Saturday, 24 July 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 28

The challenge at Bah Humbug this week was to use a Christmas Scene and I turned to one of my Joanna Sheen CDs which can always be relied upon to come up with great images and matching background papers.  This image is from Victorian Christmas and I used two of the matching papers, a bow of organza ribbons and a snowflake which was stamped onto vellum and embossed with tinsel EP - a small die cut glitter shape was added in the centre.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Forgotten Friday 2

This is the second week of Judith's Forgotten Friday idea and this week I have used paper piecing on the flowers (this is a technique I've not used for quite a while) and to do this I've used some background papers from a My Craft Studio CD.  I'm afraid I tend to do what I expect many of us do - buy the CDs, look at the images when they first arrive and 'oh and ah' over them, then put the CD away where it stays on the shelf unused for ages.  These papers are from Flowers and Faux Finishes and the image is a digi stamp from Pollycraft which I simply printed out onto the background papers and then cut out the flowers to piece onto the original which has been coloured with Copic pens. The tiny butterflies were an Xcut punch which has also been neglected recently.  Could this all be a sign that I may well have too much 'stuff' in my craft room???

Thursday, 22 July 2010


My brother has a birthday at the weekend and as I knew he wouldn't appreciate a 'cute' card I got out my set of Sense of Time stamps by Stampin Up.  Background paper is from a Basic Grey pad which I've had for ages and the border was cut using my new Tim Holtz On the Edge die.  The border and Nestabilities shapes were sponged with Distress Inks.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Flash Those Freebies

It is time for the flash those freebies challenge part 2 using the special free digi stamp that was sent by the lovely people at Pollycraft to everyone who entered part 1 and which we had to keep under wraps until this week.  The instructions this time are to 'think green' using this image and I have chosen to colour the cute turtles in shades of green but have also introduced a little amount of pink for contrast.  The turtles have been decoupaged in three layers.  Background papers are from Colour Me Happy  by Funky Hand and the green flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with punched and embossed leaves (Xcut punch) - sentiment produced on the computer and punched with Stampin Up punch. The bonus is that everyone who enters a card can claim a free digi stamp from the wide choice on their website.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Pollycraft Challenge 53

The Monday challenge at Pollycraft this week is to make a birthday card - very straightforward.  The digital image has been coloured with pencils onto a circle cut with Nestabilities; background papers are by K and Co from their Sparkly Sweet range and the dots and dashes were drawn using a fine black pen. Both the image and the sentiment (made on the computer) were put onto Nellies die cut fancy circles.  The flowers and leaves were punched using Xcut embossing punches and smaller punches were used to add some layers to the flowers which also have  pearls in the centres.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge 27

The challenge at Bah Humbug this week is stockings and they jokingly started by suggesting we stitched an actual Christmas stocking so I couldn't resist adding a picture of  'one I stitched earlier' as well as the card I've made this week.  I can hardly believe I have 27 Christmas cards made already - well ahead of the game this year so thanks to the team for coming up with this great idea.  The background paper is by Artylicious and the image was printed on acetate (from My Craft Studio Snowflakes and Sparkles), layered onto a piece of glitter hand made paper.  The same image was also made into a border using MCS and one stocking cut out and popped into the centre of the greeting which was made on the computer using Word. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on a piece of silver card and added a little glitter to the tops of the stockings.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Flower from Circles

I have been demonstreating various floral techniques for cards, boxes and so on this weekend and on this card I've made a flower using just five punched circles of patterned paper with sponnged ink on the edges, crumpled up tightly in the fingers, unfurled then stuck together to form a 'flower'. A button tied with thread was added for the centre, stem was cut using fancy scissors and the leaves used an Xcut embossing punch, Background papers are from one of Papermania Capsule collections.