Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Third Birthday

All of you who  know of Pepper Pig will (hopefully) recognise George, Pepper's brother, lol.
I am told that the young fella who will receive this is a big fan of George.
I have used three different digital DP's and the star and the BIG 3 are attached with foam pads. George is printed on to photo paper and fixed with silicone to give some shape.

Charisma Cardz challenge #25 is 'For the boys'  -  I hope this is suitable

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Sunday, 27 June 2010

The CD Sunday Challenge.....

.....this week is  
'In Full Bloom'

I am pleased to be able to make a card for the challenge this week - I have missed quite a few :-(

BP and flower topper Joanna Sheen CD - Secret Garden circa 2005, mounted on to a
Nellie Snellen frame cut in black and attached with foam pads plus a raffia bow

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Friday, 18 June 2010


We will be partying tomorrow night to celebrate my niece's  engagement and this is the card that has taken me all day to make :-(
The number of problems I had is unbelievable, but the biggest gaff was putting the wrong month on it, duh!

I did a little bit of clear embossing in the corner - a Penny Black stamp that says' Love'.
Wild Orchid flower, yummy seam binding ribbon, punched leaves and a sparkly swirl make a little corsage.

The inside using the same paper as the front. The verse and sentiment has been added digitally

And a 'box'...the bow is made from tulle

Once again I used the neutral Mottled Stone paper from Crafty Ann's digi shop. There are lots of other lovely colours available.
The pink BP is from the Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe

The inspiration came from Sweet Sketch Wednesday #54
Papertake Weekly Challenge is Ice Cream colours

Thank you for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you have been so kind to leave.
I hope I'll soon get back to regular blog visiting. In the meantime please accept my apologies 


CACB #17 - Emboss it ! - DT card

The challenge this fortnight over at Crafty Ann's  is Emboss it!
You can use dry or heat embossing, or even both on your project.

I chose to use two of my CB embossing folders, Swiss Dots and the Script, both on plain paper and lightly coloured with my favourite Creamy brown ColorBox chalk inkpad
I chose two of the papers from Ann's new Mottled Stone collection. These are so lovely and look as though they have taken ages to do with distress inks.
The main BP is from Collection 1 - such a useful colour for my favourite vintage look.
Ann's short petal flowers were printed on to this lovely turqoise-y colour which is from Collection 4.
The butterfly is a QuicKutz 2 part die cut from the same paper and the edges are 'sparkled' with glitter glue.
The centres of the flowers are glitter glued too.

I bought the lovely lace in Sheringham at the weekend.

I used the current sketch at Sketch and Stash #37 and my new stash is Ann's mottled stone paper and lace from my weekend away.
Allsorts #56 - Lace and/or buttons
Caardvarks  - June challenge is embossing
Lal la Land #43 - is also embossing, although I don't have a La La Land stamp to use :-(

I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge. We all look forward to seeing your creations.

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Friday, 11 June 2010

Las Vegas Wedding

 A5 side fold

A bit of an unusual request for a wedding card.

 The happy couple will be celebrating next weekend when they are back from their honeymoon.

The pics are courtesy of Mr Google. 

I altered the Las Vegas sign because "Welcome to Las Vegas " was not appropriate and then added some sparkle. I couldn't decide on BP so made my own - I can manage stripes, lol.

The bow on the flowers is some silky thread that came off one of the tassle on one of my new cushions and I have used my lovely new leaf punch. The pink blossom was white but I spritzed with cosmic shimmer and got this lovely pink colour

 I hope this will fit in the following challenges

By the Cute & Girly   - Weddings.
 - my something new is the leaf punch, something old the swiss dots BG, borrowed the pics and blue sky and stripes :-)
One Stop Craft Challenge #83 is - make your own backing paper
Meljen's Designs #11 - sparkle, glitter, bling
My Time to Craft # 95 - xtra special

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Friday, 4 June 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #16 - DT card

We hope you all enjoyed using lots of colour for Challenge #15 and Crafty Ann's first ever  Blog Hop.
Well done to everyone.

The winner of my two precoloured pages, kindly supplied by Ann is

Number 13
Unlucky for some but not for
Well done to you, Kelly-Anne. Please email Ann craftyann@hotmail.co.uk so that she can send your two sheets.

Challenge #16 - use the colours of your national flag

We have the football world cup this month so let's see projects using JUST the colours of your national flag. (you can also use skin tones, stem and leaf tones and gold or silver). 
In the UK you can use the union flag OR your country's national flag. Don't forget to tell us which country your card/project is flying the flag for, they don't have to be playing in the world cup

I have used the Red, White and Blue of the Union Flag

For my card I used the red and blue abstract papers, one of the new pre-coloured flowers and a ticket from the new ticket sheet. All of these are available from Crafty Ann's shop
I hope you will be able to join in with this fortnight's challenge and look forward to seeing your interpretations