Thursday 28 January 2010

CCT & Quixotic

Over at Cute Card Thursday they are asking you to use flowers of some sort. This Sarah Kay image by Stampavie has plenty of them. I decided not to add any extra flowers as I thought there was enough on it. The papers are Pink Petticoat, matted onto some black card. I have added some black organza ribbon and a charm. I have also added some punched butterflies so thought I would enter it into the Quixotic Challenge. I cut the 18 out on the Cricut and added 3 wee black flower gems.

Wednesday 27 January 2010

The Sugar Bowl & Mo's Digi

Running late as usual. But at least I am actually managing to get the cards up here. The first one here is for The Sugar Bowl. The extra bit was distressing - which I have done, just. I'm not very good at distressing, I love the look, but can't bear to do it to the papers in case I mess it up. I have gone round the edges with brown ink, but I don't know if you can see it. I have also gone round the edges on the image and chalked it a bit. The papers are K & Co and I cut the flower out with the Sizzix. The Hubby actually chose the colours for this one. I had the flower all cut out, but was gonna change one of the layers, but was told not to.

And my next card is for Mo's Digital Challenge. I hope the colours are OK. I didn't really have the right colours, so used these. I love the colour purple / lilac, but just don't seem to be able to fit it in to my crafts. I was obviously going to try before, as I had downloaded this paper from Sweet Shoppe designs by Penny Springman. I punched the flowers out, but stuck them down before I remembered I was going to emboss the backs - oops. But they still look OK. And I printed the text to finish.

Tuesday 19 January 2010

Quixotic #9 & Mo's #14

First off we have my card for the Quixotic Challenge, which is a sketch. I have used a Greeting Farm image and the papers are My Minds Eye - Bloom and Grow. I punched out the flowers but might have to go back and put some gems in the middle of them. And the with love I have had an age, so don't know who does that one.

And for my second card, I have a very squint one for Mo's Digital Challenge, which is another sketch. I have made a Christmas card for this one as I am out of ink for the printer, and only had Christmas images ready to colour. I ordered some ink on the Internet. But what comes first - every colour but the one I need. So I might just have to be a little more patient (or go to Argos after all). Anyway - the papers are Papermania and the text is printed (before I ran out of ink obviously), Nesties to cut oval and text, matted on to some turquoise-ish glitter card, and 3 wee craftwork cards candy. And that's it. And I'm now on my way to a stress free Christmas - do you think so. No, me neither.

Saturday 16 January 2010

Winter Wonderland

Yes - I know Christmas is over with, but I thought I would keep going for the Winter Wonderland Challenge. It helps a bit come Christmas again. Although it was the prezzies that were the problem this time. Anyway there is a sketch to follow over at the Winter Wonderland Challenge, I've rotated it for this image. The image is a digi from Pink Cat Studio, coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and Sansador. The papers are by Zoe Pearn - Winter Wonderland from Sweet Shoppe Designs. I like these ones and can see them being used for many projects throughout the year. I printed out the text and cut it out using a nestie.

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil

Over at Mo's Digi challenge they want to see Birthdays. Most of my images are Christmas - oops. Although I do have a few others, but my ink has run out - typical eh. But I did manage to find one in my to colour pile, so I finally picked the colour - great for a boy card. The papers are DCWV and the sentiment is from Personal Impressions. I kept it simple, just to ease myself back slowly. I really have lost my mojo. I've made an A6 card so I can put it towards the Do crafts Craft for Life campaign. They are supporting Cancer Research UK this year. Hopefully I will manage to get a few more A6 cards made - I keep going back to square.

Friday 1 January 2010

Penny Black

Happy New Year to you all. Hope you had a great time.
Well I think I have just made it with my card for the Penny Black Challenge. I made this one for the Hubby for Christmas, using a Christmas charm, but never got round to posting it. Then I thought I had missed the challenge, but realised I might still make it. So here it is - a wee Piggie (he loves pigs). I decided to have a change from square and made a small tall card and kept it pretty simple. I was liking this paper this year. And I can even use it for non Christmas cards - cool. It is a download from Sweet shoppe Designs and is by Zoe Pearn. I punched some snowflakes, used an EK Success snowflake border punch and Sizzix letters. And my charm is Santa.