Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 85

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 85  calls, as usual, for a sketch to be followed. As my daughter's 16th birthday is coming up on Sunday, I thought I would incorporate her birthday card with their challenge.
My printer isn't printing out too good right now, so I'm sorry for the quality of the photos which I've put on the card. I  hope my daughter will like it.
I've put an up to date picture of her on the inside of the card with a very sentimental sentiment lol.
I used a white pearlescent A4 piece of card, folded in half for the card blank. Then I  used a magenta piece of card for the back ground of the card, and a purple piece of mulberry paper.
On the piece of card which I stuck the pictures of her, I edged this with a gold holographic border peeloff. I finished it off with a "Wonderful Daughter" peel off, as this summed her up completely. Of course, I had to add a 16 in there somewhere, so I put that on the top centre of the card.
I hope you like my card.

Crafty Sentiments # 34 & Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 100

I was asked to make a card  for a friend who is mad on pink and purple, but I was stuck for a design or what to put on it, then I saw a couple of challenges and decided to combine making a card with doing a couple of challenges at the same time.
The people over at Crafty Sentiments are asking us to "use a digi", well that was simple! The other challenge from Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  is that we follow their sketch design. Again, pretty simple!
I used a plain white square card blank which I bought from my local craft shop, then I added some lovely purple  mulberry paper which I have had in my craft box for ages, waiting for the right moment to use it. Today was the day! Then I added some pink card to the left hand side, and out of the same card, I punched a butterfly to use as part of the design instead of a second smaller circle. I added a felt glittery piece of ribbon and 3 gems for embellishment and topped it all off with a digi stamp which I won 2 weeks ago on another challenge!
As the card is for quite a young person I kept the card very simple, and I tried to make it "touchy feely" as she has learning difficulties and she loves feeling different textures. I thought with the smoothness of the card, the suede feeling of the ribbon, and the fact its glittery would attract her, and of course the mulberry paper is very tactile too.
My card is pictured below, I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Creative Inspirations Challenge # 42 & Alphabet Challenge Blog

I've entered this card which I've made, into 2 different challenges this week. The first challenge was to make a card for Creative Inspirations Challenge # 42 which isn't square or rectangular, and the other challenge was the Alphabet Challenge Blog , the theme for this week is "S for Scallops". 

I found a design for making a cross shaped card, which you could use for Christmas or Easter, so I based my card on this. I cut it out of Lilac coloured card, and used 3 of my scalloped Nestability dies, cutting different coloured coordinated cards and layering them up to create a centre piece for the cross. I used some silver large and smaller gems to embellish the cross' centre, and then I placed gold border peel off's, which had a scalloped design to it, to border the card. I then stuck some straight border edging  peel off's to decorate out from the centre of the design, then  placed a pink gem at the end of each of these.
I have photographed my card, and this is pictured below. I hope you like it.

Friday Sketchers Blog Challenge # 118

I had intended to enter this card into 2 challenges, then I realised that the image I used wasn't correct for the other challenge, so this is just being entered into the Friday Sketchers Blog and the challenge was to follow the sketch, which this week was pretty complicated as you can see below.

First of all I found some papers in my craft stash which matched each other, and then I laid out the papers  and cut them and layered them into the pattern which was asked for.
I mounted all the designer papers onto a gold mirror card.
Rather than adding another piece of paper onto the design, I stamped the design onto the top piece of designer paper and coloured them in coordinating colours to match the  colour.
I hope you like my card, which is pictured below.
Thank you for taking time to view the card I've made. 

Friday, 3 September 2010

ABC Challenge, Promarker Challenge, Belli Challenge, Crafty Creations Challenge, Truly Scrumptious Challenge & Penny's Challenge

Wow what a lot of challenges I've entered for today's cardmaking challenge. This is, by far, the most I've entered one card into for quite a while, so here goes, here's the challenges which I have entered my card into.
1) Penny's Challenges # 37 - Happy Birthday Challenge
2)Truly Scrumptious Challenge # 40 - Use sketch & added option of adding a knot to the design
3) The ABC Challenge - C is for Charms
5) Belli Challenge # 99 - Old Stamps
6) Crafty Creations Challenge # 83 - White plus one other colour

I've used a white card blank, and added various brown papers and card from my craft stash to the front, to fit in with the sketch design. 
I used a few different brown promarkers also, and with the white ribbon which is knotted, plus the white birthday banner and the white background on the stamp, this also fits in with the white plus one other colour challenge too. The stamp is a digital stamp which I've had for ages, so this fits in with the "old stamps" challenge. The charm I've used is a teddy bear charm, though you probably can't see that on the photo, but take my word for it, it is!
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm mad about Teddy Bears, so this card was a delight to make, I hope you like my card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thanks for taking the time to view my card!

Flutterby Wednesday's Challenge # 120, Creative Inspirations Challenge and Simon Says Stamps Challenge

I have made a card today to fit in with several challenges.
I used a pastel green card blank, and found some lovely pink card to use. I love this pink, it's so vibrant.
I've had an angel digital stamp for a while and as one of the challenges  calls for angels, I decided to use this, plus the colours I needed to use fitted in with the stamp too. I used some antique lace which I've had in my storage box for ages, and this in fact was from my mum's sewing box from many years ago. I finished it off using some pearls for decoration along the bottom.
The challenges I have entered this card into are as follows:

1)  Flutterby Wednesday's Challenge # 120 - Follow Sketch & use a butterfly, fairy or angel on it
2) Creative Inspirations Challenge - Pastel Green, Pink & Cream
3) Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Pearls & Lace

The sketch image is below along with the photo of the card I made.
Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge # 48

The card I made today was one I made by following the recipe and sketch given by Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge # 48.

The recipe is: 
1) Use the sketch (pictured below).
2) Use your favourite colour.
3) Use your favourite image.

I used papers in my craft stash, and I used  a heart border peel off to edge the card. I used one of my SWALK stamps, which I love so much right now. I backed this with silver mirror card and I used one of my favourite combinations of colours, which is pale blue, and pale pink.
I put all of this onto a Cream Pearlescent C5 Card.
I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thanks for taking the time to look!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge

I made a card today to fit in with the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge.
The sketch they gave is below, and I've photographed my card for you to see.
The stamp I used is one which I got as a free gift on a magazine last week, but he's soooooooo cute. 
I cut 2 oval shaps with my nestability dies, the 2 larger sizes. 
I also stamped Happy Birthday sentiment  from the same set as the hedgehog stamp, and stuck this to the card with foam pads.
I used some decorative papers, which I've had  for a while, and mounted this onto a square Lilac Card blank.
Though the sketch design shows different shaped circles on the right corner, I thought I'd change it by putting stars on it, but in the same pattern.
I hope you like my card.