Friday, 29 April 2011

Love is just a word

This is my card that I made for the CASE study challenge. Their Muse (April muse is Silke Ledlow) makes a card and you use it as inspiration for your own take on it. This is what I came up with. I made the sentiment on my computer, used digital stamps for the flowers from Digi Stamp Boutique and added some die cut swirls. This is the first time I've made my own flower for on a card, I think it came out ok. I made it with two larger flowers and two smaller ones, added a brad in the centre and shaped the petals a little.  I'm pretty pleased with it and the photo doesn't do it any justice. Looks better in real life.
Since I've used the flowers from digi stamp Boutique I can enter this one in their challenge too.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

'One of a kind'

I made this card for the 'Last but not least' monthly challenge. I think I have met all the criteria...

             *CASE Teresa’s card 
               (I sort of followed the sketch and the colour scheme)
             *use only one sentiment stamp 
             *create you card with the designer paper as the focal point
             *and Last But Not Least…..add in some pearls 

I used Papermania DP and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. The singled out owl has glossy accents on him (can't really see it it the photo) and a foam pad behind him to add dimension. I also used my new EK success punch for the first time.
I was lucky enough to win last months challenge (my first ever win!) so I just had to enter again this month!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies

For this weeks progressive challenge at Designed2Delight I made an easel card. I love doing easel cards and should use this technique more often as it looks good.
I used the digital stamp (available in their shop if you haven't joined in the challenge this month) Bullfrogs & Butterflies. I coloured with promarkers (as usual) and used Pink Petticoat spotty papers (also as usual!). I added a bit of yellow ribbon and used glossy accents on the frog.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Light my Fire

I made this card for the CASE Study challenge. You take your inspiration from their muse's design and see what you can come up with! This is only the second time I've tried this and it's great fun.
I used Cinder the dragon digital stamp from All That Scraps, I coloured him with my promarkers and made the sentiment on the computer myself.
(I'm really hoping that the little patch of glue on the bottom of the ribbon dries and doesn't leave a mark! Emergency embellishments may be needed!)

I really love this image and I've used it a lot lately!


Balancing Act

This is my card for the Designed2delight challenge using the balancing act digi stamp. I wanted to do something other than red for the bugs and thought these colours worked quite well.

Edit - I made the top 10 on the blog for my card! Yay!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Garden party Mice

This is my new entry for the Designed2Delight progressive challenge using the Garden Party digital stamp. I'm going to try and enter all month long this time!
I coloured the image with promarkers, used Pink Petticoat backing paper and added a sentiment from DigiStamp Boutique.

Thursday, 7 April 2011


This is my entry into the weekly challenge at Designed2Delight. Coloured (as usual) with my promarkers, although I don't like the way I've done the butterflies and the brown on the watering can looks darker in real life!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

A little Smooch?

I came across a challenge on the Make it Crafty blog and it sounded like such fun that I had to join.
The idea is to combine Mo's image 'Little Smooch'  with 'The Kissing Booth' from Make it Crafty.
I combined the two images using Page plus 9 and printed them out. I coloured with promarkers, found a ticket stamp, made some bunting and stuck it altogether. 
I quite like the end result but I didn't really mean for it to be so yellow!