Tuesday, 23 June 2009

3 Flowers Polkadoodles Challenge

Seems I am up for challenges this week! This is my first entry in the Polkadoodles challenges http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
I designed the card in DS and cut it with the Cricut E. The flowers were cut from the patterned paper and coloured with Copics. The little birdie on the top scallop is from a lovely freebie, from Polkadoodles, which I printed on to the patterned paper.
Now I just need to practice my camera skills!

Christmas in June for Karel's Chllenge

There is a great challenge over on Karel's blog, the winner of the voting gets a Cricut cartridge. Here is my entry. For this card I used a Dreamweaver stencil and copper embossing paste adding a sprinkle of glitter for snow. The card was designed with DS and cut with the Cricut E. I photographed it open so that the bow would show.
The challenge ends on 30th June so if you want to be in with a chance of winning just click the title to go to Karel's blog. And if not keep a look out for the poll she will be setting up for the voting and if you like mine please vote for me!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Fantastic Blog Candy

Enfys is offering a huge blog candy, just click the title to go to her blog and if you have never been there before you are in for a treat as she is one of the best card designers I have ever met.
Hurry it ends on the 30th June.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Cards using Freebie paper from Polkadoodles

The heart shaped card blank that has been in my stash for ages so I decided use it. Then I saw the challenge on http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ using a freebie paper from
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk so I thought why not have a go! Wanting to use my new Boo on His Bum die from Go Create, I coloured him with Copics, then I added a flower and a butterfly.
Then I read the rules for the challenge properly!!!
OK, so I made another card as per the challenge but did not use a stamped image, you can't count the sentiment stamp can you. So I will not make the challenge this time round but I did enjoy using the paper. Pop over to the polka doodles site and check out the great paper freebies, they are under Generic.
I am into making flowers at the moment and the ones on my cards were made using Nesties and parchment which I swiss dotted. The ribbon is velvet and the butterfly is Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Flowerpot Card

I am in a swop on the Cricut MB for Flowerpot cards. Most of the cards I saw when I searched the Web were single cards but I wanted to make mine stand up on it's own. Then I found this one designed by Susan Edwards http://spartansusscraper.blogspot.com/ , her cut file and tutorial is posted on the Custom Crops Design Studio section if anyone would like the file.
I have made my set of cards with 3 different flowers but am only giving you a peek at one.

Diamond Fold Card using Copics

This is my card for this weeks challenge on the UKCrafters thread on the Cricut MB. I used the lovely girl image from http://lily-boosboutique.blogspot.com/ and coloured her with my copics. It is the first card I have made using the pens and one of Sam's images and I am loving them both. I always find it difficult to photograph glittered cards so if anyone has any tricks please let me know.
If you want to make a diamond fold card here are a couple of links http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-diamond-top-card.html

Monday, 8 June 2009

Golf card

When I saw this card design by Enfys Cashmore http://going-buggy.blogspot.com/ in a recent Papercraft Inspirations I knew it would be a perfect card for my son-in-law. Then Liz Wagner http://ladybugcricut.blogspot.com/ asked me to try out her golf club background paper which she had designed. Thanks to both of you. I think Liz's paper is perfect for this card and I wish her luck if she decides to start selling her designs. The blue paper is on the reverse of the spotted paper, sorry but I do know who makes it.

Friday, 5 June 2009

This award is for all my friends, especially the ones on the Cricut MB who have enabled me and kept me busy, but most of all for being my friends.

I made this 'blinkie' award today using Photoshop for all my friends, especially the ones on the Cricut MB. I hope they visit my blog to collect this award. The violets in the pot image are from http://www.pccrafter.com/ Please leave me a comment when you have collected it.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

ATC's for UKCrafters challenge

I love making ATC's and so when Loopylou suggested ATC's for this weeks challenge on the Cricut MB I just had to do it. The little girl on the first one is a stamp that I bought in the Paper Mill Shop at Springfields, Spalding. My dear sister-in-law spotted a load of stamps at reduced prices so, of course, I had to buy some. The scalloped rectangles were cut with my new nesties.