Sunday, 2 May 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge #4 card

'I Like You The Least' is challenge #4 to pick a cartridge you don't ever use, and for me it is Accent Essentials. I'm loving these textured papers at the moment so thought I'd have a play about and see if I could find an image that matches the paper, and here it is!

A birthday cake card

It is my friends birthday next week, so this is what I have come up with, still using my bargain papers. The background paper is gorgeous with little hints of glitter in the flowers. I used the Sweet Treats cartridge for the cake, and carried on the flower theme with lovely pink roses.

My Pink Stamper Challenge #6 card

This was made for the challenge where the them was a card made by a child or for a child so I've made this one to give to a child. Really pleased how the giraffe cut as I wasn't sure whether this textured paper would be too much or not look right for a childs card, but I think it works fab. The giraffe came from New Arrival, and again I used swiss dots to emboss the white background. My first time using some ribbon but practice makes perfect!

Pink Stamper Challenge #9 - Shape Card

I'm not very good with shaped cards but here is a birthday cake card from Sweet Treats. I used a shiny chocolate coloured paper embossed with swirls to make the cake look like chocolate. I also added some lovely little pink flowers to give it a real girly feel.

My Pink Stamper Challenge #11 card

This is my entry into My Pink Stampers Challenge #11 using all colours of the rainbow. I had another go at using some of my bargain papers and made this very quick and easy card using the 'hello' cut from Lyrical Letters. I cut off the butterfly from the hello text and added a few printed flowers to add some texture to the card. The paper is glittered and looks absolutely stunning in the light.

My Pink Stamper Challenge #8 card

I made this card with the theme of a Golden Wedding anniversary in mind and the challenge from My Pink Stamper #8. I used the flower from the Sweet Treats cartridge, embossing with swiss dots one of the layers.I used foam dots just on the middle of the flower on both layers to really give it some lift and definition. I then embossed with the with love folder the ribbon effect across the card.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge - Ric Rac

OMG I am getting addicted to challenges!!! Here's another one! The challenge was to use the Ric Rac cut from Plantin Schoolbook. Again, I used some of my bargain papers (must go boot fairing this sunday to find more!). I stretched the Ric Rac in DS and positioned the paper so the cut would be over the descending flowers. I then stuck with foam pads over the top like decoupage to give a 3D effect.
It was hard to show the detail in the pictures but hopefully you can see.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Fantabulous Cricut challenge

The theme for this challenge is 'Water' and this is what I have come up with from the New Arrival Cartridge. I'm hoping the background paper looks like a shower curtain. There's nothing like taking a bath with your rubber ducky!

Flower Power Challenge Card

On the Cuttlebug blog, the challenge for April is 'Flower Power'. I picked up a huge amount of papers at a local boot fair on Sunday for £4!!! and decided to see what I could do.
I used Pink Journey for the flower, and embossed the petals in red with swiss dots. I used the 'With love' embossing folder for the text.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

The Pink Stamper Challenge Card

My husband wanted me to use the image at the top of my blog for inspiration for the challenge as I was a bit stuck for ideas! The brief was for the card to be pink, black and green.

I used Love Struck for the heart, Pink Journey for the green swirls (played around in DS) and the 'Love' text (embossed with swiss dots), all on black card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Night Time Arrival

My friend is overdue at the moment, and due to have a boy so thought I'd get started on her card so it's ready for the new arrival. I wanted to try and capture the stork delivering the baby and this is what I've come up with. By co-incidence, the Bitten by the bug challenge this week is the delivery cut, so here it is!
I've used New Arrival for the stork, baby, text and moon. Plantin schoolbook for the scenery and a gelly roll pen for the glistening lights. The star is from Accent Essentials. I used peel offs around the side of the star and along the embossed lines of the blanket (candy cane folder. I've lightly chalked the babies features. I did want to chalk in some clouds but I'm still a beginner when it comes to using chalk!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Quick Easter Cards!

Well Easter crept up on me and I forgot to make some cards - Oops! I havent the Easter cartridge so thought I'd make the most of what I do have and improvise.

The 'Happy Easter' was done in DS with the Lyrical Letters Cart. I used Loop deloo sized at 1" and then I centered the circle shape of Jumbo flag shift and hid the contour lines of one of the circles. I love using the negative look at the moment. The paper I used was from a stack called Laundry Line by My Minds Eye.

The bunny is from New Arrival cart cut at 5" on brown and nude card stock. I haven't stuck the ears down on as they seem to give more depth and fun to the bunny. I used blackout shift for the head in nude.

The grass is from Plaintin Schholbook cut at 8 1/4" wide by 1" tall on green cardstock.

The eggs are ovals (from the bunnies tummy) that I stretched in DS.

Happy Easter everyone!

Monday, 29 March 2010

60th Birthday card

We recently had a special family birthday on St Patricks day so I put my thinking cap on. The card was for a man so I wanted to stay away from anything girly (which was hard). I also wanted to mark the special birthday so came up with the idea of a rosette found on Plantin Schoolbook. I wanted it to have alot of depth so I cut it twice at 5" and cut the 2nd rosette tracing the original so the rose part of it was layered on top and stuck with foam pads over the first rosette. I cut a circle in white to fit the centre and embossed with white dots. On the first rosette I embossed the ribbons with candy cane stripe and placed some sparkly peel offs in the grooves it created. This then flowed nicely with the '60' that I cut from holographic card from PS again. (sorry I can't remember the sizes). I then cut a background embossed in swiss dots and layered matching green card behind, and stuck all of this to a 8x6" card. I was really pleased with the overall effect especially as I started with the rosette and left it a few days and just before the party it all seemed to come together. I hope you like it.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sweet Pea

With so many of my friends popping babies out at the moment, and the postman bringing my New Arrival cartridge, I decided to have a go and see what I could come up with. I wanted this card to be full of firsts for me. First go on the NA cart, first go at using chalks, first post on my blog and first go at a challenge! I noticed on the cuttlebug blog the challenge was green, so why not a Sweet Pea card? I'm not sure whether my entry will count bring from the UK but why not enjoy the fun!

The Sweet Pea is from New Arrival cut at 3 1/2", and the white circle again from New Arrival cut at 4 1/2". I used studio g chalks for adding shading to the face, and a black marker to fill the eyes. 'Sweet Pea' again is from New Arrival cut at 1 1/4" and used the blackout function for the blue. I used the cuttlebug to emboss with swiss dots the white background, and lettering, and used roses to emboss the blue blanket. I'm not sure where the backing paper is from, but this is then mounted on white card which is 8X6".(Please excuse my clumsiness at taking the photo - I took it against a white background so it looks a little wonky in the picture but it's not - promise!)

Thanks for looking!