Tuesday 28 July 2015

Wedding card 2

So, here's another card I was asked to make for the wedding...

This is an A5 card.
I love the sentiment, and played about with the fonts on my pc. 
The heart is from the memory box precious hearts... I just cut it off the bottom.
The butterflies are punched, from Martha Stewart.
I placed 3 pearls onto the ribbon
and used one of my fave embossing folders for the background.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Crafting for the heart - anything goes - 3 Aug
Get creative - monochromatic using purple - 10 Aug
Crazy challenge - monochromatic - 3 Aug
Crafting muskateers- atg - 29 July
Allsorts - use a butterfly - 31 July
Crafty friends - use a punch - 31 July
Fussy n fancy - things with wings - 7 Aug
Simply papercraft - atg - 31 July
Sister act - atg - 31 July
Through the craft room door - atg - 4 Aug

Sunday 26 July 2015

Barrel of wine

This lovely image is called "wine barrel" and its from My heart pieces at Stitchy Bear Stamps.
I used it for this weeks challenge at Glitter n Sparkle...
"Beginning with a B"

So, I've got: 
barrel, bottles, booze (!), berries, brown, border.
I would stick a butterfly on there somewhere too, 
But I think this one's a card for a male.
I coloured the image with my promarkers and popped some parts on foam pads. 
I decoupaged the fruit at the top of the barrel.
I made the border frame myself ..I hand-cut the shape and embossed lines around each side, 
as well as inking the edges carefully...and you can't see it well,
but I have faux-stitched around all the edges of the frame, too.
I bought a bargain new embossing folder at the car boot last week too...
and used that inside the frame, as a background.

When I decide who this is going too, I may add their name / age
onto the wine bottle labels.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Fab n funky - no patterned papers - 11 Aug
Krafting kimmie -atg - 29 July
Dream valley - embossing wet or dry - 2 Aug
Love to scrap - atg - 3 Aug
Inkspirational - kraft - 31 July
Cards galore encore - use a stamp / digi - 31 July
Simply papercrafts - atg - 30 July
Sister act - atg - 30 July
Scrappers delight - atg - 31 July

Thursday 23 July 2015

Wedding card 1

There's going to be a couple of wedding cards coming up in the next few weeks... 
some friends are getting married and I have been asked to make cards for them,
from other friends... I haven't made my own to give them yet! :)

Infact, I've had another invite recently, so now there's 2 weddings to attend over summer..
I haven't been to a wedding for years,
and now 2 come along :)

Summer hols = great wedding season.

Love this easy to make.
I used " tagul" to make the can pick your own words,
colours, fonts,. etc.
I used the image 'Geeky love kiss' from Make it Crafty
and coloured it with my promarkers. 
The kissing couple have 3d foam behind them to stand them off the heart. 
A couple of punched butterflies and sparkly little gems finsihed this card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...

Crafting by designs - summer hols - 29 July
I love promarkers - CAS - 29 July
The paper shelter - atg - 5 Aug
Wordart wednesday - atg - 29 July
Kraftin kimmie - atg - 29 July
Crafting from the heart - atg - 27 July
Love to scrap - atg - 3 Aug
Path of positivity - sharing - 2 Aug
Dis digi designs - hand coloured image - 1 Aug
Creative corner - wedding bells are ringing - 23 July

Sunday 19 July 2015

I do.....

The theme for this weeks challenge, over at
Glitter N Sparkle,
is... pearls and lace.

I was lucky enough to use the "I do" image from A Day For Daisies.

Sadly, I had no actual lace... so I improvised and used 
lacy punched border and a lacy butterfly diecut - that i only just bought 
(for a bargain 50p at a car boot sale!)
The image was a little beauty to colour with my promarkers.
I found the words of the sentment on the internet and typed them myself, 
using 2 different fonts on the pc.
I used a dovecrafts backing paper, which I think looks very lacey too.
The little heart buckle is made of teeny pearls and I used pearls on the border,
 the butterfly and the brides veil. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Di's digi designs - hand coloured image - 31 July
Brown sugar - girly - 22 July
Crafting with friends - anything goes - 30 July
Dragons lair - shabby chic - 4 Aug 
Digitally sweet - anything goes - 30 July
Simply papercrafts - anything goes - 30 July
Hiding in my craft room - lots of layers - 28 July
Cheerful sketches - sketch - 30 July
Cards galore encore- use a stamp or digi - 30 July
Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - patterned paper - 30 July
CCC digi creations - atg - 1 Aug
Digistamps4 joy  - atg - 31 July
Nordsalten hobby club - wedding cards and creations - 30 July
Crafting from the heart - atg - 18 July
Wordart wednesday - atg - 21 July
Creative corner - wedding bells are ringing - 23 July

Sunday 12 July 2015

The sun's out!

Summer is trying to appear!

And as it just so happens, the theme this week at Glitter n Sparkle, is:
'summer sunshine.'
Here is my card...

I used "Crazy cat lady" digi image from Cute As A Button,
coloured carefully with my promarkers. 
I have to say - the background was a real labour of love. 
It took me so long to make it!
I cut and coloured the little hill separately, with my promarkers
and used lots of scraps of different yellow papers, plain and patterned.
I cut each one on my trimmer and inked the edges, then faux-stitched around 
all edges with a yellow fineliner.
The flowers are diecuts from memory box.
I stuck them all down and trimmed the edges to create the sunshine background.
I haven't decided on who this is going too yet, so have not added a sentiment yet.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafting by designs - recycle / reuse - 15 July
Inspiration destination - atg - 15 July
Pennys papercrafty - atg - 15 July
Word art wednesday - atg - 15 July
City crafter - you are my sunshine - 15 July
Clear it out - atg - 14 July
Papertake weekly - atg - 14 July
Pinspirational - photo inspiration - 21 July
Crafty Catz - summertime - 16 July
Digitally sweet - atg - 30 July
Sister act - atg - 17 July
The shabby tearoom - sweet as sunshine - 20 July

Saturday 11 July 2015


I loved making this card recently, 
with my new spellbinders edging dies. 

I used a precoloured image from "Fred she said".
Poppies are a gorgeous flower and I think this image is gorgeous too. 
I used a sentiment from my pc and cut it with an xcut frame die.
I used my new edging does... 2 of them together made this edge. 
It was finished off with a little dry embossing,]some inked edges
and some martha stewart punched butterflies. 
(which I hand - dotted with a white graph it marker.)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Digitally sweet - atg - 30 July
Wags n whiskers - birthday - 23 July
Time out - nature with an optional teist: animals - 22 July
Inspiration destination - atg - 15 July
Little red wagon - birthdays - 15 July
Pennys papercrafty - atg - 14 July
The sisterhood of crafters - birthday - 20 July
Allsorts - strawberries and cream - 17 July
Dis digi designs - celebrations - 18 July
Scrappers delight - atg - 31 July
Craftin desert divas - birthday - 20 July
Melonheadz friends - clebrations - 20 July

Sunday 5 July 2015

New home

Its the challenge everyone loves this week, over at Glitter n Sparkle...
anything goes!

For my card this week, I got the lovely "birdhouse " from Crafty Sentiments.

Its such a lovely little image to colour, and really didn't take long.
I diecut the label shape and added some diecut swirly leaf branches
 and some dovecraft paper flowers, along with some smaller punched flowers and
diecut birds and butterflies.
Around the edge, I felt the need for something, so used my white graph-it pen 
to make a little dotty border.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...
Sister act - atg - 10 July
Jos scarp shack - atg - 10 July
Crafty catz - atg - 9 July
Crafty friends - atg - 17 July
Catch the bug - atg - 11 July
Creative craft cottage - spots or stripes - 7 July
Wordart wednesday - atg - 8 July
Pennys papercrafty - atg - 7 July
Crafting for all seasons - cute n summery - 6 July
Die cuttin divas - atg with diecuts - 6 July
Craft your passion - atg - 5 July
Get creative - include flowers - 12 July
Simply papercrafts - atg - 15 July

Friday 3 July 2015

Pink flamingoes?!

Over at Patties Creations this month, Pattie has chosen,
"use water in your image" for this months theme.
I selected her 'Flamingoes' image...

... which I coloured with my promarkers. 
I backed it on some complimentary backing papers, 
which I inked around the edges of,
added some punched flowers and butterflies
and finished off with a sentiment I printed on my pc.
I thought this could make a lovely anniversary or girlie-birthday card.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Crafters Cafe - summer fun - 8 July
Crafting by designs - atg - 28 July
Crafting for all seasons - cute n summery - 6 July
Inky impressions - pink n girlie - 8 July
Pennys papercrafty - atg - 8 July
Aud sentiments - animal(S) and sentiment - 15 July
Pinspirational challenge - everything is better in pink - 6 July
Digi sketch - bright and beautiful - 5 July
Melonheadz friends - summer fun - 6 July
Simon says stamp - summer - 5 July
Crazy challenge - spots n stripes - 5 July
Di's digi designs - summer fun - 4 July