Thursday, 7 May 2009

Charisma Cardz Sketch Challenge

I really enjoyed doing this sketch challenge at Charisma Cardz although the colours look really dull in the photo, it's actually quite a bright card in real life.

I started with a green base that's actually a nice bright colour. I matted the dp - not sure where it's from - on some brown cs for the main panel, and ran some mossy green Core'dinations cs through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. The picture is a digi-stamp (I used the ready coloured one) and the sentiment is computer generated. I finished it with another strip of brown cs with a sticky ribbon, and some peel off dots coloured using peel off markers.

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365 Cards - I Want Candy

I struggled a bit with the 365 cards challenge today, I had nothing that would really 'work'.

It's only an A6 card so I didn't have quite so much space to fill, so I started with a pink layer, with K&Co Sweet and Sassy paper on top of that. I embossed some white card with the Swiss Dots folder and cut the sweet out of some more K&Co paper. I added a page pebble and some ribbon, and the sentiment is computer generated.

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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

365 Cards - Think Pink

Today's 365 cards challenge is to include 'a whole lot of pink', which wasn't too hard for me as I am going through a pink phase at the moment. I started with a dark pink base, with a layer of pale blue cs, and a layer of paler pink. The strips of paper are from the K&Co 6x6 packs Sweet and Sassy and Belle. I paper pieced Vicky's dress using paper from the same pack and coloured the rest with Promarkers. I layered her up on the same colours of cs as before and added the green ribbon. I finished it with the flower with a 10mm Dovecraft gem in the centre.

The inside uses the same cs again and is finished with a strip of dp.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

365 Cards - A Hard One!!

I really struggled with the 365 Cards challenge today - to include the sentiment 'You are there, and I am here'.

I've had this Inkadinkado stamp pretty much since I started stamping, and rarely use it but thought it would work well for this challenge. I stamped it on white card with black Stazon and watercoloured it, before mounting it on various layers of brown and white cs and Scribble Scrabble dp. I paper pierced one layer. The base of the card is brown cs with layers of the same papers, and the strip across the middle is punched using a Fiskars border punch layered onto white paper. The ribbon was out of a bargain box so no idea who makes it, and the sentiment and the box it is in is computer generated.

The inside uses the same Scribble Scrabble paper, and again the sentiment is computer generated.

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Monday, 4 May 2009

365 cards - Day 65

The challenge at 365 cards today was a Mother's Day card which, being in the UK we've already had this year. The card I came up with just says 'For You, Mum' so it could be used any time - for Mother's Day, a birthday or just because.

The base is 6x6in purple cs, covered with the paler green from the Papermania Boutique 8x8 stack. The purple dp is from the same stack. I used the same combo for the strip in the centre, and added the computer generated sentiment printed on white cs. The image - Tulip bowl from Sketching Stamper - was coloured using Whispers markers and mounted on the same purple cs as the base. I'm not sure about the flower, but it's there now, and it's staying put!

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

365 Cards - Super Sketchy Sunday

I really enjoy doing the various sketch challenges that are around, and this one in particular has so many variations, I had to stop at just one card (for today at least!)

The chandelier was a free download from Jak at Crafter's Kitchen and the paper is Papermania 8x8 Boutique stack. The flowers are attached using brads, and I added some bling to the chandelier. It is all mounted on a black 15x15cm base. I decorated the inside with the same paper and another flower.

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Saturday, 2 May 2009

365 cards - Floral Fest

The challenge at 365 Cards today is to include eight flowers on your design. As much as I love all the flower embellishments out there, I have real difficulty in placing them right. They either seem to be too spread out and look lost, or too cramped and busy, so as lovely as they are, I decided to use a digi-stamp instead. Luckily this one (Daisy Crazy from SketchingStamper) had the eight flowers required, so I coloured it in using watercolour pencils but decided they looked better not painted. It's actually a tri-fold card, and all the inside panels are decorated with the same layers of green cards and gingham paper. The sentiment under the image flap says 'Birthdays are like flowers; the passing time brings forth the most beautiful blooms' - can't find who said it, but it's nice anyway. You can see it in this picture:

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Friday, 1 May 2009

Skateboarder Josh

The boys were with Nanny and Grandad for the day today, so I managed to play with my new digi-stamp - 'Skateboard Josh' from DigiStamp Boutique. I didn't have a recipient in mind for the card so there's no sentiment, but I like it as it is.

Josh is coloured with Pro Markers, except for his clothes which is paper pieced. He's mounted on various layers of cardstock (12 layers in all!!), and the papers used are both from the Papermania 'For Him' 8x8 stack. I popped him up on foam dots and added some ribbon from Papermania also.

The inside is built up in the same way:

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365 Cards - Day 62

Todays challenge over at 365cards is 'Age is just a number' so there should be a number of some sort on the card. This was a bit of a challenge but after thinking about it for a bit I came up with this card:

I've made one similar before - the numbers are wooden and about 8.5cm tall. I covered them with paper from the K&Co Sparkly Sweet stack, and sanded the edges. The other layers are also from this stack and they are mounted on purple cardstock. I finished the corners with half pearls, and added a panel inside for the greeting. These photos show the card front on and the inside.

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