Tuesday, 24 March 2009
I was in the process of making up some stitched Easter cards when I spotted this week's Cuttlebug Spot challenge which is "Celebrate Spring". Easter is a way of celebrating Spring isn't it? So I thought I would get out my "Bug" and see what I could do. I couldn't decide which I liked best so here are both of them. One is simply put through the machine using the Swiss Dots folder then happy easter stamped onto ribbon and placed along the bottom of the card. The other one I cut into an oval shape then mounted onto a slightly larger oval using gold mirri card. The background is a patterned card which I put throught the machine using the swirls folder, I then sanded the top lightly to give a slightly disressed look.
This is a card I have made for my friend's 60th birthday, it also fits the Sketch and Stash Challenge. The rose is a Die Cut Dufex which although I have had for some time I had completely forgotten about so when I came across it this seemed the ideal opportunity to use it. The scalloped edge background panel is a Joanna Sheen paper and the ribbon and tiny flower are from my usual stash.
Saturday, 21 March 2009
This month's Graphicus challenge is the colour yellow and the theme is sing. This is the card I have made, the background stamp, honeysuckle and toadstools are all elusive images stamps. The background in the circle is made using lemon zest and yellow daisy Glimmer mist sprays, available from Graphicus and the honesuckle and toadstools are coloured using inktense pencils, also available from Graphicus. The sentiment is computer generated and reads Sing in the rain, dance in the sun, dream by the light of the moon.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Well it's almost the weekend again, I think I am just about recovered after having the Grandchilren last weekend (only joking Rach). Actually we had a fantastic weekend, both children love baking and cooking so we spent Saturday making chocolate Easter biscuits, well Lewis and Rachel did, I just provided the ingredients and did the washing up! They also made some sticky choccie toffie tarts that were absolutely delicious.
After all the baking Rachel and I managed to do some cardmaking, Deb (my DiL) had two Sarah Kay stamps that she was struggling with so she challenged us to make a card each and here they are. Rachel's is the kissing couple and mine is the little girl on the bike. I can see that I'm going to have to get some of these stamps!!
This week's Penny Black challenge is a sketch challenge and here is my enty.
The background has been put through my Cuttlebug then sprayed with Glimmer Mists. The image is of course Penny Black coloured in with inktense pencils. The silver strips don't show up too well but they are holographic silver and the flowers are punched from various papers.
Monday, 16 March 2009
This week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is called "Have your cake and eat it", a cake of some sort must appear somewhere on your entry. I had my 11 year old Granddaughter Rachel (12 years old in two weeks time!) to stay for the weekend, she loves card making and asked if she could enter a challenge. This is the one she chose and here is the card she made. It is all her own work with no help from me (except the use of my craft room and anything in it). The stamp is a Penny Black coloured in with my new inktense pencils which are now top of Rachel's wish list for her birthday, the backing papers are from the Making Memories Cosmopolitan Collection.
Friday, 13 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The challenge this week on Secret Crafter Saturday challenge is masking, here's the card I have made.
I stamped the image of the lady, then masked it to stamp the cobble stones. The image is then coloured using inktense pencils, it is then layered onto torn handmade paper and finished off with satin ribbon and a matching gem.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
This is a card I have just made for my Niece's birthday later this month, she's a very beautiful and stylish young lady so I thought a stylish card was called for. The background paper is from the Dovecraft Kate Knight range, the scalloped oval was cut using my trusty Cuttlebug and Nesties and the decoupaged image is one I have had in my stash for longer than I care to remember.
Friday, 6 March 2009
I have just finished making an ATC for a challenge that two friends and I had with each other using the Cuttlebug (look away now Sue and Sue if you don't want to see it). I am quite pleased with the results. First I sprayed the card with Glimmer Mists, let it dry then added a flower and grasses that I had pressed during the summer, I then pressed Versamark over it then triple embossed it with UTTE. The Cuttlebug part is the butterfly. I dabbed alcohol inks onto acetate and when this was dry I put it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss dots folder, I then stamped the butterfly image onto the acetate and cut out, it is attached to the ATC with Pinflair glue so that as you touch it the butterfly moves it's wings.
Thursday, 5 March 2009
Where did this week go? I have been busy making more stitched Easter cards, I took what I had into my Sewing group and sold them all and I have been asked to make four more mini cards and two more A6 cards, plus I have to make some more for myself!
I have been given this lovely award by Sally and I am supposed to pass it on to 10 people but, like Sally, I can't decide who to send it to so everyone who reads this blog please accept it with love from me.