Thursday, 31 May 2012

Life is Wonderful

Another   Lili's little Fairies  challenge, I only just made it in time for the last one so this time I am making sure I do not leave it to the last minute again.

I had trouble taking a photo of this and had to take it into the garden but as the little boy is laying against a tree it seems appropriate.
I used the same Centura Pearl card to cut the Splendid Circle die, Edgeabilitie die and some leaves from the Floral Flourishes die and used Broken China Distress Ink to create the clouds on the main picture.

Card recipe

Lili of the Valley 'Lazy Afternoon'.
Lili of the Valley 'Vintage labels' sentiment stamp.
Spectrum Noir pens.
Spellbinders Splendid Circles die.
Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities.
Spellbinders Floral Flourishes die.
Spellbinders Labels Twelve.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Anything but square

The Lilie's Little Fairies challenge is Anything but Square this week.

I made a Father's day card for one of my boys to give to Dave.  I was going to make the circles all line up in the middle but they looked like a bulls eye. LOL

I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir pens and used the Spellbinders Circle and Grand Circle dies. 

Card Recipe

Lili of the Valley 'Happy Times' stamp.
Spectrum Noir pens.
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large.
Spellbinders Grand Circles.
Sentiment stamp from Crafter's Companion.

Polkadoodles doolded challenge

I have only recently discovered Polkadoodles, yes I know where have I been!  I love the CD's and the digi images are wonderful.

The challenge this week is to doodle a border or element, here is the challenge Polkadoodles challenge 21

and here is my easel card

I 'doodled' tiny stitches around the edges of the middle green scalloped circle.  I would have put pearls in the centre of the flowers but I have made this card for a little girl and don't like putting gems/pearls on small children's cards.  I coloured the little girl with Spectrum Noir pens.

Card Recipe

Polkadoodles Candy Doodles CD.
Circle sentiment from Lili of the Valley.
Spectrum Noir pens.
Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circles Grand die.
Spellbinders Blossom die.
Cuttlebug Spots Embossing Folder. 
EK Success flower punch.
Carl Craft small Daisy punch.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Copic challenge

I love colouring in with alcohol pens and I have just brought some Copic Ciao pens.  I do have the Spectrum Noir pens already but loved how Mel Heaton used the Copics on TV the other day.  I coloured an image in with both just to see how each looked.

This card is for the Copic challenge blog

I used the Copic image to make the card mainly because it looked better on the card I had already coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink.

The little girl image is from the Sugar Plum Daisy CD from Polkadoodles.  The first time I have used digi stamps but I love them and will be using them more.  I used 3D pads to fix the image to the card.  The Cheery Lynn swirl die and the Joy card stand die also came this week so used both of them as well.  The card does stand on it's own but because of the shape it is a bit wobbly so used the card stand.  I did cut the stand twice and glued both pieces together as the card was a bit heavy for just one layer.

Here is the same image coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

I added the little flowers because one of the green pens 'pooled' ink and rather then throw it away I popped the flowers on with a little pearl in the centre of each one.  All ready for another card.

Card recipe

Sugar Plum Daisy CD
Grand Scalloped Oval Spellbinders die
Lacey Ovals Spellbinders die
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die
Joy card stand die
Copic pens
Spun Sugar distress ink

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Fairie Poppet

Well I keep forgetting to take pictures of my cards so I guess the best way is to join in challenges.

So this card will be entered into the Crafters Companion May challenge.

The challenge this month is 'Here Comes Summer'

This is one of the lovely Fairy Poppet 3D diecuts, I cut the main picture using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen. Then matted and layered using various Spellbinders dies and M-Bossibilities. 

Card recipe

Fairy Poppets 3D die cuts
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles (used the left over piece to make a frame around the embossed layer)
Spellbinders Imperial M-bossabilities
White and  purple Centura card
 Silver mirri card.