Thursday, 27 March 2014

Mothers day cards! (Pic heavy)

This post was initially going to be to show the Mothers Day card that i had made for my Mother in Law, i was also asked if i could make 2 Mothers Day cards for a work colleague, so i decided to make 3 cards using the same image and layout.  As i use paper pads each card was different due to me not having lots of the same paper/card.  I took the commissioned cards into work and felt quite smug that i was so ahead with my Mothers Day card!  A few people saw the cards that i had made and asked if i could make them one too.  EIGHT mothers day cards! I decided to use the same layout as i thought this would be the easiest option.  Unfortunately i did not consider how fed up of making the card i would be in the end.

Netherless, i do like the cards that i made even if they are all pretty much the same!

I used an image from A Day For Daisies and added colours to match the colour theme of the card that i was using for each card.  I used WOC flowers, a flourish and some new butterfly dies ( they were a reasonable £5 for a set of 3 different butterfly styles. Most cards had a box to go with it, but i was asked to make a couple of them without boxes so that the postage was not too high, so for these cards i used flat flowers.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Strips and spots - Challenge 11 at Crafting from the heart!

This weeks challenge at Crafting from the heart is Anything Goes/Stripes and spots theme!

 We have 2 sponsors this week:
Oak Pond Creations
Who are offering 3 images!

Angie's Digi Stamps

Angies Digi Store offering 3 digi images

Strips and spots theme was quite a challenge for me! I don't really do either on my cards, that said i have done both on this card, i have used striped paper and on the back ground of the image i have used a blender promarker to make light spots on the image (did i mention i don't do spots?! Look hard and you will see them).

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Easter theme - on a birthday card!

My card for the challenge this week at Just Inspirational Challenges is using an image from one of our sponsors, stitchy stamps.  We have 2 sponsors this week and the theme is easter, so pop on over and join in for a chance to win!

$10 voucher

$15 voucher

I used papers from my stash and coloured the image up with promarkers, and made an easel card for the image to be displayed on.  This card is actually for my MIL to give to my daughter, who loves all animals!  I coloured up the inside of some white flowers to match in with the flowers on the card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Blog hop at Just Inspirational Challenges! (Pic Heavy)

We are having a blog hop over at Just Inspirational challenges, if you would like to take part in this blog hop then hop on over to Just Inspirational Challenges create a card for the challenge and start at the top of the blog hop list and work your way through the blogs leaving a little note to show you have passed by to be in with the chance of winning a fab prize from each of the sponsors below:

My cards created with images from some of the sponsors (All dressed Up & Paper Nest Dolls):

If you are already following the blog hop then you will of arrived here from Carolines Blog, the next blog on hte list is Tracey, so pop on over and leave Tracey some love and she will point you in the direction of the next Design Team members blog hop creation:

Monday, 10 March 2014

Crafting from the heart - Challenge 9 Anything Goes/Favorite colour

The challenge is Anything goes with the option of using your favorite colour.  We have 2 sponsors for this challenge: 

I have used an image from Angies Digi Stamps  for this challenge, using my favorite colour purple:

I kept this card clean and simple as i wanted the image to be the main focal point.  I coloured it up with a few promarkers, added a sentiment from TLC.I used a woodware punch to create the cuts into the corners and used some coloured twine to match the backing card. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The East Wing Challenge - use a digi!

I saw this image and thought it was just so cute! I then realised that it was being offered as a freebie, and if that wasnt good enough, if you use the free image to the use a digi challenge then you can enter twice! Well i am yet to win a challenge and i loved the image so i am giving it a go!

I used my promarkers and coloured the image using inspiration from the design team on the East Wing Challenge.  I loved the fact that everyone on the DT had used the same image and yet the cards were all so different.

I layered the butterfly as i felt it just had to be done such a pretty butterfly it just wanted to fly off the page!  I have made the card for my daughter who is not 10 until July, but i know she will love the picture too.

I used my silhouette to cut the numbers out, inked the edges of one of the layers, and stitched the base layer with my sewing machine. I added a flourish, doylie, some lace from the works and some flowers from WOC.  Some stickles to the butterfly, and a heart that i moulded using air dry clay.  I was tempted to put glossy accents on her eyes but i feel they look fab with out it.

Thanks for looking!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

4th March - Flowers

The theme for this weeks challenge is ....... Flowers!

We have 2 sponsors for this weeks challenge at Just Inspirational Challenges:

I have used an image from Crafty Sentiments, coloured up with promarkers, i used distress inks and a butterfly stamp and some flowers, with a couple of pearls to finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Anything goes at Just Insprirational Challenges

This card is for a birthday card for a Mum.  I am using this card for my DT make at

The monthly challenge is Anything Goes with the optional addition of Bling.  The sponsor is

Pop on over and have a look, the prize is $15AUD to spend at

I used a Lily of the Valley image, which i paper pieced.  I distressed the edges of the panels and used frantage and std embossing powders.  I added WOC flowers and some pins.  I used a card from Coops blog for inspiration, pop on over and have a look:

Thanks for looking!