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


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hello you, great cards hun, love the 25th Anniversary one it looks fab, and the cut away corner is just perfect

hugs shell xx
say Hi to Bri for me hun x

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,love the detail on the anniversary card,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Ginny said...

fab bunch of cards, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Pop's Cards said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

Nicola said...

Beautiful card and image and such super colouring too. Your papers are gorgeous as are your details Cal.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-