Sunday, 26 September 2010

Shopping Fever

The current challenge at Crafty Sentiments is to use your scraps, which is perfect as I'm sure I'm not the only one with an overflowing drawer filled with bits of paper that just can't be thrown away! So all the papers I've used are from my bits and bobs / scrap draw. The main image is from the 'flippin women' range of stamps, which I've coloured with ProMarkers and inked around the edge with Big N Juicy - hydrangea. I've also added a little handbag charm that i've blinged up with some gems.

Challenges covered:
Crafty Sentiments - use your scraps
Oldie but a goodie - Pink and Girly
Ellephantastic challenge - Charming - add a charm

Saturday, 25 September 2010


I've made this card using following the sketch, which is the current challenge at Pear Tree Designs along with adding gems to the project. The main image is from the Crafters Companion / Jayne Nestorenko new cd - Adorables, the backing paper is also from this CD and i've added border, greeting, punched holly and gems from my stash.

I'm also entering this into the challenge at Winter Wonderland, which the theme is red, greeen and holly.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Another Beatrix Potter christmas card

This time I've used a decoupage image from the World of Beatrix Potter CD and added some Stickles glitter glue. As you can enter the special Beatrix Potter challenge at Crafters Companion  as many times as you wish, I'm entering this card also.

Beatrix Potter - Christmas

Here's a card I've made with the Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter - A Winters Tale free downloads, which are available on their website.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion monthly challenge - Beatrix potter challenge
Cupcake craft challenge - Transport

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Beatrix Potter

Here's a card I've made using the Robin image from the Crafter's Companion Peter Rabbit CD-Rom, this is in the framed decoupage section. The front backing paper was made using a background stamp, distress inks and cosmic shimmer mist, the other paper is from the CD-Rom. I've followed the sketch on crafter's companion monthly challenge blog and they also have an extra competition running in which the card has to be made from Beatrix Potter products, so I'm entering this card in both challenges.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Another christmas card

For this card I have used the skating teddy again (i did say that i liked this stamp!).
He's been stamped and coloured in with brushmarker pens and then I used the holly stamp, that is also on this stamp plate, to decorate the edge. I've mounted him onto a scalloped circle that I'd punched holes in and threaded ribbon though (inspired by the spellbinders show on create and craft). The backing papers are just from my Christmas paper stash.

Another christmas card

I'm on a bit of a role now...This card uses an image from the Creative Expressions stamp plate - Winter Wonderland 2. I stamped the main image, masked it and then stamped the trees to create a little scene. The backing paper was created with a snowflake brayer and Big n Juicy Waterfall ink pad. The edges were then inked with the same ink pad.

I'm entering this card into the challenge at Winter Wonderland, the theme in Monochromatic Christmas card.

Trio of skating teddies

I just love this cute image of this skating teddy. It comes from the same Joanna Sheen's Giordano stamp plate as the Santa - see previous post - I can see me using these stamps a lot!

I stamped the central teddy then masked the image and re-stamped twice to create the trio.The image has been coloured in the brushmarkers and I've gone around the edge of the image with Distress Ink - Mustard seed. I've also used this ink pad to create the yellow card that the backing paper has been matted onto.

I'm entering this card it the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - use the colours Blue, Grey and Yellow
Cd Sunday Challenge - CD and stamping - the backing paper is from The Cute Companions Christmas Collection CD-Rom.
Just Cute Bears - Punch it - The snowflakes were created using a punch.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Skating Santa

I've made this card following the sketch at sunday sketch and stamp challenge.
The stamped image is from Joanna Sheen Giordano Christmas stamps range and I just love this Santa image. I've coloured him in with Sakura Stardust pens and brushmarkers. The backing papers are from a Christmas kit I got last year from Create and Craft.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Christmas - Shades of Blue

The current challenge over at cd sunday  is 'Shades of Blue'. This card uses an image and backing paper from the cd My Craft Studio - Walk in Winter Wonderland. The backing paper has been sprayed with Crafters Companion spray and sparkle.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Christmas card

The theme for this weeks challenge at I love promarkers is "transport'. It has taken me quite a while to think of something that fits this challenge, but then I remembered this stamp I had from Creative Expressions (part of the Christmas create a scene stamp plate). The image has been stamped, coloured in with ProMarkers and then I've distressed around the edge with Distress ink - Vintage Photo. The background papers are from a kit that I got from Create and Craft last year.
Also, I've entered this card at The stampman challenge as the current challenge theme is 'distress it'.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Another card for today

This card is made using a popcorn Bear floral stamp that I've coloured with watercolour pencils. The spotty backing paper is from a My Minds Eye paper pad. I'm entering this card into the  Just Cute Bears weekly challenge, the current theme is 'lets go dotty'. Although I'm rather late at entering this week as a new challenge starts tomorrow!


The challenges over at cd sunday challenge and Pear tree designs this week are both based on the theme 'animals'. For my card I've used a tiger image from Joanna Sheen CD -  Jayne Netley Meyhew part 2. The background paper was created by brayering a piece of glossy card with a Big and Juicy ink pad (Vibrant Primary) and then I spirtized it with Cosmic Shimmer copper mist. I then stamped over it using an animal print background stamp. The cosmic shimmer can still be seen through the ink, so I think it gives a really great effect.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Messy Dragon

The theme for this weeks challenge at I Love ProMarkers is 'Myth and Magic, so I've decided to use the dragon stamp from Joanna Sheen's Messy Rabbit range of stamps. The backing papers have been distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink and then brushed over with Perfect Pearls - Patina Gold. I'm also entering this card into the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge where the theme for this week is 'distress it'.