Thursday, 29 November 2007

Di Hickman Nov #4

Here's my interpretation of Di's November #4 sketch - and what a fabby sketch it is! I used Rob n Bob papers, Queen and Co snowman felt ribbon and poundshop chipboard sentiment. Another Christmas card done - only another 30 odd to go!!

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Difficult Scrummy challenges!

More challenges this weekend - and they're getting more difficult too! And surely it must be my turn to win soon eh?! LOL

Saturday's challenge set by Maria was to use Something old, new, borrowed and blue. I used the Seasons of Joy kit from the Scrummy Stash cafe (already sold out!)

Something old - card blank (probably about 3 years old!)
Something new - seasons of joy kit and parcel cut with NEW Joys of season cartridge on my NEW cricut expression!

Something borrowed - staples

Something blue - cardstock

And Sunday's challenge was to make a card using just one colour. I went for gold and embossed a pearlescent card blank with a cuttlebug embossing folder then die cut lettering (expression again!!) in the same cardstock and added gold ribbon.

A 3 in 1 challenge!

I think this may be the first time I've combined 3 challenges on one card. The sketch is CPS #41 and Arty Girlz challenged you to use squares, so I used a square card blank, square sticker and square buttons. The buttons also qualify for Di's embellishment challenge.

The papers and sticker are by Flair Designs.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

CPS #40

Here's my take on the latest sketch from CPS. I used Dovecraft papers and buttons, and my faithful Penny Black snowman stamp!

Phew, what a busy day! Lots of lovely crafting time! Won't be around much for the next few days as it's my birthday on Sunday! So pampering tomorrow, dinner and show Saturday and family day on Sunday - perfect!!

Di Hickman Nov #3

This is my take on Di Hickman's latest card sketch, using HOTP and Dovecraft papers, some crochet sticky ribbon from the poundshop (gotta love them bargains!!) and another poundshop rub on (you can't see it too well in the pic unfortunately).

Arty Girlz - ribbons and fibres

I'm on a roll today with the old Chrissy cards! The latest Arty Girlz challenge was to use ribbons and/or fibres on your card.

For this card I used Bo Bunny Homespun holiday papers. The cardstock sticker is also Bo Bunny. I punched the 2 circles using Marvy Mega and Giga scalloped circle punches form the back of the 2 papers. The ribbon and velvet ric rac was a mag freebie ages ago.

Caardvarks - rub ons

The latest caardvarks challenge was to use rub ons on your card.

Here's my effort - plenty of rub ons here! All from the poundshop too! Papers are from HOTP Christmas Cardmakers Creative Pack.

DCM Little Extra - Baubles, Bells and Bows

Daring Cardmakers little extra this week was to make a card with Baubles, bells and bows - and here's my effort.

Paper is from HOTP Christmas Cardmakers Creative Pack, stamp is by Dovecraft, ribbon was free with a mag and 3d stickers are of unknown origing (i.e. found them in the bottom of my xmas stash box! LOL)

Scrummy Challenges again!

This weekend saw another 2 challenges over at the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog.

Saturday's challenge was a sketch challenge, and here is my interpretation of the sketch - I flipped it round to incorporate my landscape photo. I used the Basic Grey Mellow kit from SSC, and the letters are from the local pound shop (I do love a bargain!) I so love this photo - cute eh?

And Sunday's challenge was to use doodling on your project. Now, you know sometimes you do a LO and think, yeah I like that, and other times you think WOW - I love it! This is one of those LOs - not sure why but I love it and am so pleased with the way it turned out! I used the 3 bugs in a rug Chalk Garden kit from SSC (and finally finished it up!!) and then doodled 2 frames, and then my journalling around the edge of all the elements with a white gel pen.

Monday, 19 November 2007

CTYD Challenge #17

Ruth set this week's challenge over on the Crop til you Drop blog, and it was our first scraplift! I kept this LO really simple as it's such a beautiful photo, taken at Discovery Cove, Orlando in August 2002 (where have the last 5 years gone?! Don't we both look young!!)

The paper behind the photo is from an old HOTP Personal Shopper kit. The title sums up the day perfectly! The title and chipboard swirl are both by TLC, I inked them first, then covered with diamond glaze for a watery effect. I continued the watery them with the glass bead in the centre of the "O".

Don't forget to check the CTYD blog on Saturday at 6pm - as it's my turn to set the challenge!!

DCM - golden highlights and Di Hickman Nov #2

The dare over at Daring Cardmakers this week was to use gold on your card and the sketch for this one comes from Di Hickman's November #2 sketch.

I used a gold pearlescent card blank and papers and tag from the HOTP Christmas Creative Pack, some organza ribbon and a stamp by A Muse.

Friday, 16 November 2007

Another challenge blog!

I've found another challenge blog called a true friend and it's all about scrapping your pets, which is just perfect for me as I have hundreds of pics of Todd. The current challenge was to scrap some blurry pics -and most of mine are! You see whenever I try to get a nice picture of his face, Todd has to get waaaay too close to the camera!

This is the first LO I've done in a while, been all about the cards recently! For this one I used papers by KI Memories (aptly named Pet Shop!) and Chatterbox, the chipboard is Rusty Pickle and the ribbon is DCWV and random alpha stickers from my stash.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

More Scrummy Challenges!

Here are my entries for last weekend's challenges over at the Scrummy Stash Cafe blog.

Saturday's challenge, set by Theresa, was to use felt and hand-stitching on your card. For this I used the Love Elsie Roxie papers and epoxy stickers. The felt frame was die cut with an Ellison thick cuts die and I stitched around the frame with embrodiery floss. This one also qualifies for Arty Girlz Challenge 9 to use hearts. (get me combining my challenges for the first time!!)

Sunday's challenge was to incorporate a pocket into your project. For this card I used SEI Auntie Gertie's garden papers and a stamp from Penny Black, coloured in with brush markers.

CPS #39

I'm on time this week I think!

This is my take on CPS #39, I flipped the sketch and used papers, rub-ons and chipboard from the Cherry Arte Princess range.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

CTYD Challenge #16

Shary set the challenge this week over on the Crop til you Drop blog and it was to use at least 1 button, 1 bow and 1 brad on your project.

For this card I used Basic Grey Scarlett's letter papers and a Heidi Swapp clear stamp. The button is the flower centre, hidden underneath the bow, and with a brad either side of the stamped greeting.

Don't forget to check the CTYD blog every Saturday at 6pm for a new challenge!

Monday, 12 November 2007

CPS #38 - even though it's late!

Yep, another one I was late blogging - even though I made this card last week! Here's my take on the sketch #38 from CPS. I used the Chalk Garden kit from the Scrummy Stash cafe (and it's nearly all gone - although I'm gonna do my best to squeeze some more cards out yet!!)

Di Hickman card sketch Nov #1

Here's my take on Di's first November sketch, using English Paper Company papers a length of black ric rac and a stamp that I found in the bottom of my Christmas stash box!!

And here's another card using the October #4 sketch - just because I loved this sketch so much! This card uses the SEI Auntie Gertie's garden kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe - just love these papers!!

DCM - Getting Corrugated and little extra

This week's dare over at Daring Cardmaker's was to use corrugated card. The papers are by flair designs and the wire tree clip is by Eco-Africa - chipboard is of unknown origin!! I swept over the corrugated card with a brown chalk ink pad to highlight it.

Now I know I'm late for the little extra, I completed lots of challenges on time last week - just didn't get around to blogging them! LOL

So for the DCM little extra of Snowmen and snowflakes, I produced these 2 cards. The first uses papers from the English Paper Company and the second is Dovecraft papers and my faithful Penny Black Stamp snowman stamp!

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenges

The Scrummy Stash Cafe blog is now up and running and they've got challenges every weekend for a month!

Yesterday's challenge was to use Acetate. For this card I cut an aperture from the card and backed it with acetate. I then added some crystals and a hand cut flower behind the acetate. Then some hand cut flowers, ribbons and buttons to the front.

Today's challenge was to use scallops (not the fishy type you understand!). I used some Bazzill cardstock with an edge, and rubbed some white acrylic around the edges and doodled with a white gel pen. The stamps is by Doodlebug.

Both cards made from the Chalk Garden kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe.

DCM - and CUT!

This week's dare was:

All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.

I've made 2 cards for this dare! Both from the Chalk Garden kit from the Scrummy Stash Cafe. The flower papers are just ideal for handcutting out!

Di Hickman Card Sketch October #5

Di Hickman's latest card sketch is another cracker, and here's my interpretation, yet another Christmas card (and I'm steadily building up a good stock!).

The papers and sticker are by Flair Designs.

CTYD Challenge 15

We had a sketch challenge this week over on the Crop til you Drop blog, set by Charli, and what a fab sketch!

It's been a while since I've done a LO (following the mammoth exercise that was Garry's birthday album) so this was just the kick I needed to get me started again.

The photos are from last Saturday on the Big Cat photoshoot that Garry and I went to. I used Basic Grey Mellow papers (from the Scrummy Stash cafe kit) along with Queen and Co chipboard alphas and Rusty Pickle alpha stamps for the title, various ribbons and a bazzill bling blossom (also from the kit).

Thursday, 1 November 2007

DCM - Wrap it in Ribbon for Christmas

Talk about cutting it fine!!

Here's last Friday's Daring Cardmakers effort - a Christmas card with plenty of ribbon!

The paper is HOTP and the stamp by A Muse. I used a ribbon slot punch around the 3 sides and threaded some spotty lilac organza ribbon all the way around. And then added some ribbon around the sentiment panel and 3 lengths of ribbon tied around the card.