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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Second Birthday Card


Good morning everyone!

My friend's daughter is turning 2 at the end of the month, so a little card was in order. We don't get to see each other that often because we live on opposite sides of the country, but we regularly go shopping together somewhere......well, I say shopping, it's more of a natter and eating expedition ;) Anyway, yesterday we had another one of our expeditions and I brought the card and a few little gifts for Rhode's birthday.

I decided to make an aperture card, I think it works really well. This is my first attempt at making a rosette and it was so easy to make! I saw someone do it on Create and Craft and thought: I could do that. Turns out that I can :) I know it's a blue card for a girl, but sometimes you just have to go where inspiration takes you ;)

* White base card
* StudioLight 3D images and inside sentiment
* Eline's Vintage Blue and Green and My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue DP
* Black ink
* Flower and scalloped circle punch
* Gems, pearl, letters and number & line peel off from stash

* Totally Gorjuss (Cute and Cuddly)
* Crafts and Me (Blue or Bluegreens)
* Scrapbook Sisters (Blue)
* Deep Ocean (Light Blue)
* Allsorts (You've been framed)
* Pixie Cottage (Big on Birthday)
* Divas by Design (Birthday)
* A Spoon Full of Sugar (Birthday)
* Anything Goes (Birthday/Celebration)
* Emerald Fairies (Birthday)

I will probably be having a little play in the crafty room today as well, football on telly is the perfect excuse :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Pink Christmas

Good evening everyone!

I'm back with my Card Makin' Mamas DT card. This time our challenge theme is "PINK". That's not too hard, right? I am sure we can expect some gorgeous creations, so come and play along! We are once again sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps, to challenge myself I've chosen a Christmas image and create a Pink Christmas card with it:

Initially, I glittered the snowman, but it made the ink run and I ended up with a blue snow man, not the best of  looks! So I decided to leave it plain the third time round. Crafting can be such a hardship sometimes ;)

* Pink Base card
* Tickled Pink Stamps image (Lil' Christmas Lad Frankie),coloured with Promarkers
* SMIRK Christmas DP
* Star was rescued from a chocolate box
* Base pink card, snowflake brads, sentiment and flower from stash

* Aud Sentiments (Anything Goes)
* Bah Humbug (Something New; the image is brand new to me!)
* Christmas Card Challenge (Christmas Cheer)
* Christmas Stampin' All Year Round (Non-traditional Christmas card)
* Fussy and Fancy (3 or more of your favourite embellishments; snowflake brads)
* Incy Wincy (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments)
* Nadia's Challenge (Anything Goes)
* Ooh La La (Christmas)
* Craft Us Crazy (Anything Goes)
* Totally Papercraft (Christmas in August)

That's it from me so far, I am working on a few other projects that I will be sharing with you guys very soon! Catch you later! :)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Winter Robin

Hi everyone, 

Long time no see, it has been a little quiet at my end here, I have a number of projects I am working on but nothing finished so far. Thankfully I finally managed to finish this Christmas card, as inspiration for our Christmas Cards All Year Round August challenge. We are challenging you to use 4 or more the following items: 

Hand Stitching
Textured paper (embossed is good!)
Metal embelishments
Alphabet stickers or rubons for the sentiment

Here is my card, I've used Chipboard, Inking, Metal Embellishments and Stripes. You have until the end of the month to come and play along with us, so plenty of time still for some more lovely creations!

Materials used:
* White base card
* Image and sentiment inside Studio Light
* Basic Grey Jovial DPs
* Crafters Companion embossing board
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* SEI Christmas Mint Chiplets
* Brad and peeloff stickers from stash

* Sparkles Christmas Forum (Robins)
* Bling it On (ABC, Animal, Brad, Christmas Scene)
* Heart Song Inspirations (Animal image or use Pleated Ribbon)
* OLLCB (Christmas)
* Paper Playtime (Anything Goes)
* Aud Sentiments (Merry Christmas)
* Christmas Card Challenges (Christmas)
* Ellephantastic Challenges (Add Layers; image is in 3D)
* Fab 'n Funky (Christmas)
* Cute Daisy May (Anything Goes)

Hope you like the card, I will be back on Friday with my Card Makin' Mamas DT card! It's going to be an excellent challenge, so stay tuned :)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

DT Call at Card Makin' Mamas!

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know we are looking for 3 additions to our DT at Card Makin' Mamas! You will find more information on the CMM website, you can apply until 31st of August. Hope you will consider being part of our team, so show us your best work :)

Friday, 5 August 2011

Lilac Lady

Good morning everyone!

Is it just as humid where you are? Today I have a card to share with you that is a little different, it's my first easel fold card! I know, I am not really cutting edge since this fold has been around for such a long time, but I had never actually tried it. I don't know why not, because it's so incredibly easy! The only drawback is that the card is much heavier due to the extra card panel, but it's nice to do something different!

This card really links up well with our latest challenge over at Card Makin' Mamas, we would like to see "BIRTHDAY" cards! I am sure you all need birthday cards, so why not join us? We are being sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps; they are offering the winner of the challenge their choice of 2 digis or one rubber stamp from their Lil Lad, Lil Lolita or Lil Pinkette ranges. The image I have used is from the Lil Lolita range, called Lil Victorian Steampunk Lolita Evie. I think she is just gorgeous and just so versatile. I've used this to make a card for one of my 'aunts' birthday, I think she will really appreciate it. Well, let's hope so! I'd better include instructions how the card works ;)

Materials used
* White base card
* Tickled Pick Stamps Lil Victorian Steampunk Lolita Evie, coloured with Promarkers
* StudioLight sentiment
* Docraft Country Companions DP
* Lace, pearl, ribbons, holographic paper, gems from stash

* Scrap Creations (Buttons and/or bows)
* Shopping Our Stash (Vellum, Violet or Violins)
* Emerald Fairies (Lace)
* NettieG's Digital Gems (Fancy Folds)
* Stamps R Us (Birthdays)
* Incy Wincy (Monochromatic)
* Let's Craft and Create (Use a digi)
* Little Darlings (Girly)
* Lollipop Crafts (Celebrations)
* Sparkles Forum (For the Girls)

Hope you like it, come and join us if you have the time!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Good morning everyone! It's my first day back at work again since the holiday, of course there was tons of work waiting for me on my desk this morning, so no easing  back into it for me but full steam ahead! Today I have my first Christmas Cards All Year Round DT card to show you. The theme is a little different than usual, we want you to use at least 4 of the following:

Hand Stitching
Textured papers
Metal embellishments
Alphabet stickers or rubons for the sentiment

Here is my take on the challenge:

Can you tell which elements I've used? If you manage to make five Christmas cards following our theme this month, you will be eligible for the monthly prize draw. I would love to see what you come up with! Have a look at the challenge blog to see what my talented DT buddies have made!

Materials used: 
* Cream card base
* Studio Light image
* Dovecraft Noel DP
* Kars Xmas Collection Ribbon
* Making Memories Trims Cool Twine
* SEI Vanilla Icing Accents Chipboard
* K&Co Glitter rubon sentiment
* Peel-offs and glittered paper from stash

* Sassy Studio (Christmas in July)
* Crafty Creations (Christmas in July)
* Scrap Creations (Favourite Holiday, Christmas of course!)
* Crafty Your Passion (Anything Goes)
* Use It Tuesday (It's a two-fer; use two hoarded items (all items are stash-shopped)
* Totally Gorjuss (Christmas in July)
* Fussy & Fancy (Christmas in July)
* Crafty Catz (Christmas in July)
* Allsorts (Anything Goes)
* Creative Belli (Christmas in July)

That's it from my so far, I will be back on Friday with a new Card Makin' Mamas card!