Sunday, 27 September 2009

Forum Fun

Back in February I joined a forum called Crafts by Carolyn. I was looking for a way to improve on my crafting skills, find new inspiration and to be able to ask for crafting advice when I need it. I was lucky I found all of this and more. Everyone is very supportive and we have a good laugh. There are challenges and competitions, a review section and a place where you can just go and chat.

The forum covers a wide range of hand crafts including ATC, sewing, jewelery making and beading. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone their for their help with my projects over the past eight months as we look forward to the forum growing.

This first card was made for challenge recipe challenge 104

This card inspired me to make the next one

If you would like to take a look at CBC for your self.... click HERE

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Dotty 'bout yellow

I love striking colours on a card so I was really happy to make this one for the Cute card Thursday challenge, which was to use the colours "Black and Yellow". Paperplay Challenge asked us to make something spotty and the rest was easy.

The yellow that I used is actually really vibrant and the charm says "Made with love". I'm into manga stamps at the moment so they will be showing up for a while yet on my cards I think.

Got an idea for another card, so bye for now.


Lemon Sugar

I haven't posted for a couple of weeks due to real life commitments, but it's really good to be crafting again.

The sketch for this card came from this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge. The colour scheme came from this weeks PBSC challenge which was to use Chocolate, lemon and pink. I chose an animal in response to the SCSC challenge called Animal Antics. I set myself the additional challenge of not using any patterned paper, but I couldn't resist doing a bit of embossing.

Now that I am in the swing of crafting again, I'm off to make some more cards. Have a good weekend.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Pink Ice

Stamp something asked us to make something using our favourite stamp and either die cuts or punches. They asked us on Friday and I only just came to a decision about which stamp to use. In the end I opted for one of my new manga style digi stamps.

I have used two different shaped nesties on this one. and all of them have been edges with sakura stardust pens for a glittery effect. Her wings have also been done with the same pens using an aqua brush for a touch of translucence.

I hope that no one does a challenge asking me to use my favourite nestie or I really will be stuck!!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Swirly Goth

This card was created using the sketch from Friday Sketchers. I have rotated the sketch to accommodate the nesties that I wanted to use.

This is the second card that I have made this week using my Sugar Nellie stamp. For some reason she keeps making me think Goth.

I' loving my cuttlebug embossing folders at the moment, especially since I learned how to ink them so that the embossing shows up more. I'm loving the brushed metal effect that I am getting with the metallic inks, so you will probably see a few more from me like it for a while.

I like the challenge sketch that I used for this one because of its simplicity. There is just so much that you can do with it.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Heart of Xmas

This is my entry for this weeks PBSC. This weeks challenge is called "Hearts Desire" We had to use a heart somewhere in our design as well as a Penny Black image or sentiment.
I have used three different shaped nesties on this one. There are two making the pocket (you can fit a gift card in there) and the third nestie die cut was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and then brushed with lavender pearlescnt ink.
The Snowflake brads are from Dovecraft and the papers are from DCWV. I bought the snowflake charm on eBay and there are clear gems for an added bit of glitter. Speaking of glitter.... the pocket is edged with a pink Sakura stardust pen and I have used an aqua pen with the same stardust pen to colour the heart.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Purple Sugar

I bought my first Sugar Nellie stamp - Just a Girl - (this one) a couple of months ago and this is the first time that I have used it. Today I found out that there is a challenge for Sugar Nellie stamps (The Sugar Bowl) so I just had to get her out of the drawer.

My favourite colours to work with are purple and black and she just needed a goth look to go with. I love manga style stamps and art so the choice of colours was easy.

We were given a sketch to follow and we had to use buttons. I've used purple star shaped buttons and tied them on with 3mm black ribbon. The background paper is a rich distressed looking purple, but it doesn't show too well in this picture. (My birthdays is coming up, so I am treating myself to a new camera).

The Sugar Bowl are offering 8 Christmas Mange stamps as a prize to the lucky winner.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Christmas Candy

Tales from Pollycraft are bringing out some gorgeous new clear stamps (which wont be available till the end of the month) and they are giving them away FREE in the form of Christmas Candy.
There are 2 full sets to be won and 3 runner up prizes of £5 to spend in their shop.

I have quite a few of their digi stamps, my favourite being the Cherry Kisses range, so it's great to see the new stuff before it goes on the shelf so to speak. To be in with a chance of getting your hands on these goodies, click on either of the pictures on on the link near the top of this post.
Good luck all of you

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