Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Happy 1st Birthday

Fantastic challenge to celebrate the 1st birthday of the Cupcake Craft Challenge. There are some truly wonderful prizes to be won including very generous blog hop goodies from the DT. The brief was 'Something Sweet' and you could also include cupcakes if you wanted to.

Papers are Zoe Pearns Persimmon and the image is from CC Designs coloured with Promarkers. I was lucky enough to be given a Forever Friends cupcake stamp yesterday and decided to do the shrinky thing and fill my little fairys' wheelbarrow with them. I coloured them with Stardust pens hence the sparkle glare from the camera. It was fiddly but fun. A couple of buttons and some glitter on her wings and that's the lot. Haven't decided on the sentiment yet.

This was my first blog hop and I really enjoyed it so thanks to everyone for making it possible.
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Sunday, 16 August 2009

Two Challenges Card

Afternoon - it's a beautiful day here, very warm with a nice breeze so why am I card making! This card hopefully covers two challenges - Sketch Saturday with a lovely design to follow and also the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which was to use the colours blue, tan and cream. The kitty is a PB stickeroo so I feel I've cheated a bit. Papers are called 'What a Feeling' by Doreen Stolz - you can buy these from Aimee Asher. Tan paper has been embossed with the CB Divine Swirl folder - punched flowers, a bit of ribbon and liquid pearls. Sentiment made in Word and that's it.

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Thursday, 13 August 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Card

Well it's a baking hot evening here - doesn't seem to be much breeze around so it's like a sauna up here in my bedroom. Thought I would continue my crafty streak while it's still lurking and so I've made this little gift card and triangle gift box for the SCSC. You have to have bugs somewhere on the items so I used my little Elzybells stamps - bees and the snail and also of course the sentiment. Dipped into my box of 12x12 papers and found this nice Crate paper which has a good weight to it and the box came together perfectly using it - thanks to Mandy for the inspiration for the box. A few little gems, a bit of ribbon and that's about it.

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Monday, 10 August 2009

Colour Create Challenge Card

This is the first time I've entered this challenge and I finished the card yesterday in the dark so had to wait until this morning to take the photo. The challenge was to use the colours pink, orange and green. Image is from CC Designs, papers are by Kay Miller (Springwingding). Flowers punched and coloured with Promarkers to match the image, some very pale green glitter on her wings and sentiment is Elzybells (don't know what I'd do without these!). Used liquid pearls on the flowers and looking at it now I think I may change the colour of the sentiment to pink - the orange looks a bit OTT to me.

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Sunday, 9 August 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - 61

What a lovely afternoon we're having here today. Warm and sunny and I'm sitting inside making cards! Anyway this is for the PBSC this week and it was a lovely sketch by Beth which was a pleasure to follow. I used my Catitude PB stamp which doesn't see the light of day very often but always makes me smile. Coloured with Promarkers as is the scalloped nestie and the flower.

Papers are Urban Kiwi from Shabby Princess and I've been waiting for a chance to use these. Photo makes them a lot darker and less green than they actually are. A bit of ribbon and black glittery brad from my stash and the sentiment is a button from the embellies in the Urban Kiwi set and I've just put the words on in Word.

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Friday, 7 August 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good morning - very soggy here after really heavy rain for most of last night but it's still on the muggy side which I hate.

Anyway just about made it in time for the Penny Black Challenge - the theme is Summer!! Yes - maybe we might get one eventually. I chose this cute stamp which always makes me smile. I've popped up the butterfly although you can't tell from the photo. Papers are Kay Miller, nestie scallop is coloured with Promarkers to match the bunny, flowers are EK Success punch, Sizzix swirly whatsit and liquid pearls in gold for the flower centres. No sentiment as yet as I can't decide what occasion it will be for.

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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge Card

Good afternoon. Not a bad day here but thought I would crack on and finish my challenge card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge as it has been sitting in bits on my table for most of the week waiting for me to find the time to put it together. The brief was to use the colours pink, green and brown and also animals and flowers - what a lovely combination. I've used my one of my most favourite Penny Black stamps - I just loves this little laid back bear.

I couldn't find any brown card for the nestie scallop edge so instead I cut a white one on my Big Shot and coloured the edge of it with a Promarker the same brown as the bear so it all marries up nicely.

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