Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Give Thanks

For this project I have covered my base card with brown parcel paper and distressed with brown inks. Using the same inks stamped swirls. To make the flowers I've used a flower template on the same brown paper, stamped with a script stamp, distressed and added a button with a piece of string tied in the middle. To add to the decoration I die-cut some swirls and inked. To add a little sparkle I've added gold glitter glue to the flowers, buttons, swirls and letters.

I have entered this card into the Polka Doodles, Week 46 Challenge - Give Thanks. This made me think a little bit and realised that I need to give thanks to all the people in my life, especially my Husband and my Son, who stand by me and support me no matter what. Also the give thanks that I have survived another year and especially this year has it has been so difficult for us. So I hope you enjoy this card and that it may give you a little inspiration.

Monday, 22 November 2010

'Tis The Season'

I love this stamp from Pink Gem Designs. I've coloured it in using Promarkers. The backing papers and sentiment used are from Kaisercrafts Christmas Carnival Collection.
I have entered this card into the Craft Challenge 107 - Snowpeople.


I have entered this card into the Pear Tree Designs Weekly Challenge 27 - Colourful.
Strong and vibrant colours were used for this card. Several different techniques were also used to create this card, stamping, colouring with Promarker and distressing with inks. The stamped topper, I used masking methods to sit the cat on the mound and then the grasses by the side.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Autumn Skies

To create this card I have tried a new technique for me. I have had a brayer for months, but never tried it until now and used it for the background and taking the challenge literally. Using two different sets of stamps from Inkylicious (trees and seaside) I stamped an autumnal horizon scene. At the moment I am distressing all my background papers and sometimes faux stitching for the matting and layering.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge Week 45 - Box

This weeks challenge was to make a box. I found a old book of box templates I had bought years ago, (sometimes it's good to have a sort out).

I chose a half pyramid shape, but thought it needed a little something on the top, so as easel cards are all the rage at the moment I made a mini one and decorated it with a little owl and flowers. Now I have a card and gift box in one. There was nowhere to put the "Thanks" sentiment so out came the kebab sticks.

This may be a small box but it is cute and as they say "great things come in small packages".

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Polka Doodles Week 44 Challenge

Week 44 Challenge - Quick and Easy Christmas Card

This card took no time at all to make and would be easy to produce in quantity. I have used a piece of stripped backing paper and a Warmest Winter Wishes sentiment. Then mounted the pre-coloured character onto a polka dot embossed oval and inked around the edges and over the polka dots in blue to make them pop.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

At Last .........

I've finally managed to set up a blog. Hopefully now I will be able to share with you some of my projects that I will be doing in the future. This is one of the cards I did a while ago. Just trying things out to see if I can actually upload photos.