Friday, September 23, 2011

Not just distressed,almost suicidal

The light is a bit better now so I've taken another pic of my card.

My take on the Papercraft Star sketch above -challenge 63.

The Crafty Pad - challenge 139 - Diamonds are a girls best friend. Diamonds come in many colours ,mine are lilac.I love the addition of the gems,they lift an otherwise very dull colour scheme.

I think I got carried away with the distressing (my card is suicidal). I quite like the colour combination ,brown and lilac are not usually used together.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Blue Bird Birthday

I'm always tempted to add lots of extras but this little birdie from Momma MC designs is just fine on his own.

Crafts 4 Eternity - challenge 37 -Recipe = Leaves,Birds,Glitter.
Creative Craft challenges - Buttons and Bling .
Top Tip Tuesday - challenge 51 -A card for kids .

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pretty in Pink

The cute image is from Meljiens which I did with water colours,the paper is Petit from Rasberry.

Crafting for all Seasons - challenge 9 -Birthdays .

Sadly this the last challenge over at Fuzzy Wuzzy and theme is Pink as the main colour.

Dutch Dare Card Challenge 130 ,Monochromatic challenge.

Friday, September 16, 2011

A quick card

I've called this a quick card when it was anything but quick. The only thought I had was to use purple,grey and white.The top boarder and heart were hand cut ,the little flower made with lots of scrunched up circles of paper.Music stamp from Ippity,birdcage from Kaisercraft.Purple paper is a drawer liner .Ribbon,lace and buttons from my stash.
Crafts and Me -challenge 52 -Add a Heart
Papercraft Star -challenge 62 -Anything goes .

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Birthday Butterfly

My TOP TIP for TTT is all about being lazy ,I love to have all my stuff close by when I'm crafting. I store all my scissors on this old mug tree which sits on my craft table.My card continues the Birthday theme which you can see at the bottom of this post.

This sketch is from Card and a Half challenge 4 and my take on it is shown below.Big hugs to Helen and the boys.

It's been over a week since I was last here , a bad sinus infection wiped me out (the most painful thing I've ever had).My face is still tender and my head is fuzzy .

These are my favourite colours at the moment and I just love all the stuff from Graphic45 (butterfly tag ).

Monday, September 5, 2011

My version of Steampunk

I've used a mix of Graphic45 stuff along with hand cut mannequin,star and some chain from an old necklace.

Papercraft Star - challenge 60 -Steampunk - I'm not really sure what defines Steampunk , I've tried to add the right elements and make my card colourful and feminine .Does it work ,I'm not sure .Anyhoo this is for Jan .

The Crafty Pad - challenge 137 - Blue and Brown - The Crafty Pad have just released some new stuff and guess what, Steampunk is the theme,pity I didn't have some to make my card.

Spring has certainly arrived with some beautiful warm sunny days ,our house hunting is on a go slow at the moment ,we only looked at one house on Saturday.The property had fantastic city views but this comes at a price,to get the garbage to street level for collection I would need oxygen to get up there and for a quick descent a tin tray to slide back down.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Quick cards for men

Both of these cards were made using wrapping paper. If you have a little spare paper after the gift is wrapped then make a matching card.The shirts and the cars were raised on sticky dots.