Friday, 28 January 2011

Alphabet Challenge Blog

I made this card for my daughter's boyfriend's 18th birthday, which is on Sunday, but I couldn't  pass the opportunity by and not enter it into a challenge, so I'm entering it into the Alphabet Challenge Blog who's challenge this week is "M for Men"
I bought the football decoupage from Wilkinson's in town.
I got the "18" from a craft shop in town to go on the card, and matted and layered up a Congratulations sentiment and added some gold ribbon  to it.
My card is pictured below.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

I Love Promarkers Challenge, Truly Scrumptious Challenge and The ABC Challenge

I have made a card to enter into 3 challenges today. 
The card blank I used was a magenta colour but it looks slightly reddish on the picture but it really is pink. I'm saying this because one of the challenges I'm entering into is a colour challenge.
Here are the challenges I'm entering today: 
1) I Love Promarkers No 49 - KISS Keep It Sweet & Simple
2) Truly Scrumptious No 49 - Colour Challenge Brown, Pink & Green
3) The ABC Challenge- M is for Magical. There was an optional extra of a sketch to follow but I didn't do this part as it was a bit fussy and it wouldn't have fitted in with the Promarkers challenge.

The promarker colours I used for this challenge were  Cinnamon for the hair, Baby Pink for the tights, wings and belt, Rose Pink for the shading on wings, Ivory for the skin, Magenta for the tights, bow and belt and Lime Green for the dress.
I used a Magenta A4 card folded in half to make an A5 sized card.
I cut some green embossed hand made craft paper and placed this on the card. Then I used a digital image which I bought yesterday and coloured it  in, cutting it out and adding it to front of the card with foam pads, to give it depth. Then, on the wings, I used Anita's 3D clear gloss finish, to give the wings a bit more definition. It's a shame it hasn't shown up on the photo, as it looks really effective. To finish, I added a pale pink ribbon on the left, I clipped the corners with a rounded corner punch and I used some alphabet clear stamp letters for the greeting. As the card colour was quite dark, you couldn't see the inked greeting too well so I went over it with a thin marker to make it stand out more.
Sorry about the blurry picture, my hands were shaking taking the picture, and this was the only  one I had which showed the colours best.

I hope you like my card. Thank you for taking the time to view my blog.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Truly Scrumptious Challenge No. 48

When I made this card for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog last night I was feeling less than well. I had planned so much for it and nothing went to plan. Not to mention spilling something onto the project half way through and having to disguise the mark with something or start it all over again.

Anyway, eventually I got it finished!

The challenge was to follow the sketch given, which I did. Rather than use a stamped image, I thought I'd use a decoupaged image as I felt it fitted in rather nicely. Hopefully this will be ok. I decided to rotate the image too, as it fitted in better with the picture I was using.
Though I didn't actually set out to include the optional extra of "Dreaming of Summer",  looking at the woman's face on the picture, she looks like she's daydreaming so she very well could be!
I hope you enjoy my card, thank you for taking the time to view my blog! 

4 Challenges, 1 Card!

I made this card last night, hoping to incorporate it into 3 challenges at first, but then realising I could enter it into 4.
2 of the challenges are for Thank You cards, one offers a sketch and the other asks to make a card for a man or boy. Listed below are the challenges I have entered into and below that is the sketch and photo of my card. 

1) Crafty Sentiments Challenge - "Thank You card"
4) Forever Friends Challenge Blog  - Card for man or boy

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, I hope you have a good day! 

Love Karen xx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy 2011!!!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm sorry it's a bit late, but I've only thought to do this now. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! 
Here's to a fantastic crafting year ahead! 
Karen xxxx