

A Thousand Sheets of Paper Blog Candy!

Amy over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper is giving away some  candy which can't be missed, she is giving away sooooo much!
To start with, she is offering 200 sheets of 6 x 6 paper to 5 lucky people! (1000 sheets in all)
Also she's giving this lot too!

  • Sweet November Coral Reefweaver, Chanter Heartsong, Coriander Fairy and Darby & Penelope
  • CC Designs Lil Emma Bug, Cherry Emma and Halloween Hansel
  • The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Dressy set, Fairy Chloe and Fairy Eva
  • Tickled Pink Lil Lolita Ivy and 60's Mod Ivy
  • Simply Betty Stamps Lola and Miller
  • Stamping Bella Maisy Ketto
  • Christy Croll Appley bowl Huggabug (since I couldn't include one of her fab Tiddly inks digis)
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Fairy Girl
  • Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girl "Just a girl"
  • Kraftin' Kimmie Drucilla and lots of little extras
  • Lili of the Valley Tiptoe fairy
The closing date for this blog candy is 3rd September.
Good luck everyone!
Picture of both the cards and the stamps on offer are pictured below!


Friday, 6 August 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog # 40, Sir Stampalot Blog August Challenge & Dutch Dare Card Challenge # 83

I made this card this morning to fit in with 3 different challenges.
All card I bought from The Paper Mill and Hobby Craft, I used some gold peel offs and I used a Sugar Nellie Image on it as well to fit in with one of the challenges. I used a patterned circular template to cut out the aperture on the front of the card by hand, and instead of putting an insert into the card, I  put used another piece of coordinating card, and I stamped the image onto that, so it shows through the aperture.
For the bling, I used a sparkly card but this doesn't show up very well on the photo, sorry about that, I also used a pearl brad on the centre of the flower, which I cut out for embellishment.
On the sketch which Sugar Bowl Challenge have given us to follow, it shows a pattern around the image, instead of using card and laying it into a pattern, I re created the pattern by using peel off's and laying them on the front of the card in the same pattern for a more subtle effect.

The Challenges I'm entering are as follows:-
1) Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog # 40  -  Do It Yourself!
3) Dutch Dare Card Challenge # 83  -  Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Sunday, 1 August 2010


As anyone who knows me will know, I absolutely adore bears, so I had to have a go at the challenge this week which Just Cute Bears Challenge Blog have set for us.
The challenge is "anything but square ... AND include a tag".
They also don't mind if you include decoupage, and I've been dying to use this decoupaged bear which I bought a while ago.
First of all I cut a piece of white cardstock to 10" x 5" and I made a Spring Card out of it. 
I had some delightful pink mirriboard with a lovely pattern on it which I cut down to use on the base. Then I had some silver card and I used that as a base on the diamond part of the card, embossed it a little,  then stuck  the bear decoupage over it. This has hidden some of the embossing I did, but never mind.
I attached a brad to a sentiment tag saying "birthday" and added that onto the card, then added a few silver gems for a finishing touch.
As the bear was metallic, from Dufex, the flash from the camera bleached out the bear's image a little bit, so I'm sorry about that. I tried to take a picture without flash, but it came out too dark.

Thank you for taking the time to view my card. I hope you enjoy it as much  as I did making it.