Monday, August 22, 2011

Forever Friends '3D' Challenge

This fortnights challenge from Forever Friends is a 3D challenge and is sponsored by Stitchy Bears.  I decided to make my card on an acetate base and then added several various layers.

Here are a few images of my card so that you can see the different layers.  I decided to stick with a pink and black theme as the fairy is just too cute to be any other colour than pink.

I added a sentiment from Lili of the Valley and the background was cut out using a Martha Stewart around the page punch. The black circle scallop was cut out using a large scalloped nestie.

I am so sorry but I can't be sure who made the back ground paper, but I think it may have been Pink Petticoat???

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Forever Friends blog and have a go at this fortnights challenge. Remember, you do not have to use a Forever Friends image in order to take part, you may use any stamped image, as long as it's an animal of some kind. You never know, you may win, but you have to be in it to win it. Good luck!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lovesick Blues

Last but not least (I promise...) for tonight anyway, here is the final card.

I made this card using a Lili of the Valley image and can't remember who the sentiment is by as it is currently loose and has not been put back with it's set. I added some flowers to finish the card. Sorry I cannot go into more details peeps, but it IS 23.15pm on Sunday evening and although I should've been in bed ages ago I just had to get these cards uploaded before I put it off any longer. I'm done... I promise. Night night x

Thanks for stopping by,

Card for FIN

Hi peeps
Me again, with yet another piccie of a card photographed on my Blackberry. Oka so I know I'm no teckie bod, but give me some credit for working out how to download them from my phone to my laptop, even if they were taken about a fortnight ago!!!! JEEEEEEES!

A friend of mine, asked me if I could make this for a friend of her husband's who is (apparently) a BIG fan of rugby. Unfortunately, unbeknown to me, when I 'googled' RUGBY BALLS to get an idea of what they looked like, it also came up with SOCCER BALLS, and who am I to know the difference??? Having never played it in my life and when I watch England play, I can hardly be blamed for not exactly watching the ball, when all those fit men, I mean legs, I mean PLAYERS are running around.

Anyway, despite my 'little' error the card was very well received and Fin was very happy with his card.

I hand drew the ball and coloured it with my Promarkers. To get the dimpled effect I went over the colour with my Blender pen and I was really pleased with how it looked.

Thanks for stopping by,

Despite her Attitude

Hi girls
Another card from my Blackberry that I haven't yet uploaded. This card was also made for Lianne's 14th Birthday, but this card was given to her from her brother Lewis. He had a very clear idea of what he wanted to give her. He knew that this Lili of th Valley image definitely had Lianne's (attitude and) name written all over it. He knew greens and purples were her favourite colours (but we opted for green) and that he wanted it to be a shaker card (he has a thing about shaker cards, bless 'im).

AND... he especially liked this sentiment from Create with TLC so he wanted it to appear on the front rather than inside.

Hope you like the cards and thank you for stopping by.

Lianne's Birthday Card

Hi girls
Just a quickie as I took this photograph with my Blackberry rather than my camera and have only just managed to upload and edit it.

I made this card for Lianne's recent 14th Birthday. She seemed to like it as it has been added to the ever growing pile of 'Cards-We-Want-2-Keep'. She had a really nice day despite her mummy havinf a stroke just 10 days before, but we still managed to make her day a special one. Even if it did cost me a small fortune, she's worth it.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Devoted & Dashing Dad

Hi girls (and guys)

This fortnights challenge on the Forever Friends challenge blog is to create a ROUND CARD. Remember, you don't have to use a Forever Friends image if you don't have one as long as you use an animal.

This fortnight's challenge is sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and she very kindly gave the DT some images to use on our creations.  As you can see, my card is not exactly a round one but the front of the easel is. I had originally made the easel round as well but I wasn't happy with the finished result. So I remade it with a square base and a round easel and I think it worked out well.

I used a selection of different papers, merged the digi image with a sentiment from Create with TLC and coloured the image in with my promarker pens. I added a round birthday sentiment from Craftword Cards and job done.

Not entirely happy with the finished result, I reprinted the image again and coloured it the same way as the original and decoupaged the bear only to the front.

Here's a slightly smaller image so that you can see the decoupaged area.

I hope that you will decide to join in the fun this time and good luck.  I hope you like my card that I created for the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs xxx

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Cheers... Ears!!!

Hi there
Here is card number two that I have so far made today.

A 5x5 whitebase card. I cut the main designer paper slightly smaller than the base card and mounted that onto plain white card that I 'edged' with the chisel end of my Coral Promarker. I then coloured the image with my Promarker pens (as listed below) and cut to size. I also mounted this onto plain white card which had been edged with the same Coral Promarker. I cut a smaller off cut of DP to go across the card and mounted this too. I then added the image over the top with some foam pads and then added a simple greetings tag and a pearl which I also coloured with the Coral Promarker.

Another Lili of the Valley image, this time, I have used the following supplies:

Image: Lili of the Valley
Promarkers: Coral, Pumpkin, Burnt Umber, Cinnamon, Caramel, Blush, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 3 and Ice Grey 5 (and Blender pen for the dots on the cats face, side and belly...awwwww)
Designer Papers: Craftwork Cards (Vintage Rose) Paper Stack and and old Birthday Card
Pearl and Tag from Stash
White Highlighter and Sakura (Silver) Gelly Roll pen
Selection of co-ordinating coloured pencils to add shaded areas (including White to highlight)

Thanks again for visiting, hugs

For You

Not a hellova good day here in not-so-sunny Hertfordshire. So I have spent the day making a couple of cards that I thought might be nice to share with you all.

Image: Lili of the Valley
Scalloped Circle Nestabilities
Designer Papers: First Edition, 8x8 Sweet Owl Collection
Promarkers: Blossom, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey Grey, Cinammon, Caramel and Forest Green
Ribbon: from Watford Market
Adhesive Pearls, Roses and Doily from Stash

Thanks for stopping by, Hugs

Thursday, August 04, 2011


Hi girls, s'me again.
I know, I know... I'm like a London Bus. You don't hear or see me for 'AGES' and then all of a sudden, you're getting a post (or two) a day!!! What's going on I hear you ask? Well, after my many, many hospital visits this year, I have finally got my mojo back up and running again, and, as you can probably tell from my jovial tone, yes, I am feeling pretty good right now. Still have a massive headache, but I have worked out a way around that.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my latest card, one that I might add, I am very pleased with. I was asked by my mum's friend Pamela, to make a special 21st birthday card for her Neice, Jessica... so here it is. I decided to go with a pink theme, as she is quite a 'girlie-girl' and then kept the colours on the image to a minimum i.e. brown, lots of different pinks and grey with a little green on the flower stems.

Here is a smaller image of a close up of the bear and a list of supplies I used:

Promarker Pens: Magenta, Dusky Rose, Blossom, Cool Grey 4, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 1, Burnt Umber, Cinnamon, Caramel and Grass with a little Canary Yellow for the centre of the flowers.
Papers: First Edition Paper, Sweet Owl 8 x 8 Collection
Stamps: Lili of the Valley
Card Candi: from Craftwork Cards and coloured myself to match
Ribbon: from Stash

I am entering this card into this week's Lili of the Valley Blog Challenge, which happens to be themed 'Roses'.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card?


Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Lavender Lili

Finally... after all I have been through lately, I am getting my MOJO back!!! Here is another card I have made this week.

This one was made using one of my FREE Lili of the Valley images that came with one of my craft magazines for August. I decided to make a gatefold card as I recently purchased a second hand Crafter's Companion Enveloper and it has all the markings for Concertina Cards, Gatefold Cards etc so I thought I would give it a go and see if it really was as simple as it claimed...and it was.

So, I coloured in the image, using my Promarker Pens, to coordinate with my background paper and then mounted it onto black card. I then stuck down one side and mounted it to ONE of the 'openings'. I then added a Craftword Cards sentiment (so that the card will close and stay shut) and some flowers etc. I have also decorated the inside of the card with the same paper and a sentiment, but I forgot to photograph the inside before one of my friends bought it from me, so... apologies for that.

I then just added some adhesive pearls to finish it off. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Brick Work Card

Hi fellow crafters, just wanted to share a little something that I created yesterday with you. It's a Penny Black stamp that I have stamped and coloured with my promarker pens and then I drew 'brickwork' shapes on it and cut out the individual pieces and put it back together again, mounting each piece with a foam pad and leaving a small gap between them.

I really liked the finished effect and it's perfect if you want something eye catching and unique. I think this card would also be really good for a male recipient.

Here is a smaller, more close up view of the brickwork. I lined up the bottom pieces first in a straight line so that I could then get the rest of the pieces in a straight line too. Then I simply cut the black background card around it and then I mounted the greeting onto black card and added some Card Candi.

Hope you like it?? Thanks for visiting, hugs