Sunday, 8 August 2010

Two challenge cards

This is a card for the challenge at Bah! Humbug who want us to use a window this week. I printed the the window scene from the Crafters Companion Winter Tales CD, I wanted to do the A6 version as I haven't done this particular project before and like to do a small version for first times. I cut out the various pieces, made the windows and stuck them to the frame, I used the snowflake embossing folder on some shiny card to put in the window, I also printed a sheet of greetings and I used one of them for the inside of the window. I am pleased with how it has turned out especially for a first attempt, I think I will make the bigger version as well now I know how it's done.

This card is for Designed 2 Delight drawn by the lovely Faith, this is a progressive challenge and this week the Teddy image is free, all you have to do is make a card using him, post it on Faith's blog and she will send you the next image free of charge by email so why not join us?
I am also doing the challenge on Double Delight who have given us a sketch this week. I made the card digitally this time following the sketch, I printed out the lovely bear and coloured him using my promarkers. I was trying to make him look furry but I'm not sure how successful that was but practise makes perfect as the saying goes.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Why I didn't play WOYWW this week

I was busy going to see my second grandson who was born early this morning.Isn't he cute and yes that's me holding him, they are both fine but still in hospital tonight as they want to keep an eye on his mum.

Before we got the news I had made these cards though so I thought I'd show you them now.

This one is Festive Willow on a sled full of presents, I masked them , cut them put, mounted onto some printed baking paper, used my holly punch around the page set and then used vintage christmas flowersoft on the holly. The little greeting was printed onto the same paper shrunk down, punched out and embellished with some stickles.
This card is for Whiff of Joy and ABC Christmas Challenge.

This is the card for the new baby, some gingham paper made by Bev Rochester, a little vest from Deedee's Digis which I made into a png so I could put the paper behind it, I added the little duck that comes in the set, made the greeting small and punched it out when printed. I added some ribbon and the infinity trim punch which I trimmed to make interlocking hearts, I'm not sure if you will be able to see it but it is there lol. This card is for Die Cut Dream Challenge.

This is a silver blank, embossed with snowflakes folder, mistletoe kisses digi from Designed 2 Delight coloured with promarkers and cut out. I used the infinity trim punch and cut out a scalloped oval from some Dovecraft paper from last year. I punched some small snowflakes and added some small stars to the middle of them.
This card is for I Promarkers and Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Two more challenge cards

I have made another two cards that I am entering in various challenges.
The first one is a lovely snowman image from Designed 2 Delight as part of the progressive challenge on there. Every time you make and post a card using that weeks freebie the lovely Faith sends you the next freebie, it really is that simple so why not join us?
I printed him out, coloured him with pro markers, well the bits that needed colour lol,I cut him out and mounted him on some foam squares for dimension. For the background I created some snow with a white gel pen and some glitter, ripped a piece of white glitter paper to give him somewhere to stand, punched some snowflakes from the scraps of glitter paper, after I stuck it all together I embellished with a few sparkly stones and some stickles, after all you can have too much glitter and sparkle at Christmas time!
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Bah! Humbug-paper tearing
Winter Wonderland-no designer paper
Designed 2 Delight-use image
Double Delight-handmade embellihments

This card is for the Fit for a Princess challenge at Tiddly Inks, I coloured her with the pro markers cut her out using the out of frame technique with the label nestie, I used some K and Co papers to back the card and created some mats for my princess using the loop and the lace scroll punch around the page sets. I punched the flowers and the butterflies from scrap card and coloured them to match the colours in her dress, to finish them off I added some sparkly stones. I'm really pleased with the butterflies as it's the first time I've used the butterflies from the punch and they are a lovely size for a card and for decorating.
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
TiddlyInks Digital-fit for a princess
Crafty Cardmakers-spotlight on punches

Monday, 2 August 2010

Two challenge cards

Today I have two challenge cards to show you, the first is the second part of Flash your Freebies at Pollycraft and the second one is for Doodle Dragon Studios and I ♥ Promarkers.

These cute little tortoises are the freebie I got for taking part in Flash your Freebies, I thought I'd missed the deadline for this one but it's not until tonight so I was very pleased I had checked early this morning, I coloured them with pro markers and cut them out by hand. The sky is chalked and the grass is a MS punch that is little flowers I got when I subscribed to a magazine. I ripped the paper and chalked the edges then punched it again but flowers don't look right when they are green so I added some flowersoft onto the heads. I hand wrote for you in the corner as I didn't know what else to put, I think I'll send this one to my sister just because.

This is my entry for the Friends challenge at Doodle Dragon Studios, I do love Dustin Pikes images they are so cute and a dream to colour. I used my pro markers to colour them and cut them out by hand, I left a border this time as I didn't want to cut right down to the bottom between the bear and the penguin. I used some Dovecraft baking paper from last year and punched it with the double loops punch around the page set. I so love these MS punches I think I will be getting lots of use from them :-). I am also entering this card in the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge which is Christmas.