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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Papertake Weekly - Sketch

The Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is to follow a sketch. I used a Craft UK large square card blank. The navy blue and navy blue and gold corrugated card is by Create and Craft I think, I've had it in my stash for ever and can't really remember. The blue flowered paper is from a Victoria and Albert paper pack. The House Mouse image is from Joanna Sheen. I used a square of card, painted a blue colour wash on it, and then stamped the image in Memento ink before colouring with Promarkers. The flowers are from WOC and I generated the sentiment on the computer.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Another sketch

I've made a second card today so I'm back on a roll. This is to enter the Willow Sketchie Challenge and follows the sketch provided.
 I used a 7 inch square card that I made with Papermill card. I've used two different backing papers but it's from my stash that I've had for ages so can't remember where I bought it, sorry. I can't remember where I got the free digi either, my apologies to the artist! I coloured the elephants with Promarkers. The pink card is also from Papermill, the pearls are from Kanban and the (image) doh! I meant sentiment was generated on the computer.

Simon Says Challenge

Today I've eventually made my Simon Says Stamp Challenge card. I had a long rest last week and have only just got back into making a card a day. Their challenge was to follow Dawny P's sketch.

I used a Craft UK small square card blank. The backing papers are from two separate packs but I don't know where I bought them as I've had them for ages. The bouquet of flowers is from Joanna Sheen's range of Favourite Flowers stamps. I stamped it with Memento ink and then coloured it with Promarkers, cut it with a Spellbinders nestie and distressed it with Distress Ink mustard seed. The Thanks tag was generated on the computer and distressed as before. Three small yellow gems from WOC are bottom right.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Tags, Tags, Tags

.......is the theme for the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week. I've used a large scalloped square card blank from Craft UK. The pink Mirri board is from Joanna Sheen and the backing paper is from I know not where! The tortoise digi image is another one I won in  the 2 cute rubber stamps challenge and is by Heidi Schwoerer. I coloured him in with my Promarkers and cut him with an oval Spellbinders nestie and backed him with the scalloped nestie. The pink leaves, top right, are cut and embossed with a Marianne die. The baker's twine and flowers are from WOC. The tag is from a pack I bought from a TV channel many years ago but I don't know which channel!

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sunday again


It must be time for the CD Sunday challenge, and it has for the theme this week 'Just Because'. I used a Craft UK large square card blank. The gold Miiri board is from Joanna Sheen. I used the CD by MCS, Click, Print and Go - In Your Element. The raffia is from Hobbycraft and I've used a Create and Craft wooden heart to echo the heart on the image. I stamped a patch of script from a large Daisy stamp, with Memento ink, on to the heart and it worked quite well. I tried drawing the berries on it but the ink ran so I had to punch some red circles out of paper and stick them on, but the green drawn stems were OK. 

You've got two photos this week because I had a heck of a job taking this card. First of all you would have seen the whole front of my checked blouse and my chin reflected in the Mirri board! The next one was my hands and the camera reflected so that's when I went to ask for advice from Eric. He took the second image above which is a good one but the gold Mirri board looks like plain beige card. I decided to take another photo with the card standing up and it's better than the others I took but you can see the top of my head at the top of the card. Hey ho, it will have to do.

#77 - Halloween/Autumn

This is week four of the Pretty in Print contest at Stitchybear.


The sponsors this week are http://www.michellesscrap.com/


I decided to follow the Autumn theme of this challenge and here is my card.


I used a large square Craft UK card blank. The bronze Mirri card is from Joanna Sheen. The backing paper is from the paperpack by Panda Bear Designs and the Fall Frame is by Stitchybear - both at Stitchybear Digital Stamps online store.  I coloured the frame with Promarkers and cut it out and left the aperture in the middle. I Googled some autumn copyright free sayings and printed one on Papermill pearlescent paper to go in the centre of the frame. I used my Spellbinders leaf dies to cut various leaves in varying autumn colours and added these to the bottom and sides of the card.

My top tip is: if you use a CD printed image and smudge the ink you can use Sticky Stuff Remover on a cotton bud to clean it. Just touch the ink very gently and it will lift off.

I'm entering it in to the following challenges:

Pollycraft - Autumn Colours
2 Cute Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Elephantastic - Add Some Layers