Saturday, 16 April 2011

A Sporty Pair

Hello, I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend - we've had a gorgeous afternoon this afternoon.

Well, it was my hubby's birthday yesterday - he's the same age as me again LOL! I decided to make two similar cards for him, using the Dottie Downloads Sports George digital images from Charmed Cards and Crafts - these are pre-coloured images. And I decoupaged them up a bit. I decided to do shaped easel cards again, and used my new favourite tools, the scalloped and plain circle nesties.

Here are some close-ups:

I hope you can see that I attempted to represent a cricket ball (and added stitches around with white gel pen - I also did that down the centre but then covered that up with the image!) and for the golf ball I debossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. I printed the sentiments on the computer.

I hope you like them. I'm going to enter them in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Truly dimensional
Do You Stack Up - Scallops
Ellephantastic - Anything but square or rectangle
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
The Secret Crafter - Stitching - the cricket card

Thanks for looking, and have a fab weekend.

Love, Andrea xx

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Clean and Simple Turns to Very Messy and Something In Between!

Hello fellow bloggers - I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Well, are you wondering how clean and simple can turn into very messy? - here's how! This is my clean and simple card - a wedding acceptance for my Mum to send for my cousin's wedding - very simple, just a plain white card embossed with a Cuttlebug folder flower fantasy, and a computer generated sentiment die cut with a Labels 10 nestie, eyelets added and organza ribbon coloured with a Promarker. I also ran the promarker around the edge of the die cut, and then added Diamond Stickles. I'm entering this card in this week's Less is More challenge which is sentiment focus. (Just realised I can't enter this card as it is not one layer - the sentiment is a separate layer).

And, at the end of my crafting session, this is what my kitchen table usually looks like - this is why I sometimes don't feel like crafting, 'cos I can't be bothered with the tidying up afterwards - I have to tidy up after every session ready for the next meal.

And this is what I made in between

The colours are much brighter in real life - I don't really know why this looks so wishy washy. Anyway, this is a card for a classmate of Eleri's - she is going to his party tomorrow. The image is Cowboy in Training from Bugaboo Stamps. I've coloured him with Promarkers. And I've used my new toys - at last I've got hold of some circle nesties (whoop, whoop!!). The papers are Kay & Co. The card I've used for matting and layering has been coloured with Promarkers to match the image. The happy day sentiment is a digi from TLC Creations, and the name is computer generated and then the letters cut up and added separately. What do you think of the lassoo? - well that's from the tag I took off my son's new jeans. I just love the way this card turned out, and I'm entering it in the following challenges

Truly Scrumptious Challenge - the sketch I followed
Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge - Punches and dies - my new circle nestie dies
Catch the Bug - 4 or more layers
Fussy and Fancy - A card for a child

That's enough from me - hope to see you again soon.

Love, Andrea xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

My First Shaped Easel Card

Hello Everyone

This might just be a quickie to show the card I gave to my Mum for Mother's Day yesterday. My first shaped easel card - I love this, definitely going to try more of these:

The more I see this image, the more I fall in love with it - it is a digi from Cuddly Buddly called Daffadowndillies. It was perfect for my Mum's card as she loves daffodils. I coloured her with promarkers - I do find it difficult adding light and shade to something that has a lot of detail so I'm not over impressed with my colouring of her jacket or skirt.

I used my Nestabilities Labels 10 die for the shape. I didn't want to add too much so thought it would be good to emboss the orange pearlescent card, using a Cuttlebug folder called flower fantasy. And then I added Diamond Stickles around the image plate - I love how that adds a little something LOL!

There are two stamps used for the sentiment - the Lots of Love is from a Christmas set from Anita's stamps, and the Mum was in a free set with Crafts Beautiful magazine this month. Then just added the dew drops. I thought about adding flowers but decided I didn't want to overpower the lovely image.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - Emboss it
Polkadoodles - No printed backing papers
Make It Colourful - Use bright colours
AI Factory - Bright as day
Stamp Something - Use a digi

Well, maybe that wasn't as short as I anticipated. Thanks for looking, and see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx