Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BP #4

Last one for today, yes I am keen to win something on this fab comp from Crafters Companion A winter Tales, in case you hadn't guessed, a big thank you Sara and team for the opportunity to try and win. 

The download was fab to work with I still have enough bits and pieces to make at least one maybe even more cards, I'll see how I feel later on today, if I can fit the time in, as I neglected other things 'cos I was enjoying myself doing these.  and it took my mind off of feeling so yucky.

This was a good excuse to use my new impressabilities snowflake thingumy today, I used it twice, on the outside I ran it through the cuttlebug and then sponged some pale blue chalk ink on it whilst the mask was still in place (my first attempt at doing that), on the inside it is just as it came out of the cuttlebug. The silver snowflakes down the side are visible when the card is closed,which is not very clear from the main piccy .  The front image is from the free download as are the sentiments on inside and outside.    Cardstock is Centura Pearl, from CC.  I do love this card, the snowflakes made using an MS punch. Corners shaped with a chomper thingumy.

Also going to enter this into:
crafty calendar challenge  Blues
daisy doodles creative challenges Keep it Simple
Winter Wonderland christmas blog  Monochromatic
Moving along with the times - Christmas

GOOD LUCK to all who enter.

BP #3

Entry #3,  Having great fun with the free downlaods from Crafter Companion for this A Winters Tale Challenge, as well increasing my Christmas Cards.

Papers from the download and main image from my BP CD's, and sparkled some bits with my Sakura Clear Claze pen, they are such a cute couple aren't they.
OOHps forgot to put in a couple of other links, forget my head one day,:
moving along with the times. - christmas
Totally Gorguss - Wild thing

BP #2

My 2nd entry for this Crafters Companion A Winters Tale competition.  I used the free downloads papers and an image from the BP set I already have and added one of the sledging rabbits from the download to it.

BP #1

Now I can't let my JIC teamie Karen have all the entries for the fab little competition by Crafters Companion in conjunction with the launch of the Beatrix Potter A Winters Tale Collection this week. So here are some of mine, now I'm not coughing and spluttering quite so much as I was, I do still have quite a high temperature and am really aching and quite shakey, I had devil of a job cutting out because of this,  so I hope it all clears up very soon as we are off on a short holiday this weekend.

The free download from CC was great thanks, you will see i've been using them in the cards and I still have enough to do some more cards.

For this one I had a rummage through my BP CD's to see what little creatures I could find in an appropriate size, to put on this snowy scene background, some of those tiny rabbits and squirrels were so fiddly to cut out, it' great for an easel card, all cardstock is Centura Pearl, available from C, . snowflake using an MS punch
I'm also going to enter this into:
Christmas cards all year round  a non standard size
Fussy & Fancy - Christmas
Polka Doodles    - Easel
the secret crafter saturday   Anything goes
Totally Gorguss - Wild thing

Good luck to everyone who enters

Thursday, September 16, 2010

JIC #12 A Christmas Card

Wow, Wow, Wow.  An interesting week, firstly I got selected onto the DT over at Just Inspirational Challenges and then I won another challenge yesterday with my entry Diamond/Star Shaped Easel Card, my first win, woohooo.

Anyway, this is my first DT card for Just Inspirational Challenges  I think I must have "stage fright" or something as I don't think it's one of my best, sorry, will do better next time.   I've had these Penguins from Joanna Sheens' Jane Netley Mayhew CD in mind for a Christmas card for ages, I didn't feel I wanted to put any other colours with them, so stuck with the black/white/silver theme. The embossed base card I bought from Create and Craft a while back.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Holly christmas card

Just for a change this is not an easel card, bet that surprised you.  Made using T bag papers in a style I was shown by my friend Ellen on the CC forum Live Crafting. Since she showed us all I've used this style a couple of times for birthdays and thought it was good for Christmas too.

T bag papers from Crafters Companion Popcorn range, cardstock is Centura Pearl also from CC, MS Holly punch, other bits and bobs from Stash.

I'm entering this into:
fussy and fancy challenge - christmas colours
Bah humbug - favourite mediums  I've several fav's , this one is T bag folds
christmas cards all year round.- not 4.5 x 5.5
crafty catz weekly challenge - paper piercing
our creative corner -fun-with-folds
fab n funky challenges - whateva
ginger snap creations - punches
christmas card challenges

Diamond/Star Shaped Christmas Easel

I do like easel cards, and have been working on coming up with some new shapes, this is my latest shape, quite different to the shape I came up with last week, at least I have an obvious name for this one unlike the one I did last week, which I'm not sure what to call. Once I  had finished playing about with scraps of paper for the shape and made a template it was actually a quick and easy card to make.
Star shapes made using pinflair stepper set, papers from MCS, Blue mirri from Kanban and base card Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion,  oohps took the piccy before I put "merry christmas" on to the tab I made for it.
I'm entering this into:
ces challenges - #3 easel christmas card
fab n funky challenges #39 whateva
polly craft challenge. #60 christmas with no red or green
southern girls challenge. #1  Anything Goes
our creative corner - fun with folds
bah-humbug-christmas.  favourite, too many, cutting shapes, mirri, my own easel shape.
christmas cards all year round.  Sept, non standard shape

Andy's Bike

My son bought a new bike a little while ago, so for his birthday I've made him this card from a photo of it, which will also fit into a few challenges.
Background paper, sentiment made in MCS, cardstock from stash. Main image personal photo.
I'm entering this into:
craftycreationschallenges  - Transport
citycrafter  - one for the boys
fabnfunky  - Whateva
Little Red Wagon   - Use a photo

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Let it Snow

A very snowy card with a different snowman this time. On a different Easel shape

Again I have used the new Christmas Creations CD from Joanna Sheen. This time the snowman has been cut out twice and layered for a little extra dimension I used a Sakura Clear Sparkle to accent some areas of his clothing, although it doesn't show up well I'm afraid. White with Silver cardstock from Hunky Dory, plus some red mirri and some christmas silver mirri.

I'm entering this into:
charisma cardz - Inspired by a song - Let it Snow
creative inspirations #42 - a different shape, not square or rectangle
bah-humbug-christmas  - Inspired by a Christmas Song
christmas cards all year round - Sept - Non standard size / shape
craftycardmakers   - Glitter and Sparkle

Frosty the Snowman

I am still frantically trying to get my Christmas cards finished,  only a few left to do now, because of other committments I have to finish them in the next two weeks.

The cute Snowman image is from Joanna Sheens' latest CD Christmas Creations, and is sprayed with Irridescent Spray from Crafters Companion.  The two pale turq papers are also from the CD, the two maroon papers are from Hunky Dory, and base card is Centura Pearl from Crafters Companion.  MS snowflake punches were used for the various snowflakes

I'm also entering this into:
christmas cards all year round. Sept
Bah Humbug # 34 - Frosty the Snowman
charisma cardz - Inspired by a Song  Frosty the Snowman
Winter Wonderland Recipe

Friday, September 3, 2010

A stitch in time - DT

It's time for challenge No. 10 over at Just Inspirational I've used this weeks freebie digi downloads from Bugaboo Stamps , coloured with promarkers, and added glitter for the threads, mounted her on to a cuttlebug embossed background, and a frame and the butterflies were cut on my robo. The base of the easel has an embossed button strip, ribbon with pins in it to continue the sewing theme. Lastly I made a sentiment on my PC using a safety pin font.

DT Call
I would love to be selected onto the DT, I like entering challenges and it would be great to be able to contribute and inspire people into this up and coming newer challenge. I like to try and create with different shapes, folds and depth to my cards, preferring clean lines as opposed to distressed edges.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Popcorn in the Garden

I'm keeping Popcorn very busy at the moment in all sorts of situations, such a useful little fella, now he's in the garden with Souffle and a lovely basket of flowers.  Made as a tri - fold Octagon for a change

Popcorn images, papers, Centura pearl card from Crafters Companion. all other bits from my stash.

I am entering this into the following:
Pollycraft Monday - Nature theme
Allsorts - Garden or Park inspiration
My Time to Craft - In the garden
Cute & Girly - Indian Summer

Tuesday morning sketch

Over at Tuesday Morning Sketch there is a this sketch to follow
 I have chosen to make my card and then mount as an easel card

I used Crafters Companion Platinum Collection and coloured the Popcorns' football strip in Berry Red Promarker as he is going to be playing for Liverpool, I am told red are their colours, no idea really, it's for my son's birthday. There are 3 different papers in this card as well as the layers of gold and red. and several embellishments.

This card also qualifies to be entered for:
Promarkers Challenge - Teddy Bears
Fab ' n'Funky - 3,2,1 challenge -  3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image