Sunday, 31 October 2010

Clare's weekly challenge

This is my card for Clare's weekly challenge on the DoCrafts website. This week is was a sketch challenge.

I began by stamping the Forever Friends bear image with a Memento ink pad. I coloured him in with ProMarkers. For the fur trim on his hat I added Polar White Flowersoft. I cut the image and gold scalloped circle out with Nestabilities.

Following the sketch I cut out two rectangle panels from the front of a card blank. I attached a panel of heavy weight acetate behind the section I cut out. I covered the remaining card front panels with red card.

Inside the card I attached a panel of holly patterned paper from DoCrafts.I attached a strip of patterned ribbon across the card. To finish I added a oval greeting from Craftwork Cards.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Bloomin With Beauty

These are two card I've made using Bloomin With Beauty stamp set from Stampin' Up. Unfortunately this set was retired last month. I had been looking at this set in the catalogue for months and when I found out it was going I just had to have it.

For this card (above) I stamped the flower images on whisper white card also by Stampin' Up. I coloured the images using a variety of Stampin' Up ink pads. The greeting was cut using my Cricut. The background paper was stamped with the wording from the stamp set. The plant pot was cut from Kraft card.

To finish the card I added ribbon and gold centre to the potted flower using a Sakura pen.

My second card (below) for my October friendship card swap on the DoCrafts website. The flower pot image was stamped with Memento ink pad and coloured in with ProMarkers. The card blank was stamped with a flowers design from Stampin' Up Tiny Tags stamp set.

The greeting tag were also stamped with the Tiny Tags set and then punched out the the Jewelry tag punch. They were attached to the card with ribbon. To finish the card I gold centre to the flowers using a Sakura pen.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

I love ProMarkers - challenge 37

This is my card for this week's I Love ProMakers blog challenge. The theme of the challenge was autumn. So I used a colour scheme of browns, oranges, greens and dark red. I also chose an image which I felt suited these colours and as they are wearing little hats they are getting ready for the colder weather to come.

I begun my stamping the images with Memento ink pad and coloured them in with ProMarkers. The stamp are by hÄnglar & stÄnglar. I cut out the image and mounted it on Kraft card from Stampin' Up. The two background frames of dark brown card and brown patterned paper were cut with Nestabilities. They patterned papers on this card are from Making Memories Paperie range. I added the stamped image with foam pads.

I cut a large panel of Kraft card for the background. Onto this I added a dark red patterned paper. I distressed the edge of the patterned paper using a sponge dauber and sepia VersaFine ink pad. I punched a strip of Kraft card with my Stampin' Up scalloped edge punch onto this I added patterned paper and a strip of ribbon that I had threaded a button onto.

To finish the card I added stitching with a black fineliner and white Sakura pen and brads. Lastly I added a Tim Holtz 'love' tag greeting with a foam pads and two mini gems.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Stamp Man Challenge 7

This is my card for this fortnight's The Stamp Man challenge 7. The theme of the challenge was 'autumn'.

I begun by stamping the tree design on cream paper using a VersaMark clear ink pad. The stamp is by Hobby Art. I heat embossed the tree using new WOW Halloween coloured embossing powder. I added small highlights with platinum Stickles. I used Nestabilities to cut out the image. I used a sponge dauber and a sepia VersaFine to distress the edge.

I cut a large panels of brown card and cream paper for the background. I stamped the same tree image across the cream paper. I distressed the edges again. I stamped the greeting in sepia but it wasn't very clear so I wrote over the top of it with a black Sakura pen. I added a strip of brown card. Across the strip I added linen thread by Stampin' Up. To finish I tied a button onto the thread.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I won Top Prize!

I've won Top Prize for The Stampman Challenge blog 'Altered Theme' challenge. Yippee!! And I've got a new blinkie too!

It was my love frame that won me the top prize. I was so pleased to win as this style isn't my usual thing.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Cupcake Tree

This is my card for this week's I Love ProMarkers Challenge blog. The theme was 'Cupcakes'. So I thought the perfect stamp to use would be Cupcake Tree by Little Claire's.

I begun by stamping the main tree image with Memento ink pad and coloured it in with ProMarkers. I also coloured in a white peel-off greeting with a pink ProMarkers. I added the gold ribbon with a gold Sakura pen. I used my new Scalloped Oval and Oval cutting dies from Little Claire's to cut of the stamped image. I added dots with white and pink pens.

I make the backing paper myself. The single cupcake stamps were part of the same 'Cupcake Tree' set. I stamped each cupcake individually and coloured them in with ProMakers. I added a strip of ribbon and a cupcake brad to the patterned paper. I attached this to a card blank which had been covered with pink card.

Friday, 15 October 2010

My card is in Crafts Beautiful!

My card is featured in Little Claire's advert in the new November issue of Crafts Beautiful. It's on page 60. I am so excited to see my card in print. I've keep telling everyone today that I'm now WHSmiths!

Thank you Little Claire for using my card.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

I'm a winner!

Good news! I won this weeks I Love ProMarkers blog challenge. Yippee!

It was my Tilda Mermaid card that won. I have a new winner blog badge too!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Elegant lady

A different style of card from me today. I made this easel card for my friend Julie's birthday. She also makes cards but has a different style to me. So for her birthday card I made a card more in her style.

The 1920's lady image panel is by Kanban. I added some additional glitter to the dress and I used Flowersoft Polar White for the fur collars.

I kept to a colour scheme of gold and blues for the card. For the blue background panel on the top section of the card I used 'En Francais' stamp by Stampin' Up. I stamped it with clear Memento ink pad and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

The fancy flower die cut design was cut using my Cricut. The design was from the Home Decor cartridge. I also used my Cricut to cut the greeting. I used brads to hold the easel card up.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

I love ProMarkers - challenge 35

This is my card I made for this week's I Love ProMarkers challenge blog. The theme of the challenge was 'Think pink'.

I begun by stamping the main image, Mermaid Tilda, and the seaweed with a Memento ink pad. There were coloured in with ProMarkers. I added sparkles with Stickles. I mounted the image on panels of light and mid pink card.

I stamped the spotty background on a card blank with Stampin' Up Pixie Pink ink pad. The spotty stamp is also by Stampin' Up. I added the image to the centre of the card. I stamped the seashells on pink card with Pixie Pink and White ink pads. I added these to the card with double sided tape. To finish I added an oval greeting, by Craftwork Cards, with foams pads.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Owlgate - part two

These are two more cards made using October Stamp Club stamps. My first card is also one of October's project cards. So if you are part of the Club then keep a look out for my card and instruction on how to make it.

For this card I stamped the Owlgate image. I used ProMarker to coloured in one of the owls. I added flock to the white sections of the Santa hat. I cut out the owl and he was mounted on a circle and scalloped circle of card. These were cut out using Nestabilities.

I cover the bottom section of a card blank with green card. I stamped the greeting onto this with Stampin' Up white craft ink. The owl panel was added with foam pads. To finish the card I added dots with a white Sakura pen and a red fineliner.

For my second card I wanted to try a different colour scheme then expected. I chose to use pinks, purple and silver. I coloured in the image with ProMarkers. This was mounted on a pink and then a silver square scalloped frame. There were cut with Nestabilities.

I cut a large panel of pink card for the main background. Onto this I added a panel of snowflake patterned paper. I attached the image panel with coloured brads. The snowflakes were cut using my Cricut. I used the same greeting stamp for this card too. It was mounted onto a panel if silver card and then attached to the card.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Stamp Man Challenge 6

This is my project for The Stamp Man challenge 6. The theme of the challenge was 'altered'. This type of work is something I've not done before but I'm very pleased with my finished project.

The range of stamps I used were all by Tim Holtz's.

I begun by painting a wooden frame black using acrylic paint.

The background paper was made my spritzing a sheet of thick paper with silver mica spray. Over the top I stamped the italic lettering with black ink. The 'love' centre panel, wings and spirals were all stamped with clear VersaMark ink pad. There were all heat embossed with either black, white or silver embossing powder.

I layers the stamped panels on the background with foam pads.

On the corners of the wooden frame I stamped the corner design with white craft ink by Stampin' Up.

To finish I added diamond Stickles and gems.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Owlgate - part one

These are two of the card I have made using the October Stamp Club Set from Little Claire Designs. It's called Owlgate.

For both cards the Owlgate image and the greeting was stamped with a Memento ink pad. I coloured in the images with ProMarkers.

For this card I then cut out the image and the red frame using Nestabilities. The snow around the gate with Polar White Flowersoft. The snowflakes were cut using my Cricut and attached two of then with brads. I added diamond Stickles to the sky area so it looked like it was snowing.

I cut a large square of red card and patterned paper for the background. The spotty edge was punched using a Martha Stewart punch. Across the card I added a strip of green ribbon. The stamped greeting was mounted on a panel of red card and attached to the card with foam pads.

I made an easel card for my second card using Owlgate.

The red and green snowflake patterned backing panel were stamped using the snowflakes stamps from Little Claire's All set for Christmas stamp set. I added white flock to the owls Christmas hats.