Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Now to be absolutely honest I would never have chosen that stamp in a hundred years! It's a beautiful stamp but I would have wondered what to do with it. Which I did. I panicked about what to do with it for a full week lol! I had ideas and discarded them without even taking the stamp out of the packaging. But I knew I had to make a start because the other girls were producing lots of gorgeous projects. So since I didn't want to waste any of the lovely DP I made a prototype with my own card to see how it would turn out.
When I was happy with it I made one using my DT kit and the first card is the result. How do you like my "berries?" Yes they are the waste punched out with the edge and corner punches. I added a touch of glitter to the centres with a glitter gel pen. I wasn't being grippy(translation - mean), I just thought it would be different lol! The sentiment is Hero Arts stamped with Distress Ink and embossed like the wreath.
Lastly I made a little decoration using the plain green card. I stamped both sides and cut out the centre with a nestie. I added Glamour Dust to the scalloped edge and the inner edge. Again I added some red jewels and a piece of green ric rac for a hanger. Then I finished off with a lace bow.
If you check out the Simply Create blog you can see samples of some of the other DT member's work that Jacqui has been posting. If you live anywhere near Alford everyone's work can be seen in the shop.
I had a lovely time crafting with my friend this afternoon and now I've got my DT card made ready to write a scheduled post for Totally Gorjuss this Saturday. This is handy because I'm off to Alford on Saturday after work to take this stuff to Jacqui and catch Kath's demo day.
I might even manage to make and post something tomorrow as long as I don't waste my time like last week!
Sunday, 26 September 2010
But enough waffling. This week at Just Cute Bears we would like to see swirls and bling as well as a bear on your creations. We are sponsored by Paula at Pollycraft this week so I'm sure the winner will have a treat in store.
Thanks to everyone who joined us last week. I enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing how you interpreted our "Punch it" challenge. I'm hoping many of you will join us again this week. I'm still firmly in Christmas card mode and I thought the theme of swirls and bling was perfect for another Christmas card. So here it is.
Thanks for looking and hope you like. If you have time to leave a comment I'd be really pleased. Please pop over to Just Cute Bears if you haven't already done so and see what my talented teamies have made this week. I'm sure they'd be pleased if you left them a comment too.
Oops I forgot to say that our challenge is moving to fortnightly so you have until 9th of October to enter and our next challenge will be on the 10th of October.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
This is my card and this week I've chosen non-traditional colours.
Enjoy your weekend.
Monday, 20 September 2010
So here's my card.
There are some challenges I'd like to enter with this card :-
The Sugar Bowl :- Sketch plus use buttons.
One Stitch at a Time :- Happy Birthday.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Here's my card and I hope you like it. You can also find more inspiration over at Just Cute Bears where you can see what my talented teamies have made this week.
Sir Stampalot :- All distressed.
Crafty Creations :- Music and/or dance. Does this music paper qualify?
Saturday, 18 September 2010
This is the one I made for the proud grandparents.
I used a digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs, isn't he cute? I used some lovely blue gingham from Craft Creations and coloured with Promarkers.
Thanks to everyone who entered and I will have more candy soon.
So girls who'd like to win some candy to help make your Christmas cards? I'd like to offer this candy as a prize to one of my Followers. If you'd like to mention this in your blogs or post a pic in your sidebar that would be lovely. I'm happy to post this anywhere so everyone's welcome to enter. Just leave me a little comment.
Cards for Men :- Transport - do skis count?
Simon Says Stamp :- Move it - the hedgie is ski-ing!
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Saturday, 11 September 2010
This is just a simple card I made with my friend. She's been asked by the rest of the staff in the chemist's where she works to make a card for one of the local doctors who's retiring soon. I thought this image and sentiment would be suitable. What do you think?
DP :- Wild Rose Studio.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Thanks for any kind comments you might have time to leave.
This week we are sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts who have a lovely prize for our lucky winner.
So funnily enough we'd like to see flowers on your cards this week. Now that's not too difficult is it? I love to use flowers on my cards. You don't need to use Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. You could use any kind of flowers - punched flowers, bought flowers, ribbon flowers, charms - just whatever you like.
Friday, 10 September 2010
I used :-
Image, sentiment and background :- Penny Black.
DP :- just a scrap.
Stickles, ribbon from stash and Martha Stewart punch.
I liked the sound of the challenge this week especially since I love all shades of purple. It also gave me a chance to use the new Kraft paper I bought last week.
I was inspired to make this "scrapling" after doing some makes and takes with Kath. It's not nearly as nice as the ones we made with Kath but it's beginning to grow on me!
Image :- Tilda.
DP :- Forever Friends.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
Snowflake :- Sizzix.
Jewels :- Hobby House.
I hope this makes sense because I haven't got my glasses on and I really should have them to read what I'm typing lol!! I have other cards to post that I made yesterday but I'll need to shoot now if I want to have some lunch before I go to work.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
I've been in Christmas card mode hence this one with the cute PB hedgie.
This time the background is MME DP and the image and sentiment are both from Hero Arts.
Monday, 6 September 2010
This card was inspired by some cards that Clare had on her blog a few weeks ago. I didn't realise till I checked tonight that one of her cards was made with spotty DP too. Her's was a different image too so I hope she doesn't mind me using her idea. I saw her cards at the end of June and was very impressed by them at the time. I haven't looked at them since then so I was quite surprised to find one was spotty too.
I stamped this lovely image from Hero Arts straight onto a C6 card. I also stamped it onto some lovely spotty paper from Wild Rose Studios, cut out the flowers and 3D'd them. I added a piece of the same DP edged with a piece of matching card that had been edged with a Martha Stewart punch and finished off with a piece of ribbon tied with a simple knot. And that's my card, very quick and simple. Hope you like it and have a minute to tell me what you think. My talented teamies have made some gorgeous cards this week and they'd love to hear from you too.
I'd like to enter the challenge at Secret Crafter which is also clean and simple.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your clean and simple cards over the next 2 weeks.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
But on to our challenge over at Just Cute Bears. This week we are "going dotty" so we'd like to see lots of dots and spots on your cards. As you can see I'm still firmly in Christmas mode and I've made another Christmas card.
I used :-
Saturday, 4 September 2010
This week we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen. Joanna has a lovely webshop with lots of lovely goodies, good prices and great service and best of all no p&p.