Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1 Card - 3 Challenges

Now I had a big decision tonight, shall I watch the football or shall I escape and make a card for some of this week's challenges..........no contest really, definitely the latter. Because there was a few challenges I liked the look of have tried to incorporate 3 on this card.

Stamp Something - Showers or Flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots & Stripes
Sketch & Stash Challenge - Sketch Layout (The stamp is new, everything else from stash)

Have used the Magnolia stamp Tilda in spring rain coloured with promarkers, coloursoft & sansador (Have added glossy accents on the boots), I couldn't decide on a colour for the jacket so I got a bit carried away with the stripes!! The greeting is from Pink Cat Studio & the papers are Papermania Sweet Nothings.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stampin Chic Colour Challenge - Turquoise & Yellow

This weeks challenge over at Stampin' Chic is a colour challenge, turquoise and yellow!!!!! Now I decided these colours weren't for me (turquoise I could live with, yellow I could live with, but together.....not sure!!) so decided instead to have a couple of hours colouring images while watching 'Britain's Got Talent'. When I looked through the images that I'd done, this Gorjuss Girl was amongst them, so now I just had to have an attempt at the challenge ....

Have used one of the images from the Gorjuss Girls Set 2 coloured with Promarkers, H2o's, coloursoft and sprinkled with a touch of glamour dust. The turquoise DP's are from the CCSR "The Big One" and the yellow DP is Papermania (I think). The sentiment is from the CCSR clear stamp range.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Colour Create Challenge - Black, White & Pink

Here's the card that I've made for this weeks challenge of black, white & pink over at Colour Create. Now, I was supposed to include some polka dots on this weeks challenge but I forgot.....there are some dots on the one of flowers....will that count?

I have used Gorjuss Girls Purrfect Friend coloured with Promarkers, Coloursoft & Sansador. The papers are from the Clare Curd Signature Range. The flowers are cut from one of the DP's.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Whiff Of Joy/Elizabeth Bell Blog Candy

To celebrate the release of the fantastic new set of Whiff Of Joy/Elizabeth Bell summer stamps Katharina is giving away 2 Summer Stamp kits. Blog Candy Ends 1st May.

Friday, April 17, 2009

First Digital Scrapbook Page & Retirement Card

I haven't done this for any particular challenge but I thought I would share it. I'm working on a scrapbook as a prezzie for a lady who is retiring from my Brownies and Guides after 30 ish years and for the cover sheet I thought I'd have a go at digi scrapping. Have used papers & embellishments from Shabby Princess. I didn't want too much going on because I wanted the poem to be the main feature and I don't think it turned out too bad ?!

My brownies wrote this poem last night and they will be reading it out at a surprise event that's planned for this Sunday. Aren't they clever, I don't know if it's my age (probably LOL) but I get a bit emotional every time I read it.....hopefully I'm not going to go to pieces when they say it on Sunday.

This is the retirement card that I have sent - as usual a last minute rush. Have used the penny black stamp Lazy days coloured with watercolour pencils and Sakura Stardust pens (have had this stamp for ages and this is the first time it's seen ink - outrageous tragedy) the sentiment is Elzybells and the papers are from the Papermania Pack - Sweet Nothings.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Colour Create Challenge - Chocolate, Coffee & Cream

I have made a card for the this weeks challenge of Chocolate, Coffee & Cream at Colour Create. They're not colours I normally go for but I thought I'd have an attempt.
I have used the LeLo Designs Stamp - You Go First, coloured with Derwent Coloursoft & Sansador. The backing paper is from the Papermania Simply Elegant pack. You're supposed to include some sort of distressing so I sanded the edges of the strip of brown card under the ribbon - not sure if it works though!!!

Also changing the subject I am very excited because I have won the Sketch challenge over on Clare Curds blog on the Docrafts website. I entered one of my Easter cards and was lucky enough to have won!! Lots and lots of thanks to Clare!!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 81

This my card for the challenge over at Mojo Monday this week.

The images are from the Stampin Up Forest Friends Stamp set that I received in the blog candy from Katrina at Whimsical Wishes. I've stamped them using colourbox chalk ink pads. The papers are from my stash (not much info I know, very slack of me but I can't remember where I had them from).

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*** I Won Candy ***

I was lucky enough to win blog candy from Katrina over at Whimsical Wishes so I was very excited when there was a parcel waiting for me when I got home from work last night. It was full of lots of scrummy goodies and I can't wait to play with them.

Lots and lots of thanks Katrina.

(Please check out Katrina's gorgeous blog).

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Miss Anya Birthday Card

Have used one of the Miss Anya images for this card. It has been coloured with Whispers pens and the papers are by Papermania.

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Easter Cards

Have been busy making Easter cards today. I have based the layout of all the cards on a sketch that I found on Clare Curd's Docrafts Blog .

The image is Easter Chick by Elzybells coloured with Derwent Coloursoft & Sansador and the background paper is by DCWV.

The image used on the following cards is Daffodil Chick by Elzybells.

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 54

Was blog hopping the other day and I noticed that the challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is Citrus Colours. Well I coloured this Gorjuss girl image a few days ago and I thought it was perfect for this weeks challenge.

Have coloured the image with Derwent Coloursoft & Sansador (the stripes are green and pink - honest!) , and the paper is from the Dovecraft Wild Blossom pack (I think this paper pack is gorgeous) and I have layered the flowers.

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Colour Create Challenge

I know this post is really late for the colour create challenge but I'm having terrible trouble with my broadband connection at the moment. One minute it's on the next it's off, the engineer's due Monday so I'll have to try to cope till then.

When the single gorjuss girls came on sale, decided on 2 (for the moment),they arrived while I was on holiday and I've been dying to use them since I got back.

The challenge on the Colour Create blog this week is Lilac and Blue, and there's some gorgeous candy on offer.

The image is coloured with Derwent Coloursoft & Sansador and the backing papers are from one of the Laura Ashley packs.

Thanks for looking !

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Easter Baskets

I'm having withdrawal symptoms having not made a card for about **2 WEEKS**.

I had to have some time off work (use whats left of your holiday or lose it) so we decided to go away for a few days. We went all educational and historical heading off to Oxford and then to Salisbury & Stonehenge. Since we got back I've been concentrating on a scrapbook that I'm compiling as a retirement prezzie for a lady who helps with my Brownie unit (She retires in 2 weeks - have left it a bit late, desperate to get it finished !!!)

I did find a little bit of time to make some Easter baskets though.

Have used Papermania Acetate - Sweet Nothings. The basket is the nutcup template on the Cricut -Tags, Bags & Boxes. The images are from Chick Cube Trio from Elzybells, coloured with Derwent Coloursoft & Sansador, and the Easter ribbons are from the Works (5 x 1metres for 99p).
Salisbury Cathedral

Stonehenge - A bit more impressive & foreboding than it looks in my photo

Thanks for looking.