Monday, 31 March 2014

Ooh La La Challenge - card for a child

This week's Ooh La La Challenge is to make a card for a child.  I've made an adorable Christmas pyramage card that uses an image from the Shawn Jenkins collection.  I've printed a matching DP for the background and added some Card Candi.  Aren't the bears adorable?
I'm also entering couple of other challenges:
Crafting When We Can -  for a child
My Time to Craft - Beary Nice

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A bit of sparkle for Mothering Sunday

I made a few cards yesterday as a bit of therapy, as I've been dealing with a lot of ghastly paperwork recently.  Here's a CAS card for Mum for next week.  It's ok, she is a technophobe and has no access to a computer lol!  Isabelline background and sentiment are both from Pink Petticoat.  I've added lots of  glitter with a glue pen.

I'm entering my card for a few challenges:
Simon Says - glitter
Ladybug Crafts - spring is here
Seemacrafts - something for Mum
Cupboard Trilogy - mothers
Hiding in my Craft Room - let's get digital

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Less is More - Week 164 - use three of something

 This is my last week of guesting and commenting at Less is More and this week we have a brilliant theme - which is to use three of something, but also to comment on at least three fellow participant's blogs.  It's maybe a bit of a gardening thing, but I do love using things in threes and I found it hard to narrow my ideas down into - you've guessed it - three cards!  LIM gives a lot of emphasis to supporting those who join in and commenting is a big part of this, please don't feel you need to stop at three comments :)

First one up uses Clearly Besotted stamps and dies, stamped in grey onto scraps of Bazzil bling.  Feathers were stuck down with Pinflair and some raffia tied around them when this was dry.

 Next card uses three Spellbinders circles to cut from the top layer, sentiment is Stampin' Up.  I added 3 pearls as I felt it looked a bit sparse...

Third card uses the trimmings from beside my guillotine!  I tried this first with washi tape but found it too flexible and hard to keep straight. 

Looking forward to more amazing cards to enjoy from all the lovely LIMettes out there - you won't forget the commenting bit will you?

Monday, 17 March 2014

Ooh La La Challenge #152 - To a special lady

As we are approaching Mothering Sunday in the UK, Ooh La La has a great challenge to join in with:  to a special lady.  Of course this doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card, but I have chosen to make one using an image from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD.  I've added in an embossed panel, some of the matching paper from the CD, a fair bit of bling and a few extras, sentiment cut with my Portrait.

I'm entering my card for:
CD Sunday Challenge - Mums
Simon Says - Mother's Day
Papertake Weekly - for a Mum
Make my Monday - beautiful butterflies
Eclectic Ellapu - Wings and Flowers & Butterflies

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Guest Designer - Christmas Fun Challenge

I am pleased to say that I've been picked as a Guest Designer for the Christmas Fun Challenge Blog.  I've been playing along there to try to keep the flow of Christmas cards coming, do pop on over there if you can.  This fortnight's challenge is Green Christmas Tree - or anything goes.  I chose to make a tree with bakers twine wrapped around a sturdy bit of card.  Sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Less is More - Week 163 - Masking or stencilling

Here I am again after a ridiculously busy week!  There were some totally stunning one layer cards for LIM this week, I'm getting very into Pinterest and have pinned quite a few for future inspiration.  This week at LIM we would like to see you use Masking or Stencilling on your card, not forgetting that all-important white space.

My card is very straightforward, I have used Post-Its to mask off my card, leaving an off-centre panel which I inked with Adirondack Lake Mist.  I overstamped with the same ink, using a JOFY stamp, then added a Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree Christmas tree in Versafine Olympia Green, stamped a second time without re-inking.  The tiny sentiment from Inkylicious has ended up in the bin after this card, there's a mark across the "h" as though a hair is stuck on the stamp :(.  Hmm...  could have left a bit more white space on this one...

Monday, 10 March 2014

Christmas Fun

Here4's a quick card for the Christmas Fun Challenge, which now has an Anything Goes option.  My card fits the baubles and bows theme, it is an image from the Shawn Jenkins CD by Ooh La La, with some pearls, a Martha Stewart border and Perfect Pearls added.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Less is More Week 162 - Spring Flowers - One Layer Cards

 Looks like Chrissie is having an amazing time in Australia, lucky beggar :).  I'm still stand-in commenter for LIM until her return and my word the green and yellow challenge kept me busy!  This week we have our one layer card week and the theme is spring flowers, so I think a few of us may be dusting off the same stamps!

My first card  uses a Paper Artsy stamp onto kraft card, using Whisper White Stampin' Up ink and coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils.  I'm really pleased with this card, turned out just how I hoped.  My second card is rather less adventurous, it uses Hobby Art stamps, the primroses were masked to add the flowerpot.  These are coloured with Distress Ink markers and a frame is embossed around the image.

Thanks so much to those of you who have visited my blog and commented :)

Friday, 7 March 2014

Wynn's Easter Parade

I always have good intentions of joining in with CD Sunday Challenge :).  Often my good intentions print out an image and even start a card, only to miss the deadline!  This week I've got there, with a card from Holly Pond Hill CD by Joanna Sheen.  Image is popped up on Pinflair, Embossalicious folder (I think) used and ribbon and card candi (which match in real life) added.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

CAS(E) this sketch

I've seen so many fab cards using this sketch out in Blogdom that I just had to play along!  This card is inspired by one that has, again, been all over Pinterest this week.  Being fairly new to Pinterest I've tried to find who made it to credit them, but without success so far.  If you know, please let me know!

Bunny cut with my Silhouette, sentiment computer generated, lines drawn in and card candi tail added.  And that's it!  So simple...

Card is for the following challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch - 66
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - spots or dots
Created with love - think spring
Great Impressions - spring celebrations
Corrosive Challenge - animals
Allsorts Challenge - spring is coming
Crafty Calender - animal antics
Ladybug Creations - spring is here

Monday, 3 March 2014

Ooh La La Challenge #151 - Happy Anniversary

This week's Ooh La La Creations Challenge is Happy Anniversary.  My image comes from the gorgeous Shawn Jenkins Collection CD, as do the DPs.  I cropped the image down and reprinted the butterflies a couple of times and decoupaged them, adding pearls to their wings.  There are more pearls on those rather antennae-like wires behind the lace.
I'm also entering my card for:

Simon Says - pearls
Crafting when we can - anniversary
A Gem of a Challenge - anniversary

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Less is More 161: green and yellow

 What do green and yellow mean to you?  All I came up with were John Deere tractors and cheese and onion crisps :).  Not ideal for a c&s card!  After some thought I used some green scraps Die Cut with a Memory Box and layered over yellow card.  A Technique Tuesday sentiment completes the card, stamped in Versafine Olympia Green.

Second card is made using Inky Doodles stamps, with Versafine Olympia Green, Stampin' Up Pear Pizazz and Melon Versachalk inks.  The sentiment, also from Inky Doodles, sits at a jaunty angle to conceal a couple of stray bits of ink.