Sunday 25 September 2011

Twisted Santa!!

I wanted to have a go at the twisted easel cards that I had seen in blogland & decided to have a go.. Over at Come & Get It Challenges I had won a top pick for my Back To School card & they asked me to be a GDT for this week using an easel card as a technique, so it was perfect to combine the two.
The image is from Make It Crafty which I coloured with Prisma pencils.
Papers I bought last year & cannot remember who or what they are, but they are glittered as is most of this  Ribbon, Dew Drops & Pointsettias all from stash. I have a Christmas bag with all my embellies etc in & each year I completely forget whats in there!
Copious amounts of glitter glue used around the edges of the card & I also got out embossing powder to make the sentiment which was a wooden stamp (unmarked) I have owned for years.
Voila, a twisted easel card which I am very pleased with, however I note that I have not been featured in the above challenge!! Hopefully an oversight.
Entered into the following challenges
Fussy & FancyTtry new technique (Twisted easel)
One Stop Cards Easel Cards
Victorine Stamps Easel Cards
Bows n Berries Glitter

Monday 19 September 2011

Xmas Robin

After a very busy weekend, I managed to make this card  on Sunday evening. BP are from Bearly Mine Christmas Sparkle collection. The image is Pink Gem which was a freebie last year. It was & still is one of my favourites, so I coloured him up with Promarkers & used My Craft Studio to colour the card to match the bluey backing paper & mounted him following the sketch over at A Gem of a Challenge. Flowers are a combination of stash & Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon which has been made into a double bow is from stash & the sentiment is from a See D bought from QVC years ago.
Entered into these challenges
Pink Gem Sketch
Cutie Sunday Xmas
Little Miss Muffet Things with Wings

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Fishy Tail

This is an image that I got when I was a member of the OSAAT DT, unfortunately the drawer of the stamp is no longer with OSAAT, so I cannot give a link.
I coloured with Promarkers & then gilded it, using my neglected Gilding Flakes. It looks splotchy in the photo, but it doesnt in real life,
I framed the image with 3d foam & using papers from Bearly Mine, although these were a freebie from last year I think & cut out the oval with my Nesties. Backing paper is also Bearly Mine, from the same freebie set.
Added flowers & ribbon from my stash & from my monthly subscription to DuckPond Crafts ,as is the stick pin. I also gilded the leaves & a little flourish on the frame, as well as the sentiment & followed the sketch over at Sketch & Stash
Sentiment from a QVC kit purchased years ago & a little fish charm added to finish off.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Sketch & Stash Using the above sketch. Neglected stash Gilding Flakes & New stash flowers, ribbon & pin
Sir Stamp A Lot Frames
Pile It On Lots of layers
Die Cut Dreams Flower Power (at least 5 flowers, I have 8 on there)
I Love Promarkers Metal charm/embellishment

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Back To School

Its time for another challenge over at Divas By Design & this time its ''Back To School'' & is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.
I chose an image & the backing paper from Tiddly Inks. The backing paper is now in the basement section at $1.00. My image is coloured with Promarkers & the embellies come from a sheet given away as a freebie by Shirleys2Girls which I matted onto matching card. The calculator & crayons are buttons bought from my local stationers.
Don't forget to go on over to Divas & see what my teamies have also made this week & I look forward to seeing your entries.
Entering into the following challenges
Come & Get It Challenges Back To School
Guylou's Immitability Back To School
Pixe Dust School Is Cool
Stamp Insanity Back To School
Fashionista Friday Back To School

UPDATE I have won Top Pick with this card over at Come & Get It Challenges

Monday 5 September 2011

Its been awhile!

Now I don't usually put much about my private life here on my blog, but just want to explain why I have not been around much. (Mind you I dont think I have been missed anyway). I have arthritis & its flared up recently which has left me in a lot of pain & not wanting to be creative at all.

Anyway I did sit down & make a card, I had made my DT card for Divas ages ago & that will be shown on Wednesday.

I started out by colouring with Promarkers an image by Kenny K called Skater Chick. The backing paper is by Toucan Scraps over at the OSAAT store called City Street, onto which I added a sentiment in Dripping Markers font to look like it had been spray canned.
 I then googled trying to finda graffiti artist or something as I had this idea in my head & came across this image of a Graffiti girl at Edupics which was free to use for non commercial use. This was perfect for what I had in my head. I coloured this again with Promarkers.
I have been admiring Make It Crafty urban,street images, but thought I had better not spend any money right now, so made my own dustbins by cutting out of silver paper & scoring to look like metal dustbins. It is difficult to photograph as my reflection kept showing up in the photos.
Added some silver rik rak & some candy & here is my first card in ages.
I have entered it into the following challenges
Birthday Sundaes Birthday sentiment
Creative Card Crew Annything Goes
Charisma Cardz Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas Use a digi (paper & images)
Stamp Something Use a digi