Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Puppy Love

Hi everyone, its Tuesday again and time for another challenge over at the Everybody Art Challenge. This weeks theme is "My Favourite Things" As you can see from my card my favourite things are animals, Basic Grey papers and ribbon.
The cute image is a freebie digital stamp called Kiki from Tiddlyinks. You will only get one image, if you want to create a picture similar to mine you will need to duplicated the image and then mirror it. To make my card I have used: A great sketch created by Mindy over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog where I will be entering this card. The papers are Basic Grey - Max & Whiskers I've coloured the image using Prisma Pencils and inked the edges with Distress Inks. The ribbon and button are from my stash and the dog embellishments are from "Craft Time" purchased from my local craft shop. Thanks for looking. Jenny

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

EAC - Winter Fun

Hi everyone, this week the challenge over at the everybody Art Challenge Blog is SNOW. I've kept the card simple.....to be honest I found making a card involving snow difficult. I didn't want to make a Christmas card in January!
To make the card I have used brown paper for the base and distressed the edges with scissors. The stripe paper is from American Crafts, again I have distressed the edge with scissors and drawn in stitching with a black marker. The image is Bentley Bear coloured with Prisma Pencils. I've added a few strips of paper, string and a couple of buttons to finish it off. Thanks for looking and enjoy the week. Jenny

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

EAC - Put Your Feet Up With a Cuppa

Today is Tuesday and another challenge from the Everybody Art Challenge Blog.
This week we have an excellent sketch created by Domi.
I loved using this sketch. Nice and simple and perfect for the card I wanted to make.
It was my Mum's birthday a few days ago and she just loves a cup of tea so when I saw a free cup stamp on the front of the January issue of Craft Stamper I just had to buy it. The design was by Kim Costello and Kim had completed a number of cards for inspiration. One card in particular using the cups stacked up on top of one another I really liked so thought I would have to try it out.

The papers are from Kanban and I have inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The edge of the card in sewn and it's looking pretty straight for someone who could never get along with a sewing machine. Soon I will be knocking up curtains! A bit more practice is needed though.

To make the ribbon frills I stuck two lengths of ribbon together with extra sticky tape and then crunched them up to make uneven frills. I also added a length of lace. For the cups and saucers I stamped onto scraps of paper, cut them out and added shading with a brown pencil before stacking them on top of each other.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima. the sentiment is a Kanban stamp (I think) and the 71 is a clear peel off. Finally I added a pearl in each corner.

I hope you like the card and can join in with the challenge.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sugar Nellie - Gorgeous Girl

It's Monday already and lucky for me I am still in time to enter the challenge over at the Sugar Bowl Blog. There is a great sketch to follow created by Marlene with an optional extra of using embossing somewhere on your card, oh and not forgetting it has to be a Sugar Nellie image.
For my entry I have used one of the Gorgeous Girls. I have had this image for such a long time and have never inked her up. Shameful, I know. This is probably a good indicator that I have too many craft items that are just not getting used.
My other half has set me a challenge and himself not to buy any craft/hobby items for the next two months. I agreed to this knowing that I have a room overflowing with things to use and being competitive thought I would win this hands down. Unfortunately, I have already failed because I have booked myself on a Copic weekend retreat in March. What's a girl to do, its an entire weekend of learning and crafting right on my doorstep in Oxfordshire. So....I've let him win this one!
Anyway back to the card.
The base card is black paper of which I have embossed and then rubbed over with silver ink to pick up the design. The papers are from Basic Grey Ambrosia. I have used black and orange card punch with a Martha Stewart punch and then covered with orange ribbon and a black satin ribbon crunched up. I found the lovely big button in a drawer. it kind of looks like an extra strong mint. Finally, the three flowers at the top are from Prima and the image was coloured with Prisma Pencils and to add some sparkle I glittered around the edge of the oval shape. I now have some blending tools to use with the pencils so am looking forward to some time using it.
Have a great week crafting.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Happy New Year

Hi to All, here's wishing you a Happy New Year. I can't believe how fast the past week has gone and that it is already time for the first challenge of the year over at the Everybody Art Challenge Blog, which is a "New Year" theme. My card has been made using two cute Magnolia images from the latest Stamp Club kit. I have coloured the two Tilda's using my new Prisma Pencils that I received as a Christmas present from my other half. He must love me because he bought me the entire set of colours. How lucky am I? I have used My Minds Eye Christmas paper and an off-cut of Basic Grey Wassail paper, a Martha Stewart punch, ribbon and a couple of star embellishments. I had planned to do lots of crafting during the Christmas break but as usual I didn't get around to it as installing a kitchen and wallpapering the hallway has taken over. Oh well, when the house is finished I can spend all my time crafting! Thanks for looking and I hope you have some time to join the challenge this week. Jenny