Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Working Man's Birthday

This man's party piece is the song: 'Working Man' so I made it into part of the backing papers on the card.  Usually when I make a man's birthday card it is COMPLETELY BLUE!!!  I have fallen in love with the beige harlequin backing paper that I purchased last week from Card Making Downloads.  At a push this card may qualify for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - Do Something Different.  I also 'recycled' the image from a calendar which is something I'm always saying 'I must do' - this time I've succeeded.  The card is more impressive 'in the flesh' as the Guinness topper has a beautiful shiny finish.

Card Recipe:
  • Harlequin backing paper purchased from Card Making Downloads
  • Image is recycled from the front cover of a 2010 Guinness Calendar
  • Sentiment is computer generated

Monday, 26 April 2010

Hopefully not toooo late

 I so wanted to start using yellows and oranges on my cards - now maybe I have gone too far with all the oranges I have used on this card for the Inspirational Card Sketches challenge:

Card Recipe:
  • The stamp is 'Rainin Daisies' from Penny Black
  • Torn backing papers from craft stash
  • The flowers are a Nestabilities die and an X-cut punch
  • Distress inks used: Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade                                                                                                                                                                                       

The Pink Elephant - Aqua challenge

I just love using up bits from my stash that have been hanging around for ages just waiting to be transformed into a card.  The Pink Elephant challenge this week is just what I was looking for to use these cute guys - I came up with this card: 

Card Recipe:
  • Snowflake printed card from Payper Box pick 'n mix card
  • Blue Christmas Tree backing paper is a download from Kay Miller called Arctic Antics
  • Eskimo & Penguin topper is from a sheet of Kanban toppers
  • Embossed holographic background is created using holographic foil card and a Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Mojo Monday - Sketch 135

For a fabulous sketch challenge head on over to: Mojo Monday.  I thought I might just give this sketch a try as it has fired my imagination.  I had spent one day at home colouring digital stamps with Promarkers and before I 'lose' the coloured images I now have the chance to use one of them in this challenge:

Card Recipe
  • Backing papers can be downloaded from Card Making Downloads here.  If you sign up for their newsletter they offer freebies quite frequently for downloading.
  • Image is a digital stamp from Digital Pencil Too.
  • The yellow and orange flowers are made from the Nestabilities Blossom pack of dies.
  • Other punches used are by: Martha Stewart, Dovecraft and X-cut.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

First Holy Communion

I have recently been converted to using digital stamps and one artist in particular, Mo Manning and her digital stamp site: Digital Pencil Too.  If I am stuck for an image, I will browse through what I have at home and then if I have nothing suitable I will take a look at some of Mo's works and more than likely make a purchase or four!!!

Card Recipe:
  • Background papers from craft stash
  • Digital stamp is from Digital Pencil Too
  • Martha Stewart border edger punch created the border down the left hand side

Bah! Humbug! Challenge - Festive Furry Friends

I couldn't resist this challenge when I stumbled across this blog, especially if it means I will have a stash of Christmas cards made up in plenty of time for Christmas!  Here's my attempt:

It could probably do with some refinement before it goes in the post or if I am going to make a batch I will probably tweak it a bit more and adjust the colours.

Card Recipe:
  • Backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD
  • The super-cute stamp is a House Mouse stamp coloured with Copic markers
  • The white embossed background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • The sentiment is computer generated

Monday, 19 April 2010

Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog


This is my entry to this brand new challenge blog by Raindrop Echo blogger Ann Vento.  The requirements are: 'Use flowers and a Sentiment'.  I couldn't find my camera to take a picture so I had to use the camera on my phone, take the photo, text it to my husband, he emailed it to me and then I up loaded it.... whew.... what a long way to go to upload a pic...

Card Recipe
  • Cupcake backing paper is a download from Scrapbook Magic
  • Sentiment is a freebie from Sentimental Sundays blog - thanks Ann
  • The flowers I made using the 'Blossom' Nestabilities die - some trimming and curling involved.  The centres of the flowers I made using a tiny Dovecraft Daisy punch
  • The fancy edgings are created with a Martha Stewart border punch

Another Birthday post today

I was really stuck for a birthday card and unusually for me I had printed out a number of Pink Petticoat images to colour with my one and only set of Copics - found this purple one, the card
base was already prepared, added these flowers and voila.

Card Recipe:

For a Birthday Girl

This is a good card to have on stand by.  Its almost ready to pop in an envelope, just need to add a bit of colour to the cake and a name to the card and it's ready! 

Card Recipe
  • Pink Petticoat backing paper and image
  • Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday' embossing folder
  • Silver 'Mirri' card