Thursday, 24 May 2012

It's Yaar Birthday

I originally printed the background scene on this from Birds Cards for a different challenge, but I didn't have time to make that card, so I decided to use it today. I printed the pirate from Pollycraft to go along with it and coloured them both with promarkers - cornflower, duck egg, china blue, marine, chestnut, henna, sandstone, caramel, buttercup, mustard, canary, blush, lime green, pear green, amber and bright orange, sponging in the sky with light blue pigment ink from papermania.

The papers were freebies from Craft's Beautiful magazine a couple of months ago and I layered it all on blue card, using dimensionals to give the scene and the pirate a little extra lift. The sentiment is computer generated and I added some gems to finish, including one as an earring for my intrepid little pirate :)

I'm submitting this to:
- Passion for Promarkers - Birthays
- Creative Card Crew - Dimension
- Charisma Cardz Challenge #20 - No Flowers Allowed

Read Books & Dream

This weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge #193, is Book Lover - so I decided I'd make a bookmark, because I can never have to many bookmarks, not with all the books I have! Raspberry Roads Summer Goodness pack and the cloudy paper is from Rachel Harper's 'Lets Fly Away' pack. The image is a pollycraft digi coloured with promarkers - lime green, pear green, marsh green, duck egg, sky blue, sandstone, caramel, henna, chestnut, blush and maroon. I made the words with individual letters from a me-to-you alphabet set and added the heart gem in place of her neckplace, punching a hole and adding ribbon to finish.

I'm also submitting this for LEJ Designs Challenge #4 - Anything But A Card.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Thank You Card

I used Hero Arts stamps for this card, three shades of blue ink to stamp the flowers and sentiment, layered on yellow card and with a few gems to give it a little sparkle :)

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
- Just Us Girls #137 - Blue, White and Yellow
- Creative Inspirations #164 - Anything Goes
- Totally Stampalicious - Thank You Card

New Arrival

I made a base card using kraft card and over laid it with a white panel, with a computer generated sentiment, added the ribbon and tied a bow, from sew sweet. I used another adorable Pollycraft image, coloured with promarkers - marsh green, pear green, sandstone, caramel and henna. Cut the image out and stuck on with dimensional pads, adding a few gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for the following challenges:
- "Less Is More" #68 - Baby or Child
- Fussy and Fancy Friday - New Baby
- Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon

Computer Easel Card

This weeks challenge on Daring Card Makers was: Going Geek (with a prize from Imagine That - naturally, as a self-confessed geek, I couldn't let this pass without making something! And combining it with C.R.A.F.T Challenge #155 - Easel Card gave me the perfect idea that was too good to pass up!

I copied the text from a reboot screen and edited it for a Birthday themed card and printed, along with a keyboard image. Used black card as my mount, sponged in the blue highlights and stamped and coloured the balloons with a sky blue promaker, adding a couple of brads to hold it in place.

I am also submitting this for:
- Crafty Card Makers #68 - Birthday Balloon Bonanza
- Lexi's Creations - Black and White plus one other colour (blue)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


I used the Stampendous, Vintage Typewriter set, inked it on the card in black and then on a die-cut circle in mustard yellow, adding a little more around the edge of the circle for a bit of definition. Added the sentiment from the same set and a few gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for the following challenges:
- The Play Date Cafe #132 - Black...White...and a 'SPLASH' of Mustard Yellow
- The Crafty Bloggers Network - Spotlight Stamping
- CAS-ual Fridays #53 - Clean And Simple projects using punches, or dies

With Thanks

For this card, I layered black and white card, embossing the white card and brushing with glitter glue to add a bit of sparkle.

I added the black and white polka dot ribbon from sew sweet, used my x-cut dies to cut some flowers from a scrap bit of yellow design paper and black card. Stamped the sentiment - it was a freebie, but I can't remember where from - and finished with a few black gems.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
- Cute Card Thursday #217 - A Touch of Sparkle
- The Crafty Pad #171 - Bingo (Ribbon, Flowers, Bling)
- The Cheerful Stamper - #43 - Black and White with a Dash of Yellow

Happy Birthday

This card uses an adorable image from Pollycraft - Cuthbert Car - coloured with promarkers - mustard, canary, poppy, cool grey 3, cool grey 4, slate, sandstone and caramel.

The papers from from We R Memory Keepers Travel Light paper pack. I used card from the paper company, ribbon from sew sweet and a few buttons from my stash. The sentiment is from a Me-to-You set.

I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp #107 - Uma's Sketch.

And I'm also submitting to the following challenges:
- Crafty Creations #170 - Male Birthday Card
- Stampavie and More #168 - For a boy
- Dude Time Doodles - Birthdays
- Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #13 - For the Boys
- Emergency Crafters - Spots and Stripes
- The Pink Elephant - Buttons Galore

Monday, 21 May 2012

Get Well Flowers

I used a mix of papers from Jenny Ellory, Woodland Folk and Wild Rose Studios. The image is from Beccy's Place, coloured with promarkers - Amber, Lilac, Amethyst, Lavender and Marsh Green. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, inked in Warm Violet and I finished with a few gems.

The sketch came from Williow Sketchie Challenges.

I used the colour scheme from this weeks Party Time Tuesdays #68 - Plum Crazy

And lastly, I'm also submitting this to My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #57 - Feeling Blue/Get Well Soon

In The Garden

This card uses papers from Raspberry Road's Summer Goodness pack, layered up on card from the papermill shop. I used an image from pollycraft (shocking I know... it's all I seem to be using this week!) coloured with promarkers - Caramel, Ruby, Poppy, Pear Green, Marsh Green, Canary, Cool Grey 3 and Slate. I used my x-cut lace trim border punch, ribbon and gems from my stash and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

The layout is a sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday #208.

I'm also submitting to the following challenges:
- Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
- Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenges #54 - Recipe Challenge: One ribbon, Two gems and Three different colors (plus neutrals) - my three colours are red, yellow and green :)
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #164 - In the Garden
- Crazy for Challenges - Anything Goes (Birthday Card)

Fun in the Sun

I've been swithering over what to do for the Try it on Tuesday - On the beach challenge for 2 weeks, but finally, this morning it came to me - just in time thankfully! I used the adorable 'Life's a Beach' digi from pollycraft, coloured with promarkers - spice, amber, honeycomb, bright orange, canary, cornflower, and rose pink - and gave it a little sparkle with a gem on the flower - because I couldn't leave the card without any gems, lol.

Tore some stripes of thin card to make my sand and ocean, inking the edges for a little definition on them. I masked of a circle and sponged it in yellow for my sun, before adding the sentiment from Vap Scrap, in orange.

I'm also submitting this for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Clean and Simple

Sunday, 20 May 2012

For the Newlyweds

I used an adorable image from pollycraft, coloured with promarkers - black, slate, cool grey 4, caramel, sandstone, and cornflower. The sentiment is from stampin' up and I inked it with my cornflower promarker to match the highlights on my image. I cut a piece out the white top card and ran it through the cuttlebug with my swissdots folder and layered it on black card with dimensional s.

I added black ribbon and a bow from my stash and finished it with a few pearls.

I used the sketch from Skipping Stones Design #129

And I'm also submitting this for: - Stamp With Fun #161 - Wedding
- Addicted to Stamps #30 - Black, White and ? (I've gone with blue)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Farmin' Apples

This absolutely adorable image is Farmin' Apples from Pollycraft and is coloured with promarkers - ruby, poppy, rose pink, dusky rose, blush, buttercup, mustard, henna and duck egg. The paper is from Nitwit Collections Thimbles 'n Threads. I embossed the top of the red card (from the paper company) and used a computer generated sentiment. The ribbon and gems came from my stash.

The sketch I used came from Pals Paper Arts #135:

The colour scheme from Pollycraft Monday #139:

So were are looking for creations which have pinks, creams, reds and whites as your main colours!

I'm also submitting this for:
- Craft Catz Weekly #133 - Let's hear it for the Girls
- Moving Along With the Times - Keep it Real (NO FANTASY FIGURES)

Happy Birthday Sister

Today's card is my sisters birthday card - because her birthday is in just a couple of weeks!

I used freebie papers from Sizzix Jubilee and Jenny Ellory's Steam punk - both from crafts beautiful magazine. The image is from Pollycraft and is coloured with promarkers - spice, honeycomb, blush, caramel, marsh green, henna, chestnut, indigo blue, duck egg, and ruby.

(As a side note, the stamp I used from Pollycraft is new, but if you want it you better hurry because Pollycraft is sadly closing down! They also have some fabulous closing down offers, so you can get this and other fantastic digi stamps for an absolutely steal!)

The sentiment is computer generated. I used petaloo flowers and some pearls to embellish.

I used the simply awesome sketch from Sketch Saturday #207 - I just love it, I think it's so quirky!

And I'm also submitting this too:
- LEJ Designs Challenge #3 - Lots of Layers
- Crafting When We Can - Steampunk
- I Love ProMarkers #117 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Geisha Birthday Card

Todays card uses black card from the paper company, design papers from Wild Rose Studios 'In Love with Japan' paper pack and an image from Whimsie Doodles, coloured with promarkers - almond, slate, dusky rose, rose pink, lilac, lavender, amethyst, spice, duck egg and chestnut. The sentiment is computer generated and I used a few black gems from my stash to finish.

The sketch came from Sunday Sketch & Stamp #106 by Maggie:

I'm also submitting it for:
- Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenges #53 - Feminine Card
- 2 Sisters Challenge #91 - Make it Girlie
- Challenge Up Your Life #69 - Asia
- Truly Scrumptious #80 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

iSpy Sketches: ISSC15 with Leanne W

I just love this weeks iSpy Sketches #15 with Leanne W - it's an ultra cute sketch and the DT had some fabulous cards.

I used a kraft card based and papers from Raspberry Roads Summer Goodness pack (the 'grass' - although it looks annoyingly yellowly in the picture, it is in fact green! - and the sun) and the cloudy paper is from Rachel Harper's 'Lets Fly Away' pack.

The hot air balloon digi came from Birds Cards and was coloured with Lime Green, Duck Egg, Sandstone and Caramel promarkers. I added twine and gems from my stash and the sentiment is from a Woodland Folk set.

I'm also submitting it for this weeks Oh-La-La Challenge #105 - Ribbon or Twine

Monday, 14 May 2012

CAS Alien Birthday

I made a basecard in orange and used a digi image from Pollycraft, coloured with promarkers - Lime Green, Amber, Bright Orange, Pear Green and Canary. The sentiment is from Birds Cards and I added a hand-doddled frame and a few star shaped gems to finish.

The sketch was Clean&Simple # 189:

And I am also submitting this too:
- The Crafty Pad #170 - Doodle It!
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #154 - Card for a Man or Boy
- Totally Papercrafts #116 - No Pesky Girls Allowed
- Cupcake Craft Challenge #192 - Simply No Design Paper Birthdays

Happy 50th Birthday Daughter

No I didn't suddenly inherit a 50 yr old daughter - lol! My Mum is 50 in a couple of months and this is for her, from my grandmother.

I used kraft card from Sew Sweet and made the A5 card base, using my tonic corner punch on the bottom. New Leaf papers by Mindy Terasawa. The digi stamp came from Pink Cat Studios, was cut with a nestie (as was the scalloped circle) and coloured with promarkers - sandstone, caramel, henna, spice and blush. The ribbon came from Sew Sweet. Sentiment is computer generated and I finished with a few gems from my stash.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #34.

And I'm also submitting to:
- Passion for ProMarkers #148 - Special Birthdays
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge #154 - Celebration
- Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #132 - Happy Birthday