Sunday, 26 September 2010

Halloween Chloe


And this is my last card for today - made with the very cute Halloween Chloe stamp from Pink Gem Designs.
I've matted the design on to a scalloped black circle and then orange card embossed with a raised dot design. To finish I've added some black and white spotty ribbon and some black punched dots.
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - It's a Kind of Magic
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes

Keep It Simple - Gold Dust


The theme this week on Keep It Simple is 'gold dust' so I've made a Christmas card using a gold and white colour scheme.
The image is from a Paper Mania set and I've also used a gold peel off word underneath the tree.

Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge


And this is my entry for the Anyone for Anya? challenge blog sketch challenge.
My image is, of course, an Anya one from The Greeting Farm and she's been layered onto papers from Dovecraft with a sentiment from Craftwork Cards. I've added white paper flowers and little black gems to finish the card.

Allsorts Week 71 - Plain and Simple


This week's theme on the Allsorts Challenge Blog is 'plain and simple' so I've uploaded this card that I made last week as a 'get well' card for a friend.
The image is an Elzybells one and I've layered it on to Craft Creations gingham blue paper and blue card and then finished it with peel off dots and a greeting.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Oldie But a Goodie Challenge 2


This is my card for the second challenge on the Oldie But a Goodie Blog where the theme is 'pink and girly'. The stamped image on your card has to be at least six months old - mine is from The Greetings Farm and is from one of the first sets I bought called 'Me Time Anya'. The words 'pamper yourself' come from the same set.
I've die cut circles and scalloped circles to make my card and then added a paper flower coloured to match my image and some backing paper from Craft Creations.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Keep It Simple - Bling It!


This is my card for the current challenge on Keep It Simple! which is 'bling it'. I've used a stamp from Wild Rose Studio and backed it onto lilac card and then added some purple nail head gems in the four corners and down each side of the image.

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday 68


Here's a photo of my desk today for this week's WOYWW. I've been off work today so have made some sample cards for Little Claire Designs with their new Christmas Giraffe stamp - you can see all three in the photo and I've also uploaded one earlier today for a challenge.
The photo also shows my trusty Yellow Pages which I use for stamping on, my Fiskars paper trimmer which I use all the time, all my punches and my other essentials - DST, glue, scissors, tweezers, ATC bags, anti-static bag etc.

Moving Along With the Times #64 - Christmas


Just about made it in time for the Christmas theme on Moving Along With the Times using a new stamp from Little Claire Designs called the Christmas Giraffe which is available here. The backing papers I've used are from a Dovecraft pack called Jolly Happy Christmas which is also available on the Little Claire website here.
As always, I've coloured my image with Promarkers and then die cut it into a circle and added a scalloped circle behind. I've punched red dots to add to the corner of the green paper and then added a peel off greeting from Little Claire Designs to finish it.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Allsorts Week 70 - At Least 3 Punches


The challenge this weeks on the Allsorts Challenge Blog is to use at least three punches on your card. On my card I've used a Martha Stewart border punch on the edge of the base of the card and then different flower punches and a dot punch to make the flowers.
My image is a Penny Black stamp and the pink background paper is from Craft Creations. The 'stopper' on the card is from Craftwork Cards.
I'm also entering the card into the September challenge on Penny Black at Allsorts where the challenge is Punch Away.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Anyone for Anya? Monochromatic


And finally for today, here's my card for this week's challenge on Anyone for Anya? where the theme is monochromatic.
This is one of the first Anya images I bought (she comes in a set with a summer and winter version) and still one of my favourites. She is coloured with Promarkers and layered onto a scalloped then plain oval and I've added some punched flowers at the side.

Corrosive Challenge Blog #82 - Clean Up the Dust!



This card is for the current challenge on the Corrosive Challenge Blog which is to use something that you've had for a while but not got round to using!

The stamp I used on my card is from C&C Designs and is one that I've for quite a while - I really like the design but just hadn't got round to using it. And the backing paper is from a DCWV pad that I bought a while back but can never bring myself to use because the papers are so gorgeous!

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 130 - Tweet and a Flutter!


The theme this week on Cute Card Thursday is "Tweet and a Flutter" - your card either has to incorporate a bird or a butterfly.
I've chosen an Elzybells image which I've coloured with Promarkers and then layered onto brown card and pink gingham Craft Creations paper - I've added some brown punched dots in the corners to finish it off.

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #34 - Happy Birthday


The theme this week at Totally Papercrafts Challenge is "Happy Birthday" so I've chosen this card that I made recently for a friend's birthday.
My base card was made using the Amazing Frames circle and scalloped circle dies from Little Claire Designs and the paper is from Dovecraft. My image is from Pink Gem Designs and the 'stopper' on the base of my easel is from Craftwork Cards.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 31


The theme on the I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog this week is transport. My card is made with an Elzybells stamp die cut into a oval shape and coloured, of course, with Promarkers. The backing paper is from Dovecraft and I've layered it on to black paper and then a white card and added some black punched dots and a peel off greeting.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday - 66


I've remembered to take and upload a photo this week - by the time I remembered the past couple of weeks it was already Thursday!
This photo shows the main part of my desk with my cutting mat, draining board holder (with all my gems, pearls etc) and my Promarkers at the right hand side of the picture. You can also see (again far right) the set of tag cutting dies I bought from Little Claire Designs at the weekend and my collectio of punches on the other side. On my desk I've got a Penny Black stamp, a coloured image from the stamp and some patterned and plain card - I'm part way through making another card using this image. I've already made one card with it and liked it so much, I'm making another one which is virtually the same! The blue spotted card was another bargain from G-Mex at the weekend - ten A4 sheets in a pack for £1. They are supposed to be seconds but I can't see anything wrong with them!

Monday, 6 September 2010

By the Cute and Girly - Indian Summer


I've had this stamp from Penny Black for a few weeks now and finally got round to using it today - isn't she a little cutie?!
The background is some more of the cut price seconds card I bought on Saturday and I've added some ribbon and some blue card to finish it off.
I'm entering this in the current challenge on By the Cute and Girly which is 'Indian Summer'.

Bear and Bubbles!


I've made this card today to fit several different challenges. The image is from Elzybells and he's been coloured with Promarkers and then die cut and mounted onto a scalloped circle shape. The background is from a pack of seconds card I bought on Saturday at the G-Mex show and I've finished the card with a ribbon and some punched flowers. I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Just Cute Bears - let's go dotty
Allsorts Challenge Blog - new beginnings (I think he looks a bit like a baby bear!)
Passion for Promarkers - where they want to see a bear on your card

Pollycraft Monday Challenge 60


This week's challenge on the Pollycraft challenge blog is to make a Christmas card without using red or green.
My card is made with the Christmas peel offs from Little Claire Designs and I've used a black sheet and white sheet in the "Christmas Pals" design. I used the black outline and then inlaid the white sections inside the outline to make the picture, leaving some of the scarf blank so my polar bear has got a stripey scarf.
I used the oval and scallop oval "Amazing Frames" die cuts also from Little Claire Designs to make my base card and some pale blue and silver card and paper to layer it up. The greeting and snow flakes are from the same peel off sheet.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

All Set Up for Christmas - Part 2


Here's my second card from this month's club set of stamps at Little Claire Designs - a very quick and easy one made with the cute little penguin stamp.
He's been stamped and coloured with Promarkers and then I die cut a circle round him, added a circle of red card in the next size up and put that on to some Craft Creations green gingham paper. I've finished it with red dots of card.
The base card is from Craftwork Cards.

Friday, 3 September 2010

All Set Up for Christmas


The latest club stamps from Little Claire Designs are now on their website here - a lovely set of different Christmas designs including some great word stamps.
This is one of the cards I made using the set and is the club card for members this month. I've used red and green Swiss dot Bazzill card, a large and small scallop and circle die and then a small strip of card and punched dot to make the little faux fastening.

Another Blog Award


A big thank you to Heike for giving me another blog award - very much appreciated and a lovely surprise after a stressful day at work!
I have to say why I started my blog and then pass the award on to ten other people.
I started my blog as a way of sharing my cards and also entering all the great blog challenges that are out there. It's also a great way to get inspiration and ideas as there are many wonderful card makers and crafters out there with blogs.
Now to pass the award on to ten other people:

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