Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Birthday card for Sandra

Yet another personalised card, this time it's actually one for me for my friend!  A nice change to make a wee simple birthday card instead of the Christmas card factory production line!

My image is from Tiddly Inks - coloured with watercolour pencils.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

High Hopes: Christmas Elf Pile

Woops, looks like I had my wonky eyes in when I took this pic LOL

This week's challenge at High Hopes is a photo inspiration ...
I went for the mainly red theme and added some bling for sparkle.

This card is another special request for a teacher.  My image is Christmas Elf Pile - coloured with watercolour pencils. I hadn't really thought of where I was going to put my sentiment when I was making this card, not quite sure that I'm overly happy with where the letters have ended up!

Other challenges...
CRAFT #285 - Christmas
Christmas Stampin All Year Long #37 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #255 - Christmas is coming
Polkadoodles #46 - clean and simple
Sister Act #83 - anything goes
CAS on Sunday #46 - ribbon / twine
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Extra - November

Monday, 17 November 2014

Card for Aunt Cilla

This is another special request card, this time for my Mum.  I got another 5 requests for cards today, so  its gonna be another week before I can get the production line of my own Christmas cards going.  Think I'll have to train Greg to use a Cuttlebug LOL

This card uses Native Sisters and Sisters and Friends sentiment from High Hopes.
Coloured with watercolour pencils and a bit of sparkle added to the girls' jewellery and to the flower centres.  Martha Stewart grass punch.  DP is oldie stuff from the huge pile I'm trying to use up ;)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Golfing Lady Captain

We had a beautiful sunny today, much welcomed after a few days of lashing rain.  We were down at our local park this morning and it was great to see lots of families out for a walk with their kiddies and dogs :)

This was another special request card .. my pic hasn't caught the colours right, my base is more of a moss green colour than this odd sludgy shade!!

My little golfing lady is Swinging Sherry from High Hopes - coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up on dimensionals.  Peel off letters from stash.
Yes that's my stitched border again in the BG of the photo frame now being a rolling hillside!

Layout from Sketch Saturday #336
Party Time Tuesdays #189 - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs
Cute Card Thursday #347 - red and green
Sister Act #83 - anything goes

Baby Jonah

I've had loads of special request cards recently ... I think 10 in this past week, so guess what I've been doing this weekend!   Though my craft table is now tidied away in readiness for I'm a Celebrity starting tonight, pure telly trash, but I absolutely love it!

This card uses one of my favourite baby images from Lili of the Valley - coloured with watercolour pencils.  I'm not sure what way I coloured his skin, but he looks like he's bumped his head!

Layout from Sweet Sunday #245
Sister Act #83 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - seeing stars
Party Time Tuesdays #189 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - November

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Horsey Christmas Card

This card was a special request for a little girl's horse riding instructor ... I love it when a card turns out just like what you'd imagined in your head!

I've used Brayden from High Hopes - coloured with my new Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils ... which I'm lovin!!
The stitched borders from Paper Smooches were also a recent treat - I imagine they'll be appearing on quite a few of my Christmas cards this year :)
Snowflakes are also Paper Smooches dies.

Cutie Pie #81 - festive furry friends
Bunny Zoe's challenge - November - snow
Natalie and Amy Challenge #26 - stitch it
Stamping Sensations November - simply Christmas
Party Time Tuesday #189 - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - 2 or 4 legs
Sister Act #83 - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - to die for
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Extra - November
Lia Stampz #77 - anything goes
Inky Chicks #42 - down on the farm

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

High Hopes - Snowman Pile

Our new challenge at High Hopes is ...

My card uses Snowman Pile - coloured with markers for a change!  Clear gloss and glitter added to their outfits and flower soft for snow.  Silver peeloffs from stash.

Other challenges