Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Been a while...

Soo it's been a while since I last posted on  here...over a year now.

Been so busy with uni work, but after spending the weekend with family and heading off to the NEC for the Hobbycrafts at Christmas show, think I'll definitely be trying to create some time to get back crafting and blogging.

Will have to actually take some pictures before I can start again-but defo can't wait.

Happy Crafting

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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Crafty day!

Today it's been pouring with rain so after and unplanned lie- in I thought I'd do a couple of challenges.

My first card is this,

So this one is for a few challenges, I love promarkers, Lollipop craft
I love promarkers challenge was a sketch which I tried to extend for a rectangular card and have my take on it. The image is coloured using promarkers; rose pink, duck egg, warm grey 1, pink carnation, ice grey 1, ice grey 2 and slate.
Lollipop Crafts challenge was monochrome, so I stuck to the nice and simple black and white rather than trying to match lighter shades of a standard colour.
Finally cute card thursday challenge was to keep it clean and simple. I think the fact that I have only used black and white along with this sketch keeps it simple and rather plain, but at the same time I love it.

The next card I did was this one.

I loooove this little stamp he's so cute! But yeah, I want to enter this into the Bunny Zoe's Craft challenge and the Cupcake craft Challenge.
Bunny Zoe's Craft challenge was an easel card challenge. This is my first ever easel card and I'm quite pleased with it to be honest. After seeing my sister make several last week, I reckoned they couldn't be that difficult haha. A nice image, a flower, a sentiment and a couple of brad buttons is all I used.
I also put a little stitching around my reindeer image just to finish it off and so want to enter it into Cupcake craft challenge which was stitching.

Hope you like my couple of creations.



Friday, 5 August 2011

The Owl and the Duck.

So this little chappy I want to enter into a couple of challenges. The first is for the sketch i used, Pollycraft Monday Challenges. I like this sketch (if I've done it right ha) and think I'll use it again, as it's quite good when the image is rather large. I hope I get away with the sentiment being on the ribbon??
The next challenge I want to use it for is I Love Promarkers Challenge which was anything with wings, owl, wings...pretty obvious ha. The colours I used were Caramel, Cinnamon, Forest Green, Poppy, Gold, Vanilla and Ice Grey 1. The stamp is by Kanban and I love it. It's so cute!
The final challenge I want to enter this into is Christmas Crafting, a new challenge in the world of blogging. If you get a chance go over and have a little look at it :). The challenge this month was Cute, and well as I said before, this little fella is too cute I had to use him for this challenge!

The next card I made is this.....

I actually love this duck. As I'm at uni, I know quite a few people who are graduating so I made this for one of them. Very simple just on a metallic card, with a few mat and lays and then the wonderful image of the duck at graduation. I then used some of my sisters card candy (I'm not sure about it but she's trying to convert me haha) to finish it off. This card I want to enter into the Lollipop Crafts challenge which was Celebration.

Been trying out flippin women cards today so when I finish them I'll have a show of them on here haha.

Happy Crafting



Monday, 25 July 2011

A Cop, A Robber and a Duck.....

So the first card is for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (Numbers). Just a police themed decoupage with some silver foiled paper and some gems stuck in the shape as 20. Quite simple but I like it.

Next is my card which I've combined for Charisma Cardz Challenge (Sunshine Colours), Dutch Dare Card Challenges (Colour Combo) and I used the Sketch off of this weeks Sketch Saturday.

I just used plain paper to make the sketch fit and an image which is from inklined. I love this little duck-so miserable but very cute :D The flowers just finish off the brightness of the card with the sentiment of a Happy Birthday so I can use it for practically anyone's special day.


Sunday, 24 July 2011

A few Challenges

So today after a rather long lie in after only getting in from work at 4.30 a.m. I sat and crafted with my Mum and sister who has come to stay for a fortnight.

We decided to tackle the challenges, so this post will have some and then I'll complete some more this week to put up.

So first is a card for I Love Promarkers (Xmas in July) , Winter Wonderland (Holly and Ivy) and Sassy Studio Designs (Clean and Simple).

I used a stamp image my sis had and coloured it with the promarker shades of: Dusty Pink, Spice, Cocoa, Sandstone, Ice Grey 1, Ruby, Peach, Gold, Meadow Green, Denim Blue, Bluebell, Slate, Vanilla, Ice Grey 2. Then used some holly background paper and tried to draw some holly leaves to finish the card off. I didn't want to add anything more as I liked the clean finish too it, which then made me want to add it to Sassy Studio Designs challenge.

The next card I made was for the challenges Papertake Weekly (Cute), Cute Card Thursday (Card for man in your life) and Totally Papercraft (One for the boys). It wasn't made for them all on purpose but when I looked at the challenges it seemed to fit :)
So this is the card:

I used a little dragon stamp (I believe it's Lili of the Valley) and coloured him again using promarkers. I love this little guy! He always makes me go awwwwww haha. I just used some simple black and multicoloured glitter card as the backing and I think the bronze I layered the dragon and sentiment on gives them a nice separation from the card. I then just finished it with 3 orange with white dots round brads. I like this card, simple but cute and would defs give it to a lil guy :).

My Final card for today is this one:

For the Lili of the Valley Challenge (Fun & Games) and Lollipop Crafts (Anything Goes).

I used a Lili of the Valley stamp of her playing dress up and having a tea party which I thought fitted the Fun and Games criteria. Some simple pink and white dots background paper, with some green dotty ribbon as I liked the green with the pink and purple. I then just finished it with a little sentiment and some flowers :)

Hope you enjoyed my cards. Be back soon with more

Friday, 22 July 2011

Some more Challenges...

So today I have two cards to show you guys. The first is a card I'm using to enter Allsorts Free and Easy July Challenge.

For this card I used a square Green card and cut a chunk off at the right hand side. I then used a backing paper which I felt had the vintage feel and added that to the front and inside the card so it would be seen when closed. I used a vintage "pyrimage" picture of a boy defending himself from snowballs and a little embellishment saying merry christmas. Simply finished off with a bit of Gold Papermania ribbon.
Don't usually like vintage looking images but quite like this card.

The next card I have is for the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was holidays. When someone mentions the word holiday to me, I don't necessarily think of jetting off somewhere but more of seasonal events so this card is another Christmas one.

For this card I used a green tree background but ripped some grey paper I had to try and give and ice background for my decoupage of the Santa and penguins. I then used a HoHoHo die cut that I had and to give it a bit of liveliness I went over it in some red lacquer. I love these lacquers I have and just keep trying to add them onto everything.

Hope you like :)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

NEC 2012.

So I didn't go to the Craft show at the NEC for last year as I was in uni and didn't have the funds, busy trying to work out how much it would be at the mo. But would it be worth it?