Friday, 28 January 2011

I'm in the Gallery



I was tickled pink the other day when Ikki asked if she could show my little card in her Friday Follwers Gallery and gleefully said yes. The shapes are of course all cut with the Bug and the nesties, sometimes an image just says do this with me and this is what this little one did for me.
Thanks for popping by and if you haven't been to The Cuttlebug Cupboard you don't know what you are missing.

Monday, 24 January 2011

About Me-Tiddly Inks Challenge




I finally got time to craft this week and this is what I created. This card is for Tiddly Inks all about me challenge. After much thought I remembered this little bugg and thought yes that's me always reading (except when crafting) and where do I like to read best, lying in the garden with a large pile of books. I coloured the image with promarkers, created the background with distress inks, used some paper I've had so long I don't remember where I got it from and recolored some flowers .
Thanks for popping by and I love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

WOYWW 19/01/2011

Well this is how I left my desk last night, a tip needing to be tidied up tomorrow but I did have lots of fun making some cards, if you have time they are further down if not then please comment to let me know you stopped by. I only managed 80 visits last week but I'm hoping to do more this week.

This is a little snowman from Designed to Delight and they run two challenges one that is progressive and a Christmas one on Card Ideas from the D2D designers.This week we were asked to use blue and purple with something that was wintry so this is my effort.

This one is for a few challenges High Hopes-anything goes



I actually used some real lace to on this version a bit of a novelty for me. This version of the card is for DCD and Daring Cardmakers-Recipe.
This week Daring Card Makers are sponsered by Robyn's Fetish.

This little cutie is from Lili Of The Valley I coloured her with promarkers, inked the edges again and made a little easel card. I inked the flowers too! This card is for a few challenges too:

I love Promarkers-Keep it sweet and simple


This one is for the Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge, the lovely Faith will send you a freebie every week just for using her image in a project and posting it on the blog. The hearts has text in there but I removed it digitally and hand wrote mine, I would have added it digitally but I didn't have the papers at the time of printing the image so didn't know what I was going to use it for.

If you are still here you deserve a medal, thank you for popping by and I would love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Red and White cards

I'm still managing to keep crafting so here are the latest efforts from my desk.
At Tiddly Inks this week they want an all white card except for the image, I found this really hard, I kept wanting to add colour to things so I settled on this design, after I found an embossed card in a drawer that I was tidying up. I coloured the image with my promarkers and used glue and Glamour Dust for the sparkles. I have taken countless photographs to try to show the sparkle but I can't get it right, more practise required I think. I even used the glue freehand to write the message which got sparkled as well.

For this one I used my new stamp Tweet Heart from Whiff of Joy coloured with my promarkers, cut some shapes using my dies, embossed the panel, used some of my dwindling papermania heart pad which I've had for ages and added some sparkle with the Glamour Dust again.
I used a Bazzil Bling template for the letter U but had to do the number myself as I don't have one with numbers on it. I was really pleased with this one it just seemed to fall together and it looks so much redder in real life but it is red I promise not pink.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so very much for popping by and I would be thrilled to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

WOYWW 12/01/2011

Wow it's the 12th of January already, there isn't much happening on the desk at the minute so I thought this week I would show you how I store my nestabilities.
This is the side of the fridge which forms a very handy place in my space to put the nesties. They are on magnetic sheets the nice thick ones which aren't cheap but you get a few sets from each sheet. Then they are put into the really cheap plastic CD wallets and attached to the fridge.

Here is a close up of the wallets and nesties, as you can see although the set is all there they are not quite as they should be. This is the advantage of having the wallets it doesn't matter too much of they aren't put back quite right. I should point out that my nine year old also uses my stash, (she does have her own but much prefers mine for some reason!) and any storage system needs to be something she will be willing to do.


Keeping it short as the number of people taking part seems to grow every week and it helps people get round as many as possible if I keep it short. Thanks for looking and I love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.


Saturday, 8 January 2011

Entries for Challenges

I was busy crafting yesterday and finished these cards off today so I am keeping up with my resolution so far to make time for crafting and challenges, hope I can keep it up all year.

This card was made using the Whiff of Joy winter buddies, coloured with promarkers and sakura glaze pens for the lights, I cut the circle with my nesties of course. I punched the holly border using the punch around the page set, I inked it up to make it look more like holly and to help it stand out. The holly embellishments were punched out and inked to change the colour as it was some white scrap card. I have inked this card within an inch of it's life I think this is my favourite thing to do at the minute. The papers are from a Paper Cellar pad and the sentiment from a Kanban set of stamps I got from Hobbycraft.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Whiff of Joy--Sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge--Anything Christmas
I love Promarkers--Recycle
Winter Wonderland--Lots of dots

Bah Humbug!--Holly
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club--Punch the sentiment

This little chap is from the Doodle Pantry I painted him with distress inks except the feet and his little mouth for which I used promarkers, the papers are from a Forever Friends set and the sentiment is from a Dawn Bibby set. Again I have inked all the edges I told you I was into inking at the minute!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry--Use image
Cards for Men--Sketch

This card uses an image from Designed to Delight I colored the background with promarkers and blended them for all I was worth to try to get it to look semi realistic I'm fairly pleased with it. I punched the strips with Martha Stewarts Heart Lattice punch using some scraps. The panel the little sheep is on is recycled from another card as is the piece of ribbon. Most of the card has been inked again, I got some of the inks for Christmas so have been having a lovely time playing with them all!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Designed 2 Delight--Use image
I love Promarkers--Recycle

If your still here well done you, this is the last one, this is made from a Kanban kit the image, sentiment and card stock all came from it sometimes it's nice when it's all done for you. I punched the edges of the horizontal strip with the Lace Doily punch from Martha Stewart and created the ribbon effect strips with the Infinty Deep punch. I inked the edges of the punching on this one as well.
I am entering this in the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge as it follow the sketch from there.
Thanks for looking and I would love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Delightful Inspiration Cupcake and Roses

Well it's been ages since I posted twice in the one week so a good start to the new year, I made this card digitally and then printed it off, I used the Cupcake with Roses as a png, coloured it in Photoshop then added some digi paper and embellishments in Digital Scrapbook Artist. I was really pleased with the overall effect and I feel so much more comfortable using my tablet now.
Thanks for looking and I love to read any comments you are kind enough to leave.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Ist challenge entry for the year

This is the first entry for some challenges this year and I hope to keep it up this year, I did enjoy the challenges last year but with getting our dog all my crafting time seemed to disappear but making time to craft and take part in the challenges is my New Year resolution.
I have used Willow with flowers, I cut her out with my nesties and coloured her with my pro markers, the papers are a freebie from a magazine but I think they are My Minds Eye. I created the little mat using the scroll set of the Punch Around the Page from Martha Stewart. The set of three flowers were cut using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die the other flowers are Petaloo coloured with a pro marker. The little leaves are a Martha Stewart Frond punch I got this at Hobbycraft on Boxing Day and I think it will be soooo very useful.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Whiff of Joy--Sketch
I love Pro Markers -- Anything goes
Winter Wonderland--Thank you

Thanks for looking and I love reading any comments you are kind enough to leave.