27 June 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday # 160

My post for WOYWW is a little bit late today, but not without good reason!  I've been busy making Lavinia a little birthday card for tomorrow, and I wanted to wait until the coast was clear so as not to spoil it for her!! :-)  So I hope you will join me in wishing her a "Happy Birthday" for tomorrow!
I know that Lavinia has a soft spot for Hunkydory.......................... so out came one of my kits, I then splayed it out on my desk to choose which bits & pieces I wanted to use!
Once I'd picked out what to use, it was quite straight forward to put the card together!  That's the beauty with most of the cardmaking kits that are out there, it takes all the hardwork out of it for you!! If you need a quick and easy card, then bob's your uncle, everybody's happy................I hope  x

26 June 2012

Mojo Monday #247

My card for today is inspired by a sketch from Mojo Monday!  I know it's Tuesday (already), but I've been really busy and didn't get chance to upload it yesterday, so I thought better late than never!!! :-) I chose to do a square card 6x6 in size, which happens to be my favourite shape and size to work with (incase you hadn't

All the paper and cardstock has come from my Kanban stash!  The blue paper started it's life white, I just inked over it with a "Sky Blue" Brilliance inkpad and matt it up on some silver mirri card.  The scalloped square was cut using my cricut machine (Elegant Edges) and lightly distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz  "Faded Jeans".  Then a lovely piece of blue floral vellum was placed in the centre and edged with peel off borders!  The die cut sentiment was also from my Kanban stash and to finish off, I embellished with some paper flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts) and pearl gems!  :-)

23 June 2012

Kenny K Challenge 98 - All That Jazz!

So here is my entry for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge #98 titled "All That Jazz!"
This weeks challenge was to bling it up using more than ten gems and glitter!  So I've used some glitter embossed backing paper from First Edition and some glitter cardstock to mount my sentiment stamp onto!  The sentiment stamp is from Lili Of The Valley and of course my digi stamp is "Dancer" from "Kenny K", which has been coloured using my promarkers!  Finishing touches were plenty of gems and a strip of polka dot ribbon and a bow! :-) x

My Niece's Birthday Card

Well first and foremost, I would just like to say a great big "Thank You" to all the wonderful participants on WOYWW.  Your words were very kind, welcoming and encouraging, so lets all keep up the good work!! :-)
So today I have for you a little birthday card which I did for one of my niece's who's birthday it is on Sunday!  I actually did the card yesterday but didn't get chance to do a post about it, so here it is.
I've used a 6x6 white card blank and done some matt & layering with a few papers from my stash!  The image is "All That" from Kenny K which once again has been coloured with my promarkers, then the card has been finished off with some paper flowers, a bow, fabric butterflies, sticky gems and a sentiment!  Although I have to say that in my haste to get it finished I forgot to cut out the white gap in between the trousers ....................I'm sure she won't notice ;-) x

20 June 2012

W O Y W W 159

Good afternoon crafters!!  Today I'm joining in with my very first "What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday".  Being quite new to blogging, I can see that I've got lots of "first" to come, so very exciting!  I was encouraged to do WOYWW by Lavinia who is a very dear friend of mine and a truly inspiring crafter, so thank you very much for introducing me to this crafty community.  So, what was on my workdesk?  The makings of a birthday card for one of my nephews who is 15 today.

He is very keen on drums and guitar so I thought that this Kenny K digi stamp was very appropriate!  As usual it has been coloured using promarkers!  Then I picked some co-ordinating cardstock from my stash and just matt and layered it up!  

Although, as you can see from the finished card I did change my mind at the eleventh hour about the black and white cardstock, and just went for something with more black on it (not quite sure that was the right decision now - hay ho)!  Finally I just embellished it with a few mulberry paper musical notes and the jobs done!  I hope he likes it :-)

14 June 2012

Challenge No.3

It's back to The Paper Shelter today for my next challenge entry!  This weeks theme is simply "Anthing Goes".  I went for a 7 x 5 card blank this time which has been mat & layered with black and pink card stock and distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  The corner stamps and sentiment is from Lili Of The Valley.  The image is Executive Woman, and has been coloured with promarkers, distressed with Tim Holtz Barn Door ink then cut into shape using my Cricut machine!  Finally I added just two sticky gems and some "blobs" of stickles around the sentiment...........vuwalla!!! xx

13 June 2012

Another Day Another Challenge!

This is my entry for Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge, titled "Animal Antics".  I love Kenny K's digi stamps and although I didn't have one of the "Critterz" stamps, I was able to use Download Diva and just embellish the card with a butterfly!!  Another 6 x 6 card blank, layered with three complimentary backing papers.  The digi stamp is coloured with promarkers and the finishing touches were paper flowers, butterfly and a few sticky gems!!  Enjoy .............. I did   xx

12 June 2012

My First Challenge Entry!!

This is my very first crafty blog challenge!!  It's for The Paper Shelter "Going Dottie" theme!  I've used a 6 x 6 white card blank and the "Dottie" backing card is from my Hunkydory collection.  The patterned paper and the topper have been backed onto textured green cardstock and edged with faux stitching!  The topper itself is "Mushrooms" digi stamp (which has dots too) from The Paper Shelter, which has been coloured with promarkers, distress ink and glittered, then finally cut into shape using my Elegant Edges cricut cartridge.  Finally, the sentiment is from Lili Of The Valley and I finished up with a bow and key & heart charm embellishments!  I hope you like it  :-) xx