Saturday, 25 June 2011

Less is More - Sketch

Oh my gosh I thought this was going to be easier week! The challenge over at Less is More is a wonderful sketch, which I usually love but I have really struggled with this.

Ended up just printing some images from a My Craft Studio cd and cutting them out with my nesties. Mounted them on to black card and then onto silver and added the sentiment and that's it.
Taken me all day to come up with something for this card, no idea why, I did start with balloons but couldn't make these work. Will hopefully use these on some other card, probably another Clean and Simple one hehe.
Hope everyone is having a fab weekend, spent Friday moving tons of soil and gardening, so I now have muscles aching that I never knew I had!

Off now to do some commenting, some really amazing cards already posted and I am really late with this today :)

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sweet Stampin - Things with Wings

Quick post tonight - thought I would have another go at the challenge over at Sweet Stampin, which this week is anything with wings. The sponsor this week is Pollycraft and I brought this little beauty some time ago and have used her a fair few times to make cards but didn't get round to blogging them.
Anyway I didn't realise she was from Pollycraft until I popped over there to check out the digis so made this card for the challenge. She is coloured with Promarkers with sparkle added to her wings and some liquid pearls. Paper is from Dovecraft and the paper flower is a new set from Hunkydory. Punches from Martha Stewart.

Well that's it for tonight, hope everyone is having a great Monday, we have just had an absolute downpour, praying for better weather tomorrow as we are off to Wimbledon! :)

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Less is More - Monogram

Well this challenge threw me into a mild panic and to be honest i'm surprised I managed to make something to enter. Mandi & Chrissie at Less is More want a Monogram letter or letter's but not the whole word.

I find it very difficult to make a card without having someone in mind for it, so I was really stumped with this until I remembered that I am going to a civil wedding next Sunday and had wanted to make a card for this but hadn't really known what to do and thought I could use their intials.
So used Vivaldi font (Mandi you always find such amazing fonts!) and did a little work with them in photo shop to link them together and printed it onto a piece of card the same as the main card. I have glittered the N as it did look a little plain and then mounted it onto black card.

The border was made completely by accident. I did just want a faint swirly border and experimented on an offcut of card and decided I didn't like, I then tried another swirly stamp and just stamped it straight over the top just to see what the swirls would look like and thought, hey that works! To be honest my experiment looks better than the finished border on the card, but didn't really want to waste the card blank as its a lovely silk 8 x 8 card. Finished the border off with some black ribbon and added 3 black gems.

Really pleased I had a go at this challenge as I really didn't think I would be able to come up with anything. I must also say a big thank you to all the lovely comments I got last week for my card, I managed to comment on everybody up until the end of the weekend, but I'm afraid once work kicks back in on Monday I don't really get much chance to blog but I do have a look at all the wonderful cards. You are all AMAZING!!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sweet Stampin - Food Glorious Food

Well this is the first time I have entered this challenge at Sweet Stampin, one of my lovely blogging pals Alison is on the design team so thought I would give her some support :) I made this card a while a go for a girl at work and the stamps are i-cling. The main cup cake has bee layered and the yummy icing has been treated to some 3-d gloss. The papers are from The English Paper company and I did go around the paper on the inside with embossing powder to make it look frosted (doesn't show to well on the photo)

Love this shape card as you get to decorate so much of it hehe

Hope everyone is having a fab Sunday been raining all day here so had a great excuse to sit and craft all day :)

*Edit* Is it just me or is Blogger playing silly buggers again!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Less is More - One Layer

Oh boy, one layer cards, anything you do with this style you know has to be done directly onto the card and one little mistake means staring all over again. Well thankfully managed to make this card with no slip ups, shear fluke i'm sure and pretty pleased with the end result. Chrissie & Mandi sure know how to set these challenges over at Less is More but I can't wait to see what the next challenge is each week. I must also say a big thank you to everyone that commented on my card last week, I have never had so many!
These fab stamps came in the post this morning so this is my first attempt at using them, they are from Clarity Stamps and I love them. Have never attempted anything like this before and really enjoyed making this. I used water colour pencils to colour the image, which I haven't used in ages and again really enjoyed using them, broken china distress ink for the back ground and a nestie to create the circle. Off now to do some blog visiting as there are already alot of entries and if you get behind on the commenting you never catch up hehe

Hope everyone has a fab weekend :)

Monday, 6 June 2011

Sparkly Bling

This week at I ♥ Promarkers the challenge is sparkly bling, which I just love, but I didn't put as much on this card as I thought I would, those CAS cards are slowly getting to me hehe.
The image is from Crafts & Me, which I have wanted to use for a while now after watching a tutorial by Dana but she used prisma pencils to colour the image. I thought I would try it with promarkers. Think it's worked pretty well, going to try it in shades of red next stayed safe with the golds hehe. Her skin I'm afraid is copics, have tried and tried with promarkers and just don't think I have the right colours and then after seeing a list of pens Vixykins used to colour skin on her gorgeous card I knew I wasn't using the right colours so I am now waiting for a delivery of some new promarkers :) Papers are from Paper Cellar, which have been stitched and then edged with glitter glue. Flower is from the Pound Shop and dies are MS. I also added some gold shimmer paint to her hair but I can't get that to show on the photo.

Hope everyone is having a fab Monday :)

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Less is More - Monochrome

Another great challenge over at Simply Less is More this week. I like monochrome so thought I would find this a bit easier, but no, trying to make it clean and simple is soooo difficult. Nearly killed me not to add some pearls and ribbon to this card and I am still finding stamping a challenge.
Used a stamp from Butterfly Kisses, that my lovely friend brought me from the NEC. This is the first time I have used it and I must have stamped it god knows how many times to try and get a perfect impression and this one still isn't quiet right. It's mounted on some dark blue card and I added a clear circle sticker over the compass. Did some embossed lines around the edge of the card and stamped the sentiments directly onto the card (Eeeek) lol

If you have not yet been over to Simpley Less is More go and have a quick peek, they have some absolutely stunning cards and Mandi & Chrissie get well over 300 entries each week for their challenges and they make the effort to visit every entry!

Thank you for looking, hope everyone is having a fab weekend :)