Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Christmas in July!

It has been so cold here today, it feels like I'm at the Nth Pole, LOL! It actually wasn't too bad a day as it was lovely and sunny, but once the sun went down it was back to freezing again!

My card today is for Annabelle Stamps 'Say It In......Red, Cream and Chocolate' challenge. I immediately thought that combo would be ideal for a Christmas card, so here's my first Chrismas card for the year!

Nothing fancy with the card, it's pretty straightforward and quick, although my fingers were so cold I had trouble tying the ribbon!

Stamps: Darkroom Door
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, TH Fired Brick Distress Ink
Other: SU ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, SEI button.

Hope you're having a great day in your part of the world!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Where did the last three years go?

My sweet little grand-daughter had her third birthday yesterday, it hardly seems any time at all since she was just a baby! Time certainly does fly! She was full of excitement and now knows all about presents and birthday cake, and managed to blow out all her candles without help.....she is growing up!

Here's the card I made for her, the image is from Rachelle Anne Miller, called Lily - From the Heart. I coloured her with Copic Markers. The DP is by Kaisercraft.

I've entered my card in the following challenges - The Pink Elephant Inspiration Challenge TPE108 using the photo below. I used the colours for my card.

Annabelle Stamps challenge - Say it with.....Circles.

I hope you're not getting sick of all the cute cards, it's all I seem to be doing lately. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Swirly Peacocks!

Hi everyone, I found a little time for a couple of quick cards! I've joined in the challenge at Less is More - a one layer card and use 'something with legs'.

I've ended up making two cards using images from the Hero Arts 'Beautiful Peacocks' clear stamp set. I used a white card for the first one and coloured the image with gel pens and Marvy Markers and Dove blending pen. I haven't used those markers in quite a while, but since it was only a one layer card I couldn't use the Copics as they would bleed through. The greeting is from the same set.

I used a turquoise coloured card for the 2nd one. I only highlighted a few areas on the peacock with a gold gel pen and some Peacock coloured Liquid Pearls. The greeting is from a Stamp-It set.

I'm starting to really like CAS (Clean and Simple) style cards! They're really quick to make and, even better, not bulky to mail.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Another birthday card!

I'm back again! This is the card I made for my daughter Joanne for her birthday!

I used another Forever Friends bear image, coloured with Copic Markers, the greeting is by Heidi Grace. The purple doily is cut using the French Pastry die by Cheery Lynn - I rather like how it looks! Papers are by Heidi Grace.

I've entered this one also for the Forever Friends fortnightly challenge - Birthdays, and also for the Forever Friends monthly challenge - Stripes.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Hi there.......remember me? I can't believe it's a whole month since I've posted anything here! I actually haven't even been in my craft room at all since I came back from my holidays, until now. I had to spring into action and make some birthday cards for my twin daughters, whose birthday is today - just call me 'Queen of the last minute'!

This is the card I made for Hayley, she is a big fan of pink!

I used a Forever Friends bear image and coloured it with Copic Markers, the greeting is by Stamp-It. The big flower is made with paper string using an old flower loom thing - not sure what the proper name is. My friend Sandie makes these and I figured out how to do them myself, but Sandie's look so much nicer than mine - I think the paper string I used is a little too bulky, but didn't really matter with this card as it will be hand delivered anyway. I put a smaller pink flower in the centre to hide my ugly knot!

I've entered this card in the fortnightly Forever Friends challenge - Birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by, at least I hope you all haven't given up on me yet! I'll try to visit some blogs over the next few days that I've also been sadly neglecting lately, and leave some long overdue comments!