Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Four Weeks to Go!

OMG it's Tuesday again and I just realised its only four weeks before the big day! I am so not organised this year thanks goodness its just the two of us so I don't have to get totally stressed and we can just have a quiet day.
This week's Color Challenge over at the Outlawz is up and I hope we are going to see all you gorgeous people over there. The inspirational picture and twist were chosen by Guylou this week and how fabulous are they!

I have to admit I fell in love with the colours and didn't take on board the twist - so my first card had to be scrapped and repalced with this one:

As you can see I made an easel card using the fabulous Forest Fern image from our sponsor, Delicious Doodles. I used a pearlised cerise card as my base card which I layered up with some grey and buff. I has some lovely antique cream lace in my stash along with the cerise voile ribbon and pearl grey satin ribbon. The silver butterfly is from Mei Flower and I do think they are so lovely! I coloured my image with Promarkers.
I hope you have time to join us at the Outlawz for our latest challenge and while you're there check out the other challenges - there's always something going on over there!!
Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate you time and would love to see you back here again soon!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Celebration with Sparkle!

Hello everyone, it's challenge #7 over at Eclectic Ellapu and this week it's my turn to host and my choice for the theme was Celebration with Sparkle!
This time of year has so celebrations and festivals that we are all busy preparing for so it will be one more card ready for your celebration!
I am getting ready for Christmas so my card is a Christmas card:

I used a Phee McFadden colouring book image for this card, I do so love her fairies!

I coloured him with Promarkers and used some Flowersoft for the fur on his hat. I glittered his wings with some pure gold glitter. The background papers are some delish vintage papers that were free with a magazine, I added some lace, ribbon and a tag greeting.
I hope to see you over at Eclectic Ellapu - break out the glitter and glitz and come and join us!
Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate you taking the time!

I intend to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Christmas Wreath

It's the Color Challenge at the Outlawz again and today's scrummy colours were chosen by Ursula

The twist is add fabric - and here's what I came up with -

I went to Hobbycraft last month and found this lovely block of vintage Christmas papers from Docrafts and the colours matched perfectly to this challenge. I also had a video tutorial bookmarked that was shown on Meiflowers blog for the beautiful ribbon wreath so this was definitely the time to try it out! A very simple card but quite effective!
Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your time!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Christmas Glitter

This is a card I made using a Sheena Douglass paint fusion stamp. Rather than using it for paint fusion I coloured it with Promarkers and glittered it up with some glass glitter

Base card is Centura Pearls white. I used some gold mirri card which I embossed with a Darice Swiss Dots embossing folder and cut to size, rounding ther corners using a Tonic corner punch. I layered it onto some black card. The poinsettia is built up of layers of leaves and finished off with a centre that I have used some puff paint that has irrediscent beads added. The sentiment is from another stamp set from the Stampman.

I hope you like my card today and I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by I do appreciate your time and I hope to see you again soon!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Pearls in Her Hair

The new stamp challenge is up at Lady Annes Papercrafts and as always it is anything goes! Our sponsor this month in A Day for Daisies and she does have some beautiful digi stamps!

For my card I used the wonderful image Pearls in her Hair,

I coloured my image with Promarkers and inked the background with a dark blue Promarker then cut the top corners with a Martha Stewart punch. I layered it onto some simple oatmeal paper then added some teal ribbon , some pearl border and lots of pearls. The sentiment is from the Stampman and has been heat embossed using some teal embossing powder.

I hope you like my card and please call by Lady Annes and see the other DT's wonderful creations and, of course, join in the fun!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at Lady Annes soon!

I intend to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Give Thanks!

It's the Color Challenge over at the Outlawz and this weeks colours were chosen by Margaret

The twist is to make it Thanksgiving or Thank You.
For my card I used an image from our sponsor this month, Delicious Doodles, such a beautiful image!
I coloured her with Promarkers and cut her out with an oval die cut and framed it with a scalloped die cut. I managed to find some papers in my stash that I've had for years in these beautiful colours and finished it off with a little Thanks stamp that I have had forever!
I hope you will find time to drop by the challenge over at the Outlawz and see the wonderful projects the design team have for your delectation!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your time and hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Ice Queen

Well I have been a busy little soul today! I had a birthday card to make, check, a DT card to make, check and then I decided to finish this card as a nother addition to my Christmas collection - that is growing but not quickly enough!

The image is from Phee McFadden and is just stunning, I started by colouring her with Promarkers - I then set loose with the glitter! I have used 3 shades of blue glitter, 2 irredescent glitters, a silver glitter and some shaggy turquoise glitter.

I cut a frame from some very glitzy silver paper and cut various snowflakes from, white glitter card, silver glitter card and blue glitter card and in case there weren't enough snowflakes I added some white and holographic silver snowflakes from some table confetti!

The background paper is from Humphreys Corner and the various bling are mostly from Mei Flower.

I hope you like my Christmas card and thanks for stopping by, I do really appreciate that you take the time!

See you again soon!

Pink and Cream

The new challenge is live at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme this week was chosen by Berni from the Pink Team and it is,,,ta da........................

Pink and Cream!
I decided to make a circular easel card, having seen a couple and thinking how nice they look and I do have to say easier said than done!
I used a plain pink as the base card and covered them with some pretty pink and cream papers that I found in my stash. I used a Cheery Lynn die for the cream doily and then mounted my image, coloured with Promarkers. I added few flowers and lots of bling plus a pretty pink greeting and here it is.
I hope you like it and I do hope you will call over to Eclectic Ellapu and see the amazing work from the Design Team and I hope you will be inspired to join us this week - see you there!
Thanks for stopping by I do appreciate it and love to ready your comments, see you soon!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Make it Vintage!

The Color Challenge is up again at the Outlawz and this weeks inspirational picture was chosen by Teresa

now this picture is a little out of the ordinary as its a picture of Teresa's father and it started off as an old black and white image until Guylou waved her magic wand and voila - we have colour! Teresa originally used this wonderful photo as it will be Rememberance Day this week and what a very appropriate image for this week!

The twist is' Make it Vintage' - I think everyone has their own interpretation of what is vintage. To me vintage reminds me of days gone by, with maybe a little longing! With such earthy colours I did feel that a Rememberance card would be the order of the day and this is what I came up with

I have a wonderful collection of grungy/vintage papers that I got from Costco a couple of years ago, its beautiful paper, really good quality but there are hundreds of sheets and I'm sure I'll still be using them ten years from now! I chose a lovely page with birds on that is just the right colour, I then stamped and heat embossed it with a beautiful stamp of a wildflower that I stamped at different height. I then layered it up with more of the scrummy papers from the set and printed the sentiment and mounted it on some brown card, I popped it up with some foam pads to add some dimension.

Well that is my interpretation of vintage using this weeks colours, I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it and if you have time do stop by the Outlawz and join in the challenges, there are some wonderful prizes and a lot of fun - hope to see you again soon!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Time for Tea!

The latest CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge is a wonderful teapot with a matching cup from Priscilla Styles!

I played with this image for ages before I decided what I was going to do with it and I finally came up with this:

I coloured the images with Promarkers and then carefully cut them out, I used a little gold Promarker to give the gold edgings. I found some lovely pink papers in my stash that matched the roses and cut a Cheery Lynn doily in green to match. The papers are seperated by some green satin ribbon. I used some foam butterflies that I got in a bundle from the Pound shop and used some shaggy pink glitter to top them with and a cute flower button. The sentiment is from Priscilla as well which I printed onto some of the plain pink and cut out with a small oval scalloped die then added the green pearls to each scallop.

I do think they're very useful images and can be used individually or together in a multitude of projects.

Please pop over to CDAC and see all the wonderful creations by these very talented people!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your time and love to read any comments you leave, see you again soon!