Sunday, 30 September 2012

Kenny K - No Squares

Time for another challenge at Kenny K which this week is to make a card that isn't square.
I brought a box of different shaped cards from Kanban a while a go and have only just started using them. Used Teen Idol and coloured with promarkers. The papers are from Papermania, Happy Days.  Added a couple of buttons and a die cut Happy Birthday.  This card is destined for another nephew for his birthday.

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Less is More - Love & Marriage

Time for a quick post before heading off to bed.  Had a busy day to day clearing the garden ready to start my new patio and then eventually a new conservatory.

I can not believe I got showcased with my Less is More card the other week it is such an honour.  Missed joining in last week so was determind to make a card for this weeks Love & Marriage challenge.
Coloured this lovely LOTV image a while a go using promarkers and some stickles.  Added a frame and a Marianne die sentiment.

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend.  Back to the garden again tomorrow, still got some plants to move if my back can take it hehe :)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sweet Stampin - How Charming

Well considering we actually had frost this morning, it has turned into quiet a nice sunny day.
Thought I would join in with the Sweet Stampin challenge as it's to use a charm and I had already got this card made for a friends birthday.
I love these Saturated Canary images and they are a dream to colour.  I used my MS punch to create the border round the image and a Marianne Die for the sentiment.  I brought so many of these little charms from The Works, usually there are 6 in a packet and only cost a £1, keep forgetting to use them.  This card is actually for a 21st birthday so I may still put a 21 on it somewhere.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend, hope it's sunny where you are :)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Less is More - Oval

Quick post before heading off to bed.  Had another go with the sponge, inks and Clarity stamps for the Less is More challenge.
This weeks challenge is to use an oval, so got the spellbinder die out again and used a big and juicy and adirondack ink to create the back ground.  Used a couple of Clarity Stamps and kanban stamps with Stazon jet black.  The image is mounted on foampads and scored some lines on the card as I thought it looked a little plain.  Still in two minds if I should add a sentiment, but for now will leave it blank.

Hope everyone has had a fab weekend and thank you for stopping by :)

Kenny K - Black & White + 1

Well it's Sunday again and time for another fabby challenge at Kenny K's which this week is black & white + 1.  Sponsers this week are Kenny K and Bearly Mine Designs (some fab freebies over there!)
Love these new Halloween images and this Haunted House is just brilliant.  My printer is not the best for printing really strong black so had to go over the image with a black promarker.  Think you can guess what my other colour is although the moon and the 1 window I coloured doesn't show to well on the photo.
The rest of this card is thanks to my silhoutte, just love all these shapes you can cut out with it.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :)

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Less is More - Foilage

What a glorious week we have had, why is it the sun comes out when we are back to work and school!  Oh well at least with everything now back to normal I should have a bit more time for crafting :)

This weeks Less is More challenge is the dreaded One Layer with the theme of foliage.

Am I getting more comfortable with this theme, hmm am not sure, but after watching Barbara Gray last week I did think it was time to use my stamps a lot more and have a go masking and inking.  I didnt go as far as getting the brayer out but did have a go with a sponge, nestie and some post-its.
The sentiment stamp is from Clarity but the leaf stamp is from a poinsettia set by Sheena Douglas.  Used Adirondack Lettuce and Memento Rich Cocoa for the inking and stamping.
Hope everyone is having a fab weekend and enjoying the sunshine :)

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Mo's - Anything Goes

Couldn't resist having a go at Mo's challenge again, which this week is Anything Goes.
Downloaded this cute image the other day.  Needed a card for one of the girls at work who has been with us part time while she studied to be a nurse and she has now got her first job in nursing at Birmingham Children's Hospital, so this little card is to wish her luck in her new job :)

Hope everyone is having a good week and thank you for stopping by :)

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Kenny K - Back to School

It's Sunday again and it's now also September, where is the year going never mind the weeks!

Back to work unfortunately tomorrow and kids back at school on Wednesday, which happens to be Kenny K's topic for this weeks challenge.
I used the lovely Queens Cutie, which I have had forever and never used, but she was a joy to colour in using promarkers.  She is sat on some books from TLC as is the sentiment, again had these forever and not used them.  Papers are from DCWV and used my Cameo for the back to school and apple.

Hope everyone has had a fab holiday and have recharged the batteries ready for some crafting :)

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Less is More - Brown & Pink

It has been a while, holidays and life has kept me away from the craft table, but today I decided I was devoting the whole day to crafting.  So far I have had to wash up and tidy the kitchen get the washing out on the line and I am going to have to go shopping soon as bread and milk are running very low.  So much for all day crafting!!

Have managed to make one card for the Less is More challenge, which this week is brown & pink
This was a very simple card using promarkers and cocoa memento ink pad.  Stamps are from kanban.  Really liking this card, so think I will be making some more like this.  My OH daughter has been doing some voluntary work in Oxfam and I have given her all my Less is More cards to sell for charity.  Think some of these will be heading her way as well, nice to know they are going to something worth while rather than sitting in a box in my craft room.

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend :)