Tuesday 24 November 2009

The Sugar Bowl, Friday Sketches & Just Magnolia

My first card is for The Sugar Bowl challenge with a great sketch by Marlene. They also wanted to see zig zags somewhere on your card. I used the ric rac for my zig zag. The papers are Papermania from last year and I added some Craftwork card candy. The text is printed out.

And my second project is a gift bag using the sketch over at Friday Sketches. I decided to enter into the Just Magnolia challenge which is masking. And when I made the image up, it was actually bigger than I would usually do for a card, so I decided to make a bag. I need several more too - so may be making some more. The papers are a download from Sweet shoppe Designs by Zoe Pearn - Winter Wishes. I printed out the text and added 3 brads at the top. I added the poinsettia because it looked a bit bare up there. I decided to go with a nice thick organza ribbon, but didn't think I had any. But I found this one from years back. I think I may just have to invest in some more. I kinda like this one. It made great handles too.

Monday 23 November 2009

Penny Black SC & Motivet

For my first card I have used the sketch over at the Motivet Challenge. I have used the cute Doraline with sunflower and coloured her in with watercolour pencils. The papers are Pink Petticoat and I have used some brown card to matt. The flowers are Prima and the sentiment I found in the bottom of a drawer. I think it came from bits that were free from a mag. I'm trying to use up some of my older stash. Boy, could that take a while. I think I could open up a shop with it all.

And over at the Penny Black SC, they have a special Christmas challenge going on. So I thought I would make a special Christmas card to go with it. I went with the easel card and a snowman image cos my friend loves snowmen. The papers are MME - The Merry Days of Christmas. I printed out the text and added 2 wee poinsettias and several MS punched snowflakes. I coloured it in with Distress inks.

Sunday 22 November 2009

Quixotic Challenge

The challenge over at Quixotic Paperie is to use the colours red and kraft. I decided to go with this image by Victoria Case for SCACD. I got mine from Elaine's shop. I did kinda cheat right enough. I have used red and for the brown matt, I inked the edges of the card with brown distress ink - but I think it works. The papers are a download from Sweet Shoppe Designs by Zoe Pearn - Winter Wonderland. The Merry Christmas is from Magnolia. I so wanted to put some ribbon there - but managed to stop myself. And I just added some buttons and a snowflake to finish.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Winter Wonderland Wk24

For the challenge over at Winter Wonderland they have the theme of Pantomimes and/or a sketch. I decided to go with both - honest. I have to admit I thought Pantomimes would be easier than it actually was. I had everyone trying to think of a pantomime, and then trying to think what stamp I had to go with it. Yeah OK - so a stamp didn't come into it. It suddenly came to me - Cinderella, and the missing shoe. It helps that I have a Sister who loves shoes right enough. So I dug out a template (couldn't find my Sizzlet die - think I must have a tidy up eh), cut the toe a wee bit smaller and then started to put together. Then I realised I was supposed to be following the sketch, so had a wee shuffle around. But hey - I like the end result. Yep - the papers are Pink Petticoat. The shoe, holly and matt are actually silver mirri board. A nightmare to photo, so it will just have to do. And I'm lovin these Easel cards - I have made quite a few of them now.

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Winter Wonderland, Friday Sketches & Kraftin Kimmie

The theme over at Winter Wonderland is Jingle Bells. I made another Easel card - love these and so simple to make. I used a cute digital image from Angels Landing - coloured in with Copics. The papers are from Pink Petticoat and I have added a few punched snowflakes and used the Martha Stewart Icicle border punch. I added 2 wee bells to the ribbon. I printed out the Merry Christmas and used sizzlet alphabets for the Lauryn.

And for my wee Daisy card, I have used the sketch from over at Friday Sketches. And since this has a tag, I can also enter it into the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge. The papers are again Pink Petticoat and I printed out the text too. I Found a bone punch in the back of the drawer, so just had to give her some bones - yeah.

Monday 2 November 2009

Mo's Digital challenge

Over at Mo's Digital Challenge, they want to see some fancy folds. I have seen these Easel cards around and thought they looked fab. Although I must admit, I did think they would be a bit complicated. But hey, I gave it a go and found it really easy. And now I really must do loads more. Yeah, I know, maybe you'll get a little fed up with them eh. I found the instructions here for the Easel card. The papers are Papermania and the Christmas wishes is a stamp from one of the Popcorn the Bear Christmas stamp sets from Crafters Companion. I have also used several punched snowflakes and a wee poinsettia flower from The Hobby House.