Thursday, 31 March 2011

A Card for Mo and Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Good Afternoon All, well its become cloudy again so I suppose we are in for some rain, I did manage to get out for about 30mins at 12noon when the sun was out, but by gum it was very windy and my poor daffodils are being battered to death. Anyway todays card has been created for this weeks Mo's Challenge "Buttons and Bows" and Cute Card Thursday "Couples" Challenges, Ive used this sweet pair for my image from Mo itns called "Brady and Chloe" and Ive printed it onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it before using the new Nestabilitie Die No.19 to cut it out afterwards using the same die to draw around and create the mount for it. The sentiment was one I created on the computer and printed it out onto white card and mounted it onto a piece of the same green card.
The base card is 6"x 6" white card with a first mount with green pearlescent card and one of two papers from the First Edition"Hideaway" papers, a very pretty white base with spots of orange yellow and green with flowers in them, the second piece has been cut into a strip and Ive used a heart border punch from Martha Stewart along both edges, I then positioned it across the card and on top I have put a piece of threaded lace around and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I then stuck my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. I created a bow with some seam binding ribbon and stuck to the right of the mount, and the last thing I picked three buttons from my stash and threaded some bakers twist through the holes and tied bows with it, and then stuck two at the top on the left and one on top of the green binding bow.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
http://mypartnerincraftingcrime.blogspot.com/
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/
http://paperromancechallenges.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Seventh Paper Shelter Challenge - "Inspired by"

Well it seems that its all the sevens this week, I have already posted two challenge cards which have reached their seventh one and this one isnt any different. Today we have reached out Seventh Challenge but it doesnt seem that as weve only been going seven weeks but it feels like yesterday when we posted our first one, but the best news is that each week more and more of you are taking part in our Challenges and I carnt thank you enough for doing so, Ive got to say it "Makes sense" to do so and to use one of The Paper Shelter Images as youve got a better chance of winning this Voucher for $15 its amazing just how many images that it buys. Unfortunately if you dont use a Paper Shelter image you dont go in the draw.
This weeks challenge is "Inspired by" and it actually means something or someone who has inspired your creation, Im inspired by the beautiful box cards that so many of you have made and the one person that really inspires me is Rach of papercraftsbyrach.blogspot, she created a stunning one recently and I just knew I had to give it a try and this is the result.

You really need a tutorial to create this card as the inside is quite complicated and Im not going to write it all out here, but if you look at the tab "Tutorials" at the top of my blog, click on it and then scroll down you will find a couple that will take you to the ones I found.
Ive used this sweet image of "My best Friend" and printed her onto white card and I used my copic pens to colour her, after which I used Nestabilite Die No.8 to cut her out then drew around the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of the Whimsey ones, and Ive printed it and mounted it in the same way as the image.
The main box card is a 6"x 6" design but with extra for the punched edges, its better to use the instructions in the tutorial to create it rather than me writing it out, but I will say that I used for the outside part two papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Spring Blossoms" papers, the top one is a flower pattern and the bottom a striped one, across the middle I have laid a piece of lace on top of which I also put a long satin ribbon so that I am able to tie it up.
I then positioned my mounted image on top of this, and created a flower from some of the flowers I found in my stash, I rolled them up and stuck them on top of one large one and then positioned it at the bottom on the left hand side. In the inside of the box I printed a verse that you can see on the second photo, this was done before I put the box surroundings onto it.
I do so hope that you like what you see and that you will pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you, and Im sure with their inspiration you will want to take part in this weeks challenge also.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bearlymine Seventh Challenge - "A Sketch by Marie"

Yet again another fortnight has flown by and we are now onto our seventh Challenge this one is hosted by my fellow team member Marie of kompis-kort-by-mi.blogspot and she has given us a fabulous sketch to follow here it is
I really enjoyed using this sketch as its a lovely straight forward one not to many fiddley bits to contend with. Anyway for this Challenge we are being sponsered by the following companies:-


I think this Challenge blog is one of the best ones for their stunning prizes and whats being offered this fortnight is unbelievable any one of those would be my choice and I hope that you also will be trying for them to, weve been getting more and more entrants each fortnight and Im sure this time will not be any different. I also want to let you know that Donna my Team Leader has a brand new Digi "Paper Lace"set on her Bearlymine Webshop Blog and you must pop over and see it for yourself, heres a preview of it and by the time this post is posted it should have
a brand new name. Now I had better get a move on and show you the card that I created for this challenge and here it is:-
I have used this time one of the Whiff of Joy stamps this is "Willow with basket" and I stamped her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, then I cut her out with my square Nestabilite die and used a scoll stamp around the edge before mounting her onto a square scalloped mount out of yellow pearlescent card. The sentiment is one from my stash which I thought went well with my image, this was also stamped onto white card then cut out using my rotatrim and mounted on another piece of the same yellow card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of yellow card and one of two papers from Donna's "Delicious Delights" papers and if you click on the title it will take you to her webshop for you to buy it. This first paper is a very yummy strawberry one, on top of this I have laid a piece of yellow card thats been put through my cuttlebug with a leaf embossing folder, then for my second paper Ive used a cherry one which also comes from the same paper set but this was stuck at the angle as the sketch shows, on top of this is my mounted image and the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
To finish of I have stuck in the top left hand corner a large daisy head on top of some punched leaves. I do hope that this card will inspire you to take part in our Challenges, do please pop across to the Blogspot and see what the rest of the team have created for you, they are stunning.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 7 - "Embossing"

Good Morning All, well weve already reached our 7th Challenge on Cards for Men, and this time we are being hosted by Alison of Handmade by Tillymint do pop over to her blog and see what a very talented lady she is, and her theme she has chosen for us to do is Embossing it can be either with a embossing folder or embossing powder so the choice is yours. And this time we are being sponsered by Paper Pretties
This is what they say about their company:-
Paper Pretties is a full-service online crafting store. We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Prettie Boutique!
In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping, and a wider variety of stamping "must have" products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours. You will find there here.
And they are offering us a prize of this gorgeous clear stamp set:-
A really lovely set for any young man in your life, and heres my card for this fortnights Challenge:-

For my image Ive used this Karens Doodles "Grandpa Fix it" digi image and I printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens, then cut him out with my rotatrim and mounted him onto a piece of blue pearlescent card, the sentiment is one that I googled and I also printed it onto white card before mounting it up in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card and one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine "For the Boys" digi paper set, this first paper is an all over pattern of cogs and wheels, on top of this is the second paper thats had one of Martha Stewarts Border punches along the edges which cuts and embosses at the same time, then I put a strip of the same pearlescent card through my cuttlebug with a tool embossing folder, this was then positioned down the card.
I then stuck my image towards of the top with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, to finish of I have fixed some tool brads down the edge on the right side.
Now that youve seen my card do please pop over to our Challenge Blog Cards for Men  and see the rest of the teams stunning work, and we should be soon announcing the lucky people who are to join us and become part of our Design Team, good luck to all those that took part in the call to do so.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
  


Sunday, 27 March 2011

A Card for Mo and Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Good Morning All Im so sorry Ive not been around much lately, Ive had 5 birthdays in the family this week plus a couple from last week, then we went to the NEC on Thursday and out for the day yesterday so its been all go this week. Anyway for the next few days there will a new card posted not only today but then there are my DT cards for three challenges to come so you wont be let down by not finding something new here. Todays card has been created for two Challenges and anymore I might find later, anyway the first two are Mo's "Show me Attitude" and Cute Card Thursday's "Sketch by Deb" and Ive used this sweet image of Mo's called "Will with Attitude" and I really feel this is just like all little ones when they get the strops, Ive printed him onto white card then coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards I used my rotatrim to cut him out and to mount him onto blue pearlescent card. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and printed it out and mounted it in the same was as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card and one of four papers from the First Edition "Up and Away" paper pad, the first being a white background with clouds and a scibble design, the second paper a blue cloud pattern has been cut into a 5inch square and Ive used one of my Martha Stewart all around punch sets on it, this was then stuck on top of the first layer and for my third paper is a multi circle pattern and this has been mounted in a oval mount, and the fourth is a strip pattern thats been mounted down the left hand side.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment down the bottom on the right.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ 

Thursday, 24 March 2011

A Card for Hubby's Birthday

Good Evening All, Im sorry this is late but its been a hectic day for sure, its not only my hubbys birthday today but we also made the journey upto the NEC and we had a rare old time, me spending and hubby carrying the goodies around for me. I met Jacqui from Cat's Whiskers and guess what I actually got the autograph of Sue Wilson the lady who demostrates on Create and Craft for Spellbinders and Elusive Images, shes such a lovely lady and I took the oportunity to get her autrograph for one of my dearest friends whos a great fan of hers.
Anyway this card Im posting today was made for my husband and Ive used the Bugaboo Digi Images and the same with the sentiments, I printed him onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, then cut him out with my rotatrim then layered him up on some cream pearlescent card, and the same with the sentiment.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with two papers from Donna's "For the Men" Bearlymine Digi Papers the first has gear wheels all over, and the second is a diamond pattern and Ive used a train border punch along the edge. The mounted image was positioned to the left hand side, and the sentiment on the right, to finish of Ive used some train buttons down the right side.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The Sixth Paper Shelter Challenge - "Flower Power"

I just carnt believe that we have already got to our sixth Challenge for The Paper Shelter but here we are and this weeks challenge is themed "Flower Power" I can well remember the 60's and the flower power people singing the hippie songs and dressing in the most outlandish clothes and it seems this week we are drifting back towards them, and some of my fellow team chums have even used a new image thats just fabulous for this particular challenge.
Again this week I must bring your attention to our rules, to be in with a chance to win our 15$ voucher you must use one of the The Paper Shelter images and you will find them here and believe me they are very good value, and stunning as well. You will love some of the cute and querky images that are available and they are even selling papers to go with some of them, so do please pop across to their website and see for yourself. As I said we are sponsered by The Paper Shelter themselves and they are offering us a Voucher for 15$
 I have chosen to use this image and its called "Fairy Emma" and if you click on her name you will be able to see her for yourself.
Isnt she a sweetie, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used the Nestabilitie Die No.8 to cut her out then drew around the die to create the mount out of green pearlescent card. The sentiment is one that I found on the internet by googling "Flower Sayings" I printed this also onto white card before cutting it out with my rotatrim and mounting it also onto green pearlescent card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of the same green card and one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine Digi Papers this first one is one from the "Spring Blossoms" the second one is from the "Spring Stripes" and this was also mounted onto a piece of the same card, I then used a piece of the same card cut it out with a circle Nestabilitie die and ran it through my cuttlebug with a flower embossing folder. I then layed a piece of lace across the card with a strip of green seam binding and attached both of these to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was them positioned to the right hand side and the sentiment at the bottom on the left, and to finish of I created a flower spray in the top left hand corner with five yellow roses of different sizes and these were stuck on the card with silicone glue and some punched out fern and rose leaves.
Now that youve seen my card do please pop over to our Paper Shelter Blog and see for yourselves what stunning creations the rest of the team has created for you and hopefully it will give you inspiration to take part in this weeks Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/
http://happichallenge.blogspot.com/
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/
http://michelle-pinkpaperparadise.blogspot.com/

Monday, 21 March 2011

Donna has some really Stunning New Papers

Good Morning All, Donna has some really beautiful new papers on sale please do pop across to her webshop and see for yourself and you will find her here .

Sunday, 20 March 2011

A Card for Three Challenges

Good Afternoon All, yes I know Ive been rather slow posting any cards but there are reasons but anyway I have made this card for three challenges and they are for Magnolia Down Unders "A Sketch". Totally Tilda Challenge "Chipboard" and Just Magnlia's "Favourite Colour Combo's" and Ive used the twins for my image, I dont know about you but you wander what they might be thinking they remind me of the two from the Addams Family Film, which I caught this week they are so alike, anyway Ive printed them onto white card then used my copic pens to colour them. I then cut them out with the Rectangle Nestabilitie Die and the scalloped one for the mount with some mauve pearlescent card. The sentiment is one from my stash and this was stamped and mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of mauve pearlescent card and one paper from the K&Co Sparkly Sweet paper pad, its a very pretty mauve base with several flowers on in shades of pink/mauve and aqua which I think go beautifully together. I then stuck a doily on top and across the middle is a piece of mauve satin ribbon which was then attached to the back of the first mount. The mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side.
I then die cut a corner from some very stiff mauve card and stuck pearls in the connecting arms, and to finish of I used four roses of different sizes that were stuck to the card with silicone glue and some punched out rose leaves, I also popped two pearl pins in at the top that were kindly given to me by Linda, thank you so much my love.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Friday, 18 March 2011

A Card for LOV Challenge - "A Sketch by Bev"

"Good Moaning All", I hope you smiled at that greeting remember "Allo Allo" the French Farce, that so called policeman who was a English person trying to speak French, Im afraid my French would sound like that to. Anyway good morning everyone, hope you are all ready for yet another day, its cloudy here in Gloucestershire and Im sure we are in for some more rain, oh well such is life.
Todays card is created for the Lili of the Valley Challenge "A Sketch by Bev" and Ive used this sweet pair for my image, which I stamped onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens then used a circle Nestabilitie to cut it out, I also used a scalloped circle for the mount and the sentiment which is another of the LOV stamps.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of mauve pearlescent card and the first paper is from Donna's brand new Vintage Lace Cd, and the other two are from her Spring Delights and Spring and Summer Stripes, you will find them here on her website. Ive mounted up the card according to the sketch and wrapped ribbon and lace around the middle then positioned my image towards the right with the sentiment above on the left.
To finish of I then made up a bow that I attached with some silicone glue and a spray of two roses at the bottom on the right and one at the top on the left around the image.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Fifth Paper Shelter Challenge - "Spring Fling"

Well here we are already onto our fifth Challenge and you carnt image how fabulous some of the entries that are coming in for these Challenges and more of you are taking on board that if you want a chance to win the fabulous prize your really do need to use The Paper Shelter images and as I keep telling you they are very inexpensive and its amazing just how many you would be able to buy with this voucher, believe me do pop over to their website and see for yourself not only the price and value put also the stunning amount of choice you can find there. Anyway as always The Paper Shelter are sponsering us and they are giving us a prize voucher for 15$ to spend on their website, the choice of images are your own.
This weeks theme is "Spring Fling" and Ive already seen quite a few cards being made with this in mind so I do hope that you will find something for our Challenge to.
For my card Ive chosen this image titled "My Little Garden" you will find it here and I printed it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used my large Rectangle Nestabilitie die to cut it out, and then used the die itself to draw around onto green card and cut it out by hand to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one I googled on my computer, this was also printed and cut out and mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card, with a first mount of green card and I have used one of Donna's Bealymine "Spring Flight" papers for my first paper, across the middle I have used a piece of the same green card and one of my deep border punches from Martha Stewart, over this is a piece of lace and a wide deep green satin ribbon thats been attached to the back of the first mount. I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with my sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side.
To finish of I have used three daffodils and some punched out fern leaves to create a Spring flower spray in the bottom left hand corner, this was attched to the card with silicone glue, the final thing is the pearls in the top to corners.
I do hope now you will pop over to our The Paper Shelter Blog to see the rest of my fellow team members cards and hopefully take part in this weeks Challenge, please dont forget if you are taking part its better to use The Paper Shelters images as you will automatically be entered into the draw with a chance to win the Voucher.
This card will be entered in the following Challenges:0

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Bearlymine Designs Six Challenge - "A Mothers Day" Card

Its amazing how quickly these weeks are speeding by and we are already onto our 6th Challenge and this one is being hosted by "Gina"  one of my fellow very talented design team members, if you click on her name you will see what I mean. The theme for this fortnight is "A Mothers Day" card, and we are being sponsered this time by "Whimsey Stamps" and also by the following companies:-


What a fabulous choice of prizes and Im sure you will be over the moon to win one of them I know I would be. I would also like to thank all those people who took part in the last Challenge we had over 150 entrants and Ive a feeling this one will be just as popular, who hasnt got to create a Mothers Day card for their Mum.
Donna has a brand new Digi Paper "Lacey Vintage Dreams" Set out now, do please pop over to her webshop and see it for yourself:-
Anyway heres my DT card for this Challenge:-
I have used this sweet image of "Grace with Roses" from Whimsey Digi Stamps and you will find her here
isnt she lovely, its one of the Chrissy's images and Ive used one of the coordinating digi sentiments to go with her. I stamped onto white card and used my copic pens to colour her, I then cut her out completely and mounted her onto a piece of white card that had been put through my cuttlebug with a swirl embossing folder, I also used a pink inkpad on it to bring the swirls up, this was then mounted onto two cut out Die-namic Doilies that have been of set from each other. The sentiment was cut out with my heart Nestabilities.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink pearlescent card and one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine Design Papers the first one is an all over red base with swirls around the edge, on top of this I have put another piece of the same pink card on which I have used a deep heart border punch on both sides, then on top of this is a pink background paper with a white heart pattern on and I used the same heart border punch from Martha Stewart, both the papers come from the "Love Dreams" digi paper set.
Around the middle I have wrapped a pink organza ribbon that has a satin edge to it, and then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the left hand side. To finish of I created a flower spray with several sizes of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some punched out fern leaves, this was arranged in the bottom right hand corner. I will be giving this card to my Mother in Law for Mothers day, I hope she will like it.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pop over to the Challenge Blog Bearlymine and see for yourself what the rest of the Design Team have created and Im sure it will inspire you to take part in this Challenge with the chance of winning one of those fabulous prizes.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Monday, 14 March 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 6 "A Sketch by Mandy"

Good Morning All, its amazing that already 12 weeks have slipped by this year, and we are now onto our 6th Challenge which is a fabulous sketch by my fellow Team member Mandy of Craftyfoxcards Blogspot,
The sponser this time is Letreset you just couldnt ask for anything more exciting,
and the fabulous prize they are offering the winner is a set of 12 promarkers,

 and here is what they say about themselves:-

 ProMarkers are made by Letraset and are a twin tipped, dye based alcohol marker offering a high quality product at a great price. Avilable in 148 colours, they give incredible tonal range and can be applied to a diverse range of materials, not just paper and card. ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colours right through to the subtlest pastel shades - the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer. ProMarker's quality nibs and inks provide flawless colour lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking.

And here is my card for this Challenge:-

The image I have used for this card is by Stampin Up and the set is called "Summer by the Sea" unfortunately the set is now discontinued and I had a bit of job getting hold of a set of stamps, this actual image was given to me by a really lovely follower of mine, (she knows who she is) and I just couldnt use it without getting hold of the actual stamps to be able to use this image again. Ive stamped it onto white card and used my promarkers to colour it, after which I cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto dark blue card. The sentiment is one of the Penny Black stamps and felt it went well with the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of dark blue card, and one of two papers from the Nitwits Downloads and is a lovely blue paper with a water and wave pattern on, the two corner pieces are a beige paper with darker spots on, these were also mounted on the dark blue card. The card was created as the sketch shows, and to finish of Ive used three buttons top and bottom in the mounted corners.
Now that youve seen my card do please pop over to our Challenge blog and see what the rest of my fellow team members have been upto, and no doubt it will give you inspiration to take part in this Challenge.
Just before I go I want to offer you the chance to become one of our Design Team, if you are interested you will find all the details on the Challenge Blog.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 13 March 2011

A Card for Just Magnolia Challenge - "A Sketch by Bev"

Good Morning All, the sun is out again though weve already had some rain Im hoping it wont come back but you know how our weather is like, you carnt rely on anything. Todays card is for the Just Magnolia's "A Sketch by Bev" and Ive used this sweet image of Tilda in her wellie boots, I think it was part of my Club Stamp kit, and Ive stamped her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, after which I have cut her out with a small circle die by Nestabilities, Ive had to do the out of the box technique on it so it would fit in the Die-namic die behind it, Ive also used a lace doily one as well. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been mounted on a piece of the same pearlescent card as was used for the dies.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink pearlescent card and one of two papers from the Kay Miller Downloads, I do love them as they are vibrant and beautifully patterned. The first paper is a pretty flowered one on a white background, the second paper across the bottom is a pink background with a darker pink spot on, this was mounted on some pink card. Ive created the card to the sketch, and afterwards I created a flower spray down the side of the image with several different sizes of roses and some punched out rose leaves and they were attached to the card with silicone glue. The last thing are the three pearls down the edge on the right hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/

Friday, 11 March 2011

A Card for Several Challenges

Good Morning All, well the sun is sort of half out and its still a bit chilly, but at least its dry and the days are getting longer and hopefully it wont be long before we enjoy warmer ones as well. Anyway todays card has been created for several Challenges, firstly Mo's "A Bit of Green", Tip Top Tuesday's "Happy Birthday", Cute Card Thursday's "3rd Birthday" and Paperplay's "Shades of Green/Good Luck". Ive used this lovely little chap whos name is "Sam in trouble" and I can well remember my middle daughter Sarah doing a similar thing with felt tip pens all over our wallpaper, sweet child and of course we couldnt get it of, she also did the same thing with her dolls as well, mind you she will be 44 in a weeks time and I dont think shed like to be reminded of her naughty carryons, I have to laugh shes got four children of her own and has been through the same things with them to, so all I could say was "now you know what its like" not that it went down well. Anyway Ive printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him and the Nestabilitie Die Label No.8 to cut him out and then used the same die to create a faux mount for him. The sentiment is one from my stash and Ive used a double ended tag die for this one, the No.3 was also cut out with a Nestabilitie Die.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of lime greem card and one of three papers from the Nitwit Downloads, the first a green stripe paper, the second paper a green spot and was cut into a smaller strip which has had both sides punched with the train border punch from Martha Stewart, then on top Ive used a green plaid one thats been mounted on another piece of the same green card and positioned down the middle. I then positioned my mounted image on top and the sentiment below on the right and attached it to the card with brads, and then stuck the No.3 at the end. To finish of Ive popped some little train buttons down the right hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Fourth Paper Shelter Challenge - "Lucky Charms"

Well you certainly did us proud last week the entries increased to over 30 and a lot of them were with The Paper Shelter images, which as you know to be in with a chance to win the 15$ voucher must be used.
I carnt tell you enough how fabulous these images are and so reasonable in price, do please click on the voucher which will take you to their webshop to see what a fabulous selection there is.
This weeks theme is "Lucky Charms" and as its only a week away from St Patricks Day I deceided to use this cheeky looking Gnome for my card.
I love his cheek, sitting there guarding if pot of gold. Anyway I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him and then used the Nestabilitie Die Label No.8 to cut him out, Ive also used the same die to draw around then cut it out with my scissors to create the mount for him. The sentiment is one from my stash and this was treated in the same was as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of lime green pearlescent card with one of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Spring Blossoms" and "Plaids" digi papers, this paper is a pretty lavendar base with lots of daisys on it in various sizes, on top of this is a green base plaid paper, and the third is a white base with a green strip on. I wrapped a piece of green seam binding around the middle and then tied a knot of the right hand side with my two clover leaf charms from it.
I then positioned my mounted image towards the left, and the sentiment at the bottom on the right. Now that youve seen my card please do pop over to our Challenge Blogspot The Paper Shelter and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you.
I will be back presently with yet another posting, which has been requested from a very special Blog, I do hope you will return after 10am to see what it is.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

A Very Special Request for a - "Polka Dot Card"

This is the second card Posted today, for a very special Challenge.

On Saturday, Donna our Team Leader of The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog was asked if she and Cheryl and the design team would like to take part in a special Blog Challenge, and if so they wanted us to create a card using one of The Paper Shelter Images with Polka Dot Papers. This is the Challenge Blog below that we are creating a card for, please do click on the picture to pop across and give them your support as its for the service men and women in the War Zones. As my eldest grandson is due to go back to Afghanistan this coming Christmas Im only to aware how much they depend of us remembering them and keeping in touch.
As Donna was actually asked by the owner of The Paper Shelter if we would make the card, I said yes and feel only to happy to help in such a good cause, and heres the result my card hope you approve.
This is such a fabulous image hes called "A Cockatoo is watching You" from The Paper Shelter and thought that it would make a lovely male birthday card. I printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, after which I used a large circle Nestabilitie die to cut it out, and used an even large one and brown card for the mount. The sentiment is one that I googled on the computer, cut and pasted it into Word and then added the Happy Birthday before printing it and mounting it up onto a bit more of the same brown card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with one of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Simply Dots" digi papers, the first paper has a yellow background with brown spots, hoops and dotted rings on it, on top of this I have layered up two spotty papers, one in beige and one in yellow, I have cut them into strips and used a dot border punch from Martha Stewart on both, these were positioned down the middle then on top of this I have layed a piece of the same brown card that I ran through my cuttlebug with a spotty embossing folder, on top of this I have put two ribbons, one brown and the other a beige with cream spots on.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment below, and the last thing I have done is put two brown buttons that have tied ribbon knots through the holes at the top on the left hand side.
I do hope you will now pop over to the "OWH Stars and Stamps" blogspot and see for yourself what the rest of the Design Team have created and take part in the Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Two Important Announcements

Firstly to let you know that my dear friend Sarah Hallam has her brand new Cd previewing at 10am this morning on Create and Craft, do hope you will be watching.
And the other very important piece of news is another dear Friend of mine Karen Sayers of


Has a Sale on her Magnolia Stamps today until she clears her stock so if youd like to get a GOOD BARGAIN please click on the link above.