Friday, April 30, 2010

Lots of 1st's

Im here again happily doing a few challenges....I am planning to enter a few with one card, never done this before and have never followed a sketch before either because I normally just make my cards for family and friends so I know what they like and make a card to suit

So there are a lot of firsts for me!!
This card is made for the "moving along with the times" challenge, following their sketch, which as I already said is a 1st for me.......Im also entering it into "crazy challenge", my mate Shell has just been asked to join their DT so well done Shell, the challenge over there is buttons, brads and eyelets

My card also qualifies for their first challenge over on "sentimental sundays" as it incorporates the flowers and of course a sentiment and we can share our firsts lol....I have entered it into the girly with flowers challenge card on "charisma cardz" blog

I think thats enough for one card to show the card .....I didnt realise when making it that I would be able to enter it in so many challenges!!

Upclose and personal

I have coloured him in using my promarkers and added glossy accents to acentuate the tulips I also used an embossing punch for the corners

I would like to publicly thank Shell for all her hard work helping me.... I wouldn't have been able to do the challenges without her helping me by showing me the way ...You are a saint hun, thanks x

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Back again !!

Bet ya thought I had gone awol lol.....not gonna apologise this time cos I done it too many times lol

I gotta find out if I can remember how to do this.
I have loadsa cards to show wanting to join in on some challenges cos my mate Shell has inspired me (her blog is on the right if you want to take a look).....but Im not sure how to go about doing it all so I will have to have a looksie if any of these cards fit the criteria (and if I can do it)

I got the inspiration for this first card when I visited my local craft shop (to buy more promarkers lol).....yes Im addicted to them too lol but thats another story I saw a card similar to this and wanted to try and do one, it has acetate wrapped around the front of the card (if that makes sense)'s the piccy so you can see for yourselves

And now for the upclose and personal bit.....

Here you can see where the acetate arches over the front of the adds a new dimension to the card

As well as me coming out of retirement I also woke "robbie" up (my robo) and cut this lovely template that I got from one of the very talented ladies on UK Scrappers site

Up close and personal.....

I punched out a lovely little butterfly to add a little something "extra" to it

This next one is for our Brother in law for his birthday (hope they dont peek lol).....he is starting a college course on ........guess !!!.......

Bee Keeping!!!....did you guess right?? lol....I have finally entered this card in a challenge over on Lili of the valley ....... not sure if I did it right but hey ho....if not I will try, try and again lol

Upclose and personal

I know he looks like hes got a wet nose but I can assure you he hasnt got a cold!!.....I have added glossy accents to the bee and the centre of the flower to add dimension to the card

I have also done some faux stitching and added card candy thats been decorated to match the card

This next one is for my cousin's 25th Anniversary....but that doesnt take a genius to work out lol.....I have also entered it into the great challenge over at "fab and funky" as their challenge is NO designer papers, now I first thought NO WAY could I do a card without using papers to "fancy" it up, but I think I've managed it lol....... the stamped image was from my mate, Shell....she stamped me this image as they are just so cute....I coloured them in using my promarkers

Upclose and personal......

I stamped and cut out the corner of the card and stamped wedding rings in silver on the insert....I saw this idea on the net whilst surfing with Shell the other day and thought it would work with this particular card

Thats it for now although I have got some more to add I will do it soon as I am definatley going to try and keep up now I have got my mojo back

Thanks for bearing with me and looking at my cards....please let me know which are your favourites