Friday, December 12, 2008

2 cards for 2sketchesforyou

Kazans sketch

Heidi's sketch

These two cards are made with the sketches from Kazan & Heidi from 2sketches4you

I really like how these turned out although I don't think the picture does them justice...

anyways TFL

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Merry Christmas

I loved the sketch over at another blog challenge but I didn't use their stamp requirement, I did however use 'Christmas trio' from Whippersnappers. I love how it turned out. The card is much brighter than the picture...


Rainbow Lady - Snowman

Rainbow Lady's challenge was Snowman, so here is the card I made for it, I used some free PP I got in a magazine, & the snowmen embellie was also a freebie, I placed it on an oval cut out & an embossed square & added a bit of ribbon


Friday sketchers & Cute Card Thursday

This is a simple but fun card, I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers & with the theme from CCT 'hearts'.

Just used mulberry paper for texture, some lace ribbon & a cute christmas embellie to finish.


Caardvarks 'core' challenge & MTTC sketch

This card was made with Caardvarks request of "No Pattern Paper" & using Becky's sketch from MTTC. I used Rodney Reindeer stamp from Whippersnapper designs & I believe in Santa also from Whippersnapper designs. I used mulberry paper for texture, some white glittery lace & a christmas circle embellie, finishing it off with a couple of rhinestones.

There are some great designs at Flickr, just look for the Caardvarks group.


Laura's #14 & Arty Girlz

Well Christmas is creeping up rapidly... our girls have got their end of year school plays coming up & school is about to end for the year, so they are getting rather excited about the holidays!! So am I actually, no having to get up so early to get them ready for school... yay for me haha... naturally the theme at the moment is Christmas so I've been having a play making some more cards for our family (whenever I get a spare chance...which is not often lately)

I made this cute little card using Laura's sketch #14 from 2sketches4you I love Laura & Kazan's work they are just great inspirations, if you haven't been to their site, take a look, you will love it. And at Arty Girlz, they asked us to use a frame on our work, so this fits for that too.

So for this card I used some scrap Bazzill Basics CS to make the card, PP I got free in a magazine, some holly ribbon, a cute little snowman framed embellie & a "Merry Christmas" metallic word. Oh & the scallops were cut from my cricut, I just cut a couple off the end, instead of using the whole row.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 16, 2008

BLOG CANDY... starts today!!!!

Woo Hoo.... Just in time for Christmas, my blog counter has reached over 5000 hits, so as promised earlier, I have some blog candy to give away!!!

This is a cre8tiv Scrapbook Keepsakes Kit - Summer Daze, it contains an 8x8" (203x203mm) scrapbook album with 10 pockets, 12 sheets of 8x8" coloured cardstock, 12 sheets 8x8 printed paper, 2 sheets of alphabet rub ons, 1 pack of chipboard emellishments, 6 silk flowers, 6 buttons, 1 sheet of epoxy stickers, 6 metal charms, 2 ribbons (30cm each), 20 brads, 6 journal cards with envelopes & 300 foam tabs.

So if you would be interested in my blog candy, I would ask you to-
1. put a link to this post on your blog for everyone to see... I am open to everybody joining in from any country
2. Make a Christmas card showing the "true" meaning of Christmas, it is evident now in all the shops that Christmas is all about presents & the glitter & shiny stuff, but sometimes I think we all need to remember what Christmas is really all about...I was inspired by our friend who loves to remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Here is my card:

I would love to see everyone's fabulous creations so make sure you leave me a comment with a link to your blog.

Ok so this starts today & I will draw a winner on the 1st of DEC so that's 2 weeks, so pass on the word to everyone, the more the merrier & I will even throw in a little extra surprise that I won't reveal, it will be my Christmas present to you!!

Have a great day everyone!!
Thanks for playing along.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mary & baby Jesus

I made this card for a friend of ours for Christmas, she loves to remember the true meaning of Christmas, so I hope she likes it!! I didn't put a sentiment as I didn't want to take anything away from the stamp. Oh the stamp is from Stamp It!

Check my blog candy post which inspired this card!!


I love you - WOJ

I used Melinda with heart pillow from WOJ for this card, using the sketch from challenge #7 at the Whiff Of Joy Challenge I chose lime green, pinks & purples for this colour scheme as it looks great together. "I love you" is a SeeD's stamp.


Be Jolly

My Time To Craft challenge is Snowmen & at Cute Card Thursday it is to use red & green on your card, so I combined both of these to make this card. I love how it turned out... so cute!! I don't know that the photo does the card justice though, it is so so cute & bright that you can't help but be jolly :)


Blog Candy Alert!!

Ria has got some great blog candy to offer on her blog, check it out!!!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

10 cards in one afternoon/night

We had a day off work yesterday & after we went & did what we had to do, we came home had lunch & then I decided to make some cards at about 2pm..... at 11pm I thought wow I think I have done enough today :)(mind you I did stop to pick up the kids from school, have playtime outside watching our 5yo daughter attempt to ride her bike with NO training wheels & have dinner too)

So here they are:

This one was with the challenge in mind from SU Ink - Whatyadoin'Wednesday, they wanted us to creat a scene by stamping, so here I placed Swinging Tilda on her bech seat & stamped a teddy from SeeD's & stuck it on the bench beside her & made a little wall hanging. It's a cute little girls card I think.


This cute stamp was sent to me from a friend & it is sooo cute, I just had to make a card with it, so its pretty basically done, just some Chrissy BG paper, mulberry paper mat, stick the image on (after colouring of course) place some lace on the edges, glitter up the star & add a rhinestone in the corner to finish


So at Theme Thursday they wanted a card that shows happy/happiness... so I used another Tilda this time on the bride deck dangling her feet in the water. I added some little blue sparkly stars (for starfish) a bright yellow flower & button in the corner (to represent the sun) & some white rikrak in the other corner (for some clouds) then used a word rub-on "FUN" (to represent the happiness).


This time Tilda is kicking back in her jeans, just sitting on the fence, added some pretty BG paper, some flowers, buttons, ribbon & rhinestones. Cute Card Thursday's challenge is to use fairies & angels, so I sparkled up Tilda's wings.


I gave Tilda a break for this card & used Santa from Art Stamps & used Mojo Mondays sketch for the card.


Another Art Stamp for this Thank you card, I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers


At PB Saturdays they wanted us to just use a PB sentiment only, so I just added some lace, flowers, buttons & rhinestones with some pretty BG paper & ribbon.


I used Kazans sketch for this card, just a pretty card for any occassion.


This was a bit of a fun/silly card, but I know a few people that would get a laugh out of it, at Caarvarks, they challenged us to use a chocolate theme, Arty Girlz wanted us to use a hand drawn element on our card & I loved the sketch from Funky Fairys, so I combined them to make this card.

Firstly I made the little bar of chocolate, I cut some little squares to give the portion look, placed them on some brown mulberry paper, wrapped it up in silver & brown paper, tore off the top to display the chocolate, wrapped some ribbon around it & placed it in the center of the card. For the hand drawn element I wrote Enjoy your day... Eat Chocolate!!


This last card I made for our niece that had her dance concert last weekend, which we couldn't attend, I coloured Ice ballet Tilda in in our nieces club colours - hot pink & black & themed the colours for the card around that too. Just put some pretty pink BG paper, tore some purple paper, placed some black ribbon & some pink rhinestones & sat Tilda on the ribbon.


Well thanks for looking at all my cards, it's funny how all those cards were made in that time frame but they look so quick to be able to put them together when you look at them once they are finished, but thinking about what to use & how to place it all is the time consuming part.

Have a great day

Monday, November 10, 2008

Aussie Pack Christmas Cards

I made these cards for a trade table, fund raising for "Save the Children Fund". All the stamps I received from our monthly swap, they are basic as they wanted the cost kept to a minimum as they are donated. I still think they turned out cute.... I also donated 2 other packs of 5 cards, traditional & fun. I hope they enjoy them & have a successful day with the fund raising.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

November Swap Cards

Blue & Maroon theme

Pink & Green theme

Yellow & Green theme

Blue & Pink theme

These cards are what I made for our Aussie Card Swap this month, the theme was "anything goes" & I really love this WOJ stamp of Willow with an umbrella, so I decided to make the cards based around this stamp.

Hope the girls like them

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

My girlfriend had her first baby earlier this year, so I made this card for her gorgeous little girl's first Christmas

The stamp is from Rachael Anne Miller, the backing mat was cut with my cricut & then I placed the stamped image where that was cut & recut it to fit, Baby's First Christmas is computer generated & finished it off with some ribbon, flowers & brads.