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Monday, 25 February 2013

Pink and White

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Am feeling somewhat improved, but still too much activity tends to send me back peddling, so I think I'll be taking it easy for a few days yet... still, I was able to get one card done today at least.

I'm not, I confess entirely happy with it. Something is... missing, or well, I don't know really something just doesn't work for me, but I'm not sure what, or why...

I used a generic white card base and stampin' up pink pirouette to layer. The DP is from jillibean soup – homemade 6 bean soup and the image is from pollycraft, coloured with my promarkers: honeycomb, spice, terracotta, blush, vanilla, coral, pastel pink, soft pink, rose pink, dusky rose, cerise, and pear green. I used a mft fishtale banner die to cut the image and the script embossing folder for the background panel. Adding a little twine and some gems for embellishments. The sentiment is from stampin' up.

I'm submitting this for:
- Digital Tuesday Challenge #198 - Pink and white
- Paper Crafting Journey - Bingo (Gems, Embossing, Ribbon/Twine)
- CAS(E) this Sketch! #16 - Sketch





Friday, 22 February 2013

Alles Liebe zum Vatertag

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Still feeling so very ill, but I was so very tired of sitting still that I just had to get something constructive done... so this is a card for a friend's dad for fathers day.

I used a mix of papers that were sent to me by a friend a few years ago so I'm not sure of all the sources, one of them was the paper shelter... and I layered it on navy blue card from papermill direct.

The image is from pollycraft, coloured with my promarkers: cinnamon, caramel, sandstone, ruby, poppy, cornflower blue, denim blue, cool grey 3, warm grey 2 and warm grey 1.

I cut two stars in from some of the DP and used some twine and a computer generated sentiment.

I'm submitting this card for:
- Digi Darla's Challenge #50 - Food for Thought
- Seems a Little Sketch #33 - Sketch
- Digi Makeover Challenge #76 - Anything Goes
- Craftroom Challenge - Something For A Man
- Stampavie and More #187 - Lots of Layers



Card Crafter's Circle #63 - Teddybears on Parade

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our theme is:

Teddybears

We're sponsored by the fabulous StampArt Design by Kathryne, who is generously offering 4 of her fabulous digi stamps to our winner - and she has a wonderful selection to choose from!

Kathryne was also generous enough to let the DT play with some of her images and I was lucky enough to get this adorably little guy - Little Bear Watering Can Friend - to work with this week.



Isn't he just the cutest thing? And, as a bonus, he comes with that fab sentiment!

I coloured the delightful little bear, with my promarkers: cinnamon, caramel, sandstone, pear green, marsh green, olive green, duck egg, pastel blue and khaki.

The papers from from the New Leaf paper Pack by Mindy Terasawa, layered on brown card from papermill direct. I embellished simply with twine and pearls.

Don't forget to drop over to Card Crafter's Circle to submit your entry and see the fabulous cards made by the other DT ladies!


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Blog Candy Reminder

Have been busy in bed being nauseous all weekend, but I finally managed to drag myself out of bed long enough today to get at least one card done (which will be posted on Friday, as it's my DT card for Card Crafter's Circle!) but I thought, while I was on blogger, I'd post a quick reminder for my blog candy!



The candy ends in ONE WEEKS TIME

February 26th at 1600/4PM UK Time! I will pick a random winner at some time (hopefully not to long!) after that!



Friday, 15 February 2013

Happy Birthday

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I cut a base card from navy card and layered up with teal card from papermill direct. The paper is from jillibean. And I used two cuttlebug embossing folders.

The image is from milk coffee, coloured with my promarkers: marine, duck egg, cool aqua, honeycomb, spice, terracotta, blush, cinnamon and caramel.

Added a petaloo flower and a button, pearls and a sentiment from stampin' up, cut with fishtale dies from MFT.

I'm submitting this to:
- Flourishes, FLLCFEB13 - Pick 1 (see below)
- Created With Love #28 - Birthday (die cut & embossing)
- Charisma Cardz Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
- The ABC Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday





Card Crafts Circle #62 - Paint the Town Red

This week over at Card Crafters Circle, our challenge is:

PAINT THE TOWN RED


We want to see lots of RED on your cards!

This week we're excited to have Digi Darla Designs sponsoring us!

The winner will receive 5 of their fabulous images! They've got such an amazing selection, I almost don't envy the winner having to decide between them all, but it's a fantastically generous prize and the winner will be very lucky to have them!


I used Digi Darla's Crissy and Umbrella for my card, which is such a sweet little image and colours beautifully.



I coloured the image with my promarkers: ruby, poppy, lipstick red, caramel, shale, cool grey 3, black, rose pink, blush, pale pink and soft peach. Used papers from raspberry road layered on red card from papermill direct and embellished with a little twine and some gems. The sentiment is from stampin' up.

Pop on over to Card Crafters Circle to see the fabulous cards by the other DT ladies and submit your own entry!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Male Birthday Cards

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As I seem to have come down with a slight cold, I'm busy sneezing my head off today, which is in no way conductive to getting anything crafty done, but I thought I'd share a couple of cards I made last week and didn't post.

I pulled a couple of all nighters while my grandmother was sick and in between times when she was sleeping, I thought I might as well be productive and work on a couple of cards a friend had requested.

The first one is for a 40th birthday - and uses DIY Chester from Pollycraft!



I coloured him with my promarkers: cool grey 4, cool grey 3, warm grey 2, warm grey 1, ruby, poppy, sandstone and caramel. The paper is from Fancypants Designs 'The Good Life' pack on a black card base. The sentiment is computer generated and I added twine and gems to embellish.

The second one is for a 10 year old boy who loves maths!



I really ended up liking this one, but first, I wracked my brains for weeks... (no, seriously, weeks!) I didn't have anything 'mathy' in my stamps or digi stamp collections... never mind in my papers! But once I got my hands on Authentique's Curiosity paper pad, that was at least one of the two taken care of!

A cursory look through my digi stamps and I was still wracking my brain until I came across this 'Casper too Cool for School' digi from Pollycraft. He wasn't very 'mathy' but the paper would take care of that! I coloured him with my promarkers: black, slate, cool grey 4, cool grey 3, warm grey 2, warm grey 1, spice, mustard, gold, buttercup, yellow, vanilla, blush, marine, china blue and denim blue.

The sentiment is computer generated and I added a few gems to embellish.



Wednesday, 13 February 2013

CAS Mothers Day

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A quick CAS card this afternoon because my brain is to busy being dead to do anything more complicated!

I cut a base card in red, layered it with a scrap bit of white card and used a scrap of paper from my scraps box - no idea where it came from! The Stamp is from Flonz and I stamped it with papermania pigment ink, stamped the sentiment from stampin up with the same ink and used x-cut dies to cut the circles and a dovecraft punch for the heart, adding a small gem to complete the card.

I'm submitting this too:
- Unscripted Sketches #197 - Sketch
- Clear it Out - Stash: red/white items Theme: anything goes




Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch zum 60. Geburtstag

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A 60th birthday card for a friends Mum, she said she likes fairies and earthy-tones... so I've used papers from the New Leaf paper pack matted on kraft card and all mounted on a brown card base.

The stunning fairy image is from Milk Coffee. I've coloured the image with my promarkers: buttercup, lemon, canary, yellow, mustard, pear green, marsh gren, meadow green, lime green, soft green, tea green, honeycomb, spice, terracotta, and blush.

I didn't have any ribbon that I liked the look of with the paper, so I cut three lengths of thick twine and used them instead. The flourish is cut with a sizzix die. The sentiment is computer generated and I added flowers and pearls to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Cupcake Craft Challenges #229 - Sketch
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Pearls and Swirls
- Tuesday Throwdown #134 - Anything Goes



Retro Chester

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It is a male friends birthday on the 21st and I have apparently no suitable cards! Oops!

I made this using an adorable Chester image from Pollycraft, coloured with my promarkers: lipstick red, berry red, burnt orange, burnt sienna, henna, cinnamon, caramel, sandstone, honeycomb, amber, gold, duck egg, cool aqua, warm grey 2 and black.

The papers are from jillibean soup, handmade 6 bean soup pack, layered on brown card from papermill direct. The sentiment is from Flonz and I added a button, some twine and three gems to finish it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Tuesday Morning Sketches #185 - Sketch
- Party Time Tuesdays #107 - 3 and 3



Monday, 11 February 2013

Black, White and Grey

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I am very much over valentines and it's not even here yet, lol, but while we're on the love theme, I thought I'd go for a wedding card, after all, what says love more than deciding to spend the rest of your life with someone!

I used paper from Authentique's Fresh collection layered on black card from papermill direct. Used my nesties to cut and emboss the image from Pollycraft, before colouring it with promarkers: black, slate, cool grey 4, cool grey 3, shale, caramel, sandstone, gold, mustard, buttercup, vanilla, blush, almond and soft peach.

The sentiment is from stampin' up and I embellished with a few pearls, some twine and a heart charm.

I'm submitting this too:
1. A Die for A Sketch #9 - Sketch
2. Twisted Tuesday Challenge #43 - Couples, Black Tie Event (A card for a couple, with black)
3. Crafty Creations Challenges #208 - Black and White Plus One (Grey)
4. Cards for Men #3 - All My Love
5. Paper Crafting Journey - Love
6. Charisma Cardz Challenge #5 - Love
7. Daring Cardmakers - Love is in the Air
8. Totally Paper Crafts #152 - Valentines/Love
9. One Stop Craft Challenge #215 - Love is in the Air
10. Sentimental Sundays #141 - Love is in the Air



Sunday, 10 February 2013

Alles Liebe zum Muttertag

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When a friend saw yesterdays mothers day card, she was reminded she needed one too, so asked me to make one (and a fathers day card, but that will be for another day!). Her Mum enjoys gardening, so I used this sweet little image from Pollycraft, coloured with my promarkers: pear green, marsh green, olive green, manderin, bright orange, honeycomb, amber, gold, mustard, shale, caramel, warm grey 2, blush, vanilla and soft peach.

The papers are from the new leaf paper pack and (although the picture insists on making it look black!) the base card is a dark brown, from papermill direct. The sentiment is computer generated, I punched a butterfly from the paper and added pearls from my stash to complete it.

I'm submitting this for:
- Freshly Made Sketches #72 - A Sketch by Cindy
- Moving Along With the Times - Only Girls Allowed!!
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #32 - Hobbies



Saturday, 9 February 2013

Happy Mothers Day

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The first of several mothers day cards I need to make this month, this one uses papers from Authentique's Curiosity collection on a stampin' up daffodil delight basecard. The image is from Cornish Heritage Farms, coloured with promarkers: slate, cool grey 4, cool grey 3, warm grey 2, warm grey 1, yellow, canary, buttercup, mustard, meadow green, lime green, pear green, marsh green, olive green and caramel.

I'm submitting this to:
- Cupcake Craft Challenge #228 - Yellow and Grey
- The Sweet Stop #1997 - Sketch



Friday, 8 February 2013

Retro Sketches #49

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I am really to tired to exist today after being up almost all night with my grandmother, but I didn't get any crafting done yesterday and I am determined to do at least two cards today.

This is the first one, for this weeks Retro Sketches Challenge #49. I used stampin up daffodil delight for my base, a strip of rose red and paper from jillibeans 'homemade 6 bean soup' pack. The brushes and sentiment were freebies from The Alley Way Stamps and I coloured them with my promarkers: caramel, sandstone, warm grey 2, blush, pear green, marsh green, cool aqua, duck egg, dusky rose, rose pink, buttercup and canary.

I cut the sentiment using mft fishtale dies and hand cut the paintbrushes, mounted the sentiment on dimension pads and added some gems and a little of each colour promarker to the sentiment.



Card Crafters Circle #61 - Love Is In the Air/Valentine

I'm so excited today to bring you all my first DT card for Card Crafter's Circle!

This week it's challenge #61 and our theme is:

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

With February 14th approaching, we ask that your card be VALENTINE or LOVE themed!

This week we've got not one, but two wonderful sponsors, which means two prize up for grabs!

Robyn's Fetish
One randomly drawn winner will receive their choice of five (5) digital images from Robyn's Fetish
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and Floppy Latte Designs,
.. and another randomly drawn winner will receive a prize of $6 to spend at the Floppy Latte Designs store.
Both Robyn's Fetish and Floppy Latte Designs, kindly sent the DT some images to work with. And here is my card!



I used Floppy Latte's Country Hearts - coloured with my ProMarkers: ruby, poppy, rose pink, dusky rose, pale pink and pastel pink.

I cut a kraft card base, wrapped some twine around it and tied a bow in it, coloured and mounted the digi on red card and attached to the card with dimensionals, adding the peg from my stash to make it look like it's hanging and then added the sentiment from Stampin' Up and some gems from my stash to finish it off.

To join in and check out the other fantastic DT cards, head over to Card Crafters Circle!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

It's Your Birthday... Relax...



Proving that I'm not always as well organised as I'd like (or ever...!) this card is for a friend who's birthday is on Feb 14th and needs to be posted on Saturday to get there on time... could be worse I suppose, I could be making it on Friday night, lol!

I used papers from Authentique's Fresh Collection and a gorgeous digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy - I kept the colouring very minimal, only colouring the deck chair, plants and a little on the umberella with my promarkers. I used: cool grey 3, cool grey 4, warm grey 2, duck egg, cool aqua, ruby and marsh green. The only embellishments are some pearls from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated (font: callie hand).

I'm submitting this for:
- LEJ Designs #39 - Anything Goes
- Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- I Love ProMarkers #154 - Happy Birthday

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Hope Your Birthday Rocks



I used papers from Fancy Pants Designs, The Good Life pack. The image is from Pollycraft coloured with promarkers: black, slate, cool grey 3, cool grey 4, warm grey 1, warm grey 2, ruby, poppy, lipstick red, vanilla, blush and black.

I used a computer generated sentiment and added some gems and a charm for embellishments.

I'm submitting this for:
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #31 - Rock On!
- The ABC Challenge - G is for Going Dotty
- Sketch Saturday #244 - Sketch
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #201 - Gents and Gems
- Crafting When We Can #37 - Slugs and Snail and Puppy Dog Tails (cards for boys)
- Passion for ProMarkers #184 - Boys and Their Toys



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