Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Charisma Cardz challenge

My other card for today is for charisma cardz challenge which is a sketch this week. I have made a card for my Father's 80th birthday in June using Forever Friends champagn stamp and placed on oval Nesties. The background is Cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. Its a fairly simple card really.

3 in 1

Hope everyone had a good weekend and are looking forward to the bank holiday Monday next week. I certainly am as I am on holiday all week and taking a break in North Wales. Each year we take my in laws for a holiday in Wales in a holiday cottage. I only hope the weather is kind to us. Anyway I have made a couple of cards today. This one is using the Mojo Monday sketch and combined it with 'Dressed Up' Penny Black stamp for 'anything goes' on PB saturday challenge. I also sneaked in Colour Create challenge of a Male card in orange, green & brown. I think I may use this for one of my Father's day cards in June.

I used American Crafts papers for the background and circle Nesties for the sentiment which is a free stamp from Creativity Life mag.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

21 today

I can't believe my niece will be 21 in May. At the moment she is the baby in the family, doesn't seem that long ago she was born. She is a very bubbly bright girl so I have chosen bright vibrant colours. I used the sketch from Clare Curd's challenge on docrafts. I must admit it is loosely
based on her sketch. The colours are from the colour create challenge which is black, white & pink and polka dots. I used Nesties labels and circles, my image is Penny Black coloured with Copic pens. The background paper is Doodlebug and white card embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. I only hope she likes the card.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

80th Birthday Card

My Mother-in-law will be 80 in May so this card is for her. I just hope she likes it as I may have made the colours a bit on the bold side. This card fits the criteria for Cute card Thursday and the sketch Mojo Monday. Cute card Thursday is floral fantasy.
I don't know how I feel about this flower but I may have made it a little big.
I have taken inspiraton from Rach by decorating the inside of the card. This is the first time I have tried this and am pleased with the result.

I used DCWV papers from the spring stack and PB image coloured with Copic pens. The border punch and large flower are Woodware. The sentiment and floral background are free stamps and the brad is Papermania.
Its a lovely night so I am going to put my chimnea on and relax in the garden for a while.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Colour Create Challenge

Colour Create this week is chocolate, coffee & cream with some distressing, mmm sounds good.
My distressing isn't very good I'm afraid. I used Whipas ink to edge the papers but it hasn't been a strong enough colour to show up. The stamp is Forever Friends coloured with Copic pens and the sentiment is from see D's message stamps. My background paper is DCWV, but I can't remember what the crackle paper is I have had it along time. Letters are Sizzlets on Nestie circles and scallops. I have used the sketch from My Time to Craft Challenge this week.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Challenge #2

I didn't quite get my timing right for this one. I tried to combine 3 challenges then discovered I had missed the truly scumptious one which is the sketch I used for this box. Never mind I enjoyed this layout anyhow. The colours are for the charisma cardz challenge which are purple & green and the box is the Penny Black challenge of a gift. I used PB hedgehog stamp and oval Nesties with Fiskers & X-cut heart punches.

Friday Sketchers & Cute Card Thursday

The Friday Sketchers layout this week is great, its simple and uncluttered and one I will use again. I combined it with the Cute card Thursday challenge which is marshmallows & chocolate, a wonderful partnership. I used Sugar Nellie picking apples stamp and coloured her with Copic pens. The background is DCWV papers from the spring stack. The flower border is from the Daisy & Dandelion collection and the scoll is a free stamp from Cardmaking & Papercraft Mag, my oval Nesties again and X-cut flower punch.
The lovely Sarpreet has left this award for me. It is kind of her to think of me and I appreciate it very much. Sarpreet is fairly new to blogging so why not have a look at her blog and have a look at her lovely cards. I have received this award before some time ago so I won't pass it on again but feel free to take it if you havn't had it before.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wedding Gift

I hope everyone had a great Easter. We certainly had a very enjoyable weekend in St Andrews, the weather was lovely, just perfect for walking along the coastline.
I have had this card on my blog before but I have added a little gift card to match. We are going to a wedding in 2 weeks time and needed a card to put the gift voucher in. I used PB stamp and coloured with Copic pens.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Baby Box

Another post tonight! This is a box I made for a baby gift. Usually I would make a little bag but decided on a change and I am quite pleased with the outcome. I used the Daisy and Dandelion stamps and I think this one is Candyfloss coloured with Copic pens. The image is mounted onto circle Nesties and decorated with various flowers and X-Cut hearts. The papers are from a scrapbook pack of papers I bought in the pound shop ages ago. I made a little tag with the baby's name on it which are Sizzlets alphabet. I hope everyone has a good Easter Weekend, we are off to St Andrews again so won't manage to post till Monday or Tuesday.

Friday Sketchers Challenge

I made this card for my Son-in-Law's birthday using the friday sketchers challenge. My Daughter and Son-in-Law are keen hill climbers so I decided what better subject than a card featuring maps and boots. The map I used is one of their favourite areas to climb. The backing papers are Papermania Christmas collection, the rope is parcel string from IKEA and the boots I made myself. I mounted a copy the map on oval Nesties. Just hope he likes it.

Friday, April 03, 2009


Just a quick posting today as we are off to St. Andrews for the weekend. Our son stays there at the moment but is on holiday just now, so we are ckecking everything is OK. It will be a lovely break.
This card is for charisma cardz which is the sketch and cute card Thursday challenge which is citrus. It also fits the Penny Black think spring challenge. I enjoyed this challenge and the bright and cheerful colours. I used PB Buzz in the Air stamp and backing paper is K & Co. The image is on label and oval Nesties with a Cuttlebug Dots strip inked with Whispas ink and various punched flowers.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Colour Create Challenge

This weeks challenge at Colour Create is lilac and blue with the added extras of ribbon and swirls and NOT combined with any other challenge. I used a Penny Black stamp and free swirl stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag. The image is coloured with Copic pens and mounted on Nesties. I don't have the make of the backing paper, I've had it for some time.