Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Creative Craft Challenge - Recycle it !!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Easter - I'm enjoying the break from work and the gorgeous weather.   I'm off for a whole TWO weeks.  We were going to go away but Martyn was made redundant in March so that kind of changed our plans.  He has been lucky and has found a new job so I've now got two weeks to myself so I might fit a bit of crafting in!!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Craft Challenge and the theme is recycle.  For my card I have used the Hero Arts stamp "Bird in a Cage" which I haven't used in absolutely ages. 

The recycling part of my card is:
  • The brown backing paper is a used envelope (I knew I'd find a use for all those bills that arrive).
  • A couple of pages from an old book edged with chalk inks as a piece of backing paper and to make the flower (I did find it a bit sacrilegious to tear up a book, I consoled myself with the fact it was only a cheap one, and wasn't that good!!!).
  • The ribbon is one that I saved from a box of choccies.
  • The button is from an old shirt.


We are sponsered for this challenge by Crafty Ribbons and


Thanks for looking x

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter to everyone, has anyone over indulged on the choccie eggs?

This card is a little bit bright (slight understatement - you may need sunglasses).

For this card I've used the Magnolia image "Chicken Tilda" coloured with copics.  The DP's are form the Papermania paper pack "Easter Themes".

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Card with an Elzybells Image.

Another Easter card to share.  This one is using an Elzybells image.  I'm sorry but I can't remember what the image is called, so if anyone can help with that it would be much appreciated.

I loved Elzybells images and so I thought it was time I brought one out of storage.

The image is coloured with copics, the DP's are from the Papermania "Easter Themes" paper pack.  The sentiment is a download from Cuddlybuddly.

Thanks for looking x

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter cards with Tilda and her Bunny

Just a couple of Easter cards to share.  I love this Tilda image, she is so cute.  One of these cards has gone to my Grandma and another to my Mom.

For both these cards I've used the Magnolia image "Tilda and her bunny" coloured with copics.   The DP's are from the Papermania "Easter Themes". 

I'm not sure about the yellow hat on this one, but I'd already coloured everything else and I didn't have time to do another one.

Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Creative Craft Challenge - Embossing

Aren't the weeks flying by so quickly, it's time for another challenge over at Creative Craft Challenge and it only seems five minutes since the last one.

This fortnight the theme is embossing.  For my card I have used a digital image by our sponsor Doodle Dragon Studios.  The image is Cheshire Cat from the Alice set coloured with copics.   It wasn't my intention but the card ended up just a bit too pink!

You can't really tell but I have two types of embossing on my card.  I dusted off my embossing powders which I don't seem to have used for ages and I got my cuttlebug folders out for a bit of dry embossing (another craft item that I hardly use...I don't know why!)

I used a cuttlebug folder on some coredinations card stock to create the embossed background and the sentiment is stamped and embossed with purple embossing powder.  Also the flower in the corner is nice and glossy with about 6 layers of purple embossing powder on it.

We have two sponsors for this challenge:

Whichcraft who are providing a prize for one lucky winner and

Doodle Dragon Studios who are offering a $5 giftcard to use in their store to each one of our top 3.

Thanks for looking x

Monday, April 04, 2011

One more Mother's Day card to share

This is the card I made for Martyn's mom.  I had strict instructions from him "I don't want anything too "CUTESY".   I then went instantly into a panic......no cute images.....does he know me at all.

I finally decided on an image from the Papermania "Birdsong" range.  Well he is a birdwatcher ....it seemed appropriate.

I stamped the image using a Rich Cocoa Memento ink pad and coloured it with copics.  The DP's are from the Papermania "Birdsong" paper pack.

I'm entering this into the following challenge :
My Time To Craft - Mum's the word

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Mother's day card with Mo's digi "What's Cooking"

Just a quick post, because it's getting late and I need to get some sleep.  Back to work tomorrow after a week off.

This is the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day this year.  I've used the Mo's Digital image "What's Cooking" coloured with copics.  The DP's are from the Wild Rose Studio "Candy Floss" paper pack.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge - Pastel Colours
Stamp Something - Digi Image
Colour Create - Pastel

Thanks for looking x

Crafty Calendar April Challenge - April showers bring forth May flowers

I'm still in shock that it's April already and time for another challenge over at Crafty Calendar.  This months challenge is "April Showers bring forth May flowers".  and for my card I sort of focused on the April shower part of the challenge.

For my card I have used the Stampfairy image "Patsy April Showers" coloured with copics.  The DP's are from the My Minds Eye "Pretty Please" paper pack.  The sentiment is from our sponsor for this challenge Sentiments  4 You.

Our sponsor Sentiments 4 You is offering one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - April Showers


Thanks for looking x