Saturday 31 October 2009

Anyone for Anya Challenge - Sketch 3

Phew!!  I thought I wasn't going to make it this week either, after missing it last week.  I got my card done earlier today, so far so good.  Put it in the scanner, and inadvertantly put some things on top of the scanner which weighed the lid down, and of course, the silicone glue wasn't set so it squeezed out a bit onto the scanner glass!  Sorted that, of course Anya is now sitting closer to the card than she was.  Then I came to do this post and I couldn't get into my blog.................tried for ages, no good.  So I shut down the computer completely, had my lunch, switched back on again and all is well.

Here is my card...........

This is for the Anyone for Anya challenge this week, which is the following sketch -

Here's hoping with everything crossed!!!

Thursday 29 October 2009

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 6 - Autumn

Here goes with another blog challenge - just love them!!

The challenge on Crafty Cardmakers this week is Autumn so I put my thinking cap on and came up with something a little different this time. I have had a break from cute and ProMarkers and decided to put one of my husband's photographs to good use. He loves taking pictures, and takes his camera everywhere with him.

Here is the card -

The picture was taken last Thursday afternoon in the grounds of Chester Cathedral. At the time everyone else was watching Jamie Oliver filming an advertisement in another part of the grounds, but he was more interested in the grounds. Don't know why, he is in Chester at least twice a week, I guess the light and the colour was just right.

Anyway, hope you all like what I did with it.

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Creative Cardmaking Magazine - Update

Just as an update to my earlier post I have just received my copy of the new magazine, and they have chosen to print this one -

Looks good in the magazine, can't believe I am in print!!

Sunday 25 October 2009

I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I won a challenge!! I can't believe it. I just logged on to the Passion for ProMarkers Blog to see my card staring back at me as the winner of the Week 21 Challenge - Any colours and a sketch.


Saturday 24 October 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge - Week 28 – Martine’s sketch

Well, here I go again, another blog challenge! I think I am getting into these. I was intending to enter this card into two challenges, until I realised that the Autumn Colours one was an Anya challenge, and I have used a Magnolia stamp. The Anya one finishes tonight, so looks like I will be missing that one this week. Hey Ho, there is always the next one.

As usual I have made this last minute (although, the Magnolia challenge is on until Thursday so I could have waited) as I have spent a lot of time this week installing a new computer - "helped" by my husband!

Here is the card I have come up with. It is for the Just Magnolia Challenge - Week 28 – Martine’s sketch. It has been a real challenge for me, as I really do not do autumn colours, I love pinks and blues and lilacs!

This is the sketch I had to follow.

Fingers crossed!!

Saturday 17 October 2009

More challenges!

I have been really busy this week with cross stitch conversions, but I have managed to find time to make a card that I think I can enter into three challenges.

For the Anya challenge I had to include paper piecing (I love paper piecing), so I first stamped Anya onto IQ smooth card and coloured her with my ProMarkers. I then stamped her again onto some very pretty card that was a creamy colour with tiny pink rosebuds on. I cut out her dress, socks and flower, coloured the shoes, then stuck all the bits onto the original stamping. Next I stamped her again onto the IQ card and coloured in her apron, cut that out and stuck it on. That was the paper piecing done.

For the Passion for ProMarkers challenge I had to follow a sketch. Here is the sketch -

I figured the layout without too much trouble. The lilac rectangles were lilac pearlescent card with a layer of a pearlescent textured paper. I mounted the Anya image onto another rectangle of lilac card from which I had cut the corners. I used the corners on the two rectangles, top and bottom. The sentiment is on a piece of lilac satin ribbon.

Then came the flowers. I searched my stash and my shop, and could not come up with flowers that were right. Then, while eating my lunch, I spotted a card on my rack that I had made a while ago, and remembered the rubber stamp I used - a flower on a Juddikins block. When lunch was finished, I got the stamp out, stamped the flowers, then coloured them using the ProMarkers. Cut them out and stuck them on after shaping them a little.

On Crafty Cardmakers, the challenge was to use ribbon, lace or fibres, and as this has a bit of ribbon on, and I won't have chance to make another before Monday, I thought I would enter it.

So now, all I have to do is enter them, and keep my fingers crossed!

Friday 9 October 2009

Passion for ProMarkers Challenge Week 20

I am trying to learn the ins and outs of colouring with ProMarkers, so have decided to enter all these challenges as a way of learning.
Passion for ProMarkers challenge this week in called Any colours and a Recipe. The "Any colours" is a bit obvious, and the recipe is 3 different shapes, 2 papers and some ribbon. As I said in my previous posting, it has been a pig of a week to find time, but I have managed to come up with this card. The picture doesn't do it justice, as the colours haven't come across very well, but here goes............

Anyone for Anya challenge

I decided at the beginning of the week that I would go in for the Anyone for Anya Your Anya challenge this week. No problem, I thought, I have 6 Anya stamps, easy peasy! So far, I have managed to stamp one and start the colouring, but, as I do this in my shop, I have had a week full of "interruptions". Don't get me wrong, I am not referring to my customers, but visiting reps., nuisance phone-calls, etc.
No problem, again I thought, it is usually pest-free on a Saturday, I will finish my card then and post it to my blog and enter the challenge. Wrong again - tomorrow is Port Sunlight Stamping Festival and I can't miss that or I will die from withdrawal!!
So I have decided to enter "one I prepared earlier". She is my favourite Anya (so far) and I did her in all my favourite colours, so she is definitely ME (except I was never that cute).
Here she is -

Hope you all like her.