Sunday, 29 August 2010

Jingle Bells


Weeeheee, my second Christmas card.

I've made this for the CD Sunday challenge when I should have been making a card for a little girl's 6th birthday.
I thought this card would be no problem, once I'd decided on the image and BP. Haha, how wrong was I!
I put the front on upside down.....twice......and then saw I had forgotten to fix the ribbon . Fortunately the base card is sorta pearly and I managed to lift the paper enough to get the ribbon underneath

Both the image and BP is from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas CD.
The little tag says Jingle Bells ( it looks more like 'balls', oooer ) and is stamped with a red pigment ink and heat embossed with clear EP. I dabbed around the edge with gold Papermania  inkpad.

Thank you for stopping by today


Saturday, 28 August 2010

Get Well

A quick and simple get well card for an asian gentleman.

This week  Craft Your Days Away challenge #2 is - With wings

Not much to say about this........a rather nice pic of a handsome crane standing amongst some pretty irises, matted on to some plainish paper with a printed sentiment . Base card is silver mirri.
Sorry about the wonky photo, I tried to straighten it but as you can see I failed :-(

Thank you for stopping by and if you have time to leave a comment it will be treasured :-)


Friday, 27 August 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #22 - DT card


click the link above to go  

Crafty Ann's challenge time again and this is the first challenge on the  
new blog  and there is a great sketch to follow.
I like sketches :-)

You can use any theme or colour way and you can turn it, flip it, twist it if you want to as long as we can still recongnise the sketch.


I've used Ann's digi mask for this one and papers from the polished stone collection, one from the brights and one from the pastels. I put the darker paper through my CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I coloured the mask digitally and then printed an extra copy on to photo paper and 3d'd it. I used gold pentouch around the edges.
Of course it is a rule that every mask has to have loads-a-bling... (OK, so I made that up)....there is glitter around the edge of the mask and lots of 'diamonds' as well as the base card being holographic mirri.

Close up of the bling

I am entering this in ........
Papertake Weekly Challenge   which is a recipe  1,2 3 - one image, two papers, 3 gems
Rainbow Lady's challenge #116 - Sparkle & Shine
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle & Shine

I hope you will pop over to the new blog and see what gorgeousness the DT have come up with.

Of course I hope you will join in this first challenge on Ann's new blog and then I can come and visit to see your take on this


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Lexi's Creations Challenge #20

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DIL's dad's 70th so this is for g/son to give to him

Lexi's Creations #20 - Yellow and Orange     Edit: Oooops, missed it

Stripe DP  - Wild Honey from Gina Miller
Other one - I've forgotten
Computer generated sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by :-) your comments are really appreciated.


Saturday, 21 August 2010



Not the nicest sort of card to have to make, especially when it is a former work colleague who has passed away.

I used the colour challenge over at Colour Create #51 - Ivory, Duck Egg blue and one other colour from the inspiration picture.
Stamping for the Weekend #45 - is anything Goes

Image - Pink Petticoat
Paper - Bearly Mine
Plain ivory paper CB'd with swiss dots and brushed with green ink pad
MS border punch
Organza ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by :-)


Monday, 16 August 2010

Quick Birthday cards


I had to make three quick cards last night for my son-in-law's birthday - today!!
I left it to the last minute cos I am in the crafting doldrums, a complete lack of mojo. I guess it will pass and just hope it will be soon.

Colour Create Challenge  #51 is - Ivory, duck egg blue and one other colour -  card three :-)
Cute Card Thursday # 125 is - Tree-mendous! - card one.
Daring Cardmakers is - is also Tree-mendous! - card one.
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #35 is - Anything goes

This first card to be from the g/children is made entirely from the free papers in the current Making Cards mag. Just a topper and computer generated greeting matted on to holographic silver mirri card.

 The second one from me and hubs. Same as the first one with papers from the May edition of MC mag. Brown grosgrain ribbon from stash.

Third one for DD. BP's are from the Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe. I cut the CB'd swirl in half and placed the Nellie frame and sentiment over the gap :-) I put a strip of plasterboard tape over the LH panel.

Actually they don't look too bad considering they were made in such a rush.

Thank you for stopping by today


Friday, 13 August 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #21 - DT card


The challenge at Crafty Ann's this fortnight is

I have to tell you that I have never made a Chistmas card earlier than the beginning of December.....but.....hey! this is a  challenge after all, lol, and once I got 'psyched up'  I really enjoyed making this.  Might even do another in the next 3 months, lol.

I chose one of Ann's pretty Christmas Bauble digi's, coloured with copics. The centre's and tops have been embossed with detail gold EP and then I added 3D clear gloss over the green. for a lovely shine. These were been shaped before fixing with the usual blob of silicone and look nicely dimensional.

Bauble images - Crafty Ann's digi shop
BP - free from Making Cards mag
MS border punch
Nestie scalloped oval cut from gold mirri card
Gold thread, ribbon, peel off  from stash

I do hope you will be able to join us for Challenge #21 and I look forward to seeing your
Christmas in August cards.

Please do pop over to Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and see the lovely festive cards the rest of the lovely DT have come up with.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010


.................. is moving to a new home and here is a message from Ann to tell you all about it

Hello to all of you who love a challenge! 
For a number of resaons I've decided that it's time for  
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog to move home - and  
this is it!

The first challenge on this blog will be on Friday 27th August and in the meantime, I'm hoping you'll help me to spread the word. 

How about the opportunity to win some digis??????? This is all you need to do:

  1. Become a follower to be included in the followers draw
  2. Post about our move on your blog and add our challenge blinkie to your side bar then come and add your link on Inlinkz to be included in the Inlinkz draw
I'll draw 1 winner from the followers and 1 from Inlinkz this Saturday the 14th then I'll do the same thing on Friday the 20th and finally the day the first challenge goes live on here, Friday the 27th. That's 6 prizes on offer and as an added incentive to get in early, it means more opportunities to win if you do!

Each winner will receive 3 digis of their choice.

Our regular challenge will still happen on the Wordpress blog this Friday, the 13th so don't forget to join us there and don't forget to come back here on Saturday to see if you're one of the first two winners. :D


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Blue Butterfly

Meljen's Designs challenge #18 is a rather nice sketch
Wild Orchid challenge #2 is Lovely lace
Dutch Dare challenge #83 - Anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday #115 - Open challenge 
Paperplay Challenges #30 -  Open challenge

Image - Meljen's Designs
Paper -bearly mine
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - computer generated
Bling and lace from stash

Thank you for stopping by, and thank you for taking the time to leave comments, they are all greatly appreciated :-)