Wednesday, 23 March 2011

For Fun Challenges DT card - Flowers and Sentiment + GDT Call

Hi guys,

How are you all today? What a beautiful day it was today, 17.5deg C in March??? Isn't that just unheard of here in the UK? lol, well I am so not moaning as I have really enjoyed the lovely weather we have been having. Anyways today I am sharing a beautiful flowery card for the For Fun Challenge.

The challenge this week is to use flowers as your focal point on the project and to include a sentiment. We are being sponsored by the lovely people at Digi doodles-and there is a prize to be won, whooppiiii. I think I will use this card for my mum or mother in law for Mothers Day, I haven't decided yet. The DP is from stash so I cannot remember where it is from, sorry. The die cuts are from my Cricut, the flowers are a digi from Digi doodles and the sentiment is just typed on the computer. Oh I forgot to add I embossed the circle with my Cuttlebug them mounted the flowers on top, I think the flowers (coloured with Promarkers) came up gorgeous. The gems are stash too.
Right, so at For Fun I have been asked to coordinate Guest DTs, so we are looking for GDT to work with us for 2wks a month starting from April 1st, I already have 2 girls in April so come on guys if you are interested please email me or leave me a comment and I will let you know if you have been successful.
Crafts and Me - #27 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Mothers Day
Paper Cutz - #83 Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - #61 Embossing
Right guys, off to make some more cards now. See you soon.
Take Care all.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Teddy Stampers DT-Embossing

Hi Guys,

Happy Friday all!!! Finally the end of the week right? Gosh and what a week it has been. This is my first full weekend home since Christmas!!!! Yes I know crazy right. I don't have anything planned other than crafting lol. I am so behind on my DT projects at the moment, I love to make my cards in advance but at the moment it's a little last minute. Anyways, the rush is over, back to reality now.

So today at Teddy Stampers we want to see embossing and yes lots of it too. Dry embossing like what I have done or wet embossing or both. I must admit, my first attempt at this card was using wet embossing around all the edges but I only have gold and silver embossing powder and they just didn't really go with my all out bright springy colours so I ditched that attempt and decided to distress the edges instead and then add a little ink to exaggerate the distressing. But look I didn't forget the embossing lol. I used my favourite D'vine swirls embossing folder, don't you just love this folder?

The fancy shot

The image is a wild rose studio teddy, coloured with my Promarkers. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace from stash, DP is My minds eye 'Spring Papers' and the butterfly punch is EK success I think.


Charisma Cardz: #11 To Die for

Flutter By Wednesday: #146 Sketch

Creative Stamp Friends: #20 Lace

Right guys, I have a few exciting projects coming up in the next few weeks so do pop back. For now however come and join us at Teddy Stampers and show us your embossing.

Have a fab Friday everyone.


x Meera x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

For Fun Challenges DT card - Your Choice

Hi Guys,

How are you all? Today I am sharing my For Fun DT card. Today the challenge is pretty simple, either a monochromatic card using green or celebrate St Patricks Day, Your choice. What will you choose? I chose the monochromatic option and for this I chose to make a male card. This card is for my Father in Law who recently turned 50!

This card was so simple to put together, I just hand cut the tie shape, cut the Marianne designs flourish using my cuttlebug, DP is Papermania, some gems, hand written sentiment and voila here we go. Oh sorry I forgot, I also embossed the tie then filled the dots to give a slightly different green shade. So quick and simple when there is no image to colour hey lol. I must say I did miss my stamps on this one :(

Right off I go, see you all soon.
x Meera x

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

For Fun DT Card - Anything Spring

Hi All,
How are we doing this beautiful sunny day? Isn't Spring just round the corner now? YAY!!!! And I think my card and the For Fun theme (Anything Spring) this week showcases just this perfectly hey...

I just love the DP on this, it is the Forever Friends for Men DP, and the polka dot one is Papermania Christmas pack. As we are being sponsored by Sweet and Sassy we were given this cutey image to work with, this has been coloured with my beloved Promarkers. The flowers are Papermania and WOC, gems are also Papermania. I added some gorgeous lace and then ran the circle through the dvine swirls embossing folder.

Sorry guys this is short and sweet today as I have a lot going on at the moment and need to sleep before I fall asleep at the wheel tomorrow, scary I know but I am incredibly tired at the moment. Lets just say the bright days are cheering me up.

TC all xxx

Friday, 4 March 2011

Teddy Stampers DT Card - Sketch

Hi All,
Happy Friday guys, yay, it's the end of the week and tonight is my work's gala dinner. I am rather looking forward to it as my region is looking very positive for Region of the Year award. Wish me luck as this would be just what we need after all the hard work we all put in, especially my manager. She is the most motivated and hard working person I have ever met in my life, she just doesn't stop. She is just great in every way, wish I was half as good as her.
Anyways, to my card now. This fortnight at Teddy Stampers we are asking you to follow a sketch. I think it is rather a jazzy sketch, I sure had fun working with it, now let's see what you can come up with. Here is my take on the sketch:

All the DPs are Love Letters by Trim Craft. I love these papers they are just fantastic, I don't think there is even one sheet in the pad which I don't like, how rare is that right? The image is forever friends-coloured with Promarkers, the gorgeous lace with organza is from a local haberdashery store, the flower is Wild Orchid and the butterfly punch I can't remember who makes that sorry.
Have a great weekend guys.
x Meera x

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

For Fun Challenges DT card - Colour Challenge

Hi All,

How are you all. Thanks for coming over to my blog today. The challenge today at For Fun is a colour challenge, we want you to use: Purple, Green and Gold, yes the Mardi Gras theme!!! At first I was struggling with these colours but why? What a great combo it is and here is what I have come up with:

The fancy shot

I absolutely love this card, so much so that I may even send it to Lily of the Valley to see if they want to show case it on their inspirations site! I made this card especially for a brand new couple to come. DH's brother proposed to his girlfriend on valentines day on top of the Eiffel Tower!!! How romantic is that? Well this card is especially for the lovely couple, wishing them all the best for the future and big day.
Image: Bubble Bath from LOTV. All the DP's are from stash. Ribbon is also from stash, as well as the gold twining. The punch is Martha Stewart ( I used the waste hearts from this punch to decorate the corners with the lovely little hearts), the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is just a peel off.
Simon Says Stamp: Receipe-(1 image, 2DPs, 3 embellishments-ribbon, angle hair and flowers)
Top Tip Tuesday: #24 Favorites (Promarkers, MS punch and Flowers)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun: #36 Carnival (Mardi Gras colour theme)
Wild Orchid Challenge: #18 Anything Goes
Come on guys, let's see you use these great colours.
x Take Care x