Sunday, 31 July 2011

Less is More - Lucky Dip

This week at Less is More the challenge is a lucky dip and Mandi & Chrissie want something Fruity!

Don't know why I make these cards so difficult for myself, I should have just stuck with the strawberries, but I wanted to do something different. I found this stencil that I have had for years, came with an embroidery magazine I used to collect and have never done anything with any of them!
I used a selection of inks to sponge through the stencil, something that was all the rage about 20 years ago hehe and cut the image out. Now this is a fairly big stencil and even cut out it didn't fit on my 8x8 card and it just didn't look right on white anyway so improvised and made a black card. It then needed some text on it somehow, after rummaging for ages through my stash looking for something suitable, I knew I was going to have to freehand it with a white pen. I did cheat a little and printed the words out and then traced them onto the card before going over it with the white pen.

Not overly sure about this card, does it pass as a C&S, not much white space on this one hehe. Anyway let me know what you think, can always go back to the strawberries :)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Anything Goes

Made this card for a friend at work and fortunately this week at I ♥ Promarkers the challenge is Anything Goes.
The image is from Charmed Cards and coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from Dovecraft Eastern Promise and used black and plum card and a gold pen. Punched out flowers and used liqued pearls for the centres.

Thank you for popping by and don't forget to leave a comment as I love to read them :)

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


Well not had much chance to blog or do anything crafty for a while, summer holidays have now hit and have been out and about doing stuff with the kids, but that hasn't stoped me ordering crafty bits hehe.

My desk at the moment is a bit of a mess, managed to finish a card for a friend at work, using a fab Charmed Cards & Crafts image (they have a new blog btw if you were a Dottie's World follower). Had some great stamps arrive today from LOTV, they have just released their new Christmas collection, had a book come for using Nesties and also a pile of Craft Artist cd's and there is more.........................
I entered the KennyK 1 year Anniversary blog hop the other week and I WON!!!!! Their prize is amazing, from Kenny K stamps to gift vouchers, copic markers, ribbons, embelishments, the list goes on. Can't wait to get my hands on it all, still can't believe I won hehe :)

Anyway if you haven't been over to Julia's blog go check it out and visit some amazing desks from around the globe but be warned its addictive :)

Monday, 18 July 2011

Less is More - Circles

A very quick post tonight and a very quick card for the Less is More challenge, which this week is circles. I have no idea where the weekend went, but oh boy it went quick hehe.
Am starting to really enjoy using my cd's and am now getting the hang of printing straight onto my cards. This image is from My Craft Studio and made this card 4x4". Have just ordered a bundle of cd's from Create & Craft, which was very naughty of me but I could not resist hehe.

Hope everyone had a fab weekend, will try and get round to do some commenting but have one hell of a busy week as I break up on Friday for a week off! Crafty time here I come hehe :)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Kenny K BlogAversary

WOW Kenny K have got some amazing prizes up for grabs over on their blog to celebrate their 1 year anniversary, plus a brilliant blog hop showcasing their new release of images.

Not entered a Kenny K challenge for a while and was actually waiting for lasts weeks challenge as I wanted to make a card for a friend who is hitting 40 and as it happens there wasn't one last week so made this card anyway and fortunately the challenge this week is anything goes hehe.
Used the fabulous Carmen Electrafying, she makes a fab card for guys, and coloured her with Copics. Paper is from My Craft Studio, which I created myself using different elements from the cd and other bits and pieces from my stash.

Well thats Monday nearly over with, hope everyone has had a fab day, roll on the weekend hehe

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Something with Legs

Where has the weekend gone! There are no where near enough hours in the day, hope everyone has had a fab weekend and yours hasn't gone as quick as mine :)

Well this week Chrissie and Mandi want a One Layer Card over at Less is More using Something with Legs, why oh why am I finding these so difficult! There is so many things I could have used or is that the problem to much choice, anyway not overly happy with either of these cards but thought I would post them just so you knew I have tried as once Monday rolls round work takes over and crafting takes a back seat. This card is computer generated using an image from My Craft Studio Flourishes and sentiment from TLC. I really wanted to add something to this but not quiet sure what.

This card is another image from TLC printed straight on the card and then added the lines and measurements (watched Barbara Gray on Create & Craft do something similar) but it just wasn't doing it for me, again not sure why, so gave up on this one.

Right time for bed and if you have never popped over to Less is More you really should, the cards over there are AMAZING!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Shades of Blue

My gosh I can not believe how quick Saturday's go! Spent ages again trying to work out something to do for this Less is More Challenge which this week Chrissie & Mandi want shades of blue. After going through my stamps a number of times and stamping a couple of things in blue I decided to give these Polka Doodles stamps ago.

I watched Nikky Hall from Polka Doodles on Create and Craft do this technique using promarkers and remember thinking WOW, which is why I brought the stamps and have NEVER used them!!
Spent an age cutting out all the stamps, all the stones, grasses, fence, trees, bushes are all individual stamps and they are tiny and had to cut out masks so I could layer the stamps, but I really enjoyed it.

When I watched the demo, Nicky just used the wedge end of the promarkers to colour everything, don't think I have ever taken the lid off that end hehe. Really had to force myself to just throw the colour on the paper and quickly so as the colours merged nicely together while still wet. I then just simply cut the image out and stuck it straight onto a card blank. Stamped a happy birthday straight onto the card and thats about it.

Thank you again Chrissie & Mandi. From your challenge I have used stamps that I have never used and tried a technique that I have never tried.

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend and enjoying the gorgeous weather :)