xx Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog - your comments are all greatly appreciated xx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Daisy Jodie


I'm back all nice and refreshed after my hols in sunny Cyprus although the temperatures in the UK was a bit of a shock to the system after having 36 degrees for the last 10 days!  Needless to say the central heating went straight on and the PJ's came out at the same time that the bikini and shorts went away.


Anyway back to business and my card today is a reminder for the challenge that is currently running over at A Gem of a Challenge where the theme is "Lemon, Lilac, 2 Butterflies and a Bow" and I've chosen a lovely digi image from Pink Gem Designs.


Materials used:
Digi - Daisy Jodie
Coloured with promarkers
Accented with glossy accents
Nestability - scallop oval small
Distress ink - milled lavender
Adirondack ink - sunshine yellow
Corners - Persian motifs
Shrink plastic
(free from Papercraft Essentials)
Card candi - Carnaby Street

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Joanna Sheen - oh so sweet
Stampin' for the Weekend - feeling floral
Charisma Cardz - things with wings
Digi Doodle - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - things with wings
Fab 'n' Funky - things with wings
Whimsy Stamps - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps - make own background
Sassy Cheryls - die cuts



xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Baby Boy Teddy



I'm here with a reminder of the challenge currently running over at A Gem of a Challenge with a theme of "A Boy Thing".  You can use a boy image, theme your card around a boy or make something other than a card for a boy - wow what a choice!!

I've gone for a baby boy card as I needed to replenish my stocks as everyone seems to be having boys this year.  What's happened to all the baby girls??



Materials used:
Coloured with promarkers
Accented with glossy accents
Adirondack ink - sunshine yellow
Splodge-A-Mask - circles
Paper - Sweet Wishes
(free from Papercraft Essentials)
Tiles (computer generated)
Buttons and thread from my stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Creative Challenge - all about the boys
Sassy Cheryl's - got the blues
Paper Makeup - button up
Hooked On Crafts - cards for men
Oh La La - teddy bear antics
Pink elephant - patterned paper
Cupcake Craft - colour inspiration



xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Friday, 7 September 2012

Cupcake


Another week at work finished and now it's time to craft!


We've got a new challenge for you over at Fussy and Fancy today with a theme of "Fabric of our Lives".  I've used a piece of fabric that has a cupcake appliqued onto it with oddments of various other materials and then added my own embossed frame.

I sent this card to my crafting buddy Anne recently for her birthday as she makes the most gorgeous cakes and brings them around for our craft days - yum, yum!!



Materials used:
Embossing folder - spots and dots
Pearls coloured with promarkers
Tag & sentiment - tickets

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Joanna Sheen - going dotty
Inky Impressions - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - no flowers


xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Jada


Well there's several firsts in this card for me.  I've tried a new technique with the flower frame, which I picked up from my crafting buddy Wendy (aka Papersniffer), colouring black hair and dark skin and it's my first card for the Gems of Inspiration blog too.


It's always good to try and work outside of your comfort zone because if you don't you'll never know if you're any good at it or not, so the Pink Gem design team are all contributing to an inspirational blog spotlighting the designs from Pink Gem Designs with some ideas to get you started.  Why not pop over and have a look and see what ideas you can pick up from my teamies.



 Material used:
Stamp - Jada
Coloured with promarkers

Skin: Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna & Umber
Cheeks & lips:  Coral
Hair:  Cool Grey 1 to 5
Curls:  Black fineliner 0.3
Top:  Buttercup, Yellow & Sunflower
Trousers:  Tea Green, Pastel Blue & Denim Blue
Logo:  Poppy

Accented with glossy accents
Adirondack ink - sunshine yellow
Splodge-A-Mask - squares
Embossing folder - divine swirls
Stamp - letterbox set
Background stamp - bunch of flowers from the garden set
Adirondak ink - denim
Liquid pearls - silver pearl & lemon yellow
Sequins, gems and flowers from my stash

If you want to have a go at the flower frame please pop along to Wendy's blog where you will find her fab tutorial.  I'm sure she'd love to hear your feedback too!  It's easy to make and looks so effective doesn't it?  Thanks for the inspiration Wendy.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - free for all
Whimsy Stamps - lots of layers
Emerald Faeries - punches/dies
Creative Inspirations - bingo (pearls/flowers/blue)
Sweet 'n' Sassy - something old, new & blue
Southern Girls - it's all about the flora
Divas By Design - let's celebrate




xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx