Saturday, 11 December 2010

Pollycraft Challenge 73

Hope you like my entry for this challenge. I used a digi image that I have had for a long while and used Glossy Accents to highlight the hair etc. I embossed the background card and cut the border using Martha Stewart double loop punch.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge wk 38-Get in Shape

I could'nt wait to use my strawberry template from Mamadinis for this challenge. I used red card, gold,antique linen and black Distress Inks pads,ribbon coloured green with Promarkers, gems and the flower and swirl I cut out from the embossed image used on the strawberry. The leaves are from a patterned paper I had in my stash. It reminds me of summer, but also winter as the colours are quite rich. Hope you like it and have a go at making a Winter Strawberry yourself.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Polka Doodles wk 46 Challenge-Give Thanks

I thought this was a lovely theme, personally I have so much to be thankful for - but sometimes take my life for granted, its so easy to forget how fortunate we are.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Bugaboo Christmas Craft Challenge

I love making little gifts for loved ones at Christmas. This ones quite simple just ribbon, coloured in image, card and a post it note pad.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Crafter's Companion Challenge 6

Here's a card I made for the above challenge, thought I'd do something different and use fabric. The rose a leaves are cut out of a tapestry type fabric and enhanced with some colouring with Promarkers and glitter glue. I put masking tape on the back to stop it fraying. It makes a lovely tactile card.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Bugaboo DT Call

Here's my 3 submissions for the Bugaboo DT Call, I have only just found them and simply adore their quirky, funny images. I just know who I'm going to send Stella to, it fits the bill perfectly and will no doubt raise a laugh!

Crafter's Companion Birthday Card Competition

I thought I would share this lovely project that won me 2nd place in the Crafter's Companion Birthday Comp. Its not too complicated and gives the recipient a wonderful surprise!
Firstly prepare 6 or more envelopes in various colours (any size) and put into them a piece of card that fits snuggly and attach with a small amount of glue, seal envelopes. Cut an appeture in the centre of each one making sure that they are on different angles, I used my cuttlebug for this. At this stage you can stick an image on the bottom envelope or use it as a gift box. Next layer them up with foam pads making sure the appertures line up. Save one envelope with the card inside to use as your lid. Score it approx 5cm from the flap (this will give a hinge for the top to open) Attach lid under the top envelope, cut off excess. Address and tie with ribbon. Hope this gives some idea of what to do, the pictures might help. You can make a card to go into the bottom envelope as I have done. Hope you enjoy making this as much as I did.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Allsorts Challenge week 72 Travel/holiday

I rose to this challenge because I love the summer and since moving near to the beach I spend a lot of time there in the summer - weather permitting and just adore English Summer Holidays.
I water coloured the background using distress inks and stamped the images and coloured using promarkers.

Polka Doodles Challenge - Hidden Element

I have come 1st in the Polka Doodles Challenge-week 38. Although I'm not new to crafting I am to entering challenges and having my own blog. What a wonderful way to inspire me, I'm always wondering if my creations are good enough. This has really given me the confidence boost I neeeded. Thanks to all the Doodles.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

POLKA DOODLES Hidden Element Challenge week 38

Have'nt blogged for a while I've been so engrossed with Polka Doodles Creative Christmas cd, the time has flown. This card was made using the cd papers and a template from Hot off the Press. Santa appears from his hat by lifting the bobble on his hat. I seem to be totally immersed in christmas at the moment - still I suppose its never too early!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Vintage weekly challenge

Hope this photo of my entry is better than the last one, I'm new to blogging so please be patient.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Polka Doodles weekly challenge

Here's my card for the vintage challenge. The spotted paper is from Creative Christmas cd, the image is a stampie from Back to Nature cd and other papers including the doily are from my stash. I used distressing ink pads to age the papers and image and coloured the image with water colour pencils. I was surprised how a modern image can be made to look aged using the distressing inks.