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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sketch Saturday no. 151

Well, this is yet another card I am entering into a challenge. Sketch Saturday this time. I needed to do a male card for a work colleague whose birthday is next week. I do find male cards quite difficult as you are limited by colours and embellishments! No flowers or gems really so I thought I'd go with buttons - haven't used them on a card for a loooong time!

I used some grey SU card and some stripey paper from my never ending stash lol! I couldn't think of a suitable image so I went with the Happy Birthday sentiment repeated randomly. I still think it's lacking 'something' but I nearly always feel this way with male cards. A card to me is not quite complete without a gem or 3!!

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Forever Friends

I haven't entered many cards into challenge blogs for a while - until this last week and now I've gone a bit challenge crazy!! This card is for the Forever Friends challenge blog and the challenge was to follow a sketch.

I hadn't coloured a FF bear for a long time and I couldn't remember which colours I used in the past! I went with Oatmeal, caramel, peach and vanilla. I think he looks quite good! I used some dotty papers I've had forever! and some kraft CS from SU. I punched some co-ordinating flowers and stuck some teeny gems in the centres and stamped a sentiment to finish.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 104

I made this card following the sketch over at Sweet Stop Sketch and am entering into their challenge. The challenge is the sketch (obviously!) but also to have 'winged things' included. I first thought about butterflies - they are soooo popular right now! but then I thought - no! and I brought out the lovely Sugarplums Lil' Bug Emma from CC designs that my daughter used last week. She coloured her to look like a bumble bee so I thought I would go for the 'ladybug' look!

I coloured her with my Promarkers and used a glittery jelly roller for her wings. I used some red and black papers from SU and coloured some flowers to match to complete the card.

I would also like to enter into TLT - anything goes.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, 18 April 2011

Get Sketchy

I made a completely different (for me) card yesterday following the sketch over at Get Sketchy and am entering this card into their challenge. I am normally a CAS girl but thought I would try something different. My husband looks at all my cards and his initial reaction to this wasn't good! But he did say he likes it - it's just not my usual style lol!!

I didn't have any flowers to match the papers so I picked out the nearest Promarker colours I could. I think they match pretty well!

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 17 April 2011

Less Is More week 11

This week at LIM the LIMettes are challenged to use acetate!!!! OMG - I've only ever made one card before using acetate. It was OK but nothing special. But I thought I can't really just pick and choose the weeks I want to enter (well I suppose I could!) so I gave it a go and this is my card.

TBH I ruinied it when I added the glitter to the dress (which was a last minute idea after I had stuck the circle to the acetate!) but hay ho, I wasn't going to start again as it took me ages anyway getting the right part of the stamp in the circle and sticking the gems on!! I won't make that mistake again!

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 14 April 2011

Handbag Card

It's my friend Sally's birthday tomorrow and I made this handbag card for her. I've had the template for a while but this is the first time I've used it. Not too adventurous really but I think it's ok!

I wrapped some ribbon around the handle to add a little 'something'.

I would like to enter this into LCI challenge blog 23 - Celebration.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Yes it's still me!

The observant ones of you out there may notice that I've changed my profile picture. I've gone back dark - I was blonde for just over a year - and my hair has grown a bit too so thought I would update my pic!

Also, just wanted to say WAY HAY!!! I was chosen by Chrissie n Mandi to have my card showcased from week 9 from LIM - YAY!!!

Back later with a card - hopefully!!


Monday, 11 April 2011

Less Is More week 10

This week over at LIM, we are challenged to make a one layer card with the focus on the sentiment. Now that's what you call a challenge!! Anyway, I gave it a go and this is my card.

I've stickled the heart shapes within the sentiment and added the the rhinestone swirl because the card looked really bland without something in the corner!!

It's not quite as CAS as I normally do for this challenge, and there's possibly a bit too much bling, but fingers crossed it's still ok! I'm sure Chrissie and Mandi will let me know if it's not lol !!

I'm off work at the mo for Easter and so is my daughter so we've both made a few cards today. This is one of Chloe's makes.

I think she takes after me as she loves most kinds of craft as do I.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Happy Birthday Daughter

This is the card I made for my daughter who turned 13 - finally a teenager - just over a week ago! A funny age to make a card for really. Not into pink n girly anymore but nothing too 'grown up' required either. Anyway, I went with this simple design and she loved it! I didn't dare post it before as Chloe does check out my blog occasionally.

I have 'stickled' the hearts and I stamped the flowers on the purple card and put a teeny gem in the centre of each one. It's actually quite a sparkly card but the picture's not that great :(

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Less is More wk 9

Blimey - can't believe I've gone almost 2 weeks without posting!
Such neglect - bad blogger :(

The Less is More challenge this week had me itching to make a card and today I've made 4 cards with 'a touch of red' - but this is the one (well there are actually 2 but they're nearly the same!) that I've decided to enter:

Hope you've all had a 'Happy Mother's Day'

Thanks for looking.