24 January 2011

I Love Promarkers Challenge #49 - Keep it Sweet & Simple

I have made this little 6x6 square card to cheer up another friend who is going to have a breast cancer operation (her second)tomorrow. She's had all the chemo and thankfully all that's left is to remove the offending bit and the see how she goes from there, fingers definitely crossed for her. I thought as I love colouring with promarkers I'd try another challenge card. The theme is to keep it simple. I've used another LOTV stamp mounted on octagonal scalloped nesties. I inked around the image while it was still in the die with tattered rose distress ink. I covered the card with lemon card embossed with a papermania hearts folder and added a white mat scored with my scorepal. The flowers are punched and pearls and stickles finish it off.

I'd like to enter it fot the I love Promarkers Challenge Blog

15 January 2011

One card - two challenges.

Well, I'm on a roll now. I thought this year that as I have cards to make I should be more thoughtful and look for challenges to enter instead of just crafting away merrily in my own world! So as I have a very dear friend who is going to hospital for quite a big operation in the next couple of weeks I thought I'd make her a card which I can enter into a challenge. I've used a digi image from Bugaboo stamps which is most apt as being a nurse herself she probably won't make the best of patients and don't say but I think it looks a bit like her!! I coloured her with Promarkers and highlighted parts with Glossy Accents. I found my tumbled glass distress ink pad today- yay - I knew I had a blue one somewhere and have combined it with some brown bazzill card and spotty papers to make this card.

For this A5 card I have used:

Digi image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps (I reprinted the sentiment to fit)

Promarkers ( I really do love them!)

Paper Pizazz Vintage 8x8 papers

Brown Bazzill cardstock

Martha Stewart Deep Lattice punch

Hobbycraft and QVC flower punches

Nellie Snellen - Branch punch

Papermania and Hobbycraft dots and gems

Diamond Stickles, spotty ribbon and Glossy Accents.

I'd like to enter this into 2 challenges:

The Allsorts Challenge Blog : Week 86 - Teal and Brown


I Love Promarkers : # 48 Punches

I've made a calendar too, I'll try and upload that tomorrow - that's all for now folks..

14 January 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge #124 - Something New

To go with the card below this post I thought I'd make a little birthday gift for my teacher friend Laura. I knew she uses post it notes a lot in class so I decided to make her a little post it and notebook set. I have just been given some lovely new My Mind's Eye papers by another very generous crafty friend which I have used on this project. I cut it to size and used Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy around the edges. I used faux stitching to highlight the different papers. The notepad has a Prima flower, gems, pearls and ribbon from my stash. I also used my new Nellie Snellen branch punch for the leaves. I used my Design Runner to print Laura's name on a strip of card. The post it holder was decorated with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, gems and ribbon and the same birthday sentiment as the card from LOTV. I just had to get the Diamond Stickles out to finish them off!
I'd like to enter this in the:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #124 Something New
I've used my new papers, new punch and new stamp.

11 January 2011

LOTV Challenge 79 - Lena's Sketch

Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog - Sketch No 79 - Lena's Sketch

I thought it was about time I entered a challenge this new year and this looked like a super sketch to use. I had a birthday card to make for a friend and I just love this LOTV fairy stamp but instead of the usual girly pinks I thought I'd use browns and gold for a change.


Stamps: LOTV On Tiptoe, LOTV Circle sentiment- coloured with Promarkers

Bp - Papermania Victoria and Albert,

Petite Circle Nestabilities

Corners - Cricut Straight From The Nest Cartridge

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers and Stickles

Gems from stash

I really loved using this sketch, thanks Lena.

7 January 2011

If you have a spare half hour.....

.........then check out all my blog posts for January. I've added all the things up until this week which I've made lately instead of blogging!! Life has been so busy - no time for challenges. I have a few more cards to add which I have made this week but I'll do them at the weekend. Meanwhile here's one more Christmas card - a quick design with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a Cricut glittered tree! See you at the weekend. Hope you all enjoy looking through my crafty cupboard. ( I really do need a real crafty cupboard actually - I hadn't realised how much stuff I had until I had to clear the dining room for Xmas dinner - shocking!!!) lol

Lili of the Valley 30 minute card!

My daughter asked me yesterday 30mins before she was going out if I could make a card for her friend's 21st Birthday! I threw this one together so it's all a bit squiffy and the image colouring isn't all that neat! No time for glitter or silicon glue so... no flowers :( I don't even know yet if she liked it!!

Free bp from My Minds Eye

Left over ribbon

Nellie Snellen oval die

Craftwork Cards sentiments - I love these long ones.

Winter Photos and a Winter Birthday Card

Ice on a pumpkin

I took some photos when we had the hoar frost and snow just before Christmas and as I had a winter birthday card to make I used one of my photos for the card. The swirls are cut on the Cricut and the flowers are those Nellie Snellen punches again.

Round Lili of the Valley Birthday

I used my Cricut to cut out a round card and mats for this Birthday card. The image is from Lili of the Valley stamped and coloured with Promarkers. This time I used a Prima flower! The sentiment is another from Craftwork Cards, these are so handy.

Retirement Word Book.

I made this word book as a retirement card for a teacher in my school who left at Christmas, our school uniform is blue so I chose this as the theme. I used my Cricut Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge for the letters. Wild Orchid flowers embellished it. I bound it together with my Bind it All and used Crafty Ribbons around the binding wires. I had to make the box out of two pieces of A3 card as the card was so long when it was finished!! I inserted white panels so that all the staff could sign it.

Party Boy Birthday

This is the card I made for the teacher I work alongside of and this is what he's like. The image is a digi download from Kenny K downloads called 'Let's Party' which I coloured with Promarkers. I cut the sentiment on my Cricut.

Cricut Birthday - Songbird

A friend's card which I made using my Cricut Songbird cartridge. I used distress inks to highlight around the bird and the bp which is by Brenda Pinnick. Nellie Snellen punches again for the flowers and a Craftwork Cards sentiments.

Lili of the Valley Birthday

I can't remember where I sent this one - if it was yours I hope you liked it!!

I bought this stamp at the NEC - isn't she cute! I coloured it with Promarkers and cut her out with my oval Nestabilities. The bp is by Papermania and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The ribbon came from Crafty Ribbons - they have a great assortment and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Get Well Soon

Our school cleaner broke her foot before Christmas so I made her this card. The image is an Elyzebelles stamp which I was given by a lovely cardmaking friend - Pauline many thanks. This lovely stamp shop has now closed down :( I used Nellie Snellen flower punches for the embellishments.

Belated Birthday Poppies.

Another card I forgot to make on time so I used a textured rub on, for quickness, for the main image from QVC and my little QVC punches for the flowers. If you like these punches I've seen them sold by Docrafts individually instead of in a set from QVC.

Kanban Birthday

This is a birthday card for a work colleague - I got this set of Kanban stamps from QVC - I think she is so elegant. I coloured her with Promarkers and matted her onto gold mirri card on which I stamped the oval. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I found some peeloffs for the corners which matched the Art Deco feel.

New Baby - Tina Wenke

This card was for another of my husband's work colleagues who had a baby girl (10lbs 3ozs!! - my daughter was 10lbs 2 ozs and I thought that was big!!) - there are babies everywhere - that's one of each in his department. This one uses a stamp called 'In a Nutshell' by Tina Wenke and the sweet baby Sissix embossing folder.