Saturday, 14 July 2012

My Sisters Birthday

I've combined 2 challenges to make a card for my Sisters birthday.

The first is this sketch at Mojo Monday ,

and the second is over at  Paper Players where they have these colours

This is my card. It reminds me of the Fruit Salad Sweets that you could buy for 1/2p when I was a kid ( a very long time ago!!!)

The pink and yellow cards were put through the BS in an embossing folder, before being wrapped in a ribbon and border punch.( I didn't have any Limeade green ribbon or card, so I used a SU Write marker to colour some white ribbon and white card). I used the BS to cut the labels, onto which I then stamped the flourish. The flowers were stamped on white card, cut out, and an Aqua painter used to spread the colour, and then the centres added on 3D pads for dimension. The flower panel and Birthday banner were also put on 3D pads.

Recipe :
Card = Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and White card FMS
Stamps = Everything Eleanor, and Verve
Inks = Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punch, and Couture Creations EF
Extras = 3D Pads, and Ribbon

Thanks for looking at my blog today, and I hope to be back soon.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Male Birthday

Hello All !!,
Yes I am still here, but with an absent creative mojo and other problems, I've not been able to make anything for a while. However, it's my Step Dad's and Sisters birthday this week, so I've had to come up with something for them.

For my SD Dave's card, I've combined 2 challenges.

The first is Simply Stampin where they had this sketch

and ColourQ where they had this colour palette

 This is the card I made

I coloured the tree with SU write markers which took some time to do, so I had to huff and puff on the stamp to moisten the ink again before stamping on to white card.                                                        I used a border punch on the edges of the layered cards, and on a strip of brown underneath the tree that was raised on 3D pads. I also added green ribbon either side of the brown card.

Recipe :
Card = Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, and white square card FMS
Stamp = Leaves of a Tree, and Basic Phrases
Inks = Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, and Adirondack Butterscotch ( the nearest I have to Mustard ) 
Tools = Martha Stewart punch
Extras = Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by today, and I'll show you the card for my Sister tomorrow if you'd like to come back then.

Bye for now

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

My Blog Candy Winner

Sorry that I've not posted for a while, but things have not been going according to plan in my life lately, and I do hope to get behind my crafting desk again very soon.

At the weekend, I needed someone impartial to do the draw for my Candy, and my nephew, Nathan, jumped at the chance ( especially as he'd been to the big boy barbers that morning for a haircut!!)

Here he is, proud to be important, pulling out the name of the winner, Clare.

Congratulations Clare!, if you'd like to email me your address I'll get the goodies off to you ASAP.

I hope you are all staying dry with all the rain we've been having, and that you've enjoyed Wimbledon as much as I have. Fingers crossed Murray can pull a win out of the bag this year?

See you soon