Thursday, 31 March 2011

Just dropped by...

Half way through the week already! Where has this week gone?!

I have finally completed this card. This simple design suits me this week as I had a busy weekend last week and the weekdays, so far, are not much better either.

For this card, I have used the sketch from Get Sketchy Card Challenge #80.

To suit my digi stamp, I have flipped the sketch so my image is on the right. This is the first time I have used digi stamp. This image "Lydia goes Shopping" is free from Little Claire Designs. You can download it from here. I had fun colouring her. Here is a close up of Lydia.

For this card, I have also used one of my favourite colour combinations- pink and green. Lydia's scarf and belt are meant to be green but somehow it turned out to be blue in the photo?? I think I need more practice  on my photo taking skills! ^_^ I will be entering this card in Little Claire's Designs: Challenge 3 - Pink & Green too.

If you just dropped by, I would like to say hope you enjoyed this post and have a happy day!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Hope you all had a nice Tuesday!

I am having a go at taking part in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #39. I do not have a Waltzingmouse stamp but after seeing the sketch I just thought I had to have a try at this. Here is the sketch:

To join in the challenge, the Waltzingmouse stamp image is not required. However, I would certainly love to win products Bunting is so hot in the card making world at the moment. Never thought of using them on my card but hey, everything has its first time. So here is my card for the challenge:

It is my brother-in-law's birthday today. Unfortunately we are not able to deliver this card and his present to him today due to a rescheduled dentist appointment. I have attached the bunting on a blue string with red buttons at each end. Buttons are the trend at the moment too! I love to personalise my card so I placed my brother-in-law's name on the bunting. The Little Cake Shoppe (Trio Delight) stamp image is from Papermania. I have stamped and coloured these yummy cup cakes with Copic pens. Then decorated them with Crystal Stickles and Crystal Lacquer. Finally, I finished off the card by stapling short pieces of ribbon behind the image and stamping the sentiment "Time for cake" on the top left hand corner.

My daughter is certainly sold on the bunting design and said this is the best card  that I have ever made. I am chuffed! dog products

Enjoy the rest of the night~

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Thinking of you

Good evening everyone, I hope you all had a good day!

I want to share this card, which I made last night, with you. I am really pleased with this card. In fact, I am loving it!! ^_^

For the layout I have used Just Magnolia: Week 97 - Bev's Sketch. Here is the sketch:

I have slightly altered the sketch but you can still see all the elements in it.

For this card, I have used Nellie Snellen's Multi Frames set MFD 005 for my Tilda with rose image. So I will be entering this card in Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Die Cut Challenge. I have coloured Tilda with Copic marker pens and paper piecing her dress with My Mind's Eye- quite contrary Summer paper. I have added glitter glue on both Tilda's wing and rose.  

On the edge of the circle, I have added 3 small flower embellishments with coordinated coloured gems in the middle. This will fit in with Papertake Weekly Challenge: Trio Challenge - 3 of something.

For Totally Tilda Challenge #18: Tilda with Chipboard, I have added this lovely butterfly chipboard on the top right hand corner. I have enhanced the butterfly by adding the clear crystal glitter glue on its inner wings and the red coloured glitter glue on its outer edge.

Here is another close-up photo to show the sentiment from Clearly Hand Stamped designed by 3Birds. As I want a subtle effect for the sentiment, I have stamped it in Brilliance pearlescent Sky Blue ink which blends in well with the blue background paper. A piece of thin pink ribbon and a blue beaded chain were added at the bottom of the card to finish off, I think, beautifully!!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you like the card as much as I do.

Have a good night~

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Celebrate YOU

Good morning! It is a dull Sunday morning here in the midlands of the UK. But hey! It is still weekend so not complaining!! ^_^

We are going to have some Chinese later tonight to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday. So here is the card which I made for him.

I  have used the sketch from the Get Sketchy Card Challenge #78:  

This sketch is simple to follow. It is a clean design and is great for a man's card. Also I love the blue and orange colour combination, they look quite masculine too huh?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday~

Monday, 7 March 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 54 - Lilian's Sketch

Being a working mum, it is always nice to be able to find a little bit of "ME" time to do the things I love!

I have made this card over the weekend by using The Sugar Bowl Challenge 54 - Lilian's Sketch with the theme of clean & simple: 

In my personal view, clean & simple in card making is not easy. It is a skill of knowing when to stop; knowing which embelishments to pick and add, as there are so many on the market. The temptation is to add them all on one card. So I hope my card here is clean & simple to suit all pink loving princesses! 

I have simply embossed 2 pieces of white card for the top and bottom area. Added 3 fabric squares in the middle. Then added two fabric/ ribbon roses on both left and right squares. For the center main image I used Copic Pens to colour Gorjuss Girl and paper piecing the dress. I believe it is a card full of textures!

Have a lovely sleep everyone!