Monday, 27 August 2012

Sketch N Stash DT Card #95

Hi everyone, it's time for another challenge at Sketch N Stash and our designer this time is the lovely Daniele.
I decided to use the image from one of our prize stamps and create a vintage style card, it's larger than my normal 5x5 square as it is a birthday card for my aunt.

Card Details:
* Image - Crafty Individuals
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - Hot Off The Press
* Punch - MS Doily Lace
* Dies - Die-namics 'Photo Corners' and Nestability 'Lacy Ovals'
* Everything else from my stash

 This fortnight we are being sponsored by Crafty Individuals who are offering the following 2 beautiful stamps to our lucky winner

Please do pop over to the challenge blog and see the lovely creations from the rest of the DT and also check to see if you won the last challenge or were one of our 'Top 3'


Monday, 20 August 2012

Another plaque

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and happy and that it's not too hot for you.
Isn't it awful, we moan because we've had no Summer and then when we get some hot weather, we moan again because it's too hot (or is that just me?)

Now that most of the work in the house is completed, for this year, I've been able to get in my craft room for a while here and there. So, when my best friend rang the other day to tell me her new kitchen had been fitted and described it to me in detail, I thought I'd make her a plaque to match her new colour scheme. Her units and wall tiles are gloss white and her walls are duck egg blue, doesn't it sound beautiful?
I decided to use one of my Joanna Sheen 'Diva' stamps and colour it to match my friend and her new kitchen.
What do you think? I hope I managed it OK and that she likes it.

The plaques are also from Joanna Sheen and as I enjoyed making the previous couple so much (here and here) I went mad and ordered loads of different shapes.
I thought this oval one would be nice for a kitchen and I didn't want it to look too fussy, so there is still a lot of plain background (Egyptian Cotton paint, left over from our living room)

* Image - Joanna Sheen 'Cooking Diva'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - Papermania 'Blueberry Hill'
* Dies - Nestability 'Scalloped Rectangles' and 'Labels 4'
* Everything else from my stash

I shan't be making these too often, but it's nice to have a change from cards now and again and I love the way they can be personalised for someone's home.


Thursday, 16 August 2012

A touch of Shabby Chic

Hi everyone, firstly I'd like to apologise for not being around very much at the moment.
We have been having such a lot of work done on the house recently, it's been really difficult to get any crafting or blogging done. I think we're just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so hopefully things will soon return to normal.

I've told you all before about how much I love living in this village, but I really can't stress enough how much my life has changed since moving here, it really was the best thing we've ever done.
Our neighbours have become good friends and we've never had such a busy social life, or so much fun.
This card was commissioned by one of my neighbours (who is now one of my best friends) for her daughter's birthday. She has recently redecorated her guest room for when her daughter stays and it is the same style and colour palette as my card.
The funny thing about it is, that neither of us had seen what the other one had done, isn't it strange? It just shows that we both have impeccable taste, ha ha!
Card Details:
* Image - Saturated Canary 'Ava'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - Prima 'Almanac'
* Dies - Marianne (birdcage) and Poppystamps 'Simple Banner'
* Everything else from my stash

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and I just LOVE these papers. The only disappointment was my colouring skills (especially her hair) My eyesight seems to be getting worse and it's becoming increasingly harder to colour properly. Such a shame as colouring was always one of my favourite pastimes, ah well.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania 'Anything Goes'
Papertake Weekly Challenge 'Spots 'n' Stripes'


Monday, 13 August 2012

Sketch N Stash DT Card #94

Hi everyone, it's time for another challenge at Sketch N Stash and this fortnight it's the turn of the gorgeous Julie to design the sketch and I just bet you'll love it, I know I did.

I've kept things very simple as I'm trying to get a slight LIM look to my cards *cough*. I know, it'll never happen will it?

The yummy cupcake image and sentiment are from The Paper Garden and in case you haven't visited them before, they have some gorgeous digi sets for sale.

Card Details:
* Image - Birthday Cupcake Digital Stamp Set 
* Colouring medium - Promarkers and pencils
* Papers - Doodlebug Design and Joanna Sheen Gingham Pad
* Everything else from my stash

We are being sponsored again by My Mum's Craft Shop and they are offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their store.

Please do check out the DT samples and see if you were the lucky winner or one of our Top 3 this week over at the challenge blog. Also, we'd love you to welcome our new member of the team, the very talented Alessandra