21 June 2011

A get well soon card for Catherine ......

This card is for Catherine who is having surgery on Thursday - the image was coloured with Copics and cut with nestabilities then layered onto toning card.   I doodled around the edge of the image with  a fine black pen, then as a contrast to the darker colours, I used ruffle edge sheer ribbon in white.

I made a floral arrangement with a large rose, some rosebuds, gyp and white blossom, then added just a touch of Stardust stickles - I couldn't help myself! I do like a bit of bling.
I tied some plum purple divine twine through the hole in this silver dragonfly charm, so I could tie it around the blossom stem then slot the stem through the knot  in the bow so I could get the look I wanted.  Some self adhesive lilac coloured pearls finished the card and I pray that Catherine will soon be healed.

I will enter this card into the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge to make a card that you doodle on; also for A Gem of a Challenge - make a card with flowers and a charm

Ribbon, twine, charm are all from the Ribbon Girl

19 June 2011

Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge No 9 ..... Pink and Cream

I got to choose the colour for the Ribbon Girl colour challenge this month  - PINK & CREAM.  I used one of my new LOTV girlie stamps - this is Milly  - Flower Power and I coloured her with copics and added stardust stickles to the flower centre.  I can't wait to use the other new stamps in the girlie range - they are all very cute.

I added a strip of ivory faux silk ribbon plus a lovely bow (this imitation silk ties the most gorgeous bows) and a length of cream Cluny Lace in traditional fan pattern.  I cut a magnolia doohickey swirl from cream card and last of all made a flower arrangement using various Wild Orchid roses, buds, gypsophalia and some green  leaves cut with my Martha Stewart punches. Last thing to add was some self adhesive pearls.

The prizes for one randomly selected winner will be a £10 voucher generously donated by Lisa and Laila of Lili of the Valley to spend in the LOTV store and either a Pink or a Cream/Whiite Special Selection Ribbon Kit from the Ribbon Girl online store
The challenge will run for two weeks from 19th June and I look forward to seeing your entry - and you don't have to use our ribbons and accessories but we'd love it if you did!  Happy crafting.

10 June 2011

Girl on a big red toadstool ......

This is my entry for the 100th LOTV challenge -anything goes I know I can't win a prize 'cos we're sponsoring this week  :) lol but I just wanted to enter a card in their 100th challenge).  I used one of my new die-cuts (I don't think the actual rubber stamp is available yet from LOTV) and teamed it with green backing paper and a strip of 30mm cotton lace from  here.  I added a happy birthday sentiment which I stamped, handcut then mounted onto red backing paper, then hand cut again.

I added 25mm Berisford red gingham and a large mushroom charm (both from here)

I didn't have a suitable flower so I punched two with a flower punch then added 7 sparklies to make a centre and some  green leaves - quite effective I think.  I really enjoyed making this card and I love using red and white.

9 June 2011

...I've never seen an elephant fly .................

Here is the very cute and  cuddly Lottie with wings from our new CD (and rubber stamps) of Humphries Corner stamps and printables from Crafters Companion.  The background paper was also from the CD.  I distressed around the image and the sentiment with brown ink and used some of our very fine natural colour cluny lace, posie seam binding and part of a pearl flourish to add a touch of richness.  I finished off with a nice selection of flowers, leaves and corners from Wild Orchid. 

I made this card for the St Lukes Hospice challenge - the challenge this month is to make a card including wings or anything that flies - when you have made and entered your card, you then pack it up with an envelope, in a clear  cellophane pack to keep it clean, and post it off with an envelope so the card can be sold in aid of the hospice funds - great idea isn't it - thanks to Ciara  for letting us know about it and we hope you will all join in and help raise some cash for this very worthy cause.

I was inspired by Sasha to make this card for my sister's 42nd wedding anniversary on 7th June - I have to say I'm useless at this less is more malarky and was soon sticking flowers ribboons and charms on to my card!!
I tried really hard to make my floral arrangement look pretty (my sister is a florist!!)  The heart charm and seam binding both from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/ and flowes are from Wild Orchid.

2 June 2011

Friends are like bras ...............

I was so tickled to find this saying on the internet 'friends are like bras - next to your heart and there for support' :)   This card is for two challenges, the PaperTake Weekly sketch and the Just Magnolia 'Friends' challenge.  edited at 23.23 tonight to say I dilly dallied around so much I have missed the deadline for Just Magnolia! no blue frog, collection closed  -  that'll teach me to get a wriggle on and get my card in on time :(

The papers are 'off-cuts' from Andreas digital papers from the Sweet Shoppe - she got them ready to start a new project and they were just lying on the desk and I thought she didn't want them - after all, a crafter would never pinch another crafters paper would she?  I coloured the image first, then looked for paper and they seemed to match so well I couldn't resist them.  I used a fine black pen to make the imitation stitching around the image.

The stamp is new from hAnglar and I coloured it with Copics - I looked at the examples in their shop for ideas for the colouring and ended up using pinks and greens.

The ribbon is Siam Pink seam binding from here and I added some green leaves from an ordinary leaf punch as my Martha Stewart leaves and branch punches are temporarily lost in a draw (that means I've tidied them away and can't remember where they went)  The flower is from Wild Orchid  and the glitzy tiny flowers are from my stash.  I made this card in two sessions over two days and have spent the rest of the time admiring it lol!  I don't get any quicker I'm afraid.