Saturday, July 31, 2010
Beautiful day here in Tasmania, we are still in winter but the days are glorious.
Christmas in July has appeared again and I love making Christmas cards so her is my lastest effort. It doesn't show too well on the photo but I have put a layer of glitter under the red 'border' so that it shows beneath the punched holes. I am entering it into 6 challenges and they are:
Mo's Digital challenge - Chrismas in July
Charisma Cardz - Something with a tail
Paperplay Challenges - Anything goes
Annabelles Stamp Blog - A sketch + bling
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Totally Papercrafts - Going to the movies (this image brings to mind the 1991 movie 'All I want for Christmas' I think this little chap is more than happy with his gift!
Materials used are:
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Coloured with Lyrs Aquacolour
Black holly paper is an old one fromPaper Patch.
I used an EK border punch and the holly was punched with a Francheville punch. The tiny red pearls are from Kaiser and everything else is from my stash.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Another card made and it will fit 4 challenges:
Creative Inspirations - Animals
Rosie D's challenge - All creatures great and small
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Sassy Cheryl - Thinking of you.
The materials used were:
Image - Sassy Cheryl
Coloured with Lyra Aquacolour
Sentiment - Making Memories Rub on
Card is Bazzil
Martha Stewart border punch
Everything else from my stash
Thanks for looking,
See you next time
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I thought I would make something a little bit different this time. I wanted something for a man and decided to use my Stampscapes stamps. I don't use them very often because I haven't quite got the technique, but gave it a go and I am happy with the result. I am entering the card into 2 challenges:
Annabelle Stamp Blog - Say it with embossing
Alphabet challenge - M is for Men.
As already mentioned the stamps are Stampscapes and I coloured them with Marvy Brush Markers. I have mounted the image on some vellum which was embossed with Cuttlebug, Birds and Swirls. I used eyelets in the corners and threaded the botton two with a bit of braid. The sentiment is a Making Memories rub on.
Thanks for taking the time to look,
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Don't you just love this couple! I had great fun making this card and I have paper pieced Jack's pants and Ginger's skirt and cardigan to fit in with Mo's Digital Pencil challenge. I am also entering it into:
Prairie Fairy - Lace it Up
Stamp Something - Flowery.
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and where it is not paper pieced it is coloured with Lyra Aquacolour. The flowers are from Kaiser and the leaves are punched. The sentiment is computer generated and everything else is from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time..
I know you all love a good challenge. Well, on the 7th August a new fortnightly challenge blog, Craft Your Days Away Challenge, is launching. In the meantime they are offering fantastic blog candy, so follow the link and join in the fun.
Be back with a new card soon,
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Another Christmas in July challenge and I am really happy the way this card turned out and will make more in different colours. My camera struggled a little with the white card. The card is for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge which was for a Christmas in July theme. It is just a plain white card embossed with the Cuttlebug, Lace Tree folder and embellished with some Kaiser rhinestones. The ribbon is from my stash and the gifts at the base of the tree were cut with Cricut, Christmas Cheer cartridge. The sentiment is an American Crafts rub on. How simple is that!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Bit of a gloomy day today so a good time for making a card. There are quite a few male and/or summer challenges at the moment so did this card to enter 7 of them.
Mo's Digital Pencil - Masculine theme
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Card based on a Cliff Richard song (Summer Holiday)
Friday Sketchers - The lovely sketch that I followed
Stamp Something - Digital
Allsorts - Summer Days
Prairie Fairy - For the Boys
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Summer Holidays
The materials used are the image is from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with Lyra Aquacolour. The sentiment is computer generated and everything else is from my stash.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I don't know about you but I have been doing a lot of work in the garden for the last couple of weeks. Even though it's winter I have got a lot of weeding to do. So what better card to make than a gardening theme. It will fit 3 challenges:
Phindy's Place - Let's do some embossing
The Cuttlebug Spot - Sketch and embossing
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden.
The image is one from Phindy's Place and coloured with Lyra Aquacolour. The paper which I love is from SEI Juliette - My Romeo. I embossed using the Cuttlebug Bloom Dots folder and the pink border was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.
One again thanks for taking the time to stop and look, till next time,
Monday, July 12, 2010
Today yet another summer card and I am entering it for 4 challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil - Beach/summer
CCEE - Sketch with the theme of summertime and the living is easy
Paperplay Challenge - Your numbers up
Alphabet Challenge - K is for kids.
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with Lyra Aquacolour. The number was cut on Cricut George cartridge and the 'today' is a Making Memories rub on. Everything else is from my stash.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your summer sun.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Well today I have made my 1st Christmas card this year and it made a refreshing change, mind you in a couple of months time I shall probably be fed up with them.
I am entering this card into 3 challenges:
Stamping for the Weekend - Christmas in July + sketch
Alphabet Challenge Blog (my 1st entry with you) - J is for jewels, plenty of jewels on here
Corrosive Challenge - Christmastime.
The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and coloured with Lyra Aquacolours. Mounted using Nesties. The snowflakes were cut from Cricut, Accent essintials and the holly cut from Cricut, A Childs Year. The pearl 'holly berries' are from Kaiser as are the rhinestones. The sentiment is an American Crafts Mini Marks rub on. Everything else is from my stash.
Thanks for taking the time to look, until next time,
Friday, July 2, 2010
Well it's not summer here but I can still dream!! Mind you the temps are not bad for winter, we average around 14c daytime. I am entering this card into 4 challenges:
Spoonful of Sugar - Animal crackers
Simon Says - Check it out
Digital Tuesday - Summertime
Paperplay Challenges - a card for a child or teen.
The image is from Mo's digital pencil and coloured with Lyra Aquacolour. The check border is punched with what I think is an EK success border punch. The sentiment is computer generated and everything else is from my stash.
Happy summer to all you lucky people. Till next time.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Back again to enter another 3 challenges which are:
Pollycraft - Pinkalicious
Incy Wincy - Things with wings (hope my fairy qualifies)
Creative Inspirations - The sketch I followed.
Materials used were:
Cardstick - Bazzil
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Coloured with Lyra Aquacolour
Stickles on the wings and stars on the cake
Cut the mats with Nesties
Rhinestones - Kaiser
Everything else from stash.
Thanks for dropping by,