Thursday, 31 March 2011

Patchwork Flower

This is my card for the Design2Delight using the digital stamp Ladybug Bloom.
I paper pieced the flower with different papers (from Pink Petticoat...again!), coloured the ladybug with my promarkers and added some glossy accents to her wings. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so I printed the main image directly onto my card blank. I had a picture of this card in my head last night before I went to bed,  and all day I've been waiting to put it to paper!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Brown and Blue

Wow, 3 posts in one day, that has to be some kind of record for me!

I made this card for the Michelle Perkett colour challenge with one of her images from her esty shop. The theme (or colour) is brown and blue. It was fun figuring out how to best use the colours with the image I wanted to use. I coloured the image with promarkers and used Pink Petticoat papers for the background.

I love using PP digital paper because you can print out the colour palette and then match up the paper you want to your project. I never though I would use digital papers half as much as I do, I always thought they were a waste of my precious printer ink. But now I love using them. When I can't always find exactly what I want in my DP paper stash and having a good range of digital papers is really helpful.

Get Even.

I made this card with 2 challenges in mind.
Show me some Attitude - at Mo's Challenge Blog
and the challenge at Color Throwdown where you have to use the following 3 colours -

It was fun using colours that I wouldn't usually put together and I love using Mo's digital stamps (from her shop). The green card is from my stash and the polka dot is digital paper from Pink Petticoat

Quick edit to say that the digital sentiment is a freebie from here... Create with TLC. I think I had to scroll though a fair few posts to get to it but I picked up some gems along the way so it's well worth the hunt! x

Catch a bug?

I've made this easel card for the Designed 2 Delight challenge. Usually if you play along all month you get a free digital stamp each week. I have a tendency to forget to post the card I've made (that's happened twice now!) so I bought this image to enter the challenge. I really like this little bug jar, it's just so cute!
I  coloured the bugs with promarkers, added glossy accents to their shells (wings?) and stuck everything on with foam pads. I think I'll just make it in on this challenge!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

ABC Christmas card challenge - F for Freebie

Feels kinda odd making a Christmas card in March but I guess it's only 9 months away! This one is for the challenge at ABC Christmas card challenge. This month is F is for Freebie. The freebie is a cute digi stamp from and there is a sketch to follow too.
I made this card with digital papers from Pink Petticoat. I'm not sure I like it now that I've make it....too much blue. Thats what comes of being lazy and not digging out my Christmas papers that I put away a few months ago I guess! I embossed the silver panel with a cuttlebug folder, paper pieced the image with PP papers too and added sitckles.

Last but not least challenge

I made this card for the Last but not least challenge. You need to use an embossed layer, a border punch, design paper and 3 brads to qualify to enter. This was a fun one to make (but don't look at the brads, the 3rd is wonky!) I think the design paper is from Papermania oriental pack, the embossing was done with my Cuttlebug embossing folder in my Bigshot, the punch is a Fiskars border punch and the image (coloured with promarkers) is a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Chick Card

Whilst blog hopping today I came across this challenge - case study challenge. You have to - 
'Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse)'
I had an idea in mind straight away when I saw it (that doesn't happen often) and made the card above to enter. I used elements from the 'Chip up' kit from Pink Petticoat and papers from one of the dots collections from the site too. I added my own sentiment, ribbon and a button to top it all off.
It came out exactly as I planned it (again, that doesn't happen often!) and it also inspired me to make the next card too, same chick (or bird, I guess?) and a nice simple design 

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Barney and Flower

This is a card that I made on commission for a friend at work. I actually ended up making two (one for my card box) because it was just so cute! I used the digital stamp 'Barney and Flower' from digi stamp boutique, I coloured him with promarkers, added some glamour dust to the rose for a little sparkle and I made the sentiment on the computer. I'm not really a 'pink' kinda girl but I was pleased with the end result.

I thought I would enter it into the month challenge at the Digi Stamp Boutique, I'm loving their images at the moment and have got a few now, so I may well enter another one!