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Monday, February 27, 2012

Lace and Butterflies

Today's card was made for a swap in a Yahoo group that I belong to.
I used a piece of lace from my stash, threaded with a ribbon. The diecut is from Go Create, (used my cuttlebug) and the pansies are layered to give dimension. The birthday stamp is from Penny Black.
 I am entering the following challenges
Going Buggy   - lace and butterflies
The Cuttlebug spot  - Spring  (flowers)
Crafts and Me  - Shades of Spring
Pan Pastels  - use a ribbon

Thanks for looking

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Colouring challenge

This month Letraset have a colouring challenge, and this is my entry. You will recognise that it is the same owl as my previous post

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The wise old owl

I have coloured this doodleowl very simply, with Marvy pens and Copics, and painted his heart with Polymark paint.
I stamped the background in 2 colours using a SU stamp and smudged the edges. Also distressed the edges of the layers and the wording tag which I printed on the computer. I would like to enter the following challenges



Crafts and Me    for distressed
One Stop Craft Challenge    For Make your own background
Southern Girls   So distressed
Craft room   orange, brown and cream
Pan Pastels   animals

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hugs and Kisses

Today's card follows the sketch at 'the house that stamps built'
I have rotated it, as I like making horizontal cards. I have glued on 3 rows of lace, stamped 3 hearts top left(unknown stamp), trimmed with pearls. The Penny Black stickeroo was stuck onto card, and then raised with mounting tape. The Hugs and kisses stamp is by Hero Arts
I am also entering the challenge at Penny Black Saturday  to use pearls and lace

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts - love - romance!

The template for this lovely romantic card  came from Cardmaking Paradise (see link on my sidebar)
It is a triple heart easel card, and I have edged the cream layers with Distress Ink Antique Linen, and the apricot hearts, which have been embossed in my cuttlebug, with Dried Marigold. I can't remember where I got the pretty roses from, but they suited the project beautifully. Finished of with an organza ribbon bow and a little heart bead which has 'love' on it. I am entering the following challenges.
Pan Pastels    for love and romance
One Stop Craft   hearts and flowers with ribbon
Make My Monday   hearts and flowers
The Stampman  texture
Creative Inspiration    hearts
                                                                                   Paper and Such  hearts and love

Thanks for looking and I hope you have had a lovely Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kitty Kat

This is the first time I have inked up this stamp that I bought recently (it is a slightly used one) -Kitty Moon from Rubber Stampede.
I stamped it once on white paper, once on yellow paper, and once on pale blue card. I then paper pieced it, and coloured kitty with watercolour pencils. Then added some KindyGlitz to add some sparkle to the stars, and around the scalloped edge. I am entering the following challenges -
Crafts and Me   - use new image
Craftroom   - cute and cuddly
Scrapbook Sisters    - anything goes
If the Shoe Fits   - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fabulous blog

Liva's Crafts
has this wonderful blog candy up for grabs.
Do go and check it out

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today's card is a very CAS style!
I have used my Hero Arts "Delicate Rose Stems' stamp, which was one of the first ones I bought.
I have added a Grommet Tag from Spellbinders, which is finished with 2 rhinestones, and a birthday peel off. all edges are distressed with a yellow ink pad.
I am entering the following challenges
Pan Pastels   for Happy Birthday
Paper Sundaes  for CAS
The Crafty Pad  for Spring Colours
Sunday's with Chrissy  for Happy Birthday

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

'Plain Sailing'

Today's card was using the 'case it' sample at
Penny Black Saturday challenge
I have chosen to use a stickeroo from the Vintage Sailing Set. It is layered onto cream card, and then stuck on with mounting tape to the background. I have used ric-rac to cover the colour join, and also inked the edges of the sentiment with red ink.
I would also like to enter at Cards For Men for 'Seeing Red'
and Here Come the Boys 
for favourite song - Sailing, Rod Stewart

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shades of Blue

I have been experimenting with using stickers. This one is a Penny Black Stickeroo. The background papers are embossed on my Cuttlebug. I have used the sketch from
 http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/category/sketch-challenges/
I can also enter
 http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.co.nz     for Anything Goes/
 http://ditzy-craftymesschallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/     for Anything Goes
http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.co.nz/      for Anything Goes