Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Cherry Kisses Tag

This weeks Pollycraft Monday challenge was to make a tag or a bookmark. I has these tags from a craft set I bought 3 years ago and not used and so thought it would be the perfect opportunity to add some decoration to one. the image I have used is a Pollycraft one. I have added a strip of corrugated cardboard from an old box across the bottom along with a ribbon and a brad. The maroon ribbon on the top of the tag is also recycled from a present given to Mum ages ago. I will also enter the tag into this weeks CES challenge (recycling).
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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Ribbon Candy!

Netty has got some fab ribbons from Fantastic Ribbons that she is giving away for her birthday.

Sparkly Christmas

This weeks Stampfairy challenge is to make a project with glitter. I have used this santa chimney image, coloured with promarkers and glitter. I have battled with my new sewing machine again to add the stitched details- they are somewhat wonky! I think I made a big mistake getting a mini machine since it is not the best! The thread keeps getting stuck in the tension adjuster and then the whole thing gets jammed up. I will persist though to see if I can get it to work any better...
I will also enter the card into this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge and CMLI challenge (Christmas tree).
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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lil' Spook!

I got this cute image the other week in the Spooky Surprise offer and hadn't had time to use it until today. After seeing what did with her image, I just had to dig it out and use mine this weekend. I have followed the sketch from this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge and will also enter it into this weeks Pollycraft challenge (pearls- on the corners- and swirls- embossed).
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Willow Sketchie Challenge WOW

Sharon is offering a mega prize for this weeks WSC and so I got out my Walter Owl Christmas image and made a card using their sketch. I hope she likes my effort! I will also enter the card into this months challenge (old stash- old image and papers- I think I have made it to the magic number 5 for Sept now!!).
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Christmas Mouse

This week saw the return of the Wednesday night Christmas card club on CMLI. I wasn't able to take part on Wednesday but made my card today. The recipe was set by Rosie and it was to include a mouse, traditional colours and glitter. This is my card made using a Digistamp Boutique image from last year and some papers from a few years ago. I have followed the sketch for this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge and will also enter it into this months challenge (old stash).
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Sunday, 18 September 2011

The return of the sketchie!

There has been a few weeks break from the sketchie challenge on the CMLI thread of CB and it returned with a super sketch from GDT Clare this week. It was a nice simple sketch with the theme 'world is your oyster' so that we could let our imaginations run wild. I got out my LOTV stamp and made this girly card.
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Beary Special

This weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge is the theme 'beary special'. I wanted to use this really cute stamped LOTV image which I got last year in a blog hop candy to make another Christmas card for my stash and this weeks ABC Christmas challenge (S) is to make a shaped card with either swirls, spots or stripes. Hence I have made another triangular shaped card. The base card is made from a sheet of green Co-ordinations card I have had for ages which I have embossed with swirls. I have added finishing touches of kraft card stock. The poinsettia is also something I bought last year. I will also enter this card into this months CCAYR challenge (old stash).

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Spooky Surprise #2

This is another of the spooky surprise images which I got last Tuesday from the Pollycraft Tuesday Treat. I just love this cute Cherry Kisses Halloween image. I will enter the card into this weeks CES (magical or spooky), Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch), Cute Card Thursday (anything goes) and Digi doodle shop best (autumn colours) challenges.
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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Spooky Surprise

Last Tuesday for Tuesday Treats Paula from Pollycraft had three digi images for 99p with the catch that you couldn't see them before you bought them. I couldn't wait to find out what the new releases looked like and so had to buy them and they are fab-three new Halloween type images. This is the Luna Bitterfrost one. I used my new sewing machine for the first time on this card to add stitching to the patchwork panel and you can see from the results that I need A LOT more practice!! The threads keep getting in a messy and I don't think I have the thread tension right yet, but it was fun.
I will enter the card into the following challenges- CES (magical or spooky), I love Promarkers (metal embellishment- paperclip and star), Cute Card Thursday (at the office- staples and paperclip) and Passion for Promarkers (patchwork).
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Friday, 9 September 2011

Luna Science Rocks

This is one of the new Pollycraft newly released images that I won on the blog hop last week. I just love it and it is the perfect image for me since I'm doing a PhD in chemistry. The only problem is that I never actually go in a lab since the work I do is all computational, but still I have fallen in love with the image. I will dig it out in the future to make a card for my friend who is doing a PhD in microbiology and spends all of her days in the lab.
For this card I have teamed the image with some wacky papers and coloured her in bright colours. The layout follows this weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch. I will also enter the card into this weeks Passion for Promarkers challenge (patchwork- here I have used up scraps of the papers to make two patchwork panels. The stitching is faux, but I bought a very mini sewing machine as a treat for myself today and so hopefully I will be able to do the real thing soon without it taking me hours and hours by hand.)

Barry Winter

I got this image on Monday as last weeks Stampfairy prize and couldn't wait to get it printed and coloured. I have followed the sketch of the latest Stampfairy challenge and added two small Christmas bells and a strip of fancy pats lace wraps as finishing touches. Sorry the photo is not the best- I have just moved and so haven't figured out the best place in my new room for taking photos. I thought in the window was good but obviously it was too dark and then using the software to make it lighter has ended up with it looking washed out :-(. I'll learn in the next few weeks.
I'll enter the card also into this weeks I love Promarkers challenge (metal embellishment or charm).

Monday, 5 September 2011

Pocket Card #2

This is the second pocket card which I made yesterday (but finished too late to take a photo and so am posting it today). Again the base card is actually the innards of a roll of wrapping paper which I have ironed out. I have also used recycled corrugated card along the base and the button if off an old pair of trousers. The stitching is done by hand to add a little detail, but otherwise I have left the card fairly plain. This time I have not made a tag to put in the pockets on the front but may buy a gift card for someone for Christmas and use this card to give it to them.
I will enter the card into this weeks Colour Create (red, kraft and cream), Christmas cards all year round (old stash- the papers I have had for over 2 years and the stamp a year), Passion for Promarkers (anything goes), I love Promarkers (anything goes) and ABC Christmas (R is for recycling and ribbons (ribbon across the bottom)) challenges.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

R is for Recycling, Ribbons and Rhinestones

This weeks ABC Christmas challenge is R is for recycling and ribbons or rhinestsones.  I don't have any rhinestones and so have gone with a ribbon on my card.  The kraft base card is actually the inner card of a roll of wrapping paper I got last Christmas to wrap presents in from Ikea.  I had to iron it a few times to make it reasonably flat.  I have also used recycled corregated card on this card across the bottom and for the 'buttons'.  The image is a Chester one from Pollycraft and the papers old ones from 2 years ago.  The card design has two pockets on the front for tags and gift vouchers. 
I will enter the card into this weeks Colour Create (kraft, red and white), Christmas cards all year round (old stash), Passion for Promarkers (anything goes) and I love Promarkers (anything goes) challenges.
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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Spooky Birthday Wishes

This weeks Stampfairy Challenge was to use buttons and fibres on your card.  At first I thought that I didn't have any fibres but then I remembered I had a little bit of this funky fibre wool left and so have used it.  (Buttons, on the other hand, I had no trouble using.)  The image is Tommy Wizard and it is the first time I have used it.  I didn't know at first whether to make it into a Halloween card or a birthday one, but then I don't really give Halloween cards and so a birthday card is more practical.
I will enter the card into the following challenges this week: Pollycraft (felt- I stuck felt behind the sentiment), Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch), Passion for Promarkers (anything goes) and I love Promarkers (anything goes).
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