Sunday, 28 October 2012

It's almost Halloween...

And tonight I thought I would finally bite the bullet and enter one of the "13 Days of Halloween" Challenges over at Simply Challenged Challenges. They were ever so slightly short of entrants for a prize to be given out, so thought I would take myself out of my comfort zone and try a Halloween card. I am in the Simply Betty group on Facebook, and they are a great bunch of girls, I even met two of them today and had a great time.  The group also does swaps every now and again, and the gorgeous papers I have used came from my lovely swap partner Emily.

The theme I chose was "candy corn", so my card could only have yellow, orange, white and black as colours.  I used a Simply Betty digi Skeleton Peter, and coloured him with Promarkers. I then pop him onto a nestie cut shape, that I embossed with a Skull and brocade.  I added lots of diecuts(mostly from the lovely Anda), and tried my best to stick to the colour scheme. I hope you like him :D

Here is a close up(in better lighting) of the embossed die cut.
Nightlight papers by My Minds Eye
Oval Nesties
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Sizzix, Cheery Lyn and Spellbinders Halloween Dies
Gems and bakers twine from stash.
I would like to enter him into the following challenges;
Simply Challenged Challenges - Day 11, Candy Corn
Robyns Fetish - use an Embossing folder
PanPastel UK - Halloween

CraftyMess Challenge Blog - Halloween
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
My Time To Craft Challenges - Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge - Halloween
Simply Create Too - Use Orange, Yellow and Black.
Sparkle and Glitter with Rick - Sweet Halloween
4 Crafty Chicks - Halloween
Milk Coffee Challenges - Halloween

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Almost time to give thanks.

Now that Autumn is in full swing, Thanksgiving is well and truly on its way.  This is the first Thanksgiving card I have ever made, and I hope the client likes it.  My brief was for a modern floral card in traditional Autumnal colours, and I feel I have accomplished that with my creation.

Clear Vase of Delight Digi from Ladybug Crafts Ink
Thanksgiving paper from Samantha Walker
Coloured with Promarkers
Copper pearlescent paper from stash
Card Candi.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Can You Digi It? - Giving Thanks

It's been a while

Since I blogged, so now I am back with a vengance.  First of all here are some fab wee Halloween items that I made this morning using Sarah Hurleys fab Witching Hour Halloween digi kit.  I love the idea of the embellishments on a stick for popping into Halloween cupcakes, so decided to try and make my own. I am really pleased with the result.

 I always have wee bags of sweeties ready for "Trick or Treaters, or "Guisers" as we call them in Scotland, and thought the journalling cards in the kit were perfect for this, I have added some images from the kit onto the cards too :)
I am really loving playing with the digi kits, there are so many things you can do with them, the only limit is your imagination  :)

I would like to enter them into the following challenges;
Decorate to Celebrate -Party Decoration(Halloween Party)

Friday, 5 October 2012

The leaves are changing colour.

And that can only mean one thing...Autumn has arrived in Glasgow. There are so many beautiful colours around, and I just love the cold sunny days, nothing beats being wrapped up cosy and going for a nice walk in the park. Or being snuggled up indoors crafting.
Autumn is also the theme this month over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, and I had great fun making my DT card using the Farmers Market Kit. I wanted to create a scene using the fab embellishments in the kit, and chose a blue background and green for the grass. I popped a couple of the lovley trees onto it, and added lots of pretty leaves and acorns to give the impression of autumn. I also printed out a couple of extra trees to layer up using 3d foam to give some extra dimension.

Memory Box Cloud Die
Kraft card and orange pearlescent paper from stash.
I hope you like the card and join us this month. xx
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Aud Sentiments - Use the word "fall"
DRS Designs - Fall Leaves
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Fall is in the air
MilkCoffee Challenge - Welcome Fall
Crafty Creation Challenges - Colours of Fall
Sassy Cheryl's - Let's think about fall
There's Magic in the Air - Anything Fall

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

An apple a day...

Keeps the craft bug at play. And today I have used the new Farmers Market Digi Kit from Sarah Hurley to make this card.  It is full of delicious autumnal goodies, from leaves to acorns and great sentiments and papers too.
I chose to create a scene using two of the different papers, then popped some apple trees and apples on it.  I printed it out, then 3d foamed another wee apple tree for some dimension. I used Glossy  Accents to make some of the apples shiny and I love the effect :D  I made the sentiment using banners from the kit and the sentiment also comes in the kit.

Glossy Accents
Kraft card blank
1mm foam squares

I hope you like this and that you have a look at some of Sarahs other items that are available n her Etsy shop.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Clean and Simple
Moving Along With the Times - Seeing Red