Sunday, 26 February 2012
What a lovely weekend we have had - nice bright sunny weather (if a bit chilly in the shade) and I've had time for a bit of crafting. Made this card over the weekend for a friend I get the train with who is a singer in an am-dram club. I think she'll like it. These Kenny K images are quite hard to colour, but considering I'm still quite 'green' as colouring goes I don't think I've done too bad!
made with papers from DCWV, HOTP and First Edition Love Letters. Dovecraft ribbon and printed sheet music image from the internet (coloured with chalks). Image is coloured with both Spectrum Noir and Promarker pens. A few gems, flowers and a peel off added. Die cuts are spellbinders.
Looking forward to doing some more colouring!!
Entered into the challenge at http://panpasteluk.blogspot.com/ - add a ribbon
Monday, 20 February 2012
Here is my Design team card for our new challenge sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy and the theme is Ribbon & Lace. Feel free to join us at http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
This card is made using the image from Whoopsi Daisy coloured with Spectrum Noir pens, Forever Friends backing paper. Die is from Spellbinders. Ribbons, buttons and gems from stash.
Entered into the Anything Goes challenge at http://www.alwayscrafting.blogspot.com/
Entered into the Ribbons & Buttons challenge at http://www.pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Entered into the Challenge must use a die or punch at http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/
Entered in to the animal challenge at http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/
Entered into the animal themed challenge at http://touchtwinchallenges.blogspot.com/
Entered into the Ribbon and Bling challenge at http://trulymadlycraftychallenges.blogspot.com/
Friday, 10 February 2012
Third night in Crafty Corner - lets hope Brent being on nightshift carries on into next week! Made this card tonight for a work colleague that is retiring next month. Used the Grandad digistamp from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. Card is from Core'dinations and the backing papers are from 7 Gypsies - Venice Canal. Peel offs and gems and the orange ribbon is from Dovecraft. Dies are from Spellbinders.
Fingers crossed I'll be back in Crafty Corner very soon!
Entered into one for the boys at http://hotshotcraft.blogspot.com/
Entered into this weeks challenge at http://tickledpinkstampschallenges.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Finally after god know how many years, Brent has finally asked me to make him a card for someone! Made this for one of his work colleagues who is going to be 21 in a couple of weeks. Used Digistamp Boutique image of Alf and Beer and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. Glossy accents added to the beer froth. Used Core d'inations card and 2 papers from Graphic 45 Communique Collection - Society Page and Classy Correspondance. Ribbons, gems and peel offs. Die cuts made with Spellbinders and Xcut dies.
08/02/12 Entered into the Digistamp Boutique Monthly challenge at http://digistampboutique.blogspot.com/
09/02/12 Entered into the challenge at http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/ One for the Boys/Men
09/02/12 Entered into the Anything Goes challenge at http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/
09/02/12 Entered into the One for the boys challenge at http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Well the weather is still freezing cold, so I've kept myself warm in Crafty Corner. Tonight I've finished off the birthday card for my Niece, Lilly, who is 5 in March. She has just started to have ballet lessons so thought I would choose this as a theme for her card. Image is a digistamp from Nitwits 'Tippy Toes' coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and highlighted with Starburst Stickles. Backing card is from Core d'inations and the papers are from the new Papermania Capsule by Jesse Edwards. 1 ribbon is from Dovecraft and the other is from my local cake shop (buy quite a few ribbons from there - half a meter at a time, bargain - from around 25p each!). The flowers are also from Papermania and highlighted with Stardust stickles. Die cuts are Spellbinders. Added a few pearl gems, peel offs and a ballerina metal charm.
Hope she likes it :0)
Brent is back on nights for the rest of the week - so lets see what else I can create!
Entered into the Digital Tuesday Challenge - Pink or Red http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Well the Snow finally arrived overnight :0( - at least Saren likes it, she was having a great time chasing after snowballs in the garden. Me I haven't set a foot outside all day!
So looking forward to trying to get to work tomorrow when the snow has turned to ice - not!
Went to Bluewater yesterday afternoon and went to the Creative Stitches and Hobbycraft event. Unfortunately, Brent was a bit bored and so I did't quite get as long as I would have liked there looking around and I only spent £7.00 - I so could have spent this 10 times over! Never mind. The show is on again in September - handily over my birthday weekend so I'm planning to go again then with my crafty buddy Karen, I'll be able to spend this time.
Still when I got back I was in crafty mode and so made this card for my friend that is starting a new job and has passed his training course this week. Made with Forever Friends decoupage, Dovecraft paper, card embossed using a Darice embossing folder, Dovecraft ribbon and a few gems.
Also finished my Forever Friends Design team card for March (can't post till March I'm afraid!) as it snowed overnight and didn't want to go out!
Going to be fun getting to work tomorrow - not!
Thursday, 2 February 2012
It's that time of year again that we all get romantic! This month's Forever Friends Challenge Blog has a Valentine's Theme and here is my design.
I've used various pink papers and cards and pink heart paper from Dovecraft. Forever Friends decoupage topper and x-cut heart dies and some foiletti hearts.
Don't forget to upload your Valentine's card to the Forever Friends Challenge Blog!
Lots of Love xxxx
03/02/12 entered this card into the 'Love is in the Air' challenge blog at http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
also entered at http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
and at http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge
Unfortunately, the Other Half had to spend another night in Liverpool so I spent another night in Crafty Corner - what a shame!!
Made this card this evening - I've left off the sentiment at the moment as I'm not sure who it is going to be for. I've got quite a few male cards to make this year including retirements, birthdays and not forgetting Father's Day later in the year.
I've made this card using the Personal Impressions Beer Pump and Glass stamp, highlighted areas of the glass and the pump with glossy accents. Backing paper is from Tim Holtz Core'dinations Nostalgic Collection and Life's a Ball! paper from Graphic 45 Playtimes Past collection. Ribbon from stash and Bo Bunny gems.
03/02/12 Entered into the Patterned Paper challenge at http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/
05/02/12 Entered at http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Been over a week since I've been here - I must be slacking!! Home alone tonight so took myself off to Crafty Corner and made this card - Might be for my Mum for Mother's Day.
Made using card blank from Crafty Emma's Store, Papermania Paper Capsule papers by Jesse Edwards, bazzill card, Forever Friends decoupage and sentiment, gems, ribbon flowers and ribbon (pink one is from one of my Pandora bags!!). Used spellbinders and Xcut dies for the cutting and inside is also a sticker of the same FF bear image.
Fingers crossed I'm back here sooner next time!
Thanks for having a look at my work and all comments are most welcome xx
also entered this card into http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com challenge this week - anything goes
Entered into http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/ weekly challenge - must include ribbon or twine