Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A Card for the Lovely hAnglar Challenge "Dots"

Good Morning all, well the sun is out and the wind has dropped so thats a relief, not sure if its going to last but we are of swimming in about 30 mins so I must pull all the stops out and get a move on. Anyway todays card has been created for Lovely hAnglars "Dots" Challenge, and Ive used this little sweetie for my image, Ive coloured her with my copic and tria pens before using an oval Nestabilitie Die to cut her out, the mount is the Eyelet Oval and Ive used red card for this. The sentiment is one from my stash and this has also been mounted onto red card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and then one of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine Designs "Dots" digi download set, the first is a red background with white dots then on top of this I have layered up a further two papers in yellow and beige, both of these has been punched along both edges with a dot border punch from Martha Steward. On top of this is a yet another piece of the red card thats been put through my cuttlebug with a dotty background and then laid across the middle of the two papers.
I then used a needle and thread to draw up an strip of organza ribbon then stuck it down across the middle of the embossed strip with yet another red spotted ribbon wrapped around the middle. I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I used yet another piece of the red card and cut a swirl out this one was from the Doo Hickeys dies, and to finally finish Ive cut three Marianne Die flowers with some left over papers and rolled them before sticking them to my card on top of some punched out leaves with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://lovely-haenglar-only.blogspot.com/
http://cheerfulstamppad.blogspot.com/
http://hippitywithippity.blogspot.com/
http://houseofgilli.blogspot.com/
http://kbchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 29 May 2011

A Card for Several Magnolia Challenges

Good Afternoon Everyone well I dont know if its cold where you are but its bitter here in Gloucestershire and I gather its the same everywhere it seems that winter hasnt totally left us that mild spell we had was to lull us into a sense of security, oh I do hope it wont stay long as Im really fed up with it and we will have to put the heating on again. Well lets hope my card cheers you up and Im going to enter it for several Magnolia Challenges Just Magnolia's "Friends", Magnolia Stamp Lovers "Tilda with Posies", Magnolia Mania "Favourite Colours" and Magnolia Down Under "Sketch" and Im hoping that this card will meet all those rules. It used this sweet image of Tilda with a posy of hearts and stamped her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, then used Nestabilitie Die No.18 to cut it and then used the die to create the mount by drawing around it then cutting out by hand. The sentiment is one of my stash and mounted it onto a piece of the same blue card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for my first mount is blue pearlescent card with one of three papers from the Nitwits "Hoppy Hearts" digi downloads the first paper is a white background with patchwork design flowers on, on top is a circle of blue pattern paper, then across the card Ive used a blue spot paper and along the two edges it has been punched with a border punch from Martha Stewart then on top I have put another strip of the same pearlescent card thats been passed through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side.
To finish of Ive created a flower spray with three roses in two different colours and some punched out leaves has been arranged around the image at the top on the right hand side. And the last thing is the five pearl gems up in the top left hand corner.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/
http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/
http://magnoliamaniachallenge.blogspot.com/
http://magnoliadownunderchallenges.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Card for the Sugar Bowl Challenges - "A Sketch"

Good Evening All, now I know Im late but its been a busy afternoon, firstly we went swimming then had some lunch, afterwards we dropped of a very big Camelia to a friend of mine, and then I decided to cut the grass while hubby was visiting his mum in the home. So anyway here we are at last and todays card has been created for the Sugar Bowl's Challenge "A Sketch" and Ive used this little cutie for my card, I stamped her onto white card then used my copic's and tria pens to colour her, I then cut her out with a large square Nestabilitie Die, and I then cut a mount with my rotatrim for it. The sentiment is one from my stash and this has been treaded in the same way, before mounting them I used a scroll stamp and a pink inkpad to just stamp around the edges of both.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with one of three papers from the "Forever Friends" papers, the first one is a white background with two coloured butterflies on in blues and pinks, on top is the second mount which is a flower one with a pink background, and the third is a pink and white stripe one. I then wrapped my lace and ribbon around the card and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side, to finish of Ive created a triple bow from some seam binding and then threaded a pearlbrad and spacer through the centre.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://simplycreatechallenges.blogspot.com/
http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://cinspirations.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

Monday, 23 May 2011

A Card for Just Magnolia and Two more Challenges

Good Evening Everyone, what a terrible couple of days weve had, today has been windy and wet, though I must say the sun is out at the moment and wind seems to have dropped lets hope it lasts as Im fed up with next doors back gate banging all the time. Anyway today cards has been created for Just Magnolia's "Sketch", Wild Orchids "Embossing" and Magnolia Stamp Lovers "Dry Embossing" and Ive used this sweet image of Tilda and coloured her with my copic pens and then used the oval Nestabilitie die to cut it out and then used the scalloped one for the mount. The sentiment is one of the Magnolia ones and has been stamped and mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card and one of two papers from the "Its a Spring Thing" the first paper is a flower one in several colours on top of this is a strip of blue card thats been put through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder, and the last mount is a stripe one then over the card I have wrapped a piece of yellow seam binding and attached to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle of the third mount and the sentiment is stuck below on the right hand side. To finish of I have used three roses of two different sizes and have wrapped them around the mounted image with some punched out rose leaves and silicone glue. The last thing is the three pearlescent gems at the top and bottom of opposite corners.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 22 May 2011

A Card for Sunday's with Santa - "No Red"

Good Afternoon, yes I know Ive not been around for several days but anyway I have created a card for this weeks Sundays with Sunday Challenge its theme this week is "No Red" and Ive used this sweet image from Penny Black and as you can see Ive coloured it with my copic pens in blues and greys and then cut it with my rotatrim and then mounted it onto pale blue card. I have used glitter on the cuffs of the hat and mittens, and around the edges of both the image and the sentiment, then some harder glitter on the snow.
The base card is 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of blue card with one of four papers from Nitwits "Mittens" downloads, the first paper is a pale blue with snowflakes on, and the second is a white snowflake paper, and the third is a stripe paper and the fourth a plain blue paper. I then wrapped a pale blue ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My Clematis

Nelly Moser
Vivian Pennell
Good Morning All, sorry no card photos today unless you would like to pop across to my No.1 blog where you will find this weeks The Paper Shelter Challenge. I thought for a change I would show you my Clematis that are just coming out, the Nelly Moser is quite full of bloom this year and hopefully it might come out again later on in the Summer, and the Vivian Pennell is stunning a real multi layered bloom and huge like a small tea plate, and I adore the colour to. Hope you like them, I do have other ones but they seem to come in to bloom at different times which is nice but I just adore these ones especially.

Monday, 16 May 2011

A Card for Crafters Companion and Sir Stampalot Challenges

Good Afternoon All, well I hope you are now back to work after a relaxing weekend, or was it one of catching up with all the household chores, mine was quiet as hubby was volunateering so I had to house to myself so lots of crafting. Anyway todays card has been created for two Challenges Crafters Companion "Girls Birthday" and Sir Stampalots "Magical Words" and Ive used this Lavender Fairy for my image, Ive stamped her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, I then used my Nestabilitie Die No.17  to cut her out and then drew around the die to create the mount for her. The sentiment is from the same set of stamps, then around the edges of both Ive used some swirl stamps with several different shades of lilac.
The card size is 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of lilac pearlescent card and Ive used two papers from the Flower Fairies Cd collection this first one is an all over pattern of pale mauve background with the fairy scattered all over it, on top I have put a strip of mauve card with another paper from the same set, this one has a Lavender sentiment on it, then before sticking down to the card I have stuck two rows of lace down the edges.
I then positioned my mounted image towards the right hand side, and the sentiment at the bottom on the left. To finish of I have used several sprays of lavender in a bouquet and then wrapped around the end with a bow of purple seam binding, this was then stuck at the top on the left dropping down the card.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
http://creativecowgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 15 May 2011

"Sundays with Santa"

Good Morning Everyone, and guess what Im so thrilled to have won the LOV/The Ribbon Girl blogcandy, oh Im so excited I get lots of lovely ribbons and some of the new LOV stamps Im so looking forward to that, thank you girls for picking me. Anyway todays card has been created for this weeks challenge on Pops Facebook "Sundays with Santa" and this week one of the girls chose "A Christmas Carol" and as I already had this LOV image in my box of images I felt it was just right for the "We Three Kings of Orient Are" what do you think? I image they are taking part in the Schools Nativity play, all dressed up in the bits and bobs theyve got from mum. Anyway Ive coloured it with my copic pens then used Nestabilitie Die No.17 to cut it out then used the same die to draw around to create the mount. The sentiment is one I generated on my computer and then cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto a piece of red card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of three papers from the Nitwits "Beary Christmas" paper downloads, the first paper a white base with blue and red snowflakes on, on top of this is a 5" square in blue with sentiments on, this has had a snowflake all around border and corner punch set from Martha Stewart used and was arranged of centre, on top of this is a red spotted strip thats been mount on some red card and this was positioned down the centre.
I then mounted my image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of Ive used three snowflake buttons down the right hand side at the top.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://bah-humbug-christmas.blogspot.com/

Friday, 13 May 2011

A Card for Mo's Challenge - "Here comes Summer"

Good Evening everyone, Im still missing my last post on this blog, I expect like me youve found Blogger down nearly all day so Im just relieved that I can get this post done, Ive just finished one on my No.1 blog so lets get on with this one. This card has been created for this weeks Mo's Challenge "Here comes Summer" and Ive used this little cutie, whos enjoying being at the beach and she looks as though shes been swimming to. Ive printed her onto white card and coloured her with my Copic and Tria pens, then used Nestabilie Die No.17 to cut it out and then drew around the die to create the mount. The sentiment is one that I found on the internet and printed it and mounted it onto a piece of the same blue pearlescent card thats been used for the image as well.
The base card is 6"x 6" white card with a first mount blue card and Ive used three papers from Nitwits "Summer in Bloom" downloads the first paper is a white background with several patchwork flowers on and on top of this is a yellow flower paper which has had both edges punched with a shell border punch from Martha Stewart, then on top is another of the papers a stripped one in different blue and green stripes, which has been mounted on a blue pearlescent card.
The image has been mounted in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side, I have popped two seahorses in the two opposite corners, and to finish of I have created three flowers from the left over papers and have stuck them on some silicone glue and punched out leaves in the top left hand corner.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Santa for Sunday Card - "A Card for a Child"

Good Afternoon Everyone, I know Im a bit late today but I just thought you might like to see a card I created for this weeks Santa for Sunday Challenge on Facebook "A Card for a Child", Ive used this beautiful image from LOV of a Angel and Ive coloured her with my copic pens and the cut her out with my Nestabilitie Die No.8 and then drew around it to create the mount, the sentiment is yet another of the LOV images and this has also been cut out with a smaller die from the same set, but this has been mounted sideways.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red pearlescent card and one of two papers from "Deck the Halls" paper set, and this first paper is a white background with snowman, father Christmases, and holly on, then on top I have put a strip across the middle but on the two edges I have used a present border punch and then on top of this I have wrapped a red ribbon thats been attached to the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, and to finish of I have used several buttons down the right hand side and one at the bottom on the left.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://dcdchristmasclub.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Ribbon Girl and Lili of the Valley Giveaway


The Ribbon Girl are celebrating the new release at Lili of the Valley. They have two super fantastic party bag giveaways to celebrate the new release of stamps at Lili Of The Valley including a £10 voucher kindly donated by Laila and Lisa to spend in the LOTV store as well as a great selection of boy themed charms and ribbons from the Ribbon Girl as well as a second prize of a £10 voucher to the LOV store.

If you'd like to win this special LOTV/Ribbon Girl giveaway then simply mention it on your blog and leave a comment on the Ribbon Girl's post. The giveaway will close and they'll pick a random winner on Saturday 14th May at 10PM (UK time).

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Card for Several Magnolia Challenges

Good Afternoon All, I meant to get this posted this lunch time but went swimming and Im trying to recover from that, anyway this card today is to cover several Magnolia Challenges, one is "Anything Goes optional Faux Stitching", a "Sketch", "Cat or Dog" and the last wants a "Bookmark" just hope this cover all of them.
I have used this sweet Tilda holding her cat and then one of the single cat stamps that Ive used twice once of the topper and once on the bookmark. Ive coloured them all with my Copic and Tria pens then cut the bookmark out with one of the Go-Kreate Tag dies, and the actual main image I cut out with my rotatrim and then gone around the edges of both with a black pen to create the faux stitching.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card, Ive also used this for the mount of the image and of the tag. On top of this I have stuck my one and only paper and its one from the Kay Millers "My Pretty Kitty" download didi papers, it has lots of cats on a blue background. I then wrapped a piece of lace around the middle with a white ribbon that has cats and butterflies on plus a few flowers along the top of the lace.
The mounted image was mounted towards the right as the sketch shows and then tucked my tag behind it, it has a sentiment on as well thats another of the Magnolia stamps. The final flourish is the two cat buttons stuck at the bottom on the left hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://magnoliamaniachallenge.blogspot.com/ - "Bookmark Challenge"
http://www.totallytilda.blogspot.com/- "Tilda with her Cat or Dog"
http://dutchmagnolialovers.blogspot.com/ - "A Sketch"
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/ - "Anything Goes with the option of stitching faux or real"
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - "Childhood Memories"
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - "Anything Goes"
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ "Anything Goes"

Monday, 9 May 2011

A Card for Mo's Challenges - "Monochrome"

It got away from me, sorry about that anyway todays card has been created for Mo's Challenge "Monochrome" and if I find other Challenges that it can go in I will add them at the bottom of the post. Ive used this sweet little girl with a bouquet and then printed her onto white card before colouring her with my Copic and Tria pens then cut it out with my Nestabilitie Die No.1 and then drew around it to create the mount, the sentiment is one from my stash.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink pearlescent card with one of two papers from the Forever Friends paper pad, the first paper is a pretty pink paper with flowers down it, on top is a stripe one in pink and white and Ive used a lace border punch down both edges though it doesnt show to well on my photo. On top is a strip of the same pink pearlescent card thats been put through my cuttlebug in a embossing folder then stuck on top.
The mounted image has been mounted towards the top and my sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I have positioned two net butterflies in opposite corners.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Sunday, 8 May 2011

A Card for Many Challenges

Good Morning Everyone, Im so sorry Ive not been around for awhile I have been busy but not had anything to post so today I thought Id try and get something that you could see, and as I have a very dear friend whos due to have a baby in about three weeks time, and she is sure its going to be a boy, so thats why Ive created this card, its not going to be easy to change if theyve made a mistake but Im sure someone amoung my family will eventually have a boy. Anyway Ive used this gorgeous Adorable baby from Sugar Nellie, Ive printed it onto white card then used my copic's to colour it, then used my rotatrim to cut him out, the sentiment is one I googled on the internet and has been printed and mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card, with one of two papers from the DCWV Nana's Nursery "Baby Boy" paper pad, a check at the bottom and a stripped one at the top, then across the middle Ive wrapped a piece of white lace and a piece of blue satin ribbon on top, these were stuck at the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle towards the top and the sentiment at the bottom on the right, its a simple card but I hope that she likes it.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://bee-crafty.blogspot.com/
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Warning

Its come to my attention that there is someone on Ebay taking copies of our Cards and then using them to create CDs with our work on, and claiming that they are to give the purchaser ideas to create their own cards. Its not the fact that we dont mind giving others ideas or inspiration, what is annoying is that this person is profiting from our work and its got to stop, Bev is starting up a Forum
                                                  
http://stopthieves.myfreeforum.org/index.php to try and stop these people doing this. So if youd like to be part of this crusade please pop across and register yourselves.

Monday, 2 May 2011

A Card for a Brand New Challenge - Emerald Faerie Gardens "Anything Goes"

Good Afternoon Everyone, hope that its not as windy in your neck of the woods as it is here, but Im making the most of it and washing and drying my bedroom curtains, might as well before the weather changes again.
Anyway todays card has been created for a brand new Challenge Blog, Emerald Faerie Garden, and the first theme is "Anything Goes", Ive got to admit these fairies are so gorgeous and I love them, they are not only cute but so easy to colour as well. Ive used this sweet image sitting on a daisy and holding a ladybug, Ive printed onto white card and then coloured with my Copic and Tria pens, afterwards I cut it out with my Nestabitilie Die No.18 then drew around the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one from my stash and I thought it was just lovely for this image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of lime green pearlescent card, with a first of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine Downloads "Spring Flight" papers, this first paper is a green one with lots of flying butterflies on, the second one is a blue one with bees on and I cut it into a 5" square and Ive used the ladybug border and corner punch on it, this was layed on top of the first layer, the third piece is a strip down the middle in yellow with more butterflies on, I then wrapped a white ribbon with ladybugs on around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of Ive created three flowers from some of the left over paper two in blue and one in green, this was then stuck to the card with silicone glue on top of punched out oak leaves. The last little thing is the little ladybug down in the left hand corner.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.com/
http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 1 May 2011

"Sundays with Santa"

Good Morning All, hope you are enjoying yet another bank holiday weekend, the sun isnt to bright today its rather cloudy but Im keeping my fingers crossed it cheers up later on. Anyway todays card has been created for the Sundays with Santa Challenge over on Facebook that Pops started up just after Xmas if youd like to take part you are more than welcome and start to get your stock of cards up ready for the end of the year, if you do here is the link, its a good way of at least getting together at least a sizeable pile. This weeks challenge is theme "Anything Goes" and so its an easy one. Ive used this sweet LOV image for my card and stamped her onto white card before colouring her with my Copic and Tria pens, I then cut her out with the Nestabilitie die No.9 and then drawing around the die to create the mount. The sentiment is yet one more of the LOV stamps and this has been given the same treatment.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine Xmas papers released last Christmas, the first one is a pretty red background with a lace edge and a picture of Santa Claus in the bottom left hand corner, then across the middle I have used a red and white spotted paper thats been punched along both edges with a snowflake punch, on top of this is the third paper a pink and white sentiment one.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle over a Cherry Lyn die cut doily with the sentiment below on the left hand side, to finish of I created a flower spray with three poinsetta's in the top left hand corner and stuck them to my card with silicone glue and some punched out holly leaves.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/