Saturday, 16 June 2012

Saturday, 16th June 2012

Fun Football!

Yesterday was such a trying day. I had to go to the surgery to give blood samples, no problem with that bit, but after I left home we got such a downpour of rain, it was so bad that my wipers couldn't keep up with it. By the time I got back home I had a headache.  I had to make a wee boy card and thought I would try one of the "sketches" in blogland.  It is harder than I thought. Honest the paper with the small squares is more blue than it shows in this picture. (getting away from purple hee hee). I used ellison thin die cutters which are bright green and managed to lose one of them twice and the other one three times, including putting one back in the box before making the cut, Everything I put down on my desk disappeared into another dimension. The fun part was shrink plastic, even better than embossing. This stamp is so much fun.
Image - Striker stamp from Funky Kits
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper and card from stash
Dies used - ellison thin dies Jersey and Trophy cut from shrink plastic

Challenge Covered:- The Sugar Bowl: Challenge # 86 -Maria Therese’s Sketch

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Thursday, 14th June 2012

Way before the lark this morning


I don't often get a night's sleep and last night I gave up and mooched around but was too tired to craft so watched some crafting on TV instead. That is what I get for being stressy having left this card undone until the last minute yesterday. I used the brand new house die I received in the morning post and whereas I normally like to play first, but no, this was one cut and get on with it.




Important element - nudges from my pals on the Joanna Sheen forum 
to get on with this card
Image - Bella with Flowers stamp from Wild Rose Studio
 coloured with letraset promarkers and tria pens.
sentiment stamp from lotv embossed
Paper - 6x6 from the Bella paper pack
Dies used - marianne " Craftable die House-2", and 
one each from "Anja leaves" 2 & 4
- Go Kreate "Ornament Frilly 10"
- Spellbinders "Grand Labels 4"

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

My Moment of Clarity

I don't get many of these so I have to make the best of them. I have been looking for some rectangle dies but not finding what I want and yesterday while looking at a friend's blog it suddenly occurred  to me that all I needed to do was join two cuts from my square dies up. This post is therefore to remind me what I should be doing before my goldfish memory strikes again. 



Seem to be stuck on pink/lilac/purple, must try something different. 

Update on Thursday 14th.
The finished card. 

Image - Stitch in Time from Penny Black
 coloured with letraset pens and ColorBox inkpads.
Dies used - marianne "LR0157"
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenge Covered:-Challenge 52 Anything Goes Wild Orchid Challenge blog

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday, 10th June 2012

My favourite colours card !

I am easily tempted to use lilac and pink on my cards and this one is no exception. I also have a bit of a bad habit of tweaking my cards and adding a little bit extra bling, however this is another card which was just great fun to make. The unusual thing about this card is that I have not used any dies.






Image - Maisie Sitting Pretty stamp from lotv
 coloured with letraset promarkers and tria pens.
Paper, card bits and bling from my stash

Although I have not used my pens very much yet, I am enjoying doing so and have decided to pop this into the challenge.

Challenge Covered:-  I Love Promarkers - Challenge 120 - For a Little Girl

Friday, 8 June 2012

Friday, 8th June 2012

 A wee pirate card !

This is definitely fun to do. My only problem is that I start looking at blogs and start looking at items used and go to those sites and before I know hours have passed.
My card today is for a wee lad who has a great imagination, so I know he will like it and I thought I would also enter it in a challenge.




Image - Land Ahoy stamp from lotv
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper - trimmed 6x6 but cannot remember the pack name.
Dies used - sizzix trunk.
I also used a pair of pattern scissors which I really should use more often. 


Challenge Covered:-  Lili's Little Fairies challenge One for the Boys

Monday, 4 June 2012

Monday, 4th June 2012

My first blog card!

Hi, Hopefully you will put up with me as I attempt my first blog post. Seems to be a good use of a dull bank holiday Monday.
My card is a winter wishes card to reflect the ever changing weather we are experiencing and you never know when you need a snowy card, added to which she is one of my favourite images. 


Image - Winter Wonderland stamp from Funky Kits
 coloured with letraset pens.
Paper - first edition "dreamcatcher".
Dies used - marianne "decorative elegance",
sizzix tickets dies, 
also sizzix plaid and diamond embossing folders.

Well we shall see how this goes and if anyone can read it. Hoping everyone has had a happy bank holiday.

Challenge Covered:- The Sugar Bowl: Challenge # 85 - Kiki's Sketch