Friday, September 15, 2017

Still friends over at Besties International.

Hi, it's the 15th so time to show my reminder post for Besties challenge.blogspot.
We are still celebrating Friendship and today I decided to make a gift bag using this lovely image by Sherri Baldy img439 Well they look like friends don't they!

I just took a small kraft gift bag and covered with a thickish paper which i thought would give it some stability, the paper has gold swirls on it which looked quite Christmasy. To that I added a lime green banner by Verve on top of some gold mirri. The tag and its sentiment are also by Verve check out the store for all the wonderful stamp sets and dies.
I coloured the image in with my trusty Promarker pens and mounted it on to more gold mirri. Putting the rest together came quite easy, a cream doily first then some holly leaves then some floss and a beautiful crinkled red rose.
The gold Merry Christmas is one of the last 6 I have by Craftwork Cards and the "don't open" I've had for a while too, who by? I popped that on to some lime green too. Just to balance the bottom I added some ribbon which has gold stitching on it along with a dot of gold glitter in the centers.

Here is a closer look

There is still plenty of time to play along with us, as always anything goes but also a theme of Friendship this month.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shape Card.

Today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend to give her Grandson for his first birthday. This lady has just started ordering cards from me so I wanted to make sure I "wowed" her lol. I'm sorry the photo is so dark as the card isn't ! Just think pastel blues 😊.

I chose to make a shaped card as they are so different and never found in the shops over here. I used papers and card from my stash and a mixture of stamps and dies. Where I can there is a list at the bottom.

The card shape was made using a Dutch Doobadoo Shape-Art-A4-Square-2.  found at NoorDesign! UK Shop Unfortunately out of stock as I type but other great shapes available.
Sue Wilson "pitter patter" die set.
Tim Holtz "scribble" heart die.
Sentiment stamp is from a new set over at shopverve. however I bought it as a single.
Crochet doilies are from which are on offer at the moment.
Other bits are from my stash such as buttons, sequins and thread.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges. 
craftysentiments.blogspot. Anything-goes 
Ribbongirls september-card-challenge

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friendship time over at Besties International

Today being the 1st September means it is time for a new challenge over at Bestieschallenge.blogspot. as always we are a Anything Goes Challenge but we also have a theme running to which this month long is one of Friendship.
For my card i have used the image Carley & Gill  (it reminds me of myself and my own Bestie). I picked up a pack of these odd shaped cards at a show years ago and decided today was the day to use one!

I covered the card base in this marbled type paper i picked up in the store and then added flourishes and corners in a similar cardstock to the colour of Gills pants.
I coloured the image in using my promarker pens along with some new "skin tones" pens by Spectrum Noir.

This next photo shows a little better the side on view and its opening.
I added lots of ditsy flowers picking up the colours I used in the colouring. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps but this one is now not available on its own but happy to say you can get a similar one within a New Release Set out just last week Bloom Bright .

Now its your turn to show us your friendly cards and don't forget there are prizes to be won when you join in.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

SOS Favorite Season

Today I'm really pleased to share with you a little card I made just to join in with the new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash#318-your-favorite-season.
The challenge is to share your favourite season and mine is SUMMER, closely followed by fall. This card pleases me also because I got to use my new flamingo die on it lol.

I follow a certain ladies blog (llaurenb.blogspot. ) who I feel sure is at her happiest if she can get a flamingo (or Washi tape) somewhere about her creation lol. You must go and check her out as Lauren makes some wonderful things and I often tell her I wish I could get inside your head!

So on to this card, its a 5x7 bright white card blank which I have added bright pink card to. Then a few months back I was lucky enough to win this cute paper pad from Ribbongirls.blogspot. 
by Echo-park called summer-bliss so I have used 2 different sheets out it and punched holes and threaded raffia through. The "enjoy summer and flip flops are better" are from a page by Kaisercraft  but I'm afraid I can't remember which! both have been matted on to card in the colours of the flip flops.
The sun is from a die set  by Verve and my new flamingo die was cut out using the bright pink card and some a little lighter. A few pearls in the bottom of the main sentiment and we are done.

Thanks for stopping by today, if you like what you see maybe you could leave a word or two as I enjoy reading them.

Chalenges I'm joining in with are Shopping Our Stash. 318

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Moment in Time.

Today I'd like to share a layout I made for myself of my younger self. This uses papers found over at Merly Impressions.  Along with flowers and extra stamps too.

The papers are from the Honey-chai-collection which I've held in my stash for sometime now lol. I used another page to cut out extra flowers and the Dream sentiment. The type strip sentiment is one I kept off another sheet probably from another collection altogether! I stamped a few butterfly's on to the paper and a few others I coloured and added afterward along with the flowers.

The photos are of me when I left home. Standing in front of the van which my darling Dad drove me down in with lots of stuff friends and family had given me to set up my little flat. The other photo is taken a year later when I came home for one of my visits and I was ready to go out dancing with my sister Bev in Chester.

Oh how I remember those days fondly. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ruby Wedding Card

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card I made for an order. I've been waiting to use this die from Tim Holtz as I've seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest using it. So when the order came in I knew what I was making!

This is a A5 bright white card blank to which I have added a slightly smaller ruby red light card to. Then taking the same white card cut at 8x51/2 I die cut the flourish die from the set out of the left hand side. Using my  Love Everlasting by Verve  stamp set I printed the sentiment in jet black.

I used Sizzix number die for the 40 which is cut in ruby glitter card. Then taking paper flowers from Kaisercraft and my stash along with 2 leaf dies I made a arrangement in the top right corner. I also added Verves Holiday Sequin mix for a bit of bling.

I'm joining in with the following challenges
Noordesign-uk August 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can let me know what you think.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sailor Boy!

Hi There,

15th of the month means reminder time for the current challenge over at Besties International . The theme is still Nautical or anything goes. Here is my card.

I make cards to sell so I'm always looking for images that can be used to create simple cards for children with cute boys and girls on. Where best to look for them than Here in the Bestie Shop. This little guy is Sailor Boy there is a little girl too.
I've coloured him in with my Promarker pens. I've used alsorts of papers on this card as I can't throw anything out. The little metal tag I have had since I started crafting back in the early 1990's (I knew it would find a use one day lol).
Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you have added your card if not still time to do so.
I'm joining in over at Noordesign-uk. August-challenge-anything-goes. with this card.