Friday, 27 August 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #22 - Sketch Challenge

Had a ball making this 8 x 8 card from the sketch over at Crafty Ann's. As a rule, I do not like sketches and find my mind goes blank when I have to conform to someone else's design but this one went so smoothly.
For the backing papers I used Polished Stone pastel lemon and Mottled Stone autumn red and the flowers are the red 3D Long Petalled Flower Collection - all from Crafty Ann's. The Oyster Stamp vase is stamped over a scrap of patterned paper from I know not where, a few foliage sprays from paper punches and three pearls complete the card. The corners are decorated with a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment was a free gift from a magazine.

I hope you will join us over at Crafty Ann's Challenge blog and don't be put off taking part because it is a sketch - just lay out all your pieces and you will see it comes together so easily. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment - all are appreciated.
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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Wedding Card

My neighbours, Peter and Dominika are getting married back home in Poland soon and I wanted to make a card and deliver it before they left.

I know Dominika has chosen pale orange and white as her theme so I tried to incorporate it into the card design. The backing paper is by Graphicus and initially I thought it a little overpowering but it looks just right after comparing it with about a dozen other papers I had printed off and thought would go well (not).

The hearts and words were cut by my Cricut and stamped with Elusive Images stamps from the Brocade and Damask plates. One was embossed with Vanilla EP and the other with Gold Detail. A few gems on the hearts, crystal glitter to the words and a corner punch finish the card which is matted onto gold and off white.

I hope they will like it, I wanted it to be a modern card and I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by and do feel free to leave a comment, all are appreciated.
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Monday, 16 August 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Hadn't a clue where I was going with this challenge, I was looking for something vintage military. Perhaps an officer and his lady (to cover the buttons and the bows) but somehow ended up with this dear little child. His face was so appealing I couldn't ignore him! This little chap is from Joanna Sheen's Baby Love CD from the photos section.

I have used a colour palette of silver, very pale blue and surprisingly Sir Tim's Milled Lavender Distress Ink for the mauvey pink. This is the first time I have ever used this ink colour on a project in its own right, usually the colour looks yuck.

The background card is embossed with a script folder and sanded for texture. The buttons are made from nesties and embossed. The stamped buttons are by Creative Expressions. Our little chap has been framed and layered with oval nesties and pearls added for a more vintage look. The white and silver ribbon is courtesy of my friend Gladys.

I hope you like this card, I enjoyed making it. Please feel free to leave a comment - they are all welcome.
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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Bah! Humbug! #31 Angels and Fairies

A lovely challenge this week. I love angels especially, although I still believe in fairies too!

All the stamps this week are by Elusive Images and the main image has been embossed in silver and then coloured with Marvy Markers. The snowflakes are embossed with silver tinsel EP and punched out and edged with silver pen. The sentiment is again coloured with a Marvy Marker.

I stamped the angel and sentiment onto 160 gsm glossy paper. This allows you to 'buff up' the image after colouring and consequently you get a lovely sheen.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you like the card - please feel free to leave a comment. I do appreciate everyone who takes the time to comment.
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Friday, 13 August 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Christmas in August

In the mood for Christmas yet? Want some help to get you thinking about all those cards you need to make? Come and join us at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and get some inspiration. Join in the challenge and you could win some digi stamps and downloads.

My card spotlights Ann's delightful snowman digi stamp and I turned it into a family. It is printed onto glossy cardstock and then with an aqua brush I painted the background with DI Broken China and lightly outlined the snowfolk with DI Weathered Wood. The snow was created with Broken Glass Glitter and the stars in the sky are die cuts. Snow was added with a white gel pen.

Thebacking paper is from Crafty Ann's Polished Stone Pastel collection - Sky Blue and the greetings ticket is another of Ann's digi stamps. A few die cut snowflakes complete.

I do hope you like this card and that it encourages you to come along and join in the challenge over at Crafty Ann's.
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Creating Rainbows August Card Swap

This month's theme was to 'Create a Scene'. As some of you may know, I really enjoy making a picture from scratch. This card was for my Rainbow friend Elizabeth and I know she is a hard act to follow - check out her blog - she does some lovely work!
I didn't intend to make an oriental card but it seemed to take on a really oriental feel as it began to emerge.
The stamps for the main image are all by Lavinia Stamps and the scene is mainly created using Memento Desert Sand and London Fog (love these colours), DI Stormy Sky and SU Sage Shadow.
The tall trees on the brown backing card are gold embossed and are by Elusive Images.
I hope you like this card. I really enjoyed making it as it is the first time I had used some of these Lavinia stamps.
Thanks for dropping by and feel free to leave a comment, I do appreciate them.

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog is on the Move

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog is on the move!

Read what Ann has to say -

Hello to all of you who love a challenge!

For a number of resaons I've decided that it's time for Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog to move home - and this is it!
The first challenge on this blog will be on Friday 27th August and in the meantime, I'm hoping you'll help me to spread the word.

How about the opportunity to win some digis???????

This is all you need to do:
Become a follower to be included in the followers draw
Post about our move on your blog and add our challenge blinkie to your side bar then come and add your link on Inlinkz to be included in the Inlinkz draw
I'll draw 1 winner from the followers and 1 from Inlinkz this saturday the 14th then I'll do the same thing on friday the 20th and finally the day the first challenge goes live on here, friday the 27th. That's 6 prizes on offer and as an added incentive to get in early, it means more opportunities to win if you do!
Each winner will receive 3 digis of their choice.
Our regular challenge will still happen on the
Wordpress blog this Friday, the 13th so don't forget to join us there and don't forget to come back here on saturday to see if you're one of the first two winners.

Tell your friends and spread the word! Look forward to you all joining in on the next Crafty Ann's Challenge!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #114 - Fairy Doors

An unusual subject this week - particularly as such matters are not often openly discussed, let alone published.

However, if such things as Fairy Doors exist - they may, possibly, look like this one.

This is a 4 x 4 page, the fairy stamp is by Elusive Images. The fairy door image/photograph is from a private collection, the location - a secret.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment, all are much appreciated.
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CD Sunday Challenge - Music and Movement

This week's adorable image is from the Seraphina CD's. You can almost hear the music playing as our fat mouse pirouettes around the stage.

The backing paper is from an Artylicious CD and is embellished with a white satin and chiffon ribbon and a white flower from Floradoodles.

Do you know that from the beginning of September the first CD Sunday Challenge of the month is going to be sponsored by a crafting CD manufacturer? The team have some wonderful sponsors lined up so make sure you join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment - they are all appreciated.
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Bah! Humbug! Challenge #30 - Through the Window

The lovely holly flourish corners arrived this week in a grab bag from Graphicus and I just had to use them! I embossed them in Green Tinsel embossing powder and then added red glitter to the berries.

The image through the window is from Stampin USA and is of a snow laden fir tree in a forest, this was also embossed with Green Tinsel. The acetate window was chosen from a pageful of variously shaped windows from a CD called Silhouette Sensations. The sentiment was stamped in red and the oval was embossed with Stardust embossing powder. The two corners were punched using a Martha Stewart trellis punch.

Thanks for visiting my blog and please feel free to leave a comment, I do love reading them and find them very encouraging.
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Sunday, 8 August 2010

DragonsDream TIO #50 - On a Musical Note

This week's tag uses a stamp set from Stampin' USA. The images have been embossed in black and the tag coloured with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks. The acetate overlay tag has a musical border (from Lakeland, bought many moons ago) stuck to it. It is so old, the self adhesive backing no longer sticks! Some black crystal wired beads finish it off.

Sorry I couldn't take part last week Frankie, had too much to do but will certainly have a go at making the paper roses!

Hope you like this tag and thank you for visiting my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment as I appreciate them all.
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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes!

John's sister Pat will be celebrating her Ruby wedding anniversary later this month and I thought that they might like a hand made card for a change!

The roses are made from 110 gsm paper and have been stamped in gold and also highlighted with crystal glitter. The hearts are stamped and embossed in Japanese Lacquer and Gold EP. The stamp is by Elusive Images.

Decadent Brocade CD by Artylicious provided the patterned backing paper, the design is called Eleanor, which coincidentally, is the name of my daughter. The gold backing paper is from my stash. The corner detail was punched with a bargain Martha Stewart punch.

I do hope Pat and John will like their card. I enjoyed making it.

Thanks for stopping by and do feel free to leave a comment - I do appreciate them.
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