Saturday 2 August 2008

Stamp Something - Thank You Somethings Challenge

The theme this week from Stamp Something is "Thank You Somethings" so I have made this card using this most beautiful Sugar Nellie stamp and my favourite (I think) by the fabby and talented Elisabeth Bell. I have had lots of positive comments and e-mails about the jungle card below so I have used my Promarkers again, sticking to the pastels this time.

The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly and flowers from Mad About Cards. Background paper is Basic Grey Perhaps and the card is from DCWV Pastels Matt Stack, which is a textured pad and really yummy! Thanks for looking. Lol

Friday Sketchers #13, Rainbow Lady #24 & Spoonful of Sugar #10

Combining challenges here again. This week at Friday Sketchers it's Kimmie from Canada's turn to set the sketch - and it's really fabby as usual! I have used these brilliant High Hopes stamps to fall in with the theme from A Spoonful of Sugar which is "Animal Magic" and Cynthia from Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog wants you to use Swirls and Flourishes, which this lovely paper from the K&Co 12x12 Wild Saffron pad certainly has in abundance.

This is the first card I have made using my new Promarkers and am pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to use. It will take a while before I am completely happy with the results but the shading on the foliage in the background was just so easy to do with the markers and I am especially pleased with the effect on the "wooden" sentiment. Let me know what you think - I really want pointers please from all you alcohol marker experts. Thanks for looking. Lol

Friday 1 August 2008

Stamp With Sarah Kay #5

A great sketch this week from Stamp with Sarah Kay.

This stamp has been water-coloured with Distress Inks. I have had the fabric style background card so long I cannot remember where I got it from! All other card is Stampin' Up and the ribbon and ribbon roses are from my local haberdashery shop. I really cannot recommend these shops more as a source of amazing crafting products. Trouble is it's always an expensive trip! Thanks for looking. Lol

Thursday 31 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday #21 - In the House

This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is "In the House". This can mean anything you would find in a house or wear in a house. I have used Magnolia stamps to create this scene (the table is the chair with the back chopped off!). The "wallpaper" is from K&Co Sparkly Sweet 6x6 paper pad, the gorgeous ribbon is from the prize I won from Penny Black Saturday and the Zoomz are from Stamp Galaxy. Thanks for looking. Lol

Wednesday 30 July 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Beads

A nice easy one this week from Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - beads.

This is Hawaiian Tilda and she's having a Luau! I used double sided sticky film and attached one side to acetate and covered the other side with Bedazzles in Electric Slide. Some brads, ribbon and beads on Memory Thread finish the ATC off. The sentiment is stamped in Ultramarine Stazon and says "Dance in the Sun". I don't know why I keep on using acetate - I HATE PHOTOGRAPHING IT!! Lol

Tuesday 29 July 2008

Friday Sketchers #12 & Stamp with Sarah Kay #4

Another fabby sketch from Friday Sketchers - this week from Jacqueline. I am also trying the Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge for the first time this week and I only just made it! Their theme is to stamp a card with Dots, circles and coffee colours - ooooh my favourite!

This gorgeous Sarah Kay image was water-coloured with Distress Inks and lots of bits 'n' pieces added to finish it off!

I have had lots of really positive comments and e-mails about my Dahlia Fold card - thanks so much it really means a lot. You can find instructions on how to do this technique here. Lol