Sunday, May 30, 2010

A little behind

It's Sunday and I am only just getting round to posting my cards.I love making cards but hate doing the inserts and never do them until I need a card.On Thursday our local golf club held a coffee morning to raise funds for the Cancer Council .I decided to lend my support by selling cards and giving 100% of the money to the cause.The patrons were very generous and in a couple of hours I had sold more than 80 cards.It took me a long time to do the inserts but well worth the effort.


For some reason I found this challenge a real b****r. I'm not one for tantrums but days like this make me think I should find another hobby.
365 Cards- day 90- A Recipe - 5x5 card ,3 stamps ,string,fibre or twine, 2 patterned papers and 4 blossoms.

Thinking of You

This is my favourite card this week as it is very simple.I've used a corner stamp at the bottom of the card and cut away the excess, a second stamp was used for the area above the sentiment and a third stamp for the actual sentiment. 365 Cards - day 89 - Courage and Strength .

Bugs ,Oh No !

365 Cards -Day 88 -Insect Frenzy - 3 different bugs -10 in total .I've got lots of butterflies on my paper, a moth and a centipeded .
Colour Throwdown - challenge 94 . Cocoa,Saffron, Olive,Tangerine and Sky Blue .I'm sure all those colours are in my card.

Nature on a Card

365 Cards - Day 87 -All Natural -I've got some skeleton leaves,some twine and a sea shell. My choice was dictated by the paper which I've had for ages and wanted to use. My second choice would have been twigs tied with twine and a star anise.

Almost Pink

This is not a favourite of mine but it does follow the rules for todays challenge at 365 Cards. 365 Cards- Day 86 -Keep it simple - 1 stamped image,1 sentiment and one embellishment.The card is a vey pale pink with a shiny design.

One Cute Bear

I used this image from Sassy Cheryl 's only a couple of weeks ago, to be honest I could make all my cards with this little cutie and just change the colours. 365 Cards -day 85 -Flora & Fauna -a bear and flowers
City Crafter-Week 6 - A Recipe - 1 ribbon,2 papers and 3 flowers.
The Play Date Cafe -challenge 31 - Colours -Lilac,Green ,Brown and Purple
My Time To Craft - challenge 93 -Vivid Colours
Sassy Cheryl's - challenge 13 -Use punches- I've got leaves and flowers.

A simple flower

365 Cards - Day 84 - Super Sketchy Sunday -Use the layout above to create a card.
I've used 3 stamps for my card .The leaves,sentiment and flowers which I stamped and cut out.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Days 77 to 83

I've been AWOL from my blog this week.I have no idea just what I've been doing and why I haven't been card making but here I am now with all 7 cards made yesterday and this afternoon.
They are all for 365 Cards.

Day 77 - Super sketchy Sunday- You can see my stamped diagonal pattern in the background.This is my second attempt at a card using the bird stamp and I'm still not happy with it.

Day 78 - Imagine this- Money - This little piggy bank was my first thought.

Day 79 - Colour scheme ,Light Blue,Dark Blue,Red ,Grey and White.

Day 80 - Keep it to yourself -Friendship , without using a sentiment on the outside of your card.I've tried to make my image look like a shopping bag with a handle across the top and the visa card sticking out.

Day 81 - Setting the scene - A picnic -I think this will be quite a posh affair by the haughty look on her face.

Day 82 - Substitution please - Use a number to replace a word in your greeting.

Day 83 - Four Wheel Drive -This picture also has a couple of spare tyres,just in case.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Little Blue Bear

Just Cute Bears - challenge 17 -Recipe- 3 Brads, 2 Papers and 1 Ribbon. My one ribbon has been threaded through two chip board buttons. How sad is this little bear, even his cherry pie doesn't make him happy.His head and the pie have been printed out twice and raised on sticky pads.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Days 75 & 76 Catch up

Day 76 - Criss Cross .I started off making a trellis fence complete with creepers and flowers,it was flippin awful .This is my second attempt. Day 75 - recipe challenge -2 papers, stripes,ribbon,stamped or digi image,stamped sentiment. "Nothing else" . I didn't read that bit and have added a flower and a heart to hold my ribbon in place, bummer.The Hippo image is from Digi Kitty.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wash Day

How cute is this bear from Sassy Cheryls . I decided less is more with this card .I love the papers and the image so didn't add too much. Last year I was obsessed by buttons this year my love affair is with chalks so all the edges are shaded and soft.

Just Cute Bears - challenge 16 -Multifold Card -Bear + Easel.
The Creative Cottage - challenge 10 - Fancy Folds - Easel Fold
My Time to Craft -challenge 91 -Toooo Cute - They don't get much cuter than this bear.
Sew Many Challenges - challenge 14 - Easel It

Friday, May 14, 2010

Purple ' n ' Green

My friend Jeanne had a birthday last week ,this is the card I made for her. My cutting skills are not brilliant as you can see. I should have tried the pattern out sooner so I could get it just right.
Having said all that it was made with love and that's what counts.

Black and White or Buttons 'n' Bows

I think the clever ladies at 365 Cards had a brain freeze yesterday as we had an easy challenge.Quite simply 4 Buttons and 4 Bows. The black dot in the corner of the flower panel is a gem stone but for all the world it looks like a punched bit.

365 Cards - day 74 - Buttons 'n' Bows

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A New Arrival

Our Creative Corner -challenge 14 -I've used the layout for my card.
365 Cards - day 73 -Tri colour - Use only three colours .Blue,Black and Yellow.
Bee-Crafty -challenge 30 - Something New -Babies,Jobs,a New Home.

Tulips for You

This lovely flower image was a freebie from Fred She Said.My card covers a few challenges.
365 Cards -day 72 - It needs something -Add a little extra touch to an image. My extras are the bow around the bouquet and the three D effect when I printed out parts of the image twice.
Doodle Palace -challenge 38 -A Recipe -3 Buttons, 2 Papers, 1 Ribbon.
City Crafter - challenge 4- Heathers favourite colour Pink with a touch of Green.
Polka Doodles - week 18 - Summer Blossoms.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shades of Gold and Brown

365 Cards - day 70 -Super Sketchy Sunday - This is another one of the lovely new papers I bought on Saturday.The background and the triangles come from the same double sided sheet. These papers have great names 'Madrid Matador Garden' and 'Madrid Afternoon Siesta'.

Roaring Twenties

It's Wednesday already and this is my first post of the week,do I have some catching up to do.Some of my cards are ready to post,others just ideas. By the end of the day I should have it all done. Her face is bit pale on the photos but the card looks OK. The edges of the collar on her jacket have been shaded pale pink but that doesn't show either.

The Play Date Cafe -challenge 28 - A colour combo of Grey ,Pink ,Black and White or Cream.
The Shabby Tea Room - week 9 - Chipboard . My CHIC fits the bill.
365 Cards -day 71 -Do That Decade - The 1920's .I think along with cloche hats this style was also in vogue.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

3 Day Catch Up at 365 Cards

Day 67 - 3 L's - Lace,Love,Leaf. My flower is so shabby it's not chic any more.It looks as if I've been sitting on it.

Day 68 - 3 C's - Circle,Cross Stitch and the colour Cream. I've got Cream, Orange and Gold , an unusual combination but I quite like it.

Day 69 - 3 T's -Twine, Triangle , Tree. I went to my local craft shop yesterday and bought some beautiful double sided papers. I've used one of them above and will try and use the others this week. The colours are stunning and they have fab names.This one is called Polynesian Garden.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hearts a flutter.

Well , this must be a record for me, 4 cards in one day and it's only 4.00 in the afternoon.At this rate I could make another 4 before bedtime.For the moment I am up to date with the 365 Cards challenges. You need to look very closely at the heart in the top picture and you will see I've cut two wing shapes from acetate and used white glitter around the edges.
365 Cards - Day 66 -The 3 W's - White space, White and Wings. I've stamped the background with a white stamp pad and embossed with clear powder.

Who doesn't love shoes

I'm making this official here in my little Blog world, "Happy Shoesday".How can we not celebrate the things which give so much pleasure and often pain .The not so humble shoe. 365 Cards -Day 65 - The 3 A's - Alpha Stickers -An Arc shape and an Anniversary.I got to use my favourite corner stamp , made an arc with punched flowers and made a new anniversary.
It took me a while to cut up stickers for my Shoesday sentiment but worth the effort.

Fit for a Princess

I've used embosssing both dry and with a stamp for this card.
365 Cards -Day 64 - The 3 F's -Fringing,Fairy Story and Favourite Colour .My Fairy Story is Cinderella ,this dress is just right for a ball. I didn't have a long length of fringing in the right colour so I fringed a piece of white ribbon on the corner under the pink flowers. Pinks and shades of Purple appear on lots of my cards so I suppose I must like them.
The Shabby Tea Room - Week 8 - Get your Bling On . The borders ,the corner stamp and the dress all have glitter on them. Subtle but it is there.
Craft Your Passion - challenge 4 - Embossing -I used a couple of brass stencils to hand emboss the dress.

Retail Therapy

365 Cards -Day 63 -Super Sketchy Sunday- A layout to follow.I've added a little extra as my sewing machine decide to play silly and mess up the start of each row.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Love is a piece if cake

Well, after the rain yesterday it's back to blue skies and sunshine, the colours of my card.
This little cutie has bitten off more than he can chew and has a mouth full of yummy cake.My card covers these challenges ,
Our Creative Corner - challenge 13 .I've used the layout sketch for my card.
Rosie- D's - challenge 70 -Soo Yummy -A card with cake ,fruit or chocolate.
Digital Tuesday- challenge 57 - A Toast To You - Food or Drink
The Creative Cottage - challenge 9 - Food or Drink

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Christmas Bear

Sorry about the quality of the photos,it's a bit grey and gloomy here in Tassie today.The flash keeps going off and affecting the colours.

This is my first easel card and I'm quite pleased with the results.This card covers a few challenges.
City Crafter - Week 2- Make an Easel card.
Just Cute Bears - Challenge 15 - Buttons 'n' Bows
Digi Doodle- Challenge 5 -Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 58 - Make an Easel Card

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Two for Sunday

365 Cards - Day 61 - Circles 3 Ways- Bicycle Wheels,Round stamps in the corners and a round sentiment.It's all a bit pale and washed out looking,not my usual style but I quite like it.

365 Cards- Day 62 - Look Who's Talking-Use a speech bubble on your card.My little bird has been printed out twice for a 3D effect.