Wednesday, 25 February 2015

daisy ted

I made this card with a magazine freebie stamp and embossing folder. I have a thing about daisies i even had them, well gerbras for my wedding bouquet many moons ago.The teddy is just super cute and I stamped him onto a spellbinders circle and coloured him with promarkers.

The embossing folder I just love and had problems deciding whether to use the embossed or de-bossed side . I coloured the centers of the flowers and stems of the flowers again with promarkers. I used this in a panel that I mounted on lime green paper which I also used to mat the circle with the image on.
The base card I added a further embossed layer using a trellis folder from the die-sire range it just seemed to fit the fresh outdoor sprig feel of the card. I finished the card with some satin ribbon and a hand tied bow. I didn't have any ribbon of the right shade so I used white ribbon  which I coloured with promarkers to get the perfect match. I again haven't added a sentiment but will when I find the perfect use for my daisy ted card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

crafty creations-white plus one

little red wagon-beachy keen

mod squad-spring forward

cuttin and stampin-anything goes

inky chicks-flowers

crafting for all seasons-die cuts/punches

artistic challenge-anything goes with a twist of sunshine

best friend hugs

I so love this stamp from sugar nellie funky kits its just so perfect. The wee boy just looks so vulnerable that you just want to give him a hug and tell him everything will be fine.
I coloured the image with promarkers and found papers that kept to the theme.The layout I kept simple and as I'm not sure what I'll use the card for as yet there is plenty of space to add a sentiment at a later date.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Simon says-anything goes

double click -an animal

creative moments-anything goes/paper piecing optional

inspirational destination-always anything goes

deep ocean challenge-our furry friends

passion for promarkers- letters of the alphabet I use B for Bear or best friend

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

peek-a-boo teddies

When I first saw this stamp I wasn't sure it would be one I would use very often as I wasn't sure quite how I would use it, but I simply couldn't resist the wee teddies cute face, what can I say I'm a sucker for a cute teddy.

I coloured both my teddies with promarkers,colouring the backgrounds to co-ordinate with the backing papers.

My first card I used greens as these are along with blues and other colours normally associated with males my comfort zone. I edged the image with gold promarker and finished off with some lemon ribbon to make it a little more feminine.

The papers are from a scrapbook set from qvc and pale green copy paper.

The second card I made using this wee peek a boo teddy i went out of my comfort zone and went pink.  I again used promarkers to colour the image and mounted it on dotty embossed paper which I also edged with pink promarker.

The backing papers for this card are scraps from a piece of K and co paper. The lace is white copy paper cut using a martha stewart punch. I added white satin ribbon to finish off.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:-

craft de bowz-anything goes with a bow

crafty calendar-anything goes

simon says wednesday challenge- all creatures great and small

addicted to stamps and more-anything goes

just inspirational-noahs ark

suzy bees bloomin' challenge-anything goes optional something with wings

Sunday, 8 February 2015

When you need a hug

Some times you just need a hug , not for anything in particular but just because you do and it makes the world seem a better place. To me this cute image from Lily of the valley does just that. I coloured with promarkers after stamping on a spellbinders die cut and for a change filled the whole shape with colour.

I haven't added a sentiment to this card  or for that matter any other colour in backing paper as I decided white on white would allow the image to truely be the central focus and that the image says much more than words.

Not strictly a valentines card but with all that love it could quite easily be , but equally think of the smiles it could initiate if sent to someone who had had a bad run of luck or even a thank you card, wonder what I'll choose to use it for, I'm sure I'll know when the time is right.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

paper creators crafts-love is in the air
fantasy stampers-p.s. I love you
the crazy challenge-love
I love promarkers-lots of love
crafty creations-owls,hearts,love
creative inspirations-love is in the air
stamp and create-all you need is love
sunflower fields-love is in the air

thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

sweet sugar clean and simple

I like to think that I do my bit to support local business on all levels and though i haven't yet found any locally produced rubber stamps I do the next best thing and support British producers having many lily of the valley, sugar nellie and the stampman stamps. I do have other brands but in the majority I seem to have more lily of the valley and sugar nellie stamps.

Its not just that they are home grown as it were but they are just super images to boot so if I need something special then this is where I look first.

This cutie is sugar nellie I think its a rabbit with floppy ears but it could also be a big cuddly floppy eared dog too.

I decided to top up my general card stock so no sentiment but as the image is just so cuddly cute I wanted to showcase it and just place it as main focus and keep the card clean and simple. The background is embossed using a fiskars board layered on plain red mount on a white base card. The image coloured with promarkers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

crafting muskerteers- Cute

the corrosive challenge -wow with a splash of colour

the sugar bowl-anything goes

penny black and more- anything except a digi

613 Avenue- always anything goes optional twist doodling

red rubber inspirations-clean and simple

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

my first pop up card

I was asked to make this card last year just never got around to posting it, it was the first time I had made a pop up card and have to say I did find it a little challenging getting all the bits to fit into an envelope but as it was to be hand delivered it didn't matter too much that the envelope was a little too big for it. Apparently the card was very well received and much admired which is always nice to know.The papers were from a scrapbooking set I got from qvc many moons ago and as they were all co-ordinated it took all the hard work out of finding matching papers.
I used the scor-pal board to make the scorlines and this made it much easier to fold.

The flowers and cute fellows on the inside were from judikins and lili of the valley respectfully. I fussy cut all out and coloured the flowers in co-ordinating colours to the papers using promarkers. The smaller flowers were punched with a punch from hobbycraft.

I added die cut swirls and butterflies can't remember the actual die makes sorry and a sentiment stamp from lily of the valley and finally a stamped and powder embossed sentiment by the stamp man.

I attached the butterflies on acetate strips so the appeared to be floating which I felt gave a life and movement to the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

fussy and fancy -things with wings
score-pal-more than one fold hearts a flutter (well it was sent with love to his girlfriend)
Noor designs-spring/made with love
addicted to stamps -lots of layers
the cheerful stamppad-springtime
craft your passion-anything goes
cards und more-purple,turquoise and grey
love rubber stamps-anything goes
robyns fetish-anything goes
the crafting cafe-use your favourite technique-stamping is the one I turn to most frequently and lovin' fussy cutting at the moment too.

Monday, 2 February 2015

anniversary wishes

I decided I would have a go at something differentand make a card without a stamped image and a little bit shabby too. I used mulberry paper as a base and made some vellum lace using a martha stewart punch . I used some scraps I had as we all do  and used the sewing machine to attach them to the base card again not something I would normally do. I used the waste from a heart cut out in cream to match the base card. The paper roses were my first attempt at making roses using a die from britania dies a bit fiddly but great as you can have co-ordinating flowers with any project.
I finished off using a peel-off sentiment and felt quite pleased with the result and may well use these techniques again.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

wags and whiskers-hearts
ABC challenge-c is for cupid
papercreatorcrafts-love is in the air
live n love crafts hearts
quirky crafts-love is in the air
sentimental sundays-wedding/anniversary
just inspirational-love
art by miran -anything goes
scribble n scrap-anything goes
glitter n sparkle-anything goes