Sunday, 27 July 2008

2 sketches 4 you challenge

OK it's not very often I go into fits of laughter when I'm making a card, but I must confess when I was making this card my OH thought my head was cut. As it's my younger brothers birthday soon, I decided to use Kazan's sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you to make his card. Now there is something you need to know about my wee bro, he is 5 years younger than me but he is 6' 2" and looks down at me and thinks that because he is taller he is older, so hence the card. I love the decoupage on this card its from a company called Little Adventures and they have some different images. Anyway, I picked this image because the character has a beard, and as you can see from the picture of my brother there are similarities there ........... oh he is going to kill me!!!!! Even got his knobbly knees!!!!!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

My 1st Penny Black challenge

Well I recently purchased some Penny Black images as I wanted to enter their new challenge blog. This is my 1st entry and I'm rather chuffed with it. The challenge over on Penny Black this week was "let it snow" theme, and as I am rather stressed out at the minute with the kids being of on school holiday, I decided to make a card for my hubby, that him and I can go and hibernate ALONE ..... don't think this will happen some how. On the image I used my cosmic shimmers to colour in the umbrella and the pressies, water coloured the hedgehogs themselves and used a clear shimmer glitter for the snow effect, if you look closely enough they have even got snow on their spines (so cute). I also used some funky fibers, punched snowflakes, some heart punches and lastly my letters using my cricut expression. Hope you like my card as I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Any comments are gratefully appreciated. Karen

The time is 04:05

and my body clock is completely up the left. Sorry I haven't been about as few weeks, with various things going on in my life at the minute I couldn't find any time to craft, I know a deadly sin to a crafter but it's just the way it goes with me sometimes. Anyway I hope to get back to my normal craft self very soon, once I get my clock sorted. Think I need new batteries, does anybody know where I can buy some??????????????????

Monday, 7 July 2008

And the Winner Is ....................

please email me your postal address, thanks
A BIG THANK YOU for everybody taking part in my blog candy give away. I had great fun reading all about your school memories, some made me laugh, others cry...........
It's a real good feeling when you know so many people out there in this big old world, come to my little blog and comment on my cards, it's just brilliant :-)
If you didn't win this time, don't blame me, blame Kelsey as she was the one who picked out the name, but I hope to be giving away some more candy for my 100th post which will be pretty soon, I hope. Until then, happy crafting everyone xoxox

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Magnolia Challenge sketch

This is the sketch for this weeks Magnolia Challenge blog. Another great sketch to work of this week. As I had an order to make a card for a young man who is due to come back from his around the world trip "lucky for some to have the opportunity" I decided to use this sketch. I inked up my wee Edwin and cut off his wings (sorry) painted his using my new cosmic shimmer paints and layered up his orange bits of his jumper and jeans. Cut of the balloon and put proper wire as the string to give some more dimension. Layered the image onto some textured card and mounted onto some travel pages which were in a DCWV text prints stack. Next I used some bright orange ribbon down the side and across the bottom, with some more paper I cut a scalloped circle and ordinary circle using my cricut accent essentials cartridge, "Just Arrived" rub on and a brad in the center of the sentiment. Lastly I had some button on a travel theme that I mounted onto the ribbon. Rounded of the corner to give some more focus onto the card. The base card itself is a pearly green. Really happy with this card and my customer was delighted with it. Just hope her son likes it when he comes home next week, he will notice a big difference in the weather.

2sketches4you challenge

Hi there, over at 2sketches4you Laura has drawn this sketch for her challenge this week. I thought long and hard about this card as I wanted to use some of my new goodies that I bought with Mum on Monday in Belfast. So this is my finished result. I inked up some pink/brown paper that I bought recently at The Papermill (they have some fab colours at the mo) as my base card, next I "bubbled" some pink card using my new texture tiny bubbles plate for my cuttlebug. Stamped onto the pink card with pink embossing powder the text "It's your day ... spoil yourself Silly!" which was in my new Penny Black Bubbly stamps, put some ribbon around the card and stuck on some pearly flower sequins. For the image itself I used my new cat in the bath stamp that was in the Penny Black stamps that I bought, painted the bath with cosmic shimmer, colour the images in using whisper water coloured pens and for the bubbles I used the clear Sakura stardust pen. Did you notice the cat is drinking pink champagne? Very posh! Just to add a little more dimension to the image I decoupaged the little mouse and had him bathing in grapes as something a bit different. Inked the edges of the whole image using chalk cat eyes. I am really really happy with the finished card and as it's my Great Aunts birthday soon, I will be giving her this card and I know she will just love it :-)

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