Wednesday 18 May 2011

Good Evening Here's A Sneaky Peek

Evening all, hope everyone is well & looking forward to the weekend!
If you all remember, I asked for you to give me your votes for the 
a couple of weeks back & thanks to you all, I won! 
As a winner, I was invited to be a GDT member for the upcoming challenge 
which goes live on the 22nd of May!
I thought I'd stop by & share with you a little sneaky peek of the card I made for my GDT spot!
Look below

I will of course show you more when the challenge goes live but until then, this will have to do!
Thank you once again everyone!
Whilst I'm here I'll say a big Hello & give a big wave to my latest friend & follower Debs from The Emerald Faerie Garden. They have just started a new challenge blog & you can find it here!
Right best get back to what I was doing!

Monday 16 May 2011

I'd like to be.......

As the song goes.........Under the sea,.in an Octopus's
Morning all! Is it Monday already??? 
Where did the weekend go???
Here's my DT card for the My Grafico, Monthly, Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Isn't she lovely....that's another

This little lady is from Jessie Weible/JD Digi Designs at My Grafico & you can find her here
Please don't forget to enter the challenge! It's not hard to qualify as it's alway Anything Goes!
Stop by the other DT members blogs too if you get a chance & leave them some love!

I've been having fun following sketches over the last few weeks & this week is no exception.

The sketch I chose this week is from Sweet Stampin, it just caught my eye!
If you don't like sketches, you can use an alternative of Spots, Stripes & Sparkle.
I think I've done a bit of both!
This week I opted to use papers from my stash that I've had forever! I think I got them on ebay or in one of these surprise crafty bundles you get from suppliers.

So, on with the show, here's how I made my card.
The base card is a square, cut from a sheet of white A4 cardstock.
I added a square of light green card, then my shiny spotty paper. This kind of said "sea" to me & when I stuck it down with photoglue, it kind of went a bit wavy too, I liked it so I left it as it was!

The image was coloured with Promarkers, cut out with an oval nestie & matted onto a large scalloped oval of the light green card.

I cut my scalloped section out with a spellbinders square scalloped die. To do this, I put my card to one edge & cut, then flipped it over to do the other edgee, making sure I matched up the scallops!
I then added a layer of pearlescent vellum. I'm not sure how well you can see it in the pics, it's obvious to me but I know it's there! I did all the little panels with the light green card & the pearlescent vellum as I didn't want my card to look too busy!
The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You if I'm not mistaken. 
(FYI, they have a Friday Freebie each week!)

I used promarkers to colour, then it was cut out with an inverted scallop circle nestie & matted onto a scalloped circle of the light green card.
I also added a ribbon bow & two decorative pins ( my latest purchase!).
Thanks for stopping by,I hope you like her! 
Don't forget to enter your card at My Grafico Anything Goes Challenge
I'm off to look for some suitable challenges for my card!

Sweet Stampin Sketch OR Spots Stripes & Sparkle
By The Cute & Girly Anything Goes
Crafters Companion Girls Birthday
Emerald Faerie Garden Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges Birthdays
Dream Valley Challenges Dig out the old & use with the new! (Old papers new digi)
OSAAT Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Birthdays
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturday Dig out old stash
Annabelle's Stamps Say it in Monochromatic tones

Sunday 15 May 2011

Is it Sunday Already Cup Cake?

Happy Sunday all! 
Well I'm hoping it's happy Sunday & Mr Blogger has sorted himself out!
I felt a bit lost as I couldn't comment on anyone's lovely cards or upload any of my own!
When I did get on Mr Blogger had removed lots of your lovely posts!

As it's Sunday, it must be a new challenge over at
The Crafty Pad
This week for Challenge #121 we would like to see "Holes"
There are lots of options, big holes little holes, holes with ribbon threaded through the list is endless & the type is up to you!
We're sponsored this week by the lovely
Joanna Sheen

who is offering £10 to spend in her fabby shop!

Here's my card with my interpretation of the theme, with lots of holes!
 Lol,  had to make up for the lack of spots & dots last week!

The Design Team were asked to use one of Debbie's Cup Cake images
from The CupCake Complete Set
available from The Crafty Pad Designs the sentiments are part of the same set!

Here's how I made my card:
For the base card I used a white scalloped square card. 
I scored down the middle of the front section & folded it back, et voila a fold back card!
I spent ages looking for just the right paper to use for this card & found it was literally under my nose all along!  
The striped paper came from Southfield Stationers & was part of a bundle I was given to play with a while back. It matched the cup cake holder just perfectly.

I've used these papers from Southfield's quite a lot!
The colours are great & the quality is really very good!
The image & decoupage sections were coloured with promarkers, I layered up the decoupage using pinflair glue & added some Diamond Sparkles glitter to two of the sections.
 The cherry on top was highlighted with a white gel pen which got a bit smudged, oopsy, 
I then cut out the image using my new frame die from Nellie's which I purchased at Southfield's.

On the inside section, I added the outside of the frame that I used to cut out my image, which was matted onto the blue paper, then added the sentiment, which was cut out with a scalloped oval!

 I used my ribbon threading punch to puch two holes at the top & bottom & threaded some lace, which is full of holes, through the punched holes & stuck down.

The other sentiments were simply matted on to the blue & attached with foam tape to give some dimension!
I hope you'll find the time to join us for our "Holes" Challenge at The Crafty Pad!
I'm off to look for some challenges for this card. Enjoy your Sunday!

One Stop Craft Challenge Ice Cream Colours ( Blue Moon, Vanilla,Strawberry & Black cherry Flavours)