Saturday 24 December 2011

dreams of summer

Welcome to the last chance to enter
for this year. The final theme being a nice easy one
Anything Goes
and this will last for two weeks.
My take this week as we just start winter and the year comes to and end is to look forward to the weather getting nice and warm again. You can probably guess from that I don't like cold weather, the hotter the better for me. So this weeks card is a Stamps Happen stamp called Boat Scene.

The stamped image has been water coloured, just lightly to add a little bit of colour. Then I have used a second image to cut out the small square accents using a punch. This does not have to be a whole stamped image,  just enough to get the squares out of.

These squares have just a little light distressing around the edges, using Tim Holtz distress inks, to make them stand out a bit more from the back ground. The last bit of decoration is a few real tiny sea shells. And there we have the dream, summer will soon be here.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with Sentiments
Craft Your Passion - Anything with Wings
Cooking it Up With Katie -  Anything Goes
Sundays With Crissy - Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Warm Wishes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday - Punch It

Saturday 17 December 2011

Happy New Year

and this weeks theme is
Happy New Year or Celebrations
My card is a celebration of a long married life with a 70th Wedding Anniversary. I don't think there are many of those. I have choosen to do quite a simple design. The colours are simply white and burgundy. I have used an embossing folder to make the background of white card layered onto burgandy. I have added a piece of burgandy ribbon across the centre to make the join between the top and bottom pieces of white card.

I have then cut a white doily using a Cheery Lyn Die. The swirl leaves have to be one of my favorite
Cheery Lyn Dies so i have put one top and bottom.

A very simple but effective card I think.

I have entered this card in the following challenges;
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Cooking it up with Kate - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Using Ribbon
Glitter Geeks - Anything goes
Sunday with Crissy - Anything Goes

Saturday 10 December 2011

All Creatures Great and Small

It's been a long and busy week but here is this weeks card for
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
And this weeks theme is
All Creatures Great and Small (including Aliens)
No aliens here though, I have gone for a cute little Kitty and her little friend. Sorry but I think this little kityt definately looks like a girl.

The cat stamp has been coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and has been die cut with nestabilitie dies plain circle and scalloped circle. The flowers have been cut out with Marianne dies and swirls.
Her little friend has also been stamped and coloured with copics and he is giving his friend the gift of a fish which is a charm. All the papers are nice shades of girly pink with just a little contrast of grey to match the kitty and mouse.

I have entered this card in the following challenges this week
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Kenny k's Krafty Girlz - Add some Texture

Saturday 3 December 2011

Merry Christmas

This weeks subject for the
is a inspirational photo and this is my idea taken from the photo
The base card is a gate fold card with an extra bit inside.
All the stamps I have used are from Creative Expressions clear stamp sets and versa colour ink pad.
The green card is Tim Holtz distress card and the borders have been cut with a Fiskars border punch.
I have put a length of green ribbon down the centre of the borders on the inside and a bow on the centre panel.
I have added a little irridescent glitter using a glue pen to the dots on the Merry Christmas greeting and to all the trees. Finished with green gems on the top corners of the front of the card and one on the sentiment inside.

I have entered this card in the following challenges this week:
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Say it With Sentiments
Anything Goes Challenge - Cutting Corners
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Paper-crafting Journey - Anything Goes