Wednesday, 31 August 2011
This is my card for the DoCrafts new Creativity Club challenge. The theme of the challenge was to use red and the word 'love'.
I begun by stamping the centre image with black Memento ink pads. The stamps I used are by Forever Friends and Papermania Typography Clear Stamp - With Love. I coloured in the image with ProMarkers.
I cut a strip of red paper. I punched the two long edges with an X-Cut flower border punch. I added the image panel onto the red punched panel. Across this panel I added a strip of red ribbon. I also tied a bow with the same ribbon which I added to the card. I also added a red gem to the bow.
On a square card blank I added strips of spotty paper from the Papermania Cranberry & Apple Capsule Collection. I added the other layers to the card. To finish I added Papermania red gems to the ends of the ribbon strip.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
This is my card for this week's Simply Stampin' blog challenge. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge. I used Stampin' Up stamps and inks for my card.
I begun by stamping the main image. The stamps I used were Dasher and the wording is from Season of Joy stamp set. I stamped these in Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink pads onto white card. I mounted the image onto Kraft and dark brown card panels.
I used the snowflake stamp and the flower stamp from the Seasons of Joy stamp set to create the patterned panels. I used Real Red and Crumb Cake ink pads. I punched a strip of white card with my Eyelet Punch which I added across the card.
I also stamped the small and large flower from the Season of Joy stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink onto white card. I cut these out and added them to the card. I stamped the large flower again in Real Red and cut out the centre dots which I added to the Pear Pizzazz flower. To finish I added small dots around the edge of the Kraft panel.
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Monday, 29 August 2011
I am entering this card I have made into three challenges
I Love ProMarkers blog challenge - Paper piercing
Mark's Finest Papers blog challenge - Use lace on your card
Lili of the Valley blog challenge - Thank you
The stamp I used on the card is Milly cuddle time by Lili of the Valley. I begun by stamping the cute image with black Memento ink pad. I coloured it in with ProMarkers. I cut out the image and mounted it onto panels of Kraft and green card. Around the edge of the panels I pierced small holes using a pokey tool.
I cut the flowers and swirl shapes using a Marianne Design Creatables cutting dies. I threaded lace through the slits in the flower's petals. I cut panels of green and patterned paper for the background. I used my Martha Stewart Lacy edge and corner punches to punch the lacy pattern. I mounted these panels, and the image, onto each other and also added a strip of lace.
I attached the die cut flower with a brad. I also added a brad to the top corner.
To finish the card I added a circle sentiment from Red Gingham Die-Cut Mixed Sentiments pack.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
This is a card I made for a Friendship Card Swap on the DoCrafts website. The stamp I used for the card is Christy Croll's Pasty Pixie from Stamping Bella.
I begun by stamping the image onto smooth white card with a black Memento ink pad. I coloured in the image with ProMarkers. For highlights I added Glossy Accents and Stickles. I cut out the image and mounted it onto a panel of burgundy card.
I stamped a panel of white card with a small flower stamp from the Tiny Tags stamp set from Stampin'Up. I used Pretty in Pink ink pad also by Stampin' Up. I added strip of white and burgundy card and also burgundy ribbon across the stamped panel. I stamped the greeting tags using stamping again from the Tiny Tag set. I used the Tag punch to punch these out. I attached these to the card. To finish I added faux stitching and brads.
Friday, 26 August 2011
This is my card for two challenges
Divas by Design challenge blog - Christmas in August
DoCrafts Creativity Club challenge - Last of the Summer wine.
The stamp set I used for the card is Enchanted Christmas by DoCrafts. This was a prize I had won for winner a Creativity Club challenge a few weeks ago.
I begun by stamping the Father Christmas image with black Memento ink pad. I coloured it in with ProMarkers. I added gold and red Stickles to the image. I used Stampin' Up Crumb Cake ink pad and a sponge dauper to distress the edges. I mounted this onto a panel of gold card and a die cut Lacy Square.
I drew a square on a square Kraft card blank. I added gold peel offs around the line. I masked-off the centre square. I stamped the holly design around the edge with Red Cobbler Stampin' Up ink pad. I added a red gem in each corner.
I stamped and coloured in the holly and box corner image. I added this and the main image with foam pads. I used ProMarkers to colour in a silver greeting peel-off which I then added to the card.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
This is my card for this week's Passion for ProMarkers blog challenge. The theme of this weeks challenge was 'no pattern papers', so I stamped a flower background onto my card blank.
The stamp set I used for the card is by Polka Doodles. I begun by stamping the main image using a black Memento ink pad. Each element was stamped individually to build up the complete image. I coloured in the image with ProMarkers. I added highlights with gold Stickles and Sakura pens. I added this panel into strips of pink and white card. The white card was punched top and bottom with my Stampin' Up Scalloped punch.
I used the small flower stamps from the set to create the background pattern. I stamped the flowers using my Pretty in Pink ink pad from Stampin' Up. I added the central panel to the card. I used my Cricut to cut the wording from Kraft card. To the bottom corners I added beige Candi with foam pads. To finish I added faux stitching.
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
This is my card for this week's Simply Stampin' blog challenge. The theme of this week's challenge was 'Punch it up!' The products I used for the card are by Stampin' Up.
I cut a square of Kraft card. In the centre I punch the heart shape so the Treat Cup could be inserted. Using my Small Heart punch I punched a selection of coloured card for the confetti hearts.
On a square of white card I stamped the heart shaped wording and flower heart design with Rose Pink ink pad. I coloured in the flower with a Blending Pen and Pretty in Pink ink pad. I cut another square of Kraft card. I layered all the panels and Treat Cup together
I stamped a small flower design in Pretty in Pink around the edge of a square card blank. I stamped the greeting tags using Tiny Tags stamp set. I punched the tag out and added then then the squares with Linen Thread. I added the panels to the card blank. To finish the card I added small dots with my Rich Razzleberry ink pad.
Monday, 22 August 2011
This is my card for this week's Creative Inspirations blog challenge. The theme of the challenge is to 'use your favourite stamp'. The stamp I have used is Lulu's Garden of Daisies by Stamping Bella.
I am also entering this card into the following challenge:
Stamps R Us challenge blog - Anything goes
Designed2Delight blog - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Emboss it!
I stamped the Lulu image with black Memento ink pad. I coloured oin the image with ProMarker. I added gold Stickles to the centre of the flowers. I cout the image and mounted it onto a panel of dark green dark. I also stamped the greeting in black. I used my Stamping' Up frame punch to punch the greeting out.
For the background panel I embossed a panel of light green card with my large embossing folder from the Cuttlebug All-in-One Bloom & Grow set. I attached some large white fabric flowers to the green panel with brads. Before adding the main image I added a strip ofd green ribbon across the card. To finish the card I added gold faux stitching and pearls.
Sunday, 21 August 2011
These three cards were made using the new Warren Christmas range by Craftwork Cards. The images are Warren & Friends mini die-cuts. The pattern papers are from the Very Merry and Trim the Tree paper packs. My cards are also featured on Craftwork Cards blog today.
My first card (above) using the Very Merry papers. I have also used Craftwork Cards rectangle scalloped die-cuts. The green strip was embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I added silver Candi and an oval greeting to the card. To finish I added small silver dots around the edges.
My seconds card (above) also uses the Very Merry papers. The card blank was made from an Elegant square wrap which was scored and folded in half. I added a ribbon strip across the card and a bow tied from the same ribbon. The Warren die cut was added with foam pads.
My third card (above) was made from an Elegant rectangle scored and folded in half. The paper is from the Trim the Tree range. I added gold ribbon and bow to finish the card.
Saturday, 20 August 2011
If you have seen the current edition of Simply Cards and Papercraft then you may have seen these three cards of mine in the magazine.
They are featured on Red Gingham Designs advert on page 83. The Red Gingham Designs stamps are available exclusively from Little Claire.
Friday, 19 August 2011
This is my card for this week's Fab 'n' Funky challenge blog. The theme of this week's challenge is "A stitch in time".
I begun by creating the button pattern. For this I used my Button, Button stamp set by Stampin' Up. I stamped the large buttons first and then created masks with post-it notes before stamping the smaller button images. I used Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Rose Pink and Crumb Cake ink pads. I attached a strip of brown ribbon across the patterned panel. I mounted this panel onto a piece of bright pink paper.
I cut a strip of the end of a square card. The piece I cut off I punched with my EKSuccess button punch. I also punched a strip of bright pink paper with the punch. I added a strip of the bright pink paper to the inside edge of the card blank. Onto the strip I added the white button strip of the other end I added the pink button strip. I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip.
I stamped the spotty frame in Chocolate Chip ink and punched it out. The frame stamp and punch are by Stampin' Up. I stamped the greeting in the centre of the frame. I added this to the card. To finish I added faux stitching and a pearl.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
This is my card for this week's Simply Stampin' blog challenge. The challenge is a colour challenge - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso & Pacific Point. As I don't have Early Espresso I have used Chocolate Chip instead.
The stamp set I have used for this card is Sweet Summer by Stampin' Up. I stamped each image on white card with Pretty in Pink, Pacific Point and Chocolate Chip ink pad. I used Blender Pens and the ink pads to colour in the image. I punched the bottom edge of the white card panel with my Stampin' Up eyelet punch.
I used my Stampin' Up Tiny Tags stamp set to stamp the greeting in Pacific Point ink pad. I punched it out with the Tag punch. I added this to the white panel with blue ribbon. I cover a card blank with brown card. I added the white panel onto the card.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
This card was made using Good Morning Robin and Christmas Sentiment stamps both by Red Gingham Designs. These stamps are exclusively available from Little Claire.
I begun by stamping the main 'Good Morning Robin' image with black Memento ink pad. I used various red shades of ProMakers to colour in just a few elements of the image. I cut a panel of red and white card. I punched one edge with my Stampin' Up Eyelet punch. I covered a card blank with red card. Onto this I added the other panels.
I stamped the sentiment greeting circle in red ink. I added this to the card. I used snowflake Nestabilities to cut the red stars. I also added these to the card. To finish I added red gems and faux stitching.
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Monday, 15 August 2011
This card was made using Rose Arbour which is Little Claire's August Stamp Club set.
I stamped all the elements and coloured them in with ProMarkers. I mounted the main image and the greeting onto panels of pink card. I cut out the rose design corners and added them to the corners of the pink panels.
I cut a larger panel of white card for the background. I punched the bottom edge with my Stampin' Up eyelet punch. I added a strip of pink ribbon across the white panel. This was then all added to a Kraft card blank. To finish the card I added pink bow, small dots and hat pins.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
This is my DT card for Little Claire's monthly blog challenge. The theme of this month's challenge is Wedding/Anniversary.
This is the prize for the winner. A fabulous selection of goodies :
The stamp set I used for the card is Lilies by Little Claire. I begun by stamping the flower image and colouring it in with ProMarkers. I added gold with Sakura pen and Dimension Pearls. I used Nestabilities to cut of the oval and scalloped frame.
I also used the Lilies stamp to create the background paper. I used various coloured inkpads to colour in the lily images. I mounted the background paper onto a panel of dark red card. Across the card I added strips of dark red ribbon. I used Little Claire die to cut of the swirl, butterfly and dots from gold card. To finish I stamped the greeting using RWAV Wedding stamp also by Little Claire.