Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Two Today! ....GDT card


Challenge #70 this week at Fab 'n' Funky is
Red, White and Blue
sponsored by Pink Cat Studios
I chose this cute image for my second GDT card
(although it has not been posted on the challenge blog)

I coloured the image digitally and am pleased how it turned out. I fixed the handcut number with foam pads and then more foam pads for the image. I cut the scallops with an XCut corner rounder punch and I made the stripey BP myself and coloured some plain white paper a pretty blue to match :-)

Seam binding ribbon tied around the number and three tiny buttons to finish

 Challenges for this card
Crafty Catz #79 - children's cards
Crafty Cardmakers #44 - red, white, blue
Incy Wincy #91 - Buttons and bows
Pear Tree Designs #46 - colourful

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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Vintage 70th


The second 70th birthday card. Again the request was for something bright and I fancied giving this one a vintage look.

Challenges for this card
Truly Scrumptious #55 - vintage
ASFOS #148 - celebrate

I made another 'calendar' and the red net is the covering from a punnet of plums, lol.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

70th Birthday

8inch sq.

The spec for this card was bright colours and I made it to fit the following challenges

Mojo Monday #187 - sketch
Incy Wincy #90 - bright and bold
Ambers Craft & Stuff  #6 - ribbons and bows
Aud Sentiments #26 - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday #30 - open challenge
Flutterby Wednesday #151 - open challenge
OLLCB #78 -aqua, bling, sentiment
Bearly Mine #8 - inside out

I've again used papers from the Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe.
Seam binding ribbon
Marianne die
Blossom from WO
Parchment butterfly

 The inside 

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Friday, 22 April 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #39


This week Ann's challenge is for you to show us your
 either the card/project itself or on the card/project.

I was inspired by the handbag template in the current issue of  my card making mag and this involved some folding I had not attempted before. This little gift bag has  room inside to add a treat - chocolate would be a good idea, lol.

I've used the green from the Wood Grain Effect Pastels Collection as the base BP and two layers of the lovely daffodils from the pre-coloured collection which can be found here
Oh so easy to use when time is short - or as in my case I often use these because Ann has done such an excellent job with the colouring saving me the job, LOL.

I added a strip of wide lace, and glittered the edges all round. The sentiment is layered on to gold mirri.

I made a small parchment butterfly embellishment and added a large satin bow with pearl button as the final touch.

I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge and look forward to seeing your   
Fancy Folds.
The DT have done a wonderful job with theirs and you can pop over to Crafty Ann's and see them for yourself.

*Ooops, forgot to add that I'd like to enter this for the following challenges
CRAFT #99 - flowers
Ai Factory #77 - flowers in bloom
Penny's PCCB #51 - Easter
The Crafty Pad #117 - Easter
Lexi's Creations #38 - anything but a card

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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #69


This is the first of two cards as Guest for  Fab 'n' Funky Challenges and the theme this week is
Wedding or Tying the Knot (to coincide with the Royal Wedding)

All of this card is made from my 'bit' box. I've had this delightful couple coloured and ready to use for ages, the doily has been gilded with Pentouch.

A closer look

I'd also like to enter this for
Crafty Cardmakers #44 - a royal wedding

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Friday, 15 April 2011

Vintage Birthday


Made for the following challenges
Mojo Monday #186 - sketch
The Shabby Tea Room # 57 - doilies and lace
Truly Scrumptious #55 - vintage
Amber's #5 - my favourite things - vintage image, flowers, lace, ribbon
Cooking it up with Katie #57 - 1 image 2 patterned papers 3 embellishments - flowers
Pear Tree Designs #44 - lace
Aud Sentiments #26 - anything goes

A birthday card for my daughter's  friend who is having a difficult time healthwise

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Friday, 8 April 2011

CACB #38


this fortnight is........Raise a Smile  

"Our handcrafted work gives a lot of pleasure so make something to raise a smile. This could be a card for someone who could do with a little cheering up or an image that makes you smile every time you use it or project with some humour on it perhaps a funny card - maybe you have a funny photo just crying out to become a scrapbook page - the choice is yours"

I have used Ann's digi of a sweet little daschund named Daschsie.
The mottled stone  papers are also from  the shop and I cut around the edges with fancy scissors.
I added the text to some bone shapes and embellished with paper 'ribbon'  and some homemade silver mirri brads.

Over on the challenge blog are some fabulous cards from the DT which  will make you smile and it would be great if you join us for this one with one of your 'funny' creations

I'd also like to enter this for the the following challenges -
I used the sketch from
Sketch Saturday #149 although I  flipped it
Fuzzy Wuzzy #8  is an inspirational photo from which to create an animal project and
CRAFT #97 is animals/pets
Craft your Passion #52 - anything goes
PaperPlay #14 - critters

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Thursday, 7 April 2011

And another 90th Card

 The last of the cards for aunt's 90th birthday

Sketchy Colours # 65 - sketch
Scrappy Frogs - Flowers and lace

Papers - Pink Petticoat
Lace bow
PC generated sentiment
A gem for the 'O' in  Love

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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Another 90th Card


Crafty Cardmakers #43 - yellow, ribbon, stitching, gems

The daisy paper is K&Co
Hand cut 90 with gems from stash
Faux stitching
Computer generated greeting
Seam binding ribbon

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

90th Birthday


A card for hubby's aunt who will be 90 on Wednesday. It is a shame that she will not be enjoying a celebration with us neices and nephews because sadly she had a stroke 2wks ago.
I doubt she will be aware of any cards she receives.

Mojo Monday #185 - sketch
Allsorts #97 - bloomin blossoms

I've added loads of sparkle and this is a failed effort to show it

CB textile embossing folder
Doily with inked edge and stickles
MS deep border punch
Flowers from Wild Orchid
Seam binding ribbon from My Wedding Party
Computer generated greetings

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Another New Baby Card


I've had a few requests for baby cards is spring :-)

CYDA #17 - spots and stripes
Wild Orchid #20 -  I've flipped sketch so I hope it qualifies
Lexi's Creations #37 - Monochromatic
OSAAT #55 - mothers day/babies - guess what I chose!
PIO # 13 - cutie patootie

Various papers I already had printed
The image is one I use often for baby cards  - the source long forgotten
Doily - edge lightly inked with blue chalk
Seam binding ribbon from My Wedding Party
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Computer generated greeting and sentiment
Narrow cotton lace

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