Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Posted by Smudgemakes at 11:29
Monday, 15 August 2011
Here is my entry for this week's sketch on Sweet Sketch Wednesday Blog which you can see here
I cut the images on my Slice die cut machine, using the Vintage findings card. I inked the edges and used paper, flowers and gems from stash.
I made this card for a friend to congratulate her on her new job, she is a newly qualified graphic designer and deserves every success. You can see her work here at Long Armed Cactus.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 13:45
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Here is my card for this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge, which you can see here .
I have used The Greeting Farm Miss Anya stamps, which I have coloured using copic markers, watercolour paints and distress ink (scattered straw). I have used 'Sweet Nothings' papers which were free with a craft magazine. Ribbons, flowers and brad from stash. Thanks for looking and I would welcome your comments.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 12:55
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Thought I would log on with a few pictures of what has been keeping me busy recently. I have been crocheting quite a bit!
The robin and the hanging christmas wreath decorations can be found on this wonderful blog and the crochet cushion is many large and small sunflower motifs, originally from Inside Crochet magazine. Hope you like my efforts, I still need to add some bling to the christmas wreaths, and the robin pattern was originally called
The Love Nest but I just did the robin and made him into a hanging decoration!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 09:00
Sunday, 26 June 2011
This is my card for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday #107 sketch. I have used Basic Grey 2 scoops paper, some silver card, Country Companions stamps, and coloured using copic markers. I have made this card for my sister-in-law and her husband who are about to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary! Thanks for looking and I would welcome your comments.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 02:21
Monday, 13 June 2011
Well, it has been a while since I last posted, as I have been in the grip of depression of late, so, have forced myself back into the craft room to try and find my mojo, and managed to make one card! Well, it is a start in the right direction anyway!
This is a sketch for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog, 105-44 , and a colour challenge for Basic Grey , the colours being Hot Pink, Lime and Brown/Kraft. I have used a 'Walter and Winnie' topper that came free with a craft magazine, and Basic Grey 'Sultry' papers, some rub ons, flowers and brad from stash. You Thank you for looking and I would welcome your comments.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 07:20
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Made for a challenge over on Docrafts forum. The challenge was to make a different card, so, I have made a side step card, using Laura Ashley papers, and a Country Companions stamped image, coloured wsith copic pens. Flowers and gems from stash.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 12:58
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
I have made this card as part of the Blog Candy Challenge over on the Forever Friends challenge blog There is a chance to win the lovely candy you can see on the right!
I have used the Forever Friends 'Black and Gold' range stamps, coloured with copic markers, and have cut out the image using a nestie shape, inked the edges and used some contrasting ribbon and flowers from stash. The paper is from a HOTP pack I found lurking in my drawer, I have also added some pearl stones from the black and gold range to the corners. I would welcome your comments. Thank you for looking.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 13:17
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Made for a challenge on the Docrafts forum. The challenge was to use a Country Companions image of any type, so I have used a stamped image, coloured with copic markers, and to make a shaped card and a handmade embellishment of some sort, I have made a 'faux' button covered in matching paper and added some peel offs and inked the edges of the paper for definition.
Thanks for looking and I would welcome your comments.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 13:30
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
This is the card I have made for the Friday Sketchers Challenge and for the Basic Grey Challenge , which this week is to use something recycled. I have used a circle punch to create a faux button form a kitchen roll centre, which I have inked and embossed. The Tilda stamped image was donated by Hazey J (Thank you!) and I have coloured her using copic pens. I have used Basic Grey 'Euphoria' papers, with ribbons, flowers and trims from stash.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 13:18
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Made for 2 challenges on Docrafts forum. One was a sketch challenge, the other was a floral challenge, to include Pink, White and Black, some embossing and flowers, either hand made or ohterwise! My flowers is made from nestie shapes and a brad, contrasting papers, some butterflies made from peel offs and card bits, some embossed white card, and I have added some blink and a stamped sentiment! Thanks for looking and I would welcome your comments!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 13:59
Sunday, 13 March 2011
This month, the challenge over on the Forever Friends challenge blog is to use no design papers! I have combined this card with sketch #145 over on Friday Sketchers
To make the card, without design papers, I have used co-ordinating cardstock pieces, inked the edges and stamped the corners, to the front, I have inked an embossing folder and embossed with the Cuttlebug, I have used a Martha Stewart punch for the cardstock strip across the front and have used papermania roses and flowers, and a punched leaves to go round stamped image. I have used copic pens to colour in my image. Some Stickles added to flowers for a bit of bling! Thanks for looking and I welcome your comments!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 05:06
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
I have added this latest easel card to enter for the Lili of the Valley challenge #86 Bev's Sketch and also the Polkadoodles 'Flower Power' Challenge - to make at least 3 handmade flowers.
I have used some Kay & Co papers, and have created the flowers by scrunching up nestie cut shapes and then inking for effect. I have used a LOTV stamp in front of a Polka Doodles stamp, coloured with copic pens. Adhesive ribbon and brads from stash.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 14:19
Thursday, 3 March 2011
I have made this card for the challenge over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday - which is Arlana's sketch. I have used a freebie kit of the new 'Pampered Pets' range, which came free with the the latest issue of Creativity magazine. I have to say, I normally prefer to stamp my images, as I enjoy stamping, and am not normally a fan of die cuts like this, but am quite pleased with how it turned out. I have stuck to the elements which were in the kit, and not added anything else. Many thanks for looking.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 11:43
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
I have made this card for the Sugar Bowl challenge , which was a sketch with a theme 'clean and simple' I have added nothing more than some embossed paper and embossed vellum to match and have rotated the sketch and added three bears from the Cotton Rabbit stamp collection. I have coloured the bears using copic pens and handcut them out to mount onto card.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 03:32
This card has been made for the Basic Grey Sketch Challenge #38 and I am also entering it into the Whiff of Joy Challenge #99 'Buttons and Blooms'
I have used Basic Grey 'Euphoria' papers and added flowers, buttons and ric-rac in similair colours. Many thanks for looking.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 03:16
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Another post today, I feel like I am on a roll! It may be the excitement of having a day off! Anyway, I have made this card for the Forever Friends sketch challenge sponsored by Stitchy Bears this week. I have also entered this card for 2 challenges on the Docrafts forum, where the briefs were 'K' for khaki and key lime pie colours, and to overload your card with lots of embellishments etc! I have added ribbon, flat flowers, roses, punched leaves, a transfer, inked edges and lots of bling stones, and have used stones and shaped scissors to decorate inside. Thanks for looking!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 04:25
Happy March everybody! I am enjoying a couple of days off starting today, and have started my day by making some cards for some challenge on Blogger and on Docrafts forum.
This card is entered into the following:-
Totally Tilda Challenge #17 - Fruity Tilda
Just Magnolia Week 95 Mina's Sketch
and for the Three Tildas Challenge on the Docrafts forum.
Totally Tilda required you to use some fruit on your card, I have stamped 2 little strawberries, which are coloured with marvy markers and I have used some stickles to enhance them! I have used Magnolia stamps for the bench and for Tilda sitting down, with aquatone background and a stamped sentiment, and have added glitter to the edge of the nestie shape.
The three tildas challenge was to use three stamped images, so I have used Tilda,, Bench, and the strawberries, although, technically, there are four if you include the sentiment!! Thanks for looking and I would welcome your comments!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 03:40
Sunday, 27 February 2011
This weeks challenge on Lily of the Valley was to inlcude 'circles'. I have inked up my bear and flower with versafine, and coloured with copic markers. I have also added some stickles in varying colours. My circles are scalloped from nesties, using Laura Ashley papers and contrasting card. I have added a circular sentiment too, and a ribbon and charm, and a paper rose to finish with some part-circular bling circles to the corners. I have also decorated the inside with another nestie!
Unfortunately, I only have the one LOTV stamp, so I hope to get some more - what better excuse to go shopping??!!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 11:16
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Here is another easel card I have made for my latest entry to the following:-
Polka Doodles Challenge
Friday Sketchers Challenge #143
As well as the sketch on Friday Sketchers, the Polka Doodles challenge asked for you to use a stamp from your stash box, well, this little stamp is a 'Stamp Doodles' stamp from Polka Doodles, which I got free with a craft magazine, and am enjoying using just now as it is a bit quirky! I have coloured it using copic pens and added a bit of bling with some glitter! Polka Doodles also asked for you to use 2 ribbons and a charm, which I have added to the central cross panel. I have teamed the stamped image with some Laura Ashley papers from my stash and a contrasting embossed pearlescent card. Thanks for looking and I welcome your comments.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
Card made to a sketch recipe over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday (23/2/11) . I have used a Polka Doodles stamp, and freebie Wild Rose Studion papers from a craft magazine! I have also embossed some pearlescent card for effect! I am so stuck in a rut making square cards that I made an easel card for a change! I would welcome your comments, and thank yoyu for looking!
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Made for a challenge over on Docrafts forum. I have used one of my Gorjuss Girl stamps, and have coloured her using polychromos pencils and copic pens. The backing paper is from my stash, lurking at the back of a drawer and unused for too long! I have added a butterfly charm and some flowers and brads from stash.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 14:05
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Spurred on my exciting news of my blog award, I have decided to do another post today! I have added an image of a Forever Friends card done for a challenge over on the Forever Friends challenge blog, the theme being "stars" - I coloured the image using polychromos pencils and sansador. I have also added some glitter and ribbon from stash!
The other card is a freebie stamp from Polka Doodles, coloured with polychromos pencils again, and I have used Basic Grey papers, and a ribbon from stash, this is for a challenge over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday #89
I received this award today from the lovely Karen here!
It is my first ever blog award so thank you Karen, I am really grateful!
This award, is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and in accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions:
1. You have been tagged, do you want to accept? - Yes, thanks again!
2. Then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo. Done, ta
3. Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. I accept!
4. Choose 3-5 of your favorite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.
As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody who already has a ton of followers.... Here is a list of my chosen three:-
1. http://kissoffgirl.blogspot.com/ - for all her gorgeous cards
2. http://nispapercraftingplace.blogspot.com/ - for the beginning of her blog journey!
3. http://catherineshandmadecards.blogspot.com/ - for her lovely creations
Pop on over and visit these blogs to see what they have received this award for and don't forget Karen's blog at the top, who I thank once more for giving me the bog award in the first place!!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 12:22
Thursday, 17 February 2011
This weeks challenge over on A Spoon full of Sugar is to make anything but... a card! I have made a gift card holder! I have used a Whiff of Joy stamp, coloured with copics and pro markers, and have used some cosmo cricket paper to decorate, along with a nestie cut image, with flower and brad from stash.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 12:28
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
2 more challenge cards from challenges on the Docrafts forum. I have used the free 'Pampered pets' stamp for one with the challenge being ABC with 'J' for jet black and jasmine yellow.
For the Tilda card, the challenge was to use pastel colours and and a different shaped card! I was inspired by a 'cream shell' cake!! The two top sections press down to put into an envelope and pop up again when removed!!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 12:42
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
Here is my challenge card for the Samuel Taylor's Crafts challenge to win some copic pens, you can take a look and comment for your chance to win Here!
I used a Forever Friends stamp, PM Cupcakes stamps, all coloured with copic pens. and mounted onto a step card with contrasting papers, ribbons and flowers from stash.
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Thursday, 13 January 2011
some more challenge cards from the docrafts forum! The cupcake card was a sketch challenge. I have used PM 'Honey & Hugs' papers, and PM cupcake stamps. The christmas card challenge is to make a card per week, so these are for weeks one and two! Funky Hand papers free from a craft magazine, and die cut snowflakes. I have used a die cut reindeer on one and a Forever Friends embossed transfer on the other. Thanks for looking and I welcome your comments!
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Well, this is what I was doing with my time when my mojo upped and went for cards last summer!
I made this cardigan having not knitted in years, or done any cabling for that matter! When it was complete, however, I found that it was a little on the tight side, so, I emailed here and the lovely Aneeta gave me a hint of what I could do about it, and it worked a treat! This isn't a great photo, but, she did make me knitter of the month in september so you can see a pic on her website! I am now enjoying getting into crochet thanks to the wonderful blog I am following at Attic 24 with the lovely Lucy! Her blog is amazing, and her life is so filled with colour, it is inspiring! Take a peek! the picture shows my attempt at a crochet bag which is on Lucy's blog, - it is a work in progress!!
Friday, 7 January 2011
this card was done for a challenge over on the Docrafts forum. I have used stamps and an embossing folder which came free with Creativity magazine and have used watercolour pencils for the cupcakes, and copic pens for the Tilda. Thanks for looking and I would welcome your comments!
Sunday, 2 January 2011
this is my first challenge card of 2011! I have been a bit mojoless of late in the craft room, so I am attempting to get back in there, as well as all the other projects I have on the go!
The challenge was to use one FF image, 2 backing papers, at least one flower and one sentiment. I used Funky Hand Winter collection papers, which were free with a craft magazine. The FF stamp is watercoloured and glitter painted by hand, I have added a stamped sentiment and some flowers and a ribbon and brad from stash. Thanks for looking.