Friday, 25 February 2011

CACB Challenge #35

The new challenge at CACB has rolled around again and this time we're asking you for a birthday card. There's lots of Christmas Challenges helping us to get well prepared so we thought that it might be a good idea to add one to the birthday box. For my card, I've used the free papers that were on the challenge blog for you to collect all last week (hope you managed to get yours) and let them dictate the colour scheme. I've used Venetian mask 3 and coloured it with promarkers and added some turquoise glitter that I've had for years and some gold stickles. The glitter is slightly coarser than I normally use but the colour was perfect and it really sparkles in real life. I've distressed the edges of the two papers with a cutting tool that I bought years ago for cutting threads while I was cross stitching and works perfectly for this. I've embellished the corners with a clear stamp from a set that I've had for so long that I can't remember where I got it from or who made it - nor can I remember the last time I used it. I've embellished with white satin ribbon and a square buckle from the embellishments sheet which was coloured with promarker and stickles. The sentiment and image were cut out with nesties labels 4 and finished off with some little pearls coloured with the promarker again to match.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for dropping by and I hope you get the chance to make a birthday card and join us this week.

Friday, 11 February 2011

CACB #35

Another fortnight has rolled around already and it's time for Challenge #35 at CACB! This time the theme is Love Is All Around. You can go for any love themed occasion - wedding, valentines, anniversary, friendship etc. I've gone for  friendship for my sample this time. My bp is the lilac embossed hearts and I added the "...and two friends" sentiment before printing it off. The triple hearts is from the Love Is All Around 1 sheet and I've stamped the cat and dog into the top two hearts. The cat and dog are both rubber stamps from Anita's that are among the first I ever bought so many moons ago. I love how we can re-size digis to accomodate whatever we want them to. All of these images have been coloured with promarkers. The 'stop' for the easel is the short petal flower that I coloured with a combination of twinkling H2Os and promarkers. I painted first then went over the top with the promarkers which has the effect of strengthening the original colour while the pearlescence of the twinkling H2Os still comes through. (It's a lovely effect and I think I'll give it a go with a Santa stamp at some point, his red clothes would be lovely.) I've mounted the main image and flower onto white pearlescent paper cut out with nesties labels 4 and finished off with homemade 'card candy'/brads, punched flowers and leaves, a couple of flat back pearls and diamond stickles in the flower centre.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Phew! There's certainly lots of love around this week - let's hope it lasts all year! I hope you'll be able to join us for this challenge and don't forget to check out the inspiration the rest of the DT have for you - it's nothing short of fabulous!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

It's a Conspiracy!!

I'm not one to see conspiracy theories round every corner but I'm convinced there's one surrounding this card! All the components have been printed off, cut out etc ready for use since Saturday, I finally got it put together on tuesday but it's taken until now to get it onto my blog! Even then, I'd just started the post and my computer blue screened on me - I can't help but wonder...........
Anyway, I'd best be quick because I'm running out of time for some of the challenges. I've used wood grain effect bp and the pre-coloured holly wreath from Crafty Ann's. The sentiment is computer generated. I cut the holly wreath out and mounted this and the buttons onto white pearlescent paper that had been put through the swiss dots folder. All in all a very simple card but one I enjoyed making. It's for these challenges:
Thank you for dropping by today.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Tropical Sunset


My mojo seems happy to play just lately so I am taking advantage and going with the flow! This one is a birthday card and I've had a lovely time making it. I've used the Faberge Style Egg, Tropical beach which I've coloured with various inks and ink dusters and a couple of grey promarkers to give extra depth. I printed off the egg stand onto gold mirror card along with the diamond shaped buckle from the Embellishments sheet and heat embossed them with fine detail gold ep. I've used  star dust stickles for the 'stones' in the buckle. My main bp is from Funky collection 3. I've mounted the egg onto a piece of white pearlescent paper wchich I've cut out with a nesties label (4 I think). Another piece of white pearlescent paper and a piece of matt gold card have both been put through different cuttlebug folders and the card has been finished off with a piece of white satin ribbon and 4 gold mirri 'brads' made using a 1/4" punch.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Thank you for dropping by today and for all the lovely comments you leave.