Thursday, 2 July 2015

Thank You Teacher

The Highland schools break up at lunch time today, a week later then many other regions in Scotland, let's hope hope the warm weather is here to stay for the summer holidays.  Today's card is the thank you card I made for my son Robbie's teacher, using a cute Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with my trusty Promarkers.
 I used a Tim Holtz On The Edge die to create the notebook effect down the right hand side, then covered the card front with ledger print kraft card, matted onto burgundy card.  The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp, the ABC was stamped with an alphabet set, punched out with a small circle punch, then each piece was covered with Glossy Accents after being stuck to the card.  To further embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a matching button topped bow, and a trio of pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Summer Time

It's challenge time again at I love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Summer Time", and we're sponsored by Stitchy Bear, who very generously gave the DT an image each to play with for this one.  I chose Lunch Time, which I coloured, of course, with Promarkers, adding some Star Dust Stickles to the butterfly for a bit of sparkle.  What could be more summery than a picnic in the sunshine?
I decided to make my DT card into a retirement card for the headteacher at my son's school, who retires tomorrow, when our schools break up.
 The papers are old Trimcraft ones called Fairytale Princess, I really like the soft colours of this pack and the rather unusual colour combo.
I printed the digi nice and big as it's quite detailed, so there wasn't a lot of room for a many layers or a ton of embellishments, so I simply added, some ribbon, a matching button topped bow, an aqua coloured doily, some punched butterflies, and a computer generated sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Aud Sentiments - #135 - Animal & a Sentiment
Crafter's Cafe - #123 - Summer Fun

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Christmas Landscape

A simple Christmas card to add to my pile today, made using a beautiful Tailored Expressions die, which cuts like a dream, and, even although it's incredibly detailed, all the bits just fall out of the die, it really is top quality.
I bought it at the SECC last October and hadn't got round to using it until now, my mind is now busy with lots of ways to use it, I have itchy fingers to keep playing!
 I cut die cut silver glitter card, mounted it onto patterned paper, and filled in the snowy foreground with off white glitter card, to created a winter scene.
The pretty papers are Lili of the Valley, Snow Princess, to which I added some purple cardstock for matting, the camera has made it look more blue than it really is.
The sentiment and snowflakes were die cut with Tattered Lace dies, borrowed from my Mum, and to further embellish, I added some layered ribbon, a button topped bow, and some large aqua pearls.  I wanted to keep it all quite simple to showcase the lovely, glittery die cut topper.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Cuttlebug Mania - Use a Sentiment - Dies used - Tailored Expressions & Tattered Lace
Die Cuttin' Divas - #222 - Anything Goes - Dies used - Tailored Expressions & Tattered Lace
Papertake - Take Your Pick - Product - Pearls
Christmas Card Challenges - #30 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #143 - Sentimental
The Corrosive Challenge - #227 - Leave a Little Sparkle
Sister Act - #112 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - #122 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

I Love Promarkers DT Card - Things With Wings

It's challenge time again at I Love Promarkers, this week our theme is "Things with Wings", and we're sponsored by QKR Stampede, who very kindly gave the DT an image each, of our choice to play with for our samples.  I chose Fresh Baked Pie, which I coloured, of course, with my Promarkers, using Christmas colours as I thought that this sweet digi would make a nice Christmas card.
 The papers I've used are Papermania, Lucy Cromwell, Home for Christmas, I thought that the sheet with festive baked goods on went particularly well with the image; I added burgundy pearl card for matting.
To embellish, I added some layered ribbon with a matching bow, a Merry Christmas sentiment (to match the Merry Christmas ribbon) from Craftwork Cards, some poinsettias made with Nellie Snellen punches, ivy made with a Joanna Sheen Signature die, and burgundy pearls in the corners.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
ABC Christmas - M is for Magical
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - #265 - Christmas
Penny's #233 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Theme - Your Style, Stash - Your Fave Stash Item - Mine is ribbon
Papertake - Trio-Tastic - Three Flowers
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #93 - Use Pearls, Mine are red

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Surprise Sweetie!

I often play along with the challenges at Cupcake Inspirations, and I was delighted to be asked to be this week's Surprise Sweetie for them.  The theme for the challenge this time is very in keeping for today, as it's Father's Day, they'd like to see your makes along the lines of "Mustaches and Men".  Here's the inspiration photo for you, you don't have to include a cupcake on your project, each week the inspiration pic is in cupcake form, hence the blog name!

 I used a Tim Holtz On The Edge die to add interest to my card blank, and inked it gently to take away the whiteness.
The papers, large sentiment stamp and sentiment tag are Papermania, to which I added a luggage label stamped with a trio of mustaches, done with a Hobby Craft stamp, some twill ribbon and three buttons in neutral colours.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #142 - One for the Boys
Robyn's Fetish - #269 - Buttons
Sentimental Sundays - #264 - Father's Day / Manly
Crafts 4 Eternity - #231 - Dads

Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Gem of a Challenge DT Card - Summer Time

It's challenge time again at A Gem of a Challenge, this time our theme is "Summer Time".  I've used Chloe with Ice Cream for my card, colouring her with my usual Promarkers.
 The shaped blank, papers and Card Candi are all from Craftwork Cards, I just added in a couple of shades of green cardstock for a fresh summer look.  The sentiment is Papermania Bellisima, the colour and floral design just happened to match by chance, a stroke of luck!
To finish, I added some layered ribbon, a button topped bow, and an ice cream made with a punch, which I decorated with Liquid Pearls for sprinkles and Glossy Accents on the cherry.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Really Reasonable Ribbon - #120 - Summer Colours
Simply Papercraft - #7 - Anything Goes
Sister Act - #111 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - #301 - No Squares Allowed
The Stamping Boutique - Summer Fun
Fab 'n' Funky - #264 - Gorgeous Girls

Friday, 19 June 2015

Winter Window

A little Christmas card today, using up one of my many A6 card blanks that I have and never seem to use, I usually opt for a 6x6 or 5x7 instead.
 I used a Christmas word embossing folder to make the backing paper and my Memory Box Madison Window die to cut the window frame.  The scene was created with Clarity stamps and torn paper, using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood.  I highlighted the scene with a Quickie glue pen and Glamour Dust for a bit of festive sparkle, and finished with a die cut cat, made with a First Editions die.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Creations - #291 - Embossing
Inspiration Destination - #38 - Anything Goes
Penny's - #232 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - #89 - White on White (hand coloured image ok)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Frame It