Tuesday, August 31, 2010

If the Shoe fits

I made this card for the "TTT Challenge" over at Shelly's Images Blog. The digital stamp is a free one that Shelly graciously gave us for this challenge if we needed it. The challenge was a recipe = 1 image from Shelly, 2 papers and 3 embelishments.Why don't you go over to the Blog and check out all the other entries

Monday, August 30, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge No 68

Apologies for not being on over the last few days but I have been trying to catch up on other things and it is my 60th Birthday today so over the weekend we have been doing family things.
Anyway I have made a few cards this week and will post them soon but I needed to upload this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge No 68 over at Priscilla Style's Blog or I might have run out of time.
The image I used was a new release Aug 27th by Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios. Hope you like it
An update on the above card
This card won the weekly bonus prize at MMSC #68 - which was 4 of the new fairy stamps from "Wags n 'Whiskers " can't wait to receive the prize as they are so cute.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An Apple for the Teacher

This card was made for the "Back to School Blog Hop and Challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog.
I have used "Mary Margaret" one of Michelle's new images and coloured her with Copic Ciao pens. The background paper is by Karen Foster Designs - Storybook Letters. The Border punch is a Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch "Daisy Fan". Sizzix Medium yellow die "Graduation"for the mortar board and diploma. Card and Ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthday Cake

This card was made for the challenge over at Delicious Doodles in honour of their first Birthday. the Digi image of the cake was a free one that they gave away during the Birthday week promotion. The flowers, buttons and ribbion slide used on the card are all free digi images given by Crafty Ann's as part of the Crafters Digital Arts centre Embellishment Challenge No4. The ribbon , paper and card are all from my stash

Monday, August 23, 2010

I made the above card for the challenge "TTT" "Terrifically Thrilling Thursday over at Shelly's Images Blog - the sketch was given to us by Audrey but I have turned it on it's side. It is also for my son in law's birthday which is the same day as mine .
I have used the Image "hook line and sinker" from Shelly's images, white card, green corrugated card, brown Bazill Linen card and the background paper has a fishing theme. The sentiment is made on the computer and the small flower shells are from my stash, all this was placed on a pale lemon card.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

This card was made for the "Midnight Madness Challenge #67" over at Priscilla Styles Blog and the "Anything goes Challenge" over at Michelle Perketts Studio Challenge Blog.
The image is a new one by Michelle Perkett and is her Mermaid "Camille". I have used backgropund papers by K & Company - Daffodil pad illustrated by Tim Coffey, card is Bazill Linen and the jewels, ribbon and ribbon slide are from my stash
This was a wonderful sketch to use - thanks must go to the wonderful design team over at the Midnight Madness Challenge.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gentleman's Wallet

I belong to a small group of Ladies called "The Morning Tea Club" at my local craft Shop "Stamper's and Scrapbooking Wonderland" We get together every Monday for a chat , fun eating cakes and we also make cards courtesy of Shelley and this week we made a wallet card as Father's Day is looming very close here.
I thought you might like to look at it as I think it's fantastic and looks just like a real leather wallet

We used a thick brown card for the outside and inside piece, then we ran the outside piece through the Cuttlebug using the folder "Tiny Bubbles". We then dabbed a Clear Versamark pad over the embossing and sprinkled Clear embossing powder onto this. After blasting with the heat gun it looked like shiny snakeskin leather - Cool
Then we had to make the inside piece.On the left hand side we made a clear window section so you could put a photo inside and on the right hand side we made two pockets - one for tickets or scratchits and one for a hand written note from the sender. The fastener uses a small piece of velcro.
I will be making some more of these so that my grandchildren can give one each to their Dad on Father's Day.

Leaving Cards

My eldest Daughter rang late yesterday afternoon and asked if I could make her two leaving cards and as both people were leaving this weekend could she have them by tomorrow. Well of course I said yes but not a lot of time to get them ready so I worked until late last night and finished them both and just had to put sentiments in this morning.

The Purple Dinosaur Leaving Card
Bazzill Linen card Puprle, then put through the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots
Martha Stewart Corner and edge punches "double loop" from the punch around the page set
Balloon Punch by Carl CP2 size
Ribbon & Pearls from stash
Sentiments made on the Computer
The image is from The Older Generation set I have used before, I really love the colours on this image.

The Butterfly Leaving Card
Bazzill Linen Card Lilac
Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch "Floral Vine"
Butterfly - Marianne Die (there are 3 butterflies by Marianne - I have two of them and looks like I will be getting the third soon)
Patterned Paper - Docrafts Papermania range Capsule Collection - Heather Paper Pack
Jewels from stash
Sentiments made on the Computer

Hope she likes them when I deliver them later today

Crafter's Digital Art Centre - Giveaway

Priscilla Styles is hosting this Digital Tablet Giveaway over at Crafter's Digital Art Centre. It is one of the most amazing prizes I have seen for a long time and it's open to any member of CDAC anywhere in the world. If you're not a member why don't you pop over and take a look, I did, and I stayed, We have some of the most amazing talented digital artists and everyone is so helpful. There are lots of groups to join and challenges to participate in

Genius MousePen 8" x 6" Graphic Tablet One
CDAC Member will win this Drawing tablet. You can learn to draw your own digis with this prize.
This brand new tablet is ergonomically designed for drawing, handwriting, sketching, coloring, or picture editing, and powered directly by the USB connection. It’s not only a fantastic media tool for designers, but a "hand-eye" coordination, fun input device for a computer.
Giveaway ends Sept 13th and winner will be picked by random generator.

Prize Features are..
8"x6" working area, comfortable for easy drawing, painting and using the PC
1024-level pressure sensitivity for all kinds of shapes and thickness control
Make handwriting notes/drawings on the Internet and in any application program
Cordless mouse and pen design gives you unlimited freedom
3D scroll wheel for fast browsing on the Internet and in Windows documents
Corel Painter-The ultimate digital sketching and painting tool
Supports Windows 2003/XP/Me/2000/98

Sunday, August 15, 2010

TTT - Terrifically Thrilling Thursday

This card was made for the TTT - Terrifically Thrilling Thursday challenge over at Shelly's Images. The challenge was to use Bling, ribbon and embossing but I think I forgot the embossing.
The background is Sandylion paper that is called Chocolate small leaf and the Maple Leaf digital image is by Shelly's Images and I have coloured it using Copic Ciao pens and highlighted by using a glue pen along the veins of the leaves and adding Glamour Dust. The sentiment is a darkroom door stamp and the ribbon and gold bobble strip are from my stash. I've also used a Tim Holtz distress ink called tea Dye

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #66

This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC66) over on Priscilla Styles Blog. I just love Butterflies and this one is part of a set that Priscilla produces and can be purchased from her store .

The base card is white and the background paper made by GCD studios - Whoop De Doo Collection - Sky Swirls, also brown Bazill Linen card has been used. The Cuttlebug folder "small flowers" was used on the white triangle. The sentiment is from See D's Springtime Swirls Set.The image is a free one given to us by Priscilla Styles through Crafters Digital Art Centre (cdac) and was coloured using Copic Ciao pens and highlighted with a blue Spica glitetr pen. The Jewels, flowers and hessian style ribbon are from my stash

Make it Crafty

I recently joined a group on Crafters Digital Art Centre caklled "Make it Crafty". Zoe is the proprietor and is based in Brisbane her digis are generally scenery so that you can build up pictures using other images too. Please take a look at her work it is awesome. She gave her members a free digi image to celebrate starting her group and this is the card I made with the image "Tulips"

The Background Paper is Heidi Grace - Orchard Small Pinwheel flower. The image has been coloured using Copic Ciao pens and highlighted with glitter from a Spica pen, Lace and ribbon from my stash and the cardstock usee is Bazill Linen Green. The sentiment is a See D's from the Garden of friendship collection. the corners have been punched using a Martha Stewart corner punch double loop from the punch around the page set and I have used a Marianne Frame and Swirls die set

Friday, August 13, 2010

90th Birthday card

My daughter phone about 7.30pm on Thursday night and asked if I could make a Birthday Card for her husband's Grandad who is reaching 90 on Saturday and could she have it by Friday night , so of couse I said yes but it had to be a quick one as I was also trying to finish off the cards for the troops. I used an image called older generation but do not know who makes this . Punches used on this card are EK success flourish and Martha Stewart edge punch double loop from the punch around the page set and of course the Mega Nestability Dies from Spellbinders, card used is blue and white from stash and bling was clear and I coloured them with my copic ciao pens. The sentiments and the numbers were made on the computer

Where did the week go

Where has this week gone - I suddenly remembered I hadn't posted on here since Monday night and it's Friday now. I seem to have been busy all the time. I have made some quick cards this week to send to our troops in Afghan for their use.

I made 9 of the red and white one - the image I used is from Cuddly Buddly yet again as they are so cute this is one of Kim's cute Christmas toppers, and I have used a Papermania embossing folder that has Merry christmas and a Happy New Year in the middle, but I covered it up with the image. Red and white card from stash and have used a Jelly roll pen for the red berries

I made 6 of the white and gold one using another Cuddly Buddly image from the Giggles Nativity set - soooo cute - the sentiment and the stars are peel offs, and the embossing folder is Cuttlebug Swiss dots, white and Gold card and paper from stash.

I made 6 of the blue and white one using an image that I unfortunately do not know who I got it from. This was coloured with watercolour pencils and a Gely roll pen. The sentiment and the snowflakes are peel offs and the embossing folder used is the Cuttlebug Swiss dots .

Monday, August 9, 2010

Zoo Rock

Hi, I managed to put together a quick card tonight for the TTT Challenge over at Shelly's Images Blog( not much time left). The Challenge was "This place is a Zoo" and it had to include either animals, kids or men and you had to have more than one on the card. Hope you like it?
I have used a free image provided by Bugaboo Stamps, it is called "Skelb, You Rock My World" the central image on the white card was cut using the spellbinders die "Labels 2 ". The images and the jewels have been coloured using Copic Ciao Pens.The background is orange paper from stash and has been embossed using a large cuttelbug folder calleds dots. The peace sign came from the cuttlebug alphabet die set "Hippie Chick".
All of this was placed on a piece of white cardstock 6" square.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #65

I made the above card today for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge hosted by Priscilla Styles.
The cardstock used was American Craft Card and the Digital Image was "Girl with pigtails laughing" by Sliekje digital images. I have coloured it with Copic Ciao pens, The border punch is by EK success and also the small flower punch. The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly and the ribbon and stripe paper are from my stash

Friday, August 6, 2010

Well I didn't manageto make a card yesterday (Thursday) so I thought I'd better make two today.

Dino the Dinasaur
This image is by Stamping Dragon designs and is the freebie image given to those taking part in the challenge on CDAC called "other theme challenge #3". This challenge was to use one border, two patterned papers and three different embelishments.
The image is coloured with Copic Ciao pens, the round sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly, Brads - jewels - ribbon and eyelets are from my stash, the paper used (i am sorry) I have had this for years and can't remember who made it,Border punch EK success Parisian.
Playtime Pussycat
This image is by Karen's Doodles and is offerd this week as a freebie to those taking part in the cdac Sketch Challeng #3
The image is coloured with Copic Ciao pens, a Nellies Choice Oval Die (the smallest one) was used for the sentiment that is a stamp by See D's.
The paper used is Fiskars Heidi Grace collection Called Orchard - I used Orchard Twigs, orchard Mono and Orchard jersey stripe.Clear Gems were used and coloured with the Copic pens. The leaf embellishment is an EK success punch again and finally the cardstock used was Bazzill Linen in Brown and cream
You should really take a look at cdac as there are some wonderful designers and some equally talented card makers from all over the world.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Well, I managed to finish my card today for the CDAC Colour Challenge #3. I used the Sunflower image provided by Priscilla Styles who is the host for this challenge. I coloured the 2 sunflowers with copic ciao pens , off set the top one which is also raised and the centre filled with dimensional magic and seed beads. The Base card and sentiment are in Bazzil linen cream card and I have also used 3 shades of green Bazzil on this card. The pale green backing paper is from Sweet Shoppe - K Miller - Hey Girlfriend collection. The leaves have been punched with a Leone M punch called the Ash Family.The pearls used are green and cream from Kaisercraft and finally small pieces of cream ribbon are attached to the central image.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One card a day?

I am going to try and make at least one card a day that I can feature on here. This card was made for the CDAC Embellishment Challenge No3, with the free image supplied by Designed 2 Delight. The base card used is Bazzill Linen mid blue, backing papers are from Cuddly Buddly crafts(Peppy Papers Blue and Patchwork papers Red). The flowers are cut with the largest die , in a set of 4, from Cuttlebug and I used soft hand made paper for the red ones(that's why they are a little flatter than the blue one) and vellum for the blue one. They all have a jewelled brad for the centre. The image is coloured using Copic Caio pens and a tiny jewel has been placed in the centre of each flower. The sentiment is fromCD's Garden of friendship set

Monday, August 2, 2010

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC64

Good Evening everyone, I am going to try and start using this Blog properly but you will have to bear with me as I know not what I do

I have designed a card for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge over at Priscilla Styles Blog and have used an image from Priscilla's collection which is a vase of flowers , cardstock used was Bazzill Linen Pink and Brown, Paper and ribbon used from my stash . The image was coloured using copics and the vase has glamour dust sprinkled on the dots to make it look like lead crystal. Hope you like it
Why don't you check out Priscilla's Blog and store and her CDAC group they are all amazing and well worth joining