Sunday, 27 February 2011

Christmas Tree

First Christmas card of 2011!! This card was inspired by a new challenge blog that I have just recently come across called Sparkles forum christmas challenge who's challenge is 'Christmas Tree'.
I've used a Christmas tree embossing folder through my Big Shot, using Core'dinations whitewash card stock. I then sanded the embossed tree to reveal the coloured core. Simply matted and layered onto green cardstock and gold mirror silk board. The backing paper is from a My Minds Eye Christmas paper pad I have and I've edged it with Gold Calligraphy pen and embossed the greeting with gold embossing powder.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Easel card - spring theme

I started this card playing around with cut n dry foam and Vibrant Primary Big n Juicy ink pad on a square of watercolour card. I then used a Touch of mica mask - Tulip and sprayed with Cosmic shimmer mist - Plum over the inked background. I than stamped over with a swirl stamp and embossed with a purple cosmic shimmer embossing powder and then swipped a versamark ink pad along the edges of the watercolour card and embossed with blue cosmic shimmer embossing powder. This then became the background to my card, which has been layed onto a square of paper punched with Martha Stewart 'punch around the page' flower punch.

The flower images is a stamp from Joanna Sheen - Jayne Netley Meyhew Rabbit stamp plate, embossed with cosmic shimmer again and coloured with ProMarkers. The base of the easel card was created the same way as the background but I inked through the mask with Hydrangea Big n Juicy rather than using the spray. The flowers on the base edge were the left over bits from when I punch out my page border and I just added some stickles to the centre of the flowers.

Challenges Entered:
Crafts 4 eternity: Make an Easel card
The stampman challenges: Curls and Swirls
One stop craft challenge: Spring Flowers
Crafty sentiments: Spring
Sweet stampin challenge : Oh so Girly

Thursday, 10 February 2011

A different card shape

I have seen this card shape on a few blogs, so I thought I would give it a go and I really like the effect.

I've used a stamp from the Crafter's Companion, Popcorn the Bear Romance range and backing paer from the matching CD for the central panel. The image has been coloured with ProMarkers.

For the side panels I used a heart embosing folder on white card through Big Shot and then inked with Barn Door distress ink.

The ribbon strip at the bottom is from the Popcorn Bear Platinum romance CD and the hearts at the sides were stamped onto shrink plastic.

Challenges covered:
Crafters Companion monthly challenge : Romance
Crafty calendar challenge - Love
Oldie but a goodie - Add a Heart
Paper take weekly - Have a Heart
Stamptacular sunday - Hearts gone Wild
Crafty sentiments - Love
Creative card crew - For a loved one
Polkadoodle - with Hearts
Cupcake craft challenges - Red
A lota rubber stamps - Valentine - Red, white and pink

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Card for a man

The current challenge at Bearly mine-challenges is a card for a man or a boy. I decided to use Sheena Douglass's a little bit Sketchy - Cottage stamp, which was stamped using Brushed Courduroy Distress ink and layed onto co-ordinating cardstock. The backing paper was made using an Impressabilities embossing die through the Big Shot onto some textured paper (that I got in a kit from Create and Craft). I then inked over the embossing with Black Soot Distress Ink and then sprayed with Bronze Cosmic shimmer mist, to bring our the brown tones in the paper.

Also going to enter this card into Pear tree designs for their 'Anything Goes' challenge.

Monday, 7 February 2011


This card uses an image from Joanna Sheen's, Glynn Williams - Time Gone By CD and backing paper from the Country Cottages CD by Joanna Sheen, which I punched with a Martha Stewart large border punch.

Challenges covered:
Cd sunday challenge : Friendship
Totally papercrafts: Friendship
Papertake weekly: Anything Goes + Flowers

Forever Friends - Stars

I was really pleased to see that I won the previous challenge over at Forever friends challenge blog and their new challenge is the theme 'stars'. I made this card using images from the forever friends CD rom. The backing paper was made using a Papermania Stars embossing folder throughmy Big Shot and then inked with distress inks - Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade.

Other challenges entered:
Pear tree designs - free for all
Crafty sentiments - A bear on a card.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

This card is based on the sketch from the current challenge at Sweet stampin challenge . The image is a Magnolia - Tilda stamp coloured with ProMarkers, which has been mattered and layered and placed over a piece of embossed card (I used the core'dinations card through my big shot and sanded it to reveal the coloured core). I then used a Martha stewart punch to create the borders, some ribbon, flowers and buttons to finish the card.

I'm also entering this card into challenges at:

I love promarkers: Anything Goes
Pear tree designs: Flowers
Creative card crew: Pink and Purple

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

Here's my DT card for this months challenge at Lothian crafts. The theme is 'Pastels' and there's a great prize to be won.

I've used a tilda stamped image, coloured in with ProMarkers and some backing paper and flowers from my stash.