Monday, May 30, 2011

Forever Friends 'Use Punches' Challenge

Hi guys and girls
Long time no post... anyway, I have been having a few problems with my internet connection so now it has finally been sorted I can post a card or two.

Here is my card for this fortnight's Forever Friends challenge, 'Use Punches' and is sponsored by Whimsey Stamps. I have used one of their digital images 'Touched by Love'.  The background text and 'leaf' is by Hero Arts Clear Designs.

The punches I used were my large scalloped circle nesties, which I created the centre piece with and the borders were created using my Martha Stewart emboss and cut scallops with dots (not sure that is the correct name as the packaging has long since been disposed of).

I then simply added some blue flowers just to finish the card off, which I adhered with my trusty glue gun.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, hugs

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Forever Friends Challenge

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to find out what this fortnight's challenge is for the Forever Friends Challenge Blog. It's going to be good and I would love to see all of your creations there.

Taking part is just half of the fun. So go on... challenge yourself. You might just enjoy it.

My card for the challenge will be posted tomorrow, but don't forget to pop over to Forever Friends Blog in order to see the rules etc (you can click on the left column, where it says I am on the fortnight DT, for a direct link) and what is expected in your card. Enjoy x

Thanks for stopping by, hugs

PB Easel Spinner Card

Hello fellow crafters

Just a quickie that I thought I would like to share with you. I made it a little while ago but have had a few problems with my internet connection and therefore have been unable to upload anything for a while. Anyway, here is a card I made using my new 'spinner card' template.

The template was a present for my birthday, which I believe was purchased from QVC, but I cannot tell you currently what brand it is. As soon as I locate the packaging I will add the information to this post.

I decided to use a Penny Black image as I have not used one for a while and I coloured it in to co-ordinate with my My Minds Eye background paper.

I then simply added some gemstones to finished the card off.  Behind the cat in the inner circle of the spinner are some Anita's stickers that simply say Happy Birthday. Then I added the Craftwork Cards greeting to the bottom left of the card and coloured that with the same promarker that I used to colour the image.

Here is a proper view of the whole card, which as you can see, is an Easel Card.  I think the whole spinner thing looks great on an easel but works just as well, I have discovered, on a regular 15cm x 15cm card.

Hope you like my first attempt at a spinner card (using a template) and thanks
for stopping by. Hugs xxx

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Forever Friends Buttons & Bows Challenge

This is my card for the latest Forever Friends challenge, 'Buttons and Bows'.

We were asked to make a card using a digi stamp from Di's Digi Downloads and (of course) a Forever Friends image. So Buttons and Bows was the theme and this is the card that I made. One person has seen this card so far, as I made it for my BFF, Sarn, who celebrated her birthday on St George's Day. Her lovely hubby Gra took her into London for the day and it sounds like she had a fab time and also some fabulous weather. Hope you had a lovely day Sarn?

Anyway, back to my card.... I merged two Di's Digi Downloads images together and then stamped out a FF stamp, which I coloured and cut out and then decoupaged to the image with foam pads. I then coloured in the rest of the image and mounted some DP to the base card. I then mounted the whole thing onto pink mirri card and then added some buttons, a bow and a sentiment. Hope you like it?

Hugs xxx