Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Its purrrfect!

Well maybe not purfect - but its not bad...  The polka doodles challenge this week is to make a project with an animal theme.  I have chosen a cat as I have a thank you card to make for a cat lover and who better than this purdie little kitty:

I made the checked backing paper with promarkers!!  I picked out the colours from the cat, got a ruler and off I went.  I know the Back To Nature CD has lots of lovely papers to match but I thought I would give myself a bit of a challenge and was determined to use the promarkers for something useful (still not got the hang of colouring images with them yet!)  The fish bone paper and the cat are from.... yes my favourite BTN.

As you can see it is an easel card (my first) and have printed the words purrfect onto orange card to prop it up.  I have also rolled some wool into a ball and stuck it to the front of the card.  Something for kitty to play with when she is in the post. 

Not entered the PD blog comp for a while and have really missed it.  I always enjoy using PD papers and I am waiting patiently for a view of the new CD...


Sugar Nellie

I love Sugar Nellie stamps but never seem to be able to do them justice!  I went to card club last night on a mission to make a nice card with one of thier images.  Here it is:

I was going to use promarkers to colour the image, but still having a huge problem with the promarkers bleeding over the stamped image, so instead I opted for watercolour pencils.  This is the first time I have used them and think I will need a bit of practice but I am pleased with the result.

I have used papers from Funky Hand craft CD's and downloads.  The images and flower at the bottom of the card were from Cricut Home Accents.  A closer view:
Just need to go and post this over at the Sugar Bowl for a chance of winning some goodies!!  Always a bonus.  Vxx

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Twice in one day!

Well I cannot quite believe this myself... two posts in one day.  I think this has to be a record for me.

Well I have had the idea for this card in my head since I saw the current Funky Hand blog challenge, but as detailed below I have not really had the time to craft and to get my idea onto card.  The challenge, as it is April, was to include rain drops.  So here is my creation:

All of the papers are from Now that's Funky, Its Funky Too, Salt and Pepper Funky Hand download and Baby Paper download also from Funky Hand.  The sun rays have been stamped using Banana Frog build a flower set and the sentiment is also from this set.

The cloud and raindrops have beeb laminated and have been attached to the back of the card and folded over so that they hang free from the card.  Each colour of the rainbow (yes I know there are a couple missing - artistic licence. lol) has been inked around the edges with a corresponding colour.

I think with the sentiment 'you are my sunshine' this would make a nice anniversary card (I would use it for my anniversary but unfortunately my hubby saw me making it).

I really liked making this card as it is bright and colourful.  Just what I needed for this dull day and some crafty therapy to take my mind of things.  Hope it makes you smile.


Variation on a Theme!

I am back in the land of blogging!  Been really hectic here over the last 4 weeks, with easter holidays, trips away and 2 very poorly relatives!  One of which, thankfully, has made a miraculous recovery.  We did not think that he would survive and he is now at home making very good progress!  Someone is looking out for him somewhere!  This can't be said, unfortunately for my Grandad who is fighting a losing battle against lung cancer.  We knew that it was terminal but just hope that the medicine he is taking can make him pain free.

So with all this going on I have not really been in the right frame of mind for making cards nor have I had time with 3 kids chewing at my ankles over the easter holidays.

A bit of pottering and the need to make another 40th birthday card - this time for a man (my brother-in-law) I have produced this:

Its very similar to the 40th card below but I have tried to make it more masculine.

 As in the previous card the sentiment reflects the recipients sensitivities about reaching a certain milestone!

I am hoping to get a crafting day sorted soon as I have a lot of blog competitions that I would like to enter, and new goodies to play with.  Will try not to leave it so long next time! Vx