Saturday, 26 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Here is my creation for this week's Sunday Postcard Art challenge. The theme is sea voyages and it made me think of explorers in general and Sir Francis Drake in particular. This is the first time I have taken part in this particular challenge but I was inspired to have a go by this week's host, Sandy, who always has some wonderful art on her blog.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Here is my card for the latest Stamp Something challenge. The theme is summer and I decided to use summer colours rather than a summery image. I have had the little teddy bear stamp for ages, not sure of the make but it always stamps perfectly. I just added a little shading. The flowers are coloured with stickles and the centres are liquid pearls gold. The base card is made from Coredinations and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the sentiment. The smaller flower layers are Coredinations and a scrap of card I stamped ages ago using the faux batik method. The ribbon is Doodelbug...I think.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Here is my latest card which I am entering into the My Time To Craft Xtra Special challenge (make a card for a special occasion. This card is for a baby girl's naming day and it's the first time I have made a card for that particular ceremony. The only stamp I used is on the back, very unusual for me! The bear was cut with a Sizzix die in the Cuttlebug and coloured with Promarkers. I used a rose punch for the corners and a lattice punch for the mat.....really cross now as the punch has broken!!!! I also used Nestabilities and Cuttlebug embossing folders. There are a few gems on the front too, though it's difficult to tell from this pretty awful photograph.
Friday, 4 June 2010
This is my card for the CD Sunday Feathered Friends Challenge. The CD element comes in the form of the gorgeous backing paper from Joanna Sheen's Eastern Treasures CD Rom which is rather lovely. The swan and cygnet image is a photo I took, appropriately enough, last Sunday during a dog walk to a local lake. Those cygnets are adorable, it was a beautiful sight.
I have also used stamps from an American Crafts set on my card. The tiny birds were stamped onto blue plastic, the flowers stamped in black onto blue and red cardstock. The tassel behind the stamped sentiment is also from Joanna Sheen's store. I used my Nestabilities label dies on the image and mat and placed white feathers behind. This was a good opportunity to dig out my craft CDs and actually use them as opposed to oohing and aahing over the lovely images and never getting round to actually printing and using them!
Thursday, 3 June 2010
I have just made this birthday card for a friend and am entering it into the latest Stamp Something Challenge (birthday recipe with designer paper, a tag, ribbon and a bow). I used this cute House Mouse stamp with the bunny eating a carrot, coloured with Promarkers. I used Nestabilities dies in the Cuttlebug for the mats and the papers are My Mind's Eye. I added some green ricrac ribbon and a green bow, plus a button, small flowers and a couple of gems to finish off my card.