Friday, 24 September 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #24


The challenge over at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog this fortnight is..........

 Anything but a Card!
 I have chosen to make a money wallet

I've used Ann's short petal flower printed on to paper from Funky Collection 3. I have layered two flowers and glittered the edges with glamour dust and mounted it on to a gold mirri Nellie circle. The sentiment in the centre is layered on to the smallest die from the Nellie set

The wallet itself is the pretty lilac Polished Stone with a MS border and peel-off corners.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges.......

SCSC #101 - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz #38 - Anything goes
AiFactory #49 - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge #12 - Blue and flowers
Stampin Royalty #36 - Anything but a card

Do pop over to the challenge blog and see the the lovely creations from the design team. I hope you will be able to join in the challenge this time to make something other than a card.

You don't have to use Crafty Ann's products to enter but you'll get two entries into the draw if you do.

I will be away on me jollies for the fortnight so I'll have to wait til I get back to see your take on the challenge.


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

16th Birthday and new Fancy Fold card


Leann (Crafter's Companion) has posted instructions for a new fold here.
I had to have a go at this and here is the result - a card for our neighbour's daughter.

Side view to see the shape.

I love making easel cards but it is a nice challenge to do something different......
Thank you Leann xxxx


Sunday, 19 September 2010

40th Birthday - #3

I did my own thing here and made my own version of a word book. Not perfect, but it looks fairly impressive.
I learned a thing or two and will make a few changes if I ever do another, lol.

Paperplay Challenges #37 - All shapes and sizes - well, this is not entirely square
SCSC #101 - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts #34 - Happy birthday
OSAAT #31 - Happy birthday

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


Saturday, 18 September 2010

40th Birthday #2

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges

The ABC Challenge - Distressing
A Pocketful of Posies #6 - Floral fantasy
A Spoonful of Sugar - Fall into Autumn colour challenge
Creative Stamp Friends #7 -  Distressing
Sir Stampalot - September challenge - All distressed

Computer generated sentiment
Digi DP - E Kipler from Sweet Shoppe
Flora Doodles - nearly down to my last of these :-(
Seam binding ribbon from Sam at  My Wedding Party 

Thank you for stopping by


40th Birthday

 I'm busy making cards for my DIL's 40th birthday. I have managed to make 5 different cards.

I'd like to enter this one into the following challenges -

 Wild Orchid challenge 5 - Pearls and pins
Cute Card Thursday  challenge 130 - Tweet and a flutter
Daring Cardmakers - Something in the air

I made the number in 'Word', printed it on to card and cut out the gaps. It is lined one half with swiss dotted paper and the other half the same as the zero.

Die cut butterfly with gems
Flowers from Wild Orchid  and recent craft fair
Homemade pearl stick pin

Thank you for stopping by and your much appreciated comments :-)


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

70th Birthday Easel Card for a Soap Fan

I am pleased to be back home again after spending 8 days at my daughter's looking after two teenagers  and a pup. I was looking after her business as well but fortunately I wasn't too overwhelmed with orders as she had contacted many of her customers before she went away.

I had a request for a 70th birthday card for a lady who loves the 'soaps'. I was happy with the result and the lady who commissioned it was delighted. This is what it is all about, isn't it, making a completely unique card.
Or maybe there are cards for Corrie & Emmerdale fans, I rarely browse the card shops these days, lol

I found an image of an old postcard and digitally added the Rovers and E/dale village. I blurred the edges to blend the two together. I also made up the signpost. The scroll has been distressed and roughed up a bit :-)

Flowers - from Crafty Ann's digi shop
Leaves - 1" Woodware punch.
MS border punch
Flower centres coloured with copic pen
The papers are from digi collections but I can't remember which.

I'd like to enter this  in
Our Creative Corner challenge - Fun with Folds
The ABC Challenge - D is for.......Distressing

Thank you for stopping by and the comments you leave are greatly appreciated


Friday, 10 September 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #23


and I chose green

I love this Cala Lily image from Crafty Ann's Shop and have given it a light colouring with a green copic.
The BP's are from the Polished Stone collection and the Embossed Hearts collection also from Ann's digi shop.
I used my new Nestie label toy for both the base and the layers and these have been edged with pentouch gold.
A pale green organza bow and voila!

I would also like to enter this in
Fab 'n' Funky # 39 - What'eva'
Crafty Cardmakers # 29 - Clean & Simples
Lexi's Creations #22 - Flower power

Please pop over to the Challenge Blog to see the DT's gorgeous samples
Thank you for stopping by and I  hope you will be able to join in the challenge this time and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Wedding Card


This will be winging it's way to Tasmania. The lady who commissioned this is not going to the wedding but will be visiting the happy couple next year, so I made a stronger box for it which I hope will survive the journey

Allsorts challenge #68 - new beginnings
Daring Cardmakers - Sapphires for September
Paperplay #35 - In stitches
Papertake Weekly - Just the one (colour blue)

Some stitching and distressing and a peeloff border around the heart

The box.....
This is an 8 inch square card and fortunately I have some A3 cardstock. It took quite a while to make a template for the box  to fit the card. The biggest problem was that it was too big to fit my guillotine and score board. Got there in the end though
I kept the embellishing simple as it is going in a jiffy bag although the silver panel is raised with foam pads

Papers - Bearly Mine and Nearly White, by Loreta Labarca
Flowers & pins - Wild Orchid
Ribbon - My Wedding Party
Sissix swirl -  glamour dusted
Handcut heart
Lace and gems

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind and greatly appreciated comments :-)