Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tilda writes a Letter

This post is especially for Catherine, she stamped me these little Tildas on the proviso that she'd be watching my blog to see what had done with them and today I got some time to play. Shamefacedly admit it must be more than 6 months since I last touched a promarker - so I really enjoyed my colouring session, although my attempt at a bright Tilda in orange wasn't too successful, I've 3 cute cards all finished. I've had a real problem with cute lately, I was just fed up with it but I've tried to keep it simple and I just LOVE my 4 inch alphabet letters .... thanks for the lovely comments too, I will be a better blogger, I promise!
Sorry about the sideways pics - tried three times to get it straight and I give up!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Plush Pals flower card

So, I was asked to make 6 - yep, 6 cards for the same wedding. By the time I hit number 6 I needed a fresh take on traditional wedding cards and I came up with this using the blue flower embellishment sheet from the Plush Pals cd-rom .... sometimes we need to dust off those old favourites and rework them .... I pinched the flower petals and layered with foam pads, added handcut flowers and a sentiment - and layered them into an oval aperture panel - then to make it into a keepsake, a navy blue box with the wedding details on top. Quick, easy (once I had the basic idea) and it was my friend's favourite - she kept it as the one to send for herself.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Clean and Simple Sunday Challenge

My first time taking part in this challenge but it really suits my current cardmaking mood - I've gone back to basics - layers and clean lines, lots of squares and rectangles and simple embellishments. I think I've had my fill of over exaggerated embellishments, inks and lace for now - my exception has to be ribbon and buttons, don't think I will ever tire of those.

Both cards are hybrid cards and use backing papers and images from the Plush Pals dvd. I kept the same colour scheme and design for both but changed the sentiments and focal point on each card for a totally different look. I just love the flower embellishment sheets on the Plush Pals dvd, when layered up they make fabulous 3d flowers and I've another card using the rest of the flowers on the sheet tomorrow.
thanks for looking.

Papercraft Planet Sat Sketch Challenge

Trying to play along with this challenge every week, I just loved this week's sketch - my kitchen was full of paper  from a papercrafting frenzy at the weekend and this sketch made great use of the scraps.
Sketch challenge SK040911
I used the cat image from Plush Pals, some simple layering and some pale blue polka dot ribbon. Minimal embellishments of punched card circles and papermania mini buttons.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Long last - I'm back!

Would you believe it's April already? Decided it was time to give the old creativity a dust off and start making "more stuff "...
As a jump in point I decided to try a couple of challenges on Papercraft Planet - the sketch challenge from Susanna and last week's 3d challenge from Adela, as it just fitted in with something I wanted to try. So first up the sketch challenge
and I have used the pirate card collection from the fantastic Boyz 2 Men papercrafting dvd rom from Ella's Design. I have to admit that I've been guilty of loving but not using this disc .... while impatiently waiting to see what her next offering will be! So it was time to play - my daughter is one of 3 girls in a class of 12 - so we have plenty upcoming boys birthday parties, so the Boyz to Men designs are just perfect for all your masculine card needs.
I made an easel card with the pirate map decoupage and distress inks, added the anchor covered with glossy accents and a brad and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the fishing card.

thought was the cutest template to make party treat boxes for a boys party. I used the boyz 2 men dvd rom from ellas designs to print both sides of the card, then overprinted the template and added the football topper from the same disc. Bit of ribbon and added glossy accents to the football. 
So there you have my first blog post of 2011!