Saturday, 6 June 2009

Nip and a Punch

This is the theme this week over on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog and I have die cut the pieces for the teddy using a Cuddly Buddly die set and the sentiment is punched with Stampin Up oval punches.

Sugar Bowl Challenge 12

The challenge on Sugar Bowl this week is a sketch by Lia to include blue and green and of course use a Sugar Nellie stamp. This was quite a complicated sketch and I've included a Nestabilities circle and some Cuttlebug embossing - the image is coloured with Copics.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Sad Flowers

Sad flowers is the theme on the Corrosive Challenge blog this week - make a sympathy card with flowers. I think most people find these cards difficult to make and often, for obvious reasons, they have to be made quite quickly when needed. I have used flower stamps from a Graphicus Guild plate (Elusive Images) and the background paper is from the Guild paper pack. The main image is coloured using Inktense pencils.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Impossible to Resist Resist

This is the challenge for the Tanda Teaser this week and I stamped the Klimt tree (a Tanda stamp) using Versamark and clear embossing powder on black card before painting over with two colours of acrylic paint. When this was dry I removed the paint from the embossed areas using a baby wipe. The background was printed on pearlised paper from an Artylicious CD and the border is from Tanda's Klimt border stamp set. I also found it 'impossible to resist' adding an owl - the free stamp which came with this month's Craft Stamper!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

D is For ...

I've just posted off my alphabet challenge ATCs for the letter D so thought I would share them with you

An Aperture Card

The first challenge on The Next Level is to make an aperture card but with the compulsory element of your own hand-made faux Prima lollipop flowers. There is a tutorial on there for these flowers which were fun to make. I decided to go for an off-centre aperture which I cut using Nestabilities and I also framed this aperture. The background paper was added to the card before cutting to avoid any lining up problems.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Penny Black Challenge 51

This week's challenge on Penny Black is another sketch to follow and I've used one of the cute toad stamps and some Flora Doodles.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Curly Swirly

This is the theme on Allsorts Challenge number 3 and I've used background paper with swirls, a swirly image which is one of the brocade stamps by Elusive Images, as is the butterfly. The cuttlebug die cut corner is also swirly

Sunday, 31 May 2009

A sketch Challenge

This is my card for the Daisy and Dandelion challenge number 12 which was a sketch and could include recycling. I used up some scraps of paper and card left over from another project so maybe that will count as recycling! The diamond was cut using Xcut shape cutting system. The swirl stamp is by Elusive Images and of course the main image is Papermania.