Sunday, 30 September 2012

Hello Baby

A friend of my mum's recently had a baby girl - which was very inconvenient of her, because I only had baby boy cards handy in my stash ;) - so I sat down this afternoon, and this is what I came up with.

I printed the images are from Pink Cat Studio's and cut the squares with my nesties, then coloured with promarkers: pastel pink, pale pink, soft peach, rose pink sandstone, caramel, spice, terracotta, warm grey 1, warm grey 2, amber and honeycomb.

The DP is from a me-to-you paper pack. I stamped the sentiment from stampin' up and I added the punched butterflies (yesterday, I got the two woodware punches - and some promarkers - while I was 'just passing by' craft world, lol) and pink gems from my stash to embellish.
br> I'm submitting this for:
- Ladybug Crafts Ink - Bingo (Top Row: Die Cuts, Pink Gems, Butterflies)
- CPS-Card Sketches #285 - Sketch
- Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge #73 - Hip to be Square

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Have A Cosmic Day

I am well ahead of the curve on this card for my godsons birthday, but hey-ho, better to be ahead than behind! I used digital papers from papercraft inspirations and an image from pollycraft coloured with promarkers: lime green, pear green, bright orange and canary. The '5' came from echo park and the rocket ship from make and create and I added a little glittery start to the 'shooting star' trail on the DP.

I'm submitting this for:
- My Mum's Craft Shop #76 - Stars
- Red Carpet Studio #4 - Sci-Fi Card
- Try it on Tuesday - Lots of Layers
- Charisma Cardz Challenges #38 - For the Guys

Rock Star

I used freebie digi papers from crafts on the net for this card, layered on dark blue card from the craft company. The image is also a freebie, from birds cards, coloured with promarkers: ruby, poppy, cornflower, denim blue, china blue, black, slate, mutstard, buttercup and blush. The sentiment is computer generated (font: bon jovi), I added the music note sticker over the 'o' and added the cute little guitar charm from my stash.

I'm submitting this for:
- CPS-Card Sketches #284 - Sketch
- Allsorts Challenge #173 - Inspired by a Song (Rockstar by Nickleback)
- The Crafty Pad #189 - Inspired by a Song (Rockstar by Nickleback)
- I Love ProMarkers #136 - A Male Theme

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Thanks So Much

I used a left over bit of DP from my card earlier today, from crafts on the net - and stamped into it using the typewriter stamp from stampendous - I was attempting to give the typewriter a distressed look, without actually having any distressed inks, so I stamped the image in black ink, then again over the top in white versamark, more black, then finally in brown... it actually sort of worked I think, although the effect is much more obvious in person than on the picture... *frowns @ camera*

The sentiment is from stampin' up and I added button with a bit of twine as the only embellishment.

I am submitting this for:
- Retro Sketches #30 - Sketch
- Daring Cardmakers - A Great Big Thank You
- Party Time Tuesdays #87 - Anything Goes

Explore. Dream. Discover.

I used freebie digital papers from Crafts on the Net - matted on burgundy card stock from craft essentials. The boat is a digi from Birds Cards coloured with promarkers, vanilla, chestnut, henna and sandstone. the ticket strip came with the papers and I embellished with button, twine and pearls. The sentiment is computer generated, part of a quote by Mark Twain.

I'm submitting this for:
- Paper Pal Arts #143 - Sketch
- Crafty Catz Weekly #151 - Buttons
- Fussy and Fancy Friday 72 - Trip Around the World (Travel Theme)
- My Time To Craft #190 - Transport

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Happy Holidays Ethan

A couple of weeks ago I made a christmas card for my godson, today I made one for his baby brother. He'll be 2 just a month before x-mas and I found these adorable santa baby images from Digi Doodle Shop, so I just had to use one for his card. It is coloured with promarkers: ruby, poppy, caramel, sandstone, spice, terracotta, blush, rose pink and denim blue.

The papers are from echo park as are the sentiment, letter embellishments and the red 'bumpy' row along the bottom, which was a sticker from echo park. I used a corner punch on the corners and embellished with some ribbon, gems and glitter glue.

I'm submitting this for:
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge #173 - Children
- Totally Paper Crafts #135 - For A Child
- Stampavie and More #177 - Sparkling
- Sketch Saturday #226 - Sketch
- Stamptacular Sunday #182 - Bling It On

Monday, 24 September 2012

Scream, Spooky, Screech - Happy Halloween!

A halloween card that's significantly more traditional than my last one. I used freebies from Beccy's Place - Scream, Spooky and Screech, they were coloured with promarkers: honeycomb, amber, bright orange, warm grey 1, cool grey 3, amethyst, lilac, lavender, mustard, marsh green, black, burgandy, cocoa, henna, and vanilla.

The paper is from the paper studio and I used card from the paper company. Added a bit of ribbon from my stash and a few gems. The sentiment is from stampin' up and I drew the web in by hand (hence the slightly wonky-look it's sporting, lol)

I'm submitting this for:
- Desert Islands Craft Challenge #38 - Black, Red, Roses, Creepy Crawlers, Skulls, Vampires, Monsters, Texture, Webs, Die Cuts.
- Dude Time Doodles Challenge - Greetings All (Add a Sentiment)
- Digi Haven - September Anything Goes Challenge
- Beccy's Place - September Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving

Another CAS card this afternoon, this one for thanksgiving. I used yellow card from the paper company and an image from Digi Doodle Shop, coloured with promarkers: mustard, honeycomb, terracotta, pear green, spice, amber, henna, poppy and burgundy. I added a strip of vellum with the sentiment from Stampin' Up and a couple of gems, gut around and matted the image on more yellow card, before mounting on dimension dots.

I'm submitting this for:
- CAS-ual Fridays #71 - Fall Fun
- Passion for Promarkers #167 - CAS Cards
- Papertake Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Embossed Snowflakes

A very CAS card today, I used a snowflake embossing folder I got from simply cards and paper craft magazine, ran across the edges with my score board and stamped the sentiment from stampin' up, before adding some bling.

I'm submitting this to:
- CASology #11 - White
- Creative Inspirations #181 - Christmas in September
- PaperPlay Challenges '12/wk 38 - Choose a Holiday

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

30th Birthday

I used papers from papermania's capsule collections on this card, layered on tan card from the paper company! The image is a freebie from Birds Cards. I very lightly sponged in some blue for the 'water' in the vase and then coloured the flowers with promarkers: lime green, pear green, marsh green, almond, vanilla and buttercup. The sentiment is from Netty's Cards and I added a few gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #203 - Milestone Birthdays
- Sweet Sketch Wednesday #172 - Sketch (w/DigiStamp Boutique)
- Crafty Calendar Challenge - Browns and Creams

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #70

A quick card for this weeks CAS-ual Friday's Challenge 'black and white plus one color of your choice'

I embossed part of the card with swiss dots, used a bit of ribbon that I think came of some packaging... used my nesties to cut the circles and stamped the sentiment from stampin' up and added the hearts from Art Work and three little gems.

Very simple and took me longer to figure out what I was doing that to do it! Which is just typical really! lol!

Just Us Girls #154

When I saw this weeks Just Us Girls Challenge: Rainbow Colours, I knew exactly what I wanted to do... it seemed very simply in my head, although somewhat less simple when I actually sat down to do it, lol!

I laid out a square a and marked of dots every 1/4 inch to lay out my gems. Then just stamped the stampin' up sentiment 4 times around the square with lipstick red ink from color box.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Perk Up!

I used stamps and sentiment are from stampin' up's Morning Cup set, coloured the cups with vanilla and ruby promarkers. The paper is a bit of scrap left over from yesterday, I have no idea where it's from! And I added a couple of little gems.

I'm submitting this for:
- Freshly Made Sketches - One Year Celebration, I picked Sketch #13
- Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #181 - Less is More

Fa La La

I used echo park papers and a freebie image from Beccy's Place, coloured with promarkers - sandstone, caramel, chestnut, poppy, marine, forest green, buttercup, amber, bright orange, slate and dusky rose. I added some ribbon and a sentiment from papermania.

I am submitting this for:
- Digi Haven - Fins and/or Feathers
- Try Stampin' on Tuesday #83 - Sketch (Flipped)

Birthday Wishes

I've had these papers sitting around for a few months... they came in a magazine around the jubilee and I never got around to using them, so I got them out today and layered them up on teal card. The main image is from pollycraft and the cupcake is from beccy's cards, they are coloured with promarkers: Marine, rose pink, dusky rose, buttercup, mustard, sandstone, caramel and duck egg. I used a sentiment that came with the papers, some twine and a few gems to embellish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Sketch 'N Stash #96 - Sketch
- Digital Tuesday Challenge #177 - Sweet Treats
- I Love ProMarkers Challenge #134 - What's Cooking!
- Totally Stampalicious - Girly birthday Challenge
- One Stop Craft Challenge #199 - Lets Bake A Cake

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Old Farmers Never Die...

The images are from Digi Doodle Shop, they are closing at the end of this month, so I went on a bit of a spree and these two cute images were among my purchases. I coloured them with promarkers: sandstone, caramel, ruby, poppy, pear green, marsh green, chestnut, vanilla, blush, cool grey 3, cool grey 4 and buttercup, sponged in a bit of blue for the sky.

I know the burlap paper came from Paper Studio, but I have no idea where the gingham paper came from... the sentiment is computer generated and I finished with a few red gems.

I'm submitting this too:
- Sketch Saturday #225 - Sketch
- Card Craters Circle #40 - Gone Gingham
- Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #21 - Down on the Farm
- Aud Sentiments Challenge #63 - Something Funny, Hunny!
- Come and Get it Challenges - Farm Animals

Owl Birthday

I used some very old paper from the Paper Studio that I've had sitting around for like, 3 years... layered on craft card. The Owl and Branch Embellishments are 'make & create' - I pulled a couple of the leaves of the branches to flutter down below, like they were falling off. The sentiment is computer generated and I added a couple of gems to finish.

I'm submitting this for:
- Tuesday Morning Sketches #163 - Sketch
- C.R.A.F.T Challenge #172 - Autumn
- The Crafty Pad #188 - Autumn Colours

Saturday, 15 September 2012

CAS X-Mas Trees

I cut a layer of red and then another layer of white card, trimming the edges with my corner trimmer. The trees are a freebie digi stamp from the Ally Way Stamps, I cut each tree individually, colouring them with promarkers: pear green, marsh green henna, chestnut, poppy and sandstone. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up and added the star gems from my stash.

I'm submitting this for:
- Skipping Stones Design #145 - Sketch
- Creative Card Crew #19 - Trees