Saturday, 28 May 2011

Summery Anya with Flowers

 Here' a card I've made for my cousin's wife. I thought I'd go for a nice summery girly card!

Image: "Anya with flowers" from The Greeting Farm, coloured with Promarkers.
Papers: Green striped & flowery papers from Papermania.
Tools: Nestabilities blossoms for image, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die for flowers, Woodware leaf punch.
Embellishments: Gems for flower centres. Edge of card/ leaves were chalked. Sentiment is a topper from Dovecraft.

Sketch n Stash #62 - sketch. The Papermania papers have been lurking in the drawer for ages and I really wanted to try and use up some older stuff (as we have new things to put in the drawer!)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes 
Paperplay Challenges #21 - Blossoms & Blooms 
Crafty Catz #84 - Pink & Green 
Totally Papercrafts #68 - Pink & Girly

Monday, 23 May 2011

My First Tatty Teddy Card!

We went to the latest Docrafts Demo at The Range in Cheltenham, and couldn't help but get the new goody bag & Creativity magazine, which included this cute stamp! I've always loved the "Me to You" bears and have quite a collection of the little soft toys & ornaments!

Image: "Tatty Teddy" from Docrafts, coloured with Promarkers
Paper: Spotted paper from "Especially For You" Me to You paper pack.
Tools: Nestabilities Blossoms for sentiment topper - cut in Coredinations Gemstones textured card.
Embellishments: Peel off sentiment, ribbon & bow. Inked round the edges.
Crafty Calendar May - Teddy Bears
Crafty Catz #83 - Anything Goes
Pile It On #21 - Bears
Stamptacular Sunday #112 - Bearnecessities

House-Mouse & Friends Challenge GDT #96 - Football Frenzy

Time has flown, and it's time for my second and final guest DT card for  House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

The briefing was an American Football-themed card, but being from the UK I didn't know anything about their game/teams, so I've just gone for an English football theme instead!
The card is for my friend's little boy, who is being brought up to support Arsenal (hence the colour scheme)!
 Hop over to the challenge post to see the DT's fab creations!

Image: "Relax" from House-Mouse Designs, coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment: "Time to Celebrate" Ticket from Mudmaven Designs
Paper: Football paper from Forever Friends "Just for Him" paper pack.
Tools: "Shapeology Banner Pennants Die Set" from Whimsy Stamps (which I bought using the gift certificate I won in their Help for Japan Blog Hop! Nestabilities Blossom dies for the image/layering.
Embellishments: A couple of red eyelets to thread my banner throught, and some red/white bakers twine to hang the pennants. The lettering on the pennants is using alphabet rub-ons.

One Crazy Stamper May Challenge - Boys & Men 
I Love Promarkers #66 - Animals 
Top Tip Tuesday #34 - One for the kids
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #103 - Happy Birthday & Blog Hop
Crafty Sentiments - Children's Cards
I Did It Creations #56 - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy #8 - Something New and/or favourite embellishment

Monday, 9 May 2011

House-Mouse & Friends GDT - May Flowers

So, how excited was I to receive an email inviting me to be a guest designer for House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge for the month of May?

I love the House-Mouse stamps, and loved the theme - "May Flowers" as I had this gorgeous "Spring Blossoms" image coloured up and ready to go when the sun came out!

I you haven't already, pop on over to the challenge blog post to see what the fabulous DT have created! And this fortnight's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp with $15 worth of goodies!

Image: "Spring Blossoms" from House-Mouse Designs, coloured with Promarkers.
Paper: Papermania Capsule Collection Sunshine paper, Orange Coordinations cardstock for floral border.
Tools: Martha Stewart floral border punch
Embellishments: Flowers from Papermania Capsule Collection Sunshine collection, Hero Arts stick-on pearls, die-cut greeting.

By The Cute & Girly May - Anything Goes
Crafter's Companion #12 - Girl's Birthday
Oldie but a Goodie #18 - Say it with Flowers
Dream Valley #6 - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #32 - Open Challenge