Monday, 26 July 2010

Butterfly wishes

I had great fun last week, inking different papers, and decided to make some cards with some of them this is the first. The stamp is from Card Creations, and the flowers were made using some of Nellie Snellen punches, I sprayed the flowers with spray and shine, and glittered them with Glamour dust.

Iam entering it the following challenges

Stamp something
Project Tuesday
The secret crafter

Monday, 19 July 2010

Sir Stampalot July Challenge

Hi All

I haven't deserted you all, just had some problems getting the new Laptop to do what I want it to do!! Give me windows 98 any day... Every time I turn it on it comes up with another silly question.. I do wish they wouldn't load stuff on that's not really needed.

I won the last Sir Stampalot challenge, and Wow, what a prize, Loads of punches, anyone that knows me knows that I love my punches. they get used for all sorts of things.. so they will be well used. When they arrived I couldn't wait to open them all up and try each one.. so I downed tools and did just that.. I went past lunch time without even realizing..(lol) and the dreaded housework still not finished.

So thank you everyone, it really did make my day

Sir Stampalot July challenge

The Challenge this month is Lazy Hazy days of Summer.

Lots of scope for this challenge, but what to choose? In the end I went for what summer means to me... Trees in full leaf, flowers in full bloom, Butterflies, Sun and Showers... but how to interpret that?

Ive chosen some green card stock, and inked it up with Adirondack ink in Lettuce, and stamped over it with Ranger's green peeled paint ink, using some tapestry stamps.
Found a picture on one of my crafting cds, which I printed out in two different sizes, Cut them with Nestabilities. and placed one on the face of the card and the other Ive used a the stopper of the easel card. I used a Penny Black sentiment stamp.


Thursday, 8 July 2010

Promarker Challenge 59

Hi all

Ive finally got the new laptop working as it should apart from the printer, which needs the driver file updating from the internet.. and as I dont know what Im doing I gotta wait for me no2 son to fix it..
Promarker challenge 59

Its Emma's turn to set the theme this week, and she would like you to give her a laugh..

I had to think about this one, and eventually came up with a card that lots of women will understand..

I created the background by using Brenda Pinnick papers, one of which I tore to create the hills, and used my new grass (Martha Stewart) punch for the last layer. I stamped the trees, and foilage, using stamps from Stampscapes and added a few little birds. The golfing image and caddy are by Personal impressions, and the Visa sentiment was created on the PC. all were coloured with Promarkers.

I used Red, Cyan, Cool Aqua, Daffodil, Satin, Gold and True Blue, Tan and Cocoa for the golfers trousers, Skin tones blush, coral, and sunkissed pink.


Monday, 5 July 2010

Cards for Men challenge

Hi all

I'm sorry I haven't visited any of the blogs I follow for a few days, me laptop died on me and Ive had to buy a new one... There were problems with some of the programs I use, as they are not supported by windows 7. I had to get my son to come and load them on for me... but they appear to be working ok now..

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs

This is the info that Roberta sent to us.

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 8 and 11. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal.

While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to Prairie fairy designs and check it out!

I originally chose the image Polar pals, but the finished card and the image was a little too girly, so Ive re-done the dt card using the Moose.. Ive coloured him with Promarkers, and all the dps are from my stash, Ive no idea where from. The card candy is from Craftwork cards and the Holly sprig is by Anna Griffin.