Sunday, 23 February 2014

Card for a male - or a female!

As soon as I saw this image, I knew which "backing paper" I wanted to add to it...

Over at Glitter n Sparkle, this weeks challenge is "bright and funky colours."
It was difficult to make the image any brighter than I did, but I added a page from an old 
AA map behind the image, and a green border...that is slightly pearlised.  
I thought - if I was to make this again, I would seek out a page that would fit with where
the recipient lives or is moving to.
I added some jute twine to keep it quite could be a card for a male or a female. 
The sentiment comes from "pink petticoat". 
The image is "atlas and globe" from Sentimental Susan.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Natalie and amy - love is all around - 27 Feb
A creative romance - a little sentimental - 28 Feb
Craft for the craic - heart - 1 March
Creative corner - a little bit - 1 March
Papercrafting journey - love is in the air - 26 Feb
Sisterhood of crafters - love - 25 Feb
Whimsy stamps challenge - love is in the air - 11 March
Wordart wednesday - anything goes - 26 Feb
Fan-tastic tuesday - happy and bright - 25 Feb

Thursday, 20 February 2014

One for a man...

I made this recently, for a friend who is a head teacher...
Its half term at the o, and I think he could definitely do with a rest!
I used promarkers to colour this Bugaboo image
and tried to keep in with the colours of the childrens school uniform.
The backing paper is from a paper stack I bought last week at the range (for £2 !!)
I embossed the edge of the image - wanted to keep this card CAS.
The sentiment is from craftwork cards.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafty little fairies - one for the boys - 25 Feb
Sassy studio - its raining men - 27 Feb
Cardz for guys - CAS - 24 Feb
Artistic inspirations - anything goes / masculine - 24 Feb
Crafty bloggers - all about the boys - 1 March
Melonheadz - for the boys - 2 March
CAS on  sunday - masculine - 1 March
Less is more - masculine - 22 Feb

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A friends daughters 18th

I was asked to make a card for a friends daughters birthday.
I saw a pic of the cake she is getting, and based the card on the cake.
The cake is fushia and black in colour...with a shoe on the top.
This shoe actually comes from a piece of wrapping paper!
I backed it on card to give it some strength.
The fushia papers are form pink petticoat - and are "bubblegum" colour.
The flowers are dovecraft blooms.
I generated the sentiment straight onto the card, with my pc.
A few gems and MS butterflies finished the card off.
My friend almost cried (with joy!) when she saw the card -
 she was so impressed I had remembered what
the cake looked like, and made this in the same colours.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty sentiments - anything goes - 25 Feb
Creative card crew - KISS - 25 Feb
Try it on Tuesday  - use some writing / sentiment - 3 March
Crafting from the heart - anything goes /use flowers - 3 March
Craft your passion - girly girly - 25 Feb
Make it Monday - anything goes - 25 Feb
Milk coffee - girly - 27 Feb

Monday, 17 February 2014

Sketch challenge

Over at Glitter n Sparkle this week, we are having a sketch challenge....

and I got this Cowgirl angel image, by Eureka.
I used my watercolour pencils to colour it subtley,
handcut the corners, inked and added "studs" with a brown pen.
The cacti is a digi image and the fab gingham papers came free with a magazine a loooong time ago! 
Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges..
Doodle pantry - any digi - 24 Feb
Craftitude - anything goes - 21 Feb
4 crafty girlz - anything goes - 20 Feb
Through the craft room door - anything goes - 17 Feb

Sunday, 9 February 2014


This weeks challenge, over at Glitter n Sparkle, is...
"Use RED!" 
a great challenge, so close to valentines day!

The image I got is this one...  from Bugaboo. 
(The sentiment comes with the image too, I drew a little frame around it, too look like the letter has just been taken out of the envelope.)
I didn't want to make this too girly...
so used a backing paper from the docrafts "ahoy" papers. 
I punched the hearts and added some faux stitching around them,
aswell as faux stitching around the edges.
Image coloured with promarkers. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Digi galore - valentine - 14 Feb
Feeling crafty - dies / punches - 28 Feb
Cupboard trilogy - love - 25 Feb
Brown sugar - valentines - 13 Feb
Craftitude - valentines - 20 Feb
Delicious doodles - love - 13 Feb
Digi haven - valentines - 13 Feb
Cute card thursday - lots of love - 12 Feb
Milk coffee - valentine - 12 Feb
Little red wagon - valentines - 12 Feb
Paper pretties - valentines - 12 Feb
Artistic inspirations - anything goes / hearts - 10 Feb
Crafting from the heart - anyhting goes / use red - 16 Feb
Lexis creations - valentines / love - 15 Feb
Whoopsi daisy - love - 9 Feb

Sunday, 2 February 2014


Here's Jenna - from the Stamping Chef - who is the image on my "add buttons"
card for Glitter n Sparkle, this week.
I coloured her with promarkers
and watercolour pencils, added a docrafts flower, with a button centre,
a craftwork cards handbag sentiment -
and some little teeny digi images, to go with the sentiment...all about shopping!
Extra buttons in the corners finished this card,
along with the faux stitching around the edges of the card, backing paper and image.
I would like to entre this into the following challenges...
Crafty catz - anything goes - 6 Feb
Simply create too - for a female - 13 Feb
Sister act  - anything goes - 6 Feb
Add a little dazzle - anything goes - 5 Feb
Crafting for all seasons - for the girls - 3 Feb
Pennys challenges - spots n dots - 4 Feb
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes - 5 Feb
Part time Tuesday - anything goes - 5 Feb
Though the craft room door - anything goes - 4 Feb
Craft your passion - spots n stripes - 4 Feb
My craft spot - polka dots - 3 Feb