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