Friday, 12 December 2008

Strawberry Thank You

I made this for the copycatcards challenge this week, which was to use a photo provided as inspiration. Mine is the first entry - I think everyone is busy with Christmas bits and pieces!

I took the colours, the fruit and the stripes for my inspiration. I drew the strawberry with a black Zig writer, and coloured it with watercolour pencils and a water brush pen. I then put a coat of Dimensional Magic over the berry so it is nice and shiny. Also, I put three drops of dimensional magic on the top left of the card.

It was good making a card, as a break from making Christmas presents. It freed up the creative juices!

Friday, 5 December 2008


I have been tagged by the lovely and talented Suzitee! The Rules are:

1. Add a link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. List 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog

Here are some random things about me:

1. I think lizards are some of the most beautiful creatures on this Earth.
2. I love eating popcorn with white chocolate - the mix of sweet and salty is delicious!
3. I am a Taurus.
4. I love to read, most particularly fantasy novels.
5. I enjoy drawing.
6. I am moving soon! Yay!

I can't think of 6 people to tag, so I think I will break that rule. :)

I really should be making Christmas presents right now. So much to do and so little time left! So I am off to do just that. Bye bye x

Something Sweet

I couldn't resist another card for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer challenge. (See my post below or here for details).

For this card I stamped my background with one of the stamps from Prima's Build a Frame set in Sage ink. The patterned paper was a gift, so I don't know who it is by, and the red strip across the bottom is actually two strips of red polka-dot ribbon, with a sheer white ribbon over it to soften the colour.

I stitched around the edges of the card with my sewing machine, but no thread, to create the pierced border.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

Whiff of Joy, a company that sells the most adorable stamps, is having a guest designer call. I love these stamps, though the budget has only allowed for one so far, so I am entering!

To enter, we need to create a card or layout based on a sketch. I had great fun with mine. This stamp is so wonderful to colour! I have used watercolour pencils and a water brush. The paper is all from the Sultry collection by Basic Grey. The pale blue rhinestones are from Kaiser.

Here is a closeup of the stamped image:

You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.

For more information on the Guest Designer call, click here.