This weeks challenge was in two parts. First, we had to submit a crafty shopping list. We had 100 credits to spend and here is what I came up with:
1 12x12 card (5 credits)
1 8x8 card (5 credits)
1 stamped image (10 credits)
1 text stamp (10 credits)
2 x ribbon 10cm long each (10 credits)
1 Flower (10 credits)
1 piece of plain card 12x12 or less (10 credits)
Glitter any amount (10 credits)
1 die cut piece of card (10 credits)
Use of coloured pencils (10 credits)
Use of ink (10 credits)
Then when we had submitted our list we got a mystery item which this week was a feather.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
I know my card is a bit late but here it comes finally. It was a favourite number and colour challenge this week. My favourite number is 11 as you see featured in the card and my two favourite colours are black and blue, so I did a black eleven and then used different shades of blue.
I used a lovely Lili of the valley image (from my clever cardmaker friend Yvette once more) which I coloured with Promarkers of course. The glittery blue paper is from my craft stash and so is the cute once upon the time paper (I think that is from DCWV paper stack). I used a doily (really love the look), and cut a strip of the paper with fancy edge scissors. I got loads of different edged scissors from my partner's mother as a Christmas present couple of years ago. Best ever present for a cardmaker like me. I also attached a lenght of ribbon on the paper strip to create a softer look. I stamped 'for you' greeting and finally decorated the card with my American Crafts buttons.
I hope you like it. It was a fun challenge.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
I made this wall hanging papercraft project for this week's Friday Sketchers challenge. I must say I really love this week's sketch and will be making a card using this sketch too.
I clued to square pieces of black card together with pink ribbon between them. I then clued patterned paper (eight by eight) on top of it. I think the flower paper is from Laura Ashley stack (Papermania). I then stamped SO Tweet sentiment with black ink and the bird stamp (the bird stamp is from Trimcraft bird stamp collection). I used Nellie Snellen circle dies for my Cuttlebug. All the flowers are handmade and hand punched by me. I attached it all onto the green strip.
I hope you enjoy my work. Thank you for looking.
Monday, 24 January 2011
This is a card for 46th wedding anniversary. I made an oversized card once more and so my clever partner had to make me a box. I used stickers and handmade flowers (flowers cut with Marianne Creatables die) to decorate the box.
I used patterned papers from my craft stash. The topper on this card is a Flower Fairy decoupage, which I adore. Inside this card is a bird (Marianne Design Creatables small bird) die-cut and flowers punched out from pink paper. I used card candy to decorate the flowers.
I hope the recipients of the card enjoy it as much as I did making it.
Sunday, 23 January 2011
This challenge was a hard one. Bit of art inspiration for a cardmaker. The challenge was to make a Clarice Cliff inspired project. It must be one of those rare moments when I have to say that I did not stamp, use Promarkers or use my trusted Cuttlebug. It is simply coloured paper from my old stash, a bit of ribbon from my Primark top, and a bit of glitter glue and that is it. I drew the flowers myself hence they look like something a pre-school kid would do. End result, well my very first bookmark. I will be looking forward to the next challenge.
Friday, 21 January 2011
I made this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I used a lovely Penny Black stamp (my friend Yvette is the lucky owner) which I coloured in by using Promarkers on hair and face and the rest of the image is coloured by using Brushmarkers, a brush and some water. I wanted to create a watercolour effect ie. a softer effect so used Brushmarkers.
Patterned paper is from my craft stash as usual. The flowers I got today in a sale, I so adore them. They inspired my colour choice for this card. I also used ribbon to make a bow, twine and a Nellie Snellen oval die and a rectangle die. Sentiment sticker is from my craft stash again.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
I am entering this card to
Sketch Saturday Week 138 challenge.
The paper is from the DCWV Spring Stack, and so are the red paper strips. The ribbon is from my craft stash. I stamped the Magnolia Tilda stamp and coloured it in with Derwent Inktense pencils this time. Then I cut out a rectangle with a Nellie Snellen rectangle die. I drew the swirls with brushmarkers. The 'Just for you' sentiment is from my craft stash.
The two little flowers are cut with a Marianne Creatives flower die. I cut out two different sizes of flowers and I used a Papermania dew drop in the middle. The bigger flower is handmade and handpainted by my lovely partner Ricky. Believe me or not but it is just plain old white tissue. Amazing. The flower is made from numerous layers of tissue colored with inktense pencils (Derwent), with a dew drop in the middle again. The fern leaves are again from my craft stash.