Wednesday, 16 March 2011

WOYWW and some new cards

As you can see there is lots on my desk this morning lol! I lost a day yesterday or at least that's what it felt like as I had to take DD to the hospital to check if she had broken or fractured her thumb. Thankfully she hasn't but it was a long day and I had planned to do all sorts of crafting so I wasn't best pleased at missing out. I did manage to get some done last night and finished off a card this morning, yes the one you can see right at the front. There is the usual debris of punches, scissors and scraps of paper on show too! If you are short of time you may want to stop now but if you have a few minutes I have a selection of cards for various challenges under here. As always I am delighted to read any comments you leave for me and I will try to get round as many as I can this week.
These cheeky chaps are from Dustin Pike, I coloured them with my promarkers and cut the shapes with my dies, I made the card an easel card as I was showing someone how easy it is to do. The paper is from my stash as is the mirror board.
This little mouse is from Crafters Companion I love the joy on her little face that Christmas is coming, the papers are from an old pad that I have been using for ages, I coloured her with my promarkers of course, cut her out and added some snowflakes and some punch work using MS punches. I added my new thing at the minute gliding flakes around the edge of the aperture I do like this effect and it's really easy to do.
I think I missed the deadline for this one but I still like it, I embossed the card and inked it with some Tea Dye DI, used my new die to create the mat, coloured with promarkers again and added the snowflakes and a handwritten sentiment to finish off.
You can tell I like this stamp can't you? lol the same die and stamp coloured with promarkers and a piece of ribbon added so I have a matching card and tag now for someone special as I don't usually make tags.
This is Jasmine from LOTV, she is am old style stamp from them but I loved the big sunglasses and the attitude in her stance. I used some Dawn Bibby flowers stamps with some different coloured inks to create the background, I used my new clear sparkle embossing powder to give everything a little subtle sparkle. I used the inks to colour her clothes and promarkers for her skin and hair.
This little cutie is from Doodle Pantry I love the expression on his face and way he has his arms out, I added the sentiment as I'm planning on sending this to my aunt who is off work at the mo with tendinitis so she is a bit fed up and needs a hug through the post. I coloured him with my promarkers and cut him and the mat with my new Go Create dies I got at the Leigh craft show these are bigger than the Spellbinder dies but not as big as the grand dies so they fit through my bug. The papers are an old pad I've had for ages but I felt the plain image could take the strong colours, I used another die for the corners which are embossed as well but I don't think it shows in the picture.
Well if you are still here well done, I am entering the cards in the following challenges:
ABC -- Embossing and three embellishments- I did miss the deadline oops!

37 comments:

Copse said...

Wow, you have been busy hun,love that new Die very pretty. hope your DD is ok after you Hosp visit. Hugs Kaz

Tine said...

Hi. You have been kept busy I see. LOL. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh ow..the thing about a damaged thumb is that you HAVE to get it checked because it's such a useful digit! Hope it recovers quickly..and you can claw back your desk time! Your cards are a delight - christmas! Impressive!

Karen said...

I hope your DD and your Aunt are recovering well :) Lots of lovely cards, they are all gorgeous.
Have a great WOYWW,
Karen #73

lynne said...

You have been one busy girl! I love the card and tag set..all your cards are all fab! The mouse stamp is adorable!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our nature challenge. Hope you can join us on Thursday for the next one!!

Hugs,
Lynne x

SmilynStef said...

What a marvelous group of cards ... love that fun little tag that could double as a holiday tree ornament ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

jude said...

Happy WOYWW love all the creativeness this week!
hugs judex9

Leslie Hanna said...

I agree, that is one really cute image! I like your card & tag set - the layers, the blue snowflakes, and that your "Kraft" is inking on the snowflake background.

Thanks for playing the Jingle Belles challenge this week!

DesigNeAl said...

What a busy bee!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la this week with your beautiful creations. We hope to see you again soon x

lauren bergold said...

HOLY MOLY! you sure do get A LOT DONE! i have to say that your JINGLE BELLES card is my favorite...not just b/c it is made with leslie's fabulous color palette, but the combination of papers, those fabulous snowflakes, and the way that sweet mouse is inside a window...well, what a brilliant job! (having said that, ALL of your cards are lovely...and i'm so impressed at how you can use the same stamp and have it come out completely differently too!) ♥

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Love the cards and i looks like you're going to have fun with all those die cuts. Good luck with the competitions you're entering. Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (45)

Rose said...

busy girl you have been!!
your jb's card is fantastic :) my fav of all is that CUTE bunny......one could not resist a hug from him :)

Sue said...

Wow! You're quite the prolific card-maker! Great job on all of them, and I love the ornament idea - well done!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous cards.

Jennifer Dove said...

Love your spring showers card...super cute! Thank you for joining our challenge. Make sure you contact dustin to get you Pike's Points.

okienurse said...

Love the cards they are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #52

Wipso said...

I'm having a really busy week but am quickly dropping by to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the chance to win the last of our weekly draws before the BIG one over in our blog shop. Pop over and join in the fun. Good luck.
Hugs,
A x
http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Wendi said...

What a splendid array of cards
my fav is the first one
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
wendi

Karen said...

Great cards, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.
xx

The Crafty Elf said...

You have many beautiful cards there. You've obviously been creativly busy....so fun! TFS

Ginny said...

cute cards, thanks for joining us at DDS :)

Max said...

Are you some kind've superwoman lol?
Hope your daughter's thumb isn't too painful now - so pleased it isn't broken. Love your oh so cute aperture card - the gilding flakes look awesome around the edge. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and for your kind message. Hopefully not too much longer 'til I can rejoin you all.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Shazsilverwolf said...

Fab crads, and I love the die on the mouse card Shaz #148

Ann said...

Hi there sorry to be so late commenting - I've been away. Lovely to come back to such stunning creations though. These cards are real beauties.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Sally said...

Wow you have been busy. Love the tag such a great image, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
Hugs Sally xxx

Ted said...

Adorable cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Dragon Studios! :)

Gramma said...

I must admit to being partial to the first one with the Dustin Pike images... Isn't he great! Love your card!
Gramma

Lelia Pierce said...

What a lovely bunch of cards! I with Gramma...love the first one the most! ;O) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Doodle Dragon Studios!

XXX

Glenda Atkins said...

Great job on all your projects,very creative work. The bunny is soo cute and I'm sure your aunt will feel hugged when she receives it. Thanks for joining the Doodle Pantry challenge this week (DPDC#9).

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Very lovely busy workspace there thanks for sharing you very gorgeous cards and a rather late ..happy WOYWW!
Shaz in OZ.x #22

Denni said...

Adorable cards!!

MaggieC said...

Hope all the invalids are now recovering well, and you can get back to business. I love those Cute Companions mice, and that is a lovely card you have created with yours. How do you find time for all these challenges? I struggle to do all the cards I need for family and friends to send myself.

WeirdCat said...

Hope everyone is recovering well, lovely selection of cards, thank you for joining us at I♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Elizabeth said...

You're incredibly productive and your cards are lovely. Great desk to peek around too. Hope you've had a good week with no more visits to the hospital. Elizabeth x #74

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

My you've been busy with all these cards! Such a nice variety but I have to say the Dustin Pike one is my fav!! Love that image and the way you colored it! Super cute with the dotted dp! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Doodle Dragon Studios.
Charlotte
DDS DT

Nana Connie said...

Love all the cards, especially the coloring! Love the Dustin Pike image withe the turtle and rabbit, and the mouse is just precious! Glad you shared your craft desk -- nice to know someone else has a craft space that looks just like mine! :-)

Sharon Basel said...

This is so cute! Great use of the die cuts and wonderful papers. The DP rabbit looks so happy to be perched on your card! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry!