Sunday, 28 November 2010

black and blue

This weeks cketchie on CMLI was set by Kathy and the them was only to use black and one other colour. I think I have stretched this a bit too far by using grey on my image as well as blue and black (and there is a hint of green in the backing papers- but then I wasn't sure if the black and one colour applied to the whole card or just the image). However, I will share the card with you since I am quite pleased with the result, even if it doesn't quite fit the challenge it was made for. (The black was a problem too since I didn't have any black paper with me and so used white paper coloured with a black PM for matting.)I will also enter the card into this weeks Pollycraft Monday challenge (feeling blue- the image i have used is Maurice with Christmas socks from Pollycraft and I just love him!), I love Promarkers (anything goes with a bit of sparkle if you wish) and Passion for Promarkers (old- senitment, Christmas tree and snowflake stickers, new- image and papers).


This weeks Pear Tree Designs challenge is colourful. I had some fun making this card with some new Hugs and Honey Christmas papers which are very colourful (bright greens, reds and pinks). I have used the sketch from this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge. I will also enter the card into this weeks I love Promarkers challenge (anything goes) and Passion for Promarkers (old- PMs and image, new- papers and silver gel pen). Check out the special challnge on Passion for Promarkers, if you haven't already done so- they have some amazing prizes up for grabs!

Candle #3

Here's the third candle. This time I have used another Digistamp boutique image and coloured with PMs.I will enter this into the following challenges:
DCD (anything but a card)
Passion for Promarkers (old- image and papers, new- candle and technique)
Digistamp Boutique monthly competition

Candle #2

This is my second candle. I have used a santa image from Digistamp Boutique and coloured it with PMs. I will enter this into the following challenges:
DCD (anything goes but not a card)
Digistamp Boutique monthly competition
I love Promarkers (anything goes with a bit of sparkle if you wish)
Passion for Promarkers (old (image and papers), new (candle and techinique- candle decorating)).

Candle #1

I have seen many people make decorations for candles this year and I thought I would give it a go. Hence, when I was in Ikea yesterday, I picked up a pack of 3 red candles. This is my first attempt, using a sentiment from Pollycraft, which was a frrebie a few weeks ago.I will enter this into this weeks DCD challenge (anything but a card).

Sunday, 21 November 2010

X is for Xmas

I have made this card for the following challenges this week:
ABC Christmas- X is for Xmas (plus optional extra of flowers- oops I forgot about the extra until now and so have not added any flowers- hope this is OK).
Pollycraft Monday- Glittery Christmas
Passion for Promarkers- stitching and distressing
Sweet Sketch Wednesday- sketch
Digistamp Boutique- monthy competition.

The image on the card is Milly singing carols from Digistamp Boutique (coloured with PMs) and the papers are from a recent magazine. The snowflake is a chipboard one I bought and painted and made glittery with embossing powder (still haven't got the hangof heat embossing and hence the reason why so much of the snowflake is not embossed since it all flies off when I heat it!) I have added faux stitching and distressed the base card with a black ink pad and blue glitter glue.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Pink Christmas

This weeks CES challenge is 'think pink'. Since it is Christmas card making season, I have made a pink Christmas card! I made the card for this weeks CMLI challenge, but now I relook at the sketch, I think I have left off one of the bp layers-oops. The theme was lots of sparkle and at least I think I got that right!

black and white

This weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge is the colours of old photos. I have gone for a black and white theme using some digi papers printed out in greyscale (they are colour papers originally). The image is a freebie digi image from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, which I haven't used before. I have used the sketch from this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.

Penguin Love

I just loved this Pollycraft Friday freebie image from a few weeks ago. It has taken me a while to get round to using it since I have only recently been reunited with my craft stash. I made this card for this weeks Pollycraft Monday challenge (doodling- I have doodled in glitter gel pens around the bps), Pear Tree Designs (sketch) and I Love Promarkers (icy colours) challenges. I did make a bit of a mistake when colouring the image by putting blush on the male penguin's cheeks, but hopefully it isn't too bad and the recipient doesn't notice that the male penguin is 'wearing make up'!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #2

This is my second attempt at this weeks SSW challenge using the same stamp as before.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #1

Since I got some crafting time today I thought I would join in with this weeks SSW since I enjoyed the times I have done this challenge in the past. This is my first entry using a stamp I recently got in a charity stamp sale on CB. I just love Penny Black stamps but have never owned one before now. What makes it even better is that it is a cat stamp and I love cats!

Fake it #2

Another sketchie for this weeks CMLI challenge, this time with a fake torn layer. I have also made the card for this weeks CES challenge (forever autumn). It is a Christmas card, but I have used autumnal colours- brown, gold, copper and red. I thought with the theme 'forever' autumn this could incorporate the transition from autumn to winter and so hence a more autumnal coloured Christmas card!

Christmas gift bag

I love the free papers which came with papercraft essentials and thought I would have a go making the little gift bag. The image is a Digi Stamp Boutique one from last year. I will enter this into the following challenges:Pollycraft Monday (chill time)
ABC Christmas (Winter Wonderland)
DigiStamp Boutique monthly competition

Winter Wonderland

This weeks sketchie on CMLI was set by Rosie and the theme was 'fake it'. It is the first crafty day I have had in a while and I was determined that today nothing was going to come in the way of me crafting! What better way to get going than by returning to the group I first joined to do their challenge? I have also combined the card with a few other of my old favourite weekly challenges:
Pollycraft Monday (chill time)
I love Promarkers (snowflakes)
ABC Christmas (Winter Wonderland)

Sorry it has been so long...

since I last blogged. Thankyou for all your messages. Uni is good but ALOT of work. I have missed my crafting and went back to my parents last weekend to collect some stuff so that I can have a 'play' occassionally whilst I am here.
I made it into the current copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft!!!! I was very happy when I spotted this last Sunday. These are the cards I made with the free fairy stamps a few issues ago.
They are great stamps to work with and I would recomend having a go with them if you have this copy of the magazine and not used the stamps yet.