Friday Sketchers

>> Friday, 28 November 2008

We lost our internet connection yesterday for 24 hours - I was lost without it! No email, no blog hopping, I didn't know what to do with myself!! I did colour Mimi and once I was able to get back on line today I took a quick look at the Friday Sketchers challenge and made this card. All the paper is from Crate Paper and is so lovely to use because it is double sided!! I've used paprika versacolor ink on the edges and also to stamp the flourishes.

I'm so looking forward to a visit to the Craft Barn tomorrow. I've got two lists: a 'must have' shopping list which includes things like card, cutting blades, double sided tape and then a 'wish list' which is very long indeed! But I know I will have a very happy few hours browsing around followed by a big wince when I get to the till!


A Spoon Full of Sugar

>> Wednesday, 26 November 2008

I love this weeks Spoon Full of Sugar sketch! My card seemed to come together so easily! Max was already coloured so I picked my papers to match him. The blue background card has been stamped with a Hero Arts snowflake stamp using white Staz on. I've also inked the edges with Indigo versacolor. The papers are from DCWV and I also inked the edge of the pink piece with pink versacolor. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the pale blue circle and the sentiment is a Penny Black stamp. Please don't look too closely at the slits I cut to thread the ribbon through!! They're a bit wobbly!! The snowflakes are punched with my XCut punch from pale blue glitter card.


WOJ Challenge

>> Tuesday, 25 November 2008

This card is for the WOJ challenge which this time is a lovely sketch. I've used BG Two Scoops papers for this card as I love the combination of blues, greens and pink. I've coloured my image with distress inks and then chalked the background with greens and blues. I've done the same with the sentiment and also added some pink gems to the background paper which I stamped with Inkadinkadoo flourishes.


Sketch Saturday/Cute Card Tuesday

>> Sunday, 23 November 2008

What a busy weekend! We're a bit partied out as we went to my neices 2nd birthday party yesterday and a christening today. I did a bit of colouring whilst I was staying with my parents on Friday night and this image was one of them. Winter Mimi is one of Janets new designs at Pink Gem Designs and she is so sweet and lovely to colour. I've used Papermania DP and cut my snowflakes with a Sissix die.


A new challenge

>> Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I wanted to make a card for one of the girls at Thomas's nursery who is leaving on Friday. I thought my Sarah Kay stamp would be perfect so I've made a card for this weeks Stamp with Stampavie challenge which was a lovely sketch. I've coloured the image with Prisma pencils and used pink chalk to shade the background. I like the subtlety of chalk which I can't seem to achieve with distress inks - need to find some good distress ink tutorials I think! The DP is from My Minds Eye and I've added a satin bow and Prima flowers.


A funky card!

>> Tuesday, 18 November 2008

This card is for two challenges; Papertake Weekly (snowflakes) and Saturday Sketchers. I bought the white embossed snowflake paper from the Craft Barn last winter but this is the first time I've used it. All the other papers are DCWV. I've coloured my Spiral Whisper funky snowgirl with Prisma pencils and added a bit of stickles for some bling. My snowflake embellishment is a Sissix die with an X-cut flake punched from glitter card on top.


Magnolia vs. Stampavie

>> Sunday, 16 November 2008

This is my first entry for the new combined challenge blog. The card didn't turn out as well as I had hoped though - I'm not sure what it is but it just doesn't seem very 'balanced'. I coloured Lily & Milo with water colours for a change and the DP is Sandylion. I couldn't find anything to make a scalloped edge that looked right for the image so I had to leave it off!


Friday Sketchers

>> Saturday, 15 November 2008

The sketch for this weeks Friday Sketchers was a challenging one for me! I struggle when there are lots of layers and it takes me ages to choose the papers and card. I don't have a natural eye for putting different patterns together so sometimes I think the card can look a bit messy. I'm pretty pleased with this one though! I've coloured Tilda with my Prisma pencils and I was a bit more sparing with the colour this time to try and get a better depth of shading. All the papers are Basic Grey Euphoria which does make it easier to use them together and I inked some of the edges with burgandy versacolor. The rest of the 'ingredients': Large brad - Basic Grey, small brads - Lasting Impressions, Prima flowers, Quickutz photo corner.


Papertake Challenge/A Spoon Full of Sugar

>> Tuesday, 11 November 2008

It's my neice's birthday at the weekend so this weeks Spoon Full of Sugar challenge - to make a card for a child - is just perfect! I love using pink and brown together and I've used the sketch for this weeks Papertake Challenge. Milly looks so cute in her pink coat and holding her pink balloon! All the cardstock is bazzil and the paper is Basic Grey. The balloon is a Quickutz die and I punched a hole just under her hand to thread the string through.


Couldn't stay away!

>> Saturday, 8 November 2008

Well my craft room is still a mess and my bedroom hasn't seen the paint brush yet so I had to sit amongst the chaos to make this card! I've used this weeks Friday Sketchers layout to make another Christmas card. The image is Little Claire Designs and I've used Prisma pencils to colour it. I've put some diamond Stickles on the the umbrella, snowflakes and elephant to add a bit of sparkle. The background is a piece of lilac metallic card which I stamped using Staz on and then embossed with a sparkly powder. The paper is from the DCWV Christmas Stack which I edged with Amethyst Versa color ink and the snowflakes are Sissix and Xcut.
Apologies for the dark picture but its a miserable day in Kent today. But I'm off to a Christmas Craft Fair this afternoon so that should brighten my day!


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