Thursday 30 May 2013

Decoupage can be c&s too!

Today's card is a Joanna Sheen decoupage, with lots of lovely layers.  I've kept the card very simple - too simple?  Not sure, what do you think?
I'm entering my card for:
Simon Says - anything goes
Creative Moments - lots of layers
Stamp 'n' Doodle - so many layers

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Aged to Perfection

This week's CD Sunday Challenge is Aged to Perfection.  I've made a fairly c&s card for Father's Day or a Dad's birthday.  The image comes from Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia CD, quite an aged CD but a very good one!  The sentiment is a House Mouse stamp and the "Dad" stamp[ is part of a large Woodware stamp that I've cut out, overlapped and popped up with Pinflair. Some matting and layering and twine finish off the card. Sorry about the flash reflection on the Dad word, it is so dingy here today that I couldn't take a photo without flash...

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Dad
Digi Darla's - Father's Day
Melonheadz Friends - Father's Day
My Sheri Crafts - Father's Day
Hiding in my Craftroom - Father's Day
Creative Craft Challenges - for the fellas

Saturday 25 May 2013

Body of a twenty five old

This week's challenge at Less is More is Humour, which is the perfect excuse to use my Acid Drops and What-Nots stamps, which happen to be their sponsors for this month.  I'm a bit out of practice at colouring with my Copics but luckily the stamps look fine with very simple colouring!

Friday 24 May 2013

It's a hard life...

Here's a bit of wishful thinking for the Bank Holiday weekend, a Gruffy Bear decoupage card with warm sunny colours.  The decoupage is pretty complex so I've kept the card very simple, with some K&Co paper and giant ric-rac that I bought in a shop in Hay-on-Wye some years back.
I'm entering my card for:
Charisma Cardz - here comes summer
House Mouse & Friends - flower power

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Less is More meets Sketch Saturday

I'm so glad to be able to enter my favourite challenges now I'm back online.  This very c&s birthday card is for Less is More's cats and/or dogs challenge and uses the layout for Sketch Saturday, though as you can see my sentiment doesn't quite follow their sketch!  The stamp is by Katy Sue Designs, fell for it at the NEC but shamefully this is the first time it's seen ink...
I'm also entering my card for Craft Your Passion where the challenge is Party Animals.  Looking forward to catching up with a few blogs today, bye for now.

Monday 20 May 2013

Poppies for Mum

Mum loves poppies, so this Joanna Sheen decoupage made a perfect "just because" card that I sent to her last week.  I've added some buttons and some dotty Papermania DP, happy to report that she loved it.
I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Simon Says - flower power
My Sheri Crafts - flower power
Three Scrappy Gals - who's your mama?
Mema's Crafts - optional Mother's Day, flowers
Songbird Challenges - bloom and grow
Paper Playtime - buttons or brads

Go Green

At last I'm back online and today, after 3 weeks, I seem to have my phone number back at last, hoorah!  Who would think that BT could make such a mess of a simple change of initial...

Now that I can upload to my blog it is time to catch up with some of my favourite challenges and here is my entry for this week's CD Sunday Challenge, Going Green.  The image (printed twice and decoupaged) and backing paper are from the gorgeous new Joanna Sheen House Mouse CD.  The sentiments are from House Mouse unmounted rubber stamps and I recycled the buttons from White Stuff clothes labels.  I've been collecting the labels to use and there is no truth in the rumour that I shop there just because they provide crafting stash with each purchase lol!
I'm also entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley - animals
Corrosive Challenge - sentiment on the front
Stampin' for the Weekend - button it up

Friday 10 May 2013

Less is More

I have had a deeply frustrating week without broadband and without "my" phone number.  I have wasted many hours on the phone to BT and had many promises broken.  I am now told this will not change until after the weekend.
I have borrowed the work computer to enter the Less is More Challenge as this is one of the two that I don't like to miss entering.  I used my fabulous Acid Drops and What-Nots stamps (they are this week's sponsors) and my opposite colours are yellow and violet.  Apologies for the poor photo, I have no photo editing available to crop or tinker about with it.

Friday 3 May 2013

Teen Dude

Today's card continues with my mission to use up some of my 6x6 pads, I've used Basic Grey Marjolaine and paper pieced a Dylusions stamp.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and I've based the layout on this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge.
I'm entering this card for:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Basic Grey - masculine
Crafters Companion - masculine
Moving Along with the Times - one for the boys

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Purple Paradise Shoes

Here's my card for this week's CD Sunday Challenge, I've got my card in a bit more promptly this week!  It's made using the Katy Sue Fabulous Shoes CD.  I'm really enjoying making up the decoupage on this one.  The background paper is also printed from the CD, it has a lovely faux embossed look to it.  I have added some gems and lots of Glossy Accents, the sentiment is Hero Arts.
I'm entering my card for:
CD Sunday Challenge - purple paradise
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - sketch free for all, sketch 54
Party time Tuesday - anything goes