Saturday, 31 May 2014

Happy Birthday, Sister

One of the ways my half-sister and I wind each other up, is that she will send me things covered in pink, knowing that I hate it and I will send her things in any colour but pink, knowing that she loves it.... but I decided to be kind this year and so I dug into my stash to find some rather bright pink papers, with which to make her happy and me go blind, lol.

I don't - shockingly - have a large stash of pink papers, so these are freebies from quick cards magazine a few years ago, from their cool britanica set. I layered them on pink card, just to really make myself go blind!

The image is from kenny k, coloured with my promarkers and I added some (pink) gem florishes and a computer generated sentiment to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Sunday Sketch & Stamp #208 - Sketch
- Crafty Cardmakers #116 - Flourishing
- Paper Crafting Journey - Perfect in Pink
- Everybody Art Challenge #280 - Bling, Bling
- Brown Sugar Challenge #96 - Birthday

Friday, 30 May 2014

Thanks A Latte

A quick CAS card this afternoon. Die cut the circle and under laid it with a computer generated sentiment. I used a digi from momentoes in time, I accented in orange with a little colour on the digi, some twin and a few gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for: - Less is More #173 - Die Cuts
- Retro Sketches #116 - Sketch
- The Cheerful Stamp Pad #87 - Use A Sentiment

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Monochrome Birthday

I used paper from the j'adore paper pack by First Edition. The image is from Free Vintage Digi Stamps and the sentiment is computer generated. I put the whoe thing together and added just a few gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Aud Sentiments Challenge #107 - Bingo (Bottom Row: 2 Word Sentiment, Flowers, Bling or Glitter)
- Allsorts Challenge #260 - Happy Birthday
- My Time To Craft Challenge #249 - Tile Effect
- Ladybug Crafts Ink - Make it Monochrome
- Top Tip Tuesday - Monochrome

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Happy Birthday, Cousin

I've gone red, black and white, for this card for my cousin's 40th birthday, later this year. He's a football fan, Manchester United of course, so hopefully he'll like this!

I used an image from pollycraft, coloured with my trusty promarkers and paper from papermania, layered on black card.

The sentiment is computer generated and I printed some football patterned paper and cut them with my dies, the 40 is computer generated cut with dies too.

I finished it off with just a few little gems, because we know I can't resist gems.

I'm submitting this too:
- Sketch Saturday #310 - Sketch
- Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Milestone Birthdays
- My Time To Craft #248 - Outdoor Sports
- I Love ProMarkers #220 - Anything Goes
- Creative Inspirations #266 - Birthdays

Purple Flowers

After an annoyingly busy week I finally had some time this afternoon to get a card done! Yay!

I cut a purple card base, layered it in white, then die cut some squares in white and purple, corner punched the white and stamped the cute little flowers from Sarah Williams, colouring them with my promarkers. I added the sentiment from stampin' up and then finished with two little pearls.

I'm submitting this for:
- Less Is More #172 - Flowers
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #259 - Purple Passion
- The Paper Players #196 - Clean and Simple Floral

Friday, 16 May 2014

Golfer Gus

Another male card, twice in one day, that's almost unheard of, lol. This time I've gone with a Bugaboo stamps image and sentiment, coloured agian with my promarkers. The papers are from Authentique's Curiosity collection, layered on navy blue card. I kept the embellishments to a minimum with just a few gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Crafty Catz Challenge #231 - Just for Sport
- Seems a Little Sketchy #64 - sketch
- Papercrafting Journey - For That Special Man

Red Truck

A male birthday card today, inspired by listening to too much country music (is that even possible) especially Aaron Tipping 'There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With the Radio'

All in red, I used papers from papermania, layered on kraft card and coloured the image from Digi Darla, in reds, with my promarkers. I used a sentimetnt from crafters companion and added a few punched stars and some gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Sentimental Sunday #106 - Wheelie Fun
- Creative Inspirations #265 - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch
- Moving Along With The Times - I Heard if on the Radio
- The ABC Challenge - L is for Lots of Layers
- Stampavie and More #211 - Boys

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Perk Up!

Another CAS card this afternoon, inspired this time, by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches.

The coffee cup was stamped and cut out, from Stampin' Up's Perfect Cup set - a slightly belated birthday gift from a friend, that arrived just yesterday *g* - paired with a sentiment from the Stampin' Up, Morning Cup set.

I used a brown card base with papers from Papermania's Happy Day's paper pack and a little daffodil delight card. Pieced the cup sleeve with DP. And embellished with a grey button, some twine and a few gems, finishing off by using a corner punch on the bottom corners of the card.

Add A Little Colour

As soon as I saw the sketch for CAS on Sunday, I knew exactly what I wanted to use for it - these adorable freebie digi's and sentiment from The Alley Way. I cut the base card in daffodil delight and printed the sentiment and brushes, cutting the brushes out individually.

I used cotton balls to apply some ink to the white panel, and coloured the brushes to match with my promarkers, mounting the little brushes on dimensions pads, adding a quick bit of colour to the sentiment as well and finishing of course, with a few gems.

I'm submitting this to:
- CAS on Sunday #33 - Sketch
- Inky Chicks #29 - Clean and Simple

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow...

I delved into my old papers today and came across this one, that came as a freebie with a magazine, part Rachel Harper's, Lets Fly Away, paper pack. Cut a card base with daffodil delight and the panels in a dark red, to layer it up. The image is from tiffany doodles, coloured with my promarkers - warm greg 1, yellow and canary. The sentiment is computer generated and of course, inspired by everyone's favourite orphan annie and of course I had to finish with a few gems.

I'm submitting this for:

- Sunday Sketch & Stamp #206 - Sketch
- I Heart ProMarkers - Whatever the Weather
- Shopping Our Stash #151 - Sing it to Me

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Get Well Soon

A get well card today, always handy to have in my stash! I used an image from Beccy's Place and coloured it with my promarkers. The sentiment is computer generated. The papers are Melissa Frances, from the Classic Elegance paper pack, layered up on stampin' up, Elegant Eggplant. A couple of punched butterfly's and some pearls, finished it off.

I'm submitting this for:
- Tuesday Throwdown #195 - Spring Blossoms
- Digi Sketch Challenge - Anything Goes/Sketch
- The Cheerful Stamp Pad #86 - A Bouquet of Flowers
- Scrible and Scrap Blog #18 - Anything Goes
- Catch the Bug Challenge - Get Well Soon/Pick Me Up

Monday, 12 May 2014

Have A Dawg-Gawn Great Day

Another quick card this afternoon.

The dog image is a freebie digi from The Alley Way stamps, coloured with promarkers (sandstone, caramel and slate) the sentiment I wrote and printed myself.

I mounted the three images on black card, added a twine bow and a couple of small gems, before mounting the panel on dimensional stickers, on a kraft card base.

I'm submitting this for:
- retros sketches #114 - sketch
- Cute Card Thursday #320 - Paw Pals
- Digi Galor - Kraft


I just love this image from Milk Coffee, it's so elegant! I printed it off and coloured it with my promarkers and cut it out with my dies. And printed out the quote and cut that as well.

The paper is from Papermania's 'book print' pack, layered on black card, on a black card base. I added touches of yellow to the dress, hair and punched a yellow butterfly, finally finishing with some yellow gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Alphabet Challenge Blog - G is for Gorgeous Gowns
- Crafty Catz Challenge #230 - Black, White and One other Colour
- Sketch N Stash #139 - Sketch
- Oh La La Challenge Blog #156 - Quotations

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Paws-itively Purr-fect Day

A quick CAS card this afternoon, using a little digi from Angel's landing. The paper is from Papermania's Happy Days paper pack and I used a kraft card base. I lightly distressed the edges of the paper and the die cut circle, cut a fish tail flag, with my mft dies and coloured the paw print with a khaki promarker and then, because I can't resist gems or pearls, finished with a few pearls.

I'm submitting this for:
- CAS(E) this Sketch #75 - Sketch
- Paper Crafting Journey - Spots and/or Stripes
- Crafting When We Can #69 - Die Cuts

Saturday, 10 May 2014

On Your Christening Day

My nephew is being Christened over the summer, so I've made this card for him.

I used an imaged from just ink lined and coloured it with promarkers. The papers are from Authentique and I used pearls, twine and a button to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Crafting When We Can #68 - Sketch
- Crafting for All Seasons #76 - Lots of Layers
- Aud Sentiments Challenge #106 - Any Sentiment for A Child