Monday, 25 May 2009

My challenge card

so here's mine, I used a lovely fairy paper for the base which I didn't want to hide with a large circle so I made mine in acetate which I embossed through the CB & edged with stazon ink to difine, the glitter line I did one first which I did wonky so I did another in a long cross over to correct my mistake, this is ultra fine glitter just stuck on a line of DS tape, buttons are from stash, retro ones & the ribbon is from 99p shop, the greeting is stamped onto the ribbon using stazon, the corner is turned down & secured with a dress makers pin. you can find the challenge at Polkadoodles

Challenge card by Margaret

Margaret has used some very bold colours on this one which I love, I like the way you have mirrored the pattern from the circles to the turn down edge.

Challenge card by Gay

here is the card submitted by Gay, I love the use of the rustic buttons on here some wonderful colour grouping on this one

Another great craft day

here is the stands I had at our last craft day, we had one for all the wonderful buys I got in America & the other was all my Stampin Up! kit, once the girls had had a good look at it all I let them play with it, as you know I love to share all my stuff, during the day I highlighted the Lovely as a tree set of stamp these are wonderful stamps & you don't have to just use them on cards, here I have shown them being used on many different mediums, candles, glass, canvas & wood

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Triangle challenge

here is my take on the challenge set on Cricut MB for UK'ers triangles was the mission used the trangle panel from WC which I mounted on a square card so then had to cut in half these are mounted 1 side flush & other is on foam pads to give dimension, used zigzag ribbon in the divide the cream triangle is an off cut from my handbag cards (I was wondering what to do with them bits) & the greeting is from BB.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Embellished Wedding Album

Had a request from a lovely friend's daughter to embellish a wedding album so on my visit to US I found this beautiful oyster 8x8 album & I cut bells from WSC in 3 layers of a hammered matching card stock embossing the middle layer in swiss dots & Our Wedding greeting from WC cut twice then layered slightly off to give definition, I took the photo's in my home made photo light box I made last night am quite pleased with the resulting piccy's but think I need a bigger box! & a better light. did not want to over embellish it.

Bespoke Birthday Card, Phoenix Blue

I had a request from my special friend Lori to make her Daughter a bespoke Birthday card, the design was to incorporate her daughters favourite colour blue & a phoenix a personal symbol to her, she liked the blue valentine card layout I did previously, so with this in mind here is what I created, finished off with a lined box of its own, pictures are a little yellow due to fluorescent light really need to get a photo light box

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Birthday cards

decided to use the whole range of lily-boo's boutique for this set you can find them here I think these are very cute & bubble gummy enjoyed playing with the colouring pens used whisper pens cause that's all I got, had a play with my MS doily punch too this is a great punch one I've wanted for ages

Monday, 11 May 2009

set of notelets

I have a table at a craft day come the end of the month so I thought I'd better get cracking on some stuff, these are a set of stamped images that Kate kindly sent me so I could practise my techniques I have to say I loved doing them & think I will have to invest in this set now they are a set of 6 two of each design, I used Sage Shadow for the mat & the card is from a set I already had the stamped images is from Bloom from the main catalogue & soft summer from the mini catalogue I think they work very well together but now this means I need two set's, I used inks Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & Passion Pink very watered down with an aqua pen, I roller stamped So Swirly jumbo stamp in Certainly Celery on the Sage Shadow matting & I finished off with some organza I found in the $1 bin on holiday

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Black & White challenge

here is my take on the challenge set by the UK CMB thread the circles are the only cricut cuts which I stamped with SU stamp the black patterened paper is a wallpaper sample the greeting is SU stamp & the border is the so swirly roller stamp from SU the scalloped edges are the SU punch & used a few black & white flat backed pearls from stash really rushed this as went through the thread this afternoon catching up & saw the deadline was today! hope you like it

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Did I go shopping!

Got back today lunch time from our family trip to Orlando FL had a wonderful time & just had to get all my shopping stuff together, am totally shattered so no energy to play, must give a really big thank you to TuMadre AKA Sandy who picked me up from Hard Rock Hotel where we were staying & took me shopping, we hit several Micheals & Joann's & Walmart just look at all the wonderful stuff I bought, Sandy even saved some coupons for me so I got some great discounts including a bonus purchase nudge nudge! the Disney carts were on sale at $30 I was like a kid in a sweet shop, If you are going to a foreign place I would highly recommend seeking out a buddy to help you shop this is what I did & it was such a pleasure to meet Sandy I would never of found the shops without her. the holiday was wonderful too although we felt a little out of our league as the hotel was so expensive, was a fantastic prize to win & the whole family had a great time, I really need to get off to bed now