Thursday, 28 July 2011

Stampin' For The Weekend No 13

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge No 13 have  a theme which this week is "Paws for Thought" (Animals... Cats.... Dogs... Anything with 4 legs!!!), so I thought I'd use this cute digital image of a Giraffe. OK so a giraffe doesn't have paws but they DO have 4 legs! I love the colours of this card. When I stamped the giraffe, before colouring the giraffe itself, I used a make up sponge, and got sky blue promarker and daubed the end of the sponge with ink, then made a blue mottled background effect to replicate the sky with wispy clouds, and then I coloured in the giraffe and tree approriately.

Though I've added a few gems to the corners to take the plainness out of the paper, I have tried to keep this card simple as it is intended for a child. 

Thank you for viewing my card!

Papertake Weekly Sketch & Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge

Papertake Weekly Sketch # 58 are asking us to follow a sketch (copied below), I had to slightly move things from the design given, as the image I printed out was a bit too big for the card I had planned but I have stuck to the basic shapes asked for. 

For the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 92, I used either purple or lilac based colours along with the grey for the groom's suit, so this would fit in with the "No Pink or Blue Allowed". 

I've made this a wedding card as I had originally planned to enter this into a "happy ever after" theme but  due to other commitments today, sadly I was too late to enter it into this one.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Alphabet Challenge and Stampalot July Challenge

Hi! The weather here the last few days has been terrible, I think the same can be said for the whole of the UK so I know I'm not alone. I just hope we see a bit more sunshine before the Summer turns eventually to Autumn.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I'm entering my card into 2 challenges today, the theme for the Alphabet Challenge Blog is "K for Kitty Cats" and the Stampalot Challenge  for July is "Anything Goes".
 I started by using my Hougie Board and scoring a brick pattern into some dark brown card, which is slightly smaller than the A5 card blank which I am using for this project.
I had some  stamps  which I printed out some time ago, sorry I forgot where they come from, I cut out the cat after colouring her in a Cool Grey Promarker, and the bowl and window. I stuck some paper behind the window to give the effect of either wallpaper or curtains behind the window, and I placed the cat as if she is sitting on the window ledge, and placed the bowl next to her. 
There was a sentiment which came with the images, which said "Have a Purrfect Day!" so this was purrfect (lol sorry) for the theme of the K for Kitty Cats.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge

The card I made today,  I am entering into the
Their theme this week is "Use Stitching Challenge".

    I intended making an easel card for this challenge originally,  but then I was messing about and made a couple of card blanks and when I looked at this one, I had an idea.
I found some black card, and some silver thread, and remembering a pattern I used to do at school I started to sew a pattern on to  it. Then I found a lovely image I've had for a while, and coloured it with Rose Pink, Mint Green and Red Promarkers.
The card I used was a cream pearlised card which I scored using my Hougie Board, then I used a nice striped but subtle paper to matt onto the card, and found a silk flower in my collection, then used a pink sparkly brad to fix it to the card.  
I fixed some ribbon onto my card with double sided tape, and then I made a bow with the same ribbon and stuck it onto the card.
For the sentiment, I printed out the words Happy Birthday using the Quiggly Wiggly font, then cut it out. 
I then  cut another piece of white card, slightly bigger than the piece with Happy Birthday on, and coloured it with my Rose Pink Promarker.  Then I matted and layered the Happy Birthday piece of card onto it, and then fixed it to the card with double sided foam pads.
I finished the card off by cutting out the image of the girl, and stuck it onto the black stitched diamond shape with foam pads. Then I finished it all off by adding gems to the corners for a little more sparkle.

I hope you like my card, thank you for looking.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge

Hi there,  today I thought I’d enter a challenge over at  Crafty Sentiment Designs  and this week they are challenging us  to 'Craft With A Child'.

I do have children, but they are a bit old now to want to craft with me, so I am going to enter this challenge based on me Crafting for a child, which is also allowed. A son of  a friend of mine is turning 2 years old next week so I took this opportunity to make a simple card for him. 
I  saw a  free stamp which was available last night from Sweet and Sassy Stamps, and the bear is called Rhubarb, he was so sweet, I just had to use it on this card.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Crafty Sentiments "Christmas in June" Challenge

I'm entering this challenge even though all my Christmas crafting items were tucked away in a corner, I felt they needed dusting off, to give them a little "outing" and this challenge from  Crafty Sentiments fitted the card I made perfectly, as their theme is Christmas In June.

The card had an oblong aperture in the front the card, and I stamped the Santa image onto the inside of the card, so it was visible through the aperture. I coloured the Santa Claus' suit, hat and mittens Berry Red, and gave him a caramel coloured belt and boots. I used pearl gems to simulate the snow. Then for the sentiment I  used a stamp which I've had for ages, since the first Christmas I crafted, but not used yet.  I matted that onto red card, and stuck 3 pearl hearts onto the side of the sentiment.

Thank you for viewing my blog, I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Whiff of Joy Blog Candy

Katharina is giving away a fabulous, summer blog candy, 5 Whiff of Joy summer stamps of your choice!!! 
Hurry on over there, it ends on 9th July!
Good luck everyone.