Sunday 29 November 2015

pups with present ...

  • 4x4" white card blank
  • white and red cardstock
  • SU! snowfall embossing folder
  • lotv- pups with present
  • memento, white marker friendly cardstock
  • copics (E43,44,47,49,55,57,59. C00,0,2. R24,27,29. G17,29.)
  • stickles- star dust 
  • sakura glaze pen- clear

I cut and embossed a piece of white cardstock with snowfall. I mat and layered on to some red cardstock, before sticking this to my card blank. I cut some white cardstock to fit the bottom third of my embossed mat and trimmed the top to create a wavy snow bank. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut my dog images. I glued the dogs into position to form a snowy scene. I added some glitter to the snow and glazed the dogs noses. I kept this small card quite simple and have chosen to add my sentiment to the inside. 
the challenges I would like to enter:

Saturday 28 November 2015

thankful pup...

  • SU! watercolour wishes printed 4x4"card blank
  • SU!- express yourself
  • mama elephant- playful pups (stamps and dies)
  • copics and appropriate cardstock 
  • neat & tangled- spring mix sequins
  • wink of stella- clear
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pink card, then cut this into a banner and covered it with clear glitter pen. I stamped coloured and die cut the dog image. I added the dog using foam then glazed the nose. I glued on a few sequins for sparkle to complete the sketch. I think this makes a cute and simple thank you card which could be adapted to suit any occasion.


challenges I would like to enter:
freshly made sketches #214
simon says 'anything goes'

12 favs of christmas ...

The ABC Christmas challenge blog are looking for a new DT and I'd thought I'd give it a go !! I love Christmas and normally start making in July, so what better excuse to get prepared early than with inspiration from this blog. They have asked us to pick our favourite Christmas project, but I had so many different things to choose from that I just couldn't decide on one... so here are my top 12 !! the captions are linked to the original post to see how to make these and any products used...

'# selfie'

' a bottle tag'

'merry and bright cards'

'matchbox gift wrap'

'super santa'
' a pretty gift box'

If you have been inspired to create a Christmas project of your own, why not head over to the ABC Christmas blog and enter their latest challenge by following this link

Wednesday 25 November 2015

baby booties ...

  • SU! 'baby we've grown' & 'express yourself' stamps
  • LOTV 'bear necessities' paper
  • sizzix scallop circle, circle & tickets dies
  • tim holts 'brushed corduroy' distress ink
  • memento ink pad 'tuxedo black'
  • promarkers pastel & denim blue
  • 6x4 landscape card blank
  • white cardstock
  • bakers twine
I cut my mat of paper and the banner. I die cut the shapes for the topper to complete the sketch. I inked all of the edges of the mats with the distress ink. I added a congratulations onto the banner then glued these layers onto the card. I stamped the booties onto the topper and coloured the image. I then stuck this onto the scallop mat and used foam pads to add this to the card. the finishing touch was the bows tied in twine.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Monday 23 November 2015

christmas with friends ...

  • 7x7" white card blank, red and green cardstock, copic friendly cardstock
  • crafters companion (Christmas in moonbeam meadow) - Rudolph and friends
  • SU! warmth and wonder stamps & softly falling embossing folder
  • memento ink pad (tuxedo black)
  • copics (E81,53,55,57,59. E43,44,47,49,81. R24,27,29. G7,14. Y13,15. C00,0,01,02.)
  • tattered lace essentials circle dies
  • ribbon
  • wink of stella- clear
  • ranger glossy accents

I cut my base layers, then embossed the white mat before sticking this to the green one. I glued the ribbon on and secured it to the back of the green card before matting onto the card blank. I die-cut the circle mats and stamped the white one with my image and sentiment. I coloured the image and added glitter and gloss. I added this layer onto the card using foam for dimension.
 challenges I would like to enter are:

starry trees ...

  • 4x6" white card blank, red cardstock and white marker cardstock.
  • SU!- polar party
  • lawn fawn - starry backdrops
  • memento ink pad (tuxedo black, cantaloupe)
  • promarkers (cocoa, moss, pear green, berry red, tulip yellow, sunflower, ice grey 1)
  • wink of stella - clear
I cut all my mats to follow the sketch. I stamped the focal image and sentiment then coloured it. I added sparkle to the baubles and stars. I stamped the stars in yellow for the band. Finally, I stuck all the layers down.
challenges I'd like to enter are:

Tuesday 17 November 2015

you're in my thoughts...

  • 6x4" black card blank
  • SU!- best thoughts
  • memento ink pad (tuxedo black)
  • copic friendly cardstock
  • copic markers- BV 0000,000,02,04. YG 17,13,11
  • wink of stella- clear
today i made a very simple card, not much to do but colour!!  i cut a mat of cardstock and stamped the large flower design almost central. i coloured this with copics. I then stamped the sentiment slightly overlapping the stem, to follow the sketch. i added a tiny bit of sparkle to the words, just to make them stand out more. i don't normally add glitter to a sympathy card but i thought in this case it looked nicer. you could change the sentiment to make this card for another occasion.
challenges I would like to enter:

Sunday 8 November 2015

a simple tree...

  • craftwork cards festive chalkboard kit
  • tree punch by SU!
  • ribbon
I took inspiration from the sketch challenge to create the layout for this card. I took a tag from the kit and trimmed it down and cut the square card blank down to a 6x4 to frame the tag nicely. I then used the tree punch to create the central shape in the tag. I tied some stitch detail ribbon through the hole in the tag before sticking it to my card. I finished it off with a seasonal banner sentiment across the front. For an extra special detail, you can add glitter or gems to the tree for that Christmas sparkle.
I think this makes for a nice simple card, perfect for when you have a long list of cards to make at Christmas time. Using the punches gives a creative twist on using a card kit to make it your own.
Id like to enter this card into the cas(e) this sketch! challenge #148