Friday, 30 August 2013

Getting There

This is my 2nd men's birthday card, only one more left to make and then I can get back to nice, girly images and papers again.
I used a stamp that I bought ages ago in The Range, it was in the Sale bin and I thought it might come in useful for those pesky men's cards (and it did!) It's by an artist called Michael Powell and I really like the sketchy, seaside look of it, although it was a bit of a pain to colour.

Card Details:
* Image - Michael Powell 'On The Lookout'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - K & Co
* Everything else from my stash

I'm entering this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge where they are having a Sketchie Free For All, I chose Sketch #27 for my card.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Just the First

If you're wondering about my post title I'll explain. I have a few birthdays coming up in September and they're all for MEN!!! If you know me you'll know that these are my least favourite cards to make so this is 'just the first'

I'm entering this into the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge as I used their fabulous sketch for this. I do find that using a sketch helps with cards that are difficult to make, at least it does for me.

Card Details:
* Image - Just Inklined 'The Good Life'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - K & CO and stash
* Everything else from my stash

Monday, 26 August 2013

Sketch N Stash #120

Another fortnight has flown by and it's time for our next Sketch N Stash Challenge.
We are being sponsored by Crafty Individuals this time and they are offering a wonderful prize to our lucky winner, just see below...

I used one of their stamps for my card and decided to go with a vintage theme as well as this fortnight's optional theme of 'Monochromatic' although I did change the sketch about a bit.
I know my image may look partly pink but trust me it's brown, obviously my scanner doesn't like it!
Card Details:
* Image - Crafty Individuals 'Dancing until 1 o'clock'
* Colouring medium - Water colour pencils
* Papers - K & Company
* Punch - EK Success 'Retro Flower'
* Everything else from my stash

It was my turn to choose the Top 3 from our last challenge, so don't forget to pop over and check out whether I chose your card or if you were our lucky winner. Our fabulous DT have yet again come up with some real little beauties to inspire you.

Sunday, 18 August 2013


I had a male card to make for a neighbour and as I really don't enjoy making men's cards, I thought I'd take the opportunity to join in with a couple of challenges.
I know he likes his beer, so I thought this image might be welcome.

Card Details:
* Image - Just Inklined 'Cheers Chalkboard'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania
* Punch - Martha Stewart
* Everything else from my stash

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Oldie but a Goodie - Boys/Male cards
Passion for Promarkers - Sketch


Monday, 12 August 2013

Sketch N Stash #119

Hi there, time for another Sketch N Stash Challenge and this time we're being sponsored by Ooh La La Creations who are offering our lucky winner a craft CD of their choice plus some bling, Wow, what a fabulous prize!

As you will see I rotated the sketch to get my design to fit properly. I chose to use another of my favourite Mo Manning images, this one is called 'Hoping' (I know that feeling only too well) I adore these adult digis of hers and find them perfect for friends and family of a 'certain' age.
The pretty K & Co tag is 'Classic K Margo' one of a number of their tag pads I have had for years (something else I normally forget to use)  The papers are 'Almanac' by Prima and are so pretty, the sentiment was computer generated and everything else is from my stash.
I used the EK Success small 'Retro Flower'  punch to make this fortnight's optional theme of handmade flowers.

I hope you will decide to join in with us and do pop over to the Challenge blog and get inspired by the gorgeous cards our DT have created, plus meet our new team members.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #26 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes


Friday, 9 August 2013

Entering a couple of challenges

Hi everyone, I made this card for a very dear friend's birthday recently (she likes the 'occasional' tipple!)
It uses one of Mo's fabulous images, some diecuts and some punches, a very simple card but I'm not up to anything else I'm afraid.
I thought I'd join in with a couple of challenges as I haven't entered anything for ages, so I'm popping this into:

Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Die-ing to Punch
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Anything that looks like Summer

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning's 'Little Umbrella'
* Sentiment - computer generated
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Freebie from Jak Heath
* Punches - EK Success Retro Flower and Photo Corners
* Dies - Nestabilities 'Labels 4'
* Everything else from my stash

I hope to be back in a couple of days with some more things