Thursday 27 September 2012

Another new challenge from Charisma

Something for the guys is the theme of this week's challenge at Charisma Cardz. I don't do nearly enough cards for boys or men so it always is a bit of a challenge for me, not only to come up with an idea but also to find a suitable image. The folder where I keep printouts of most of my collection of digi's is probably ninety five percent full of girlie images, however I did find this cute Teddy Bo image amongst them so it was the obvious choice given the kind of weather the UK has been having this week!
I coloured the image with Promarkers, doodled around the edges and added some vintage buttons and ribbon from my stash - hope the weather is better wherever you are today :o)

Challenges entered:
Bearly Mine - Add a sentiment
Craft Room Challenge - Childhood memories 
Shopping Our Stash - Fur or feathers 
Make it Monday - Always anything goes 
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Kiddie card 
The Crazy Challenge - Spots or stripes  
No Matter Which Challenges - Die cuts and/or punches
I Love Promarkers - Male

Monday 17 September 2012

Squigglefly does Halloween

This week the Squigglefly design team was getting ready for next month with this week's Halloween challenge . I quite enjoy making the occasional halloween card but rarely sell them or even send  them - it's just not celebrated on the same scale here as in America. Anyway at the Squigglefly store there are plenty of suitable images for your cards so if you want to enter the challenge pop on over and see what you can find - there are always a few freebies on offer too. I have used Bobbing for Apples by Cheryl Algar - this image brings back memories of doing this with my two little sisters when we were small - although in Scotland we call it 'Dooking' for apples.

I want to enter this for a couple of other challenges too:
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Halloween card for a child
Fussy and Fancy
- Fabric of our lives 
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes  
Copic Marker Europe - Halloween card 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 

Thursday 13 September 2012

Shaped card

I have a friend with a 50th birthday imminent so when I saw that this week's Charisma Cardz challenge was for shaped cards I knew just what I wanted to make :o)
I printed the 50 backwards onto the reverse of my patterned paper - Cafe Mediterranean from DCWV - then cut the numbers out, I then stuck them onto more patterned paper which in turn was stuck onto my cardstock. I then cut around the top of the numbers to leave a narrow border of the background colour, I used a third sheet of the backing paper to die cut the scalloped circle for the sentiment, and swirls to which I then added black velvety flowers from MeiFlower. Tuesday Throwdown challenge asks for you to incorporate a gem so I hope my jewelled brad counts, alphabet beads were ideal to add my friend's name to the card - let's hope she likes it!

Challenges I'm entering:
Celebrate the Occasion - Shaped card 
Tuesday Throwdown - You're A Gem - incorporate gems 
Make it Monday - Always anything goes 
Paper Pretties - Birthday Card 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Shaped cards  
Creative Inspirations Paint - Birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters  - No stamps 

Friday 7 September 2012

New baby

Strange morning - at 8.45 my husband said “I thought you were working” - “No, said I,  got the day off and planning to paint sew and craft all day” “It says on the calendar that you're working all day”, he replied at which point I checked and saw that he was right - 10 panicked minutes later I flew out of the door and arrived at work to be told I wasn't expected today at all! However the boss had phoned in sick and could I work the afternoon? So I'm home now but rushing around and trying to fit in as much as I had planned as possible before heading back to work at 12.30 :o)

A friend asked me for a new baby card this week so I looked out one of my favourite Meljens digi stamps to make this one for her. I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added a bit of dimension with Glossy Accents and some sparkle with Stickles. The lovely paper is Cloisonne by GCD Studios and I die cut the name using a Sizzix die. The ribbon and lace along with the baker's twine are from my stash and the teddy charm has been in my findings box for ever!

Challenges I'm entering:
Stampavie and More - Baby
Use It Tuesdays - Use That Ribbon
Make it Monday - Always anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Create a square card 
The Crazy Challenge - Seeing spots
The Cutie Pie Challenge - NO flowers
The Pink Elephant - Use Patterned Paper
Whoopsi Daisy  - Ribbons and Lace
Catered Crop - Anything Pink
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Dotty 

Monday 3 September 2012

Om, om

Back today with another monochrome card for this week's new challenge from Squigglefly, the fab images are from designer Lynne Stansbery and can be found here, I liked the fact that there was no colouring needed for this card which made it quick and easy to put together - perfect when you are as busy as I have been for the past week or so! 
The papers are, I think, from Paparmania - I've had them for so long that I've forgotten to be honest! I used Nestie dies and a punch from Stampin Up for the tab and some black lace and black & grey ribbons from my stash to finish the card off. One or two of my colleagues at the library practise yoga so I'm sure this card will come in useful before too long :o)


Challenges entered:
No Matter Which Challenges - Die cuts and/or punches
One Stitch At A Time - Use a digi
PanPastel UK Challenge - All aboutstripes 
That Craft Place - Black and white  
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Layers, layers, and layers
A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge - Punches and dies