Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A card for a lovely lady

A lovely friend of mine received some terrible news recently, I felt helpless but thought a card would let her know that she is in my thoughts. I had just received this super cute Humphrey stamp so inked him up and set to work...

Here's the inside...

Images & sentiment - Humphrey from Crafter's Companion coloured with Promarkers (these stamp sets are fab value for money - the set contains 6 stamps for £3.99 and you can purchase 3 sets for £10 on the Crafter's Compaion website at the moment)
Papers - Tea House by Dovecraft
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store & Wild Orchid Crafts
Stretchy Lace - Hobbycraft
Button - Crafty Ribbons
Pearls - The Glitterpot
Tools - Deckle edge oval Nesties

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Fairies at the bottom of the garden...

My lovely friend Karen set a challenge of Swirls and Pearls over on the cardmaking thread at MSE and this is my entry, I've used a gorgeous pre-coloured LOTV image...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Karen MSE - Swirls & Pearls (my swirls are on the ribbon)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Ribbons & Bows
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fairies
Fab n Funky - Summer Loving

Image - Fairies on Tiptoe pre-coloured die cut by Lili of the Valley
Papers - Minuet by Memory Box
Ribbon - stash
Pearls - The Hobby House
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store, Prima
Tools - circle & scallop circle Nesties, butterfly punch

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Vintage at Craft Your Days Away...

It's time for challenge number 23 at CYDA, our theme this time is 'Vintage' so loads of scope there.

Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.

So onto my DT card, I have gone all brown and beige with this card. I saw the image I have used on someone else's blog (I am so sorry can't remember who now) and absolutely fell in love with it. I didn't know Elizabeth Bell sold digis until now, her site is full of gorgeous images and I want them all!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Park Life
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Food/Drink
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Here Comes The Sun
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbons & Lace
Totally Stampalicious - Something Old, Something New (old - flowers, new - image)
Wild Orchid Crafts - Shabby Chic Friendship

Image - A Tasty Read digi by Elizabeth Bell coloured with Promarkers
Tickets - Tim Holtz
Papers - Gabrielle by Bo Bunny
Cardstock - Dovecraft
Lace - Crafts 4 You
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, My Mum's Craft Shop & Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls - Whiff of Joy from My Mum's Craft Shop
Tools - Deckle edge rectangle Nestie, Tilda lace Magnolia die, Martha Stewart butterly punch, Stardust Stickles

Friday, 24 June 2011

Feeling a little sleepy

I found this inked image in my stash the other day and gave him a colour with some zingy colours. I don't do orange very often (ok, hardly ever) but quite like this simple little card...


Image - Bearly Asleep by GCS Artstamps from Sir Stampalot coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Hideaway by First Edition from Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon - stash
Buttons - Papermania
Tools - Deckle edge Rectangle

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Anyone for cake?

Here's a pink and girly card. Just look at the size of that cupcake...

Image - Pure Innocence: Hello Cupcake by MFT from Dies to Die For coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Tickled Pink by MME
Lace - stash
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls - Basic Grey
Tools - Deckle Edge Rectangle Nestie

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A quick girly card

This is my entry for the current MSE challenge which is to use: a square card, 2 dp, 1 plain paper, ribbon or lace, 1 image and 1 flower. I've used a cute LOTV pre-coloured die cut image, they really do make the quickest of cards...

When it comes to using this card I will pop a sentiment in the bottom right corner.


Image - Lili of the Valley
Paper - Summer Breeze by First Edition
Ribbon - stash
Pearl - The Glitterpot
Tools - circle & scallop circle Nesties, Sizzix 3D flower, Woodware leaf punch, Stardust Stickles on the necklace

Monday, 20 June 2011

We're seeing Stars at Cards for Men!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab theme for you chosen by my teamie Alex - 'Stars' (n.b. card must be for a male). Our sponsor this time is the fab store The Stamping Boutique. They are offering one lucky person 5 digis of their choice!

"I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed. The Stamlping Boutique is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber stamps. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality, as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week."

Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do pop across and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there. So onto my DT card, I have used a fab digi image from The Stamping Boutique called Star you can purchase it here. I wanted to use some new papers so have coloured the image in matching colours, I usaually work the other way round and colour the image first. I decorated the inside of the card too...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
MAWTT - Inspired by a Song (Stars by Simply Red)
Papertake Weekly - Dads and Lads
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts & Punches

Image - Star from the Stamping Boutique coloured with Promarkers
Postcard image - Grunge Postcard by Lili of the Valley
Papers - For the Record by Echo Park from My Mum's Craft Shop (love these papers, they are double sided too!)
Sentiment - generated on pc
Buttons - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Tools - Labels One Nestie, Cuttlebug Star Dies, Martha Stewart photo corner punch