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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pumpkins and a girly card

Hiya all, hasn't it gone cold? It's like all of a sudden, winter has descended and xmas is coming lol! I have to show you some gingerbread pumpkins that my mom and dad bought for Phoebe to decorate. This is what she did to them

Cute ain't they lol! Strange thing was though, she spent ages decorating them and then took all the smarties off before she ate one!! I had 4 cards to make this week and so far have finished a grand total of ..........1. Not doing to well lol but it's only Wednesday!! This card was made for my daughters friend who invited Phoebe to her 4th birthday party yesterday.

The stripy paper and the bottom flowery strip is from the Smirk 8x8 Naughty but Nice. Thimage was another freebie from net but not sure where, coloured with my Promarkers (getting better now lol). The sentiment is Forever Friends Pink Parfait and some card candi. After looking at the photo, I think now I wish I had written '4 today' on the bunting she is holding. Might use the image again as I have loads of birthdays coming up and think it's really cute. I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

The squirrel and the fox - One for girls
Stamptacular sunday challenge - You choose
Make It Monday - Anything goes

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Exciting News

Well it has been a very eventful week, lots going on here lately. Got some very exciting news to share! My lovely Facebook friend Kelly decided to start up her own challenge blog and asked a few of us to join as Design Team!! All new to me as I have never done it before but I think I am in very experienced and capable hands to guide me in the right direction should I mess up on the way haha! The blog is called Just Inspirational and will be focusing on taking inspiration for your makes from photos/pictures with perhaps the odd sketch here and there lol! There is also going to be surprise candy on offer from today until the release of the first challenge on 3rd Nov. Candy has being given by the very generous Kelly and a couple of sponsors who have been very kind in giving us some things to add to the pot! Can't wait to start our first challenge, it will be going live on Thurs 3rd Nov!

Now onto my creation of the week lol! I have made my first card using an image I coloured using my Promarkers and I have to say I am very proud of myself as I think it is fab!! (I am biased though, I suppose lol)

I decided to do an easel card this time as I have only ever made one before and have been thinking that I really should start to challenge myself a bit more lol! The papers are from part of a Wedding paper pack from Paper Cellar that I was sent from a friend for winning a challenge. The image I think was a freebie from the internet that I have had a while on the PC but I'm not sure where I got it. I coloured it in as a practice and thought it looked that good I decided to acutally use it lol! The first one I have not just binned haha! Added some paper flowers and Card Candi, and a stamped sentiment layered onto the same as I used to layer the main panels of the card. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Bearlymine challenges - Easel does it
Glittergeeks - Flower power
Onestitchatatimechallenge - Anything goes
Toptiptuesday - Use design papers
Totallypapercrafts - Animals

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Thinking of you

Wow, two cards in one week! Shocking for me as it usually takes me a week to finish one lol! I made a card for my mom as she has been having a rough time lately, feeling poorly and having to go back to the hospital for more tests. I thought I would make a card to cheer her up a little and send some hugs :)

The image is one of the Humphrey's Corner Everyday Collection decoupage kit. This is the first one I made up and thought I really needed to do something with it as it's so cute! I used Back to Basics papers from Dovecraft for the panels as I thought they went well with the image. The lilac backing card is slightly shiny but you can't tell from the crappy photo lol! The sentiment is from a Forever Friends decoupage kit but not sure which one. I added white flowers and curled the stems, a method stolen  borrowed from the lovely Kate on Facebook.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Allsortschallenge - 5 flowers
Cutecardthursday - Animal crackers
Ellephantasticchallenges - 3,2,1
Papersundaes - Lots of layers
Papertakeweekly - Anything goes
Southerngirlschallenge - Anything goes
Stampinfortheweekend - What a cutie

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Card Making Day 2011

Happy Card Making Day crafty people lol!! Here is the card I have made for the challenge on our Facebook group. The only criteria was 'buttons' but got a bit carried away and only just added them on at the end!

Again like most of my cards, it's very simple, very pink and has cupcakes! The paper is from the Dovecraft 'Piece of Cake' that I love and the sentiment is a Honey and Hugs sticker that I bought recently from the lovely Vicki on Facebook. Thought I may as well kill two birds with one stone and follow a sketch, so I chose the current sketch at Sketch Frenzy Friday. As I've said before, I love using sketches as that part of the job is already done for you and saves me spending ages deciding on the layout lol!

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges;

Sketchfrenzyfriday - Sketch
Paperplaychallenges - White + One (pink)
Audsentimentschallengeblog - Happy Birthday
Abc-challenge - A for Anything goes
Onestitchatatimechallenge - Favorites
Papersundaes - Anything goes