Thursday 26 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday # 49 - Animal Magic

We are up to our eyeballs in bugs again here. Ben is now on Anti-biotics after being off colour on and off since December and I have had three lots of Anti-biotics already and now have steroids to try and shift this sinus/ear infection. Not good but things can only get better!

This week the challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is to show us an animal on your card. We have a gorgeous stamp to give away to one lucky entrant this week too so pop on over to the blog to have a look and also check out the DT's wonderful creations!

This Penny Black sheep has been coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Sparkle & Sprinkle "Puff" embossing powder and I pricked then chalked the background. The paper is from DCWV Pocketful of Posies Stack and the background is a from a Graphicus backgrounds set stamped with Adirondack Stonewashed ink. Card is SU. Some punched and Prima flowers, a bit of stapled ribbon, Swarovski crystals and a magazine freebie sentiment finish it off. Thanks for looking.

Rainbow Lady #49 - People

I am really pleased and honoured to be sponsoring the challenge this week on Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog!! I have enjoyed joining in with this varied and interesting challenge on and off since the very first one. I am very happy to be offering a prize to one lucky entrant of a set of 10 Promarkers "Comic Art Set 1" and a Mad Rat Rubber Stamp Co stamp "Queen of Hearts" (from their Alice in Wonderland collection).

The theme for this week is "People". Please interpret this whichever way you want - cute, vintage, collage ANYTHING but do have FUN!! I so look forward to seeing what you create.

I made this card for my mum using Adirondack inks sponged onto card and over-stamped. The same inks were sponged onto the Stampbord piece and the beautiful sentiment (from a DCWV quote pack). I then stamped the Stampsmith image "Ophelia" onto the Stampbord and etched out some highlights. The ribbon I thought mirrored her hair and I do like a bit of ribbon! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday 25 February 2009

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Happy Birthday to Us!!

Happy birthday to Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges!!

"Yes Tilda and Friends is one year old! At times I wondered if we could keep it going for so long, but I'm glad we stuck with it and I hope our second year will see more Tilda and Friends fans joining in the fun with us. So to celebrate we have pressents! We have cute dragon stamps from High Hopes kindly donated by our very own Fran, and take a look at her ATC to see one of them. The first stamp will be given away once we have over 5 people joining in the fun, then when we have over 10 another stamp and if we get over 20 players the third stamp! Now should we get over 30 players I have a Magnolia stamp in reserve. So for a chance at one of our presents all you have to do is make an ATC with the theme of Happy Birthday and link your creation in the comments section under this post."

I have coloured this lovely Penny Black stamp with Promarkers and gone over the balloons with clear Sakura glaze pen and the background with chalk. A couple of embossed pieces of pearl card, spotty ribbon and some gems finish it off.

Don't forget - you've got to be in it to win it!!

Tuesday 24 February 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar #40 - Shape Shifters

A quick card today as I am behind with everything!! Great theme this week from A Spoonful of Sugar, which is to make a different shaped card.

I got my inspiration for this from the Nikki and Jacqui on the DT who used their Nestabilities to cut out a shaped card. Great idea ladies!! This Sugar Nellie stamp is "Angus the wee dog". I haven't used him for ages and I just love him! He's coloured with Promarkers and some Sakura touches here and there. The fabby sentiment is from Elzybells. I have stamped the background with a stamp from Crafty Individuals in Adirondack Pink Sherbert ink. Pink card is SU. Flower buttons are from Poppicrafts and flowers are Prima. Thanks for looking. Off to do some DT work now!!

Monday 23 February 2009

Crafty Individuals

Crafty Individuals have now put photographs of all the winning entries and a lovely sampler from their ATC Competition. You can see the pictures HERE.

They have also released some gorgeous new stamps and a new paper pad. You can see them HERE.

I am still VERY excited about coming second!!

Sunday 22 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday #37 - Get Well Soon

The challenge this week over on Penny Black Saturday is to make a get well card. These are always handy to have in so no complaints here!!

This Penny Black Stamp "I'm So Cute" has been coloured with Promarkers and Sakura pens with some Glamour Dust and chalks finishing him off. I have used Anna Griffin pigment ink in Chocolate. Card, border stamp, flower stamp and flower punch are all Stampin' Up. Sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. Some coffee card candy finishes it off.