Monday, 29 November 2010

Craft Your Passion: Challenge #34: Monochrome

Hi everyone,

How are you all this fine Monday? I'm sad :( my time with Craft Your Passion has come to a speedy end :( I have really enjoyed my GDT post so thank you so much for having me guys I really appreciate it. Some of the challenges took me out of my comfort zone, exactly what I was looking for.

The challenge this week is go Monochrome with any choice of colour. I chose blue but like I said you can choose any colour so come on show us what you've got.

This card was lovely to put together. The embossing was done via my cuttlebug and the d'vine swirls folder. I then rubbed some pigment ink over the embossed card. I cut the digi out using my craft knife, added a little glitter (why not) and a little colouring with promarkers. The sentiment is hand written. I cut the sentiment tag using my Martha Stewart punch to create an interesting edge. This card was really easy to put together, great as Christmas is just peeking around the corner now and gosh do we ever make enough cards for Christmas lol. Some years I must admit I have had to make a last minute dash to the shops for some Christmas cards as I haven't made enough but this year I am determined NOT to do that so quick simple yet elegant cards are just perfect.

Right goodbye from me from my Craft Your Passion post, I will come back and visit, don't worry.

Thanks for having me and for all your lovely comments


Crafty Cardmakers: #35 White & Splash

x TC x

Monday, 22 November 2010

Vintage Teddy with favourite things

Hi everyone,

I'm so pleased to be crafting again and just as I got into it, I am going be away from home for work again till Monday so no more cards for me till Monday guys :( I'm really sad... So today I wanted to make a special card and not a Christmas themed one, my poor non Christmas stamps have been picking up dust so I had to get this one out. I don't normally work with vintage browns but I love cards that use a lot of brown. So I tried this one, what do you think? I really do like this, it came out just right:

And yes I had some fun taking the pics too lol

I love the way the colouring turned out too. I am thinking a lot more before I plonk colour onto my images. I always added shading but sometimes it didn't flow throughout the image as it should, so I need to get this right now-not that anyone has noticed or if they have they've been too polite to say lol xx

So this card is trying to express all things I love, obviously pink has to be number 1 however I tried to keep it to a minimum as the 2nd thing was to try something new and challenge myself, this for me was to try a different colour and brown it was!!! Number 3 CAKE lol, now who doesn't like cake hey. I love decorating cakes, when I lived at home we always baked at the weekends but seeing as there was 5 of us and lots of family and friends popping over throughout the weekend you couldn't pig out on your creations which was great. Seeing as there is only me and the hubby at home baking is out of the question otherwise we would just pig out completely lol. Infact I nearly asked the hubby for a cake decorating kit for Christmas but I think that could get dangerous and we would be piling on the pounds in no time so for now I will refrain. Don't worry there is plenty of crafting goodies I have asked for lol.

Sorry this post has been me waffling on as usual. So to the ingredients: DP is Dovecraft, Image Forever Friends-coloured using Promarkers, little brown chalk to distress the edges, bit of glitter, a foam sticky sentiment and gorgeous blue satin ribbon.

Entered Challenges: Paper Sundaes: #45 Sketch, Paper Romance: #25 Things we love (trying something new, pink, cake), Fab 'n' Funky: #49 Forget me not (stamp), Forever Friends: Chocolate/Cake

Right guys, off to bed now, see you next week, have a fab one


Craft Your Passion: Challenge #33: Sketch

Hi Guys,

Happy Monday to you all. I've had a lovely relaxing weekend. Last week was a busy one at work so I needed a nice relaxing weekend and lots of crafting, just perfect. My time with Craft your passion is quickly coming to an end :( next Monday is my last week. I have really enjoyed my GDT post. So this week we are looking for you to follow our sketch and create something fabulous, come on guys lets see what you can come up with.

My card this week is for a boy, I'm pleased with the way this turned out, cards for men are usually difficult for me but this just turned out lovely I think and I didn't even think about it too much I just did it. Maybe that's just what I should be doing right... I used football paper from Forever Friends, I embossed a circle with a large circle folder, I coloured the image with my beloved promarkers, added a few gems and a sentiment on a tag with a tiny bit of ribbon.

Come on guys, come and join in with us this week and have fun x

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Spotty winter bear

Hi guys,

I'm having fun today making some lovely cards. Some you will have to wait and see but one here for you now. If you're lucky you may actually see some more if I get time to post more today lol. I'm not feeling too great these last couple of days, I've got really bad tummy cramps which keep coming and going. It's really annoying, it woke me up a few times too. Anyway hopefully it will just go away, to keep my mind off it I have been crafting the hours away (and doing house chores in between obviously lol). Thought I could post this and maybe squeeze in another card before the Strictly and X Factor results shows lol.

The DP used is Papermania, from 2 different pads. I have lots of white snowflakes cut out of plastic, I added some glitter to these to make them stand out a little more. The image is Wild Rose Studio Christmas 2010, coloured with Promarkers. I used 2 different Martha Stewart punches and finished off with a few gems and distressed the edges.
This card is entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Stamping All Year Long: #71 Sketch
Just Cute Bears & Friends: #40 Winter Birthday
Happy Crafting everyone x

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Fussy and Fancy DT Call

Hi Guys,

A brave move for me so wish me luck. After my GDT post with Craft Your Passion, I have now got a hunger for a permanant DT post. I was browsing through blogs today and came across this one at Fussy and Fancy. You've got to be in it to win it right, so I though hey come on give it a go and see what happens. In order to apply I need to display 3 pieces of my best work, well here you go:

I feel these represent me the best-wish me luck everyone xx

I think my mojo's coming back!!!!

Hi guys,

I am so excited today, I had a play around with a few ideas today and yes I love what I've come up with lol... Can I say that lol... Are any of you keeping up with Strictly Come Dancing? I love dancing so much, wish I could take part in it, my husband thinks I'm a loony as I've moved my coffee table out of the way and I have been dancing around the living room lol... Hey why not? Today my card is all about circles, glitter, metallic foils, lots of snowflakes and PINK lol my favourite colour. Seeing as I was trying to get my mojo back what better way than to work with my fav colour hey lol. Well here it is:

This is a Woodware stamp of lots of circles making up a wreath. I think I got excited with all the embellishments I've got glittery stickers, glitter, metallic foils, buttons, gems and ribbon lol. Oh I forgot the sequins lol... Gosh yes that is a lot of embellishments. The DP is Papermania pink Christmas. Right off to carry on dancing with Strictly and then X Factor (don't worry I don't sing lol), a night of lots of TV....

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

The Pixie Cottage: #45 Sketch or ribbons and bows-I kept with the ribbons and bows; ABC Christmas Challenge: X for Xmas, Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club: #44 Christmas Anything Goes, The Crafty Calender: #14 Winter Snowflakes, Crafts and Me: #17 Glitter, 2 Sisters: #14 Snowflakes, Crazy 4 Challenges: #64 Circles, Simple Doodles: #31 Cute as Button, Fairy Fun Friday: #40 Buttons and Bows, Top Tip Tuesday: #10 Buttons Galore

Have a fab Saturday everyone x missed you all x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Craft Your Passion: Challenge #32: Diamond Fold Card

Hi guys,

This is my first post since I have returned from holiday. The holiday was amazing, we did lots of travelling and it was just great. I saw the Taj Mahal... that was just a stunning day. Anyways, this is a card blog not a holiday blog so before I go on and on about the holiday let me tell you about my card.

This week at Craft Your Passion, we were asked to make a diamond fold card, this I found really difficult to start with. I think I've lost my mojo because first I just couldn't figure out the folds (so simple now, I don't know why I was being so dumb) then I couldn't make my mind up about what to put on it. The image I wanted to use didn't look great to me when I made it smaller so I decided to cut the image out instead to make it work. To be completely honest I still don't know if I like it or not :( I found this image difficult to work with as I couldn't decide what theme I should go for. As Christmas is round the corner and I need to keep adding to my Christmas cards (don't we all) I decided to emboss the side panels in a snowflake folder to keep to the Christmas theme. Overall this is a really simple card, the instructions on how to make this card are here. I coloured the image in promarkers and rubbed some chalk over the embossed card. Very simple indeed.

Guys I will be back with some more fun cards, I need to get back into it, I just can't get started that's my problem, 3 weeks away from it all and this is what happens tut tut tut.....
Thanks for all your comments while I was off, keep them coming, it may help get my mojo back x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Craft Your Passion: Challenge #31: Double Anything on Your Card

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all very well.  Wow week 2 already for me as GDT for Craft Your Passion.  Doesn't time just fly.  So this week at CYP we are asking you to 'Double Anything on Your Card'.  Simple right?  Well I think I went a little mad with this one lol.  So here it is...

Close up of image

I wasn't so sure what to do with this image when I saw it but I love the way this card came out.  I think the red and black theme really goes with this.  Such a naughty but nice image ; )  So what did I double?  Well it may be easier to say what I didn't double lol.  I used 2 main colours (red and black), 2 dp's (both papermania), 2 ribbons (from stash, silky red and polka dot red) and finally 2 flowers (one papermania and one rose from Wild Orchid).  You don't have to go and double everything like I did but hey I just couldn't help myself lol.

Now come on, play along with us at Craft Your Passion and show us what you'll double.  Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments, I love reading them all x

x x {{ HUGS }} x x

Monday, 1 November 2010

Craft Your Passion: Challenge # 30 Anything Goes GDT

Hi Everyone,

What a fab start to the month.  I am away in India however I have pre-scheduled this post, really hope it works, I did test one and it worked fine so I'm sure it will (fingers crossed).  Today is my first attempt at a GDT spot for Craft Your Passion, this weeks challenge is 'ANYTHING GOES', so no excuses guys, come and play along with us x  Here is my card...

Close up of image

I really like this image, I wanted to add to my Christmas card collection so I coloured the bird like a Robin and then coloured the flowers to look like poinsettia's.  The image goes perfectly with the backing paper.  The paper is from Papermania.  The image was coloured using Promarkers and chalks.  I added a little ribbon to the corner of the image and a Papermania flower with a rose on top (Wild Orchid).  This image is so versatile, you could use it for any theme of card, next time I use it, I will be making a contemporary card I think....

Now head off to Craft Your Passion to check out the gorgeous DT creations and play along with us-remember ANYTHING GOES and you could win some fab digi's.

x TC x