Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Get Funky! blog challenge

Having made the top 5 last month I entering again the Get Funky! June challenge this time we have to use colours PINK, BROWN, AND CREAM.
I have been attending a series of workshops at our local craft shop and have been picking up some great tips to make my cards a little more interesting. This time I have decided to tear my papers and make them into ice cream cornets of chocolate, strawberry and tutti-fruitti.

Here is my card I have made a seaside and torn the cornets, sea and sand, with beach huts in the background

Here is a close-up of the cornets

Recipe for my card
Cornets - Retro Fun paper 7(pink), I Do Word book paper 6(brown), Funky Xmas Time paper 13(cream), and Funky Xmas Time paper 16(tutti-fruitti).
Background - Funky Fairy Papercrafts
Stamped Image - Little Claire Designs 'Beach Huts'
Shells from the Vendee.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I have a Blinkie!!

My first blinkie is now on display to the right. I am so proud and thank you GetFunky! for voting me in the top 5 for May. Long may it continue.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Get Funky! blog challenge

This month over at GetFunky! the blog challenge is SHAPED CARDS I love shaped cards so much fun.
I set to work and decided on a teapot card with a teacup tag hanging from the handle, unfortunately I wasn't that happy with it as I felt it was very plain.
I recently attened a workshop at a local craft shop where we made a cup-cake card, this had a little bit more to it so I set to on this one, unfortunately I mislaid the template that we were given so I drew around the card and made another.

I have used papers from the Dreams come true cd
Free Romance and Blue Magic. I cut out the flowers from the paper in Blue Magic and put them on the card to cover up a 'faux pas'! I then cut out using scalloped punches the topper bits and then used Quickutz Daisy die for the flower finishing with a brad. I hand wrote happy birthday across the 'cream' and did a bit of faux stitching I edged each part with a brown chalk from Papermania which has some glitter in which doesn't show up but certainly on my worksurface!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Another blog candy

this time it is Bev Rochester at All the things I love here is the link to her 2nd anniversary blog candy

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Funky Hand blog Challenge - April Showers

I love Funky Hand I have a number of downloads and a couple of the cds, my recent download was the Retro Fun Word book. I am now entering Aprils challenge and had the ideal stamp for the challenge.
I have used a teardrop style card but only used 2 parts instead of 3, the stamped image is 'Little Claire' from Little Claire and coloured in using Pro-markers, I have also used Sakura Gelly Roll -Clear Star- for the wings, raindrops and flower umbrella, I have used 2 papers from 'Hearts and Flowers' (5 &16) and also used the alphabet which I scaled down on the photo wizard. I have finished the card with a peel-off border.

another Easel card

As promised another easel card, this time one for the boys. I have used the t-shirt template from Craftwork Cards, the black and white stripes I sourced from the internet and then used the Newcastle image and scaled it down, the base paper is from Funky Hand Retro Fun. I apologise to all non- Newcastle fans but unfortunately my OH and boys are fans!!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Magnolia Pink Tilda with Rose Blog Candy

whilst blog hopping I came across this candy a really sweet stamp that anyone would be proud to own

All the things I love

Friday, 9 April 2010

Easel Card

I am really taken with the easel card having been inspired looking through Debbie Dolphins Blog
so here is a circular easel card made using pearlised card, Rubber Stamp Tapestry pegs and a braid from my stash. I used a compass to draw and cut out the circle.
I have another waiting in the wings!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Blog Challenges

Well I haven't done a blog challenge for sometime so I was hopping around others blog spots for inspiration and linked to a number of challenges. Here is my interpretation for 3 challenges

Sir Stampalot - Fantasy
By the Cute and Girly - Fairytales
Allsorts - Challenge 46 no DP

I have opted for an easel card. I have used Fairy and Toadstool from Dimension Fourth - using Black Memento, then coloured using Promarkers, the wings are filled using Sakura Gelly Roll Clear star; Matte and layered onto navy card then Aqua blue pearl card which matches the fairy skirt.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Jak Heath Blog Candy

Pop along to Jak Heath's blog and check out this fabulous blog candy lots of Flippin' stamps