Sunday, 20 March 2011

Blog Challenges 6

Another week, another challenge! So here goes....

Polkadoodles This week was - Books
I just love this image of a boy examining his favourite book. I used a papermania decoupage kit to create this. Books are such special things, you can learn from them and lose yourself in them. I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoy books!

Crafty Sentiments - Animals

Ha! Not a House Mouse this time!!
I have been on hol this week and just realised it was my last free time before mine n OH's wedding anniversary in May!!!
We have an in-joke about giraffe's and I found this particular invertage kit last wedding anniversary, that's how organised I can be (NOT!!).
I layered it up as per seen and mounted it onto an 8X8 card blank. Simple card (I wish!!!) But hope you like.

Passion for Promarkers - sketch

MAWTT - Good Luck

Sarah Hurley - embossing

As I know exam season is around the corner I thought of doing a good luck card for all those sitting in large rooms this summer. Hence the Wise Owl idea.
I began with embossing the darker panel, I used some ready embossed mirri card for the ribbon. Matt n layered the lighter card. I stamped the owl image and coloured in with promarkers, then using nesties cut out the oval. I cut the corner embellishment using a Marianne designs die. Stamped good luck into a die cut flower shape.

Hope you like :)

Monday, 14 March 2011

Blog Challenges 5

Hello again! Back for more challenges this week, and here they are!

Passion for Promarkers.  Apologies for another House Mouse image, but I am a bit addicted to these at the moment. I stamped the image and coloured with promarkers, die cut using nesties scalloped circlesn then mounted onto die cut mirri board circles. Backed a 6" sqaure card blank with a K+Co 12X12 paper cut to fit. I added the sentiment from a pack from Hunky Dory.

Sarah Hurley, Rainbow Lady and Crafty Sentiments. I backed an A5 scalloped edge card blank with a 12X12 paper, cut to fit. I used Black Magic Coredinations with a pink core and embossed with swirl design that I then sanded back. Wrapped a fluffy fibre around the matt. Stamped the House Mouse Image and die cut it using nesties, coloured the image with promarkers. I added the sentiments to complete the card.

MAWTT this card was made for the dad of a lady at work as a get well card. He is having a big operation soon and he has a passion for all things nautical. I used a La Pashe Framin' card kit so he has something to keep until he's fed up of it. I covered the aperture with acetate to give it more of a picture feel.

Polkadoodles - I really struggle to come up with ideas at times and when the theme black n white was mentioned I went straight to my music themed stash. As I grew up the daughter of a Beatles fan I have been a fan of heirs all my life and just thought this image stood out. I also added a logo from their record label for the added colour of choice, hence the green apple.

I stamped the "laydee" onto an A6 postcard blank. Coloured in with pencils. Glittered the feathers n frills. Added a gem to the hat and for her earring.
Used a Martha Stewart punch for two corners and a small rounder for the other two. Backed an A5 card blank added topper, sentiment and border peel off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Blog Challenges 4

This card is for the following challenges this week- Passion for Promarkers (Sugar Rush), Polkadoodles (Flower Power), Crafty Sentiments (Birthday) and Sarah Hurley (4 Legged Friends).

I started by stamping the mice image using Joanna Sheen Housemouse stamps. I coloured in using an array of promarkers, I then cut it out with nestabilities and distressed the edges to give a misty feel. I then embossed a sheet of Coredinations whitewash and sanded back. I then mounted these onto some green backing paper that looked like it had been painted (by me by the brush strokes in it!). I then cut out using Xcut die the flowers in yellow vellum and white felt. I finished off the flowers with flat back pearls and added some to the corner of the embossed paper. I added a self adhesive ribbon down the side and added the sentiment. I hope you like it.

This card os for Moving Along with the times challenge, this weeks theme 'Anniversary'. I stamped the flourish with versamark and used mica powders to give a subtle hint. Added the topper and sentiment.

This card is for Rainbow Lady's (Mardi Gras) and One Stitch at a Time (Use a charm).
As this is "Fat Tuesday" or Shrove Tuesday festival celebrated in New Orleans I used a Jazz theme to represent it. I used alcohol inks to make the base/backing sheet, various KanBan elements that fitted the bill and stamped some Tim Holtz elements to add further interest. I added the saxophone and treble cleff charms to represent the music that comes from that area of America.Hope you like them.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Blog Challenges 3

Here are my cards for this weeks challenges!

Firstly, Passion for pro markers.

Mr Suave : this card was made from a stamp I picked up on sale a couple of months ago, it's difficult to get "men" stamps. I coloured his suit with warm grey one and his hat with cool grey 4. I then layered him onto background papers and mounted onto an 8" square card.

Secondly, this card for for Sarah Hurley's challenge blog, and for Crafty Sentiments challenge blog.

Boing : Couldn't resist the chance to use this little stamp. Coloured with promarkers and mounted onto a 6" sqaure card that was made round with the help of a saucer (drawn round and cut out).

And last but not least, Rainbow Lady's, Polkadoodles and Moving Along with the time challenges.

Fashion Chic : These stamps were picked up on sale a couple of months ago and show a good spread of fashion from more glamorous times. I coloured them with promarkers and mounted onto a "frame" backing paper. I added the ribbons in a feel for examples of what was used in the frocks themselves.