Monday, 31 December 2012

Out of The Box

I've started on some Valentines cards for the animal sanctuary charity shop. For this one I've used the box from the Stampin Up set Out of the Box. The stamped heart is from another Stampin Up set called I Love Hearts. Both have been stamped with Versamark and embossed with red powder. The heart has the word love on it which you can see in the close up. The other hearts are punched with a Woodware punch from mirror card and the image is layered on mirror card. A couple of heats in the corners and that's it. I'm entering this into this weeks challenge at Little Red Wagon which is boxes for Boxing Day.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy New Year

I needed a quick New Year card and I can't think of any suitable stamps I have so I've been searching through my CDs and came up with this. I've made the card in the DoCrafts Digital Designer programme - the first time I've used it. The image is from the Forever Friends Retro Collection Cd and the papers are from a Me To You CD. The greeting is from Hot Diggity Dog so quite a mix here. I think I need to have a bit more practice with the software as I'm sure it can do a lot more than I found with my quick play.

I'm entering this into the Polka Doodles New Year challenge.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Fetch A Sketch 39

This is my card for the Fetch a Sketch challenge this week. I did try a star shaped card but it looked very wrong so I went for the star on a card. The backing papers were freebies from Backing Papers For Free. I have so many backing papers I could open a shop myself but when it comes to using them it's a different matter. Either I don't have quite the right one or if I do it's too yummy to use! Thank goodness for this site.

I've edged both papers with stormy sky distress ink (it was still on my desk from making the tag earlier). The image is from the Big One CD from the Flippin Kids range. The stars just diecut and stamped on. The first ones I did I coloured with stormy sky but they didn't look right so I did them again and left white.A couple of star gems added to the corner and the card is finished.

Prague Tag

Not a crafty tag but a travel tag. I found a packet of self laminating tags that I bought in WH Smith sale quite a few years ago for 50p and have never used. Seemed a good idea at the time sort of thing but put away and forgotten about. So I decide to make a tag for OH as he goes to Prague at least twice a year. I've used Darkroom Door Prague Vol 1 stamped in majestic blue Versafine then I turned the card over and stamped it on the reverse too so that the tag is double sided. I also added some Inkylicious birds as it seemed a little bare. I then cut it to size, edged it with stormy sky distress ink and stuck it inside the tag. Very simple and it's now wrapped up under the tree. Probably the best present he's got - not sure he's going to be very impressed with the sandwich maker and oven gloves though!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Cosy Christmas

I packed up all my Christmas stash at the weekend but hadn't actually put it away. Then I realised that I hadn't made OH's Christmas card but I know he still has the Prague one I made him a couple of years ago  in his study so I thought I'd just pinch that and put it in a new envelope - job done. However, today I went to put the boxes in the spare bedroom cupboard where they live most of the year and found another box full of Christmas stash that I hadn't even opened this year! Of course I had to go through it just to see what I had missed. I can't believe I actually bought more papers this year.

I found a lovely Forever Friends set so I've used a topper from that to make him a card. I'm quite pleased as I haven't had to cut into any new papers as these are just scraps from other projects mounted onto mirror card I've added some Craftwork Cards poinsettia flowers and some heart gems which are always left on the sheet! So this will be us this Christmas, sat in front of a log fire with a glass of wine but I'm sure there will be a ginger and white bundle of fur between us.

I'm entering this into the Anything Goes - Traditional Christmas Colours challenge, Joanna Sheen - With Love at Christmas and the Forever Friends  - Christmas Cards challenge

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Polka Doodles Birthday at Christmas

The theme this week at Polka Doodles is Birthday at Christmas/Young Adult. This card is for a friends son who has a Birthday at the end of this week. I've used an image from Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons which is great for quick cards as there is such a variety of images both coloured and b/w. The backing paper is from my stash and the greeting is computer generated. I wanted to use the Marianne skates die but it was way too big for this 5x5 card so I've cut it from Shrink plastic. I did add a little light grey Promarker but once shrunk, it looked horrible so I've just turned it over to the plain white side. It had to be a quick card as I needed to post it today.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Marianne Die Birthday Card

This is a card for my friend and as she's received it now I can post it. I've used quite a few Marianne dies on it card plus a couple of embossing folder and a Nellie Snellen punch/emboss. The paper is from DCWV Cafe Mediterranean pad and the greeting is printed on the computer. I've lots of other bits cut out so will be making some more of these soon

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Last Challenge of the Year at Sunday Sketch & Stamp

The last challenge of the year at Sunday Sketch & Stamp and it's a free choice sketch. I've chosen sketch 113 which was designed by Mandy

The stamp I've used is by Marianne Designs called Don Ice Skating and is free with this months Papercraft Essentials magazine. He's coloured with Promarkers, cut out and stuck onto mirror card. I've no idea what make the papers are as they were oddments in my box. I've cut a large snowflake from clear sticky backed glitter with a Cuttlebug die in the top left corner and added three other snowflakes on top. It was really difficult to get a picture without too much reflection as I kept seeing my hands in the mirror card.