Friday, 28 May 2010

A Passion for Papertrey Challenge Entry - Purple!

I love purple! Lol! This card is my entry for the Passion for Papertrey challenge this week - to make a card using your favourite colour!

The thing is, purple really doesn't suit me, so I hardly ever wear the colour....perhaps its just that it is a regal colour and I have delusions of grandeur!

So here it is! Made with the Sweet Pea Year of Flowers set. Really, really pretty. I'm not normally a flowers kind of girl, but these are so lovely. Apologies for dodgy colouring of photo - no natural light, so it looks baaaaaddd! Took lots of inspiration from the fabulous DT for PTI.

They remind me of when I moved into my first ever home, and I wanted my little garden to be full of flowers. So I emptied a whole packet of sweet pea seeds into a 1m x 50cm patch. The results were completely bonkers, looked like a Sci Fi monster with good colour taste! LMAO!

Also decided that gardening was so NOT me! Lol! Right, best get myself to work! Have a great day! Kx


CARD: Bazzill Bling
PAPERS: Kaiser Craft Lilac Avenue
DIE CUTTING: Nellie Snellen Multi Frame Circle, EK Success Dotty Scallop, Scallop Punches
STAMPS : Papertrey Ink Year Of Flowers : Sweet Pea
COLOURING : Copic Markers
EMBELLIES: Stampin Up! Whisper White Ribbon, Ranger Liquid Pearls - Lavender Lace, Ranger Stardust Stickles

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

A huge sigh of relief, and a card for a friend!

Well, I have the joy of a day off today to take Silly Billy to the Veterinary Hospital! He has been given the all fixed thumbs up! That has brought so much happiness to our house! Since the 12th of February, a whole 13 weeks ago, our little boy has not been able to bounce, run or jump due to fractures to his radius and ulna (which had plates in, then screws changed, then plates out!!!) and he is a blinking Irish Setter, so he does not do no bouncing. He is bouncing!!

Anyway, just glad it is over - and we can get back to normal. Whatever normal is..... in fact, if you know what normal is, please let me know in your comments, as it is so long since I experienced it I don't know if I would recognise it again!!!

So, here is a big cheesy grin from Silly Billy!

So, the card I am posting today was sent to Wendy at The Stamp Attic for her birthday last Thursday. I got the Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes Vintage Shabby Papers and new Distress colours from Wendy, so thought it was only appropriate really to use them for her card!

CARDSTOCK: Bazzill Basics Vanilla
PAPERS: Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stack
STAMPS: Magnolia Tulips, Papertrey Ink Anniversary Set - Round and Round
CUTTING: EK Success Border Punch, Elegant Flourishes Tim Holtz for Sizzix
COLOURING: Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Silver, Cosmic Shimmer Spray in Angel Mist
EMBELLIES: Prima E-Line White Flowers, sprayed with mists, Pastel Raspberry Perfect Pearls, Pins coloured with Copic Markers, Waxed cotton twine in pink, Hobby House dusty pink rhinestones, Woodware pink button.
Have a great day! K :-)

Monday, 3 May 2010

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 34 - Tiets Sketch

Here we go again! One third of the way through the crafting marathon! Having to stop now as I am in desperate need of chocolate - was trying to schedule the post for tomorrow (Tues) just so everyone gets chance to read what I've posted before adding another one, but that is now far too taxing for my brain without the help of a McVities Caramel Digestive!

Still, at least my mojo hasn't gone south with the weather!! So, here is my card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge this week - this was a sketch by Tiets and had the added challenge of using punches. Went a bit overboard on that one, but heyho, turned out alright!
I really enjoyed getting to grips with this sketch - and the papers! A total opposite to my last post! Lol!

Have a lovely day! Kx

CARD: Stampin Up! Kraft
PAPER: Crate Paper Brook Collection
STAMPING: Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis Collection - Cup of Tea, Papertrey Ink Daily Designs & Daily Designs Sentiments
COLOURING: Copic Markers, Old Paper Distress Ink
CUTTING: Nellie Snellen Square Multi Frames, Woodware 2" Scallop Punch, Stampin Up! 1 3/4" Circle Punch, EK Success Scroll and Hearts, Double Scallp and Dotty Scallop Border Punches
EMBELLIES: Mark Richards Turquoise Nailheads

Do Something Different - Papertake Weekly Challenge

Hello Again! Onwards and upwards with the card marathon! Lol! Here is my take on Papertake's 'Do Something Different'. I really struggle with 'clean and simple' - for me, the more embellies, DP, characters and glitter the better! So, I have tried to emulate my lovely friend Bev, who does Clean and Simple with style!
See - I still had to go a bit bonkers with the bling!!! Loved the way it turned out though, may try reining in my need for DP a little more often! Apologies for the piccy though - this was done with the SLR - looks like the colour quality is because I live Oooop Norf, and the weather here is terrible.

Do you think DH would accept the need to take better photos of my cards a valid excuse for moving to the South of France? Mmmm. Need to put a bit of thought into that one.....

CARD: Bazzill Basics Sugar Pink Cardstock, Watercolour Paper (300gsm)
STAMPING: Papertrey Ink 'Friends till the End'
COLOURING: Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar)
EMBELLIES: Rhinestones, Glamour Dust

Best Day Ever...Friday Sketchers Challenge Sketch #100

Happy Bank Holiday! A whole day to play has to be the best day ever! So, I'm doing a few challenges just to get the creative juices flowing! There is no way I'm going out - the weather here is so bad! No point when you can have fun at home!

Here is my entry for the Friday Sketchers Challenge - made with a lovely sketch by Claudia. I've used a Magnolia image - 'Elf Tilda' which I picked up last week from lovely Janice at Sir Stampalot! She is so pretty, and just cried out for GLITTER!! I love the way she looks like she is floating across the card - one blink and she'll be off!
Here is a close up of her lovely shimmery wings - so pretty! The panel behind her was coloured with Pumice Stone Distress Ink - I love the delicate pinky hue which appears when mixed with water - and sprayed over with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. Can't beat a bit of twinkle! Looking at these pictures I've decided no more photos with my compact camera! Need to get the SLR out! Might be able to see the detailing better! Will be back soon - got a monster 9 birthdays and an anniversary in the next 12 days! Best get cracking! Kx
PAPERS: Bo Bunny Paris Toile
CARD: Bazzill Basics Light Pink Cardstock
STAMPS: Hero Arts CL139 Birthday Messages, Magnolia Elf Tilda (Fairytale Collection)
CUTTING: EK Success Scroll & Hearts Edger Punch
COLOURING: Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Pumice Stone), Glimmer Mists (Creme de Chocolat, Creme de Rouge, Dazzling Diamonds)
EMBELLIES: Prima E-Line Flowers, Strampin Up! Clear Buttons, Ranger Stickles (Cinnamon, Stardust)