Thursday, 30 April 2009

Feeling Blue?

Okay am on a roll today - must be the fact that I got a day off cause I have to go to the dreaded dentist later and I need to keep my mind of the fact i've got to have my tooth out.
This card I made following the Creative Inspirations sketch, I used a much smaller card than normal and was a bit worried that it might be a bit crowded but I think it came out alright. Whiff of Joy's Musing Melinda and her bench I have coloured with Copic's, am getting a bit more confident with them now. Papers are from Designer Extreme vol 1 (Can't think what I used before I got this cd lol) sentiment stamp is Penny Black flowers and gem from stash.

Gone Fishin

Well having decided I really cant give the previous card to my son I thought I had better make another - so here it is perhaps a bit more appropriate - except I don't think he's ever been fishing in his life lol. Still I liked the stamp which was another of my purchases from Ally Pally, which I had forgotton about I think it is another of the 'Little Uns' set, but I don't know the company name. (I also got a footballer, which just may have to be inked up today) . not sure if this fits with any challenge but I thought I would share. I coloured him with Copics and used distressed edges with Peeled Paints distress ink The fishing embellishments I have had for ages - not sure where they came from and of course those wonderful backing papers are from Designer Extreme Vol 1.
thanks for looking. Beccy x

Stars and Stripes Challenge 28

This weeks challenge on Whiff of Joy is stars and stripes, I first thought I would make a mans card for this challenge as it is my baby's 22nd this week but i started to look through the Designer Extreme CD and couldn't resist the star paper. Rest of papers come from the same cd. Unforunately I don't have many WOJ stamps yet and thought this one was the best I had to go with the papers. But I didn't want to do a christmas theme, so I cut the lantern off and covered the holly on her dress with the ribbon. I coloured the image with copics and added prima flowers. Dont think i had better give this card to my baby he's soo much bigger than me. lol

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Bubbles 2 challenges

Having purchased Bubble and Squeak from the Daisy and Dandelion collection at Ally Pally I thought I would enter the Daisy and Dandelion Challenge, this monthas well. This is also my entry, for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, which is spots and stripes. I used Bubblegum and Liquorice backing papers by Summertime (this is not the right colours, this is my printers interpretation, (looks like Im gonna have to invest in a new one!) but I like the colours anyway, and as my mum used to say waste not want not (though I think she was talking about puddings and sweets lol). I printed straight onto the paper and coloured with Copic markers. Added Prima flowers and some ribbon and gems from stash.

Pickles and Onion

This is my entry for the Stamp With Fun challenge, the Sketch was really lovely to follow. I have used Pickles and Onion from the Daisy and Dandelion range, which I have coloured with Copics. The papers are Bubblegum and Liquorice from Summertime. Flowers are prima with flowers from the backing paper set added to the middle.

April Recipe Swap

Apologies that I have been soo slow with this months recipe swap - but have finally caught up. The April recipe swap hosted by Angela on the Lots to do Forum, is for 1 fat page 1 ATC and 1 Skinny that include the colour yellow, a stamped image, and 2 brads. I have used Penny Black images on Summers background papers. I didnt colour them as I think they look cute just as they are. I added the yellow roses because when I printed the papers my printer was having a bit of a hissy and they came out more orange than yellow.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Charmed Im Sure

Heres my card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. The challenge was to make any project as long as it has a charm. I have used a new stamp that I aquired at Ally Pally from Dimension Fourth. I coloured the image using Copic Ciao Markers, added glamour dust to her wings and glossy accents to the poppies. Background papers are from Bearly Mine, Extreme Designer Vol 1. Charm is Mother of Pearl and flowers and ribbon are from stash.
This also works for the One Stop Craft Challenge which has to be something new - either a new way of working or new stuff.

Sketch 48

This is my entry for the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

I have used a Whiff of Joy stamp Musing Melinda, she started off on the bench but for this challenge and the papers I chose I thought it looked to heavy and I liked her better on her own. I coloured her with Copics and added extra fine glitter to her wings and the shaped green card. The backing papers are from the fabulous Bearly Mine's Designer Extreme Vol 1 CD.

Ribbon and gems from stash.

Brown Orange and Green

After my trip to Ally Pally last week I had bought so many new things to play with that, tearing myself away to go back to work this week was just soooo hard!!! Why do days off always go so quick? My only consolation is that the more I work the more stamps and things I can have - and my wish list is sooo long!

I made this card from stamps I bought at Ally Pally - I think they are called 'Little Uns' - I just love the expressions on their faces. The horse is Whiff of Joy - Queen Charlottes Horse from the Medieval collection. I used brown and green papers from the Extreme Designer Vol I cd by Bearly Mine Designs. The background I waterwashed with Distressed Inks. The images I coloured with Copics.

The challenge for Colour Create is Brown, Orange and Green and optionally the added twist of being for a man, if I include the colour of her dress it fits in quite well.

Thanks for looking - all comments are greatly appreciated.

Challenge 27

This is my piece for the Whiff of Joy Challenge. I have used papers from the Walk in Wonderland disc and DCWV Once Upon a Time stack. The text is also by DCWV. Flowers are from Prima and gems and ribbon from stash. Queen Charlotte and her horse I have coloured using Copic's and covered in glossy accents.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Lots to Do

I was asked to make a card for a 60th Wedding Anniversary. The card had to be black and white with accents of silver.

This was perfect for me as it fits into the Lotstodo Forum Challenge which is black and white this week.

I used my favourite rose stamp and coloured main image with black soot distress ink, the other I stamped and added glitter dust. The flowers look yellow on the photo but are in actual fact off white. I added a few Swavorski crystals as it is a diamond anniversary. I don't have a stamp for anniversary and am a bit loathed to use peel offs so am still playing around with ideas for the text.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Once Upon a Time

I was really exited to recieve my Whiff of Joy stamps and couldn't wait to get started. I was really pleased with the results and hope you like it.
I have used Queen Charlotte who I cut out and placed on her horse. The images I coloured using Copic's this was my first time using them - need a bit of practice still, but good excuse to keep playing lol. I used papers from Bearly Mine Extreme Design and DCWV. Embelishments are all from DCWV. This card fits in with the Creative Inspiration Challenge this week which is 2 stamped images.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

My thanks go to Cheryl, I was really pleased to receive this award from someone who makes the most beautiful cards
The award comes with a few rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the Logo and place it on your blog
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself which people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 kreativ bloggers
6. Post links to 7 blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
Having to think of 7 things that may interest you is not that easy but here goes.
1. I have been married for 26 years to a lovely man (most of the time) and have three sons and a gorgeous grandson.
2. I come from a family of crafters, both my mum and my sister are also mad about crafting.
3. The other love in my life is horseriding.
4. I am trying to grow fuschia's from cuttings.
5. One of my favourite places is Epping Forest.
6. I have a convertible car that I adore.
7. I gave up smoking 8 months ago.
Before nominating just to let you know I'm not very good at this blogging business and not sure how to link things properly - Now I know these links are not right but you will get there eventually Sorry!
I nominate the following 7 Kreativ Bloggers

Card for a Child

I am getting addicted to challenges and was really pleased to find the Truly Scrumptious Challenge. The theme was to make a card for a child and there is a greatn sketch to follow.
I have used Elvin from Bearly Mine Designs who I think is adorable and which I coloured using Pergomano pencils and then embossed. The papers are also from Bearly Mine Designs. Flowers Ribbon and Gems from Stash.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is my entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge. The challenge is Perfect Pastels.
The image is from the cute companions set and papers from the Bearly Mine Extreme Designs vol 1 cd. Embellishments from Stash.

Proud as Peacocks

I was on a bit of a Peacock theme in case you haven't guessed and realised that this one fits in with the Cupcake Craft Challenge which is 'One Layer'. I purposely kept this card simple to give what I hope is an elegant feel. I used an Artylicious Stamp coloured with Sakura pens and mounted on some sparkly paper and matching ribbon.

Proud as Peacocks

I used Sakura pens to colour these images, ribbon came from stash.

Proud as Peacocks

I made this card using stamps and papers from the Artylicious Peacock Summer Party. Sentiment from Personal Impressions.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Challenge 2 Pink and Chocolate

The 2nd challenge on the 'Stamp With Fun' site is a colour challenge Pink and Chocolate.

I have used backing papers from the Extreme Designs Vol 1 cd, which is available from Bearly Designs.

The image is a Walk in Wonderland stamp, which I have coloured using cosmic shimmer powders.

Swirls I cut using the accent cartridge on the Cricut.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Raining, dull and cold it must be a Bank Holiday weekend! Great excuse to craft instead of doing the garden. I made these instead of planting hanging baskets!
Enjoy the rest of the Easter Break. Hugs Beccy
Thank you for looking at my blog please leave a comment if you have time.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Chocolate Orange

I've made this card for my first attempt at the Secret Crafters's Challenge.

The theme was chocolate and orange and a lovely sketch to follow.

I have used backing papers from the fab Bearly Mine Designs, Designer Extreme vol 1. CD. Cuttlebug flowers, a vintage lady stamp done with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and gems and ribbon from stash.

Thank you for looking please leave comments.

Lotstodo Challenge

I have made this card for the Lots to Do Forum Challenge. The criteria was a number ao I have made this a birthday card for a seven year old. I have used Bearly Mine backing papers and Stamp,which I have coloured using Cosmic Shimmer. The number 7 is from the Cute Companion set, but as it was bigger than I thought I had to cut it down from its original size to get it to fit. (Serves me right for not getting it out earlier considering it was the main focus for the challenge. LoL).

Sketch Saturday Challenge

This is the card I have made for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. I have used backing papers from the Bearly Mine, Extreme Designs Vol 1 CD, which is fast becoming my favourite, printed onto glossy paper. I stamped the vintage woman using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Embossing Powders and added some gems and ribbon and I followed the theme onto the inside.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Have a Mice Day

I have made this card for the Whiff of Joy challenge. I used a cute companions stamp, Dusty Concord Distress Ink and coloured with Sakura. Backgrounds are from the Bearly Mine Designer Extreme vol 1 disc. Embellished with gems, lace and liquid pearls. I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Rose Fairy

I made this card using Crafter's Companions flower faries Stamps and Backgrounds from the CD. I used fired brick distress inks to stamp the image and then water coloured it and added sakura glitter pen. flowers and ribbon from stash.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Fairy Magic

I used the Crafter's Companion flower fairies rose stamp and vintage photo distress ink which I used as a watercolour taking the colour from the stamped image before it dried. I used pages from the Once Upon a Time Stack for the background and coloured flowers with the distress ink and added a few gems.

I used the sketch from the Stamp with Fun challenge as the template for the card and hoping someone will show me how to link it to there challenge.
I hope this also fits in with the Lots to Do challenge this week which is Art.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Just Gnoming around

These are a couple of gnome pictures that I have made - just need to find some suitable backgrounds to finish them off.