Thursday, 20 March 2014
Saturday, 15 March 2014
I totally forgot Thursday last week and here we are on a Saturday and I've just remembered again. Sorry - bad blogger!! This week it's all about the girls on Cute Card Thursday. The Design Team really have come up with some beautiful cards for inspiration and one lucky entrant will win a stamp donated by our fabby sponsor Whiff of Joy.
One of my friends had a beautiful baby girl last week so I had a great "girly" reason to make something for this week's challenge! I've used Stampin' Up card with Spellbinders dies and the flower roses are from Webster's Pages. The sentiment is from Poppicrafts. I know I say it every time but I still miss that shop! The gorgeous sleeping baby is a Sugar Nellie stamp and I've coloured with Copics/Promarkers and finished the cloud with Glamour Dust. The wall hanging was a wood cut from Calico Crafts and I used K&Co paper with flowers from Orchid Crafts coloured with Promarkers. I cut the name on my Slice, coloured the card with a Promarker to match and used a Waco pearl pen to highlight the letters. Hope you like my little project.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Happy Thursday! It's Springtime this week on Cute Card Thursday and we have a great prize from our sponsor Inspired by Stamping so pop on over and have a look.
My card was made using Stampin' Up cardstock, K & Co paper and sentiment and a Penny Black image. I've coloured the stamp with Polychromos pencils and used the Stampin' Up spritzer tool with a Promarker to make the background. The sentiment is Hero Arts. The lovely daisy trim is from our local Craft Shop in Moffat, Crazy Daisy.
Friday, 21 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Get clever with your cutting this week over on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog. I have interpreted this by using dies.
The background came from Simply Homemade magazine and I've used a custom die of a dancing couple I bought off e-bay ages ago and have been desperate to use! The notes and stars are all cut out using dies and the sentiment is one I've had forever and didn't write on the back of the stamp what manufacturer it was!
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Ahhhh - love is in the air this week on Cute Card Thursday!
I've coloured this cute Penny Black hedgie with Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils and Promarkers. The card is from Stampin' Up and there are various Nestabilities used in the layers. The butterfly flourish is a Joanna Sheen Signature die and the paper is from Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper pad. The 2 sentiments are Hero Arts and Cuddly Buddly.
Monday, 3 February 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is "So Sweet". I immediately thought of this October Afternoon "Cherry Hill" paper which I have had for years and NEVER CUT INTO. Until now. This is a big deal for me - I will need some sort of therapy lol!!
I have coloured a Swiss Pixie (probably my favourite one) with Promarkers/Copics and Glamour Dust and sat her on a Fiskars punched border with broderie anglaise. The sentiment is by Penny Black and I've made a little swirly doo-dah out of memory thread and beads. The die cut heart bunting is by Penny Black.
Thursday, 16 January 2014
This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is "Warm it Up". Boy could we do with that at the moment - I am growing webbed feet and gills!!
I've used paper from My Mind's Eye "Sunny Side" paper pad and Stampin' Up cardstock and ink. The windmill die and sentiment are also Stampin' Up. I've used some Prima "E" line bling to finish it off.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
This week on Cute Card Thursday we are "Cold and Frosty". I have well and truly packed up my Christmas crafting boxes and don't want to see them again until at least September so I went for "cold" colours on my card instead.
I've used paper from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Nutmeg" paper pad and Stampin' Up cardstock and ink. The image is a Hero Arts stamp, the fabby chevron punch is also Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from my stash (remember - this is the code for "had it so long I cannot remember lol?!).
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Hmmm - let's gloss over the total lack of posts for November and December eh? I think that would be best ........ I have been doing my CCT cards but have completely NOT blogged any of them. Epic. Fail.
Onwards and upwards. I am really going to try and photograph and blog my crafty creations more - it's not a resolution you understand (no, definitely not), more of a determination to re-capture something I used to absolutely love and have gotten out of. Two moves in the last 15 months would do that to a person mind you so I hope you will let me off lol!!
Anyway it's a whole new year of challenges over on the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog. When I printed out the year's challenges this morning it was like having my whole year flash before me and I really felt inspired to get into my Craft Room and make cards. The fact that they are not Christmas related is definitely a bonus. DH put my Christmas crafting boxes in the attic and my Craft Room is now blisfully C-word free. Yippeeee. I totally get fed up with it and fellow card-makers will understand that when you start planning and creating for Christmas in September you are sick of it when it finally arrives. Maybe that's why my decorations rarely see Hogmanay!!
This week the theme is to banish those post-Christmas blues with something a bit fun so I have used these stamps by Creative Expressions to create a little fun. The two figures were from the Murray & Ethel Set 2 stamp sheet and I masked them off to put them together before colouring with Promarkers. The sentiment is by Paper Makeup. The background paper was a magazine freebie (Simply Homemade) and all other card is Stampin' Up, as is the ribbon. Some Craftwork Cards Candi finishes it off.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
All things sparkly this week at Cute Card Thursday. This is a very simple card but it didn't need much else as it's just soooooo sparkly!! I used Glitz sealed glitter card on a plain white linen card background and then cut out the baubles, again from Glitz card, with a Stampin' Up punch. An old Stampin' Up sentiment and some bows finish it off.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Spooky goings-on are afoot this week over at Cute Card Thursday!! I have used Distress Stains to make the background on watercolour paper and then mounted it onto purple cardstock. The stamps are all from Stampotique and coloured with Copics and Promarkers. I've used an X-Cut punch for the balloons and little stars. The sentiment is a years-old Whipper Snapper one and I cut the star and numbers with my Slice. This is for a very special friend who is a Stampotique fan and who will remain nameless as, as you can see, she is celebrating a "special" birthday lol!!
Thursday, 17 October 2013
This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is anything to do with sweets/candy. It's been a very loooooooong time since I inked up a Tilda stamp but I loved colouring her in and paired her with Stampin' Up card and Basic Grey papers from the Blush collection. The flowers are made with Woodware punches and the leaves are Impression Obsession and Cheery Lynn dies. The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
It's neutral colours this week on Cute Card Thursday, which suits me down to the ground as I love working with soft peaches, pinks and browns. I stamped the Bildmarna cutie and then masked her off to add the tree, grass and clouds before colouring with Copics and Promarkers. The paper is Basic Gray. The sentiment I have had for years and can't remember where I got it and the little resin flower is a Prima.