Monday, 20 October 2008

Another Christmas Card

Yes its another Christmas card! You can tell its that time of year again, all my posts from now on will likely be Christmas cards ;-)
This one was nice and simple to make.

It was made like this - cut an A6 black card blank in half. I can't remember where the packing paper is from....possibly a DCWV pack, I inked the edges of it with a white ink pad and trimmed one end with my fancy scissors. The image is a Penny Black stickeroo. Topped off with a sparkly ribbon (Dovecraft I think!) and some Papermania adhesive gems.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Now for something completely different!

Well I've been making some Christmas cards this week, will be showing them one by one over the next few days.... But I decided this was an ideal time to go outside of my comfort zone and do some 'different' cards. I've also been trying to use some of the things in my craft box that I don't seem to get round to using normally - heat embossing stuff and so on.
Anyway here's the first one:


The peel off was one sent to me by a friend, stuck on acetate and coloured with peel off markers. Then I just used my Penny Black sentiment stamp. The stamped sentiment started to bleed a little so I went round the edges with my silver gel pen, I quite like the effect.

Minimalist but I'm happy with it.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

Another fab sketch from Jo at Sketch Saturday this week, although I must admit I had to think pretty hard about it before any inspiration struck! And of course I used one of my gorgeous new Tilda's then decorated the inside with the new accessory stamp. Be warned - its very girly!

Pink Tilda Ice/ Ballet princess


The only thing is I keep wanting to add a sentiment somewhere but I can't decide where! Suggestions...??

I used 'Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess' and 'Pink Ballet Slippers', coloured with ProMarkers and gel pens. I chalked the edges of Tilda and matted her onto pink bazzill, then used a strip of leftover K&Co sparkly sweet paper, purple bazzill, then the little squares are 1" of the same pink bazzill with a big pink button and some Papermania adhesive gems.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

Over at Stamp Something this week, the theme was 'Something for a Friend'. I've done a card, which I intend to give to my friend who has been in hospital for over 2 months now with a broken leg. Shes getting a bit fed up so I thought may be a nice card would cheer her up a bit.

Pink Tilda with striped tights

Recipe: Pink Tilda with striped tights, coloured with Promarkers, chalked round the edge, layered onto bazzill cs, cuttlebug embossed card, ribbon from stash and the sentiment is made up of Papermania cardstock stickers.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Naughty Blogger! And Cute Card Thursday

Well I have been a naughty blogger, no cards for about two weeks now! But I'm off work this week - the Dr signed me off due to a nasty wisdom tooth extraction on Friday - so plenty of crafting time!
My new Magnolias arrived yesterday from their new 'Pink Collection', I ordered three 'people' and one accesory, and I made some cards with them today so I will be showcasing them in the next few days.
Here's the first, 'Pink Tilda with rose'.

Isn't she gorgeous??! I'm really pleased with how my colouring came out but unsure of the card overall. Anyway this is also my entry to Cute Card Thursday, which was the fab theme of 'Buttons and Bows'. I know its an age til Mothers Day but everytime I look at this image I picture her peeking up at her mummy with a rose in her hand!!

Image: Pink Tilda with rose, coloured with promarkers and gel pens. Inked round the edge.
Mounted onto bazzill CS, cuttlebug 'swiss' dots folder also mounted on bazzill. Die cut border
from a swap, buttons and ribbon from stash, sentiment from craftwork cards.