Thursday, 22 November 2012

It's "Girls Only"

Over at Cute Card Thursday Challenges this week, and this is my final one as a Guest DT member, and I have loved it.

I opted to make a vintage style sewing themed card.  I chose a neutral colour theme and used the Dictionary paper from the Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit, which is full of gorgeous vintage themed items. I lightly stamped Inkylicious butterflies over it using Vintage Photo Distress ink, and used the ink to distress the edge of the paper and the die cuts too.  The die cut is from my Tim Holtz Sewing room die.  I used a peice of cardboard that came as packaging from a recent stash buy, and embossed it with a butterfly folder before die cutting it.  I had some gorgeous lace from one of my crafty friends, Anda, and used that as an embellishment on the mannequin.  To add some more details to the card, I used my Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch(I adore this) and a wee cheapy punch I got from Tesco.  To carry on the neutral theme, I used some linen twine from Stampin' Up around the bobbin, and finished it off with a pretty wee brass button. Phew, that was a long explanation!!

Dictionary paper - Sarah Hurley Curio Digi Kit
Butterfly Stamps - Inkylicious, Flutters 1
Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Linen Thread - Stampin' Up
Butterfly embossing folder
Brass button and brown paper from stash.
I hope you like this and it inspires you to try something different.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;
Craft-Room Challenge - Punches and die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Die cuts and punches
Totally Gorjuss - Plain and Simple
Robyns Fetish Challenge - Make it vintage
Hotshot Craft  - Butterflies

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

6 weeks today is...

Christmas day...eeeekkkk!!! And I am trying to be organised for my first proper year of making my own cards. So yesterday I had a play with some of my dies, embossing folders and some Sarah Hurley papers.  I opted for a really clean and simple look with white and turquoise.  I printed out a couple of different papers from the Tinseltown collection, and cut out some baubles using a Memory Box die.  I love these dies, they are really easy to use and the results are great every time. I embossed a sheet of white pearlised paper with a Sizzix folder to make the background look like snowfall, and layered it onto a sheet of "Snowfall" paper from Tinseltown. Hope you like the end result, it is completely different from my usual style of card.

Papers and sentiment - Tinseltown by Sarah Hurley Digi Kit
Dies - Xcut and Memory Box
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Pearlised paper from stash.

Hope this inspires you to try something different with your Christmas cards.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
LEJ Designs - Seasons Greetings
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - more than one die cut
Fashionista Challenge - Blue Christmas
Hooked on Craft - Christmas no Red or Green
The Pink Elephant - Use dies
Delightful Challenges - Let it snow.(snowflakes on baubles and snow on paper and embossed paper)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

It's Thursday.

And that means a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, and this week it is a sketch.  The sponsors this week are the fabulous Whiff of Joy.   I have never made a card from a sketch, and that coupled with a bad case of sinusitis had left me puzzled as to what to make. So I used one of my favourite Digis from Lady Bugs Craft Ink, and used the Winter Limited Edition Promarkers, to keep the card clean and simple. I popped some glitter onto the flowers using Sakura Glitter pens.

Winter Limited Edition Promarkers
Sakura Glitter pens
Craftwork Cards sentiment
Paper from stash
Hope you can join us this week over at Cute Card Thursday.
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Stamp n Doodle - use a digi
The Squirrel and the Fox - Flowers, hats or horses


Sunday, 4 November 2012

New challenge over at Just Some Lines.

Hello, there is a new challenge over at Just Some Lines this week and the theme is "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle".  There is also a change of rules and now you can enter the challenge as long as you have used a JSL Digi, there are some fab freebies here. I used Tea Party Time which is available as a free download, so no excuse not to join in.
For the "Reduce, reuse, recycle" theme, I made a bookmark and used an old cereal box as my base layer, the ribbon was used as wrapping on a gift from a friend.  I coloured this cute little girl with Promarkers and added some sparkly bits for something extra. The background papers are by Sarah Hurley.

Hope you like her and join in with us this fortnight over at Just Some Lines.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Remember, remember...

The 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.  It's almost Guy Fawkes night, and the theme over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month is "Fireworks".  So I decided on a night time scene using my favourite kit, Oz and a hot air balloon from Woodland Whimsies.  I created the scene where Dorothy is returning home from Oz and made some fireworks in the background from gems.
I printed out 2 hot air balloons from the Woodland Whimsies kit, cut them out, then used one as a template to make the Oz balloon.  I coloured the basket with Promarkers.  There are lots of amazing papers in the Oz kit, and I used the "Yellow Brick Road" paper as a base for the scene, and used the "Oz" papers for the balloon.  I also used the digi stamps in the kit to make the Wizard, Dorothy and of course ToTo. The fab sentiment is also from the kit, if you like the Wizard of Oz you will love this kit and use it time and time again.

I hope you like this card, and join in with us this month.

There is still time to get your creations submitted to the next Sarah Hurley Lookbook, with all the information you need here. Why not join in?

New month, new Guest Design Team Member.

Just realised that with it being the 1st of November, I can now reveal my crafty secret(I am usually rubbish at keeping secrets lol) I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Cute Card Thurdays *happy dance* and their first challenge of the month is Fairies and Angels.  I love both, and tied my love of Gorjuss Girl stamps into my creation.
I coloured her using Promarkers, Fleximarkers and Kuretake Art & Graphic pens, I opted for lilacs and blues for a complete change, and made her wings sparkly with Stickles.  I stamped her onto a Nestie circle, and popped that onto a Nestie scalloped circle. I used some wee punches I bought to pretty up the white space on the die cut, they were a complete bargain at 3 for £1, and I am using them loads :)
I hope you like her.

Gorjuss Girl Stamp
Promarkers, Fleximarkers and Kuretake Art & Graphic pens
Butterfly and flower mini punch
Circle and large scallop Nesties
Floral Paper from Forever Friends Spring Pad
Gems and card candi from stash.
I hope you pop over and join us this week :)
I would like to enter her into the following challenges;
Flutter By Wednesday - Fairies or butterflies.(I have both)
Totally Gorjuss - Things with wings

50th card and a Lookbook reminder.

I can't believe it is the 1st of November...where has this year gone?  Hope you all had a lovely Halloween, and are gearing up for Christmas and making lots of cards :)
It is almost time for people to submit their creations for the next Sarah Hurley Lookbook, pop over to the blog and all the information for submitting is there. I hope you join in, the last one was fabulous fun to be part of.
I have lots of creations waiting to be blogged, in the meantime here is a comission I received for a 50th birthday card for a lady who likes cats, green and sparkly things. I hope she liked this.

I shall blog again later with this months challenge over at The Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.