Monday, 30 May 2011

A Card for the LOV Challenge "I Believe in Fairies"

Good Morning Everyone, and guess what after all that wind its now pouring of rain I know our poor gardens could do with it, but why does it always have to do it on a Bank Holiday? Oh well never mind it at least gives me the excuse of not having to go out in it, and todays card has been created for the Lili of the Valleys "I believe in Fairies" Challenge, now Ive got a big secret to tell you, I love them and have always believed in them since I found a book with them in when I was five years old and now over 60 years later I still have that same book its a little battle worn but its still my fondest memory of my grandparents and Christmas 1947, I know you can now work out how old I am but what the heck go for girls, (Im actually 69 this November). Well getting back to the card Ive used this sweet image of a fairie then coloured her with my copic and tria pens after whice Ive used my Nestabilitie Die No.19 to cut her out and used a smaller one for the sentiment which is another of the LOV stamps. Both have been mounted onto card where Ive used the same dies to draw arund then cut them out with scissors.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of deep purple card and one of three papers from Kay Millers "Wings" digi download papers, the first a mauve background with several coloured butterflies on, the second is a green paper and Ive used the butterfly punch set all around the sides from Martha Stewart, then on top a strip of card with a stripe paper down the card then Ive used another of the same pearlescent card and ran it through my cuttlebug with an butterfly embossing folder, this was then laid across the card with a piece of seam binding ribbon wrapped around the middle.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, I then created a triple bow with the same seam binding and stuck to the left of the mount with a silver butterfly stuck in the centre. To finish of I used some of the left over paper to create two flowers that have then been stuck to the top on the left with some punched out leaves.
Before I finish I want to let you know that my Design Team Leader Donna of Bearlymine in collaboration with Fred She Said,  has another beautiful and stunning "Summer Roses" digi paper set out, if youd like to see how gorgeous it is please do pop across to her site here and see for yourself.
 This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.cardcupids.org/blog/
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sundays with Santa - "Ribbons"

Good Morning Everyone, well I dont know about you but its turned extremely cold again and still windy and Im right fed up with it how about you? Anyway todays card has again been created for this weeks challenge on Facebook Sundays with Santa "Ribbons" Challenge and Ive used this sweet Hedgie image from Penny Black to make my card, Ive used my copic pens to colour it then used a large Rectangle Nestabilitie die to cut it out and a larger one for the mount. The sentiment is yet another from the LOV stamps range and Ive used one of the new ribbon banners from Spellbinders.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of four papers from Donna's Bearlymine Xmas papers, the first one a red back ground with white snowflakes and one top is a second mount with white background and different coloured fir trees, and then a strip of blue with parcels on and a punched border of snowflakes, then the last mount is a white paper with fir trees in red and blue then around the middle Ive wrapped a wide red ribbon with gold edges and holly leaves, then positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom right hand corner.
To finish of Ive popped four discs (that spell snow) that have had a ribbon threaded through the holes and hung from the top of the card.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

Friday, 27 May 2011

A Card for Two Challenges -Mo's and Cute Card Thursday's

Good Afternoon All, sorry Ive not been around for a few days Im taking it a bit easy and only doing the odd challenge as I find my stash of cards is begining to overflow and to keep them safe Im having to push them into overflowing boxes so I hope you will understand if you dont see me to often. Anyway todays card has been created for this weeks Mo's "Pearls and Flowers" and Cute Card Thursday's "Sketch" Challenges, and I must admit Ive slightly played around a bit with the sketch just hope they wont be to upset. Ive used this sweet fairy image from Mo and printed her onto white card before colouring her with my copic pens, I then cut her out with a large square Nestabilitie Die and then used my rotatrim to make the mount, the sentiment is one from my stash I think its one of the Hero Arts cling stamps not totally sure though, and Ive treated it in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card and one of three papers from the new Nitwits "Blueberry Cottage" digi downloads, the first paper is a very pretty blue background with white flowers on, the second is a heart pattern on a white background and the third a stripe paper in several colours. I then positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side.
To finish of Ive used my Upsy Daisy Flower punch to cut out many layers from some of the left over paper and then threaded a pearl brad through the centre, afterwards I stuck to my card with some silicone glue on top of some punched out leaves. The last thing is the pearls that have been stuck in the two opposite corners.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Fifteenth Challenge for The Paper Shelter - "Anything Goes"

Good Morning All, yet again another week has gone by and now we've reached out Fifteenth Challenge and this is one that everyone will be able to take part in "Anything Goes" and of course we are again being sponsored by The Paper Shelter,
and they are offering you a prize of $15 if you are picked by random number that you can spend in their web shop you will find it here and thats if you use one of their images on your card and even if you dont you will still be able to pick one image of your choice. Heres my card for this weeks Challenge,
and Ive used gorgeous image of "Cool Lolly" and you will find her here, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copic and tria pens on my image then used Nestabilitie Die No.5 to cut it out, then drawn around the edge to create the mount, the sentiment is one from my stash and has been treated in the same way as the mount, before mounting both Ive used a scroll stamp and a pink inkpad around the edge.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink paisley these papers are from "Retro Paisley" papers from The Paper Shelter and the second, third and fourth mounts are all from the same paper set, in shades of pink, mauve and cream. I have sew all around the edges of all the mounts then used them to create my card then in the centre I positioned my mounted image with the sentiment at the bottom on the left hand side.
To finish of my card I have put three pearls at the top and bottom of my card on the right, and created three flowers from some of the left over paper which I have cut out with my Marianne dies, these where then rolled up and then mounted on some punched out leaves in the top left hand corner, these were attached to the card with silicone glue.
Now that youve seen my card I dohope that you willnow pop across to The Paper Shelter Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented design team have created for you and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this weeks Challenge "Anything Goes".
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.claudiaandcompany.blogspot.com/
http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://hippitywithippity.blogspot.com/
http://houseofgilli.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Bearlymine Eleventh Challenge - "Die Cuts and Lace"

Good Morning Everyone, well another fortnight has flown by and here we are at our Eleventh Challenge, and this one is being hosted by my Design Team Leader Donna of "Bearlymine Design" and she has chosen this theme of "Die Cuts and Lace" Im so glad its not my job this week to pick the winners of our last challenge as your work using my theme of vintage easel was stunning. Anyway this time we have four sponsers and they are:-


Wow what a fabulous collection of prizes what I would do to be able to win at least one of them, its so unfair we dont get the chance to do that, oh well never mind heres my card for this Challenge.
Well Ive used this sweet image from a sheet of Fairy stamps that I bought from Crafts and Me by Bridgit Ashwood, you will find them here on their website I did have a peep yesterday but I couldnt find them, but I love this particular image as hes such a cutie, that I stamped him onto white card then used my copics to colour him, as hes quite big I then cut him out with my rotatrim and mounted him onto blue card, the sentiment is one that I found in my stash and have treated it in the same way as the image.
The base card is 7"x 7" white card with a first mount of blue card and papers from Donna's "Paper Lace, Spring Stripes and Spring Surprise" the first paper is a very pretty yellow background with a beautiful border of blue flowers, and on top of this I have used a circle of blue plaid and a strip mount of multi coloured stripes. I then positioned my mounted image towards the left of my card with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
I then cut out two leave sprays with one of the Marianne dies and then stuck at the bottom along the left side and with a piece of the left of paper I have punched along the edge with one of the lace punches then made it into a circle before sticking it to my card at the top on the right. I did use some glossy accents on the bubbles and some glitter on the little lads wings.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop across to The Bearlymine Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you and hopefully that this will inspire you to take part in the fortnights Challenge of "Die Cuts and Lace".

Monday, 23 May 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 11 - "No Designer Papers"

Good Morning Everyone, well what a blowy day it was yesterday, the only good thing was the sun was out most of the day, I rushed outside to try and tie up my Peonies but as soon as Id done that I found loads of other plants that were being battered by the gales, oh well at least its was a mainly dry day just as well as hubby was painting a ladder on the side of the signal thats being reinstalled at the local steam railway society where he volunateers. Anyway to get back to business today we have now reached our Eleventh Challenge for Cards for Men, and this fortnights challenge is "No Papers" and this means no designer backing papers are to be used on your card, and guess what weve got a fabulous sponser and you wont want to miss this its
And theyve generously have offered us not only one prize but three so its 3 digis for the 1st prize, 2 digis for the 2nd prize and 1 digi for the 3rd prize and this is what they say about themselves:-

I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey, http://www.kennykdownloads.com/about-kenny-and-elena.php


And I know a lot of you are great fans of these images and we were so lucky to be able to play with some that we were generously given and this is the one I chose to play with.
What a joy to use, and Ive printed him onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour him, I then used my rotatrim to cut him out as he was far to big to use a Nestabilitie, I then used some red card to mount him on, the sentiment is one from my stash and Ive treated this in the same way as my image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and because we werent allowed to use any dps I used one of stensils to run it through my Grand Calibur to emboss it, the actual stensil is one that looks like metal stepping the type they use on fire escape stairs in buildings I suspect you can fisualise it.
I then positioned my image in the centre with the sentiment directly underneath, as its for a man I decided not to put any embellishments on it. I sincerely hope that now youve seen my card you will pop across to our Cards for Men Challenge Blog and see what the rest of our very talented Design Team have created for you, and Im sure it will inspire you to take part in this fabulous Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.cardcupids.org/blog/
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Card for LOV Challenge - "Here comes Summer"

Good Afternoon All, hope you are enjoying your weekend, my hubby has gone volunteering so Ive been trying to get some jobs done without him under my feet, Ive painted a couple of doors and now Ive just finished my challenge card for Lili of the Valleys "Here comes Summer" challenge, and Ive used this sweet image of a rabbit swinging in the garden. Ive stamped it onto white card and then used my Tria pens to colour it, after which I used the Nestabilitie Die No.17 to cut it out and then drew around the die to create the mount out of pink pearlescent card. The sentiment is yet another of the LOV stamps and Ive treated it in the same way as the mount, but I used a small leaf stamp on the edges of both just to fill up the whiteness that didnt look right.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and on top of this I have used a first mount of pink pearlescent card and then one of four papers from the Nitwits "Super MeeWee" digi download papers, the first one a white background with flowers on, then down the right hand side is a yellow check paper that Ive used one of the flower border punches from Martha Stewart on. Then on top is a stripe paper on a piece of pink card, and the fourth paper is a pink flower pattern on yet another piece of pink card. I then wrapped a pink grosgrain ribbon down and around the card  that was then attached to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, I then popped some pink pearls down the two opposite corners and the last thing I created two paper flowers with the new Die namics roll flower punch and stuck to the card on top of some punched out leaves on some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/
http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Friday, 20 May 2011

A Card for Mo and Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Good Afternoon Everyone, yes I know Ive been very lapse this week posting any cards, well next week there will be three so be grateful I was quiet this week for sure next week will make up for it. Todays card has been created for two challenges Mo's "Distressing" and Cute Card Thursday "Lets get Krafty", well Ive used Mo's little floor washer (mum) for my image, this is the first time Ive not only used this image but also this Kraft card, its a bit difficult to colour so Ive used my Karisma polychromo pencils to colour it then I tore around the edges, I then used a inkpad to distress the edges. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and printed it of and mounted it onto a piece of dark beige card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for the first mount Ive used the same dark beige card and on top Ive used two papers from the "Count your Blessings" from Kay Miller downloads, its a very pretty green beige background with flowers on, then on top Ive used a plain paper and used my all around border punches from Martha Stewart, it was then stuck on top of the first mount.
The sentiment was positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side, to finish of Ive used another of the papers from the same digi set, and punched out two flowers with my new Die namics flower punch, then rolled them and stuck them to the base, the stuck them to the card at the top on the left on top of some punched out leaves with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Fourteenth Challenge for The Paper Shelter "Distress to Impress"

Good Morning Everyone, youve guessed yes we have now reached our fourteenth challenge and this one is "Distress to Impress" and this is as it says you must use distressing in creating your card in anyway you feel is right for you.
And our fabulous sponsers are The Paper Shelter
and they are offering you a prize a voucher of 15$ to spend in their shop for anyone being picked by random number who has used their images and if they havent they will still be elegible to pick one of their images from their webshop here, you will be surprised at the fabulous range of images they have to offer and also now stunning paper sets that go with them, please do pop across and visit for yourselves.
This is my card for this Challenge,
and I have used this sweet image of "Zoe in Spring" and you will find her here Ive printed her onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour her, then I tore her around the edges and inked them with a blue inkpad to distress them. The sentiment is one from my stash and Ive done the same thing with this as I did with the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card with a paper from the "Sophie from the Country" paper pack from The Paper Shelter, the first one is blue paper then on top I have used a yellow diamond pattern one and down both sides I have used one of the deep border punches from Martha Stewart. Around the middle I have wrapped a piece of cream lace and then along the top I have put a cream ribbon and attached both to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. I then used some of the left over paper from the same set of papers to create the flowers that were cut out with the Marianne flower dies, they were stuck to my card with silicone glue on top of some punched out leaves.
Now that youve seen my card I would love for you to pop across to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you and hopefully it will inspire you also will take part in this weeks Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.claudiaandcompany.blogspot.com/
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/
http://hippitywithippity.blogspot.com/
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/
http://www.stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A Card for Many Challenges

Good Afternoon, I had a fabulous message this morning that I had won the LOV/The Ribbon Girls blogcandy and I was absolutely gobsmacked and thrilled, as ribbons, charms and LOV stamps are my favourite goodies to play with, so Im looking forward to receiving both. Anyway I thought that I would enter the Ribbon Girls Challenge "Pink and Lilac" and as they are my favourite colours I just couldnt resist the chance to enter it. Ive used this image from H&S stamps its from the "Attitude" set of stamps, she certainly looks a little madam doesnt she? Anyway Ive stamped her onto white card then used my Copic and Tria pens to colour her, I then used my Nestabilitie Die No.10 to cut it out, then used the die to create the mount by drawing around it onto mauve card and cut it out by hand. The sentiment is one of the CC ones and Ive stamped it and cut it out with my rotatrim.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of mauve pearlescent card, and one of two papers from a couple of the Kay Miller Downloads, the first paper is from the "Wings" set and this one is a mauve background with lots of butterflies on, the second is a strip on which I have used the Butterfly Border punch from Martha Stewart, this paper is a pretty pink spot one and this was from the "Sweet Sprinkles" set. I then used a piece of the same pearlescent card and ran it through my cuttlebug with a butterfly embossing folder, this was stuck down the middle of my second layer.
On top of this I have wrapped a piece of beautiful lace and some dark mauve seam binding, you will find a very fabulous selection from The Ribbon Girl and if you pop across to their webshop you will see for yourself. I then positioned my mounted image towards the left hand side, and the sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I created a flower spray with five different sized roses and some punched out fern leaves which were stuck to my card with silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.com/
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/
http://annabellestamps.blogspot.com/
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/
http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/
http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Card for the Lovely hAnglar and Just Magnolia Challenges

Good Afternoon All, hope that you are enjoying your weekend and are over the terrible day we had yesterday with Blogger, and I did find that all my old posts have been restored so thats a relief. Anyway todays card has been created for two Challenges Lovely hAnglar's "A Receipe 2 Papers, 2 Flowers, 1 Charm" and Just Magnolia's "Make it Lacey" and Ive used this sweet image thats from the Sailor set, and stamped her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her. Then she was cut out with my Nestabilie Die No.17 I then used the same die to draw around to create the mount for her. The sentiment is one of the Cats Life Scrabble stamps and this has been mounted also on a piece of blue pearlescent card thats been cut with my rotatrim.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a piece of blue card for the first mount and one of two papers from the Kay Miller "Ocean Adventure" digi download papers, this one is a blue base with lots of fish on, and then on top is a second mount of a blue paper and thats been stuck to the right hand side of the card. Around the middle I have wrapped a piece of blue lace with a satin ribbon stuck to the top of it and attached at the back of the first mount.
The sentiment was positioned at the bottom on the right and the mounted image to the left hand side. To finish of Ive created two flowers from some of the left over papers with my Die-namics "Upsey Daisy" dies, and Ive popped a pearl brad with a spacer through the centres of both, but on the second one I hung a anchor charm from the brad. These were then stuck to the card on top of some punched out fern leaves on some silicone glue.
This card is being entered in the following Challenges:-
http://lovely-haenglar-only.blogspot.com/
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/

Friday, 13 May 2011

A Card for LOV and Wild Orchid Challenges

Well its been a right old day hasnt it, no Blogger for hours and Im wondering how many of you like me are still missing some of your posts, anyway Im going to take a risk and write this post and hopefully publish it when Ive finished. Todays card has been created for the Lili of the Valleys "Ribbons and Bows" and Whiff of Joys "Sketch with the theme that Mums are Special", and Ive used this gorgeous image from LOV of a mum rabbit and her daughter giving her a bunch of flowers, Ive stamped them onto white card and then coloured with my Copic and Tria Pens then used Nestabilitie Die.1 to cut it out and Ive used a smaller die for the sentiment which is another of the LOV images. To create the mounts Ive drawn around the dies then cut them out by hand with a pair of scissors.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for the first mount Ive used pink pearlescent card with one of two papers from the Forever Friends paper pack, this first paper is a all over white background with pink and blue butterflies on, across the middle Ive put a strip of stripped paper thats had a lace border punch from Martha Stewart. Across the top I have wrapped a piece of beautiful lace that I received my Wild Orchid Crafts, and then along the bottom is a piece of pink seam binding that with the lace has been attached to the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. I then created a flower spray with seven roses that I also bought from Wild Orchid Crafts have arranged them in the top left hand corner I stuck them to my card with some punched out fern leaves on some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Thirteeth Challenge for The Paper Shelter "Black and White plus One"

Good Morning Everyone, well this might be our thirteeth Challenge but I definitely dont think its going to be an unlucky one for me or you, this weeks Challenge is a easy one really its "Black and White plus One Colour" and I know that many of you love creating Monochrome cards so heres you chance to shine.
Of course our Fabulous Sponsers are The Paper Shelter.
And they are offering you a prize Voucher of 15$ if you use one of their images on your card, but even if you dont and you are chosen for our winner by random choice you will win one of the gorgeous images. Believe me when I tell you these images are stunning and so are the papers, I really dont know where our very talented Creator "Veronica" gets her ideas from but shes certainly is extremely clever.  And here is my card for this Challenge:-
And for my card Ive used this image of "Disco Girl" and you will find her here I have printed her onto white card then used my copics to colour her, afterwards Ive used Nestabilitie Label No.6 Die to cut her out and then have drawn around the die to create the mount for it, I also used the same die for the sentiment which is one of the CC stamps, and have mounted it again in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of yellow pearlescent card with the first paper from the "Gothic Girl" paper digi papers set from The Paper Shelter, you will find them here  for the second piece I have used a 5"x 5" square of yellow paper (not quite sure where I found this one) and used one of the all around punch sets from Martha Stewart and stuck if slightly of centre, then of top I have put my last mount which is yet another of the papers from the "Gothic Girl" set.
I then wrapped a piece of white lace around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount, then positioned my mounted image towards the left and my sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I have stuck a lace swirl flower from Prima Flowers at the top on the right on top of a large lace bow.
I do hope that now youve seen my card you will pop across to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this weeks Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/
http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2011/05/fancy-punch.html
http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Bearlymine Tenth Challenge - "Vintage Easel Card"

Good Morning Everyone, yet again another fortnight has slipped by and weve now reached our tenth Challenge, and guess what Im hosting this one, its the first time that Ive had to actually not only posted on my own blog but also on the Bearlymine Challenge Blog, I also get to pick the winners from the last Challenge, what fun, lets hope I dont let anyone down. I have chosen the theme of a "Vintage Easel Card", mind you after I chose it, I was a bit worried as to what I could use for my topper but luckily Joanna Sheen came to my rescue.
Well to get back to business, this fortnights Challenge is being sponsered by the following companies:-

    Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi Sets of Winners Choice
    Crafty Emma - a collection of 8"x 8" confetti papers
    Bildmalarna - 1 Rubber Stamp

Theres certainly some awesome prizes and Im sure you would be happy to receive one of them I know I would, I also want to tell you that Donna's Digi Paper Sets are stunning as you would see if you popped across to her webshop and see for yourself, you will find them here. Anyway here is my card for this Challenges:-
To create my card I have printed an image from Joanna Sheens "Victorial Companion" Cd onto watercolour cream card, and then cut it out with my rotatrim, and mounted it up onto a biege pearlescent card. The main card is a 7"x 7" white card and I have printed double the usual papers for the outside and inside of my twisted easel. I have used two pieces of Donna's Bearlymine "Vintage Lacy Dreams" for the first mount and both of these were also mounted onto beige pearlescent card, then I cut two pieces in a 5 inch square from Donna's Bearlymine "Shabby Vintage" to create the second mount which has had the all around lace punch used on it, they were then stuck on top of the first mounts.
Then across the middle of both I have laid a wide piece of old fashion lace with a strip of cream seam binding ribbon that was attached to the back of the first mount. For the inside I have stamped a verse onto a piece of card and mounted it towards the right hand side, and created a large double bow and stuck this to the left of it. To finish of this I cut two hearts from more of the same card and stuck them at the bottom on the right hand side.
The front of my card has had the mounted image positioned to the right of the card and I created a flower spray with several sizes of cream and beige roses from Wild Orchid Crafts plus pearl sprays and then stuck it to my card with silicone glue on top of some punched out fern leaves.
I do hope that now youve seen my card you will pop across to the Bearlymine Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you, and hopefully you also will be encouraged to take part in this fortnights Challenges.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Monday, 9 May 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 10 - "Someone Special"

Good Morning everyone, yet another fortnight has gone by and here we are at our tenth Challenge and my fellow team member Sarah of http://rainmacsplace.blogspot.com/ has chosen the theme of "Someone Special" and this time we are being sponsered by Digital Delights.
And they are offering you a fabulous prize of 3 digital stamps of your own choice. And here is what they say about themselves:-

Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!! http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/


And here is my card for this Challenge:-
As team member we were given several images to play with and I chose this Teddy Bear one for my card, and have printed him onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour him, then I used a circle die from Nestabilities to cut him out and a larger one for the mount, I also used some glossy accents for the balloons. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been treated in the same way as my image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with several papers from two Paper stacks Wild Roses for Men, and the Forever Friends, they went together so well that I felt they were the best choice. The first one is a white base with brown and blue checks on, the second is a blue check and the third a stripe, then for the last one is a brown and white check, a little different from the usual one. On top of this I positioned my mounted image with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I have used three blue buttons of different sizes and some bakers twist threaded through the holes and knotted, these were stuck down the right hand side of my card at the top.
Now youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop across to Cards for Men Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talent Team Members have created for you, and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this fortnights challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://scrappyfrogschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Warning

Its come to my attention that there is someone on Ebay taking copies of our Cards and then using them to create CDs with our work on, and claiming that they are to give the purchaser ideas to create their own cards. Its not the fact that we dont mind giving others ideas or inspiration, what is annoying is that this person is profiting from our work and its got to stop, Bev is starting up a Forum
http://stopthieves.myfreeforum.org/index.php to try and stop these people doing this. So if youd like to be part of this crusade please pop across and register yourselves.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Twelve Challenge for The Paper Shelter - "Bling it Up"

Good Morning Everyone, yet again we have reached another Challenge and this weeks one is themed "Bling it Up" and you can bring out all your glitter and sparkles and really go to town. There are new rules for winning prizes now and they are as follows, anyone can take part in the Challenges and those that use The Paper Shelter image automatically are entered in the draw for the Voucher
and will receive images to the value of $15 and those that use other images will win one of The Paper Shelter images of their choice, we are hoping that this will bring more entries and once youve seen what fabulous images and papers there are you will be sorely tempted to buy and use them yourselves with a better chance of winning the main prize.
Heres my DT card for this weeks Challenges:-
For my card I have used this gorgeous Victorian Beauty for my image and have printed her onto white card then used my Copic and Tria pens to colour her, I then cut her out with my rotatrim and mounted her onto a mount of green pearlescent card, I have also popped some gems on her bows, and necklace and used some glossy accents on her mirror. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and then printed it and cut and mounted it in the same way as my image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of green pearlescent card with one of three papers from The Paper Shelters "Retro Paisley" paper set, the first paper is a yellow background with several shades of green paisley pattern on it, the second is a yellow based one and has been mounted on a circle mount that was stuck on top of the first mount, the third mount is a red paper on a strip down the front. Over these I have wrapped a piece of beautiful lace that I had from Wild Orchid Crafts, with a piece of red satin ribbon laid by the side of it at the top.
I then positioned my mounted image towards the left, and the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of I have created a flower spray from one large red rose with four rose buds, two pearl pins and glass beads this was stuck to the card with silicone glue on top of some punched out fern leaves in the top right hand corner.
Now that youve seen my card please do pop across to The Paper Shelter Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for you, and do take part in this fabulous challenge this week.
This card is to be entered the following Challenges:-
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
http://theangelcompany.typepad.com/digi_design_house/
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Card for Many Challenges

Good Morning Everyone, hope that you are all enjoying yet another holiday weekend, the sun is trying very hard to come out and Im hoping to get out for a walk after dinner. Anyway todays card is to cover several Magnolia Challenges, Magnolia Stamp Lovers "Flowers", Totally Tilda's "Paper Piecing", Magnolia Down Unders "Lace and Ribbons", Dutch Magnolia's "Mothers Day" and Just Magnolia's "Buttons, Bows and Bling" and hopefully with what Ive got here will cover everything. Ive used this sweet image of Tilda with a butterfly, and coloured the base of it with my Copic and Tria pens, and then Ive used two papers from the Hideaway Paper Pack from First Edition and they are two papers with the same pattern but with opposite colouring the first a green with white flowers, and then white with green flowers, they were then stamped and cut out the relevant pieces and stuck them to my image, afterwards Ive used the Oval Nestabilitie die to cut her out, I also used some glitter on the butterflies. I used some of the same green pearlescent card to cut a mount of a scalloped die and the sentiment is yet another of the Magnolia stamps thats been treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is 6"x 6" white card with the first mount of green pearlescent card with one of two of the same paper set, this first one is a all over white background with stripes of different colours and patterns across the paper, on top I have put a single strip mount with a piece of the same green flower paper that I used for her skirt.
On top of this I have wrapped a piece of lace and ribbon around the card and attached it to the back of the first mount, then positioned my mounted image in the middle on top of one of the Cherry Lynn Die cut Doilies with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. I have then created some flowers with yet another piece of the same paper pack and a bit of the green for the middle flower, I used the Marianne flower dies for this, and stuck them onto my card with some silicone glue on top of some punched out oak leaves. The two buttons on the right have had threaded through the holes some fine ribbon and tied in bows, and the final bow is a triple seam binding one thats been stuck at the side of my image.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/
http://www.totallytilda.blogspot.com/
http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://dutchmagnolialovers.blogspot.com/
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/