Friday, 26 August 2016

Floral Fold-Back Card


 
 
 
Today I have a fold-back floral card to show you.  My Bugaboo image has been coloured with promarkers and layered using a scallop die.  The floral die cut panel was a magazine freebie.  The backing paper is from Pink Petticoat (no longer available).  I made a tag using a Stampin Up stamp and a brad.  A few gems finish it off.
 
Challenges
 
Stella Says Sketch (412) - Sketch
Allsorts (377) - Fabulous Florals
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - It's Hip To Be Square
Digital Delights (13) - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles (34) - Something Beginning With 'F' (Flowers/Fancy Fold)
 
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Thursday, 25 August 2016

CAS - Tropical



Right, well, what can I say...

The idea was good but unfortunately this is heading straight to the bin!!! I tried to do a colour wash using distress ink but my card warped terribly.  Too much water methinks!  Once I had ruined the card I thought I might as well do what was in my head so I over stamped a tropical fish and coloured bits with a promarker.  I then stamped the sentiment (both stamps were magazine freebies).  Lastly I painted iridescent Twinkling H2o's over the fish and flower to give them some shimmer.

Challenges

M.A.W.T.T. (27) - CAS
Polkadoodles (33) - Anything Goes
Less Is More (290) - Exotic
Simon Says (Monday) - Go Fish
Digi Choosday (34) - Anything Goes

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EDITED TO SAY:  The card has been saved thanks to Sarah advising me to run it through the big shot (see comments) and I am happy to say "IT WORKED!!!".

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Sister Is...



This is the card I made for my granddaughter Megan when her baby sister Sapphire was born.  Inside it says "Congratulations On Being Promoted To BIG Sister" which I thought was very appropriate as Megan is now 13 years old.

To start I die cut my card base and backing paper which is from Pink Petticoat (now closed down).  My digi stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil and has been coloured with promarkers and then die cut.  I went around the edge with a pen so it would stand out a bit.  The sentiment has been stamped, die cut and edged using a pen.  Finally I added some paper flowers and placed gems in the centres.

Challenges

Mo's Digital Pencil (266) - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (439) - Kiddies/Babies
Passion For Promarkers (360) - Make It Digital
I Love Promarkers (316) - Use A Die Cut

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Noel



A nice quick Christmas card this time featuring a digi stamp from Bugaboo which I have coloured with promarkers and added glitter glue.  The background papers are from Nitwits.  The ribbon and sparkly snowflakes are from my stash.

Challenges

ABC - N is for Noel
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick Layout
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Make For The Border

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A Trio Of Butterflies





Here are three cards I made from some old magazine freebies.  All are simply layered with glitter and card candi added.  That's it!

Challenges

Allsorts (376) - Butterflies
Incy Wincy - Get Well/Sympathy
Digi Choosday (33) - Anything Goes
Fab 'N' Funky (316) - Anything Goes

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A Blast From The Past...



Here is a card I made quite a while ago for a friend.  The base card is a three-fold aperture card that I had left over from my cross stitching days.  I placed a photo of a cottage garden behind the aperture and edged it with peel offs.  Next I decoupaged the lady gardener and elements, these all being from Jolly Nation (how many of you remember them?).  I finished it off with more peel offs.

Challenges

Daring Cardmakers - Window/Aperture With A View
Simon Says (Monday) - Summer Fun
The Paper Shelter (260) - Birthday Wishes

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Back To School



Today I have made a card using a sweet stamp from LOTV which I have coloured with promarkers.  The alphabet background paper is an old scrap I found in the scrapbox which I thought was ideal for this 'back to school' card.  The ribbon down the border panel is from Crafty Ribbons and the die cut bicycle was a magazine freebie.  The little chalkboard peg is from Lidl and I wrote on it with a Sakura gel pen.  The ABC stickers are from my stash.

Challenges

C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday (438) - Dressing Up
Poladoodles (32) - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (359) - For The Boys
Crafty Sentiments - Back To School
Crafty Creations (322) - Words/Letters On The Background

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Edwin In Miami



Just recently I was lucky enough to win some Magnolia stamps and this is one of them.  I have coloured him with promarkers.  I have layered up my base card using cardstock and a paper which I love from Poundland.  The beach image is an old one I found in my scrapbox.  The stamped sentiment is a magazine freebie and the shell/starfish buttons are from my stash.

Challenges

Marvelous Magnolias - Holidays
Midweek Magnolias (144) - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers (358) - Hip To Be Square
I Love Promarkers (315) - Birthday

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Blue & Brown



For this card I started with a dark brown base card and added a light brown layer topped with a wood effect stamped layer.  I then stamped the birds before adding the stamped sentiment.  All three stamps are from Stampin Up.  Finally I attached the flowers which came from The Works and are stamped and die cut with gems added to the centre.

Challenges

Daring Cardmakers - Elemental Inspiration (Wood/Bird/Flowers)
Digi Choosday (32) - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Use Dies

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Hope



A vintage look easel card this time featuring a Sugar Nellie digi stamp which I have coloured with promarkers.  I distressed and inked the edge of the image before layering it with die cuts.  The translucent one is parchment paper.  These gorgeous papers are from Dovecraft and the sentiment stamp from Hobby Art.The leaves are punched and the foam roses from my stash along with the ribbon bow which I topped with an old button.  If you look closely you will see that not only is one of the papers stripey but it has dots on it too.  Two for the price of one!!!

Challenges

Sugar Nellie (139) - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri (23) - Anything Goes (Vintage)
A Gem Of A Challenge (175) - Buttons & Bows
Allsorts (375) - Spots & Stripes

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