Monday, 31 May 2010
Ooh this is such fun trying to do cards for multiple challenges :O) Heres my latest
I used a green card blank. I then distressed a piece of blue and green cardstock and layered them. The image was stamped for me by the lovely Dragonllew. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and then used stickles on the wings and glossy accents on the shoes and butterfly wings. The flower was made by using a strip that was 11.5 inches x1.5 inches. I scored every 1cm and then folded to make a fan shape. Joining the 2 ends with double sided tape. I had to attach this to a circle of card so that it would sit flat. I then used my nesties to cut a circle of green paper which was distressed and a scalloped circle in patterened card. A blue button was added to look as if it was the centre of the flower.
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Secret Crafter : Challenge # 85 Buttons and Blooms
Totally Gorjuss : Challenge 32 Wings
C.R.A.F.T. :Challenge 52 Blue and Green
Creative Inspirations : Challenge #62 Distressed
Cute cards thursday : Challenge #114 No designer papers
Crafts and me challenge #5 distressed
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Oh my !! What an exciting day !!!
Ive made top 3 at Incy Wincy again :o) Heres the card i made, that now lives with ScattyJan.
Its such a HUGE confidence boost to win something like this, especially when there was 68 other cards there.
Well being on the DT over at Creative Craft World has opened a few firsts doors for me.
When i originally started 'playing' with paper. I was hoping to start scrapbooking. I bought papers and had ideas. But didnt seem to manage to do anything further. I then started creating cards and forgot about the pages that i had so lovingly wanted to put together.
When Lou said that our challenge would be to create a layout, i think i must of turned a funny shade of white !! Heavy breathing must of set in too LOL.
All that aside i set to work and here it is. Choccys 1st layout :o) A page just for my dad.
I used a strip of a full sheet of Cherry arte Arcade. Alien invasion. I loved this paper and somehow wanted to incorperate it into my design. I cut it using my Purple cow cutter with a scalloped blade so it would blend in a little.
I searched for 2 photographs that had photos of my dad and tried to think of a title for my layout.
So that the photographs were able to hide some journalling i made a pocket at the back of them. But backing the photo in Bazzill Basics Yukon Gold ( as it matched the background sheet i chose with a few stars on it.) I then used plain white onto that to make a pocket. I cut tags using my cricut and used ribbon from my stash to be able to remove the tag.
I then used my cricut to do some of my title,part was wrote by hand using a white Inkessentials pen.
Making the page appear as if it was split into 3 gave me the correct feel for 2 photos and my title. So i split sections 2/3 off with navy ribbon from my stash.
Space rockets and UFOs were cut using my Quickutz dies. I used my white pen to doodle 'flying/movement' lines underneath the rocket and ufo's.
So thats it now ive started .... hopefully . There will be no stopping me ;o)
I hope you enjoy looking at my 1st layout as much as i enjoyed making it.
Friday, 28 May 2010
As some of my friends know i really really dont like mouse tails. But i love House Mouse stamps LOL. Well here is a picture of the first stamp i have bought of a mouse !!! ( notice you cant see its tail ? hehe)
I coloured mudpie using my Promarkers and then used Glossy accents on certain clover leaves and on the flowers. I also used my Promarkers to colour the white Prima e-line flower. Nesties labels 4 were used to cut my sentiment.Which was stamped with my Personal impressions 'big sentiments stamps. I added 3 green gems and punched leaves using my Nellie Sneddon punch. The backing paper i used was Basic Grey 'Green at heart'.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Creative Card Crew challenge #51 colour combo.. Pink and green
Passion for ProMarkers week 53 anniversary week... anything goes.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Its not very often at all that i make a card to fit multiple challenges. I often make a card then look to see if theres any challenges for it. I decided to have abit of a change this time and i really think it worked. It was such great fun to make too. I cant believe ive managed to fit it into 7 challenges !! Yay me !!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Cowgirls Sunday Stamping challenge #2 Red, Black and White. The colours speak for themselves
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #43 Button up. I handmade my buttons as i didnt have any colours that matched in. They were punched from Basic Grey paper. I even made the thread from a slim strip of card.
One Stitch at a Time challenge #14 Furry Friends. Ok so a dragon isnt very furry but it sure looks friendly so i am sure it wouldnt mind a cuddle ;o)
Quixotic Challenges # 27 Emboss it. The black card was embossed using my mesh folder and cuttlebug.
Cards for Men Challenge # 11 Good Luck
Basic Grey Week 20 Punch it. I used my nesties to punch the rounds for the buttons. I also used my Martha stewart around the page punch. The buttons that i punched are from Basic Grey papers, Sugar Rush.
Secret Crafter Saturday challenge # 84 No Patterened paper.
Friday, 21 May 2010
Heres the prize and gorgeous card that i received from Debbie ( Paddingtondoo ). For doing so well in her Blooming Brilliant 'B' card :O) Thankyou so much Padster i cant wait to have a play xx
Heres the card that i received from the lovely ( Rainmac ) Sarah. Its such an absolutely gorgeous distressed card, its gorgeous and the Bling is beautiful. Thankyou so much xx
Now Sarah ( Rainmac) appologised for me having her in both the card and ATC swap. Now i was over the moon :O) I love Sarahs work and i think its an honour to own some. Thankyou again Sarah its gorgeous xx
Thursday, 20 May 2010
The theme over at Passion for Promarkers is Fantasy or Mythology. How exciting when i have just had a new stamp called Rain dragon :o)
I backed my stamped image in a light blue paper that has been cuttlebugged with my mesh folder. I thought it looked abit like a dragons scaley skin. The stamped image was then cut with my nestie circle and then i used a darker paper that matched the dragon for my scalloped circle.
I made his wings sparkly with stickles and used glossy accents for the rain and puddle. The happy birthday was stamped onto another nestie cut piece of card and then i added a few gems.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
When i very first saw this Mo Manning digi print i fell in love with it. Jack and Ginger are such a testiment to love. Their holding of hands and him surprising her with a bunch of flowers. Awwww so sweet !! Anyway i disappeared off then to a happy place ;O)
I coloured this image using my Promarkers. I used glossy accents on the flowers and Gingers 'Groooovy' handbag.The flowers were white e-line Primas that i coloured. Leaves were punched with my Nellie Snedden punch.
I used a square card blank backed in a brown and cream paper, i wanted to give an 'old' feel to the card.I added abit of brown ribbon since Ginger had her pretty best hat on .Im sure there must of been a ribbon or two on her hat ;o)
This card just shouted to me ' Young Love' now since im not young anymore... Its a blast from the past LOL
I would like to enter the card in Incy Wincys challenge #42 where the theme is blast from the past.
This card is one that i made ....just because !
I used a white card blank, with a smaller piece of basic grey red paper and then added a black butterfly and swirly leaf embellishment. The two embellishments were what i have cut using my Marianne designs dies on my cuttlebug. I added a few gems to give it abit of glitz. The stamped 'just because' i stamped directly onto the card using memento ink. I wanted it to appear soft and not stand out too much. I think i achieved the effect that i wanted.
I would like to add my card to the following challenge :
Magical Crafts Challenge #15
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Heres my interpretation of Music ;o)
I used my Allegro cuttlebug embossing folder and made a background. The stamped image is from Funky kits its called Rock idol. Isnt he sooo cute ? I added glossy accents to his sunglasses so they looked like real glass. I also put some on his guitar so it looked nice and polished.
The musical note is a quickutz die that ive had a while but not used and so was the ribbon...
I think he looks Rocktastic !!!
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Incy Wincy Designs challenge #41
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Thursday, 6 May 2010
'It never rains but it pours'
This was what i wrote inside as my message to my dear friend Tammy.
Rainmac ( Sarah ) suggested that we did a challenge on MSE. A card for Rusty, so heres the card i sent her. Yes its one that i had made for a DT card BUT. What i wrote inside was so apt.. As she just seems to be having one thing after another,hense it never rains it pours ( Rain on the card )
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
The first challenge over at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge is to make a card for Mothers Day or Spring. Well since we have had Mothers Day,here in the UK. I opted to make a spring card.
My fellow teamie from Creative Craft World is a member of the Design Team here. So i wanted to show my support :o) (**waves** to Sarah)
The image is a stitchy bear stamp digi download called lil' angel. She has been coloured with Promarkers and has had stickles added so they glittered,her halo has glossy accents.
The flowers are e-line Primas that have been coloured with Promarkers. The leaves were punched with my Nellie Snedden punch. I added white satin ribbon and baby pink organza ribbon to the stamped area of the card. Then popped on 2 baby pink gems, just for added 'bling'.
Heres my entry for our MSE challenge which was set this time by Padingtondoo. It was to make a 3 'b' card. With an extra challenge to include as many B's as possible...... Weeeeell Choccy loves a challenge ;o)
So my 3 'b' s are Blue. Beige and Bow
Heres my extra challenge ;o) 2 b or not 2 b ( as ive nicknamed it )
I started with a blue card blank. Backed onto MME paper in beige,brown and blue. That was then backed onto Beige Bazzil Basics.
The image is one from Penny Black. Showing a big black cat relaxing in a beige,brown, burgundy and blue bra or boob brace as i often call them. It hangs onto a bright red washing line with big brown pegs. Theres also a pair of big beige, brown and blue briefs and burgundy and blue briefs.
The bright orange and bright green butterflies have been blinged up using stickles. Ive added a burgundy bow to the card so that it matches the burgundy bow on the bra. Black 'bling' gems were added to the image and blue 'bling' gems were added to the card.
As the image was one of an outside scene i added 4 blooms to my card. These were from my stash and included. A beige bloom with brown bling. A brown bloom with blue bling. A blue bloom with brown bling and a blue bloom with blue bling. I then added a big blue butterfly so that it tied in wit the garden theme and the bling butterflies. I finally added 3 blue brads to the top of the card and doodled a bright buzzy bee around the blooms.
So thats it my B card with the description of the card that include 72 b's Well words beginning with b that are included in the card:o) LOL
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010
My friend had asked me to make a card for her mums birthday. So heres the card i made. Its deffinately not square ;O)
I decorated the card with MME paper and ivory stardream card.
I used ivory ribbon wrapped around the handle and added abit of bling to the 'clasp'
The MUM was cut using my sizzix dies.
The flowers were Prima e-line white ones that i coloured using my Promarkers.
I had great fun decorating this card, it was more time consuming than i thought it would be. But i think that the overall finished card was worth the effort.
I would like to enter this card into C.R.A.F.T. 's challenge #48
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Since a dear friend of mine Rainmac ( Sarah ) has taken a well deserved place on the DT team. I decided i wanted to show my support by taking part in these challenges as regularly as my time made me able.
So heres my entry to Challenge #14 the first challenge that Sarah has been part of the DT team.
I used a scalloped card blank
Backing papers were Basic Grey
The sweet pea image was sent to me, by a fellow Creative Craft World DT teamie ,Sarah.
The flowers were Prima e line coloured in Promarkers as was the image
Swirls were cut with my sizzix die.
Card candy was used for the flowers centers and gems taken from my stash.
I would like to enter this card in the Magical Crafts challenge # 14