Thursday, 30 October 2008

A Celebration in Blue

My entry for this week's Cute Card Thursday is made up from a decoupage kit from Jolly Nation. Unfortunately the lighting does now show the layers in the card, which are five deep in some parts. A really simple card in design, but really quite fiddly cutting all the layers. The champagne tag is from the same kit, and the ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis. Hope you like it xx

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

A mixed up Angel!!!

Well I know this is a strange title for my entry to this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge, but the simple truth is that I loved the sketch from last week's challenge, but did not have the time to enter it. I had however got together some gorgeous papers which I had downloaded and coloured one of my favourite WOJ stamps, and with this week's burgundy and green challenge -I hoped I could combine the two. Yes I know there is quite a lot of raspberrry pink in there, but the papers have the most gorgeous burgundy and green shades in them and I did add the burgundy and green ribbon to the flowers, so I hope I just make it through!!!!
The angel image has been paper pieced in Photoshop, so she is wearing a check shirt and flower printed pants. The paper is a download from Designer Digitals, designed by Lynn Grieveson and is called Bellisimo.
Hope you like it xxx

Monday, 27 October 2008

Autumn Tilda sporting a Spotty Dress!!!!

For the Papertake Challenge this week, the great sketch from DawnyP gave me an opportunity to put together a card from the autumn themed papers I had downloaded a week or so ago and was looking for an opportunity to use them. The papers are from Designs by Krista - Candy Apple kit I used some of the papers in the card, but also reduced the size of others in Photoshop to create the hat, shoes, dress, basket and the Magnolia triple heart stamp. The ribbon is from a set by Cosmo Cricket, Mr. Campy range.
Hope you like it – I would love your feedback. xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Halloween ‘Couture’ Tote Bag

I was burning the ‘midnight oil’ last night to complete my entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge as I have a manic week ahead at work. I have also entered the little bag into A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge. The theme this week was for a Halloween item. I am not mad keen on Halloween colours, so I decided it would have to be a ‘little Designer bag’ in softer shades, full of sweets to fill the brief. I enlarged a bag template I had to accommodate the lovely Halloween Tilda image and to get in all of the little extras I wanted to add. Tilda was coloured with Pro Markers and I used glossy accents on the hanging cat emblem and the buttons to give them a lift. I used Eye Candy 5 Impact plug- in for Photoshop to create a glass and bevel effect on these – I could play with this for ever – I keep thinking of all the buttons I can create, there will be no stopping me now!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

A Thank you card for Sugar Nellie

I was absolutely blown away by the fact that I have been chosen as one of the Guest Designers for Sugar Nellie and just cannot wait to get creating with their new stamps, some of which have been sneak previewed on their blog site - so take a peek, they are gorgeous. Anyway I thought what better way to thank them was to create a card combined with the great sketch from Katharina this week for the Papertake Challenge with one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps, Winter Nellie.

The papers I have used for the card this week are from the Shabby Treasures kit from Designs by Krista - I just love her kits and you will find a link to her blogsite in my list of favourite blogs.

I coloured Winter Nellie with Pro Markers, and was really impressed with the fact that you can still create lovely pastel colours with these type of pens, which I must be honest I thought only could be achieved with watercolours.

I would love your feedback as usual. xxxx

Friday, 10 October 2008

3D Bashful Edwin with free papers

I have never entered the Cute Card Thursday challenge before, but when I checked out the theme for this week which was buttons and ribbons, and the lovely work of the design team, it inspired me to create a 3D effect card with one of my favourite images of Edwin as the central image. I have used the wonderful papers from Summer Driggs, from her Energy kit, and these are all free downloads, so well worth a visit. The elements were layered and cut to build up the picture. The button was made using 4 thicknesses of card and then glazed.
I would love your comments as usual xx

Monday, 6 October 2008

A Double Celebration

Well by luck this week the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is my favourite challenge gave the option of a 1st celebration card, whether it be birthday, anniversary, christmas etc, or a card with no stamping. Well last week I made a card for my dog Charlie's 1st birthday, but I did not put this on my blog as I though people would think I am 'nuts' making a card for my dog!!!! Well I am really, but no reason to share that information - but in any event I thought that I might as well show the card that I had made as it fitted the brief. However, I felt that I should make an effort also to make a card for the Challenge, so this evening I made a 1st Anniversary card, specially dedicated to the Papertake Weekly Challenge. The papers used for Charlie's card are PP and the number 1 is from their Big Bloomers set. The stamped image is from Penny Black. The little balloon is from a Jolees collection and the ribbons were from Ribbon Oasis.
The 1st anniversary card was very simple to make, thanks to the lovely download pack of papers called Tweet by Jennifer M. Trippetti, The pack also includes additional birds on branches, some gorgeous papers, birdhouses, etc. The hanging No. 1 is from an alpha set within the September Berry Sweet Collaboration set of papers and embellishments, available from I layered the birdhouses and the No. 1 but unfortunately the poor lighting when I took the photo this evening does not really show the depth in the card. The curved words were done in Photoshop and layered onto the papers which were built up into the image also in Photoshop - all I had to do then was print the card and layer the embellishments and voila - quick and simple.

Would love your comments as usual. xxxx