Again, i trawled through my left over DP's and found these. CS ~ stash. Image ~ coloured with Whisper Markers and Sakura Glaze. Fluffy Stuff. Buttons ~ stash. Peel-off ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine. As you can see i've also decorated the front with what was left of the left overs lol!
Sunday, 29 March 2009
and this is what i did with it ...
Fae asked me to make a birthday card for Scott's birthday on April 25th and this is what i came up. CS ~ stash . DP's ~ a mixture of blog candy win from Donna and left overs from a previous project. Ribbon ~ stash. Buckle and button ~ local habadashery stall at the market. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Image's ~ don't remember who it was from sorry, coloured with Whisper Marker's. Sentiment ~ Pink Petticoat.
I used the left overs to decorate the inside of the card along with another image that i had.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Here is my interpretation of the sketch ....
CS & DP's ~ left overs from previous projects. Raffia and button ~ stash. Image ~ RAK from Tab, but this fab stamp can be purchased from here (fab P&P and excellent service). I coloured my little Edwin and his chicken friend with Whisper Marker's. I've decided that he needn't be just for Easter ... my Dad used to work on a farm before he had us kids, so i thought it'd be a good image to use for his birthday card in May. That's what i like about the Magnolia stamps, there versatility! Anyhow enough waffle, i decorated the inside too, cos Tab got me addicted to it ....
I used more left overs and my little stamps from StudioG. Sentiment on the front is also from the same set of the StudioG clear stamps. Stitching ~ sewing machine.
Friday, 27 March 2009
CS ~ stash. DP's ~ left overs. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Images ~ Riley Moose coloured with Whisper Markers. Sentiment ~ PC Generated. Photo thingy's ~ stash.
Challenge 53 at Cute Card Thursday is "Family Affair" so this fits in quite nicely with that.
Monday, 23 March 2009
I've had these heart beads in my craft cupboard for ages but never knew what to do with them ... dont even know why i bought em ... glad i did though. I made these as part of Andy's Mum Mother's Day pressie ... for my first attempt i'm really chuffed with em!
I also got another speshull envie from my other fairy blogmother Diane. Another filled with gorgeous images and twiddly bits and bobs. I'm so blessed to have such amazingly generous friends and love em to bits (you know who you all are). Mwahs
Friday, 20 March 2009
CS ~ stash. Blue DP's ~ DS George. Red DP ~ Left over. Image ~ RAK from either Jill or Diane, dont remember which, but thanks anyway x. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Ribbon and star brads ~ stash. Coloured image with Whisper Markers.
CS & DP's ~ left over stash. Image ~ RAK coloured with Whisper Markers. Eyelets ~ RAK from Linda. Ribbon ~ stash. Round Sentiment ~ RAK from Jo. Ticket Sentiment ~ freebie download got via Digifree. Sentiment Stamp ~ it doesn't say but it came out of the bargain bin at Crafts Central.
Sunday, 15 March 2009
CS ~ stash. DP's ~ Summer Driggs 14 Days of Valentine. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Ribbon, flowers, gems ~ stash. Beadcap & pin ~ RAK from my VBFBF Diane. Butterfly ~ god knows where! Image ~ Magnolia Spring Stampclub Collection, coloured with WM's, H2O's and Sakura Glaze.
Edited: I've finally got around to finishing the inside of my card! I used the off cuts of paper leftover from the front and another Magnolia stamp from my Spring stampclub collection.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
The sponsor this week is CreaVil and this is some information from Dani about the shop........
CreaVil presents its articles around stamping and scrapping on a floor space of more that 110 sqm. Products from the collections of Tim Holtz, Karen Foster and Suze Weinberg, to name but a few designers, belong to our standard range of products, in addition to mounted and unmounted rubber stamps from all over the world as well as our company's own rubber stamping series. We also offer a large range of scrapbooking papers and die cutting systems. CreaVil does not only stand for creativity, but also for service. CreaVil tries to manage the impossible and helps with words and deeds.
Can you tell i'm just loving this stamp lol! Image ~ Magnolia, coloured with WM's, again i left off the butterflies and added numbers. DP's & CS ~ leftover from previous card ... hoping there are enough leftovers to decorate both insides, but never mind if there isn't! Heart buttons ~ Poppicrafts. Raffia ~ stash. 40 ~ cut using Cuttlebug and Hippy Chic Alpha dies. Stitching ~ sewing machine.
I'm doing really well with my April cards and am up to 19th April. I've decided that I'm going to make my own birthday card for my Mum to give me ... that way at least i get one handmade card. I don't usually get any!
This week is a fabulous sketch designed by Katharina, we would also like to see you create a card for a celebration with the sketch!
I dont expect to be entered into the competition, but i do like the sketch. CS & DP's ~ Leftover's. Image ~ giraffe stamp Rubber Cottage, coloured with twinkling H2O's. Buttons and raffia ~ stash. No2 ~ cut using Hippy Chic Alpha's dies.
Red DP ~ Think Spring by Andrea who designs the most gorgeous digikits and allows you to download them for free! Other DP's ~ leftovers. Image's ~ my new Magnolia Spring Stampclub Collection, coloured with WM's and the butterfly has extra bling .... Glamour Dust! Flowers, beadcaps and brads ~ stash. Yellow butterfly ~ in a pack with other things, flowers, stars, etc all fabric from Poundland. Stitching ~ sewing machine.
Using the paper that i had left, i decorated the inside and used another of the Magnolia stamps. Again coloured with WM's and blinged with Glamour Dust.
CS ~ stash. DP's ~ part of my gorgeous blog candy win from Donna ... thank you sooo much! Image ~ RAK from my VBFBF Diane (thanks honey) coloured with WM's. Banner Die Cut ~ another part of Diane's amazing speshull envie! Peel-offs ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine. I've been bitten by the decorating the inside bug .... thanks Tab and Rach ... i think lol! I used all the leftover DP's for the inside.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
and Colour Create's challenge is Orange, Yellow and Green ...
Again i raided my trusty scraps folder for the DP's and CS. Image ~ RAK Jill, thanks honey! coloured with WM's. Buttons and Raffia ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine.
More scraps were used to decorate the inside of the card along with a Studio G duck stamp, which is supposed to say "Happy Easter" but which i adapted to say "Happy Birthday". I've left the sentiment off the front at the moment cos the printer isn't hooked up to my lappy, and our desktop PC which the printer is hooked up to and, which i can normally connect too to send things to the printer is poorly! DH is busy trying to make it better. The sentiment will say something like "Happy Ducking Birthday" Loved the colour combo this week, it has to be one of my favs ... just love orange and green at the minute, not too keen on yellow, but it worked quite well me thinks!
Edited: I'm also gonna enter this card into the High Hopes Challenge #21. which is "zigs and zags". Obviously, my zig zags have been done using the sewing machine. There is also a prize up for grabs and this week's random winner will receive Busy Mama and the Grey Hares sentiment! This is my first entry for High Hopes, simply cos i dont have any of their stamps, fortunately though i have a stamped image and if it hadn't been for Beth i would be none the wiser lol! Thanks honey.
Image ~ Studio G
I dont remember the last time i actually stamped an image! As well as trying to use all my scrap DP's & CS, i'm also trying to use a lot of my stamped images that you lovely ladies have sent me. This is giving me good practice in colouring and shading and since i've made a point of using them more, I do think its improved incredibly! So thank you ladies, even though i often can't remember who sent me what, i am truly grateful!
CS & DP's ~ scraps. Image ~ RAK coloured with WM's (thanks to who ever sent it me). Ribbon ~ stash. Sentiment ~ one of those clear Studio G's. Stitching ~ sewing machine, using my new hot pink and orange cotton! I've decorated the inside of this card, (your right Tab and Rach it is addictive) but i dont have a photo cos the batteries went on the camera just after i'd taken the front and the rechargeable ones i use dont seem to be holding enough charge to power the camera up. I can't get a photo of it now, cos Fae's taken it!
Saturday, 7 March 2009
CS & DP's~ stash. Image ~ is new stash and was part of RAK from someone lol ... i dont remember sorry! Sentiment ~ Do Crafts. Ribbon ~ Poppicrafts. Stitching ~ done with new cotton on sewing machine. Brads ~ stash.
"Blue and Brown"
After rifling through my scraps folder i came across these two papers and decided to use those for this card. Image ~ RAK from Jill coloured with WM's. Flower ~ one of my crocheted creations. Raffia, button and pearls ~ stash. Distressing ~ done with craft knife blade, although i don't think it shows up very well in this photo.
Image ~ RAK coloured with WM's. Flowers ~ stash. Buttons and brad ~ stash. Stitching ~ sewing machine. Sentiment ~ Rubber Romance.