Friday, 27 September 2013

Weddings, Weddings everywhere

I was asked by my good friend to make her two wedding cards and this is the first of them, she picked the images from previous cards on my blog and I made the cards to her colour combinations. The first one was for a family friend and they were getting married abroad and having a celebration on their return. I used the jellypark image for this one as the couple are young and fun loving and she thought it suited them perfectly. I used star dream card again and this is a nightmare to colour with copics so I printed the image a second time onto Rymans and once coloured I cut and paper pieced it onto the star dream base. This worked so well I did the same for the other card too.

Image: Jellypark Friends
Paper: "washed damask" in boutique blue by Pink Petticoat
Cardstock: "Blueberry Sky" papertrey ink
Dies: "heart border" papertrey ink
Embossing: "square lattice" Sizzix for Stampin Up

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Polar Bear Friend

I have tried to be a bit more creative in my christmas card making this year and try to make more eclectic but cas cards, I had to buy this image from Digistamp Boutique and colour it straight away too, it has been waiting for a little while to be finished though which is strange as all it needed was a sentiment and red border lol.

Image: "cute polar bear" Digistamp Boutique
Card: "real red" stampin up
Sentiment: "big christmas wishes" Amy R at CC Designs
Ink: 'lady bug" memento, "limeade ice" papertrey ink

Snowman: YR09, 07, N7, 5, 4, 3
Bear: YG25, 23, 21, R29, 27, 24, W1, 0, 00, clear, R00

Challenges: Snippet Playground
Digistamp Boutique

Monday, 23 September 2013

A golfing birthday

Golf was the order of the day for this card, my ex-boss celebrates his 50th birthday today and I decided to make a golf themed card for him. I saw this stamp on Steph's blog and decided I had to go buy it immediately, they also had a fishing one so that will be making an appearance soon too.

This is a large image and a large card, 8 x 8 in fact so this gives an idea of how large the image is.

Image: "golf" stamp by Woodware
Papers: "" Echo Park at Jessica Sprague
Card: 8 x 8 from Craftwork Cards
Cardstock: "kraft" from recollections, "blue" Colorbok at Walmart
Numbers: Cut on cricut using "billionaire" cart

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Bobbi Christmas

This is such a sweet little bear image, perfect for cute christmas cards. I have made this one in blue for my friends little boy and I have another all coloured ready to go too.

I am still loving the cas style for my christmas cards although I will probably get bored before christmas and start adding more stuff to them.

Image: "bobbi withs rocking" Digistamp Boutique
Papers: "gingham" and "snowflakes" both pink petticoat in boutique blue
Sentiment: "thing big favourrites" Papertrey Ink
Ink: "elegant evening" Papertrey Ink

 Bear: E40, 41, 42, 43
 Stocking & Scarf: B32, 34, 37

Challenges: Digistamp Boutique

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Happy Birthday Sioned

I am sure my friend won't be reading my blog today but I didn't want to post her card here before her actual birthday just in case lol.

I had to use this new colour from stampin up called smoky slate, it is a light grey colour but it seems to be more purple in the picture. It is a really pretty colour and could easily replace silver in christmas card projects. I think I may even buy the ink too as I think snowflakes stamped in this would look gorgeous.

This card is full of NBUS, the image (had over a year), sentiment and die (since May), I was going to say papers but I have just noticed I have used one sheet already lol.

Image: "" a la mode by MFT stamps
Papers: "Fiddlesticks" MME
Card: "smoky slate" stampin up
Sentiment: "absolutely" simon says stamp
Dies: "absolutely" simon says stamp, "star" xcut

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Pollycraft challenge 7 - Harvest Colours & Sketch Saturday 275

Three challenges in one, well actually four although the fourth one is a personal challenge from the lovely Kay. Kay challenged me to paper piece/toll an image where there wasn't a tutorial to follow, I was apprehensive at the start but it is much easier than I thought and I can see myself using this method a lot.

Ok so not my normal colours but I enjoyed changing it up. I love autumn the colours, smells and crisp leaves underfoot, the promise of winter to come. The colours look brighter on the screen than in real life and match the paper a whole lot better.

Image:"Monster Hugs" Pollycraft
Paper: "best of fall" summer driggs
Cardstock: Snippet folder (originally certificates)
Dies: Sentiment strips MFT stamps
Sentiment: See D by Paper mania

Dad: E19, YR27, YR14, YR12, YG99, 97, 95, 93
Child: V17, 15, 14, YR27, 14

Challenges: Snippet Playground
Sketch Saturday 275
Pollycraft Challenge 7 - Harvest Colours

Sunday, 8 September 2013

It's Pumpkin Carving Time.....

Just wanted to say hello to my new followers, big waves, thank you for wanting to follow my little blog.

Ok so my hubbie is called Ant, his favourite holiday is Halloween and his favourite part is carving the pumpkin, so this image is just perfect. Over the last few years he has carved headless horsemen, haunted houses, Frankenstein and a black cat and every year I can't wait to see the new creation. I adore the ant images from Doodle Pantry and have bought so many now I think I have every birthday, valentines, Christmas etc covered for him for at least ten years but does that stop me getting more, oh no it doesn't lol.

Image: "Pumpkin Carving Ants" Doodle Pantry
Papers: "Happy Haunting" Pink Petticoat (on offer for £2.99) and "gingham" Pink Petticoat
Card: Snippet draw
Bakers Twine: Studio G
Brad: Studio G and stash
Punch: "Dripping goo" Martha Stewart

Ants: N7, N5, R24
Ground: E44, 43, 42, 41
Sky: B01, 00, 000, 0000
Pumpkin: YR09, 07, 04, 16, 15, 12, Y35, 32, YG97, 95, 93
Knife: N3, 2, E79, 77, 74

Challenges: Snippet Playground
Doodle Pantry

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Pollycraft Challenge 6

I have finally managed to take part in this challenge, I love pollycraft images and have quite a few. I have made a halloween card, not something we tend to send in the UK but as it is my hubbie's favourite holiday I thought I would make at least one.

I have used all my halloween items too, I love the dripping punch but only ever seem to use it for halloween cards. This image has been coloured for a while so I don't have a list of the colours used, have been enjoying listing the colours recently, helps to jog my memory of colour combos I like.

Image: "Lil Spook" Swings and Slides collection by Pollycraft
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Card: black sparkly from snippet folder
Punch: Dripping goo by martha stewart
Brads: Walmart

Challenges: Snippet Playground
Pollycraft Challenge 6 - "for the kids"