Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Polka Dot Spots

Yet another challenge from the Just Bex forum- Your challenge is to create a card or a layout featuring polka dots or spots

Once again, all materials are from the Doodlebug range. The Bazzill, paper and sticker were all from the Christmas 'Let's kit together' kit, which is gorgeous!!

Monday, 22 October 2007

Hang It On The Tree

Big Challenge 2 from the Just Bex forum was- Your challenge is to make a Christmas decoration to hang on the tree . Your decoration can be made however you like, as long as it hangs, and is small enough to go on the tree.

To start I had a plain piece of Basic Grey Chipboard in the shape of the snowflake. I covered it with Bazzill Bling and spent a gruelling (lol) hour and a bit cutting around the snowflake with my craft knife!!! I attached the hanging ribbon using a diamante brad and then placed sticky gems on the other 'arms' of the snowflake. I then tied a few lengths of ribbon around the centre to finish.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Paisley Crazy

Here is October Challenge 1 from the Just Bex forum... So, basically the challenge is to use something Paisley on your card, whether is a patterned paper, a die cut, ribbon, Paisley embossing, whatever you want. Its taken me an age just to take part in the challenges this month, so am quite pleased now.

Everything from the papers to the ribbon to the haunted house is Doodlebug Hallowe'en lol... so no big list of materials this time!!!

Friday, 12 October 2007

Button it for Christmas- Part 2

For some reason I can't seem to post these in the last one, so have done two separate lots. Both of these cards were made using the DCWV Christmas stack. The image is a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Sakura gel pens and some I Kan'dee chalks for the actual cat. The greeting is from the Hero Arts 2007 set. Finished with a Doodlebug button.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Button it for Christmas- Part 1

This challenge was from last friday on the Just Bex forum- Simple one this week - all cards must include BUTTONS. Any buttons, whether normal or novelty. Each card is made using a Penny Black stamped image. I had quite a few left over from last year, so thought I'd put them to good use.

This one was made using the DCWV Christmas stack. Some ribbon and a gorgeous little Doodlebug button.

This one is Doodlebug papers and again another DB button with some grosgrain ribbon.

I used the DCWV stack again for this one. The image is coloured with Sakura stardust pens. Finished with some dark green satin ribbon and a green button.

A blue one

I've had these papers sat in my drawer for ages, finally had a play. Not sure if I like this one yet though.

The papers are from HOTP Christmas Cardmakers Creative Pack. Same with the 'JOY' tags. I added a few Bazzill brads and some blue organza ribbon.

Challenge cards

These two cards were made as part of a Challenge Swap on Cardmaking Friends forum. Basically you make a card up, send your partner the same materials and see what they come up with and vice versa.

This is the card I made using my gorgeous Woodware 'Girlie fun' stamps, coloured with Sakura pens. I made the card using some pink Bazzill from the Doodlebug colour range. I cut a few circles from a darker pink and edged with black ink. I added handles to the circles to make them look like spacehoppers and finished with some gems. I then cut and layered my girl image.
The materials for this card were sent from my partner on the forum. I was stunned when I saw the papers and images and it took me a while to come up with something. With the deadline looming I forced myself to make a card lol. I believe the papers and images are from one of the Joanna Sheen Christmas CD's.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Green and Pink Christmas

Not been around for a while... to be honest, I haven't really been in a cardmaking mood. But I seem to be back on track again.

Really enjoyed this one... to start I grabbed some Bazzill from the Doodlebug colour ranges. I stamped on the pink one using my Hero Arts Christmas stamps and my green Dew Drop.
I mounted a Penny Black Stickeroo onto the green bazzill and edged with some pink ink. The strip of pink and green is from the same Stickeroo sheet.
To finish I edged the whole card using green ink.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Tagged... and a hello

I just got this from Leigh... thanks, it made me lol

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Radar Ford

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Mint Oreo

3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) Swil

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Pink Cat

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Diane Ely

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Wilso

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") The Orange Malibu

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Bill Ned

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favourite candy) Ghost Kinder Egg

10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names ) Anthony (mum doesn't have one)

I will list my taggees later as I can't think who to tag yet lol!!

And a quick hello... not had any inspiration the last week, but will be posting a few cards if I manage to make any this evening lol!! Hope you're all well.xxx

Monday, 3 September 2007

Get Tearing

A new challenge from the Just Bex forum... I quite enjoyed this one- You've guessed it...cards or LO's tear them to your hearts content.

I used some of the 'Tis the Season' Dovecraft papers for this one. The tree is actually a Basic Grey chipboard tree and I have covered with paper, layered onto my torn piece of paper. I tied a small piece of grosgrain ribbon around the trunk of the christmas tree.

To finish I added a few Doodlebug gems and inked around the edges of the card, tree and torn piece with green ink.