Another great sketch this week over on Sketch Saturday. I've kept this card quite simple as it's for a man, always hard to make aren't they..... lol, The text if from a set of stamps I bought in Florida last year.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Sunday, 25 January 2009
I've been tagged by Sharon from Fairy Dust Bag I now have to tag some lucky people.
A reminder of the rules.Rules are as follows:The instructions are to go to where you keep your photo's on your PC, choose the 6th folder, then the 6th picture.....post on your blog and explain.
Bev, because her cards are just amazing and so inspirational.
Indigo Inklings brilliant for tips and techniques.
Calv because his blog is guaranteed to make you smile, nice work too.
Joanne if you like to make paper flowers, take a look here.
Emma, makes lovely cards and also has a nice crafty online shop.
This is my pic...... now I know you're thinking, why has she took a picture like that...... lol. Well I took it last year on our holidays in Florida. We had a lovely lake at the back of our villa and the grasses attracted some lovely dragon flies. I tried to take a pic of one and just as the camera clicked it decided to move to the next grass stem. I did manage to catch it in this pic, but only just, can you see it?.......... it is there, honest....... lol.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
This is my card for this weeks Willow Sketchie challenge over on Craftbubble. We had to create our own background, using any medium we wanted, on a gate fold card. I used versamark watermark ink, which is the same as embossing ink. I stamped all over the card then, using a soft broad paintbrush, brushed mica powder all over the card. The powder sticks to the ink and the images appear like magic. I love this technique and it's so easy to do. I heat embossed the image and sentiment.
Friday, 23 January 2009
This weeks challenge over on Fairy Dust Bag, is 'back to basics' and to follow the sketch. So we had to keep our project very basic, so no matting and layering. We also had to add a hidden message, mine is in the little envelope. This stamp is by Stamps Away and coloured with, yes, lol distress inks, I'm addicted to them.
Thursday, 22 January 2009
This is my latest wedding cake. I iced this cake with just 4 weeks notice. A friends sister went to Gretna Green and got married at christsmas, without telling anyone, she's been with her now hubby since school days. She came back, told the family what she'd done and asked her sister if she could sort out a wedding cake for a party at the weekend. Luckily her sister still had 2 fruit cakes she'd made for Christmas cakes. So because they are the same size, I had to arrange them side by side, it's a bit different isn't it. The decoration was left up to me, which doesn't happen very often. I hope they like it.
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
The challenge this week over on Magnolia Vs Stampavie is 'Bows'. As we didn't have to work to a sketch this week I made a style of card I've never made before, I enjoyed making this and will do more in this style. I sat Tilda on the ribbon and coloured her with Distress Inks.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Friday, 16 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Monday, 12 January 2009
Over on Penny Black, this weeks challenge is to use the colours pink and brown. I think these colours always look so nice together. I coloured the image with Distress Inks. I used the sketch on this weeks challenge over on Craft Bubble where the challenges are just for fun.
Sunday, 11 January 2009
I came across a new blog a couple of weeks ago, The Sugar Bowl. This card if for their first challenge and we had to follow a sketch and also had to use a Sugar Nellie image. I used distress inks to colour the image, cuttle bug embossing folders on the coloured pieces of card and added the flower charm to the sentiment.
Saturday, 10 January 2009
I'm late for the challenge this week over on Sketch Saturday. I've had the card finished for a couple of days, just never got round to taking a pic. I thought I'd post it here anyway. This is for my best friend of 33 years, it's her birthday on Tuesday and she loves cats.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Over on Stamp Something, this weeks challenge is to use something new on your project. The new bits on this card are the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, the charm, I pinched this idea from Bev, look at her blog, her cards are the best I've seen. The colouring was done with Distress Inks, more inspiration from Bev's blog.
Thursday, 1 January 2009
I've just come across a new challenge blog staring on 5th January. It's going to be a sketch challenge with a twist, you've got to use something that you've just bought/aquired on your sketch. This is the blog, Sketch & Stash, pop on over and take a look, looks like it's going to be fun.