Sunday, 30 January 2011

My Funny Valentine

Evening Bloggers!

Just a quick post from me tonight. Ross fell asleep a couple of hours ago, therefore had a few hours of crafting bliss!

Made a wee Valentine's Day card while I was free for a while. Bought a few wee Digistamps from Bugaboo when they had their sale on in January, and I thought this one was perfect for a Valentine's Day card:

Isn't she fun? I coloured the image with Promarkers and added gem stones for her earrings and glossy accented the icing on the cake.

The glossy accent looks a bit odd as it is still wet (had to take picture quickly so that it didn't run!

I used a Tim Holtz die and bright pink pearlescent CS for the hearts (it doesn't look as pink in the main picture, but is really bright), and also added some gems to the hearts. The sentiment is from a set by Papermania which I mounted onto the pearlescent CS. The backing paper is from stash (red with pink polka dots.

So that's my wee Valentine's card. I'd like to enter the above card in the following challenges:

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave


Sunday, 23 January 2011

It's Hip to be Square - but not this week!

Hello bloggers!

Over at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT this week the theme is 'Anything But Square'.

I have had a card half made for a while now, which was anything but square, and decided that this was the perfect opportunity to finish it. Here it is:

Definitely not a square :o). I made the card using the LCI Cupcake Stamp, and it took a while!
1. Stamp the image onto some scrap card and cut around cupcake, cutting right round to make a cupcake template.
2.Using the template and a fresh piece of white card, draw round the template to make the background. Draw the front images first and then add the cupcakes in the background.
3. Decorate the cupcakes and adhere to an A5 piece of card folded lengthways.
4. stamp the cherry from the Cupcake Stamp several times onto some card and cut out. Colour and add glossy accents. Put aside to dry.
5. Stamp the main image of Cupcake Cutie and colour. I added some GA to her shoes to make the patent and also to the cherry on the main image, also added some glitter to her top.
6. Adhere the cherries to the bottom of the card and the main image positioned in front of the other cupcakes.
7. Add sentiment. Mine was from a set I got free with Docrafts magazine yonks ago.

Looks like Cupcake Cutie is going to be busy with all those cherries still to add!

The cherries are much glossier IRL.

I'd like to enter this card in: Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Anything But Square.

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Little Bit o Burns the Scottish Bard

Burn's Night is nearly upon us - 25th January (my eldest was born on 30th January and is called Robert, just missed the appropriate date to be born by 5 days LOL).

I made some little ATCs that mark the occasion, here they are below in all their glory:


If you click on the picture you should be able to read the excerpts of wee poems by the man himself.

I used a tartan pp that I have had in my stash for ever, added some lace left over from my wedding dress - that'll be antique lace then, since I've had it for 15+ years:o) and some flowers that I won from Sue on a Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT blog hop! Thanks Sue.

I found a scroll shape on the web and did a bit o jiggery-pokery (as my dad would say) to add the wee bits o poetry, printed onto cream CS and crumpled then a little distressing ink added to age them a little. I also distressed the edges of the ATCs with a nail-file (do we crafters never use anything as it was intended - probably not), attached the scrolls to the ATCs with some 3-D squares and voila!

Some of these have people's names already attached, as I owe a few for swaps on the Docrafts Forum. Might have to keep a wee one for myself :o)

Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave.

I'd like to enter the above ATCs to the following Challenge:

Tuesday Taggers: Robbie Burns


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Happy Belated New Year!

Hello 2011.

I have no idea where the last few weeks went. Had a fabby Christmas and New Year, but haven't had a chance to play with my new toys yet, when I do the results will be on here!

I have had a chance to craft a little, but have spent most of the time trying to squeeze a new sea of toys into a small childs already over-flowing room full. The advantages of a teenager is that the gifts get smaller so no struggle to find a home for their new stuff!

I managed to create the below card in between the chaos:

The image is by Sugar Nellie "Baby Millie" isn't she sweet with her ickle teddy and blanky. The papers are from various selections as I was trying to keep the card mono-coloured The stamp is one I have had in my stash for eva' but have never used. Can't think Why coz it's a great sentiment.

Millie is coloured with my Promarkers and the little bits o bling are from Ladybug Crafts Ink and I cut round the image with a Spellbinder scalloped circle and inked it up a little with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

The flower is from stash with another wee bit o bling added and the pink dummy (it's kinda transparent - you can just make it out, it's much nicer IRL) I got at the SECC one year from Mae Flower.

That's my card. Not made a baby card in a while and think it has turn out no bad.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Lady Bug Crafts Ink TLT: Challenge 10 - Baby
The Sugar Bowl: Challenge 51 - Kiki's Sketch 
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge147 - Monochrome
Stamp Something: Stamp Something - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad: Challenge 104 - Something New
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Cupcake 124 - Something New

Thank you and Happy New Year - Lang May Yer Lums Reek!

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