Friday 13 January 2012

Make My Monday challenge week 31

We are still on a NATURE theme this week at Make My Monday (and yes I do realise it is Friday already!!) I've had an eventful week.  This time they are asking for ANIMALS and after some thought I decided to use this cute image of Mangum which has been stamped and coloured using Coloursoft pencils - Ladybug Crafts stamp.  Background papers were from one of my many boxes of bits and pieces and I added a ribbon and some Card Candy backed with the smallest diecut from Spellbinders postage set.  With all of these dies I so often use the two or three largest ones but rarely the smallest so thought I'd rectify that today.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Honey Bee

The weather today is pleasant with some blue sky and a little sunshine which is certainly helping the winter along and certainly makes the days look a bit lighter.  Today's card was made using stamps from the Honey Bee set by Chocolate Baroque, colouring done with Coloursoft pencils. Background paper which seems to be just the right colour was from my oddments box and has been overstamped. I decided to leave this card without a greeting so that it could be used for any occasion.

Monday 9 January 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge week 41

The challenge at Simply Stampin is another colour one and although I don't have all the colours I do have some Pool Party and white so decided to give it a go. It is pure coincidence that this card seems similar in colour to yesterday's one and I don't think I'm going into a blue mood!!
Background paper is from my stash and has been sponged around the edges with Pool Party ink and overstamped with an image from Nature Walk which also includes the bird cage and bee stamps. A border of embossed white card was added along with a punched strip and greeting using SU punches.

Sunday 8 January 2012

Funky Hand Challenge - Thank You

The challenge this month at Funky Hand is a project to say 'Thank You' - quite appropriate for this time of year when we have people we need to thank.  The only rule is that you must use a Funky Hand product and if you have nothing from them there is a brilliant freebie which you can find on their sidebar to download.  I've used various papers from Craft The Year Away in the Marching On range with the background printed full size and some other patterns reduced in size for the layers.  The stamp used is from Papermania and has been stamped onto card printed from the same collection cut out with a Nestability label die. The flowers were punched with X-cut punches and leaves with a Stampin Up bird punch.