Saturday, 24 July 2010

Beach Time Fun!!

Here's my first card made with my Simon Says Stamp blog candy win from Chris!! It's a House Mouse Gruffies stamp called "Beach Time Fun" and I've coloured it with my Promarkers!

I've used beach themed backing paper from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine, and added 3 eyelets, 2 shells (hand-collected by Mum) and a ribbon.

Challenges I'm entering:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge #2 - Summer Days
Creatalicious Challenges #12 - Make it 3D
Sir Stampalot July Challenge - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
House Mouse Monday #74 - The Letter "B" (Beach, ball, bear, bucket, brolly!!!)
Friday Sketchers #112 - Sketch
Craftalicious Challenges #4 - Birthdays
Crafty Catz Weekly #42 - Summertime
Pollycraft #53 - Happy Birthday

Thursday, 22 July 2010

On Your Engagement!

My best friend from school has just got engaged to her boyfriend (also from school) so I made this card for them.
I've coloured Penny Black's "The Park Bench Affair" with my Promarkers. The heart paper is from Papermania's Love paper pack. The glossy chipboard hearts are by Heidi Swapp (I received them in a blog candy) and I've added some green ribbon and a peel off. Oh, and the ladybirds - not sure who makes them (Mum gave them to me to add to it)!

Challenges I'm entering:
Totally Gorjuss #39 - Thinking of You
Penny Black at Allsorts - A burst of summer colour
Creative Craft #18 - Here comes the bride
Pixie Cottage #28 - sketch & double up
Easy Craft Projects #17 - Photo inspiration
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Challenge #47 - Animals

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Christmas Teddy Bear!

Wow, second Christmas card this week - I couldn't resist after my Polar White FlowerSoft arrived yesterday!!
I finally got round to using this Daisy & Dandelion stamp (which was free with an issue of Docraft's Creativitiy magazine) - he's coloured with Promarkers. The template for the octagon easel card was from Crafty Ann's blog. The papers are all Dovecraft or DCWV (I think!)

And a close-up of the FlowerSoft:

Challenges I'm entering:
Crafty Ann's Challenge #18 - Shaped easel card
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle #45 - Shaped card
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #74 - Christmas in July
Fab n Funky #30 - Get into Shape

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Sugar Nellie & My Mind's Eye

Here another little card I've made with "Daisy" from the Sugar Nellie family!

I've coloured her with my Promarkers, and both the papers are from the My Mind's Eye summer papers that were free with July's Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. I think they're perfect for this little girl sitting outside with her flowers! I've added a couple of eyelets to the card, but kept it quite simple other than that!

Challenges I'm entering:
The Sugar Bowl #38 - Sketch & scallops
By the Cute & Girly July - warm summer days

Monday, 5 July 2010

Christmas in July!!

My first Christmas card of 2010! Well, first one I've made so far anyway! Mum was doing some stamping, so I got her to do some for me too (she's so much better at it)! Here's a Whimsy stamp from the Snickerdoodle kids collection that I won on their blog hop. It's called Sledding with Marty and Max, and I think it will be a great card for one of the boys in the family!!

I've used two pieces of snowflake paper from a magazine freebie pack, and I've added some glitter (glamour dust mixed with blue) for the snow on the ground, in absence of Polar white Flowersoft (which has now been ordered). A few sequins, gems and a bit of ribbon to embellish! Obviously the image is coloured with Promarkers!

Challenges I'm entering:
Cards For Men #14 - Christmas in July
Paperplay Challenge #26 - Card for child/Teenager
Fussy & Fancy Friday #14 - Christmas in July
Stamp Something - Colours of your Flag (Red/White/Blue)
Alice In Wonderland #20 - Red, White & Blue
Corrosive Challenge #71 - Christmas Time

Simple Birthday Card with checks!!

My friend's mum is not a fan of fancy/detailed cards, so my mum and I struggle to make her something she might like (she can be quite blunt at times about whether or not she is keen on the cards we've shown her before).

I've used some yellow checked (however that's spelt) paper from a magazine freebie pack, and the three floral squares are stickers from the June Cardmaking & Papercraft freebie pack. I added a little sentiment, a ribbon, and a punched flower with gem centre. I can't do much plainer than that!!

Challenges I'm entering:
Simon Says Challenge - Check it out!
Ooh La La Creations #57 - Simply Summer
Dutch Dare #81 - Flowers
Quirky Crafts #31 - Ribbon

My first CC Design card - Puppy Kiki

This is one of the stamped images I've been sent in a blog candy, and I've finally got round to colouring and using it! Obviously I've used my Promarkers (hehe). The heart backing paper is from the Dovecraft Glamour Print pack. The little tag was from a magazine freebie pack, and I've added a peel off and an eyelet to it, with some little flowers & gems to finish!

Challenges I'm entering:
A Spoon Full of Sugar #110 - Animal Crackers
Totally Papercrafts #23 - One for the girlies
Pile it On #26 - My Favourite Things (Dogs have to be one of them!)
The Crafty Pad #78 - Animal Fun