Saturday, 26 May 2012

Mouseeey Seasons Greetings

Hey, made this card today; after a hectic week at uni it was nice to do some craft :)

I coloured this little cutie using promarkers to fit the Crimbo Crackers colour combo challenge. I used glamour dust for the snow. I cut and embossed him using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Squares set. I then edged the image using Brilliance pearlescent poppy ink.

I used the sketch challenge from Christmas Card Challenges for the layout of my card. I chose two papers, red and beige, for the backing of my card; I also edged my card with poppy ink. I then chose a red snowflake paper for the length of the card and edged this using brown card. For the width of the card, I chose a brown and white snowflake paper and edged this with copper card. I attached these on along with the image and added embellishments to finish.

I used a 'Seasons Greetings' sentiment from mums stash (hehe thanks!) and also a brown bow. I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities create a flake one set to create the snowflakes. I embossed these using Stamp-n Stuff red dragon, Heat It Up gold, Allnight Media satin pearl and Ranger copper powders. I raised these up to add extra dimension. To finish, I used brown and red gems in the centres of the snowflakes and on the bottom of the card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
christmas card challenges - sketch
crimbo crackers - colour theme
52 christmas card throwdown - embossing
abc christmas challenge - j is for jingle bells
house of gilli - die cuts/punches
sassy cheryls challenge - whats your colour
aud sentiments - any sentiment
charisma cardz - no flowers allowed
karens doodles netherlands challenge - white plus two colours

Monday, 21 May 2012

British Special Day

Hey, made this card the new Olympic things :) And love the coin I found in my stash! (yes mine not mums!)

I coloured this Penny Black image with promarkers and copics pens. I cut it into a Go Kreate's rectangular frame Frilly #1 and edged it with blue ink. I cut a backing paper from the Forever Friends Best of British Designstax for the base of the card. I also edged the edge of the base card with blue ink. I stuck the image to one side and a sentiment on the other. I backed the 'On Your Special Day' sentiment with red card and raised it with foam tape. I used red ribbon with white lace on top across the bottom of the card and attached round silver and heart red gems alternately. I then embellished the card with a red bow on the image. I embossed an arrow with Cosmic Shimmer Tropic Aqua Blaze embossing powder and attached that under the bottom of the sentiment. To finish, I stuck on a coin and two buttons from the Papermanic Portobello Road WW1 mini buttons set.
I would like to enter this challenge in the following challenges: -

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Happy Birthday Dragon

Hey, already had this little cutie coloured so decided to make him up to fit the My Crafty Creations challenge using green and purple.

I used a free digi image from a magazine and coloured it using promarkers. I then edged him using Brilliance pearlescent purple ink and backed him onto green. I cut a backing mount for him from holographic purple card and using go Kreate's retangular frame Frilly #1.

I then cut my backing from green paper and edged this using Momento grape jelly ink. I embossed a Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourish using Heat It Up purple and lilac embossing powders and used this to imitate fire in the top corner of the card. I stuck the image to the bottom right corner of the card.

For embelishments, I used lilac ribbon with a green ribbon slide diaganally across the corners of the card. I then added the sentiments Happy Birthday in one corner and May Your Wishes Come True in the other. I added a green balloon brad to the corner of the image. Finally, I added green beads to a purple heart Hobbyhouse pin and inserted this under the image along with a green bow. Very cute :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
craft your passion - colour combo
alota rubber stamps - tic tac toe
bearly mine challenges - dies
cute card thursday - touch of sparkle
joanna sheen challenge - happy birthday
the paper shelter - birthday cards with a sentiment

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Let It Snow Man!

Hey had time to make a Christmas card earlier today before uni got to work now so gonna post this quickly!!! :)

Firstly, I coloured the snowman image with promarkers and used glamour dust for the snowman's body. I cut the image into an oval shape and edged the oval with red copics pen.

I then cut a green snowman backing paper to match the image and edged it with Brilliance galaxy gold ink. I used gold ribbon down the side of the card and stuck red and white mini buttons on top. At the bottom a used a gold, red and silver christmas tree plaque to match with the traditional colour scheme. I raised the image with foam tape and attached a Christmas tree brad in the top corner. To finish, I used a red and silver oval with the sentiment 'Dreaming of a white Christmas'. Another simple card but it's a cute image.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
christmas blog challenge - frosty snowman
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - traditional christmas-
phindys place challenge - christmas in may
sparkles forum christmas challenge - christmas tree

Monday, 14 May 2012


Hey, back at uni now so less time to craft :( Did get time today to make this card particular theme but will use it to write to Granny and Grandad with :)

Quite a quick project but it looks pretty. I started with the plaque I have used for the main backing, then backed it with orange card. I edged the orange with Brilliance jumbo java ink and edged the backing card with Brilliance mango madness ink. I then used Musical Notes Adhesive Ribbons across the bottom of the card.
To embellish the card, I used a yellow flower with a card candy centre in the top corner, and three card candy in the bottom corner. I then placed three flowers to the edge of the card with another card candy in the centre. To finish, I used a Heart Hobby House pin with clear beads on and a metal violin charm.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
drs designs blog - music for soul
the sister hood of crafters - may flowers
crafty ribbons challenge - flowers

Sunday, 13 May 2012

25th Wedding Anniversary

Hey, made this card for my aunty and uncle; hope they like it!!! Really enjoyed making this card :)
I started by choosing three pieces of card to use for the book and the stand. I used an easel book template from I cut out the pieces and stuck the pages together, raising the edges of the smallest page with foam tape. I then stamped 'Mr & Mrs' from the Forever Friends Going to the Chapel clear stamp set and embossed it with detail clear embossing powder. I stamped and edged this with Versamagic turquoise gem ink. I used another plaque the same size and stamped 'date' and 'event' using Studio G clear stamps. I then filled in the details using peel offs. I then used Tim Coffey die cut stickers to put 'Wesley' across the bottom of the page.
I then attatched the pages to the stand and added a peel off across the top of the largest page and the bottom of the stand. I added a 'Congratulations' sentiment edged with silver card and raised with foam tape to act as a stopper for the pages to stand against. I then added two metal heart embellishments and a flower to the stand base. To finish, I used Hobby House pins with small silver beads, turquoise and white flowers and silver leaves to make the card extra fancy. Very pleased with the result and a fun project to complete :)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -

Friday, 11 May 2012

New Baby

Hey, made this card today as we are expecting a baby in our family!!! It's going to be a girl and thought I'd better make the card as she is already 2 days overdue...can't wait :) :) :)
I stamped the Forever Friends image at a friend's house and coloured it using promarkers. I edged the image with Vivid raspberry ink.
I chose a pale pink paper to back the card and edged this in raspberry too. I chose pink and yellow papers to back the image with. I then stamped 'Congratulations' and 'New baby' onto white paper and backed them with pink spotty paper. I then put 'Congratulations' onto the bottom of the image and put 'New baby' across the top corner. I chose pink and yellow flowers to match the colour scheme and added small buttons in the centres. To finish, I cut two Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourishes and inked them with Brilliance pearl orchid and sunflower yellow inks; I raised these up edging them onto the image. Lovely :) she needs to arrive!!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
everybody art challenge - baby
belli challenge - baby new arrival
scrapbook sisters - off centre
crafts and me challenges - punches and die cuts
marks finest papers - use 3 of something
the squirrel and the fox - one for girls

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Another Yummy Birthday

Hey, another card for today; this one made with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge sweet tooth in mind. Having great fun raiding mums supplys still :)

I coloured the digi image using promarker and copics pens. I then edged the image with Brilliance sunflower yellow ink. I stamped the sentiment straight onto the image from Lil' Stamps yummy birthday set using Versmagic turquoise gem ink.
I chose all three papers from mums scraps box (very handy) and backed the image with pink. I backed the card with sparkly turquoise and cut the sweety paper to fit in the middle of the others. I added sticky ribbon along the bottom of the card and a cupcake brad in the top left corner of the image.
To finish, I added two gingerbread man eyelets in the bottom corner if the image and yellow sweety eyelets zig-zagging down the sides. Simple but it looks quite cool :)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
simon says stamps challenge - sweet tooth
the crafty pad - were girly girls
cute card thursday - food or drink
the squirrel and the fox - one for girls
the kraft journal - cards for her

Time For Tea

Hey, heres another Forever Friends image (but they are very cute!!!) Made this card with an anything but a square challenge in mind only to find collection has closed!!! (Silly mum :p ) So instead, I made it for the Sir Stampalot challenge Medals and Monarchs.

Anyway, I stamped the image from my new Forever Friends Best of British clear stamps, cut it into an oval and coloured it using promarkers. I added white glitter to the cross on the teapot. I cut a second, smaller oval and stamped the time for tea sentiment in blue. I edged both the ovals with Brilliance rocket red gold ink.

To make the card, I cut three circle with scalloped scissors out of white, red and blue paper taken from the Best of British 6x6 Designstax. I folded these in half and glued them together. I then stuck the image half on and half off the card and attatched the sentiment using a red brad. I created union jack coloured flower combinations and attatched them using red, white and blue brads. To finish, I cut two banner sentiments to create a birthday card and joined these to the bottom of the image. Very happy :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -
sir stamp alot challenge - medals and monarchs
penny black at all sorts - London celebrates
ces challenges - shape it up
raise the bar challenge - report card
glitter geeks - teddy bears picnic
crafty catz weekly challenge - may flowers

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Snowball Fun

Hey made this cute card today with Christmas Card challenges 'Humour' challenge in mind :) Love the verse!

To make this card, I cut blue spotty paper backed with silver card to fit most of the backing card, then added blue snowflake ribbon down the right hand edge to match the snowy theme. I stamped boy image from Polka Doodles free stamps from the Papercraft Essentials magazine the and coloured him in using promarkers. I stamped the sentiment from a friend and chalked the background blue; I then edged both image and sentiment using Momento bahama blue ink. I backed the sentiment with white and blue spotty and blue snowflake paper, and raised it up across the bottom of the card. To jazz the card up, I added two snowflake buttons to the sentiment and two spotty blue buttons to the corners of the card. Finally, I added blue and silver gems round the image and in the centre of the snowflakes on the ribbon. Quite a good little project :)
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Congratulations Graduate!

Hey, coloured this cutie yesterday and have now made a card for her. The card is for my cousin who graduates this year...well done cuz :)

I printed the digi image 'Annie's Diploma' from and coloured it using copics and promarker pens. I cut the image out and edged it using Versamagic pretty petunia. I then backed it onto purple card. 
I used purple card for the basic backing, then covered this with a graduation, congratulations paper. I stuck graduation ribbon, from The Paper Company graduation set across the top and bottom of the card. Stamping 'Congratulations Graduate using the Hero Arts Graduate stamp, and embossing it with detail white Stamp Stuff embossing powder made my sentiment. I then edged this using Brilliance moonlight white ink and backed this onto purple card. I stuck my image and sentiment onto the card at angles, then added some embellishments to finish. Added to the main image, I used a black corner point and white brad and a hat brad in opposite corners. I then added a flower made of black, white and purple, with a scroll brad in the bottom left corner of the card. Very happy with the result :)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Second Christmas card for today :) Getting very crafty now I'm feeling a bit better; YAY!!!

I stamped the wooden stampabilities image onto a precut shape with versamark and embossed it with Heat It Up purple. I edged it with Brilliance pearlescent sky blue ink.
I backed the image onto a purple circle and added a peel off glittery circle.
I cut 3 different sized papers to back the card and added glitter along the joins. I cut ribbon to go along the bottom edge diagonally. I added a lilac snowflake brad in the top corner and a snowflake and small blue brad in the bottom corner.
To embellish, I made small baubles from purple circles, glitter and peel offs and glued these on.
 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: -

Forever Friends Seasons Greetings

Hey, time for another Christmas card, today using a gorgeous new stamp!

The image, I stamped from a wooden block stamp, which I then coloured using copics and promarker pens. I added glitter to the image using a glue pen to create snow and edged it using Brilliance, pearlescent thyme ink.

To my blank card, I added a spotty red backing. I then added two stripes of green and red glitter down two edges. I added two strips of paper, stripy and holly, backed with green card. I also backed the image with red then green card. I took the layout of the card from the '52 Christmas Card Throwdown' sketch challenge.

I added a sentiment with a glittery red brad, raised in the bottom right hand corner. To finish I made 8 snowflakes to use as embellishments.
To make the snowflakes, I cut 4 large and 4 small from white card using Xcut silhouette punches. I then inked them up using Brilliance, red rocket gold/pearlescent ivy/pearlescent thyme and Versamagic, red brick. I added glitter to the spots on the snowflakes and fixed them together using green and red glittery brads. I used silicone glue to attach these to my card.
It has a very christmassy feel and thanks mum for all the bits from your stash!!! I would like the enter this card into the following competitions: -
52 christmas card throwdown - sketch challenge
crafty sentiments - spots or stripes
christmas stampin all year long - glittery
natalduranteoanotodo - bingo - layers/green/glitter
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - stripes
oldie but a goodie challenge - die cuts and punches

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Forever Friends With Love

Hey, heres my card for today (can tell i'm not at uni!!). I've made it to enter in the Forever Friends challenges; I love Forever Friends stamps.

Firstly, I stamped my image from the new Forever Friends Best of British clear stamps; 'great big hugs' set. I cut it into a circle and cut a circle of blue paper a size larger to go round the outside. I coloured the image using copics markers and edged the circle using Versamagic, aloe vera.

I then picked three more papers to attatch to the base card, one for the main backing and the others for a strip across the bottom. I picked the papers from the Dovecraft Sugar and Spice paper pack.
 I then stamped a greeting from the Personal Impressions mixed sentiments clear stamps which I then cut into another circle. I edged the greeting with Versamagic, pixie dust. Embelishments to match the colour scheme were easy to find from mum's stash :) I chose several flowers which I centered with butterfly gems and chunkier flowers. I added two pins onto which I added small pink beads and a butterfly bead. To finish, I used the large and small butterfly Clippunches to embelish the edge of my image. I edged them with Colourbox pink and green inks.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -

Friday, 4 May 2012

Silent Night

Hey, made this card to use a paper mum didn't quite know what to do with. Saw the I is for Icy challenge on the ABC Christmas challenge blog and throught it would fit in well.

Firstly, I cut the paper from the Forever Friends 'A Christmas Tale' paper pack to fit the card blank, folding the top edge over the back. I then stamped the santas' sleigh image flying onto the moon and the greeting in the bottom left corner; I used the Papermania clear stamps 'Sleigh' set and the Versafine onyx black ink to stamp them. I then embossed them both with clear embossing powder to give them a raised effect.
To finish, I used a glue pen and glamour dust to add snow to the trees and snow, and added glossy accents to the stars and snowflakes to make them shine. Finally, I added three snowflake buttons to the top righthand corner. Simple but effective :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
abc christmas challenge - i is for icy inspiration
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 70 - any greeting/sentiment
christmas stampin challenge - glittery
alota rubber stamps - animal challenge
natalduranteoanotodo - bingo - white/tree/glitter
sparkles forum christmas challenge - christmas tree
christmas cards all year round - may challenge

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Hey, made this card last night with the 'Crimbo Crackers', card with an angel on, challenge in mind. I love this image; it reminds me of my childhood Christmas stories I used to adore :)

I edged the picture with Brilliance, galaxy gold ink and backed it onto green and gold, then gold card rounding all the corners, including the card blank.

I also edged the card blank with gold ink, then printed the sheet music of 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' off the internet. I cut this to fit my card, and edged it with Distress Ink, bundled sage.
I added flowers as embellishments, which I inked gold and green to match the co;our scheme. I added two gold leaves, and punched three foliage with a pine punch. I inked the foliage green with the brilliance, pearlescent ivy, and slid them underneath the flowers. To finish, I added a gold angel and two smaller green brads to the center of the flowers.

Very pleased with the result! I would like to enter my card in the following challenges: - crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - any greeting/sentiment

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Mr. Frog Fishing

Hey, made this card for my aunty who loves fishing and stole all mums bits to make it!!!

I stamped the image at a friend's and can't find where it came from...sorry. I coloured Mr. Frog using promarkers to match the papers I picked from mums stash.

I cut one paper as a backing for my card, one as a backing for Mr. Frog and another two to cross the card. I inked round the edge of all the papers using Brilliance ink, sky blue and VersaMagic, thatched straw and aspen mist on the contrasting colours.

I then stuck these together onto my card blank and chose some buttons to match the colour scheme. I finished it off with a happy birthday greeting and found some matching flowers for the corners. I used a yellow button brad for one and a home made flower, made from mums petal pairs punches, for the other.

My aunty loved it, hope you do too!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: -
joanna sheen challenge - flower power
tsg clear stamps - may flowers
trimmies craft challenge - use buttons
dream valley challenges - for special lady
stamptacular sunday challenge - spring bling
crafty inspirations challenge 161 - animal antics
forever friends - mays monthly challenge
forever friends - fortnightly challenge - flowers

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Figgy Pudding!

Hi, this is my very first post! I love to craft and mum is just introducing me to the world of blogging. Currently I am recovering from an operation on my nose, so got a bit of time off from uni. to get creative.

Love these stamps by which I bought from Birmingham NEC last november. I stamped them onto card and coloured them with promarkers. For the topping, I added gold and white glitter and backed them onto gold papers with different textures.

I used card from mums stash for the backing which I put through an x cut paper crimper. I added a gold peel off across the join and chose three different textured ribbons for the left hand side. I added the images at angles and prima flowers with a different brad in the centre of each one. I added a christmas greeting. To finish, I added a holly brad to the sentiment and a wooden holly to the top corner. I glittered this up using red stickles.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: -
christmas cards all year round - may challenge - My card was inspired by the carol 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas'. Ends start June
christmas stampin blog - challenge 8 anything goes
house of gilli - ribbon and sparkle challenge
crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge 70 any greeting sentiment
crafty our passion challenges - lots of texture