Tuesday, 31 March 2009
The current challenge on ABC is G for glitter (gosh, G already and H tomorrow!), so this qualifies for that, and also Secret Crafter 23: have your cake and eat it; linking too for One Stop Craft challenge 22: bling tastic (more bling on this one than the one I linked earlier in the week).
The base of the cake was cut from a coffee cup holder and lots of Poundland bling added on to the icing.
Anyway, I used Friday Sketchers challenge 45 sketch for this card:
I'm also linking for Colour Create challenge 7: red and green, with the option of wings (and, yes, ladybirds do have wings - remember the little poem: Fly away, ladybird ...?) and also for Mixed Media Monday: come fly with me!
I'm not sure what the spotty paper is, but the bit behind the ladybird is Anna Griffin and the band across is K & Co.
The ladybird is another of those springy stickers from Poundland (had them for ages and ages - used a dinosaur a couple of days ago and now this).
It's great that, although I've already got some zoomz, I haven't got these colours and I've never seen the Saturn ones before - I'll enjoy using them.
There's a new competition on Dewdrop Craftz, so why not pop on over there and have a look and join in - you might be a lucky winner, like me!
And postie brought me something else very special this morning - my CJ from the group on BF has come back home to me - I'm taking pictures and will be showing soon.
Monday, 30 March 2009
I used a Funstamps stamp which is actually a larger design than this, thus cutting it down to ATC size. I printed on white linen card with Marvy Heritage old gold and coloured with Inktense pencils. For the daffodil I blended with a water brush, but for the background I deliberately left it without waterbrushing, so it has a bit of a canvas look about it.
I decided to put glossy accents on the stamens, but confess that on the one on the right a bit more blobbed out than intended, so it's not as good as the other one, but am afraid that as time is running out I'm going to leave it like that. It's still actually wet atm, so, hopefully, when it dries it won't look quite so blobby! And I hope it doesn't take too long to dry because I need to get these in the post to meet the deadline.
And, as these are ATCs, I'm linking them for the 'A' challenge on the new Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Sunday, 29 March 2009
Photo taken at an angle to avoid glare and to show the embossing.
I've been asked to take my cards along to the Women's Evening Fellowship at church this coming Friday (as an extension of my selling to raise money for Tearfund), so I need to make some more Easter cards, although I don't know whether people will have bought all their's by then.
The papers are Papermania and the 'shaker' chick is Poundland. I know this is a 'busy' card, but I know that there are some people who like to buy this kind of card, particularly if sending to a family with children. My stock prior to this mainly consists of quite simple cards with a cross on.
As there are chicks on this card, I'm linking for DCM this week: bunnies and chicks (I'll be back later with bunnies!).
I decided to make an oriental card, which fits the challenge on Mixed Media Monday this week.
Most of the papers are DCWV Far East, except the more turquoise square which was a card blank from PDA that I cut up. The circles were cut on my cricut.
I enjoyed making this card, but can't believe how long it took me - it looks such a simple card, but by the time I'd cut the circles and worked it all out ... (I did change my mind on papers a few times).
As quite a few people have commented on the 'coins', I thought I'd add this to confirm that, yes, they really are coins.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
As this is an Easter card, I'm linking for the following challenges:
It's also for yesterday's 365 challenge: Touchy Feely Friday - this is all about texture: 'Try to incorporate 3 different methods of adding texture to the paper on your card.'
I rang a piece of green card through the big shot with the birdie cuttlebug embossing folder and then swiped it with green and brown chalk inks, filing it in between to give a more distressed look - so that is one texture. The next texture is the lace that goes across the middle. The third texture is the stamped and embossed 'just for you' image (a stamp that I acquired this morning) and the colouring in is also an embossed effect using Sakura gelly roll glaze pens.
The background paper with lilies was part of a decoupage kit - lots left over - and has an envelope with a maching insert.
I know it's late, but I'm also linking for Stamp Something 'spring' challenge from last week.
And this time I have used a stamp (unlike the previous card), so I'm linking for Sunday Stamper 52: Diamonds are forever. I'm also linking for today's One Stop Craft challenge 22: bling tastic, because I've used a few bling heart gems. The papers used are the same as on the previous card, the Debbi Moore Anniversary stamp on the card that has a lovely sheen irl - stamped using Brilliance pearlescent purple and clear embossed.
This card was also going to be for Sunday Stampers week 52: diamonds are for ever, but when I'd finished the card I realised I hadn't used any stamping - d'oh!! So I'll be making another one for that.
Anyway, I am also linking this for Charisma Cardz challenge 12: my favourite things, because I just love lilac colours and also love using embossing folders and I have used both on this.
The piece of card that's been embossed with diamonds has a lovely subtle sheen to it and the piece overlaying this is iridescent and has a different look according to how the light catches.
Very soon now I have to make a commissioned diamond wedding anniversary card - it needs to be a large card for lots of people to sign, but I won't be tackling that today.
I'm also linking this for Paper Minutes 55: numbers (60 is quite a large number for the years to have been married).
Friday, 27 March 2009
I've used granola papers. The piece that's been embossed with cuttlebug d'vine swirls started off the same as the one surrounding the glittered rub on (this rub on is slightly textured as well as glittered - can see it better if you click on the picture). Having dry embossed it, it was then swiped with blue iris chalk ink, sprinkled and then heat embossed with hydrangea blue/mauve moon glow embossing powder. The flowery sticky ribbon and the blooms add further texture.