Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Crafting for all Seasons #16 White on White

The bi weekly challenge over at Crafting for all Seasons is White on White for which I have made two cards as we have two sponsors.

My first card uses one of the images from Whoopsi Daisy and Linnie is offering a prize of 2 sheets of her images and each sheet has four images that's 8 images in total!

This is such a cute image from Whoopsi Daisy and the sentiment which was a freebie from Dee Designs is so appropriate to the image. The backing card was dry embossed with a musical notes embossing folder. I stamped a music score on vellum and embossed with white embossing powder and I made the flowers using ribbon and lace. The finishing touches were lace, a flourish, die cut leaves, stick pins and pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Make your own flowers Christmas with Pearls Anything Goes but use ribbon

My second card is using an image from Some Odd Girl and they are giving 3 digi images as a prize.

The image and mat were die cut and I stamped fairy lights around the mat to compliment those in the image. These were matted onto a dry embossed card, glitter card, pearlescent card and I created corners using narrow ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes but use ribbon Anything Goes Christmas

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Anything Goes Challenge #55 Cutting Corners

The new challenge for Anything Goes is Cutting Corners (decorative/altered corners) and my fellow teamies have come up with some fab cards so do go visit the Anything Goes challenge blog to see their contributions.

I love the colour of this card, it's a gorgeous teal and I also had mirri in the same colour. The backing paper is another magazine freebie as is the
 sentiment stamp. I have used  a gorgeous Nellie Snellen stamp which was coloured with promarkers, the matting was done using spellbinders nestabilities and the corners were cut with a Marianne die all from The Craft Den. A few gems, some teal ribbon and a bit of glitter to finish off.

This card has been entered in the following challenges: Christmas Merry & Bright no red or green Anything Christmas with Pearls Tis the Season Non traditional Christmas colours Christmas theme Pastel colour Christmas card

Monday, 28 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy White on White Challenge.

Our  challenge this week at Whoopsi Daisy is White on White and remember to be chosen as one of our top 3 you need to use a Whoopsi Daisy image but as Linnie does have freebies everyone can still enter.

Please note that with effect from January all crafters entering our challenges must use a Whoopsi Daisy image.

Last weeks challenge and blog hop was very popular and each Daisy Diva had candy for one lucky commentator on their blog. My winner using the random thingy: 

 is........................Girl Scientist

who wins the fabulous sheet #72. Please let me have your email address so I can send you your prize. Have fun with the images.

Now back to this weeks challenge of White on White. This image is so cute.

I was a bit daunted by the white on white theme at first but I realised that by using texture and shapes this would distinguish the layers.

The base card has scalloped edges, the first mat is a pearlescent card and I have pierced all around the edge, the next mat again is pearlescent card which I have embossed with an embossing folder. The gorgeous image was coloured with my promarkers and die cut and matted onto another die cut. The same die was used for the base of the flowers which were punched out and formed into roses and these were tipped with stckles as were the stars on the image.  Die cut rose leaves, ribbon, beads, gems and some lace were added to finish the card.

I have entered this card into the following challenges: All about Christmas Anything Goes for Christmas

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Two posts in one day, wow I am on a roll (not). Getting all my Christmas cards done and using the challenges as impetus to get on and not leave it til Christmas Eve as per usual.

The sketch challenge from Willow Designs is a nice simple sketch so very easy to follow - and this is my entry.

The only problem using mirri card is getting the light right! The image is from Whoopsi Daisy  and I have coloured it with my much loved promarkers and the tree has some gems to imitate fairy lights. In keeping with my mission to use all the freebie papers in my stash the backing papers are again from a magazine. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Festive Cheer with Red Green & Gold

Shabby Tea Room Colours of Nature Challenge

Hi there, Shabby Tea Room have a new challenge which is being sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy and Linnie is giving the lucky winner FIVE sheets of digis - that's 20 images in all. Wow!

Here is my card which uses one of the Whoopsi Daisy images. Isn't he cute?

I've coloured him with my promarkers, used white flowersoft for the Fur on his hat and suit and star dust stickles for his wings and a little bit on his wand. The papers were freebies from a magazine - I am on a mission at the moment to use them as I save them and now have a huge mound of them!

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Bingo - Flowers Pearls, Ribbon Something with die cuts Christmas with Flowers Bingo - Ribbon, Die cut, Sparkle

Monday, 21 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Anything Christmas-y-Goes and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Christmas Blog Hop here at Whoopsi Daisy

To celebrate Christmas we are having a blog hop and we hope you will join in the fun. There is candy to be won on each and every Daisy Diva Blog,  just leave a comment and each diva will draw a winner from all those commenting on her blog. 

I hope you got to my blog from the talented Sheri's blog. If not please be sure to start at the Whoopsi Daisy blog and start from the beginning so you have a chance to win from every one's blog. 

We have also got a letter which is a tricky (not) seasonal phrase. My letter is  "T", my fellow Daisy Diva who should follow me is unwell and not able to post her blog so you now get two letters from me. Her letter is "M". Be sure to visit all our blogs, collect all the letters and email your answers to for another chance to win. The winner can choose four sheets of Linnie's fab digi images.The order to visit each Diva is as follows:

Joanie (that's me)
Lilli Unfortunately Lilli is ill and cannot do her blog - her letter is M. Please go to Net's blog from here.

That's 13 lots of candy up for grabs and don't forget to enter our weekly challenge which is Anything Christmas-y-Goes!

Here is my DT card. The image is from Whoopsi Daisy sheet #72 which is also the candy on offer for the lucky winner of my draw.

Thank you for visiting and for helping to make this Whoopsi Daisy Christmas Blog Hop a success! Now please visit my fellow Diva Net's blog for the next letter. 

Good Luck.

I love this image and it lends itself for lots of colourways but I decided to go traditional. I have used gold glitter card, red mirri card and created my own background with a swirly stamp and gold embossing powder. The image was coloured using promarkers and I glittered the stars and added buttons then matted it on gold glitter card. I added red lacy ribbon, gold ribbon, red chiffon roses, hat pins I made using beads, and metal corners to finish.

This card is being entered into the following challenges: Anything Goes  Beautiful Bows Anything Goes Festive Cheer use Red & Green & Gold Bingo, Lace Flowers & Buttons Christmas card with Music theme - "O Christmas Tree" Red Green & White Tic Tac Toe, die cut, lace, flower Christmas stamping photo inspiration Texture Die cuts Christmas card Something used 3 times - flowers Christmas card Red Green & Gold Christmas Themed What a cutie - any Christmas themed cute image Use red green  & metallic Christmas themed and make it sparkle Christmas time

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #14

Challenge #14 over at Crafting for All Seasons is a Thanksgiving challenge but as those of us here in the UK do not celebrate this holiday we were given the choice to use a sketch and/or make a thank you card.

We were lucky enough to choose any image from our sponsor Bugaboo stamps and when I saw this one called Coffee Time Perfect Blend I knew exactly what I was going to use it for. It was our wedding anniversary last week and this was perfect for a card for my husband. This image is so cute and the text is appropriate.

The card is embellished with gems, ribbons, heart doilies, metal filigree corners and the backing papers are from a free cd (magazine freebie).

And this is the inside........

My fellow teamies have also picked some fab images, do go and take a look at the challenge blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:  Bingo - pearls, die cut, metal

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Real Sweetie Challenge at Anything Goes

The challenge this time around at Anything Goes is A real Sweetie which give lots of scope for sweets, cakes etc.

I have used a LOTV stamp, she is such a cutie, and spellbinders dies for the image and mat, the flowers are E line  all available from the Craft Den.

The backing paper was a freebie from a craft magazine and I just love the colour combination of all those cakes!

I am entering this into the following challenges: Bingo - Gems Flowers Die cuts Anything Goes

Monday, 14 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Colours of Winter Challenge

This weeks Whoopsi Daisy Challenge is Colours of Winter and this is my DT card.

My daughter asked me to make a birthday card for her boss - she works part time for a fruit and vegetable stall on campus and has worked for Emma ever since she started at uni 3 years ago. I love this colour blue and it fits in with the challenge nicely.

The image is from one of Linnie's new sheets number 318 which has more images of sassy ladies. Pop over and have a look you are sure to fall in love with her digis. There is a buy one get one free offer on at the moment so go grab a bargain.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Bingo - Lace Pearls Pins Swirls & Pearls Bingo - Gems Flowers Die cuts

Monday, 7 November 2011

Whoopsi Daisy Tag It Challenge

Time for another challenge over at Whoopsie Daisy and this time we want you to use a Tag whether it is a stand alone tag or a tag on a card it's up to you. My teamies have come up with some amazing projects this week - quite breathtaking.

The rules of the challenge have changed slightly. There will be a top 3 and there is a winners logo to display on your blog also, the overall winner will be able to choose two of Linnie's sheets. Anyone can enter but only those using a Whoopsie Daisy digi will be considered for the top three. However,  Linnie frequently has a freebie on her site - in fact there is one there now and, not only that, she has a buy one get one free offer on, and there are always 4 digis on each sheet, a bargain at £1.99!  There are so many to choose from you will be spoilt for choice.

My DT project for the challenge is a tag on a card using one of the digis from sheet 72. A relatively simple card this time but sometimes I think less is more.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Texture Challenge #13

Our new challenge is Texture which gives us lots of options and we have two sponsors who generously gave the DT some images to play with.

The Paper Shelter have gorgeous cute digi images and lovely digi papers and we were spoilt for choice which to choose. I decided on Cute Dressmaker and used papers from the Pepe in Love set. They have a $20 Gift card for one lucky winner.

A while ago I bought some curtain swatches and I  used a piece of one on my card which matched the papers perfectly. The Tim Holtz stamp was ideal for creating a sewing pattern envelope, and I stamped some cotton reels and wrapped each with different coloured thread. I made a net skirt for the mannequin button, added a few buttons, lace, tape measure ribbon, a sewing machine button and brass scissors. Even though this is a cute image it still lent itself to this vintage treatment which coordinated nicely with the papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes - Buttons, Free, Sentiment

Our second sponsor is Meljen's Designs which is owned by Melissa Jenkins who illustrates whimsical images and  is offering a choice of four digi images to another lucky winner. I chose to use the singing snowmen.

The background was created using snowflake stamps which were embossed with white embossing powder for a resist technique. It was coloured using broken china distress ink. I embossed a piece of builders scrim  and topped it with some chiffon ribbon. The image was coloured using promarkers and broken china distress ink. The fur on the snowmen's hats and the snow flakes were covered in white flower soft, buttons and beads were added to two of the snowmen. The mat for the image was dry embossed with swiss dots. Metal corners and embellishments were added to complete the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Monochromatic Humourous the music move you a charm Christmas

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Anything Goes #53 Challenge - Stitching real or faux

The new challenge at Anything Goes is stitching either real or faux. I made this card for my grandson's 2nd birthday - not that he was interested in the card - just his new toys! His mum keeps all the cards so maybe he'll appreciate it when he's older lol.

The stamp is a Molly Bloom stamp available from The Craft Den and the papers were freebies which I have had for ages. The netting is builders scrim which I embossed with a gorgeous blue embossing powder - very effective I must say.  I used the same embossing powder to triple emboss the chipboard letters and number. I added some blue raffia from my stash and the happy Birthday sentiment. Really pleased with the result even if Ben wasn't impressed!

I have entered this card into the following challenges: Stitching real or faux