Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One image 5 cards

Christmas Cards All Year Round -the challenge for June was to use bright colours on your cards and also to make 5 cards .They can all be the same or all different.I picked one image that I really like and printed it out 5 times,all the images were the same size.You can see the cards grouped together above and below each card on its own.

These cards were all easy to make and require no special equipment except fancy cut craft scissors and a sharp craft knife.I used chalk to soften the edges of my images.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Red ,White n Blue

365 Cards - Day 118 - Ransom Note -Use words and letters cut from newspaper and magazines to create your sentiment. I've taken mine from an old calender.

Cupcake Inspirations - challenge 65 -This weeks the colours are Red,White n Blue.

OWH Stars and Stamps -Mid week throwdown -Gettin Digi With It -the image of Audrey making her pledge is a freebie . I have to say this is perfect to send to a loved one overseas,not just for July 4th.
Papercraft Star - challenge 2 -4th July ,Red,White N Blue,Americana.

An angel in our midst

365 Cards Day 116 -Cut 3 ways- Use three different methods to make cuts. My image is cut straight with a craft knife ,the paper behind is cut with scissors and the edging on the right with a punch.
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp- challenge 40 -Blooms and butterflies.

Another image from Digital Two for Tuesday.

And so to sleep

365 Cards -Day 115 - Imagine this - Bedtime - I've used an image from Digital Two for Tuesday.

Our Creative Corner - June 26th -Blues and Greens.

flower power

365 Cards - Day 114 -Tuesday Triplets -3 each of blossoms,brads,buttons and bows.
Our Creative Corner -June 26th - Blues and Greens.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pretty in Pink n Green

365 Cards Day 113 - Ad inspired- colours Pink, Green and White.

Little C's -June 22nd challenge - Cake Inspiration -colours Pink ,Green and White

A little red number

365 Cards - Day 112 - Super Sketchy Sunday - My card has a slight twist on the original layout cos I stuck my red panel in the wrong corner of the card .
Papercraft Star -This is a new challenge site and this is the first challenge. Pictured inspired with red,white a flower and a butterfly.I decided to use all the elements on my card.

A little birdy or two

365 Cards - Day 109 - Stripes and Bold Colours with a Twist -to only use 4 colours.

OCC - Sketch 21 - Layout used.

A Pad of my own.

365 Cards - Day 108 - Sing along with a twist -This is a song called Rainbow Connection ,I'm not sure if I've ever heard this song.The idea is to make a card without using a Rainbow .

Reading through the lyrics it appears to be a journey or a search for something that you may or may not ever find. Who knows ? My advice be yourself.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Get a head ,get a hat

This image is the inspiration for the challenge this week.I've gone with the colours which I think are a great combination.
I have a question. Who steals my time ? I have a whole week to make a card and I manage to get it done about an hour before the challenge closes , some days I am too late. So come on out there who's got my time.

Little C's challenge - June 15th. My piccie is a real disappointment ,the house is full of sunlight so the first piccies I took made the red look pink.I closed all the curtains but then the flash kept going off and I don't know how to turn it off. The colour is a beautiful cherry red,when my OH gets in from work I will get him to show me.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Black 'n' White

365 Cards- day 111 -Stunning Silhouette -with a twist - make your card Black 'n' White.

Love is all need ,so the Beatles said.

365 Cards -day 110 -Love is in the Air -with a twist - Make a wedding card but don't use the usual cakes ,rings,bride or groom. The pretty pin is from Rachel Witthaus.The site is under construction so I am not sure when the pins will be available.On Friday I uploaded a card using another one of Rachel's pins.

Dad's gone AWOL again

365 Cards - day 107 - Special guy with a Twist -Use an Argyle pattern to make a card for a man.
CAS- stastic -CWC 00 8 - Fathers Day
Polka Doodles - week 24 - Fathers Day / Male theme.
Creative Inspirations -challenge 65 -One for the Boys.

Dress to Impress

365 Cards - day 106 - Fun with Fabric - Stamp an image on fabric for your card.

The Shabby Tea Room - Week 14 - Summer Fun - What do you need in the Summer , a new hat and some comfy shoes.
I have a huge stash of fabric but I couldn't find anything in a light colour or with a pretty design.A few weeks ago I bought a pack of inexpensive ladies hankies to use on my cards and this was a good time to use one. I used it for my hat and a border.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Swinging in the Sun

When I think about Summer I don't see a day at the beach with the sand sticking to me and making everything gritty . My vision for summer is depicted perfectly with this bear ,a swing in the tree ,listening to the birds and watching for butterflies. The sweet scent of garden flowers like honeysuckle and jasmine. I'll take those over the beach any day.

Just Cute Bears - challenge 21 -Here comes summer
The Shabby Tea Room -week 12 -Summer Fun
Pals Paper Arts -ppa 47 -Summer Theme

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nice things in the post

A few days ago I saw a post on the blog of Rachel Witthaus who was looking for a handful of people to try out the craft pins she has been making.The pins are just beautiful ,I'm not sure when they will be available but you should make a note of Rachels site which is under construction.
My card is a bit busy but the pin just adds that little bit extra.I will use the gold one in the next couple of days and show you my card.

Days 100 to 105

I've been missing from my blog again this week.I think when the cold winter weather came in the front door my inspiration went out the back door. Day 105 - Super Sketchy Sunday - When I saw this paper a couple of days ago I new it would make a great card for this challenge. It is a flocked paper and very soft and was bit tricky to cut cleanly. The beautiful pin on the left is from Rachel Witthaus.A separate post above gives more detail.

Day 104 - Life's a Party - Use the word party on your card.As I have used white and silver this card could be used for any celebration.

Day 103 - Peek a Boo -Cut out an image and put the pattern paper on the inside .I'm not sure what sort of paper this green is but I couldn't manage to stamp on it without a smear.I didn't have any Stazon so I will have to redo the inside. See my card below with the trees cut out.

Day 102 -Repetition is the Key- Use an image and a word at least 3 times on your card.

Day 101 - Inchie x 10- Use 10 inchies on your card.I used 9 to make a picture which looks like a tiled effect. My 10th has the sentiment on it.

Day 100 -All lined Up - Have at least three items in each line you create.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Peace and Quiet

Father bear is trying to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet in the garden with his book.I've printed him out twice and used sticky dots to raise him up.

Just Cute Bears - challenge 20 -Fathers Day.
365 Cards- Day 99 - So Charm-ing. I've made small tags as charms.
The Pixie Cottage -challenge 22 - Fathers Day and / or a Sketch .

Wedding Day Blues

The only thing missing from this card is the kitchen sink ,I got a bit carried away.The blue flowers on the cake are sequins ,the white flowers in the middle are nail stickers. The flowers around the oval are punched and each one has a glitter centre which doesn't show up on the piccie.
Little C's - Pictured Inspired. White ice cream ,blue polka dots.This challenge provided the colour scheme.
City Crafter -week 8 -Here comes the Bride.
My Time To Craft- Challenge 95 - Xtra Special .
365 Cards -Day 98 -Super Sketchy Sunday - I've used the layout for my card.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fathers Day

Yesterday we had blue skies and sunshine,it's a very different picture today when I look out the window.Grey skies ,rain and so so cold. Owls seem to be very popular at the moment so I made two of these.

I printed the owl out 3 times and cut out different bits to make layers. A corner and sentiment stamp add more detail.

The Shabby Tea Room- week 13 -Just for DAD.
Cards For Men - week 12 -Fathers Day.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Just in Time

Day 97 Supersize -Make a card 5x5 X 8x5 For some reason when I try to take a photo it just goes blurred.I think I need to change the setting to portrait but I don't know how.
This is the card but on landscape setting.Sorry folks.

I thought everything was going to be fine and I would get my last two cards for the week posted,but no.The camera ,the computer all decided to malfunction.Here are my cards but I think I have missed the deadline.

Day 96 - Colour Scheme -Orange,Pink,Purple,Green,Yellow .

Is It Me ,Who Knows

365 Cards -Day 95 -It's So You -A bit of a faded beauty that's rough around the edges.that describes my card and me.
I'm never sure what the time is in the USA so I have no idea if my cards for Friday and Saturday will be on time.

Pearly White

My card covers two challenges.
City Crafter - challenge 7 - Button and Bow.I have four of each.

365 Cards -Day 94 - Combo Card- Pick 3 previous challenges and combine them on one card.The challenges must come from different months,March,April and May.
March -Day 25 -Do It Yourself -glitter brads and/ or pearls.It took me longer to thread the needle than it did to sew on the pearls,I must wear my glasses.
April - Day 33 -Whip Stitch It.
May - Day 74 - Buttons and Bows- 4 of each.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

When I grow up I'm going to eat YOU.

My little easel cards covers two challenges. This adorable lion is from Meljen's .Instead of using buttons or flowers I made some small paper bows .Punch or hand cut a few circles of paper in different sizes ,scrunch opposite sides together and secure around the middle with matching thread .Pull the thread tight and tie off,arrange paper edges into a fan shape.

My time To Craft
- challenge 94 - Wild Things . He may grow up to be the King of the jungle but he's just a pussycat at heart.

The Play Date Cafe -challenge 32 -Lemon,Pale Peach and Peach.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flora and Fauna

Sugar Creek Hollow- Recessed Window Cards - you can find the instructions here .This is my first attempt,I think the recess is a bit shallow and my square is not central on my card.The image is from Sugar Creek Hollow.The flower and butterfly have been printed out twice and raised on sticky pads.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

High Rise

365 Cards- Day 93 - Clowning Around -Clowns or Circus related. I'm not a fan of clowns and I can see why some children are frightened. I love Elephants and this would be some amazing feat of strength and balance.I've tried to make the side panels look like the edges of a curtain being pulled back just to get a glimpse.


My imagination or rather lack of it never ceases to amaze me .The challenge at 365 Cards was to use tissue paper,a simple enough thing to do.I always keep the tissue paper from my shoes and had the above vibrant colours including black to make my card.I could and should have made a wonderful creation , instead I made this .I used the black tissue paper to make a little black dress.I used a silver jelly roll pen and a bit of silver ribbon.

The colours on my card cover the challenge at Little C's - Challenge- Inspired by picture .The mannequin paper is beige with a grey design .I've also got Blues,Browns , Black and Grey pearls.
The DT at Little C's have gone with bright ,bold colours ,I've used shabby faded tones.
365 Cards - Day 92 - Tissue Paper.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Diamonds Are Forever

365 Cards -Day 91 -Super Sketchy Sunday. I thought I would give my diamonds a bit of a twist. It's hard to believe we are up to day 91 already.