Monday, 29 September 2008

Tilda goes 'Green' !!!!!!!

My entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is using papers from a fab digital download from Designer Digitals. They are from the Woodland range from Lynn Grieveson, with a wonderful rabbit theme in shades of blue and green. I also had tremendous fun with my new Pro Markers, which I used for the first time to colour Tilda. I am so impressed by the wonderful depth of colour and the ability to really control the placement of the colour, that I can really understand why Dawny (of Pink Piggy fame) raves about them so much – she is absolutely right. The buttons are computer generated, printed off and then sandwiched together in four thicknesses, and then glazed over – a really cheap way to produce buttons. My investment in Nestabilities came in handy again with the circles – I think I may have to invest in yet another set - hmmm.
I would love your comments as usual – thank you. xx

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

A Golden Bird in Boots!!!

Hi everyone. A bit of a rush job this week to complete the Papertake Challenge, due to the pressures of the 'day job', but I so wanted to complete this card and post it off to Steph as it is in aid of the Children in Need Charity, and for every card Steph receives she is going to donate 25p to the Charity along with the card. They are hoping to create a giant Pudsey Bear with all the cards donated. So if anyone is passing by and would like to help support the Charity, please check out the Papertake Weekly Challenge, link in my list of blogs. Thank you xx

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Delphinium Blue sexy underwear

I have made a card for this week's Saturday Sketch with papers from Pink Petticoat and the gorgeous sexy underwear image, also from PP's Lola's Boudoir. The image was coloured on the computer and then finished with glitter. The flowers are also prepared on the computer and then printed. I embossed them to give shape and finished with sequins and deep blue glitter.

I would love your comments as usual. xx

Monday, 15 September 2008

Sundae Shoes - Papertake Challenge

I had real fun making this card this evening. It gave me a chance to use one of my new stamps from Stampendous featuring Sundae shoes. The papers are all Pink Petticoat and are from their Big Bloomers set. I have finally figured out how to do the words in a circle using WordArt, the circle was cut out with a scalloped nestabilities set, and the centre with the large circle set. The sentiment was then embossed with the Cuttlebug pin dot. The ribbon for the bow was part of the new Raspberry Ribbons September collection which is absolutely gorgeous.
Would love your comments as usual - thank you xx

Monday, 8 September 2008

An autumn theme for Edwin (still on his pencil) !!!

Well another week has gone by, and I have to admit that my turnover of cards really is at an all time low, with an average of one per week!!!! I love the Papertake weekly challenge, and really store up my energy and creativity to produce my weekly entry. The papers I have used this week are from a free download from a wonderful blog site I have been following for some time, and were designed by Summer Driggs. She does some absolutely beautiful work, and produces everything for free. The autumn theme for this week's challenge lends itself beautifully to the papers from her Moments kit, and anyone interested in acquiring these, here is the link to her blogsite I tend to create most of my designs on the computer using the papers I download and there is a link in 'my favourite blogs' section to the freebie digital search engine. I tend to browse this every evening looking for bits and pieces which I store and then use to follow a particular design or theme for my cards.
A big thank you to everyone for the lovely comments you are leaving on my blogsite, it really does spur me on, so please let me know what you think of my entry this week xx
Update: Tuesday 9th September - I have now added the second card of Tilda alongside the original of Edwin. This shows the inside of the card which has a lovely tree losing its leaves - again another image from the freebie website.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Papertake Challenge - 'A Sweet Creation'

Well, after a whole week of not have a minute to make a card, I have had a fantastic afternoon creating my card for this week's entry into the Papertake Challenge. Katherina's sketch this week was a really interesting one, so I decided to use my new stamp which is Stampendous M162 Tiers or Treats. The papers are Pink Petticoat, using a mixture from different collections, but all with a Lilac base. I decorated the cakes with watercolours and then added tiny sequins for the cherries with a small amount of glitter. I would love your comments as usual please. xx