Tuesday, 30 March 2010

April Showers

This week over at Everybody Art Challenge the theme is Spring. Given the wet weather that we are suffering in Oxfordshire I immediately thought of April showers (ignoring the fact we are still in March). I have made my card using the Basic Grey - Pheobe and Blush paper range. The cute image is from Hanglar & Stanglar and I have cut her out and attached with foam pads.
The ribbon was one of the very few things I purchased at the NEC at the weekend. Not that I couldn't have found things given the chance. I had two Nieces in tow as a birthday treat and I spent the day answering their questions, watching demos and purchasing things they wanted. It was their first visit and they enjoyed it so a good day for all!
I had planned to go back on Sunday but figured I could just purchase items off the web with the money I would save on parking and admission. I haven't purchased anything yet!
To finish the card I have embellished with cherry blossom flowers and a sentiment printed off the computer.
I am going to enter this card in this weeks challenge over at Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung. Thanks for looking. Jenny

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Everybody Art No.83 - Easter Bunnies

It's Tuesday already and time for another challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge. This week the theme is Easter so I have combined it with a birthday card for my nephew. Everything on this card is from the Bunny Hop Collection created by Nitwits Collections. I love the papers they are so fresh and the bunnies so cute. I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday so as I can enter their challenge this week. Thanks for looking. Jenny

Monday, 22 March 2010

Vintage Birthday

Today's creation is a vintage card. Its not a style that comes naturally to me but I am pleased with the finished result. The papers started life as pale pink before I added vintage photo distress ink, distress crackle paint and distressed the edges with a pair of scissors. I have picked out the flower design and covered it with Anita's clear gloss and sprinkled with glitter. The image was from a kit I purchased from a TV channel some time ago. To finish the design I have used organza & satin ribbon, lace and paper roses. The butterflies are made from a punch by Crafts Too and finished with pearls, and a few buttons sneeked in. I am going to enter this in the challenge over at Stamp Something which has a theme of Distressed Somethings. Thanks for looking. Jenny

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Everybody Art Challenge No. 82 - Fairy Princess

It's Tuesday again so that means another challenge from Everybody Art Challenge and this week we have a sketch for you to follow. I have used a very cute stamp from Pink Gem Designs and coloured it using copics. The papers are from DCWV - Nana's Nursery. Sorry for the short post, time is very short at the moment and 5 ducks are calling for their breakfast! Thanks for looking. Jenny

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Everybody Art Challenge No.81

This week over at Everybody Art Challenge we have a recipe for you to follow: 2 papers, 2 flowers, 2 buttons. Here is my creation.
I am entering this card in the Basic Grey Challenge which is a photo inspiration.

Items used:

Image - Hanglar & Stanglar, Medium - Copics

Papers - Basic Grey Wisteria

Embellishment - Buttons, Flowers

Sketch - Friday Sketchers

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Time For Tea

This is a 3D box card for Mother's Day. I started it at the weekend and finished it last night. I was trying to complete it in time for the monthly competition over at Sassy Studio Designs but I missed it, so instead I am entering it into 5 challenges! Allsorts Challenge No. 41 - Mother's Day Creative Card Crew - Celebration Fussy & Fancy No. 5 - Movies The Pink Elephant No. 56 - Add green Simon Says Stamps - Mother's Day/Girly I took my inspiration from the latest Alice in Wonderland movie to be released this Friday and used the digital images from Sassy Design Studios. My mum loves a cup of tea so the Mad Hatter tea party was perfect for my project. I made a box and lined the inside with Basic Grey Eerie papers. Although you cannot see it I put in a sloping floor in the hope to create depth. The table was made from a scrap piece of card covered in Basic Grey Bitter Sweet paper. I used a Spellbinders Flower die to cut out two different sized flowers many times. Each flower was attached to thin strips of acetate of varying lengths so that they bob around. In the corners I attached mushroom embellishments again at varying heights. The images were coloured with copics, cut out and shaped on the edges so as they were not so flat. On the front of the box I attached a Fancy Pants Glitter Cut Tree to add more interest. Copics used: Cat - V06, V12, RV02, RV04 Mad Hatter - YG03, YG23, Y00, Y02, Y21, BG01, BG05, BG10 Rabbit - C1, C5, C7, W1, BG10, R27, R37 Caterpillar - Y00, Y17, Y38 Skin - E000, E00, E02, E21, R20 Stickles glue to add bling on the flowers. Thanks for looking. Jenny

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Everybody Art Challenge No. 80 - It's Good to Talk

It's Tuesday again and this week over at Everybody Art Challenge, we have an excellent sketch for you to use. Check out the other DT cards for inspiration. I have used another of my favourite images from Digital Pencil Too and some beautiful card from Kanban, edged with stickles glue.
The image has been coloured with copics.
Sorry its a quick post today, I have too much to do and very little time to do it! Have a great week and thanks for looking. Jenny