Saturday, 17 July 2010

Forgotten Friday 1

If you pop over to Poppy Cottage Blog you will see that Judith has come up with a great idea where on a Friday you use something such as a stamp or anything else from your stash which has lain forgotten - now come on lots of us are guilty of this.  I know I am and it so hapens that the card I posted yesterday just fits the bill so I have jumped in.  See if you can think of something to use by next Friday.


I'm off shortly for a day demonstrating at a local Hobby shop so a quick posting of another flowery card this morning - this time punched daisies.  The ends of the petals were tipped using a pink chalk ink pad and the centres are adhesive glitter dots coloured with a yellow Copic pen.  background papers are by Papermania. The front of the card was cut off on the diagonal and corners used Sizzix and Quickcuts dies.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Concentric Circles

I got the idea for this card from the latest Creativity magazine - I've used the X-cut shape cutting system to cut the circles using double sided paper folded back to show the alternate sides. I've had this system for ages (I think it has gone through a couple of colour changes since I bought mine) but like other things, I don't seem to have actually used it for ages. The rose is from a set of self adhesive Bloomin' Lovely paper flowers by Papermania and a few peel-offs complete this card.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Quick and Easy

A quick and easy card for today using up some bits and pieces which I came across in my 'bits' boxes.  The shells were stamped ages ago at a workshop  and can't be repeated because I don't actually have these stamps.  I managed to find two pieces of paper which went well together and just added a message and a ribbon.  I am always pleased when I manage to use up even the smallest item from my ever growing collection of bits and pieces which I just cannot bring myself to throw away.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Pollycraft Freebies Challenge

What's this you say - two posts in one day and includes stamping this time (at least digi stamping) which I've coloured using pencils. The folks over at Pollycraft are asking us to 'flash our freebies' that is use one of their many free digi images to make something and they will send entrants another freebie in return which we have to keep secret awaiting further instructions.  If you pop over to have a look you can read the full instructions.
Background  papers are from My Minds Eye in a pad which came free with Cardmaking and papercraft magazine this month - a  very nice free gift I thought. Daisies were punched using two sizes of punch and the leaves are made using an X-cut embossing leaf punch; I added some lace and gems together with a computer sentiment popped onto  Stampin Up punched ovals.


Today's card actually doesn't have any stamping - I've so far resisted the temptation to buy the set of Born to Shop stamps but I did get some of the rub on transfers, one of which has been used on this card.  Background papers are Papermania from the Born to Shop and Summer Blooms ranges and the flower has been made using a Papermania flowers template to draw on the reverse of the papers and then cut out the flowers - a punched flower and some leaves have been added (X-cut punches). I hope you can forgive me for using the dreaded 'H' word in the title - probably the closest I will get to the word today!!

Monday, 12 July 2010

Build a Butterfly

Some time ago papermania introduced a Build a Butterfly set of stamps into their Build a Flower range and considering I've had this set for quite a while I thought it was about time I actually used them. Background paper is from Dovecraft and the butterfly layers have been coloured with pencils as I thought this would achieve a soft effect.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  Apart from the actual colouring which took some time this was a quick and easy card to put together once the layers were cut out.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Born to Shop

This card was made using a free stamp which was given away with the current Creativity magazine (Docrafts). There are several stamps in the range  with some great sayings but so far I have resisted the urge to buy a set - I really do have far to many stamps but they are so tempting...

Background paper is from my stash and I added some ribbon and a flower made using a Papermania embossing flower punch with the centre being made using their brad making kit. The final addition was some of their mosaic gems.