Thursday, 28 July 2011

One for the Boys.

I always struggle with male cards, especially for teenagers and so when I saw this stamp I ordered it immediately as I thought it would be perfect for all the male teenager birthdays I have coming up. I have entered it at Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge where the theme this month is 'One for the Boys'.

Image - 'Paul Texting' by Mo Manning from Stampavie, coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - Stampingallday
Papers - Capsule Collection from Papermania
Candy pips and button brad from stash

Monday, 25 July 2011


My second card today is one I made for a friend of mine who likes to 'shop until she drops', so I hope she finds the funny side, I thought it fit the bill for this week's challenge at CES where the theme is 'humour/funny'.

Both images are a freebie from a magazine, coloured with Promarkers
Papers are from 'Sweet Wishes' paper stack free with Papercraft essentials
Ribbon and candy pips (coloured with promarkers) from stash

Dressing Up

Thank goodness the school holidays are here! The only downside to moving to the country is that we are no longer on a bus route into town, so I have been having to ferry my eldest to his work experience placement. My youngest has had me going all over the place for parties and outings as he is leaving primary school, my mother in law has gone into hospital, so I'm back and forth up there and then there's work and housework to fit in. It's a good job I work for my husband and I can juggle things about a bit! Anyway, with the school holidays here, I don't have to go into work so often, which means more time for crafting and I have been busy as I have some lost time to make up for! I have entered today's first card in several challenges. At Passion for Promarkers, we have a lovely sketch to follow by Michele, at LOTV the theme is 'Fun & Games', at Stamp Something we have to use embellishments and at Your Next Stamp the theme is a recipe - 3 types of embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image. My apologies for the photo, I was in a rush, as usual!

Image - LOTV 'Glamorous Gardening' coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - Docraft's Daisy & Dandelion 'Picnic Patch' A5 pad
Purple circle embossed using an embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Ribbon, gems, flowers and pin from stash

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Feeling Summery

As I have been away from my crafting desk for a while, I thought I would treat myself to a couple of small purchases, one of which is a digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly and I have used it on today's card for their challenge at Cuddly Buddly Digi Challenges where the theme this week is 'Bright Colours and Butterflies'. I have followed the sketch from ICS and have also entered at Pollycraft Monday Challenge where the theme is 'Summer Fun' and I think my card is summery even if the weather isn't! I was stressing as I couldn't find the right coloured card to match the green I have used and then realised that I could colour some plain card with the same promarker and use that!

Image - 'Bunches In The Flowers' by Lilyboo Designs coloured with promarkers and mounted onto a die cut made using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two
Papers - 'Capsule Collection' by Papermania
Butterflies - Martha Stewart punch
Swirl die cuts - Sizzlits from Sizzix
Gems and flowers from stash

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Pretty in Lilac

Well! When I wrote my last post back in November, I had no idea it would be so long before I wrote the next one! We have finally moved and I have half of a fantastic roof office for my crafting, it's comfy, it's warm, it's got carpet!! it's so much better than being in the garage in the last house, but I'm just not getting the time to spend in it! Life is so hectic, I won't bore you with the details, but I have made a promise to myself to just enter at least one challenge a week and anything else is a bonus. So I was really pleased to see that at Passion for Promarkers this week's challenge is to include some gingham (and to use promarkers of course). I made this card for a good friend and was so pleased with it that I made two more using the same design, just changing the colours, but the lilac one is my favourite.

Image is 'Download Diva' from Whimsy Stamps' Kenny K Collection coloured with promarkers
Gingham paper - Papermania Capsule Collection
Lace, gems, candy and card from stash
Flourish diecut from Sizzix Sizzlits
Corner punch outs from Martha Stewart Layered arches punch