Saturday, 29 November 2008

Cutie Rudie!

Although I have plenty more of the CC angel cards to share with you, I decided to give you a little bit of a break for the time being. Instead, here is an image from the PC Crafter set "Santa's Helpers".

Firstly, I distressed some My Minds Eye paper with a metal ruler, faux stitched around the edges and mounted on to a brown side-fold rectangular card blank. As I mentionned before, the image is from the PC Crafter "Santa's Helpers" set. I've coloured Rudolph with my Promarkers and layered him onto a scalloped Nestie rectangle. I punched 2 holes either side of the image and threaded through some ribbon, highlighting with adhesive gems. I then mounted the whole panel onto the card blank using 3D foam pads. I'm really pleased with the whole thing.

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the weekend! I'm feeling slightly smug as mine is a slightly longer one as Ali and I are off for an overnight jolly to Bath tomorrow!

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

See, I told you that I love these images.....!

Yep, as promised, here is yet another Christmas card that I have made with my fab CC Designs angels. But aren't they adorable?!

This one was pretty are most of my cards! I took some gorgeous My Minds Eye Christmas papers, inked the edges and layered them onto coordinating Bazzill Smoothie cardstock. I studded the corners with silver brads and added a strip of stripy MME paper across the centre of the card. The central CC Designs image is mounted onto a Nestie circle and coloured with Promarkers. I finished my little cutie off with a touch of Stickles on her wings and halo.

Do you know what? There are yet more of these angels to come.....I just love them so much!

I've got 2 awards in the last couple of days from Sandra, Beth & Sally-Ann - thanks ladies!
Sandra and Beth passed on this little beauty....
"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I think my 8 lucky ladies are going to be...

Beth & Sandra (I know they gave it to me but I still feel this sentiment applies to them!), Sally-Ann, Dawn, Vicky, Nikki, Amy and Terrie. The reason that I have chosen these ladies is because, no matter how ropey a card I post, this lovely lot are always the first to "ooh and aah" and leave gorgeous little comments. Thank you so much, I appreciate you more than you know!

The second award came from Sally-Ann......

"Pick 5 bloggers that you consider as your best blogging buddies and deserve this award for their contribution towards the blogging community, no matter what language.State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one's blogs.Each blogger (upon acceptance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award."

Umm, who shall I go for this time..... Well, I actually think all of the people I named for the Proximity award also deserve this award so consider yourselves awarded twice you lot!

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Sunday, 23 November 2008

I'm Getting Addicted to CC Angels.....

Blimey it's cold....brrr! It has {finally} got me in the mood to make Christmas cards though! I've made quite a few over the last couple of days which I will gradually upload throughout the week. Don't want to bombard you do I?!

I made this card using my gorgeous My Minds Eye papers. I have virtually the whole set of these and I love this one in particular as my Mum used to read me this poem every single Christmas Eve when I was little. The image is from the CC Designs 'Angel' download which I am utterly in love with. All I can say is, you will be seeing these designs ALOT over the coming days ;o) Anyway, I coloured my little angel with ProMarkers and Stickles and mounted her onto a couple of Nestie circles. As always, I finished my card with ribbon and adhesive gems.

Thanks for all your kind wishes re: the Flutterby design team - what lovely peeps you are?!
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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Fluttery Crafts Challenge #1 - I'm on the DT!

That's right - I'm on the DT for this fab shop - Flutterby Crafts! Yay me! There will be monthly challenges set and the lucky winner each month will win a £10 voucher to spend in the shop. The first challenge is called "Everything is Coming Up Roses" and I hope you can all take some time out from your Christmas cards to join in! Here is my offering......

I started by layering on some yellow Core'dinations cardstock onto a square blank. Onto this, I mounted some gorgeous Making Memories paper that I have had yonks but have never had the nerve to cut! The image is a Magnolia which I (luckily) received in a RAK earlier in the year. I have coloured Edwin with my beloved Promarkers and highlighted the corners with a paper piercer. The card was finished with a flower, some ribbon and a metal 'friend' tag, attached with some chain from my new jewellery making stash.

I struggled a bit with this one as it was all a bit too 'busy' and nothing quite seemed to look right! I hope you all think it turned out alright in the end though!

Please play along if you can!

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Sunday, 16 November 2008

Am I a Scrap Addict? Sketch #6

Hi Folks! It's time for me to fulfil my 'Am I a Scrap Addict?' DT duties again! Can't believe we are on sketch 6 already! This weeks sketch completely threw me to start with but weirdly, I knocked up this card really quickly. It's a bit of a different style for me though....... hope I've pulled it off!?
Once again, I've dragged out my fave Basic Grey papers, 'Sultry' and covered my card blank with the plain green sheet from the set. Onto this, I've added some of the houndstooth (is that the right name?!) design and a panel of the gorgeous flowery paper from the Sultry range. The sentiment is one which I downloaded yonks ago but have no idea where from - sorry! I finished the card with some organza ribbon, adhesive gems and a pin I made up from my new beading stash.

Hope you like it!
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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Funky Christmas Panduro!

I have loved the cutie pie Panduro images from afar for ages but never got round to getting some. Lucky for me, one of my wonderful blogging chums (you're a lovely lot aren't you?!) came to my rescue and sent me a blinking great pile of them! Woo-hoo for me!

I coloured my Christmasy image with Promarkers and mounted simply on to green Core'dinations card stock. This panel was then mounted on to DCWV paper and more green CS with 3D pads. Embellishment comes in the format of lovely dotty satin ribbon and some silver Doodlebug brads.

Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend as much as me ;o)

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Monday, 10 November 2008

I've Gone all Girlie!

Well, I suppose thats not true as you can't say my previous cards are in any way manly, but even so, I think this creation is gloriously girlie! This was a commission for the daughter of a colleague at work and I really hope she likes it!

I covered my card blank with my fave Basic Grey 'Sultry' paper (can't get enough of this stuff!) and added a stamped Rubber Romance image, coloured in Promarkers. I created the sentiment on the PC and coloured it fuchsia (is it me, or does that work just look wrong?!) to match the paper. I layered the image and sentiment onto more BG paper and finished it all off with flowers and adhesive gems.
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Thursday, 6 November 2008

A Late Mojo Monday #58

I'm a little late sharing this card with you I'm afraid as I completely forgot about it! And, it was made following a challenge sketch from last week, so I think I have rather missed the boat!
I made this card for Vicky with whom I did an image swap with last week. I mounted panels of Making Memories papers onto my card blank and added this fab Elzybells image. The girls are coloured with Promarkers and I tried my best to match this to the spotty DP. I made a circular sentiment using my nesties and a bargainous Studio G stamp set and finished the card with some Poppicraft ribbon.

Time for some good news. It is nearly Friday, which means that is nearly the weekend! Woo-hoo!

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Sunday, 2 November 2008

Am I a Scrap Addict? - Sketch #5

Hey there peeps! Hope everyone is well and not too chilly! I don't know about you, but I'm sick of cold weather and long dark nights already. How many months 'til summer is it again?!

Well, it is time for another Am I a Scrap Addict? sketch and I have to admit, I struggled with this week's sketch. When I first looked at it, I had a vision immediately in my head of what I was going to do. Unfortunately, it did not translate well on to the page.....! AND, I swear that this is going to be the first and last time that I ever use reflective silver card - what a nightmare to photograph?! NEVER AGAIN!

I mounted a layer of Basic Grey 'Sultry' paper onto black card and matted this panel onto my card base which was covered with (evil) silver card. I cut a Nestie circle from more (evil) silver card and layered a black card star shape on to this. The whole ensemble was finished with a pink ribbon bow and Doodlebug rub-ons.

I'm not sure about this card. It feels a bit Marmitey... I can't tell if I love it or if I hate it! Apologies again for the picture!

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Saturday, 1 November 2008

I'm back!

Hi Folks! Well, as you have probably realised, I have returned from my trip away. We had a great time in Sheffield and Ali did really well at the National Masters Swimming Championships - 2 golds, a silver and a bronze. Clever boy!

I've been very busy since I got back as I was asked to make a few cards by my colleague at work. However, 2 out of 3 I loathed (she loved them luckily!) so I didn't bother taking pics of them. But, the 3rd and final card is alright so I thought I'd share it with you!

The brief was to make a card for a 7 year old boy who has just taken up rugby. So, I decided to use one of Kerry's gorgeous doodles which she kindly offers free on her blog. The only problem was that the doodle was holding a football rather than a rugby ball so I had to erase the football and draw in a rugby ball (which looks more like an Easter egg if you ask me!). I layered the image up using 3D pads onto some Kirsty Wiseman digi paper and paperpieced the shorts from the same paper. The rest is coloured using my beloved Promarkers.

The one really good thing to come out of this card is that I now have Paint Shop Pro X2 and even better..... IT WAS FREE!!! Basically, I threw my toys out of the pram royally trying to remove the football in MS Paint. It was hopeless! So, sick of my tantrums, Ali managed to get me PSP from work! Woo-hoo! Now I just need to work out how to use the blinking thing...... Any help and advice GREATLY appreciated!

I'll be back tomorrow with my next 'Am I a Scrap Addict?' DT card. Have a great weekend everyone!

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