Friday, 31 December 2010

CACB Challenge #31

You know, I love Christmas but it really seems to addle my brain - I almost forgot to post my card this morning! It's time for the final challenge of 2010/first challenge of 2011 at CACB and this time we have something we haven't done before. The theme is Same But Different - the same part is that the Faberge Style Egg, tropical beach image has to be used on your project to qualify and the different part is how you choose to use it. The good news is that for the duration of the challenge, the image is a FREEBIE! To get yours, all you have to do is pop over the challenge blog.
I've made my first ever tri-shutter card with this one. The main image has been coloured with promarkers then scanned into the computer for the smaller images (they're tiny and my eyes wouldn't be up to colouring them by hand lol!) I cut the main image out and shaped it before adding it to a piece of white pearlescent paper. The bp is from mottled stone collection 6. I've embellished with Marianne die swirls, bows from the embellishments sheet and homemade 'brads'. 
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
I hope you'll all come along and grab your freebie and share all your inspiration with us at CACB. If you like the new egg, there are several others available at Crafty Ann's including another scenic one.

Friday, 17 December 2010

CACB, Challenge #30

Good morning fellow bloggers - today sees our final challenge at Crafty Ann's before Christmas and we're making it nice and easy for you so Anything Goes! If you're still making Christmas cards or projects, do share them with us and if you're sick of Christmas projects now, share anything you like as long as it's new. In my case, I have loads of birthday's in January so I need to be thinking about them now. The squirrel has to be one of my favourite images and is one of the earliest I drew. I stop myself using it too often so I still get a lot of pleasure from it when I do. This is the first time I've coloured the image with promarkers though. I usually use coloursoft pencils which I get a really good result with but this time I decided to bite the bullet and go for it - this was braver that it sounds because I was running to the wire time wise! I'm quite pleased with the result though so I'll be happy to use promarkers again. I created the background while the image was still in the nesties die with ink dusters and shaving brushes which work just as well. I used I used distress old paper and tea dye to create the ground and brilliance pearlescent sky blue to create the sky area. The bps are from Tartans Collection 2 and Mottled Stone Collection 6. The mat behind the squirrel has been cut from a piece of woodgrain effect from the earth tones collection. The bp's and Squirrel digi are all available from Crafty Ann's. The sentiment is computer generated and the card has been finished with 4 of my handmade gold mirri 'brads'/'card candy' in the corners.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges who all also have the theme of Anything Goes:
Thank you for visiting today, I hope you'll get chance to join in with us for our last challenge before Christmas and that you will check out our very last challenge of the year starting on 31st December which is something we haven't done before.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Non Christmas For A Change!

This card is for several challenges and I know it will be recognised by one of the DT of one of them, because she was on the receiving end of it! I had to wait to show you it until I knew she'd received it so as not to spoil it for her. The main image is from Joanna Sheen's Dancing With Shadows CD and I've printed it onto white pearlescent paper.The main bp is from the black & white collection, the two flowers are the 3D Short Petal and the bow is from the embellishements sheet the latter three are all availabe from Crafty Ann's and again have been printed onto white pearlescent paper. I've added black glitter to the centre of the flowers and some chrystal glitter to the edges of the bow although neither seem to be showing up too well in the picture.The flowers and bow have all been added to a satin ribbon mounted onto white pearlescent and black mats. The main image was cut out with a nesties labels die as was the black mat behind it. 4 tiny white pearls and 3 black homemade brads/'card candy' finish it off.
The challenges I'm entering are:
Thank you for your visit today and I hope you'll get the chance to join in some of these challenges too.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

'Twas Inevitable Really.......!

Well, Mo did say that she deliberately drew Kai to be either gender, so having done the blue Kai in a snowglobe, I had to do a pink one too!!! I've thoroughly enjoyed it too! Once again, I've used the Kai in the snow image from Mo Manning and the blank snowglobe from Crafty Ann's and coloured both digitally then added crystal glitter for the snow. The pale pink bp is from the mottled stone collection 5 and the darker pink one is just one I created to go with this image using the same colours I used to colour the images which I've put through an embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Piggin' Good Christmas sheet - again coloured digitally with glitter added. I've added my homemade brads/'card candy' made from a scrap of the darker bp to finish it off. (The snowglobe, mottled stone bp and Piggin' Good Christmas sheet are all available from Crafty Ann's.)
This card was inspired by these challenges:
Thank you for popping by today.

Friday, 3 December 2010

CACB Challenge #29

It's time for the next challenge at Crafty Ann's again already! This time we have an either/or one for you. The theme is Christmas and there is also a sketch so you can do both sketch and theme or one or the other - it's entirely up to you. I had intended to do both until I remembered that it's one of my sil's birthday on the 9th of this month so I thought I'd better do her card instead. I often think that birthdays near to Christmas can get swamped by the festive season so I thought I'd do her card in pastel colours.
All the bps are from Crafty Ann's and are from: mottled stone collection 5 (main piece), embossed flowers collection 3 and polished stone, pastels. Both they and the image were printed onto pearlescent paper so getting a decent photo wasn't easy which is why the embossed flowers paper isn't showing too well. This is definitely one of those cards that looks better in the flesh! The image is Faberge Style Egg Necklace 2 and has been completely coloured with glitters - silver, pale pink and pale blue. The frame is one of the effects you can do in MS Word.The bow is from the embellishments sheet and I've coloured it digitally - it's actually silver although it looks blue in the picture. The rest of the colours are pretty accurate so I wasn't going to fuss over the bow!! lol! My homemade silver mirri/brads adorn the corners.

My card is also for these challenges:
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope that you'll join us at CACB.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Feeling the Blues!

Oh dear - it's the last challenge of the year for Bah! Humbug! That's why we're all Feeling the Blues :( On the upside though, the challenges do start again in January and considering how fast this year has gone the new challenges will be here in a jiffy! I haven't been able to join in with all I wanted to but have managed as many as possible and am not having a frantic frenzy as a result so thank you girls!
I've created the main image from Crafty Ann's blank snowglobe digi sheet and my all time favourite Mo Manning digi, Kai in the snow. This image just seemed so perfect for sitting into a snowglobe. I've coloured it digitally and added white glitter for the snow.
The bp's are from embossed dots, brights collection and mottled stone collection 5. I really liked the MS one for this because of it's slight reminiscence of a snowy effect. I've also used one of the blank tickets that I re-coloured white and added the word joy! to it before overlaying it onto a piece of the embossed dots bp before printing it. The four pieces of homemade 'card candy'/brads and the blue snowflakes are from the same bp.
Another card I thoroughly enjoyed making, so thank you to all the challenges that inspire me! I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for taking the time to visit at this busy time of year, I do appreciate it and all the lovely comments you leave.