Monday, 6 September 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Clean and Simple Challenge

Challenge for these next two weeks Clean and Simple

I always think of pastels colours relating to clean and simple, I suppose everybody will have their own interpretations it will be nice to see the entries.
I started with a square off white card, I used dotty paper from a new DM paperstack and layered them with white card inbetween.
I printed the image and coloured it with my favourite promarkers, added a little ribbon, couple of pale pink sparkly flowers which actually look yellow/orange in the picture and some gems to finish off the card.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:


Monday, 23 August 2010

Lady Ga Ga Video Inspiration Latest Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

We so much inspiration in the video but I was still stuck with making up the card, I decided to stick with the basics, matting and layering, stamping the wording, and a few gems and peel off corders to add a bit of silver.  The image I used from a digi image from Kenny K, it was hard to choose the image from his site as there were so many which fit the challenge.  I coloured the image with promarkers.  I coloured the first image I had stamped and realised that I was being like a little old lady and covering the poor girl up, stamped her again and let her show a little more flesh lol, my first image she had a full bodice and cycling shorts (so to speak) LOL.  Hope you join in the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers too, enjoy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Add a sentiment - words to inspire
Digi doodle shops best - Anything goes

Monday, 9 August 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Birthday Card Challenge

My challenge card for Crafty Cardmakers Birthday

For my card I started with a blank square, layered with background paper I got free with a magazine, I cut a strip from a sheet from the same pack and used a fiskars punch to create the patterned edge, the image as we can all guess is Tilda coloured with promarkers and the bag is glittered. I punched the corners of the paper that I had stamped and put jewels in two of the corners. I got out and dusted!! my quickutz revolution and cut the layers of the flowers in the same papers, put these together with brads and stuck on the card with 3d foam. The sentiment was from a free magazine pack also.

I love making Tilda cards and was really pleased with this card and how well the colours go together (in my opinion anyway !!).

I am entering this card into:
Wild Orchid Challenge - One for the girls
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Think pink
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Stampman Challenge - Take 2 Colours
Craftalicious - Make your own flowers
Speedy the cats friend - Make your own embellishments
Papertake - White and bright

Saturday, 7 August 2010


Thought I would have a little change on my blog hope you like it, just needed a little refreshing !!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Crafty Cardmakers New Challenge

This week at crafty cardmakers the challenge is a recipe one by Joy.

Here is my creation

I stamped my image onto card and coloured with promarkers adding touches of glitter onto the flowers. I cut the corners of the card with a fiskars punch then mounted the image onto yellow card, then again onto patterned orange paper. I covered the front of a square card with a leaf patterned paper and mounted the layered image onto the card. I coloured some flowers with promarkers and added layered them keeping them together with a brad and cup which was then mounted onto the corner of the card and the jems were added.

Here we go again let's have another go !!!
I would also like to enter this into :
Bunny Zoes - Summer
Papertake - Cutie Patootie
Whoopsie Daisy - Vibrant Colours
Handfull of stamps - Punches (use in the corners of image sheet)
S2G - Hot Orange
Craftalicious - Birthdays
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet
CAS-tastic - Summer inspired


Thank to Vix I entered my Crafty Cardmakers card into other challenges and guess what, I won at
One Stitch at a Time.  Thanks to all involved.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Crafty Cardmakers spotlight challenge

This week on Crafty Cardmakers was a spotlight challenge on a photo inspiration from which I used the colours and the spotlight was easel cards.  I really enjoy making easel cards having just tried it recently and this was my first attempt of making a shaped one.  I was quite pleased with the finished card but I would not normally pick out such bold colours as I like making pastel cards.
I am also attempting the first time of entering more than one challenge!!  With the help from the DT at crafty cardmakers giving me hints of where I can enter here we go:
I would like to enter this card on the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenge - Say it with flowers
Allsorts challenge - Summer Days
One stitch at a time - Digi stamps
The Stampman challenge - Anything goes
Well think six is enough for my first attempt, lets see how it goes and maybe we will carry on next week !!
Thanks to the DT at crafty cardmakers I will be hooked on challenges next.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Sophie joined in crafting tonight

Sophie, my daughter, joined me crafting tonight (I cringe everytime I hear can I use that, can I have a but of this !).  Have a look at the card she made on her blog  She took a picture on her new camera because she said she hasn't had time to update her blog for a while !!  If only she knew what it was like not to have time lol.

Challenge card for friend at work

A friend at work seen me posting out the easel card to Andrew's uncle and admired it, she asked the next day if I could make one for her with either an aeroplane or boat with Happy Birthday and Welcome Home on it for her nephew who, after travelling the world for some time, was coming back home on his birthday.  She liked the easel style so that was my challenge for tonight, I put it off last night thinking what picture I could use.  Anyway I have made one for her tonight hope she likes it ................

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Last minute card for Uncle

I just remembered today I needed two cards, one for Tuesday and one for Wednesday, luckily I had one made for the anniversary on Tuesday but needed a mans card for my OH's uncle who's wife and daughter are both card makers.  Was talking to his wife today about easel cards and she had not heard of them so decided to make one for Malcolm for his birthday so she could have a look, hope you like too.  The pyramage does look a little off line on this photo but it is because I have taken the picture stood up above the card HONEST !!

Monday, 28 June 2010

New challenge - Inky

Well was not impressed with this card and had I not left it till the last minute I would have started again, anyway I am not a messy inky person, can't stand inky fingers but thought I would have a go, the first stamp pad I tried fell to pieces lol, I them used a momento pad in silver over textured black paper and dabbed round the edge in lilac, the next layer on top of the mirror card was again white textured paper which I went over with the lilac ink pad.  The colours are much darker on the photo than in true life, Anita's stamp stamped with the same lilac ink pad.  Flowers were mounted on the corner to take away the bareness.

Monday, 14 June 2010

This weeks challenge Mens Cards

As everybody probably does I always struggle with mens cards unless the man I am making it for has a particular hobby then I can usualy find something to suit.  Anyway had a go at another easel card, think they are so easy now I know how !!

Monday, 31 May 2010

Crafty Cardmakers New Challenge

Latest challenge least and most, the colours at the moment I like the green colour but would not normally choose brown for a card but hey hoe think it looks ok, hope you agree...

Monday, 17 May 2010

Inside Out Challenge

My creation for the inside out challenge on Crafty Cardmakers, had fun making this one.

Front Inside

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Distressing Challenge

Latest challenge on crafty cardmakers, was not happy with this card when I finished, tried another and went back to this one, suits distressing but too plain and simple for my taste :-(

Monday, 5 April 2010

Crafty Cardmakers New Challenge

First Easel Card, am really pleased with the outcome and wonder why I have not tried this before. 

Monday, 22 March 2010

New Cards

It's been a while since my last post, been so busy with the new conservatory, work and life in general not had much time for posting and blogging. Anyway I hope to restart again this week. My latest DT card is below, hope you like it, coloured with my favourites

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Our little new addition

Went to Manchester today to visit my niece who has had a gorgeous baby girl, last night was a mad couple of hours making the cards for mammy, daddy and nana xx Hope you like ....

Alexandra Louise

My card for Mammy and Daddy. made it so it can be framed for baby's bedroom

Monday, 25 January 2010

Swap cards made this week

This card was for a slam dunk swap red and green but not christmas, favourite technique and glittered

This card was for a red and green but not christmas swap

This card was for a glittered swap
Hope u like them all !!

Crafty Cardmaking Challenge

I have not had a lot of time this week so decided to make a quick and easy card using matting and layering and stickers, hope u like

Thursday, 21 January 2010

A change from the pens!!

Had to make two cards for my friends at work, who's birthdays are tomorrow and Saturday. Thought I would have a change from the promarker pens and made a couple of pyramage from the Popcorn Bear disc. However my promarkers did not have a rest tonight when I can into the room to find my daughter colouring pictures with them, they were for her to make cards and I did not have the heart to tell her to stop playing with my new toys. You will be able to see her card tomorrow over on her blog

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Had a little me time today crafting

Finished the dinner, cleaning, washing so thought I would sit and make a few cards, I actually sat late last night watching tv and colouring some images, practising with the promarkers and adding a touch of glossy accents, so today they were ready for card making !! Hope you like.....

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Interesting one off challenge not to be missed !!

Brenda at Floral Fantasies has a very interesting one off challenge and blog hop coming up very soon, I am sure you will be interested in finding out more. Pop across and see for yourself....

Click here to have a peep

Monday, 11 January 2010

New challenge for Crafty Cardmakers

Promarkers, promarkers, promarkers.

The christmas present I love, I have been practising and thought I would show my latest challenge, hope you like. Just need someone nice to buy me some more colours !!