Friday, March 27, 2015

Hats - beautiful hats

This is the first time in ages I've made a card for an actual challenge - I have spent days- too many days sorting through my craft supplies- not just card making stuff  but knitting ,cross stitch , dressmaking - and actually throwing things away. I still have  3 boxes to tackle but I can see the light.

Southern Girls -  challenge 107 - Punching above your weight - I used 3 punches - flowers and butterfly.
Scrapbook Boutique- March challenge - I was inspired by the hats on the cupcakes when making this card.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Saturday - we have a new challenge

We have a new challenge over at Creative Craft Cottage( no 36 )  sponsored by The East Wind who are offering 3 digis of your choice . Our challenge is all about 3 of a kind .I've only added buttons which seem to be the easy option but The East Wind have the most beautiful images and I really didn't want the focus of my card to be anywhere else.

I printed out the flowers twice and gave them a good covering of glossy accents. As always the skin is coloured with Copics and water colour pencils for the rest.
Come and join in the fun to win some fab images but please make sure you follow our blog .

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brown 'n' Blue

The brown card I used is exactly the same chocolate colour as below but the camera flash has made it seem much lighter.

Sorry about the shadows but this pic is only to show the front decoration on the card of hearts and butterflies.

It's all very well making cards with fancy folds but when the light is not very good you end up with lots of shadows. The reverse of the flip flop card has a blue background with a white panel saying 'Happy Anniversary ' - it also has the hearts and butterflies as embellishments .

It really is very gloomy and showery today but I'm not going to complain - we get so little rain here in my part of Tasmania - it's a joy to listen to the gentle pitter patter outside.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A flying Happy Birthday

Welcome to our new challenge at Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 35 - Not quite straight - Pop over to  see what the other teams members have made- If  you would like to join in please make sure you follow our blog.

 Our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis who has a very eclectic mix of designs . I don't often make cards for little boys but loved this image so much I couldn't resist. Once my image was re sized I added the sentiments then used a black pen for the dots. I used water colours to paint him - fancy craft scissors for the blue border - and a star to finish off .

Monday, March 2, 2015

Beccy's Place New Release for March

 It's hard to believe my 6 month stint at Beccy's Place is over - it has been a pleasure to get new sets every month to work with. The up side is that I can join in the challenges again.

A beautiful Easter set that has some lovely sentiments.

This Wish You Well set is my favourite- how cute is the bunny.


Girly sleepovers- perfect invite material.

You can see the full sets for all 3 new releases by going over to Beccy's Place. I have used a mixture of copics for the fleshy bits and water colour pencils for everything else, flowers and a little ribbon and some brads to finish off.