Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Card for Two Challenges

Good Evening Ladies, well you might ask why Ive created a Christmas Card here, well there is a reason, Ive been entering Pops "Santa on Sunday" on Facebook and this weeks challenge is "All White" so Im cheating here and will also use this card for two other Challenges Crafters Companion "Sketch by Jacqui" and Stampin for the Weekends "Getting Warmed Up" Im hoping they will let me get away with that with this image as this little lad is well wrapped up, so you could call that warmed up I suppose or at least lets hope so.
This is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of white card and several snowflakes that have been embossed with white, glitter and holographic embossing powder, the second is a white pearlescent card which has been run through my cuttlebug with a spot embossing folder, Ive then wrapped a white satin ribbon around the middle.
The mounted image which is one of the Crafters Companion Cute Adorables from Jayne Nesterenko, and Ive coloured it with my copic pens, then cut it out with a circle Nestabilitie Die, and mounted this white Pearlescent card, the sentiment is another from the same set of stamps. To finish of Ive created a large snowflake with my Martha Stewart punches then dipped them in crushed glass glitter before layering them up on my card in the top left hand corner.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Sunday, 23 January 2011

"Sundays with Santa"

For the last three weeks Ive been taking part in a special challenge that Pops is running on Facebook, theres no prize but its to try and get a number of Xmas cards ready by the time December arrives at the end of the year, if you are interested please do pop across and either take part or maybe just leave us some comments the place is Sundays with Santa and if you click on this title it will take you directly to the page on Facebook.
Ive created a 6"x 6" card with papermania papers and this sweet Nativity image from Lili of the Valley, Ive also used one of my Xmas ribbons down the card and created a flower spray up in the top left hand corner with a Hellibore from Wild Orchid Crafts and some punched out leaves.

Monday, 17 January 2011

A Card for Three Challenges

Good Afternoon Ladies, well sun has gone in and now we have grey dark clouds and the promise of rain so Im not a happy bunny as it was gorgeous this morning, anyway I thought Id have a go at creating a card instead, and came up with this new baby card for three challenges and they are Totally Tilda's "Baby, Baby" (by the way I was lucky to win last weeks challenge, which thrilled me no end) Wild Orchids "Lets Get Sentimental" and Just Magnolia's "My Favourite Things", and Ive stamped this sweet baby image onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, after which Ive used a oval Nestabilitie die to cut it out, then used a Scalloped one for the mount.
The base card is a 6"x 6" card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card, which I use all the time as its my number one favourite thing to use, the second is the Nitwit Downloads and Ive used three papers from the "Bundle of Joy" set of digi papers, the first being an all over pattern of baby things babygros, pins and bottles, the second paper is a very pretty flower paper on which Ive used my favourite Martha Stewart Doily border punch down both sides, the last mount is a blue spotty paper.
On top of this Ive stuck around the card a blue satin ribbon attached it to the back of the first mount, and created a bow which Ive stuck in the middle, the mounted image was then stuck at the top in the centre, and below is a sentiment I found on the internet about the joys of a new baby, I hope you like it. To finish of Ive used three of my favourite roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and some pearl sprays I got on Ebay, these were then attached to the top on the left with some silicone glue and punched out fern leaves.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Sunday, 16 January 2011

A Card for Kennys Challenge

Good Morning Ladies, this card started out for the Kenny Challenge and along the way Ive found a few more and I will list them at the bottom, anyway this weeks Kenny Challenge is Blue, White and Silver and Ive used this new image that Ive not used before for a Birthday Card, Ive coloured him in blue and shades of grey, then used my Labels 10 to cut him out and create a faux mount for it by drawing around the die then cutting it out by hand. The sentiment is one from Hero Arts and it was mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of dark blue card and one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine Downloads, they both have stitched borders, the first one a pale blue one, and on top is a dark one and I cut this into a stripe and punched the edges with a hole border punch from Martha Stewart, its a bit like swiss cheese, two rows of holes.
On top of this is a strip of silver mirri board thats been put through my cuttlebug with a dot matrix embossing folder, and Ive then placed my mounted image on top, and the sentiment at the bottom on the left, Ive also stuck a football button in the middle.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A new Photo of two of my Grandsons

I had a lovely surprise this morning from my youngest daughter Clare, this is the photo she sent me if was supposed to be a Christmas present but because of the awful post problems she didnt get around to post it to me, but this morning it arrived and this is the lastest School photo of her two gorgeous boys, the one of the left is Daniel and he will be eleven in February and the one on the right is Oliver and hes ten in May, Im so thrilled with this photo and felt you like to see it for yourselves.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Card for Kennys Challenge - "Love You"

Good Afternoon Ladies, well the sun is out and its beautiful though it is still quite cold outside and I might just take a stroll presently, hubby is doing his volunteering job and Ive been left to enjoy myself crafting. Todays card is for this weeks Kenny Ks Challenge "Love You" and Ive used this minx for my card, Ive coloured  her with my copic pens then cut her out completely.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of red pearlescent card, then Ive used two gorgeous papers from Donna's Bearlymine Designs "Love Dreams" its one of Donna's new digi sets and its gorgeous as you can see. Ive used an all over pattern for my first layer, and Ive used a pink heart one for the cut out heart that Ive layed my image on. Ive used a heart doily behind the main cut out heart and my image.
To finish of Ive used one of my sentiment on a heart shape and then positioned that at the bottom and created a floral circle with some red roses and lace flowers, and the last thing is the red heart gems placed in a few places.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A Card for Kennys Challenge

Good Afternoon Ladies, well I must be mad trying to get two challenge cards done in one day, but Ive managed it with a little push from my very dear friend Patty. This card is to be entered in this weeks KennyK Challenge "Hearts" this is one of Kenny image is called "Troublemaker" and originally I was going to put the sentiment "here comes trouble" but changed my mind and decided to use this one instead. Ive printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, after which I cut her out with my Nestabilitie Oval die, and used a scalloped one for the mount.
The card is a 6"x 6" base card with a first mount of pink pearlescent card, and three papers from Donna of Bearlymind Designs, brand new digi papers "Love Dreams" on two of the papers Ive used a heart punch down the edges, then on top I created a strip of hearts out of the same pink pearlescent card.
Ive then positioned my mounted image in the centre and the sentiment at the bottom on the left hand side. To finish of I created a ribbon bow with organza ribbon on top of which I stuck a heart button which a tied bow in satin ribbon.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Monday, 3 January 2011

Challenge Card for Sir Stampalot

Good Morning Ladies, I would normally post my challenge cards on my other blog but because for the next couple of days Im having to post my Design Team cards I thought for a change I would start to use this blog instead. This card is for this months Sir Stampalots Challenge "A Winters Tale" and Ive used this gorgeous stamp from Thomas Kinkade, actually its the first time Ive used this one and I love its cool, cold look and felt it was exactly what I need for a Winters scene.
Ive also used black card and white pearlescent card for this card, plus some white satin ribbon which has been wrapped around the middle. The sentiment is one I generated on my computer and its the title of a song by Mike Batt and I know several artists have sung it at different times so I suspect you know the one I mean.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Sunday, 2 January 2011

The first post for my Second Blog

Happy New Year Ladies, hope you enjoyed seeing it in, Im afraid hubby and I spent the time lieing in bed watching the TV and listening to the fireworks that were going on of in the neighbourhood, and just as we were dropping of at 2am my eldest daughter Karen texted to wish us a Happy New Year, I didnt mind to much as she had a very difficult time last New Year it was nice to know that this time she was with someone shes very happy with.
The photo above was sent to me by my middle daughter Sarah as part of a Calender she has had made for me, and  has used several photos of not only her own family, but one of me, hubby and my eldest daughter, that is her in the photo below.
Its such a thoughtful present and Im thrilled with it. Anyway Id better sign of, take care and I hope you all have a healthy and crafty New Year.