Monday, 22 June 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #13

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well!
My card uses another of Becky's gorgeous sketches for this week's Sketch and Stash Challenge, there's an optional element of using an 'animal theme' for your stash too, so I hope you'll manage to join in.

As you all probably know, I'm currently having a rest from crafting and blogging, apart from the DT and family cards. Well, I've managed to use the challenge 13 sketch to make a birthday card for my best friend, Dot, so two birds with one stone for this one!
Dot recently had to have her beloved Otterhound, Jessie, put down. I'd never seen this breed before him (quite similar in size and appearance to an Old English sheepdog really) anyway, I thought this image would be nice for her card and I've coloured him in similar colours to Jessie (I think!). There's also another image inside the card which I've decoupaged but I forgot to scan it...duh!

Card Details:
* Images - Daisy and Dandelion set (from a RAK)
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Backing papers - K & Co
* Corners - Cuttlebug 'Vintage' die
* Flowers - EK Success 'Retro' punch
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Embossed zig zag'
* Card candy - Rak

It feels quite strange updating the blog now, I'm already getting out of the habbit, so I'll have to make sure that I'm not away for too long or I won't remember what to do LOL!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Birthday Boy's card and taking a 'little break'

Hi everyone!
Today is my eldest son's birthday, I'm not going to say how old he is as it makes me feel ancient, but suffice to say that it's 30 plus years!
I find it quite difficult to make cards for my sons as I always want them to be different from the 'normal' male cards i.e. football, cars etc. (although I sometimes have to resort to that!) this time I decided to take the slightly humorous route and hope that he likes it.
I've made this by folding an A4 sheet of card lengthways for a change and I've also decoupaged some of the animals so they stand out slightly.

Card Details:
* Image - PC Crafter download 'Born to be Wild'
* Everything else from my stash

As some of you may be aware, family matters have recently been taking priority over everything else. Sadly this situation has worsened and I'm now finding it increasingly difficult to muster the motivation to continue with anything else.
In view of this, I've decided to take a short break from everything and temporarily cut back on my crafting and blogging (except my fortnightly DT cards for the Sketch & Stash Challenge and the odd family card)
I shall miss visiting you all, but I hope you will understand when I say I need to have a little 'rest' from things at the moment.
I look forward to coming back to 'normal service' in the not too distant future, with renewed enthusiasm and a hyper active Mojo. Until then, I'd like to thank you for your support and send lots of good wishes your way.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge #12

Hi everyone!
It's a slightly different look for the DT cards on Sketch & Stash this week. As well as making our normal DT cards from Becky's latest fabulous sketch, we've also made a second card using the same sketch but incorporating a gorgeous digital download from Kendra at The Character Cafe. It just shows how different cards can look even when using the same sketch, I was amazed.
Kendra is generously sponsoring this week's challenge and she has some fantastic downloads available, so why not pop over and take a look.

Card Details:
* Image - The Character Cafe digital download 'Precious Emmy'
* Medium - Promarkers
* Backing Papers - K & Co
* Flowers - Hobby House Retro Flower large and medium punches
* Everything else from my stash
My new stash for this card was the image and my fabulous new flower punches

Card Details:
* Image - Joanna Sheen Fashion Boutique CD
* Backing Papers - same CD and K & Co
* Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
* Everything else from my stash
My new stash for this card was the lovely card candy.

Thank you all for your good wishes and messages of support, I treasure each and every one.