Saturday, 28 January 2012

SCSC - Ribbon - DT Card

Sponsored this week by ....
 Win $15 voucher

This weeks challenge has been set by the lovely Franz and is

I had been asked to create a quick card (quick as in a couple of hours!!) so reluctantly put aside my markers (NO chance of colouring in AND finishing a card in 2 hours or less hahaha) and decided on some speedy decoupage.

I have been frequenting a lovely site, very similar to Crafts U Print but with a £3 min spend instead of £5, called Card Making Downloads.   They have some really lovely kits on there (some using Nitwit images, for those of us who cannot afford every new lush pack they release lol) and you even get money off codes sent through to your email address weekly (usually 10% off £3 and 20% off £5 spend)  You just print the sheets out, cut and past and they're done. Most have inserts and envelopes to match too.  Prices are very reasonable and, with some of the weekly reductions and Facebook offers, start at just 50p (and you get your discount off this too!!).

So found this lovely lil teddy holding flowers and my young lady thought it would be perfect, so I popped it into my basket (along with just a couple of other bits n pieces, well I had to make up the min spend hehehe).  Printed it onto Smooth Light Bright White 230gsm card from Craftsite which is fab and goes through my printer without a hitch, unlike 250gsm or higher, and is a perfect weight for card bases.

Cut out and decoupaged the letters and teddy then added some stickles onto the flowers.  Mounted the whole thing onto holographic mirri board and finished off with an iridescent ribbon tied in a double bow, Simples.

Hope you all have a good weekend and don't forget your sledge for the forecast snow on Sunday/Monday hehehe


Saturday, 21 January 2012

SCSC - Food or Drink - DT Card

Our lovely Franchesca has picked this weeks theme of ..

Food & Drink

We are sponsored this week by....

The Prize for the winner is 3 digi images from their shop

The Stamping Boutique very kindly sent over a few images for us to use on our cards and I chose Birthday Bunny.  

I asked the 'ol man when his moms birthday was as I knew it was soon. He said next Friday, the 13th.  Aaaah u mean in the morning dear!!  The look on his face was priceless. Don't worry my sweet lil cupcake, you go to bed, I've got it covered.  So guess who was up most of the night getting it sorted hahaha.

The card didn't actually take me very long to create and colouring it was a dream.  It was the fact I had to decide what papers to use lol.  I have sooooooooo many digi papers let alone real ones to choose from it's getting harder by the day. (and I am frantically looking for the ones I decided on to tell you who they are from, i'll have to get back to you on that one  *hangs head in shame) EDIT:: Summer Driggs @ Summertime Designs - Beautimous paper pack

I coloured birthday bear with my copics & promarkers then had a crisis. E31 is nearly DRY OMG!!!!!! (At 3am in the morning there is noone to call for help) So I had to resort to adding a few cakey colours with my prisma pencils, phew crisis averted.  Added some stickles, errm most places lol and it was time to finish off.

I had found some freebie ribbons from a mag (stuffed in a drawer like everything else lol) that matched perfectly with the chosen papers and just stuck and tied them to the bottom and staggered the knots.  I created the circular sentiment in Photoshop and hand cut around the for the mat. (no electronic cutter at 4am, it wakes the neighbours as it vibrates on the desk a little which just seems to echo at night lol)

Needless to say the MIL was loving the card and the chocolates that came with it also went down a treat lol.

So get those foody stamps on the go and create some sweetness.


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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Get Well Soon

Wow, please take your time getting up. 

A shock like this can really knock you about lol.  

Yes, yes another post from me hahahaha.

A good friend is in hospital recovering from lung surgery that he had yesterday.  He has been complaining that he now has a big scar and "you won't believe where they put the catheter" lmao.

So I decided he needed a little cheering up and made him a card to, hopefully, make him smile a little.  Our group of friends from around the world are sending (emailing) me some handwritten words for me to compile and use on the insert as they will not be able to personally sign the card themselves.

I have used Nitwit papers and an image from Bugaboo and coloured with my copics and promarkers (loving the fine nibs you can get for them).  Matted onto Bazill Bling card and printed sentiment from my word processor.

I hope you are liking my burst of inspiration, long may it last lol.



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Monday, 16 January 2012

Happy Birthday

I know, Shock Horror, Tracie has posted MidWeek!!

Well I am off work on me hols at the mo so getting a spot of cardmaking in while I can lol.  Also my friends son's birthday is coming up and she has asked me to make him a car. He likes roaring at people at the moment, being a dragon so I thought this would be the perfect card.

I also found out that it is Dustin Pike's Birthday too, the creator of Dudley, our fearsome dragon and have entered it into this weeks challenge over at Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge Blog.

I have coloured Dudderz with my Copics and used Prisma colour pencils to add a little more depth as I don't quite have the dark green I needed (savin me money for the New Copic release in Feb hehehe).

I'm not sure if you can see but i've also glittered the opposing corners of my card to bling it up a bit lol

Don't you think little froggy looks petrified at Dudley. I'm going to tell the little man that he is trying not to be sick as that is another fascination of his at the moment (Kids eh!!! lol)

Well thats all from me today. You never know I may post some more cards soon too hahahaha


Saturday, 14 January 2012

SCSC - Anything goes with Blue - DT Card

This weeks challenge has been set by the lovely Bridget and is
Anything goes with Blue

so lets see your wonderful creations using a blue theme.

This week we are sponsered by ..

and is your chance to win a $10 voucher to use in their online shop

Sorry for the late post.  I didn't want to trust bad blogger to auto publish for me and I had to go pick up my car from the garage as it has been a little poorly but is a lot better now hehe.

My mom's birthday is the beginning of feb and I thought i'd get her card done early rather than trying to do it the day before like last year lol.

She loves my Lily of the Valley images so using one was a no brainer. But I had to go through my whole digi paper sets to decide on the paper I was going to use and there are soooooooo many nice ones I had a hard time deciding lol.  I settled on the Nitwit set Promises as it combines blue with my fave purples hehe.  Cut out and layered the flower elements of the set and added stickles and leaves to finish them off.

I used Photoshop to do the sentiment and cut out the border from some lilac Bazzil Bling.  I used my Klic n Kut to cut my ovals and scalloped ovals out as my nesties weren't big enough and I dont have one of them huuuge new cuttlebugs :o(

I added a few sticky pearls to the edges and me card was done in record time.

So get crafting and post your results on the challenge page.

See u all next week for another exciting 2012 challenge.


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Whimsy Stamps - Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, 7 January 2012

SCSC - Let them Eat Cake - DT Card

Hi Guys

Blogger being an evil toad to me today and wont let me upload a pikky now grrrrrrr.  I'll have another go later on this afternoon, please keep your fingers crossed for me lol.

I am also never scheduling a post again.  Not only has it lost a post, it still hasn't posted this one and it is now 930am grrrrrr.

But it has given me the opportunity to let you all know that we have some fab new Sponsors for our challenges (well done to the Wooo's and Jane xxx).
This week you have the chance to snag a totally brilliant £10 Crafters Companion online gift voucher (wooooo hoooooo, thank u Sara xx)

This weeks challenge has been set by the lovely Andie and she has chosen a scrummy theme of ........
Let them Eat Cake

Mmmmmm cake!!

Well ladies I can say for certain that there are soooooooooo many images out there that you can use for this challenge lol.  Cupcakes, teacakes, birthday cakes..... (you get my drift hahaha)  so lets see all that scrummy delishushusnesss (I know, not a real word hehe).

This weeks image Happy Birthday to Me has come courtesy of The Paper Shelter.  I settled on trying to do a CAS card (not too good at them as I try and add too much lol) and decided to use the precoloured version, then changed the colours in Photoshop to match the lush papers from their So Girly paper collection.  I added a little pencil shading to make it really pop off the page. I have cut it out and stuck to plain card using 3d glue gel.   So the sentiment is a little smudged as I tried to stamp it and wondered why I couldn't stamp properly???  

Note to self .....  Remember to stamp the sentiment BEFORE sticking the image down!!!  (at least I managed to fix the crease line down the centre of his face before the glue dried lmao)

I added a bit of sparkle to the candles and there you go, card finished in super fast time

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The PaperShelter - Anything Goes