Thursday, 24 June 2010

Here Comes Santa!

I'll be getting stripped of my loyalty badge at Bah! Humbug! I run late so often! I've had to miss a few that I really wanted to do, but I was determined not to miss this one so I'm linking it even though I'm after the 12pm deadline. The theme is: A Child's Christmas and if there are ever two things that go together it's children and Christmas! As soon as I saw this image from Mo Manning called "Jack Waiting", this is what popped into my mind so it was perfect. The theme at DP2 Challenge this week is "Anything Goes" so am entering my card into this one too. Digital Tuesday has "Christmas in June" and My Time To Craft has "Yuletide in June" as the theme this week which also fits perfectly and last but certainly not least, Passion for Promarkers want to see our favourite things - well children and Christmas are two of my favourite things so put them together and it doesn't get much better!

To what I've used - The main image is Jack waiting from Mo Manning. I've added the Christmas Garland from Crafty Ann's along the top of the window and stamped the sleigh silhouette in black memento ink then scanned it into the computer so that I could re-size it. Both the sleigh and the here comes santa stamps are from the same See D's set. My colouring medium was promarkers and I used distress inks and duster brushes to create the carpet and walls of the room. Other than that I kept it very simple. I used the red embossed dots bp and some gold mirri and a few peel offs and that's pretty much it because I wanted to let the lovely image take centre stage.

Thank you for popping by today.

Friday, 18 June 2010

CACB #17

It's time for the new challenge at Crafty Ann's and this time our theme is Embossing. This is the very first card I've made for a handfasting ceremony. I've used my hands digi and the bow from one of the frames digis to create my main image.The hearts are a rubber stamp that were stamped using the brilliance twilight pad and the sentiment is one of my favourite stamps and says "love is the shortest distance between two hearts." My colouring medium is promarkers and the bps are Crafty Ann's from the polished stone collections and the heart shaped bp is from the  embossed hearts collection. The two smaller pieces on the bottom of the easel card have been put through the c/bug Nat folder and I've added flourishes from a Marianne's die and pearls to the corners to finish it off.

I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for your visit today, I hope you'll pop over and check out the wonderful cards made by the rest of the DT and join us too.

Friday, 11 June 2010

June Is A 'Special' Month!

It is this year anyway - I've had a silver wedding anniversary, a 1st birthday and next week an 18th! I've been drawing this digi for 2 weeks because I wanted it to be just right. That's because the 18th birthday in question is that of our 2nd Grandson and although he doesn't know it, he was the model for the digi! I did my drawing from a photo I took 18 months ago so I wonder if he'll recognise himself? The digi will be in the shop either later today or tomorrow. (UPDATE: It's in the shop now and he DID recognise himself!) This is my first attempt at drawing people and it seems fitting that it's of someone special to me. He's at music college and plays bass guitar - he's very talented and often just sits and creates a piece of music as he plays which is what he was doing when this photo was taken - something he was creating for me. He didn't write any of it down so it only ever got played that once which in some ways makes it even more special.

The card is 21cm x 21cm and the base card blue pearlescent and I've stamped all over it with 2 See D's stamps and versamark ink. The dp is from mottled stone collection 2. The three embellishments down the side panel are the electric guitar 2 - don't you just love how you can re-size digis to suit?? The guitars and the main image have been coloured with promarkers and the main image is mounted on a real CD. The sentiment is computer generated and the 3 stars were stamped with versamark and embossed with silver detail ep.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for visiting today.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

1st Birthday Card

It's amazing how last minute reminders for anniversary and birthday cards can suddenly up the blog posting rate isn't it?? This one is for my great-niece who will be 1 tomorrow. I've made yet another easel card and because I won't be there to show my nephew how it works, I've included a photo of it as displayed from the side because I don't want him thinking that I've taken leave of my senses and sent a card that won't open properly!

What I've used:
A few challenges have helped me with this one:
Hopefully, I'll leave myself more time in future!!

Monday, 7 June 2010


Boy did I nearly make a major boo-boo!! I got a text from my sister this morning asking me if this year is one our bothers' silver wedding anniversary so between us we worked out that it is - and then we realised that it's tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about having to get moving sharpish! I'm ever so pleased that I created the pre-coloured flower collection now - it really came into it's own today. Because it's the 25th, I still wanted it to be as special as it would have been if I'd left myself more time. Of course, because I needed it in a hurry, my mind went blank so I went in search of a sketch to kick start me and found this lovely one at Sketch For You To Try. I've made the card 21cm x 21cm and I printed the pre-coloured pink roses posy onto white pearlescent paper and cut it out with a Marianne designs frame die. The two dps are from the embossed hearts and mottled stone collections. The flower is a 3D short petal one that I've coloured using twinkling H2Os - I got the idea to put the 25 in the flower centre from the lovely Irene.

The flourishes are two dies that are part of the set with the frame die and I thought it would be a bit special to use them instead of leaves. The border behind the main image is another Marianne die threaded with a white and silver organza ribbon. The whole thing is finished off with tiny crystals and glitterations border peel offs. I'm not usually very happy with a card I have to make in such a rush but I am with this one and I really enjoyed making it too.

I'm also entering my card in these challenges and then I'll probably go for a nice lie down in a darkened room!
 Thank you for dropping by today.

Friday, 4 June 2010


I think that's how you're supposed to say it anyway lol!! It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Ann's but we'll come back to that in a sec because first of all I need to tell you who won the draw for the prize on my blog for the blog hop  - all the names of those of you who took part went into a hat and the one that came back out was Janet who wins these two sheets:

Congratulations Janet they'll be dropping into your inbox really soon.

Now to the new challenge and #16 takes it's inspiration from the football world cup. It's simply to fly the flag for your country (whether they are taking part or not) by using just the colours in your national flag although hair and skin tones or leaf tones can also be used as can gold and silver. We also need to say which country we're flying the flag for - I think the title of my post tells you mine :oD

I've used the daisy and the red gerbera from the new pre-coloured sheets in two different sizes for mine. My bps are a lovely white pearlescent paper and a piece of polished stone red from the brights collection. Both have been put through the c/bug Nat folder. I've also made good use of the allowed gold mirri card - the four smaller flowers are sitting on a Marianne's border die which has had white satin ribbon threaded through it and three little white pearls added to the centre. I've used gold die cut flourishes instead of leaves - again Marianne's and apart from the glitterations borders, that's it.

I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for dropping by today and for the lovely comments you leave me. I hope you'll get the time to join in with us and fly your country's flag.