Monday, 31 October 2011

Whoopsie Daisy Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge from Whoopsie Daisy is a sketch which was set by Sande one of our Daisy Divas. One lucky winner will get to choose two sheets of digis from Linnies fab design collection. Check out the site as Linnie has brought back her buy one get one free offer.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch and I have used one of the images from sheet 315.

Isn't she fab? To me it just cried out to be raunchy red and black!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, 24 October 2011

Fairy Magic at Whoopsi Daisy

Time for another challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and this week it's Fairy Magic. Linnie has lots of fairy images from cute to sophisticated. The image I have used was a freebie a few weeks ago, keep checking the Whoopsi Daisy site as Linnie often has a freebie.

When I saw this image it made me think of a fairy on top of a Christmas tree which gave me the idea for the card. It also has a look of my 3 year old granddaughter when she is showing me how she dances at dance classes so it seemed right to make this card for her. I made the Christmas tree with seed beads using brick stitch and the backing paper was a freebie from a magazine which I thought fitted the bill as the spots could be Christmas tree baubles.

Happy crafting.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Crafting for All Seasons Challenge - Halloween or Halloween colours

This time at Crafting for all Seasons the challenge is Halloween themed. I don't usually do Halloween cards so I have gone with a black cat, colours and a twist. The image is one from Pink Cat Studio

Our sponsors this time are Pink Cat Studio  who are giving one lucky winner 5 digi images and Just Some Lines. who are offering another prize of a $15 GC.

Please do visit the challenge blog and join in with our challenge.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Halloween colours Anything Goes Halloween combo Halloween inspired colour

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #52 - To the Letter

The Anything Goes challenge this time around is To the Letter which can be interpreted in many different ways.
This is my take on it - a Key Holder Plaque, take a look at my workshop page for another version on the same theme.

This is a basic canvas frame onto which I have attached die cuts which have been cut using Tim Holtz Alterations dies. These were all painted using the gorgeous Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylic paints which have a lovely chalky finish. Most of the metal embellishments are Tim Holtz's from his ideology range. All these items are available from The Craft Den. A couple of cup hooks in the bottom painted to match and a Key Holder Plaque ready to be hung.

I am entering this project into the following challenges: You choose Anything Goes Anything Goes Shape up  Monochromatic

Monday, 17 October 2011

Free and Easy Whoopsie Daisy Challenge

This week is free and easy and as it is nigh on Christmas it seemed apt to make another Christmas card. This time I have used sheet 276 from Whoopsi Daisy, such a cute nativity scene. Linnie still has a buy one get one free offer on so do pop over to her blog and take a look.

I have kept this relatively simple - I am in a less is more frame of mind at the moment. Sometimes, I think the images can get lost in all the embellishments and there can be far too much going on. The papers are papermanias sheer elegance which were matted onto gold card stock. The star is chipboard which was painted gold and sprinkled with gold glitter, a bit of ribbon, a few gems and job done. 

Please do visit my team mates blogs, they have created some beautiful cards.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, 10 October 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Lets do Christmas Challenge

Hello, its time for another challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy and this time its Lets do Christmas and there are plenty of lovely images on Linnie's Blog and she has a buy one get one free offer on again.

I have used Linnie's sheet 292 and utilised all four images from the sheet to make a scene. Using watercolour card the sky was inked with dusty concord, faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress inks blended together. I misted the sky and then blotted it to give a snowy effect then sprayed with iridescent glitter. The snow drifts were strips of torn card which were coloured with broken china then tipped with icicles stickles . The images were all coloured using promarkers cut out and arranged on the background. The snow on the houses, trees and lamppost is dries white glue lightly sprinkled with silver glitter.

Well at least I have one christmas card made. It's a start anyway!

I am entering this card into the following challenge: Christmas or halloween

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Fall Flowers Challenge

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons and the challenge theme this fortnight is Fall Flowers and our sponsor is Fred She Said  with a prize of a $20 GC.

I chose to use the lovely frame with the three sunflowers at the base. I have decoupaged mine and added an extra sunflower each side and filled the centres of each with seed beads though I'm not sure they show up so well in the photo. The verse was one in my collection - not sure were it is from though. The papers are just from my stash but I thought the distressed look of the paper fitted in with the Fall theme.

Hope you will join in our challenge and good luck to you all.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Anything Goes #51 Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches or both

Hello to you all. This fortnights challenge at Anything Goes is to use die cuts and/or punches.

This is another commissioned card, this time from my daughter who wanted a card for her boyfriend as they were celebrating being together for a year. She didn't want anything lovey dovey so we looked at different stamps in my stash and we decided on the Vintage Photo plate from Creative Expressions - available from the Craft Den.

This card is 8 x 8 larger than my usual but to get the effect and utilise the stamps I wanted to use I needed a larger pallet. Oh I do  love doing vintage  and  these stamps so fitted the bill for my daughter's anniversary card.

I particularly like the heart splat which I used to create the background. The filmstrip is one of Tim Holtz's Dies and I backed it with acetate onto which I stamped the silhouette stamps, also from the set.

The photo of my daughter and her boyfriend was taken recently at his brother's wedding. I made it sepia to fit  with the vintage look and framed it with the frame stamp again from the set. I then filled it with glossy accents for a glazed effect and used chain and brads to 'hang' it.

Overall I was very happy with the finished card - I love it when a plan comes together! It was exactly as I envisaged which is unusual for me as normally the end result is nothing like I planned as I continually change my mind along the way! :)

My daughter was thrilled to bits with the card and her boyfriend loved it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes Anything Goes with ribbon Dies/punches Anything Goes Add punch,die cut

Monday, 3 October 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Lace and Pearls Challenge

Over at Whoopsi Daisy this weeks challenge is to use lace and pearls. This is my card using one of Linnie's sweet images - this one is one of Linnie's freebies isn't she a sweetie?

The papers are from a free CD and the lace is from my local haberdasher. I have made the flower from lace and topped it with a pearl.

My 3 year old granddaughter has just started ballet lessons and this so reminds me of her. They have been taught the correct way to point their toes and she recites "good toes" - toes pointing down and "naughty toes" which are toes pointing up!! She is such a sweetie - just like this image!

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Use a digi Pretty girls 3 x backing papers momochrome lots of layers What a cutie white plus one a cutie
Party Time Tuesdays –  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter – For The Girls
Sew Many Cards – Anything Goes