Monday, 31 August 2009

Colour Challenge

I made this card for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge #12. These are the colours we had to use:

The bird stamp is from Inkadinkado, and the flowers in the background from the Boho Blossoms set by My Favourite Things.

There is also some great blog candy up at the SPCC blog, celebrating 10,000 hits. The candy post is here.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Scrapsidaisy 4th Birthday Card

I thought I would post the card I made for Scrapsidaisy's 4th birthday. The paper is all Two Scoops by Basic Grey, which I figured was appropriate as it was the first thing I ever purchased from Scrapsidaisy. Rather difficult to see is the Happy birthday rub-on on the crochet lace - which is also from Scrapsidaisy.

I was in a quilting frame of mind at the time, so the card is full of piecing and stitching, even the inside (which I forgot to photograph). I think before I try this sort of thing again, I will invest in a square punch. Maybe. :)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Ooh La La

At copycatcards over at the Scrapsidaisy Forum, there is a challenge to use food as inspiration for a card. I used little musk lollies for my inspiration, and here is the card I ended up with:

The poodle and sentiment stamps are from a set by My Favourite Things, and the background behind the poodle a stamp by Fiskars. I stamped the sentiment straight onto ribbon with Opera Pink VersaColor ink.


Monday, 24 August 2009

Berry Happy Birthday

Here is a card I made Martin for his birthday - simple, but he liked it. Just a chipboard frame inked blue with a photo of strawberries behind it, a few Kaiser rhinestones, and a Happy Birthday rub-on from FTI.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Cute Little Dolls

My present for Christmas in July was a couple of stamp sets from Hero Arts. They are such cute images.

This little tag to the left uses the Dolls set, and some Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper. Front and back are shown. The whole tag is only 5cm across. So cute.

I coloured the doll and the message with watercolour pencils, but didn't wet them.

Next up I used the Four Dolls set, which has four cute Japanese doll images, to create the card below.

I coloured her with my watercolour brush and the ink from a couple of stabilo pens scribbled onto some plastic, then used some Pearl Ex over the top to give her clothes a silky sheen. You can see it pretty well in the photo up top.

The background she is on is paper I bought in Japan. So, so pretty. Behind that is some wool paper (don't know why it's called that) I've had in my drawer for ages. The gold flowers stamped across the top and bottom are also from the doll stamp set.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Christmas in July

Every 25th July, Martin and I celebrate Christmas in July. It means we can do all the traditional things he grew up with, and then in December do the things I grew up with. We have presents at both of course!

In keeping with the festive spirit, I made a couple of Christmas cards. Here they are:

I actually coloured this image last Christmas, specifically to match the background paper, but have only just got to putting it on a card. I am honestly not sure who makes the stamp - the image was a gift at the time - will have to check that out. Try to ignore the places I went out of the lines :)

10/8/09 - The stamp is called Pip with Presents by Sugar Nellie - Thanks Bec for that :)

This next one uses Basic Grey paper, cut from behind a photo on a scrapbook layout. I couldn't bear to cover any of the gorgeous paper, so thought a card was the perfect solution. Very simple, but the paper is enough decoration on its own really.