Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Hap-bee & Top 3 @ Sketch n Stash

I'm lucky enough to have got into the Top 3/5 for a couple of challenges this week, but was probably most surprised by the one for Sketch n Stash as I though that my Spring Chick card was far too different from the mainstream... Anyhow, this is my take on this weeks Sketch and I'm also combining it with this weeks Passion for Promarkers "Bugs" challenge. I even managed to make a card with no ribbon.....


The image is from Pink Petticoats Garden Bugs (currently in the retiring section) and papers are MME (Stella Rose - Gertie). I've coloured it in with promarkers ( tan, caramel, cocoa, buttercup, mustard, blossom, fuchsia, lavender, amethyst and black). The sentiment is printed from PC and pearls from The Hobby House. It's finished off with glossy accents on the wings and flowers as well as a little glitter.

Hope you like it

Jx



Tuesday, 29 March 2011

On Mother's Day Dotty

This is my final Mothers Day card at last... feel like I have been making them for weeks now... I've used the sketch from Papertake weekly #54 and used Colour Creates #67 - Pastels as inspiration for the colours.  I also thought I'd quickly enter this into this weeks Crafts & Me #27 Anything Goes  challenge before time runs out.  Here is the card...



It was a very simple one to make, papers are Pink Petticoat little big dots in Little Fleur's Pink, gem brads from stash and Sentiment (font adorable) printed from PC and cut out with Nesties.  Finished off with a little white seam binding from Ribbon Girl.

Hope you like it

Jx

Flowers for Mum & Top 5 @ Cupcake Crafts

Hope you have all had a good day? I had a great day yesterday A top 5 @ Cupcake Crafts in last times challenge and a Top 3 @ Sketch n Stash.  I really did think I was seeing things.

I've got two final Mothers' Day cards to make and this is the first one.... I've taken inspiration from Cupcake Crafts Challenge - Flowers for Mum and I've used Bev's Sketch from this weeks Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge.  Yes, you are seeing right, I'm actually using flowers on a card lol.... Here it is.



There is no image for this one, instead I have made the sentiment the main focus. The papers are Shabby Princess ( bits from scrap box).  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the seam binding (Mimosa) and dew drops are from the Ribbon Girl .

Hope you like it, I'll be back with the second one shortly....

Jx

Monday, 28 March 2011

Rosette, Teddy & Cupcake - A Trio of Less is More Sketch

OK, now I think I'm obsessed with this weeks Less Is More sketch, but I really love the composition.  Any how, I've used it for my last Mother's day cards, so here they are....



Rosette
The first used Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Mini Paper Rosette, papers are pink petticoat out of my stash box and ribbon is dove craft.  The button is from American Crafts in the sale and the white ribbon recycled from the packaging I get Ribbon Girl orders in!!


Teddy
The second is a really old Sizzix/Ellison die and I made up these teddies a while ago.  Papers again are pink petticoat from scrap box, pink pearl is from Hobby House and white ribbon is Club green from stash.


Cupcake
The third card uses pink petticoat image ( these I had printed off from couple of weeks ago) and pink petticoat paper.  The image is coloured in with promarkers ( Blossom, fuchsia pink, pastel blue, denim blue, mulberry). The ribbon is Dove craft and the pearl Hobby House.


Hope you like them... promise I'm off to make something different now lol

Jx

On Mother's Day Daisy

Morning all, I've really missed that extra hour in bed today.  Anyhow got to be quick so I thought I would share this with you...


I liked the Butterfly from Less is More so much I did the same with the a Daisy... Papers are Shabby Princess, Image is from Digistamp Boutique, Font is the same as the butterfly.

Hope you like it....

Jx

Believe in Faries

Well, this card was supposed to be finished before Saturdays launch of the One Stop Craft Challenge, as even though it wasn't my week on the DT, and I thought I would take part anyhow lol.... But my printer wasn't playing ball and was struggling to print solid areas of black :-(  I've finally sorted now so here is my take on this weeks challenge.....



The image is from this weeks sponsor OSAT, and I have printed it onto papers from the Shabby Princess Promise Collection.  I have then glittered the wings and torn the edges.  It's finished off with a LOTV stamp ( which I have in theory double stamped), black ribbon and some black dewdrops from the Ribbon Girl (Thanks Mary & Andrea for getting these in for me...)

I'm also entering this into this weeks Flutterby Wednesday challenge. Hope you like it....

Jx

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Art Deco Lady...

I'm back again with another card.... This card is my first Art Deco one and when Jenny at work asked me to do Art Deco I kind of freaked out a little bit as I didn't see this as my sort of thing.  Hope you like it.



The image is from Debbi Moores CD (Borrowed from Lizy which I know isn't truly crafty ethical but I was desperate lol). The Frame is from Sizzix ( Bigz Ornate # 3) and the white paper is just printing card.  It's finished off with a little bling and some black glitter. Simple but hopefully effective. The font is a Rennie Mackintosh like one called Hill House free from searching for a font.

Hope you like it.  I'm going to enter it into this weeks DYSU challenge which is Shine.

Jx

Recycled Iris

I'm still working on those mother's day cards and this one is inspired by this weeks Penny Black challenge - Recycled.  I took this to mean use up my scraps, but the ribbon really is recycled as it's one of those I saved from either a gift bag or a presents wrapping.  Here is the card.


Image is from Penny Blacks Allegro T for Transparent set, Pearlescent paper is from Anna Marie Designs, Label 14 nestie (borrowed from Liz!!). The patterned paper is from First edition desert blooms collection.
The colours haven't photographed particularly well as it looks a little green :-(

Hope you like the card

Jx

On Mother's Day Butterfly

I'm back after a few days off from crafting and my first card has to be this weeks Less is More card as I'm normally more on the ball than this.. I even contemplated making one out of bits and pieces at my BFs flat yesterday but I think he may have objected lol.... Anyhow I'll stop waffling and here is my take on this weeks sketch.



The papers are Shabby Princess Promise Collections and I have used the Stripe and Spotty papers. I printed Digistamp Boutiques Butterflies onto the blue spotty paper and then cut it out.  It's then finished with gems and pearls from The Hobby House.  The Ribbon is Smirk 99p roll.  I printed the sentiment onto the striped paper using my PC (Font is A Yummy Apology in italic).

I'm off to finish the rest of my commissions.....I'll be back later I'm sure

Hope you like it

Jx


Thursday, 24 March 2011

Leap Frog Over The Dots

Well I feel like I have been away from here for ages, even though my last post was only 3 days ago.....I seem to have lost my creative edge this week, which is a shame since I have loads of new goodies from Harrogate last week.  I bought quite a few of the new LOTV stamps and got to chat with the lovely Jacqui and Bev before the hoard came through the doors on Sunday morning after a hectic day on The Craft Bug stall on Saturday so I thought I'd better use one of the images.  Here is the card.





The image I chose to use was the super cute "Leap Frog", which I thought was perfect for such a lovely spring day.  I've coloured in the little bunnies with promarkers ( Ice Grey 1, Blossom and Blender) and then cut each of them out.  I then stamped the image onto green spotty paper and ocean blue paper ( both from pink petticoat collections) and then paper pieced them all together.  I've used a Martha Stewart edge punch and some Green Taffeta ribbon that arrived through my door this morning from the Ribbon Girl ( I think I'll be taking out shares soon).  The sentiment is from a penny black transparent set.

I am entering this into the following challenges....

LOTV Thursday Challenge - Punch It
I love Promarkers - Go Dotty
Passion for Promarkers - In the Garden
Paper Pretties - Spring
Hope you like it

Jx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Quartz & White

I'm back with my second card of the night, this time it's a Mothers day card as I'm trying to make enough for all my orders.  This was inspired by this weeks Crafts and Me Photo with texture challenge.  I'm also entering it into this weeks Cupcake Craft Challenge which is Monochromatic.  Here is my card.



I've printed off the Quartz "Washed Out" paper from Pink Petticoat onto card and then embossed part of it using a folder form Sizzix out of the Flowers & Bowstrings set. I've then lightly sanded over the texture.  This is mounted on pearlescent card and on more of the quartz colour.  I've added some white ribbon and a simple sentiment printed from my PC.  its' finished off with a few gems and a bow. 

Hope you like it, I love this colour (It's the colour of the Big Shot Pro I'm aspiring to get when I finally get into my new craft studio).

Jx

Camper Van & Little Claire Top 3

After spending the weekend at GNPE in Harrogate I was a little behind in checking out the challenges over the weekend, so you can imagine my surprise when I found out I was in the Top 3 for Little Claire's Challenge #2, especially since I had been on the stall back to back with Steve and Gill on Saturday lol. Cupcake Tree is one of my favourite cards... I'm so happy to be chosen.

Anyhow, onto this weeks Little Claire Challenge #3 which is Pink & Green.  I really couldn't decide which stamp to use, one of the news Room with a View I'd picked up or one I had.  In the end I chose the Daisy Camper Van.  My card is very simple with paper pieced pink spotty paper from Pink Petticoat used for the main body of the image.  I've coloured the rest in with promarkers.  It's finished off with some green ribbon, some white card candy and a few gems to add a bit of bling from Hobby House. Here is the card...


I'm sorry about the colours on the photo, tt really is a pink, promise....Anyhow, I'm off to cook some dinner now, I'll be back later...
Jx

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Spring Chick

I'm thinking that I must have been reading Mary and Andrea's mind for this months Ribbon Girl Challenge when earlier in the week I ordered the Ribbon Kit in yellow, as it couldn't have been more perfect for the Green & Yellow challenge..  I am also combining this with this weeks Penny Black challenge which is Spring is Sprung, Sketch n Stash #57 Sketch and DYSU #11 - Add a Bow.  Here is the card..



The image is Penny Blacks Spring Chick which I picked up from the sale stamps at Hobby craft a couple of years ago after Easter and I have coloured in with pro-markers ( satin, tan, blender, blossom, buttercup, tulip yellow, ice grey 1).  The tail is finished off with a little bob tail made from the white pom poms cut up....

I've been fairly bold on the colour scheme, and I've used some pearlescent chocolate brown paper from Anna Marie Designs and the yellow paper is MME Stella & Rose, and I've use one of the Martha Stewart Border punches as well as some of the yellow ribbon from the kit from the Ribbon Girl.  It's finished off with chocolate brown card candy and a simple sentiment from "Tiny Sentiments" by wood ware.

Hope you like it

Jx

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Daisy Daisy

Back again with another card for tonight... I'm still trying to catch up on the challenges I missed from in the week, but new ones keep catching my eye lol.... This one is based on Clean and Simple Stampings FTL #132.... here is the card...



I've used a Kraft card blank and simple added striped paper from Shabby Princess's Festival Collection across the bottom along with a bit of ribbon from my stash.  The flowers are from Digi Stamp Boutique and I have printed them onto a spotty paper from the same Shabby princess collection and then cut each out.  I've moulded(?!?) them around my fingers and added a simple button to finish off the centre of each... Very quick and simple....

Hope you like it

Jx

Lazy Days

When I looked at this weeks Less Is More Challenge is "Masculine", I knew it would be a challenge.  I wanted to do something a little different so decided to use one of the boys LOTV stamps I had and give it a very monochromatic feel... Here is the card....


The stamps is LOTVs Lazy Afternoon and I stamped this on to a scrap of kraft Card stock that I had printed the sentiment onto using my PC (Font - Dali) using Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  I shaded in the stamp using water and the same ink and finished it off with a little green promarker ( I had not green ink) and some white highlights on the shirt and socks.  This is then mounted onto some chocolate brown pearlescent card stock.  I think I should have done it directly onto a Kraft card blank, but I really need to use from my scrap box as it's going to overflow very soon.... I also think the white highlight (after it had dried) was a little too much but hey ho...

Hope you like it....

Jx

One Stop Craft Challenge DT Member...

Hey All,

Well I'm back after the first of two busy days at GNPE in Harrogate and I must say my feet are rather achy now, only got to do it all again tomorrow...  There will be a card or two on the way but firstly I'm so excited as I've got my first official DT spot with One Stop Craft Challenge.  I can't wait to get to know the rest of the team...

I'm off for some food now, but there will be this weeks entry into Less is More and maybe one more later on tonight... for now it's stuffed crust pizza.... yum..

Jx

Friday, 18 March 2011

Swinging Along...

I'm back again ( a bit later than planned however) with my second card.... This seemed like a good idea when I started it, and not so much when I was taking the photos lol..... I've used this weeks Sketch from Bev Rochester on LOTVs Thursday Challenge as an inspiration for this card.  I'm also going to enter it into this weeks I Love Promarkers - Men's Card, Charisma Cardz - To Die For and Paper Pretties - Masculine Card.  So I'll stop waffling and here it is.....



The image is LOTVs Hanging around and I've coloured this with my promarkers (Cinnamon, tan, cocoa, spice, ginger, sandstone, blossom, buttercup, tulip yellow, pear, moss and olive green, almond) and then replaced the stamped rope with twine from The Ribbon Girl.  This has then been hung from an aperture cut into the card blank and paper using my nestie dies.  I've also cut the aperture through the matting ( this was done separately and then paper pieced together).  It's finished off with some seam binding in  Oloroso and a couple of buttons from the stash.  The Sentiment is printed from my PC using white text on the top of the digi paper as a back ground.  all papers are vintage florals by shabby princess. I've added faux stiching with a brown fineliner...

Once again sorry about the photos, but I hope you like it anyhow....

Jx

It's Your Day....

I'm back after a couple of card making free days due to other commitments and now I'm playing catch up on commissions and my blogging.... night of crafting ahead I think before two long days at Harrogate over the weekend.... My first card tonight is based on the sketch from this weeks Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge.  I'm also entering this into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge - It's Your Birthday. Here is the card.



The image is LOTV's Bear and Butterfly.  This is the first one I ever bought from them and I've not used it for a while but thought it was perfect for this.  I've coloured it in with promarkers ( Tan, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Rose Pink, Blossom, Ice Grey 1 & 5 and Meadow Green).  I've used my Faber castel oil pencils and sansodor to give a little shading and the butterflies have a little bit of aptly named butterfly kisses diamond sparkles on them.  The papers are Shabby Princess's Express Yourself collection and the Seam binding is pink tulip from The Ribbon Girl. It'f finished off with a sentiment off one of the clear Penny Black sets.

I hope you like it....

Jx

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Fanciful Flight

Fanciful flight from Tim Holtz Sizzix collection was the one die I kept wanting to get and I finally I did on Sunday.  I was blog hopping through this weeks new challenges to find out where I could use it and I found two challenges to enter into; the first is Wild Orchid Crafts #19 - Dieing to Punch it out, the second is Cupcake Craft #133 - Up in the Air. Here is the card.....


Papers are from Shabby Princess again (Express Yourself Collection - I'm loving these) and I have used the lovely brown to cut out the top layer from the die, I then ran a sanding block over the pieces to give a distressed look.  The under layer was cut out of a flowery patteren paper.  I printed a sentiment in chocolate brown onto the blue card using my PC (Font is homemade apple pie), and finished it off by using pinfair to lift the butterfly away from the page.  The ribbon is from my stash and the pearls are from Hobby House.

This has to be one of my favourites, I like the way it still has a CAS look to it....

Hope you like it too

Jx


Sweet Wonderful You

So on Sunday I picked up some new pro-marker card from Anna Marie Designs at Sincerely Yours @ Leigh.  I used it yesterday for the Man of the Match stamp but wanted to test it with a digi image and my pro-markers together.  It's perfect timing for this weeks Passion for Pro-markers challenge which this week is a sketch by Gro.  Here is my card.



The image I'm using is Pink Petticoats Cupcake Stand which was new out last week.  Pro-markers are ice grey 1 & 3, berry red, lipstick red, orange, burnt orange, duck egg, cool aqua, buttercup, tulip yellow, marsh green, olive green, tan, cinnamon, cocoa and blender (wow that seems a lot for such a small image!).

All the papers are from the promise collection from Shabby Princess (free yippee), the sentiment is from Pink Petticoat Sweet Treats (came on offer with image so I couldn't resist), and the ribbon is one of the Smirk 99p rolls, its a lovely soft grosgrain so easy to tie bows with. It's finished off with a single pearl.

Hope you like it, thanks for visiting

Jx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Man of the Match

I'm on a roll tonight and I'm here with my entry into this weeks Cards For Men sketch challenge and CES #27 Cards for Men. This card is for one of the lads at work's birthday tomorrow.  So here is the card.


I've use a Papermania image and coloured in with promarkers ( Cool Grey 3-5, Lipstick red, berry red, Burgundy, almond, dusky pink, buttercup and mustard) and then cut around it leaving a very fine border.  I've used the Promarker card I picked up from Anna Marie designs yesterday and no bleeding (yippee!!!).. Following the sketch I have used Pink Petticoat papers from the Big Fella collection, and on the stripe I imported it into word and layered it with white writing so it would leave a void in the stripes.  I have then gone around the letters with a black fine liner in a dash fashion to make it stand out.  The Footballs are made using a wood ware clear stamp from the sports set that have been stamped using stazon onto white shrink plastic.

Thanks for looking today.  Hope you like it

Jx

Butterfly Trio

Yes I know more butterflies, but what more can you expect from a blog with it in the name.  This simple number is my entry into this weeks Clean & Simple FTL 131 Sketch. I wanted something simple but with some dimension.  Here is the card.



Papers are Pink Petticoat ( Quartz & Pink, Pretty Pink damask). The Die is a Sizzix - Butterfly #12, and the gems are Hobby House. The sentiment is from a papermania clear wedding phrase set, which is stamped on scrap first to remove most of the ink, and then stamped straight onto the pink.

Hope you like it... I'm off to make "Men" cards now and I've loads of ideas....
Jx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Pearly Butterfly

I wasn't actually going to do any card making today, I'm absolutely shattered and have been throwing some designs together for a wedding invite commission, but since I picked up some new sizzix goodies at Sincerely Yours today, I couldn't resist having a little crafting session.  Here is the little card I made....



The Butterfly has been cut into a card blank by overlapping part of the wing using Sizzix Bigz Butterfly.  I have then cut out 2 full ones, one in blue and the other in spotty Pink Petticoat paper. The spotty one is lifted away but the photo doesn't show this very well. I've finished it off with a little ivory lace (from a making memories pack I got in the sale) and some pearls from The Hobby House.

I'm entering this into this weeks Totally Gorjuss challenge Pearls & Lace

Hope you like it...

Jx

Sincerely Yours @ Leigh

So today I'm off to Sincerely Yours in Leigh to help out on The Craft Bug stand.... If you pop along please come and say hello to Della and the team

Hope you all have a good day crafting....

Jen x

Green Friends

Since it's St Patrick's Day this week a lot of the challenges seem to have a "Green" theme of some description so I thought I would join in using my Penny Black "Green Friends" stamp and be bold with the green pro markers. Here is the card....



I've coloured in the image with my pro markers (almond, buttercup, marsh, pear, olive and moss greens, duck egg and blender).  I've used a black card blank and the papers are from First Edition's Desert Blooms pad, I've printed off the sentiment from my PC and added some faux stitching around the edges ( I really wanted to use my mini sewing machine but I think I'm gonna have to get my mum to show me how to use it.. again lol). It's finished off with some cream seam binding from the ribbon girl and a pearl from the hobby house

I'm entering this card into the following challenges. Penny Black Saturday " Green", Stamp Somethings "Something Cream & Green", Colour Creates #66 " Green/Brown/Cream/Black" and The Shabby Tea Rooms "Luck of the Irish".

Hope you like it

Jx

Saturday, 12 March 2011

It's an Easel Baby!

I think it has taken me longer to get a good photo of this card than it did to make it, but here is my second card of the day.  This was inspired by 2 challenges this week, Charisma Cardz "Easel" Challenge and I Love Promarkers "Babies" challenge.  So here is my "Split Easel" card....






Using a 6x6 card blank I folded one half in half using my Hougie Board and then split this side roughly 2/3 and 1/3 to give a "Split Easel" ( not sure if this is the terminology or if anyone has actually done this before but hey I was feeling creative).
I've used an image from Pink Petticoat called "Baby Buggy Boy" and coloured this simply with promarkers ( Almond, Pale Pink, Lilac, Lavender and Amethyst).  The Papers are all Pink Petticoat ( Lilac Dotty and Sunshine Washed Damask).  I've finished it off with a printed sentiment and some Seam Binding from the Ribbon Girl.  The Buttons are American Craft that I picked up in the Hobby Craft sale.

I hope you like it...

Jx

Hello Dragonfly

I love Saturdays even more now I wake up to a new Less is More challenge every week to get my creative juices flowing.... This week it's a One Layer Card (OLC) with the theme of "Off the Edge".  I really couldn't decide on  a colour way Black on White or White on Black... So I did Both.... here is the black (sorry about the photo)..



On a C6 card I've used a simple "Hello" sentiment from a Sizzix stamp set - France, the Dragonfly Stamp is from Dimension Fourth and I have heat embossed with Silver Pearl Heat it Up powder.

And here is the White one too



I know this this isn't officially a OLC as I've added some gems to it lol.

I'm also entering these into this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge which is Clean & Simple

Hope you like them... I'm off to do some more crafting now

Jx


Friday, 11 March 2011

Pink Polka Butterfly

OK so we have a second card for tonight, I'm trying to get all my Mothers Day commissions out of the way this weekend (or rather hesitating in making the 3 man cards I need to do for Monday...). I found Inspirational Card Sketches whilst blog hopping and really loved the simple geometric layout they had this week.  I have combined this with Cupcake Craft Challenges Pink Polka Dots as I was feeling a little girlie today.  And because it's all "Pink" it fits in with this week at Simply Create's Monocromatic theme. Here is the card....



I've used Pink Petticoat papers, this one is "Dottie" in Pink and Orchid (from the Fairy Lights Christmas Collection).  I've distressed the edges by ripping against a ruler just to give it a little dimension.  The Sentiment is printed from my PC ( I have taken a Pink Petticoat pink solid and put it into word and then put white lettering in front of it).  I punched a couple of holes and filled them with pearls from The Hobby House.  Finally I cut out a Marianne butterfly die from pearlescent paper from Anna Marie Designs picked up from the great offers they do at the shows.... he will be at Sincerely Yours in Leigh on Sunday as will I (working on The Craft Bug stand) if you want some.... 

I hope you like it

Jx

Say it with a Teddy Bouquet

After a mad busy work day I didn't manage to set foot in my craft room yesterday at all... so tonight I'm staying here until I fall asleep.....

This card is my entry into Lili of the Valley weekly challenge.  This week it's "Say it with flowers".  I've gone for something simple in the embellishment department and followed the sketch from this weeks Friday Sketchers. Here is the card...



I've used the Teddy with Bouquet image which is one I have had a while and is far too under used.  I've coloured this with my promarkers ( Blossom, Buttercup, Orchid, Rose pink, Ice grey 1,3,4, yellow, tulip yellow, marsh green, amethyst and cerise.  I've also used the blender).  The Image is mounted on to Bazzil Bling cardstock and the stripe is Pink Petticoat "Pinstripes" in silver. I've finished it off simply with some white ribbon and a bow and a sentiment printed from my PC ( font is adorable).

Hope you like it... I'll be back later

Jx

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Blue Sky & Butterflies

Well I was hoping that the sunshine would stay around for a little longer this week but no such luck.  Anyhow, I found it again at Flutter by Wednesday's with this weeks challenge in the form of an inspirational picture with lovely blue sky and daisies.  So here is my inspired card.....



I've used a simple butterfly stamp I picked up in the bargain bin at Hobby Craft after Christmas (sorry I don't know the make), and heat embossed it with Sea foam White Heat It Up powder.  This has been mounted onto teal blue (Nitwits Gingerfella collection) and yellow papers (My Mind's Eye True Blue Collection) which I have distressed at the edges using those plastic templates you used to get from Anita's about 7 or 8 years ago (way before the invention of nestabilites).

This is mounted on a Kraft card blank from paper mania and I have finished it off with some ribbon from the Smirk range, some gold dew drops from The Ribbon Girl and a happy birthday sentiment from Penny Black birthday clear set.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
I really hope you like this one, it has brought the sunshine back to my day

Jx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Kangaroo Birthday

Well it's my FD's birthday tomorrow and as tradition we always have a birthday theme in the Finance Department, since he is Australian we have gone all the way Australian Shiraz, Fosters and some Australian Liquorice lol. The card therefore had to follow the same theme.  I used the sketch from the Sketch and Stash Challenge #56 as inspiration as all the bits are out of my stash or scrap box, and I used a newly downloaded font (Averen).  Here is the card...



The Kangaroo and Australian flag are from trusty google images, the paper from stash and the sentiment printed from my PC. Simple as that today

Thanks for visiting.

Jx

Sweet Wishes

I thought whilst I was coming up with a card idea for my boss's birthday I'd do a little entry into this weeks Passion for Promarkers Challenge which this week is Food & Drink. I was excited when I found this out as it gives me a chance to use one of the Cupcake Digi stamps from Pink Petticoat for the first time. Here is today's card....


 
I have colored the image in with promarkers of course (Antique pink, dusky rose, pale pink, lipstick red, pear green, grey green and tea green, blender) and cut out the image with my nesties ( second largest circle). The image is finished off with a little glitter and then mounted onto a lager circle cut from my new My Mind's Eye papers that arrived from the nice postman just this morning.  The collection is Tickled Pink 6 x 6. I've then used more of the same collection for the background paper (No pink petticoat papers today I'm afraid).  It's finished off with a little white organza ribbon and a couple of pearls ( No bow today which is very unlike me lol!!).

I hope you like it, this will be a birthday card for a colleague of mine so I hope she does too..

Jx

Monday, 7 March 2011

Get Well Soon Gorjuss

I'm not feeling particularly creative today, but I decided I needed to give it a go and I don't think it's all that bad :-)....  I've used this weeks Totally Gorjuss #70 - It's a Sketch and made a little Get Well Soon card using LOTV's "Little Nurse" stamp.  I'm also entering it into Stamp Something Challenge which is "Use Something Digi".  I am using digi papers and sentiment. Here is today's card...



I've coloured in the image with promarkers (Cinnamon, tan, cocoa, almond, sunkissed pink, cobalt, blue pearl, cool grey 2& 4, red, burgundy, buttercup and mustard and the blender).  I have mounted the image onto Navy blue card and used red card and Pink Petticoat spotty paper from Big Fella collection for the rest of the sketch's areas It's finished off with a bit of white ribbon and a sentiment printed from my PC ( font is "A Little Pot").

That's all from me today...
Jx

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Cupcake Tree....

I've got a few orders for mothers day cards so I decided I should really get started and when I saw this Little Claire Image I knew it was perfect for my BF mum. So with this card I am entering Little Claire Challenge: "something with flowers" and Simon Says Stamp Challenge: "no cook recipe".  Here is the card...


The image is Little Claire's Cupcake tree and I have coloured it in with my promarkers (Blossom, Pink carnation, poppy, pear green, marsh green, sandstone, cocoa).  The papers are from Love Letters collection by First Edition and I have used Rose petal seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.  The pearls are from Hobby House ( Green to go) and the button is from the pastel bag also from Ribbon Girl.

I hope you like today's card...

Jx

Black, White and Red Ms Fastidious

Time for another challenge me thinks...   I've chosen a theme that fits in with this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge which is Black, White and another colour. I found this challenge by chance as I had a comment left on my blog by Sharon who was one of the DT.  I have chosen Red as my extra colour!! As I had decided to use a stamp I have also entered into this weeks Penny Blacks Saturday challenge, the theme is"more than one fold". I have quite a few Penny Black stamps as I love the Margaret Sherry collection and this week I have chosen to use Ms Fastidious.  Here is the card...



I have coloured in the image with my promarkers (berry red, poppy, red, shale, tulip yellow, pear green, ice grey 1, almond, sunkissed pink, tan, blender), and cut it out with my nesties.  I also used glossy accents on the Black markings to give it a little dimension.  On the back of the card I have used paper by Pink Petticoat (Big fella).  The red and black card is from my stash.  I have added a little ribbon and a small bow and finished off the front with a few black pearls and a single flower from my stash.

Hope you like the card... Thats all from me today promise.... I really should get on with my Papercraft Inspirations Task for this month....

Jx

P.s Sorry about the photo...


Flower Girl

I'm on a roll today, gone for something completely different. I was blog hopping before and stumbled upon the I Love Promarkers (well I do love my promarkers). The challenge is "Green & Purple" this week.  I thought I would really struggle with this but I think I kind of really like the colour combo.  I have also used Sketch #145 from Sketch Saturday.  Here is the card...



The image is from Pergamo's Flower Girl set. I really struggled with this stamp as they don't work well on my rock a blocks as they are not very "Sticky".  I honestly nearly sent them back, I was that disappointed.  I have used my promarkers (Lavender, warm grey 5, blender, cool aqua, mango, mustard, amethyst, warm grey 3, apricot, caramel, buttercup, putty, orchid, dusky pink, marsh green, khaki, tan, pear green, yellow, sunkissed pink), and mounted using Pink Petticoat papers (Pretty Doodles in Lavender and Plum and Leaf green solids). I have added a touch of clear glitter to the water (but thinking about it should have used glossy accents).  I've used some club green ribbon and the sentiment is from LOTV. Pearls are from The Hobby House.

Hope you like it.  I better tidy the craft room up a bit before I continue today.....

Jx

Simply Pastel Spots: Take 2

OK so yesterday I entered the Less is More challenge, but got a "telling off" for not have enough " white space", so since I love this challenge and want it to be a weekly thing I have another (replacement??) entry....... here is today Less Is More card....



The paper etc is the same as yesterday from Pink Petticoat (I'm being good and using up scraps rather than printing off more paper), I've cut out the circles with the 4 smallest round nesties I have and layered them on each other with a little big of the fab pink ribbon (might have to get another roll of this). The greeting is printed from PC.  I've tried to give it a little dimension using my pin flair

I think I prefer this one to yesterdays?!??!, hope you like it....

Jx

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Simply Pastel Spots

One last card for today, this is my entry into the Less is More Challenge, which this week is "Pastels".  I've put together a simple birthday card for a colleague, and thought it fit in well with this week.  Here is the card.



I've used a slightly sparkly card blank from craft creations, The papers are Pink Petticoat (Are you getting bored of me saying this yet :-) ?), I actually purchased this one today out of the retiring section, the spots are from the "Sweet Sundaes Collection".  I used a simple printed sentiment and cut this out with nesties and added a pink pearl from Hobby House, and then used a slightly brighter pink ribbon ( Dovecraft) as an accent.

Hope you like it... that's definitely all from me today

Jx

Vintage Birthday (CAS)

I'm crafting happy with a second post today for the Clean & Simple Fall to Layout #130 challenge. I've gone for a vintage look.  Here is the card....



The paper is all Pink Petticoat from the Big Fella collection, the Ribbon is Club Green, I've printed a sentiment from my PC and then used my nesties (label # 3) to cut out the wording and a background layer.  The buttons really are vintage, and are from a stash my mum gave me when I asked if she had any buttons, only to be given about a 1,000 all sorted by colour that she had removed from garments before getting shot of them lol.

That's all for this one folks.... one more card to make to today them I'm off out for Tapas and Vino Tinto ...

Jx

Balloon Bunny

I thought since it was weekend and all and I would have chance for multiple posts, I'd join in with Friday Sketchers challenge with this little number using LOTVs Balloon Bunny Stamp. I have used what is now my new favourite colour combination, I just hope the photo does the colour justice.  Here is my card....



I have coloured in the image with my promarkers (Ice grey 1,2,4,mulberry, blossom, sky blue,cool aqua, cool grey 1, gold & mango), and mounted the image onto turquiose vellum.  The back ground papers are Pink Petticoat (orchid damask) and Nitwit (Teal dots - Gingerfellastoo collection), and I have run (admittedly upside down) the circle though a cuttlebug embossing folder after cutting out with my nesties. The circle is finished off with a few pearls from Hobby House and the sentiment is printed from my pc (adorable font).

Hope you like it, thanks for visiting today

Jx

Friday, 4 March 2011

Three Little Squares

This little card has been sat on my desk since yesterday as I was struggling to get enough light to take a picture.  It's my entry into my first Less is More challenge which I stumbled upon while I was looking for more challenges, and now I'm posting it at the very last minute (not like me at all!!!). Here is the card...



I've used pink petticoat paper (big fella), and mounted the squares onto blue card and then onto a red card  and then onto a white card blank. Its finished off with a greeting. Simple is just my style....

Hope you like it....

Jx

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Big Bunch of Flowers (lotv)

I'm not really a big "flowery" person but I thought I would try something a big more girly today, and the card I have made fits in with 3 Challenges, LOTV - Bev's Sketch, Passion for Promarkers - Sugar Rush, and Charisma Cards - Four Legged Friend. Here is todays card...


The image is lili of the valleys Thomas with bunch of flowers, and I've coloured in with promarkers ( Ice Grey,1,2,4, Blossom, Pink Carnation, Blue Pearl, China Blue, Buttercup,Tulip Yellow & Marsh Green). Paper is Pink Petticoat (Orchid Damask from Old Fashion Girl Collections, Quartz Little Big Dots and matching solids).  The Flowers are finished off with a little glossy accents, and I have used white club green ribbon for the bow. I have finished it off with a couple of pearls and some card candy.

Hope you like todays card

Jx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Happy Mothers Day (Paper Pretties #143)

UPDATE......Yippee I won this challenge check it out here

Just one more for today, another simple one from me... I'm entering this one into the Paper Pretties Challenge PWC143. Here is the card...



The papers are Pink Petticoat (Perfect Papers Collection), I've simply added a couple of pearls from hobby house and some ribbon and cut out the sentiment with my nesties.

Thanks for visiting

Jx

P.S sorry the pic is so dark... can't get the light quite right

Scuba Diver

I got a bit excited tonight when I stumbled upon Crafts and Me challenge blog and finding out that the theme was "Under the Sea", after receiving a lovely comment from Nicola  on one of my LOTV cards. This card is inspired by my other passion... Scuba Diving.  There is just something so magical about being with all the fish ( I am a water sign after all). I'm also entering this card into Cards for Men challenge #5 as the theme is "Water". So here is the card....



I've used a clip art of a diver (which has been tidied up in photo shop) and printed this directly onto the card blank.  I have then used various scraps from my paper stash, distressed with Antique Linen Distress ink, to build up the rock face both over and under the blue vellum (Making Memories).  This has been finished off with coral cut with a Sizzix die from The Craft Bug ages ago (fish tank plants from the fish bowl set) and some sparkly fish stickers I bought specifically for something just like this from Mei Flower. I've also added some coral beads that I got from the bargain bin at the craft shop in the Lowry.

Hope you like it

Jx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Spitfire

The card I am sharing today is one of my all time favourites... a paper pieced spitfire! I think this has taken me about 3 hours but I love it!! It was made specifically for my boyfriends dad ( hence why I have spent so much time on it) So here it is!



This card was taken from a photograph, which I turned into a template and then matched up each layer.  The camouflage is done using a pro marker (cool grey 4).

The backing paper is Pink Petticoat and the rest from my scrap box, but most likely bazzil of some type.  I printed the greeting directly onto it and finished off with the ribbon. It is then double mounted on blue and green card.

Hope you like it! Thanks for Visiting

Jx