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Showing posts from September, 2008
Wow I hadn't realised how long it's been since I last blogged! I got 3 new things to upload today! Ok the first is my card for the Elzybells Sketch Challenge #3, which looks like this: And my card looks like this: I got my new Elzybell Christmas stamps a couple of weeks ago but have resisted making any Christmas cards until today. I still think it's too early for Christmas especially as Hallowe'en hasn't been yet. The photo is a little on the dark side but that's so you can see the embossing on the glitter card which doesn't show up otherwise. I used Liquid Applique for the snow, heating it up and then patting it down so it wasn't so bumpy. I didn't want to do the snowman with it as well as I thought it would be just a bit too much. Recipe : Stamps - cold nose, warm heart set from Elzybells Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, white and blue cs from LSS, DP from Dovecraft's Tis The Season collection, white glitter card

Elzybells Sketches 1 and 2

Elizabeth has just started to do sketch challenges every fortnight on the Elzybells blog . Sketch challenge #1 looks like this: and my card looks like this: I just got this set the other day so had to break it out of the package and ink it straight up for this challenge. Now I know stars are not normally pink but I found this cute paper in my freebies stash (gotta get it down somehow!!) and went with that colour scheme. I used a mixture of Copic Ciaos and Twinkling H20s to colour her in, just to add a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is in the Stardust and Moonbeams set - I just bent it round so it would stamp in the circle. I love how you can do this with clear stamps! I'm not sure about the darker blue panel though. I didn't have a blue that matched the paper (should have checked that before I used it huh?!). I had every other shade possible but this one! Even Stampin Up colours were a little too pale or bright or just not right! Recipe Stamps - Stardust and M

Mojos 50 and 51

I completely forgot to post my Mojo card for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge last week and only just got around to doing this week's. Work's been manic the first week back and today was the only chance I've had all week to do anything fun!! Anyways... this was the sketch challenge for Mojo 50: and this is my card: I got this cute little angel from Butterfly Kisses at the Simply Yours Craft Show at the end of August. It's actually a back and front stamp set in which you get the front and the back of the main character. This is so you can make suspension type cards with them. I got a snowman set for my Christmas cards too, but that's staying in the box for a while yet. I still think it's too early for me to start making my Christmas cards. Their website is not yet up and running but I keep checking just in case. I love these sets and have to have more!! I stamped my little angel twice and cut her wings from the second layer before mounting her on

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 32

Taylor's cupcake sketch challenge this week was cute and I finally had some time to do a bit of card making after being back at work and shattered all week. This is the sketch for challenge #32: and this is my card based on it: I found this paper in my stash of freebies (usually papers I get from card magazines) so based my colours on that. I got this Ollie and Olivia stamp the other day after a snap decision that I wanted some Stampendous stamps (I ordered one of each of Fluffles, Changito, Ollie and the Chick stamps!) I coloured the image in with my Copic Ciaos and added some tiny Primas to the branch to add a bit of pink to it. I was going to use the whole of the Happy Bird Day stamp but the Bird day bit was just too big for a semi circle so I just used the day part instead. Recipe Stamps - Ollie and Olivia from Stampendous, Happy Bird Day from High Hopes Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, pink, blue and white cs from local craft store, DP