Thursday, December 18, 2008
Afternoon Ladies, this will be my last post of the year as we are heading back to England tomorrow for the Christmas holidays, so I hope everyone has a great christmas and new year. My final card is for a friend of mine that has just moved into a new house and Cute Card Thursday Challenge 41 is an open theme so that fits nicely! I have used yellow and pink card, the WOJ image is coloured with water colour pencils, the papers are from the K & Co sparkly sweet range and I finished off with two flowers and four small jewels.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This is the final tag I have made for my sister. I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge 29 and I have used red and green card, the paper was a free download from printable heaven, the penny black image is water coloured with my whispers pens, the snowflake is punched from gold mirrored card, I made the calendar on excel and I finished off with three small jewels. I distressed the edges of each element with my scissors and inked them with gold. This is the first time I have tried this distressing technique and I somehow managed to take gouges out of the sponge on my ink pad when inking!!! Do you ink first then distress??? Any advice on this would be appreciated!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This is another tag for my sister, she saw the black and white one I did for the penny black challenge a few weeks ago and wanted a couple with the same colour scheme, so this is what I came up with! I followed the sketch from Secret Crafter Challenge 11 and I used pearly white, black and metallic silver card, black and white paper from my stash, the penny black image is water coloured using my whispers pens, the sentiment was done on my computer using the font tempus sans itc and I finished off with a punched snowflake and three small heart shaped jewels.
Monday, December 15, 2008
My sister asked me to make some tags for her and this is one of them that I came up with. I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge 32 and this is also for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 40 that has a theme this week of using punches. I used red and green card, the paper is a free download from do crafts, the penny black image is coloured with water colour pencils, the snowflake is punched from gold mirrored card and I did the sentiment on my computer using the font tempus sans itc. I also used my gold ink pad to ink the edges of all the elements, but it doesn't show up too well in the picture.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Whiff of Joy Challenge 12 is to make a contemporary christmas card. I have used pearly white, pearly blue and metallic silver card, papers from the dovecraft contemporary christmas range, the gorgeous WOJ image is Willow with Lantern and I coloured it using watercoloured pencils. I have added a small blue jewel to the centre of the snowflake and finished off with three small jewels down the side. Oh and I almost forgot.... the sentiment was done on my computer using the font tempus sans itc.
I also decorated the inside to add a nice final touch. This card is for a friend who asked me to make one for him to give to his wife, so I hope its ok! I always faff around loads when I'm asked to make a card for someone specific, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I must say a big thank you to Natalie and Lynsey for their blog candy winnings, both of which I used for this card.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Cupcake Challenge 17 is a fabulous sketch by Lauren. I have used white, blue, metallic silver and metallic blue card, papers from the dovecraft winter wonderland range and I received the santa image in some candy from Natalie. I punched some snowflakes from the silver and blue metallic card and I finished off with three small jewels. I only have two more christmas cards to do thank God, but I need to make a few tags.... better get my skates on!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Another break from christmas crafting today. It a friend's birthday in between christmas and new year so I've made this card in plenty of time. It is also for quite a few challenges as time is getting the better of me and we are off to England at the end of next week...Yippee! I have followed sketch 28 from Sketch Saturday and the theme for both Kaboodle Challenge 15 and Secret Crafter Challenge 10 is embossing so I have used a cuttlebug embossed strip for the border in the middle of the card. The heart on her bracelet and the one in the top left corner of the card fit the theme for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 39 and my scalloped edge on the middle border fits the theme of scallops for Dutch Dare Challenge 26....Pheww!
I have used white, blue and silver metallic card, the papers are from K & Co Sparkly Sweet, I coloured the Penny Black image with my whispers pens and I have finished off with two small flowers and two little jewels in the centre. I didn't add a sentiment as I thought it would crowd the card a little and the papers are just too pretty to cover up. The papers and the flowers are from a recent candy win that were sent to me by Lynsey, she has a fantastic blog so check it out if you have time.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Afternoon ladies, challenge 28 on a Spoon Full of Sugar was to make a thank you card, which was perfect timing as I needed to make one! I also followed the fabulous sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday challenge. I used pink and cream card and the papers are from the Laura Ashley range that I received in some candy winnings a while ago from Sally. I coloured the Sarah Kay image with watercolour pencils and I did the sentiment on my computer using the font pristina (yes! I've tried a new one!!!). Finally I finished of with three flat back pearls. I decorated the inside with cream card and the papers I used for the front.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The theme for Tag You're It Week 35 is snow. I am rapidly running out of stamped images that are small enough to fit on a tag, so I just went down the very simple designer paper route this week. I have used white and blue card, the paper is from the dovecraft contemporary christmas range, the punched snowflakes and the snow on the paper are decorated with icicle stickles, the sentiment was done on my computer using the font tempus sans itc and I have finished off with some pale blue ribbon.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The very generous Katharina is giving away a WOJ stamp each day on the run up to christmas. Each day a new window will open with a surprise gift for one lucky visitor, the new window will be posted at 00.01 GMT everyday and the winner of the previous days gift will be posted at the same time. Take a look at Katharina's blog to be in with a chance to win. x