Hello, sorry I've been absent for so long again - vertigo playing up. My share for today is a very simple scrapbook layout, done in Craft Artist. The image is of my three daughters taken on the youngest's Wedding Day back in 2000. The background, flower, ribbon and pearl are all from a scrapbook kit by CraftyAnn - Cream Dream. The frame is another CraftyAnn piece this is from her metallic range, I changed the colour to match the cream flower. The brown backing paper with the faux stitched heart is from Nitwits.
Good afternoon. I got back from my holiday last Saturday morning, but what with all the housey stuff that needed doing after leaving my OH home alone for two weeks this is the first day I have had time to have a play.
My card is for my neighbour's Great-Grandson Rylee. Granddad is a collector of die cast lorries and Rylee has caught the bug. I didn't have any stamps or images of lorries so I asked my good friend Ann of Crafty Ann's Digi Shop if she could draw me one. This is the result and it is available from her shop. I took the image into Craft Artist and played around with text so that I could personalise the lorry, then printed it and coloured with a red Promarker and some grey Spectrum Noir pens. The backing paper is from Cuddly Buddly which I again took into Craft Artist to change the colour to match the text. I have gone with the red and white theme because Rylee's birthday present is a red lorry. The red is much darker in real life and not pink as it appears in the pic.
That's it, I have just packed all of my craft stuff away and can now see my dining table lol. I am not going away until Wednesday, but have got a lot to do in the house before I can go away, so I had to pack up today.
I have two cards to share today and they are both for this week's Less is More Challenge - Take Three Challenges.
Week2 - A Flower or a Tree; Week 6 - Off The Edge; Week 54 - Stripes. Stamped with Big n Juicy Hydrangea, the border is from a Dimension Fourth Art Deco stamp set, my favourite Agapanthus from Stampendous and as usual I have no idea about the sentiment stamp.
Wee12- Off Centre; Week 34 - Sketch; Week 35 - Colour of your Eyes. The image is a free cover stamp from Craft Stamper, the sentiment is Papermania, all stamped with Momento Rich Cocoa, the brown matting is from my scrap box
The first card was a second card I made for the Stripes challenge but never got around to posting it.
As for the other 5 challenges that I have used, these were challenges I missed whilst on holiday.
I hope you like my cards and many thanks for visiting and for any comments you might wish to make.
Good evening everyone. I am still here but have been busy doing other things and not had much time to blog new cards. I have to get all of my April cards sorted because I am away next week until the middle of the month. This is one that is needed for the 2nd of April, and it fits Rainbow Lady's Challenge - House and Home. The image is from Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia cd, the backing paper is Nitwits, the embossed strip is from my offcuts box and the sentiment is computer generated
Good Morning, my card to share today is the one I gave to my Mum for Mother's Day. The image is decoupaged and from theLa Pashe CD, The Big One and is in the Labled With Love Section, the prints are designed to work with some of the Spellbinders Label Sets. The backing paper is Cuddly Buddly, the flowers, gems and offset card all come from my stash, the corners were cut with a Cuttlebug die, and the sentiment was computer generated. I am entering my card into this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - Spots and Dots. The pattern on the backing paper is made up with lots of individual dots, but they don't show up very well.
Thank you so much for your visit today, and many thanks for any comments you may wish to make. I love to read them
Good Afternoon, it's horrible here today, torrential rain and the wind is picking up as well, just the sort of day to stay in and craft. Trouble is the lighting is atrocious for taking photos in, even Picassa hasn't been able to improve this pic today.
My card to share today is for this week's Less is More Challenge, Week 50 - Masking. My images are all from an unmounted plate by Chocolate Baroque, coloured with Promarkers and matted onto a scrap of dark brown card from my offcuts basket. The sentiment is from a clear set and, as usual, I don't know who the manufacturer is.
Good Morning all, my card for today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge - St Patrick's Day. As I have no need of a St Patrick's or even Irish Themed card I played with Serif Craft Artist yesterday and made this digital piece.
I started by turning a Nitwits Kit - A Bit O' Blarney and turned it into a scrapbook kit and this is the basis of my piece. I used some of the various filters in the programme to make it look a bit more 'real'.
I hope you like it and many thanks for visiting today. Please leave me a comment as I would love to know what you think of this piece
Good Evening, my card to share today is for a young rugby fan and player. The image is from Just Inklined's The Next Big Thing cd and is a ready coloured image. The flag is from a Scottish Clear Stamp Set by Woodware, the backing paper is a freebee from the very talented Jak Heath, I finished off with some card candy and a computer generated personalisation.
Good Afternoon, my card to share today is for this week's CD Sunday Challenge - From Me To You. It is a card for my best customer, Norman, to give to his Mam on her 80th Birthday. The backing paper is from Sharon Duncan's Embossibilites Elegance cd and the decoupaged image is from The Big One cd.. The rose embellishment was sprayed with Gold Spray & Sparkle, the ribbon is from my stash, the numbers were cut with aCuttlebug Alphabet and the sentiment is computer generated.
Thank you so much for visiting today and sorry I have not been around much recently.
Good Afternoon, my card to share today is for this week's challenge over at CD Sunday - Imagine. The image and backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Dreams. The punched border came from my scrap box. The sentiment is computer generated and the gems came from my stash.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for your visit
Good Afternoon, it's a beautiful sunny day here in the Northern Isles and it's quite warm too. My card to share today is the one I made for my eldest daughters 40th birthday today. The image is from a Kanban Set - jasper and coloured with promarkers, the backing paper is a pale yellow polka dot that I have inked with Dried Marigold DI then overstamped with small images from the same stamp set. The yellow cardstock came from my stash and did the flower and ribbon. The sentiment is computer generated and the number is a Cuttlebug Alphabet.
I followed Sketch No 82 from Sketch and Stash, the new element is the stamps and neglected is the backing paper, I have had it for ages. I am also entering my card into this week's Make it Monday
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting today
Good Evening all, I have actually managed to get my Less is More card made on the first day of the challenge this week. Chrissie and Mandi have asked us to use Neutral Colours this week. My base card is Brown Tapestry, I have used Cream Tapestry card for the butterfly and sentiment. The butterfly is a Cuttlebug Die and matching embossing folder. The ribbon and gold beads are from my stash and the sentiment in computer generated.
Many thanks for your visit today and I would be delighted if you leave me a comment
Good Afternoon, sorry I've not been around for a few days again but my mojo seems to have departed and I'm struggling to get motivated about anything at the moment. It's my eldest daughters 40th next Monday and I have got absolutely no idea about her card, which needs to be in the post by tomorrow at the latest.
I have just thrown this card together for this week's Less is More Challenge which this week is Don't Scrap It - use up some of our offcuts and snippets. The sentiment image is from Papermania, coloured with Promarkers, all of the cardstock, including the card itself has come from scrap boxes, the ribbon I found at the bottome of my ribbon box.
Good Afternoon, it a lovely sunny day here but, the wind is awful and apparentally going to get even stronger. My card to share today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Dogs, in recognition of Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. My image is a digi stamp from the new cd from Just Inlined - The Next Big Thing. There a masses of digi stamps on this cd plus a fair bit of other goodies too. I'm not particularly good at colouring and have always found animals the most difficult. I have used Promarkers with the fine nibs attached and just drawn lots of little thin lines all over the image with three different colours. The backing paper is Cuddly Buddley the green and yellow card is Papermania, I stamped Happy Birthday onto the envelope, finished off with Card Candy and the sentiment is computer generated.
Good Afternoon, well I have had another go at a Tag for DragonsDream Tag it On this week, where the theme is from the book Birdsong. I've not read this one, so I have just gone for the Bird. I coloured the tag with Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint Distress Ink, the sentiment, flowers and bird are all Chocolate Baroque stamps and the group of birds is a Clarity Stamp. I am not really sure about this, think I should have used a lighter ink for the reeds, flowers and bull rushes. I coloured the bird with Promarkers
Well I must be feeling better as I'm back with a second card today. That's the first time I have made more than one card in day since last year. This one is for the CD Sunday Challenge - Wings and Legs. The image and backing paper are from Debbi Moore's Garden Fairies CD, I put some Stickles Stardust on the wings, the flower was made with my Spellbinders Daisy Die, the sentment was stamped and the ribbon from my stash.
Good Afternoon, sorry I've not been around much this week, the dizzy spells have been quite bad again. But, I finally got my ENT appointment yesterday. The clinic was running very late, I had to wait an hour, but it was worth it. I got to see the consultant and he diagnosed Positional Vertigo and did the Eply Maneuver three times, it worked really well and I feel better today than I have been feeling since Christmas. I may have to go to Aberdeen to have this done again, because the ENT people only come to the islands once every two or three months, but it will be worth it.
Any hoo, on to my card. This is for the challenge at Less is More, which this week is to use our punches and die cuts. I have used circle nesties and the lovely new Memory Box heart dies. I bought these because I have been asked to make some wedding samples and I thought this heart set would be quite good for that. The backing card is Papermania Shimmer, the sentiment is from a Woodware Clear wedding set and cut with Spellbinders Just Rite Sentiment tags. I think this is the first card since Christmas that I have managed to make without any snags at all.
I am also entering my card into this week's Make it Monday Challenge, I was thrilled to bits that my Damsel Fly card was picked as feature entry of the week for last week's challenge.
Thank you some much for visiting and leaving me such lovely comments, they really do mean so much
Good Afternoon, my card to share today is for Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Bold and Bright. The image is from Debbi Moore's Medieval Magic CD, the backing paper is from a goody box I got from Chocolate Baroque ages ago and I have made the flower using Papermania card and a Spellbinder's Die - Daisy finished off with a little flower gem from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated. The card is for my Step-Granddaughter who is going to be 16 next week.
Good Afternoon, my card to share today is for my daughter's Goddaughter who is going to be 11 going on 19. So cute would not be acceptable at all and I also left the number off!! So, I decided to go with bright and glittery, the backing paper is from a cover gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft, the corner image is another cover gift from the same mag coloured with Promarkers, the Damsel Fly is a Clarity stamp. I stamped it twice, once onto white card, then onto sticky back acetate, and covered the back with cerise glitter from Debbi Moore, I think you can just about see the glitter in the pic. The sentiment is computer generated to which I added a shrink plastic version of the damsel fly.
Good Afternoon, my card for today is for this weeks CD Sunday Challenge - L is for.... My take on this is L for Light, L is for Layers and possibly L for Love, this isn't too apparent, but the image does say 'To Someone Special' and the card is for a customer to give his girlfriend. I have used an image and matching backing papers from Debbi Moore's Fire Goddess CD, which came free with her January Magazine. It has some beautiful images on it, including a fabulous tiger. The layered backing card is Coredinations, the roses and gems are from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.
I actually made this card for last weeks A La Mode Challenge, but decided it didn't really fit the bill. Hence I am quick off the mark with my entry lol.
Good Afternoon, well it's Less is More day again and, as usual my white scrap box has filled up nicely again as it is time for a One Layer Card - this time with Stripes. I found a couple of border stamps with just two vertical lines on them in a Dimension Fourth Art Deco set of stamps. I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but kept getting the stripes wrong. Anyhow, I ended up with this card, apart from the stripes I used a Clarity Alium stamp, a small sentiment stamp and some black velvet ribbon which I received at Christmas as part of a Secret Santa gift. I am not at all happy with this, cos I haven't placed the alium properly, the stripes aren't very even and the sentiment is slightly squint. The silly thing is that when practicing the stripes they always worked perfectly!! I have a couple of new ideas floating around so I might be back with another card.
Good Evening, I am really late today but all the things I tried to do this morning went in the bin, so decided to have another play this evening. My card is a very clean and simple one for Rainbow Lady's Challenage - Have a Heart. I decided to make a card for my box that would be good for a wedding or engagement at some point.
The image is Chocolate Baroque stamped and embossed with Wow embossing powder, matted onto a piece of gold mirri from my scrap box and finished off with some organza ribbon and little gold pearls.
Thank very much for visiting, please feel free to leave a comment. I do so love reading them
Hi Folks, my share today isn't a card - I've jumped out of my comfort zone and had a play with a tag for DragonsDream TIO Challenge - Time, from the book The Time Traveller's Wife. The card I have used to make the tag is from a play session I had the other day with Distress Stains, as shown in this month's Craft Stamper. The clock image is the cover free stamp from an earlier copy of the magazine, the sentiment is from Clarity the flowers and gem are from my stash and the little parcel is an offcut from the original bit of card. I coloured the ribbon to match.
Thanks for taking the time to visit me today, I am really not sure about this piece as I am very new to inking techniques and am never quite sure if I have pulled it off or not. Sorry about the pic but my camera and computer don't want to talk to each other, think I need a new cable, so have used my phone to take this one.
Good Morning, I'm struggling a bit at the moment with challenge cards because a lot of them require a Valentines or Love theme. I have already made the only Valentine card that I need for this year, luckily I need a Wedding Anniversary Card. The image and backing paper are from the Love Section on Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Dreams CD, I do love this cd. The matting card, flower and heart shaped hat pins are all from my stash, the sentiment is computer generated.
I am entering my card into two challenges hosted by CraftyAnn and Joanna Sheen,
Both challenges are Love Is The Air.
I hope you like my card and many thanks for visiting today
Good Afternoon, my card to share today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge, which this week is Wear Red Day. The image is from Debbi Moore's New York CD, the bp is from my scrap box but I am sure that is a Debbi Moore one as well. The shoes are from a Creative Expressions unmounted plate stamped with Momento onto a piece of scrap card from my white box, the sentiment is computer generated.
Good Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and warm. Today's card is for this week's challenge over at Less is More.
For our first Anniversary we are back to a repeat of our inaugural challenge which for the first Saturday of the month is colour... and this time we have chosen
The image is from Clarity, stamped with Momento and coloured with Promarkers. As you can see I have been inking again, I did this with Adirondack Aqua and my trusty inkdusters. I have added Waterfall Stickles on all of the bubbles and dotted some of it round the mermaid's tail. I coloured the ribbon with the Aqua inkpad and the sentiment is computer generated. The image and sentiment are both matted onto Papermania and matt silver cardstock from my stash. The colours are much prettier in real life, not quite so dark looking,
I hope you like my card and many, many thanks for taking the time to visit.
Good Evening, my card for today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge which this week is anything Scottish. I have gone for a famous poem by the great man himself, Rabbie Burns. The image is from Chocolate Baroque. I used chalks to start with for the rose and leaves, it was OK but it seemed a bit blotchy, so I used a red crayon and did some shading and blending. To finish off I got out an inkduster and inked around the image with a chalk inkpad. The backing paper is a freebe from the very generous and extremely talented Jak Heath. The cuttlebugged strip, ribbon and flowers are all from my stash. The sentiment is computer generated.
I am also entering my card into Challenge 80 over at Sketch N Stash, - a free choice sketch, pick any sketch
from their back catalogue and display it. I have gone for Sketch No.40, My old stash is the stamp and new is the white flower and the free paper from Jak, it has been in a file since before Christmas this is the first time I have used it
Well it's Sunday so it's time for another challenge over at CD Sunday - Tag You're It the team would like to see a tag somewhere on your design. I'm feeling a bit sad though because this is my last challenge at Guest Designer. I have had a wonderful time and would like to say a huge Thank You to the ladies on the Team for inviting me to join them for a short spell.
For my card I have, for the second time in just a few days, turned to Joanna Sheen's From the Heart of the Garden cd. I took the matching backing paper into Craft Artist to lighten it a couple of shades. The embossed card is from my stash as are the pearl brads used to attach the tags and flower. I sprayed the flower with Silver Sparkle spray, but it doesn't really show up in the pic. The leaves were punched from scraps as were the tags, the sentiment was computer generated. Sorry about the glare from the silver mirri
Thank you very much for taking the time to visit today
This week over at Less is Moore, the ladies have given us a fabulous sketch to work with.
This year, apart from trying not to buy any new stash I have decided to try and get to grips with inking. I have always found this difficult. So, I sat down this morning with a pile of inkpads and a new pack of Cut-n-Dry foam. Nearly three hours later and lots of bits of card in the bin, I gave up on the Cut-n-Dry and got out my trusty Judikins Ink Dusters, the inking doesn't seem as smooth with these and I will keep trying with the foam. I used Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks and the stamp is from a Chocolate Baroque unmounted plate - Butterfly Flourish Swirls, the sentiment is from an acrylic set by Hobby Art.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.
Good Afternoon, it's horrible here in the Northern Isles today - dark, wet and windy. Just the sort of day to do some crafting. My card is for CraftyAnn'sChalleng Blog - What's New Pussycat, requiring something new on your card a technique or new stash. Mine is stash, but I have been very good and still haven't bought any new stash yet this year - mind you it is still only January lol. The images and backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's From the Heart of the Garden CD which I bought last year when it was launched. Today, I finally took off the shrink wrap and had a look at it!!! The butterflies are from a cut and emboss Cuttlebug set, the gems are from my stash.
I am also entering my card into the Ooh La La Challenge - Seeing Double - use two images the same.
Good Morning, my card today is for Rainbow Lady's Challenge - The Year Of The Dragon. The image is from an unmounted plate by Chocolate Baroque, the strip was made using a Judikins cube. I stamped everything with Versamark and embossed with WOW Gold Sparkle embossing powder. The sentiment is from an old SeeDees set and going by the image in the box I think it says Happy New Year, but am not too sure. The tassel and coin both come from my stash. I suppose really I should have used red and gold, as I think red in China is considered lucky, but I didn't have any red card in my offcuts box.
Good Morning, it's Sunday and that means it's time for a new challenge over at CD Sunday. This week the ladies have chosen Zodiac as the theme. I struggled with this one, I searched online for images but couldn't find anything that I liked. So, out came Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Dreams again. I have gone with the image for Scorpio as this is my Mum's birth sign. I didn't use the matching paper this time and have used a freebie download from Craft Creations. The flowers and gems are from my stash and the punched border is from a bit of card in my scrap box.
Good Afternoon everyone. Firstly I would like to say a big Thank You for all of your good wishes recently. I am beginning to feel a lot better and the dizzy spells are nowhere near as bad as they have been.
So, on to today's card. It's Less is More time again and this week the challenge is Cut it Out - to make an aperture or some kind of hole on our cards. I used an octagonal nestie for mine and also my Marianne Creatables gorgeous Butterfly Die. I started by cutting out a white butterfly and then I got out my craft iron to melt some Angelina Fibres together and cut a second butterfly from this. I used wet glue to stick the two butterflies together and then my quickie glue pen to attach the wings of the base to my card. The picture doesn't show it very well but the fibre butterfly really sparkles in real life. The sentiment is computer generated and printed directly onto the card.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you like my card.
Good Morning, sorry once again for my lack of blogging and posting, still feeling rubbish and to top that off my Labrynthitis/Vertigo is back and my doctor won't give me any of the lovely pills that help until I have seen the ENT people.
Anyway, I did manage to make a Less is More Challenge card yesterday, this week Chrissie and Mandi have asked for a One Layer Card and the theme is Birds. I looked out my old Kingfisher stamp by Peronal Impressions, stamped onto watercolour card with Ranger Black Archival ink and then coloured with watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. I am not overly happy with it, but was not up to redoing it.
Thank you so much for visiting and your continual wonderful comments and support
Good Morning, well it's Sunday again and time for the CD Sunday Challenge, this week the theme is Enchantment. For Me there is only one CD for this challenge and that is Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Dreams.
I have used the matching backing paper for this design twice, one in the original colour and the other one has been lightened, I Cuttlebugged a piece of co-ordinating card, added two silk flowers with punched leaves and secured with a pearl headed brad. The ribbon and small gems are from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.
Many thanks for visiting today, and I also have to aplogise for being a bad blogger so far this year. I seem to have lost my mojo and have not really picked up properly after not not being very well at Christmas.
Good Morning, well it's Sunday again and time for the CD Sunday Challenge. This week the theme is Sea Life. I have used an image from the first Jane Netley Mayhew cd from Joanna Sheen and teamed it with a patterned backing paper from Cuddly Buddly and a piece of matching plain paper that I put through the Cuttlebug. I decided to go with the shell image as I remembered the bag of shells that I bought at my local craft shop ages ago and yep this is the first time I have used any of them! The sentiment is computer generated.
I hope you can all come and joing us again this week, and many thanks for visiting my blog today.
Good Afternoon, today's card is for this week's Less is More Challenge - Predominately Purple. The image is one from a Creative Expressions unmounted sheet that hasn't seen the light of day for a very long time. I used Adirondack Eggplant to stamp the image and worked Milled Lavender Distress Ink all over it, then matted onto some white and purple scraps.
Hi everyone, I am sorry to have been absent for so long, but I haven't been well over Christmas. I had the flu and now I have an ear infection, so am a bit cheesed off. Anyhow we are now into 2012 and hopefully things will improve from now on. So, onto this week's Guest Designer card for CD Sunday. The challenge this week is O for the Olympics. We are being sponsored this week by Sharon Duncan.
I have chosen Rowing as my Olympic Sport, the image is from Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia cd, the backing paper is from Sharon Duncans Elegance Embossabilities cd, the cardstock is from my stash and I have finished off with Card Candy.
I don't usually make new year resolutions but I have decided that this year I must stop buying crafting goodies and must unearth some of my long lost forgotten stash. Whilst packing up my craft stuff for the Christmas period I came a across stuff that was still in it's original wapping, incuding stamps that have never seen any ink!
Once again a Happy New Year to each and everyone of you