Friday, 31 May 2013

Queen for a day

Hi hi.

This is my card for today.

The image is by Sherri Baldy (image 668) and is coloured with copics.  For the layout I followed  sketch #77 from Papertake Weekly Challenge.  In the background I added some blue lace and some white lace, then topped with a blue ribbon with lace prints on it.  To two corners I added some metal corners.
Added some flourish die cuts and ribbon roses.

The  sentiment reads "Queen for a day on your Birthday".  Added some faux stitching around the sentiment banner.
This is a close up of the coloured image.  Some blue mini rhinestones were added to the crown for some bling.
I hope you like what you see.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
Have a lovely weekend.
Would like to put this card to the following challenges:
Allsorts #208 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Real or faux stitching
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #46 - Anything goes with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all - Using sketch #77 turned anticlockwise 90 degrees.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Hobbycutz Challenge #7 - Flowers / roses
Sarah Hurley Challenge #81 - All that glitters is gold - gold metal corners.
Besties Challenge #19 - Add something Metal or metallic
Totally Papercrafts #169 - Anything goes

Friday, 24 May 2013

Green, Yellow, and a big button

Hello everyone,

My son comes home from school today and tells me one of his helper teachers is leaving.  He needs a goodbye card stat.  So I rushed to put one together for him.

I kept it pretty CAS.  The background was made with a border stamp by BasicGrey (Crumpets set).  I inked the stamp with Yoyo Yellow ink (Stampin Up!) and stamped it three times, reinked it and stamped the next three lines and so on.  I was really pleased with the outcome and had so much fun.
The sentiment reads "You will be missed". 

The "washi tape" under the sentiment are actually stamped from an Inspired by Stamping set called Washi Tape.  I love this stamp set.  Never run out of washi tape again AND have them in any colour you want.
Added faux stitching, a flower die cut, a huge wooden button, and some satin ribbon and the card is done.  Quicker than a boy asking "Is my card ready yet" 50 times.
Thanks so much for visiting.  I have enjoyed making this simple card.  Hope you have enjoyed seeing it.
Have a lovely weekend.
This card is going into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #155 - Clean and Simple
One Crazy Stamper - May flowers challenge
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #46 - Anything goes with ribbon
BasicGrey challenges #94 - Inspired by a song - Yellow by Coldplay (My background using the BasicGrey stamp is very very yellow)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Lilac and Lavender

Hello crafters and friends,

Today's card is a pretty monochromatic one.  One that's all shades of purple and lilac.

The image is one by Sherri Baldy who kindly shared it as a freebie.  They are the prettiest little darlings.

To the card I added some purple trimmed lace and sheer purple organza ribbon from my stash.  Also attached a purple butterfly charm and some paper flowers and leaves.  A paper doily was also added to the background but as you can see its almost completely covered by the image.

A close up of the girls.  They were coloured with copics.
Copics used:
Hair - E18 E15 E13 E30
Skin - E000 E00 E21 E11
Clothes - V91 V93 V95 V99, V0000 V000 V01, BV0000 BV00 BV01 BV02 BV04
Shoes - E40 E42 E44
Background / floor - BV20 BV23 C0 C1

The inside of the cards is also decorated with the same papers, lace and doily.
I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for visiting.
I would like to put this card to the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - Monochromatic
Bearly Mine Challenge #86 - Lucky dip - I used lace, pearls, ribbon
The ABC Challenge - N for Not Just One (3 or more embellishments)
Mad for marker May challenge - One for the girls - something for females
Live & Love Crafts #11 - 50 Shades of Lilac
Polkadoodles Week 20 - Spring Colours / Pastels
Crafty Catz - 3-2-1 - 3 die cuts (frame and 2 leaves), 2 bows, 1 image

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Thanks Mum

Hi hi.

A quick post today.  I have a card to show you.

The image is Olivia Oddsocks by Sherri Baldy and she is coloured in with copics.  For this card I followed a sketch for the current challenge at Bearly Mine Challenges.
Dies used:
Quickutz nesting circles
Quickutz nesting doily circles
Memory box - fancy blossoms

A close up of Olivia Oddsocks.
Copics used:
Hair - E19, E18, E07, E15, E13
Skin - E000, e00, e21, r20
Bow - BV00,BV01, B21, B93
Cardigan - r20, r22, r30
Pants - c1

The sentiment reads "Thanks for being my MUM".
That's it from me today.  Better hurry if I want to make it for the current Besties Challenge.
Thank you for stopping by.
Challenges I would like to put this card to:
Besties Challenge - Mother's day or thank you card
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #126 - Diecuts and /or punches
Mad for marker May challenge - One for the girls - something for females
One Crazy Stamper - May flowers challenge
2 Sisters Challenge #143 - Mother's Day
Crafty Calendar Challenge (May) - Blooms and Blossoms
Sentimental Sunday #154 - For a special woman plus a sentiment