Monday, 30 September 2013

F is For... Ooh La La Challenge

Here is my card for this week's Ooh La La Challenge Blog, which has the fun theme of "Something Beginning with F".  My Fs are Fruit and Fall and I have used a gorgeous pyramage design from the Carnival of Colour CD which is full of stunning artwork by Beverly Morgan.  This picture is called Quinces.   I have added matching backing paper and some bronzey ribbon, card candy and die cut leaves.  Chose not to add a sentiment until I know who and what it will be send to...
I'm also entering my card for
Simply Create Too - fall/autumn
Delightful Challenges - happy fall y'all
Crafty Little Fairies - autumn colours
Sugar Creek Hollow - fall is in the air
Simon Says - anything goes

Sunday, 29 September 2013

The 1950s - CD Sunday Challenge DT Guest

CD Sunday's Challenge this week is the 1950s and, after a very complicated week dealing with older son departing for university no less than THREE times, returning twice due to problems with his funding and accommodation, I have made a very uncomplicated card!

The image and the strip of DP are both from Joanna Sheen's Viva La Divas CD, which I love and really should use more often...  Matted onto mirri card and then white embossed with Swiss Dots, I've simply added some purple gems.

I'm entering my card for:
Crafting for all Seasons - make it funny
Crafters Companion - embossing
Simon Says - anything goes

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Snow People - CD Sunday Design Team Guest

This week's theme over at CD Sunday Challenge is Snow People, perfect for a CD I have from Ooh La La called Christmas Presence, which has loads of different snowmen in the artwork.  I chose this adorable snowman as being something a little bit different, the yellowy-green colouring is definitely not traditional!  I added some ribbon and a big bow in organza, lots of gold mirri card including a Memory Box diecut and some gems.  Can you see the gems added to the diecut?

It has been a very busy week and I haven't had much time to visit blogs, hope to catch up a bit and see what you've all been up to this week :)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

When in doubt, eat a cupcake

I've a quick card to post today, made using a download from Crafts U Print.  It's decoupaged with Pinflair glue and has blue Stickles added to the cupcakes and some card candi to add to the sweetness :).  Short and sweet, busy week!

I'm entering my card for:
House that Stamps Built - food happy
Inky Impressions - food glorious food
Frilly and Funkie - eat, drink and be merry

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

On the Mend

Here's my card for this week's Less Is More Challenge, a one layer Get Well card.  I've used one of my beloved Acid Drops and Whatnots stamps on a cream card.  I embossed a border using a Spellbinder die and coloured inside the die with Adirondack Lake Mist.  Colouring added with Copics.
I'm also entering my card for:
Simon Says - Emboss it
A Little Bit Crafty - clean and simple

Monday, 16 September 2013

Ooh La La Challenge - Magnificent Men

This week's Ooh La La Challenge is Magnificent Men - time to make some cards for the men in your life, or even the men who were once in your life!  It is my soon-to-be ex's birthday soon and I still want to mark it by sending him a card.  I think I'm safe posting it on here early, can't imagine he'd be reading my blog these days!

The image is called Nice Catch and it comes from the Boys to Men CD, which uses the artwork of Doug Laird. The CD has a wonderful mix from beautiful landscapes and small boys playing, to more light-hearted cartoons.  The DP also comes from the CD and I've added some twill tape to the vertical stripe on it.  The sentiment is Hero Arts and the tree cut from a Memory Box die finishes off the card.  Despite the awkward circumstances, I really like the card.  Hmm, perhaps it's too nice to send LOL...

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Little Boys - CD Sunday Guest DT Card

This has been a very busy week, I now have the first week of my new job under my belt and yesterday I took younger son to start at Plymouth University, which seemed to involve packing much electronic equipment but worryingly little in the way of clothes!

Luckily I had prepared my card ahead of time for this week's CD Sunday Challenge, which I am a Guest for September.  This charming decoupage is from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whitaker CD.  I've added a few mats and layers, including one using a MS Bubble punch.  DP is also from the CD, the sentiment is a Hobby Art stamp.

I'm also entering my card for:
Card Making Mamas - for the kids
Crafty Catz - men/boys
Jellypark Friends - all about the kids
Polkadoodles - one for the boys
Totally Papercrafts - birthday boys
An Inky Situation - teddy bears (under his arm!)

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Oh Deer

I'm enjoying my first week in a new job, but still hope to make time for my crafting.  Today I have a card to show you from the Pollyanna Pickering DVD, British Wildlife.  I think Pollyanna's work is stunning and I hope we get lots more of her images to craft with.  This is a fairly simple, masculine card.  Both background papers are from the DVD, I've added a couple of trees cut with a Memory Box die, some grosgrain ribbon and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I'm entering my card for:
Simon Says - animal antics
Brown Sugar - animals
Bloggers Challenge - to die for
Ruby's Rainbow - it's a male thing
Whimsy Stamps - masculine

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Shop till you Drop - CD Sunday DT Guest

I had great fun making this card for CD Sunday's Challenge.   The theme is Shop Till You Drop and, having just popped across to the challenge blog there are some FAB cards to be inspired by!  I used an image from the Ooh La La CD All Dressed Up, called Accesories.  I printed the image twice onto glossy photographic paper and added lots of dimensional images and plenty of gems and bling.  Sentiment is computer generated, I've matted and layered onto silver mirri card.
I'm also entering my card for:
Rogue Redhead Designs - fashionista
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes

Friday, 6 September 2013

Back to Basic Grey

After a long break from it, I'm continuing in my quest to use my 6x6 pads one by one and today's card comes from the Out of Print pad, which now only has 2 or 3 sheets left.  I've paper pieced a Dylusions Couture stamp and matted it onto a dark spotty paper with the stripe background from the same pad..  The sentiment and the ribbon are both Stampin' Up and again the sentiment is mounted on a scrap from the pad.  I've used the sketch from Sketch'n'Stash as the basis for my card.
I'm entering my card for:
Sketch'n'Stash - sketch
Basic Grey - back to school/ good luck
Happy Campers - use a stamp
Scrappers Delight - paper piecing
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Papertake - anything goes

Monday, 2 September 2013

Ooh La La Challenge - Pearls & Swirls

This week's Ooh La La Challenge is Pearls and Swirls, your chance to make a super feminine card.  I've kept mine fairly simple and understated, using the Tea Time image from the Yesterday's Memories CD.  The matching striped paper is also from the CD and I've added an embossed panel, some sepia ribbon, pearls and Memory Box swirls to my image.  Watch out for a super new release from Ooh La La, coming soon!
I'm also entering my card for:
Simon Says - anything goes

Sunday, 1 September 2013

CD Sunday - Jem's Designs - Scentimental

I'm very excited to tell you that I have been asked to be a Guest on the Design Team for CD Sunday Challenge :).  This is a challenge I always try to join in with and I'm chuffed to bits to be a guest on their team for September.  This week we were generously given a Scentimental CD to work from by Jem's Designs, this week's sponsor and I've chosen a turquoise colourway called Toilet Water.  That gorgeous bottle is part of the DP and I've layered the vintage image with a faux postage image and decoupaged some flowers on.  Some sheer turquoise ribbon and a generous helping of Stickles completes my card.