Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #69 - Distress It

Oops I forgot to schedule this yesterday, must have been sidetracked by the sunshine!   This week the Crafty Cardmakers would like to see Distressed Projects.  I've used a gorgeous new set of stamps from Stamp Addicts which lent themselves perfectly to a vintage, distressed look. 

My image was stamped in Sepia Versafine, I've distressed and inked the edges then stitched around it.  Background uses more inking and the keyhole stamp, I added a couple of buttons with twine to the sentiment.
My card is also for the following challenges:
Incy Wincy - vintage
Opus Gluei - sew what
Poodle Parlour - monochromatic
Fab'n'Funky - a new beginning
Sisterhood of Crafters - old fashioned

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Less is More - a shaped card

This week the LIMettes want us to make a shaped card, not something I'm usually too keen on.  Then I remembered how to cut down a standard rectangle into a triangle which can make a fun Christmas card.   There's not a lot of white space as I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder on the smaller, matted triangle, but I think it still works...   Sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Phindy's Place Challenge #107: 1-2-3

This week at Phindy's Place we have a 1-2-3 challenge, use 1 image, 2 DPs and 3 embellies.  You can either count my embellies as 3 pearls or pearls, ric-rac and punched edge, whichever you feel fits the challenge best lol.  I've used the very summery image Biking Babe, along with Basic Grey Out of Print DP.

My card is also for the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps - anything goes
Bunny Zoes - anything goes
Catered Crop - ric-rac
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Basic Grey - anything goes

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Less is More - baby or child

For some reason this week's theme at Less is More didn't seem to fit anything that I had so I ended up buying a large Woodware clear stamp at my local craft shop.  I've paper pieced the pram with SU cardstock and drawn a border with a Copic rather than matted it.  After I took the photos I saw that the white card is whiter than the white cardstock - oops.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Phindy's Place Challenge #106 - summer is coming!

What a long week this has been!  Thank goodness it's Friday and here is my cad for this week's Phindy's Place Challenge, Summer is Coming.  I chose the adorable new image Summer is Here and follwede the Sketch'n'Stash layout.  DP is Basic Grey Out of Print.
My card is for the following challenges:
Sketch'n'Stash - sketch

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - work related

This week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop is work related.  I've chosen to use In the Garden, a perfect image for those difficult man cards...  The background is brushed with Distress Inks and main image coloured with Copics.  I added some garden twine and some brass brads, keeping my card fairly simple.
I'm entering my card for:
Simon Says - clean & simple
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes

Sunday, 13 May 2012

A CAS-ual bird

Today's card is an attempt at a CASE of the awesome Michele Zindorf, here is her card that inspired me.  I've sponged ink onto pearlescent cardstock, added twine, a sentiment and a punched out bird.  Not much white space but still very clean and simple. 

I'm entering my card for:
CAS-ual Fridays - birds
Catch the bug - things with wings
One Stop Craft - monochrome
Fairytale - things with wings
Glitter Geeks - things with wings
Polkadoodle - monochrome

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Less is More - use 3 stamps

Remember when images were not usually coloured, before we all got Copics?  I had a go at a non-coloured card for this week's Less is More challenge, but ended up adding some colour with Distress Inks!  All three stamps are from a now retired Stampin' Up set which I love.  The single layer cardstock didn't like watercolouring but after three earlier attempts hit the bin I am sticking with this version :).
I'm also entering the St Luke's Challenge for this month which is one layer. 

Friday, 11 May 2012

Phindy's Place Challenge #105 - Christmas in May

Good morning and welcome to this week's Phindy's Place Challenge, which is to make a card or project for Christmas.  I couldn't resist the sentiment stamp that I bought in the post-Christmas sale at Stamp Attic and of course I had to use Phindy's brilliant Power Nap image for my card! 

I've kept things fairly simple, paper piecing the chair and adding my image to an easel card.  One card done for Christmas, maybe I will avoid the panic this year...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Less is More meets CAS-ual Fridays

I'm late with my LIM entry this week after spending the Bank Holiday weekend with a friend in sunny Dorset, eating and drinking too much and doing little else :).
LIM would like to see yellow used as the focus and CAS-ual Fridays are celebrating their 1st birthday.  I have the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and don't use it anything like enoujgh, so I cut out some petals using yellow fabrics and attached them to a pale greeny-yellow card, adding a sentiment from a stamp that came free with a magazine.  Very clean, very simple :).

My card is for:  Less is More - yellow and CAS-ual Fridays - Happy Birthday.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Phindy's Place Challenge #104 - vintage

This week at Phindy's Place we are challenging you to make something with a vintage style.  Phindy's been drawing some fabulous new images recently and I chose Potted Primroses for my card.  I printed and coloured four times and made a decoupaged card.  There is lovely detail on the image but it has a very clean outline, perfect for this technique.  I followed the layout from Sketch Saturday, added some embossing and buttons.

My card is also for the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch

Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Craft us Crazy - favourite stamp company - easy one, Phindy's designs have been my favourite ever since I discovered them!
C.R.A.F.T.  - buttons
Crop Stop - emboss it
Do You Stack Up - circles
Little Miss Muffet - May flowers
Papercrafting Journey - vintage
My Mum's Craft Shop - embossing
Paper Pretties - flowers
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - in the garden

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop

This week's Digi Doodle Shop Challenge is Anything Goes - so no excuses not to enter!  I opted for some watercolouring, using the Foxgloves image printed large so I could paint in the gorgeous detail on the image.  I added some My Mind's Eye DP (which matches much better in real life!) and some lacy white ribbon.  The sentiment is Craftwork Cards mounted onto a diecut circle and that's it - another fairly clean and simple card...
My card is also for: 
Paper Pretties - flowers
Simon Says - birthday
Crazy Amigos - flowers
Crafty Sentiments - spots or stripes (stripy DP)
Shopping our Stash - anything girly
Sassy Cheryls - May flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - in the garden
Use it Tuesday - April showers bring fourth May flowers (using hoarded DP and ribbon)
Hooked on Craft - flowers
There she Goes - May flowers
Victorine Originals - flowers
Whoopsidaisy - pile on the flowers