Saturday 18 December 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Three of a Kind

This week's challenge from CD Sunday is "Three of a Kind" and I've used this lovely image from Little Lou's Oriental Fantasy 2 CD using artwork by Ching-Chou Kuik.

Monday 6 December 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Christmas Sparkle

For this week's CD Sunday Challenge of Christmas Sparkle I've used 3 CDs, the main image is from Joanna Sheen's Christmas Creations, I've used my favourite snowflake backing paper from Debbees CD Winters Sleep and the inside (to look like the pages of a book) is Printable Handmade Paper Collection by Robert Addams. The book template I've used is by WS Designs.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Sugar Nellie Challenge 49

This Challenge from Sugar Nellie used a sketch by Maria-Therese and the theme of Snowflakes.
The two backing papers are from the Winters Sleep CD by debbeescds and the blue snowflakes have been stamped.

Crafters Companion Challenge 7

For the Crafter's Companion Challenge this month using Leanne's sketch and the theme of Christmas I've used the Holly Fairy Stamp and a backing paper from the Flower Fairies Friends CD4.

Sunday 28 November 2010

CD Sunday Challenge White Christmas

The CD Sunday Challenge this week is White Christmas.
I've used an image from Robert Addams CD "White Christmas". The backing is made using a cuttlebug embossing folder and the top edge of snowflakes using a Martha Stewart punch. I added some sparkle to the scene using Polar White Flowersoft and some glitter.

Saturday 27 November 2010

Sugar Nellie Challenge 48

Marlene's Sketch, Black White & ............ Gold.
This is my card for the Sugar Nellie Challenge this time.

Sir Stampalot November Challenge

This card is for Sir Stampalot's challenge this month of Christmas Traditions.
I bought this stamp earlier this year but its the first time I've used it.

Friday 26 November 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Shabby Chic

This week's challenge at CD Sunday is Shabby Chic.

I've used Artylicious Peacock Summer Party by Glenda Waterworth for the backing paper and Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique for the main image.

The tendrils are die cut from some shiny card I coloured using alcohol inks and the flowers are punched out of newspaper and the shiny card to match the stems with buttons for the centres.

Friday 19 November 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Lavender & Lace

For this week's challenge from CD Sunday I have used a backing paper from Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies and the main image from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique CD

Sunday 14 November 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge 6

This is my card for this month's challenge from Crafters Companion using a great sketch by
Jacqui. I've used the Cute Companions Winter Tales CD for the backing papers and the snow scene and Cute Companion stamps coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers.

Thursday 11 November 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - The Natural World

This week's challenge from CD Sunday is The Natural World and I've used this image from The Royal Horticultural Society Collection CD by Joanna Sheen. The base card is made from recycled products and the bow is raffia to give it a natural feel.

Sunday 24 October 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - No Embellishments

This weeks challenge from CD Sunday is No Embellishments.
I've used the Daisy & Dandelion CD from Docrafts.
It's a tricky thing to try and curb the urge to stick something on it though lol!

Saturday 23 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 124

This week's challenge from Penny Black Saturday
I've used a masking technique to stamp the witches for this card. It is finished off with a Martha Stewart punch for the border and some brads for the letters.

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 123

As its very nearly halloween I thought this would be fun for Debby's Sketch at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week.

Sunday 17 October 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Monochrome

This week's challenge from CD Sunday is Monochrome.
I've used Flower Fairies of the Garden CD from Crafters Companion to make this birthday card for a friend.

Sunday 10 October 2010

Sir Stampalot October Challenge

The Sir Stampalot Challenge this month is Autumn breezes, some buttons and a bow.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 122

The challenge this week from Penny Black was to use two stamps so I chose the butterflies as a background to the cute main image.

Friday 8 October 2010

Debbees CDs

These images are from a series of fabulous CDs by Debs, with original watercolour artwork by her very talented mum, Tina Cottis. You can see more on Debs website Here

Thursday 7 October 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge 5

I've used the Adorables CD and stamps for this month's sketch challenge from Crafter's Companion

Nestabilities created the bauble shapes and the Martha Stewart border punch for the snowflake border. The flower shapes came from my stash and I used a die to cut the holographic snowflakes. Christmas cards are always a good excuse to use lots of sparkle.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Decoupage

I've made this card for a friend who is leaving work this week and thought it would be just perfect for the CD Sunday Challenge this week. The image and backing paper are from The Days of Glitz & Glamour CD by Kraftyhands.
The blue background panel was made using a template from WS Designs.

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Sir Stampalot September Challenge

All Distressed.
I've used a set of Kanban stamps for the main image and two decorative swirls in the corners.
I started by taking some cream card and spritzing it with Glimmer Mists before stamping the main image and colouring with promarkers. I then mounted this onto some Cordinations card that I die cut using Nestabilities Beaded Circles. The backing paper is off a CD (can't remember which one as this was in my 'bits box'). I scrumpled it up and then ironed it flat so that I could use Tea Dye Distress Ink on the edges and then stamp the swirls using Versafine Vintage Sepia.
The lower circle with the flowers I made using three layers of toilet paper spritzed with Glimmer Mists and while it was still wet I put it through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder. I then left it overnight to dry before die cutting the circle out.

Sunday 12 September 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 43 - Judy's Sketch

This is one of my favourite images for Christmas from Sugar Nellie.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 118

This card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge with a theme of Men/Boys.
I've used backing papers from The Games Men Play CD by FeeJ Designs.

CD Sunday Challenge - Shades of Blue

I've used a backing paper from the Artylicious Seaton's Greetings CD by Glenda Waterworth and the main image from Glitter & Glitz by Debbi Moore Designs for this week's challenge of Shades of Blue
That's another one ready for Christmas!

Friday 10 September 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Animals

I can't believe the trouble I've had trying to post this card for the CD Sunday Challenge this week!
Anyway finally! I've used another CD by Debbeescds called Dayze of Innocence which uses artwork by Pamela West.

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge 4

Another sketch challenge from Crafters Companion this month and I've used the Swalk CD and one of the rubber stamp images for this card.

Saturday 4 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 117

Purple, Cream and Brown

was the challenge for this week.
The scan hasn't worked very well as the paper roses in the middle of the flowers are quite raised.

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 42

This card is made using Lilian's Sketch with a theme of pearls for the Sugar Bowl Challenge this week.

For the embossed background to this card I used a technique I saw demo'd by Ali Reeve recently. First of all you need to layer three sheets of toilet paper (!) then spray it with mica colours. While it is still wet I then put it in an embossing folder and passed it through my Cuttlebug then left it to dry. It gives the look of handmade paper and an interesting texture to a card.

Sunday 29 August 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 116

Summer Lovin'
I've used promarkers to colour this image. The backing paper, ribbon and button all came from my 'stash mountain!'

Colour Create Challenge 52


I've used stamps by Ching Chou Kuik (Sweetpea Stamps) coloured using promarkers and a background swirl by Artemio.

CD Sunday Challenge - Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow .........
I've used a beautiful image and backing paper from Debbees Waterside Watercolours Winters Sleep CD for this card. This is one in a series of CDs using original artwork by Debs' very talented mother, Tina. I've also used Martha Stewart punches and a cuttlebug snowflake.
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Friday 27 August 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Wedding Anniversary

I'm a bit late this week with this one but it's been a busy week one way and another.
Anyway I've used Simply Strolling ..... by debbeescds.
There are some really lovely, cute images on this CD.

Sunday 15 August 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Buttons & Bows

It's time for the CD Sunday Challenge again and this time the theme is buttons and bows. I've
been making this card while relaxing after a very long and busy day yesterday visiting the RHS Garden Wisley with some very dear crafting friends.

I've used one of Debbeescds called Can I Have One?. I had a lot of fun with this one looking through my mountainous button stash (well we've all got them lol) and it was great to have an opportunity to use some of them so thank you to the CD Sunday Challenge team for choosing the buttons and bows theme.

Friday 6 August 2010

Wednesday 4 August 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes!

This is my card for the CD Sunday Challenge this week. I decided to use an image from Birds, Bees, Bugs and Me! CD by
I've also used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom border and a small stamp from Carolines for the words.
Something exciting is happening over at CD Sunday Challenge. From September they are starting a monthly challenge (first Sunday of each month) which will be sponsored by a CD producer so keep your eyes peeled. There are some wonderful sponsors lined up with lovely goodies to be won. Only 5 weeks till blast off !

Sugar Nellie Challenge 40 – Do It Yourself!

I decided to use Sketch 37 for this card and have coloured the image using ProMarkers. I've softened the edges of the main image using chalks.

Sunday 1 August 2010

The Stamp Man Challenge # 2 - Take 2 Colours

I decided to go for lime green and blue for this one. The stamping was done using Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea ink pad and used stamps from Aspects of Design Butterfly Beauties. The glitter is Stickles Lime Green.

Saturday 31 July 2010

Saturday Evening

The card I've made tonight is for two challenges. Penny Black, Ready Steady Cook
I've used the Penny Black stamp Santa Claws coloured with ProMarkers and using flowersoft Polar White for the fur.
and for the Bah! Humbug! Challenge of paper tearing for the borders.