Thursday, 29 April 2010

Cute Card Thursday Week 5

Well it's my last week as Guest DT for Cute Card Thursday for April and I must say I have really enjoyed the challenges, my inspiration goes AWOL at times,
I'm sure you can all identify with that one!

The theme this week is 'Make Your Own' which panicked me a little at first but once I got my head together it was okay. For this card I have stamped the background swirls with Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet and edged with Walnut Stain with Stickles Star Dust. Tilda is coloured using Distress inks and the flowers I made following a fab tutorial here.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cute Card Thursday Guest DT Week 4

Well its week 4 at Cute Card Thursday and its a brilliant sketch by Andrea. This is my fourth week as Guest DT and I must say I have really enjoyed the challenges, so much so it's spurred me on to enter a few challenges, something I havent done for quite a while. Time just whizzes by though and by the time I finally manage to get around to making a card the challenge has moved on to the next one!

For this card I have used Papermania Rose Garden backing paper, I love this paper and the little tag is part of the same set. I have coloured Tilda with Promarkers, the edges I have distressed with Walnut Stain and added Star Dust stickles. The gorgeous blooms are from Wild Orchid, I have spritzed them with Glimmer Mist Gold although you can't see it very well on the photo. The ribbon butterfly is my first attempt following a tutorial from Sue Nelson of Heartprints.
Thanks for looking, hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

The challenge at Penny Black this week is Monochromatic Brown and as brown is one of my fave colours for cardmaking I had to have a go!

The image is of course Penny Black, coloured with Promarkers and I have used Nestability Labels 3. The punch is Martha Stewart and background paper is Dovecraft Masculine.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Fairy Step Birthday

It's my granddaughter Abbie's 13th birthday today and this is the card I made for her. The images are a freebie from a magazine, coloured with Promarkers. Pink Bazill base card which has been stamped with Versamark and Glamour Dust on the fairy wings.
I am quite pleased with this card, I love the simplicity of it, hope Abbie likes it too, I'm sure she will!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Lili Of The Valley Challenge 51

There is a great sketch by the very talented Bev for the Lili of the Valley Challenge number 51 this week and as I haven't entered any challenges for absoloutely ages I thought I would make the effort and this is it!

The base card is pink Bazill, the BP is a Cuddly Buddly download (I think, I have had this ages!), the image was a freebie stamp with a magazine, coloured using Promarkers. The doily circle I made using a large Nestie circle which I then punched using a Martha Stewart punch, the flowers are also Martha Stewart. I have distressed the edges with Walnut Stain and Spun Sugar and added Stickles Star Dust to add a bit of bling!

Thanks for looking and please leave me comments good or bad, I love to read them and do appreciate them.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Cute Card Thursday Guest DT Week 3

This is my card as Guest DT for Cute Card Thursday, the theme this week is 'Touchy Feely' and I thought this cute image from Lily of the Valley just suited that title. I have also tried to add various types of texture, with buttons, twine, ribbons, flowers and pearls. The stitching is faux around the edge as my machine doesnt like card! You can't see it very well on the photo but the flowers have a teeny bit of Star Dust Stickles on them and the large rose I have sprayed with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold.

The image I have coloured using Promarkers and I have distressed the edges with Antique Linen. The base card is Bazill and the papers are My Mind's Eye. The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid.

Thanks for looking, hope you are all enjoying some lovely Spring sunshine today!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Sunglasses at the ready!

I know, I know, this is soooo out of my comfort zone, these colours are just not me, I am a pink girly girl!! But, I had to make a card for my granddaughter Laura who is NOT a girly girl and cannot abide PINK! I think she will approve of this one, if not its just tough!!

It is of course another tent card, can you tell I am really into these at the mo? The base card is Bazill, the backing paper is Papermania Capsule Sunshine collection, Tilda is coloured with Promarkers. I have edged the aperture and edges with Distress ink Walnut Stain then added Star Dust Stickles.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Guest DT for Cute Card Thursday Week 2

Well the challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday is Mono Mania and as I have been invited to be Guest DT for the month of April, this is my creation for week 2. I have chosen the colour pink as it's my most fave colour and I have made a tent card which seem to be very popular at the moment. It was very simple to make following a fab tutorial here, I love these cards, I think I shall be making more of these!

The base card is Bazill, the backing paper is Papermania Rose Garden and the stamps are of course Magnolia. The images are coloured using Promarkers, the edges of the card and the aperture are distressed with Walnut Stain distress ink and Star Dust stickles glue.

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely Spring sunshine, its so nice to see the sun after such a long, cold and dreary winter.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Little Footballer!

This little card I made for my grandson Sam who will be 7 this month. He is an avid MU fan so the colours had to be just right! This stamp is a Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment I did on the PC using a free font download called 'Bend it'. The little footballs were a download from Cuddly Buddly, I re-sized the ball as small as I could, printed them off then punched them out, perfect!!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Crafty Milk Cartons!

I made these little Easter cartons for my daughters, even though they are all grown up and married I still give them Easter eggs, after all, your'e never too old for chocolate!

The carton template I jiggled around a bit to make the top bit a bit longer so I could add the sweet Magnolia sentiment. The double sided paper I have had in my stash for ages, I wanted to use it up and this project was ideal. The Tildas are coloured with Promarkers and a matching bow added to the mini clip at the top. Really simple and fun to make, hope the girls like them!

Friday, 2 April 2010

An Award!!

I received this lovely award from Kelly from Little K Smiths Crafty Corner, thank you Kelly. I now have to pass this award to 12 people including the person who sent it to me, so here goes!













Please take a look at their blogs, they are awesome! Hope you are all enjoying the Easter weekend, the weather is foul, good excuse to stay in and craft!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Cute Card Thursday Guest DT

I am really thrilled to be invited to be guest DT for Cute Card Thursday for April and this is my card for week one. As its Easter the theme this week is 'How Egg-citing!'

The sponsor this week is Tracy at Creative Treasures and the lucky winner will recieve a fabulous collection of this months blooms.

'Hop' on over and have a peek at the fabulous creations by the DT and get 'cracking' on your Easter creations!