Saturday, 10 July 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 26

The Bah Humbug challenge this week is to make a special card for a friend - I've made a poinsettia using a Papermania plastic template to draw several layers to make up the flower and added some glitter.  Background papers are from my stash and the 'friends' tag on a Nestability die was made using a Sizzix die to cut out the word.

Friday, 9 July 2010

A Sketch

The layout for this card was a sketch (or template as they call it) in the latest Creativity magazine using papers from the Hampstead range and  floral stamps from the same collection which were simply stamped with dye ink and clear embossed onto Nestabilities labels. I have just added a few Papermania square gems by way of embellishment.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Male card

A quick card today using a digital image (ready coloured this time) from Charmed Cards and Crafts - background paper from Papermania, borders were left over from some papers printed from Polkadoodles CD and corners were from Quickcutz dies

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Masked Sunflowers

The background for this card was made by dabbing ink from a couple of Adirondack ink pads onto a craft mat, spritzing with water and 'mopping up' with some white card.  This was then  repeatedly overstamped with the sunflower stamp using several masks where they overlapped.  The main image was the Build a Flower sunflower layers stamped , coloured with Copics and built up for dimension.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Unusual Requests

From time to time I get unusual requests for specific cards and this one certainly had me thinking hard recently.  The brief was  a card for a friend's grandson who was a keen oarsman and about to go to Oxford University.  Luckily I came across a picture which  I felt would suit and I scanned a dictionary definition to use (something which I often resort to when all else fails).  Background paper is by Papermania, numbers were die cut and the word done on the computer.

Sunday, 4 July 2010


This character is Maxwell from Digital Stamp Boutique coloured with pencils and the flower was cut out and layered for dimension.  Backing papers are all scraps left over from previous cards and the greeting was made on the computer and punched using SU oval punches.