Friday, 31 July 2009

This week's challenge on Friday Sketchers is a sketch challenge from jeanette. here

I have used cosmo cricket papers, edged with gold ink, have added some faux stitching to the edges. The sentiment matches the papers used. The scalloped tag and circle were cut on the cricut, and I have added co-ordinated ribbon and used a flower punch to make flowers from scraps of paper and used small offcuts for inside. I have used a sugar nellie daisy stamp, coloured using copic markers and polychromos pencils. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

What's on your craftspace???

Ok, so yesterday I had a giggle at a blogging buddy who commented on the state of her craft desk! And, challenged with taking a picture of mine, I went for it and dug out my camera!! Believe it or not, this actually spreads to the computer chair to the right of the photo and to the computer desk and the floor too!! I am not that tidy!!! So, come on, show us your craft space!!!

Double Dutch Challenge

This week over on Double Dutch Challenge Blog the challenge, set by Janneke, is to make a gift card holder. I got a bit carried away and made two!! I have used DCWV christmas papers and a forever friends stamp on one and Dovecraft papers with a die cut scalloped tag and circle and sugar nellie stamp on the other! Thought this was fun one to do, and can see I will be making loads of these come christmas!!! Thanks for looking!

Sugar Bowl Challenge #16

This week over on the Sugar Bowl is a sketch by Marlene, to include some doodling. I have used Dovecraft papers mounted onto contrasting card, I have hidden one side of the ribbon underneath a handwritten sentiment and doodled the ribbon on that side. The scalloped tag and circle are cut on the cricut and I have coloured my sugar nellie stamp with polychromos pencils and sansador. Many thanks for looking, I would welcome your comments.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Christmas Memory Book

I have finally started my memory book, which is for a present to my DH's aunt for christmas. I have only done four pages so far, the papers are all from PM Nostalgia Blue kit which come with a matching scrapbook aswell. I thought I would try and stick with these papers if possible. I have used the following:-
'Children are poor man's riches' this was originally in a christmas card sent out to family, so have used the original folder as a background and highlighted it with some ink, a cricut scroll and faux button and faux frame.
'Parents' - here I have added some contrasting cricut letters with a chipboard accent and some stamping.
'Cheers' - I have matted the photo onto contrasting paper added some ribbon and some faux stitching, and have embossed the chipboard letters with contrasting ink
The last page, I have used some chipboard flowers, inked and embossed, added some ribbon and used a contrasting paper for the background, this one is still without a title and was taken from a sketch which I saw in a current mag! Hope you like my efforts!! I would welcome your comments as I make cards more often than I scrapbook!!

Xmas card Challenge

Well, hello again anybody who might cast there eye over this!! I haven't blogged or done any challenges in a while. Wedding Invites have kept me away (not for me but for somebody else!) The first one I have had a go at is here - this weeks challenge being to make a cute and square christmas card.

I have used Dovecraft papers which I have inked at the edges, co-ordinating card and have used one of my new Forever Friends stamps, coloured using polychromos pencils and sansador. I really enjoyed doing this one, so much in fact, that I made four all at once!!! But now, the craft space has become so tiny, I will have to tidy it all away before I start again!! Thanks for looking!!