Friday 6 May 2011

I Have a Favour to Ask

Hello again, I didn't think I'd be back so soon but I have entered two of my cards in the Challenge over at Quirky Crafts & the winner is chosen by the number of votes they receive.
I'm a bit embarrased to ask but if you could stop by the challenge blog & vote for my cards I would be thrilled! Do check out the other entris while you're there!  I would hate you to vote for me then see something you liked better!

Evening all!

No card tonight I'm sorry, not even a piccie, but I just had to stop by to say hello to my latest followers! Sooo happy to have you join us! I feel a candy coming on! Watch this space!
Stamp Fairy aka Gerda, Hunnybunny aka Barbara and Sue of Guardian Angel Crafts. Big waves & smiles to you all & thanks again for joining us!
Do pop over to these wonderful ladies blogs when you get a chance! You won't be disappointed!
Have a fab Friday evening!

Wednesday 4 May 2011

How Time Flies!

Here's another humble little offering from me!

The image is Bethy's Wedding  from Mo Manning & is coloured with Promarkers.
I bought it to make a wedding card then realised I had an anniversary card to do & this would fit the bill just perfectly!
The colouring is not the best, I used some pearlescent paper & it behaved a bit differently to the paper I normally use! Not to worry, here it is warts & all!

I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp for the design of my card!

The papers are from my stash, a Do Crafts bundle I believe!
 I've had them since almost the very beginning of my crafting journey!
Every now & then I get them out & find just what I want in there!
My "lace" border was puched using a Martha Stewart punch, then I wrapped some red organza ribbon around it I tied a bow!

The flowers are Prima with a bit of card candy as the centre! I cut out some little flourishes with a Papermania punch & attached them.
Finally, the sentiment, a silver peel off on some white card, stuck on with pinflair glue to give a bit odf dimension!
Thanks for looking!
I do apologise if you tried to look at this card before but Mr Blogger is being a bit naughty of late & posted before I was finished writing this! Yesterday he told me I wasn't following any blogs!
ROFL have you seen the list of blogs I follow!!!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesday A Card using Something older than 6mths and something newer than 6mths
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Anniversary
Papercraft Star find Your Own Sketch (Sunday Sketch & Stamp as above)
Quirky Crafts Red White & Blue & inspiration from the Royal Wedding
Digi's With Attitude! Stars (All over the DP)

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Oh Baby, Baby!

If you read my last post you'll know that my niece was in labour the other day!
I'm happy to say she had a little boy Aryan, 6lb 4ozs. Mother & baby doing well!
This of course calls for a card!
As you do, I trawled a few sites looking for just the right image!
I found just the one I wanted at Pink Gem Designs he's called Baby Boy Bundle.
I also noticed the challenge on A Gem of A Challenge was a sketch, so I decided to make that the basis for my creation.

Without further ado, here's my card

I have to say I'm really pleaesed with how it worked out!
I coloured the image with promarkers & cut out with a scalloped circle nestie. I coloured the edges then ran my quickie glue pen around & added my lovely Diamond Sparkles glitter!

As you can see, I did the same with my Sentiment

I made the little bunting by cutting a thin strip of card & some triangles from the papers I used. I then added the name by just printing it out & cutting the letters individually. All glued together with my quickie gluepen!

I added a card border which was cut using my new Martha Stewart deep edge punch & glittered the edges! I then  added some Prima Flowers & ribbon from my stash.
Topped off with a few little bits of card candy dotted about et voila!
I hope you like it! I sure do!
Before I list the challenges I'd like to enter I must welcome my latest followers!
Big hello's & big waves to Moira & Lynsey!
No links as yet but I'll keep looking! Thanks for joining us on this crafting journey!
So, on to challenges.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
A Gem of A Challenge A Sketch
KB Cute Monday Use Dots
Stamp With Fun Ribbon or Lace
Secret Crafter For a Baby
Crafty Catz Congratulations
Totally Papercrafts Glitter
Cute Card Thursday Use a sketch ( From A Gem Of A Challenge)
Bearly Mine Beautiful Babies
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Pollycraft Anything Goes
Make It Monday Anything Goes

Sunday 1 May 2011

I Believe In Fairies

Happy Sunday all! I hope you're having a nice weekend & enjoyed THE WEDDING on Friday!
Don't they make such a lovely couple!
Now on to business!! LOL
Today sees the beginning of a new Challenge over at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #119 is Swirls & Pearls

We're sponsored this week by the fantastic Crafty Ribbons!

They are offering this lovely bundle of Bursting Blooms Ribbons as their prize!

The DT were asked to use one of Debbie's Fab Fairy Chloe images this week!

I chose this one!
 The images available on both The Crafty Pad Designs & Cardmaking Downloads
there are some great matching circle & ticket sentiments too!

I followed the sketch from Truly Scrumptious Challenge 56  as the basis for my card

The papers I have used were a freebie from Joanne Barsby last May & they provide my swirls!
I added some self Adhesive pearls & some little butterflies punched from the papers using my Martha Stewart punch & some white satin ribbon from my stash!

I coloured the fairy with promarkers & resisted the urge to colour the mushroom red & white!
I'm not sure that you should use glitter with pearls but her wings just cried out for a bit of sparkle!
I used a quickie glue pen & diamond sparkles for this!
I did the same to the edge of the image & the sentiment which were both cut out using Scallop Circles Nestabillities on my Big Shot!

I'm not sure you can make them out but I used a corner die to cut out ornate corners with the darker pink paper & stuck to the outside corners of the panels

This card is for my nieces birthday who, as I type, is in hospital having her second baby boy!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 56 A Sketch (Wed)
Fairy Knoll Challenge 47 Birthdays
Rainbow Ladies Challenge Take a Town City or Country Break (Country, woodland)
Crafts 4 Eternity Anything Goes
Fashionista Friday Things With Wings
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes JFF
Miami Doodles Let's Go Girly
Phindy's Place Glitter Glamour & Glitz
Stamp Something Something With Wings
Little Miss Muffet Die Cuts & Punches