Thursday, 31 December 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #31

Well keeping with my promise to myself to enter more challenges, here is the next one! Again this was a great sketch to work with and was perfect for a 16th birthday card I had to make for my cousin, who does love his XBox 360!! The fab image is "Video Boy" from Digital Pencil coloured with ProMarkers. Thanks for looking!

Card and Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Image: Digital Pencil "Video Boy"
Papers: Basic Grey "Granola"
Everything else from stash

MOJO Monday #119

This is the first time I have entered the Mojo Monday Challenge! I have decided that I will try to enter more challenges in 2010 so here goes! The sketch was a great one to work with I had the perfect image in mind for this one - Digistamp Boutique's "Coco and Roses" coloured with ProMarkers and given a little Glamour Dusting. Thanks for looking!

Image: Digistamp Boutique "Coco Roses" coloured with ProMarkers
Paper: Basic Grey "Lemonade"
Cardstock: DCWV
Sentiment: Elzybells Family Messages
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Everything else from own (evergrowing!) stash

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #30 - a Sketch by Paula

Here is my entry for the latest Pollycraft Monday Challenge #30 - a sketch by Paula. It was a fab sketch to work from and one I will use again! The prize for this challenge is the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for 2 challenges - how fab! I have used the image "Ginger Sassy" and coloured her with promarkers in colours which are highlighted in the background paper. There has also been a little Glamour Dust added to the flowers although this is difficult to see.
Image: Pollycraft "Ginger Sassy" coloured with ProMarkers
Card and Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Paper: Basic Grey "Offbeat"
Twine, Button, Peals and ribbon from own stash

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #29 - Ria's Wonderful Christmas Time

Here is my entry for the latest Pollycraft Monday Challenge. My sister asked me to make a Granny and Grandpa card for my parents so I saw the perfect opportunity to combine it with this challenge! I will admit this did take a moment or two due to the shape of the card (which I love - thanks Bev Rochester!!) which required some precise measuring. Although the photo does not show it too well, the die cut snowflakes have been glamour dusted and diamond dusted to within an inch of their lives!!
Image: Pollycraft "Bronson and Beaker Star" coloured with Promarkers
Papers: Pink Petticoat, "Fairy Lights"
Tools: Quickutz alphabet and Sizzix Snowflakes
Everything else - stash!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

New Job Card

This is a little card I made to celebrate a colleague getting a promotion - the image is so cute and kind of appropriate! Just back from a lovey weekend of shopping Glasgow with my mum and sister - stayed in a hotel, ate lots of food and have very few pennies left, lol!!!
Card - Craftwork Cards
Image - Pink Cat Studios Digital Image coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Basic Grey Cupcake
Charm - the Hobby House
Everything else from stash

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Shock horror - not a Christmas Card in sight!!!

I have a few birthdays coming up (well not me personally lol!) and this one is for my cousin who is a fireman. I love the Dustin Pike images and this fits the bill perfectly. Kept it simple - I always find it difficult to find the right embellies for a male card. Anyway, hope you like!

I also decided to give away all my christmas cards to my son's school christmas fayre - it gives me a reason to keep making more christmas cards now that I don't have any left!!!

Card and Sentiment: Craftwork Cards

Image: Dustin Pike "Firefighter" coloured with Promarkers

Paper: Basic Grey Cupcake

Card, buttons, pearls and thread from stash

Monday, 16 November 2009

Feeling Christmassy .....

Love this little guy! Did some paper piecing for his parcels and some glamour dust for snow. Again this from a sketch which caught my eye but can't remember where from, lol! Been making good progress with the christmas shopping although there are a few sticking points, eg DH!! Maybe inspiration will strike soon.

Image: Forever Friends, coloured with Promarkers
Paper: Papermania
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Everything else from stash

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #28 - No Cards Allowed!

Had a fab time with this challenge! I'm on a major christmas drive at the minute so no surprises with this offering. As the mum of 2 young boys I seem to spend quite a lot of time telling them that Santa is watching and will know if they have been good boys or not (usually when they are up to mischief at the time!!) so that was my inspiration for this challenge.

This sign was very straightfoward - used a Pollycraft Friday Freebie from a few weeks ago and layered him up for some depth. My Quickutz provided the lettering (before anyone complains about my spelling, I meant it!!!). The circle is just some chipboard covered in white card onto which I had printed the phrases. The spinner hand was in my stash - I'd been wondering how to use it!!! A litte bit of red ribbon as the hanger finished it off. All we have to do now is hang it up and hope Santa's in a good mood!!!!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Forever Friends Christmas

I do love the Forever Friends bears. I also love card sketches, especially when you need a bit of inspiration. So these 2 cards are based on card sketches - using the same images and nearly all the same papers but they look so different. Paper pieced his coat and then used the same paper on the card, thought it tied it in nicely. As usual, used the old Promarkers and some glamour dust for snow.
Card and Sentiments: Craftwork cards
Papers: Forever Friends "Santa's on his way ..."
Tools: Martha Steward punch; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Spellbinder Nesties
Pearls from stash

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #27 - A Sketch by Paula

Here is my entry for the latest Pollycraft Monday Challenge based on a sketch by Paula. I was lucky enough to win the "Sweet Dreams Christmas Kit" in the last challenge so naturally I used it for this entry! It was a fab sketch to work from and I will be using it again. I used Promarkers to colour the image and Glamour Dust on her hood.

Papers and image: Pollycraft Sweet Dreams Christmas Kit
Card and Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Poinsettia: The Paper Company Studio "Vintage Christmas Paper Flowers"
Ribbon and Charm: Stash
Tools: Spellbinder Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Bronte and Bella

This gorgeous image is "Bronte and Bella Ice Skating" from Digital Pencil. I decided to go for blues and pinks for this one and used some paper from Pink Petticoat's "Fairy Lights" collection. Ice skating is one thing I can't do - always afraid I would hurt myself!!

Image: Digital Pencil;
Card and sentiment: Craftwork Cards;
Spellbinder Nesties and Sizzix Snowflakes;
The rest from my everygrowing stash!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Magnolia Christmas

The weather here in Scotland has not been very good for the last few days so getting a decently lit photo is not very easy! Usually I have made all my christmas cards by now but not so organised this year! I used the same image for these 2 cards and went with traditional colours.
Image: Magnolia "Tilda with Christmas Presents"
Papers: Papermania "Home for Christmas"
Card and Sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Pearls and ribbon from stash

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Pink Petticoat "Fairy Lights"

Don't know about you but I'm a big fan of Pink Petticoat and have a lot of the CDs and Downloads. These 2 cards are made from their latest Christmas release "Fairy Lights". Apart from the fab colourways and paper designs this one also has paper pieced christmas trees - all you have to do is a bit of cutting out and sticking and its done!
Sorry for the poor lighting - its a bit damp and dull here!
Papers: Pink Petticoat "Fairy Lights"
Card and sentiment: Craftwork Cards
Patterned Ribbon: East of India
Charm, gems and pink ribbon from stash!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge #26

This is a card I created for the last Pollycraft Monday Challenge - isn't he cute? He's called Moodles and we had to use the colours Turquoise, Tangerine and Chocolate.

Finally did it!

Well, this is a first for me - creating my own blog! I have long admired other blogs but always resisted the temptation to have one of my own. I realised that not having a blog meant I could not enter some card challenges so I've bitten the bullet - now all I have to figure out is how add my photos!

I love cardmaking and am in the process of making my christmas cards (or trying to!). I hope to post some of them here!

Thanks for visiting my (new) blog!