Saturday, 28 July 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 196 Bright and Cheerful





This weeks theme at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is Bright and Cheerful. So what better colour than red for brightness. The little House Mouse certainly makes me feel cheerful.

This weeks sponsors are Heathers Hobbie Haven and a $15 dollar gift voucher is up for grabs to the lucky winner.

Supplies used are House Mouse CD from Joanna Sheen.
Backing paper, check, from Craftwork Cards, Christmas Recipes booklet.
Pearls, Crystal Stickers.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 195 Olympics or sporty.

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge 195

This weeks challenge has been a good one for me this week, as I wanted to make a card for Megan, my 7 year old granddaughter, who does gymnastics. So I have been able to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

The image I have had a long time, from Mo Manning.
I cut the white card with angles, then mat and layered by eye. I folder an A4 sheet of red card and stuck the matted image a little way down from the fold. Then I cut around the angles, free hand, giving me room for some pearls. Quite simple but unusual. The image is coloured with promarkers and I have added Gold Glamour dust on the sleeves and a stripe across the chest area.
I gave it to Megan and she loved it. I hope you do too.

This weeks sponsors are The Stamping Boutique, with a prize of 3 digi stamps of your choice.


Thursday, 19 July 2012

Frame Storage






Last Saturday I went to an all day Craft Event, run by my friend, Clair, Valentines.
She does 2 of these events a year as well as weekly craft classes.

We were given a large frame, we took out the glass. then we had an A3 white card which we stamped the background, using Stampin Up stamps.
The pockets were made from 14.5 cm squares. Various punches and dies were used to decorate the pockets. Which were stuck on with hot glue.

Really easy but so effective. Small  pockets could be made, to make an Advent Calendar.

thanks for looking/

Linda x

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Kraftyhands Sneak Peek, Cute Puppies and Kittens

Hi everyone. Here is a sneak peek at Kraftyhands, soon to be released, Cute Puppies and Cute Kittens double CD.
We are expecting this CD to be available to purchase, mid August.
Please check out the Kraftyhands Shop, as Mike and Ian have bought out their own rubber stamp sets. I can't wait to try them out.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

SCSC 194. Food and Drink

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 194 Food and Drink.

I have been really lazy with my card making this week. there has been so much else that I have had to do. So I have used a Papertrey Ink Grape die and stamp set. A Marianne square folder for the background and SU card and border bunch. This card measures 4.5 inches square and took about ten minutes to make.
I do like making these quick and simple cards. This would make a great Teachers card. So I am going to give it to Megan,my 7 year old Granddaughter to give to her Teaching assistant. We made Teachers cards last week, at my daughters.

Don't forget the lucky winner of this weeks challenge can win a $10 voucher from Digi Doodle shop or a £10 gift voucher from Lili of The Valley. good luck.

Linda x



Saturday, 7 July 2012

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 193. Use Pastel Colours

I find it very hard to use pastels but I am very pleased how this card turned out.
I have used a clear stamp from Hobby Art, called Bird House. Coloured with my copics.
Card and ribbon are SU.
Papers are Dovecraft Basics 3.
Dies used, Memory box corner and Go Kreate shape for the image.
My pearls are a bit crooked but its better to leave them then for me to mess about with them, I know
Ive tried that before. ;)

Check out the cards by the other design team members and dont forget that there is a £10 voucher
from Crafters Companion up for grabs this week.

Kraftyhands July Challenge- sketch

Hi everyone,
Over at kraftyhands blog, we have the July challenge of a sketch.
You will need to use as your main image, something that can be purchased from kraftyhands online shop or that you bought  from them at one of the many Craft Fairs.
Here is my card using the Paintbox poppets CD. The image has been printed on canvas texture inkjet paper. The backing papers are also from the same CD.
sentiment is SU.
Flowers and card from my stash.
I hope we see some of your creations this month.
thanks for looking.
Linda x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Happy Anniversary


A very quick card today, it took no more than 10 minutes. The stamp didnt ink up very well, so I need to clean it better so its less patchy.
Supplies are all Stampin Up. The colour is Melon Mambo, which is lighter than it looks. As the weather is wet and dark, I used Auto fix in Paintshop pro.
the card is for my DD and SIL as its their Anniversary tommorrow.
Happy Anniversary to, to my dear friend Sonia nd her hubby Neil, also tomorrow.