Thursday, 30 September 2010

Cute hAnglar Baby + 3 Challenges

Good Evening
This card has had my head round bends and inside out this week. I wanted a non too fussy card, plain and simple, yet I could not for the life of me achieve it. So this will have to do...

Plain white card stock which is hammered or linen
Image is a hAnglar & stAnglar from the baby collection (too cute!)
Coloured with Copics and added some laced ribbon and plain white ribbon underneath. 
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft, the flower with the hint of Pink is from Ladybug and Friends
I've spritzed the card completely with Pearl Glamour mist for a shiny effect.
The Butterflies are from using MS Butterfly and the MS Butterfly Border punches.

I am entering this card into a few challenges
Creative Card Crew: Blooming Marvellous (I've added a BIG bunch of flowers for those pretty butterflies to live on ha ha!)
Colour Create Challenge: All White (optional extra of Embossing) Well the cards White all right - no colour bar the wee bit of pink on the flower and the image :o) I have embossed, but only around the die cuts.
All-sorts Challenge: Plain and Simple - Well I think I've achieved this and can tick the box - Its not a fussy card really!

I'll wish you all now a very happy weekend 
Hope you get lots of family time with a sprinkling of crafting time too!

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment so I can come and visit you!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Happy Hello

Morning crafters!
I've made another quick card! 

This stamp is called 'A Happy Hello' and can be found here from the new Giordano stamp range over at the Ladybug and Friends store. The complete new set of Giordano stamps can be found here along with some new Elisabeth Bell images here.
I've followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday
and I'm also entering her into the Stamp Something - Fall colours. I went for subtle greens and yellows with some autumn brown. 
For my card I have used:
Card and Paper from Ladybug and Friends own line - Spring has Sprung (The Green Set)
Image: A Happy Hello by Giordano coloured with Copics. 
Embellies: Ladybug and Friends Vintage Cream Mini Gardenia, roses and cherry blossoms from stash
Swirls created using a Sizzix Die with the Ladybug card stock
Please check out the store here and stock up on some gorgeous stamps and accessories for your craft stash for this fall and Christmas crafts.
Happy Shopping!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Lil Lolita's Ivy plays in a few challenges!

Argh!!!... There are just not enough hours in the day or week even! 

Its been ages since I've been able to sit down and make a card. Even this one is a simple one which didn't take too long to do. More faffing with the hand held sewing machine than anything else caused me major time delays. 

Anyways... I had to call in sick today at work. I hate doing it, but I couldn't breathe overnight, my throat felt constricted, I could hardly swallow and I kept getting hot flushes even though I was freezing cold. Been to the Drs who said I have a viral infection and have to ride it out!
 I still feel like death warmed up, but Poppy went to bed early and I sat down at the PC put New Moon on, and switched off completely.

This is the first time I've inked this cutie up. I've had her in my stash since she was released by Kellie over at Tickled Pink Stamps. Her name is Ivy and she is from the first collection of Lil Lolita stamps and can be found here.

A close up of Ivy

I'm entering this card into a few challenges and they are

Friday Sketchers - Brilliant sketch by Jeanette this week
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Copic Creations 35- Shading ON or AROUND your image
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing

I've used card and paper from stash - sorry I have no idea where or who it is by, they were all in a box of scraps.
Image I've coloured with Copics
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts which have been glamour misted and then dusted
Lace is from Quixotic Paperie 
Stitched using a hand held machine (which is a pain in the bottom to use!)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Bonnie - New Release and a Challenge or two!

Bonnie is available in more poses! I fell in love with her a while back and when Tracey said she was having more made up I couldn't wait! I love the five new stamps of Bonnie which you can find here! in digital format.

I have made a card for the release (which was today {8/9/10} however, australia land is waaaaay ahead of us in time scale so I couldn't post it in time as it wasn't dry in time). So I left it over night and have just taken some photos and here she is...

I've used papermania paper and ribbon and a velum with embossed glittered flowers on (not sure of the maker). Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, brads are from a friend who is a technophobe :o) I used Copics to colour her in and added some glamour mist to the flowers.

Tracey is offering 5 lucky people to win one of the new Bonnie stamps, all you have to do is click here, and comment on the post. The winners will be picked from the comments!

I've followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday who are being sponsored this week by Kraftin Kimmie stamps. Check out the sketch and the amazing creations here.
I'm also joining the 
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  as they are keeping it clean and simple this week. (Apart from the flowers, I think its a fairly simple card!)

Good Luck for the chance of winning the Bonnie stamps, and thank you for popping by to visit me today!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Cute dragon for sale!

Good Evening... Wow - my week has flown by and I'm so sad that my Daddy has gone back home. He came down on Wednesday last week and I saw him off at the train station today *insert weeping snot faced blubbering Kimmi* Ho Hum!! I get to see him again with my Mammy and all my family in October! Whoop Whoop!
This card below using Draggy from Spesch Designer Stamps was supposed to be on my blog ooooh Last Sunday! Sorry Trace!

There is currently a sale on over at Spesch Designer Stamps

All clear stamps will be on sale from 31st (yesterday) until the 7th September.
Prices will be $7 USD each 
The Engagement stamp will be $6 USD each!
Be quick, they wont be at these special prices for long!

She/He is called Draggy and can be found here for an amazing price of $3

I've kept her fairly simple and went for pink and a peachy orange. I love these colours together!
The papers are Papermania part of the new collection called Summer Bloom.

A little up close photo

Thanks for popping by today. I should hopefully be back to making cards soon. I just need to find a balance between life, family and work...And somewhere in the middle of that card making!