Monday 31 October 2011

All I want for Xmas is...............

Shoes and Handbags!!

Last week I purchased a new digi stamp from Pink Petticoat. It is their 'Diva Delights' image stamp and is a perfect Xmas image for all my girlfriends and sister-all who love shoes and handbags. Some of them like shoes, some handbags and some just can't decide-is it shoes or is it handabgs?? Luckily their are images to suit all their preferences.

This first image is for my girlfriends who love handbags-like Sharon who has a secret underbed drawer full of bags hidden from her husband!

Here I used a white blank card and embossed black card as the background (hard to see from the photo), then inked some more white card before some Xmas red card. I used a 'woodware' punch on the corners. I printed and coloured the image on white paper adding red ink to edges. And to finish a black ribbon and embellesment for sparkle.

The second is for those girlies who just love both bags and shoes:

This time I decided to change the colours around and used a black blank card as the base. I used bakers twine instead of ribbon and a 'making memories' pewter snowflake brad to hold the twine in place and add more of a Xmas feel and naturally a pearl for sparkle. I think this one will be for my sister.

I had used another image but just with shoes for those girlies who never have enough shoes.........

I have entered this into Crimbo Crackers fortnightly challenge.

I used in this card:

Bakers twine
making memories brads
Whispers archival ink-cherry red
Pink Petticoat diva images
Three Kings satin ribbon

Wednesday 26 October 2011

My first CAS card

CAS-yes it took me a while to work out that this means 'Clean and Simple'. Crafters in blog world are always using it and when you are new to blogging it can be confusing. But now I am getting into the lingo and have made my first CAS card. I saw a challenge on 'Less is more' to make a CAS card using polka dots. I also saw the supply challenge on 'dancing in pajamas'-this week you had to use acetate ias part of your design. I decided to go with a Xmas card and used a clear acetate with black polka dots over white card and tried to give it a CAS feel by using a simple Xmas stamp. I am really happy with the clean look of this card and will definetly try CAS ing again.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Autumn Wishes

I love the colours of Autumn. Today I walked in our local park and the trees were bursting with autumn colours and the sun was shining-a perfect time to breathe in the fresh air and stroll through the park.

This week 'Tuesday Trigger'  from 'Moxie Fab world' is a real Autumn colour inspiration so I have entered my card into this week challenge-and here is the Moxie trigger

I decided to make a card with Autumn as an inspiration and have entered it into The Play Date Cafe colour challenge.
Also I have entered it into the Daring Cardmakers sketch challenge-my crafting friend Sharon (check out her blog) is on the DT for this site and said I should try out this sketch. I was a bit unsure but I gave it a go.
Hope this inspires you all to take a walk and enjoy the colours of Autumn.

Sunday 23 October 2011

Joy and Peace

At last I have made another Xmas card-my third one so far. The photo is a bit wonky but I think my hubby must have had a cocktail before taking it!

I am going to enter this into the  Fetch a Sketch challenge.

I still can't get the stamping quite right with this Xmas stamp but as I have plenty more Xmas cards to make so by Dec 25th I sure hope I have perfected the art.

Used in this card:

Versa magic cloud white ink
Craft creations paper and embesellments
Stampendous clear Xmas stamp
Woodware circle punch

Thursday 20 October 2011

Growing up

Good morning all

Today my card is for a friend's partner. He is just reaching his 'nearly 60' year so I wanted a fun card about growing up. And as I have a new toy with digi images I thought I would give it another go........

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Cards for Men This week's challenge was to make a card for a guy that makes you laugh!
Colour Q This week challenge was to include in your card the colours 'Early Espresso' 'Pumpkin Pie' 'Lucky Lemonade' 'Rich Razzle-Berry' and 'White'
And the challenge on the site Cards and things This week was a sketch challenge.

Hope this gives you a giggle.

Tuesday 18 October 2011

My Digi First

Happy Tuesday to all,

Just got back from a few days in Lille-gorgeous-and today I wanted to share a card I made yesterday for a friend's Anniversary.
I have been wanted to try out digi images but have been a bit scared as not sure what to do but I was encouraged by a crafty friend, Sharon-check out her block. She teached card courses and I am looking forward to my next lesson with her.
She directed me to bugaboostamps and I purchased my first digi images. And I have used one of these in this card:

 I will be entering this into the willow sketchie challenge which I found after browsing for a sketch challenge. I also wanted some colour inspiration and will be entering the card into Just Us Girls challenge. This is another first for me-a colour challenge!

Have a good day.

Sunday 9 October 2011

Sunday chill time

Today I was looking for some challenges to do a saw one on the gingerloftchallenge blog which I knew I had the perfect card for. The challenge this week is to include orange in your card. Most of the DT challenges had a Halloween theme so I thought I would remind us all of summer days chilling in the sun with a beer.

The photo is not great I am afraid but I'm hoping it reminds you of the sun and warmer times.

Monday 3 October 2011

The Force be with you

I did it.........Princess Leah in camouflage. Check out my 28th Sept post and you will see what I am talking about!!

I have entered this card into Fletch A Sketch challenge 8.

Used to make this card:
Blossom Brads-imaginisce
Whispers Archival Ink-green green
various digi prints