Sunday, 29 August 2010

Gone fishing

Well I hope you've all had a great week I certainly have.
I spent one day last week at Image That doing a class with the very talented Jo-Firth-Young called Stress Free Distress. Have you ever seen a bunch of grown women have so much fun with ink and shaving foam, I think not!!.
I came home with pink, orange and red fingers but who cares. It was such exhausting work playing that hubby took me for a lovely meal afterwards so I didn't even have to think about cooking.
This card is for the following challenges.
CES Challenge - Anything goes.
Sew Many Cards Challange - Happy Birthday.
The Paper Players - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes
This was a card I was recently asked to make.I think I am safe in putting this on my blog as the person concerned doesn't know me.
It' doesn't show too well in the photo but I used glossy accents on the little fishes and being thin card they also curled which makes them look even better as they don't lie flat.I also decoupaged the basket to give it a bit of depth.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Eight challenges in one

I've finally got my Christmas hat on and have now made a total of 52 Christmas cards yeah!!!!. Mind you 50 of them are identical. Still have about another 50 to make without any orders that will know doubt creep in.
Ok so I know I used this image a card or so ago but when I stamp up an image I tend to stamp up a whole page then sit down and colour the lot.I find it very relaxing to get out my colouring pencils as my hubby calls them.I also set myself another challenge to make six different cards using the same image so watch this space you may see more of this gorgeous stamp.
I made this card this afternoon whilst hubby was trying to get the goo out of my sewing machine, which died on me this morning.One of the small belts seems to have gone all sticky and mushy and fallen apart so I need to order a new one.
This card is for the following challenges
Friday Sketchers 116 - the sketch
Penny's Paper-craft 36 - Pink & Green
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine well I have lots of glitter and some gems although the glitter as usual isn't showing too well.
A Spoon Full of Sugar 117 - Christmas
Charisma Cardz 33 - Die cuts _ I used my nesties.
Winter Wonderland- Walking in a winter wonderland
Bah! Humbug 32 - Winter Wonderland
Stampin' for the Weekend 45 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Papertake weekly 46

When I saw the sketch this week at Papertake weekly it was the perfect sketch for an Anniversary card for a man as it was not too fussy. I realised it was my Wedding Anniversary on Friday so needed to make a card fairly quickly while hubby was out of the way. 22 years where has the time gone, it seems only like yesterday.I just hope he doesn't take a peak at my blog between now and then. Somehow I think I am safe as he doesn't look that often.
The hearts tumbling off the back of the lorry are some of the hearts which were left over from punching out the heart border.
Lorry and pile of hearts are stamps from Stampin'Up
Anyway have to dash.I also still have a birthday card to make today as it's also a very good friends birthday on Friday and I need to get it in the post to make sure it arrives on time.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Snowflakes, Snowflakes

Well once again I've been a naughty blogger and not posted anything in over a week. I sort of lost my mojo after all the crafting activities the week before.
All I have managed to do in the last week is the cards that I needed to complete for various orders from people. I still have three do to but I have plenty of time for those.
So to get my mojo back I set myself a couple of challenges. Firstly to make my first Christmas card, I'm so behind this year. My second challenge to myself was to put into practice something I learnt a few weeks ago on a course at Imagine That run my Jo Firth Young Masterboard magic which is basically making your own paper. So for my first attempt I used my lovely new stamps just released by Imagine That some gorgeous snowflakes. I then used this as my backing paper for my card.

This card is for the following challenges
Sketch Saturday Challenge 115 - The sketch
Papertake weekly - Something old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue the interpretation of this title is left to you. I used my old snowman stamp, my new snowflake stamps and the colour blue.
Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Papertake weekly

At last we have had some rain hooray!!
I have just spent yet another day with friends crafting and am now totally exhausted from all the girly chat and laughter so this is just a very quick post tonight.
This week I was asked to make a graduation card and the resulting card just happens to fit into this weeks challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is White & Bright so you have to have white combined with at least one bright colour, which in this case is bright red.I've used my swirls folder in the cuttlebug for the background.The hat is cut from card and stuck on with 3d foam. I made the tassel from embroidery thread.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

4 challenges into one card

Phew!! what a week. I've had such a great week catching up with friends and crafting. I had a brilliant time at Imagine That in Upminster on Thursday doing a workshop with Jo Firth-Young what an inspiration she is. I can't wait until the next workshop. Now I have to do all the boring things like washing and ironing, but before I knuckle down to some housework I have just enough time to post this card. This is for the following challenges
Friday Sketchers. The sketch
Pink Elephant the colour theme Brown.
Mami Doodles - Anything goes.
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes