Saturday 20 February 2010

Saturday again, already!!

Where does all the time go? It seems like no sooner have I done one Anya challenge, then it is time for another!!

I have done this card for three challenges -

Anyone for Anya Flower Power requires something flowery, so I printed the flowery paper from My Craft Studio Back to Basics. The buttons and bows for the ProMarker challenge is fairly obvious, and the ABC One Paper challenge required using just one paper.

The image - her name is Gigi - doesn't show well on the scan, but it is triple embossed. I was teaching a class on it last week, and made the topper then. I thought she went so well with the flowery paper. She is stamped onto mount board, coloured with ProMarkers and then triple embossed. Looks brilliant in the flesh!

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Dec/Jan ATC swap - Winter Wonderland

Well, it has been a long time since the last ATC swap! We spread this one over December and January, as a little thing called Christmas sort of got in the way.
Here are all the swaps.......................

Haven't they all done well..............................again!!

Fancy some Pink Piggy Blog Candy?

DawnyP is giving away lots of blog candy at the moment. In case you can't tell what there is from the picture, here is the list.
Pepper & Friends Designer paper pack - 12 x 12 (it's gorge!!)
Pepper & Friends Bath Time stamp
Pepper & Friends Honey To The Bee stamp
You can see what the stamps look like on the cards here
5 x 1m rolls of Papermania ribbon
Pack of Papermania buttons to match the ribbon
Tube of mixed fibres
2 rolls of DST (we all use it !!!)
Pack of stick on gems
Pack of stick on pearls
1 x 100 mixed baby pink embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts
Mixture of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Saturday 13 February 2010

Good enough to eat....................I hope.

I have been wondering what to do for this challenge all week, and here I am again, really last minute!

This is the Anyone for Anya challenge, and this week it is "Good Enough to Eat", which could be foody colour combos, such as strawberry and cream, etc. I cast my mind back to the days before diabetes, when I was allowed such things, and decided to use my favourite chocolates - Coffee cream and Strawberry cream (strange one, as I don't actually like strawberries). I hope the colours I have chosen reflect my choice. I am impressed with the hair colour! I have never used the ProMarker Warm Greys before. I never bothered buying them, as I love the Ice Greys, and also had the Cool Greys. But the Warm Greys came with my full set that I won, so I thought I would try them. Wow, love them, they sort of look like brown hair!

I decided to combine it with two other challenges -
Papertake Weekly, which is a sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Delights. This had to include something digital, and the image was a digital download from The Greetings Farm. I also did the greeting in My Craft Studio.

More challenges................

I think I'm hooked on these challenges! This card is for 3 challenges.
The first is Passion for ProMarkers, which is a colour combo - Agean, Sky Blue and Cool Aqua, the next is Truly Scrumptious, which is a sketch, with an optional extra of Buttons and Bows, and lastly for A Spoonful of Sugar (technically, I shouldn't even look at this blog as I am diabetic...LOL), which is a recipe of 1 patterned paper, 1 embossed paper, 1 button, 1 ribbon.

The image is a digi stamp from The Greetings Farm called Springtime Fairy, and I thought she just lent herself to the colour scheme. I printed the paper from My Craft Studio, the embossed paper was embossed with my favourite Cuttlebug folder - Swiss Dots.
I was a bit stuck for the flower, but remembered that I bought a new set of clear stamps last week from the Papermill Shop. It is a "build yourself a flower" set! I coloured the flower with a mix of Cool Aqua and Sky Blue, then added a button for the centre which I also coloured from its normal beige to Yellow with my ProMarkers.
I don't like making landscape cards as a rule, as I find that they don't stand up for long, but I found a method that works. I cut the A4 in half to make 2 A5's then tie them together with the ribbon. Much sturdier!

Monday 8 February 2010

More love and slush!!

Last minute again, must get more organised! Just realised that Crafty Cardmakers Hearts and Romance challenge finishes today, and I really wanted to do this one.
I followed the brilliant tutorial on making a heart shaped easel card, which Vix did (you can find it here), although I cheated slightly. I persuaded my faithful friend Polly Pazzles the die-cutting machine to cut all the bits out for me (except the cute couple). She really is a great friend to have!!!
The picture once again does not do it justice, as the tungsten light messes with the colour a bit. The large heart at the back is actually white linen card, same as the white heart stopper.

Saturday 6 February 2010

And staying with the Peacock theme................

I seem to be stuck in Peacock mode today, love the colours. This card is for Anyone for Anya - Sketch challenge.
I think I have mentioned before, the while bored at home over Christmas, I stamped all my "cute" stamps, and scanned them into my computer to use as Digi Stamps. This means that I can work with them either at the shop (where the stamps live) or at home. It also means I can re-size them too, and that is what I have done here. Doesn't matter how big she is, she is still gorgeous.

This is the sketch.

All creatures grunt and smell......................

Any colours are allowed, and I used the opportunity to use this lovely peacock stamp from Graphicus Elusive Images. The papers are printed from Artylicious Peacock Summer. My friend saw one of my other cards on which I used the same shape mounts, and thought they were cut with Nestabilities, but they aren't. I used my Fiskars Corner Cutter scissors on them.

Tuesday 2 February 2010

I wonder........................

whether this card would qualify for any of the "Love"/"Hearts" challenges that are around at the moment.
I think I may enter it into the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge, which is "Hearts", and maybe the Papertake Weekly, which is "Love Actually".
Watch this space..................I may come up with something else a bit cuter!

Monday 1 February 2010

Crumbs, nearly forgot about this one!!

I have been going to do this challenge all week, but totally forgot about it until about 5 p.m. today. I thought I was going to miss it because I had to teach class tonight, but then I had a brainwave! Tonight's class was Masking, so I decided to try and tie my card in with the Passion for ProMarkers challenge, which is Colour Combo - Pastel Green and Blossom, I might still be in with a chance. Hope I still have time to enter...............