Monday 29 October 2012

He likes skiing, camper vans, holidays.....

I was commissioned to make a card for the 60th birthday of an aquaintance’s husband, the brief was that he liked skiing, holidays, camper vans and cars - well the cars was the only one I left out. I made an easel style card so that I could add the die cut numbers without compromising the design on the front.
I found a free digi image of a camper van which I used to cut the shapes from coloured and white card then assembled all the various layers to form the completed van. I created the skiing background myself on the computer then coloured it with promarkers to add a bit of subtle colour. I'm quite happy with the result - hope he is too!

Challenges entered:
Simply Create - Always anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything goes + masculine bonus
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Masculine
Tandastamps -  Masculine 
Bearly Mine - Easel Card
Flourishes - Create A Birthday Card
Crafty Catz - Male Card  
Corrosive Challenges - Know When To Fold 'Em
Here Come the Boys - Die Cuts/Punches 

Thursday 25 October 2012

Don't be Square!

It's a little while since I've blogged and shared a card - life is particularly hectic at the moment with craft fairs every weekend so I've been concentrating most of my crafting time on making monkeys and other fun sock toys in an effort to keep the stock up. However in the last week or so I've had to make a bunch of commissioned cards as well as today's design team inspiration for the new Charisma Cardz challenge for which the theme is Don't be Square
I used a template to cut the crown shape out of Crate paper which I then stuck to some pink card and cut round the crown shape with scissors to leave a 1/4" border. The Princess word was made up with Basic Grey stickers, and I used another of the stickers for the centre of the circular sentiment finishing the design off with punched flowers, sticky backed gems and some lace from my stash.

Entering this for the challeges at:
Through The Craft Room Door - Always anything goes 
Cards by Lady Anne / Monday - Always anything goes 
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes 
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Birthday
Make it Monday - Always anything goes 
Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Say it with...Kid's Card

Monday 1 October 2012

Squigglefly Challenge Day

Yes it's time for a new challenge from the team at Squigglefly, my card is a bit last minute as I've been ridiculously busy with preparations for all of this month and next's craft fairs - I have at least one most weekends from now until midway through December so I have been sewing like mad and straining the poor muscles in my right arm and shoulder!! Anyway I enjoyed doing this - it made a nice change from making owls, monkeys and other sock toys.
This week our theme is a colour combo - Teal, pink & white and I have coloured the fab image Sassy Sally and her autumn leaves which is, again, by Cheryl Alger. She has to be one of my favourite Squigglefly artists! I used Promarkers to colour Sally and printed the image out twice so that I could decoupage a few of the leaves to add a bit of extra dimension to the card.

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Down in the garden
Robyn’s Fetish - Sewing (real or faux) 
Gingerloft - Stitching (real or faux)
A Gem of a Challenge - For the girls 
Catch The Bug - Seasonal / fall harvest 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Leaves 

Just Some Lines - Let’s Celebrate Fall 
Clearly Inspired - Fall 
Dilly Beans - Fall is in the air 
Emergency Crafters - Autumn leaves