Saturday, 7 May 2011

Bah Humbug challenge 18

First of all may I say welcome to the new guest designers over at Humbug Hall this month - some great cards for inspiration on the 'going green' challenge for this week.  We could opt for making a green card as in using the colour, go green as in recycling or use both options which is what I've done.  This was a simple card to make really because I cut the image off an old Christmas card from about 8 years ago (why do I hoard so much??); cut the smaller image from the back of the card which I happened to notice as I was putting the remainder of the card into the actual recycling box; used some green backing paper from my stash and simply layered it all together.  A really quick and easy option this time and by the way the small squares on the recycled card are gold and shiny although they don't show up too well in the scan.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Forgotten Friday 15

I didn't think I'd get around to making a card for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge today but then the postman arrived  after lunch with a new  Go Kreate die set which I'd ordered so I just had to drop everything and have a go with it. The dies cut a whole shaped card and will work in the smaller machines like the Cuttlebug and Big Shot.  With the smaller dies in the set I cut out a frame using some Stampin Up background paper and then stamped a message and some little leaf swirls onto a matching piece of plain card to go behind the aperture. I added a little stamped dragonfly, a flower and a leaf spray cut using Marianne dies.

Where is the connection here to Forgotten Friday you ask - well the stamped sentiment is from an unmounted  set of birthday messages (by Chocolate Baroque) and I'm sure I've not used this actual one before although I've had them since they were issued some time ago.  The leafy swirl is a small stamp from another  CB set and I know I've not used that one before either ~ I am trying to look through my stamp collection regularly to remind myself of the ones which I've been neglecting.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pick a Pattern

The challenge for May on the St Luke's Challenge charity blog is to pick a pattern (or more than one) and I've used  Funky Hand spots and stripes papers left over from a card made recently but have also printed them both again in reduced sizes  for matting and layering and for a punched tab embellishment. The image was from a Forever Friends set by Papermania and was coloured with pencils.  The sentiment was printed from a Funky Hand CD. although it looks as though it might have been made using a label maker. I hope I've managed to include enough pattern here!!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

A Quick Card

A fairly quick card today for a friend's birthday using the Wine Buffs CD - I reckon it should amuse him.  Image and background paper were printed from the CD and then I took one of the wine bottles into My Craft Studio to add text and then cut it out to use as a sentiment to personalise the card.

Monday, 2 May 2011

A Very Important Date

For this card I've used a stamp from the Wonderland set by Nicky of Polkadoodles - incidentally she is on TV today so watch out for her shows.  The image was coloured with pencils and has been cut out with Nestabilities.  Background papers are from a Polkadoodles CD designed to accompany the stamps and I wrote a quote from 'Alice' on the computer to use as a sentiment. The fancy corner is a Marianne die.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Bubble Bath

Today's card has a lady relaxing in a bath full of bubbles which have been glittered although that doesn't show up in the scan.  The images from Papermania were stamped and coloured with pencils and the bathmat was cut out and added as an extra layer.  Background paper is also from Papermania and the sentiment was computer generated.  Flower and leaves were cut using  Marianne dies