Friday, September 30, 2011

DCM Foreign Languages

It's Lythan's turn to dare us this week over at the Daring Cardmakers and as it is the European Day of Languages today, Lythan would like your card to feature a foreign language.

Here is my card:
I decided to choose a more unusual language and chose Norwegian, as we have Norwegian friends. The sentiment is Happy Birthday!


I created this cute little aqua flower from fimo, I love how it has turned out!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Daring Cardmakers DT's beautiful cards.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Reel Challenge # 11 - Happy Birthday

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Fancy Pants Summers End
Chipboard - Fancy Pants Summers End
Ribbon - Bay Leaf Seam Binding, Aqua Blue Bakers Twine and Natural Button Twine from the ribbon reel
Other - Yellow button from stash, handmade fimo flower


TFL!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Retro....

I nearly ran out of time to enter this challenge on Debbie's blog, Simple Treasures. Using the inspiration photo, create a card or project with a retro theme. There is a fab prize ... a couple of sheets of Mini Vintage Scrap sheets - compliments of Sandy and Crafty Secrets!!

LinkHere is my card...


TFL!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

TSTR 'Vintage White'

This weeks challenge #80 at The Shabby Tea Room is 'Vintage White' with this gorgeous inspiration photo...


... and we have to create a monochromatic card or project using
WHITE
OR CREAM, KRAFT, BROWN OR BLACK.

Here is my card...


I have been waiting to use this gorgeous Melissa Frances frame for ages and this was the perfect challenge to use it on.


I painted the chipboard heart before adding some glamour dust to add a bit of sparkle.


This seam binding makes the perfect bow, I added a tea rose and a couple of pins to finish.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesdays #172

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Kraft,
Stamps - Little Musings, WMS
Ribbons - Chalk White Seam Binding from the ribbon reel
Other - Cardboard, Acrylic Paint, Doily, Melissa Frances frame, Promarkers, Glamour Dust, Pins and Tea Rose from the ribbon reel


TFL!

Friday, September 23, 2011

DCM - Dr Seuss

There is one thing I love about the dares over at the Daring Cardmakers and that is they are always so much fun and a challenge. Well, Friday is at long last here and it's Jo's week to dare us at Daring Cardmakers and she has chosen the theme of Dr. Seuss.

'Jo said: I loved reading Dr. Seuss books when I was little and my children love them now so this week, I would like to see Dr. Seuss inspired cards - whether they feature Green Eggs and Ham, The inhabitants of Whoville, The Cat in the Hat or are inspired by the colours, font or rhyming phrases, it will be brilliant to see what you make!'

Here is my card:

I really struggled with this dare and still don't think I've got it quite right but it was lots of fun to put together.


I sourced the image from the internet and then thought it would be fun to include one of Dr Seuss' sayings for the sentiment. I also wanted to stick to some of the more traditional colours for the Cat in the Hat, and kept to red, blue, white and black.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DCM DT's gorgeous and fun cards!

I also want to enter this into the following challenges:
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge
Paper Creations Challenge #9 Buttons & Bows
Case Study Challenge # 58

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Fancy Pants, Girls Papiere, Blue card
Ribbon - Red Stripe Twill and Red Button Twine from the r
Linkibbon reel
Image - sourced from the internet
Button - Fancy Pants button


TFL!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

TRR #11 'Happy Birthday'

I'm hosting the challenge this fortnight over at The Ribbon Reel and I've chosen this inspiration photo for us all .....

...and ask that you create a card or project for your inspiration PLUS it must have a BIRTHDAY theme AND use RIBBON/LACE and/or TWINE.

Here's my card..


I've recently bought some Tim Holtz Dies and absolutely love them! I think this dressmakers doll is fab, as well as this On the Edge die, which I used to shape the bottom of my card.

I'm not sure what I did before seam binding, I still use it on most of my cards. I started with some pink crochet lace and layered with chalk white seam binding. I created a double bow before tying a button with button twine to the centre and finished with a couple of pearl pins.

Don't forget to check out the rest of TRR design team's creations.


Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Lost & Found 2 Blush from the ribbon reel
Ribbons - Pink Crochet Lace, Chalk White Seam Binding, Ivory Button Twine from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS Fancy Phrases
Other - 25mm Rosy Pink Tea Rose and White Pearl Pins from the ribbon reel, Tim Holtz Dies, Nesties, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

Friday, September 16, 2011

DCM 'How Many Candles?'

This week is Kathy's turn to set our challenge at the Daring Cardmakers. Kathy has asked that we simply make a Birthday Card with at least one candle.

We are joining in the celebrations for the launch of Funky Hand latest Papercraft Factory CD and have a wonderful prize to give away to one lucky winner!

'Happy Happy Birthday'

Our lucky random draw winner will receive a copy of this fabulous, brand new CD Rom!

Funky Hand design and supply a fabulous range of digital papers, images and templates for crafting projects. Visit the Funky Hand website and you'll find the fabulous Papercraft Factory CDs and also, for instant gratification downloadable paper and digi image collections.

To be in the draw you must:
1. make a card for this week's challenge and leave a link so we can see it
2. add links to your blog telling your readers about Funky Hand and the Daring Cardmakers
3. enter your card for no more than FIVE other challenges

{If you would like to try using a Funky Hand Freebie, visit Get Funky! where you'll find this months new Funky Fifteenth freebie available to download right now}.

Here is my card:


I have used the 'Prezzie Time' digi papers for both my background and also for my striped frame die cut.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Funky Hand, White card
Ribbon - Pink Satin Pleat from the ribbon reel
Stamps - Darkroom Door Butterfly from the ribbon reel, WMS Vintage Labels 18
Other - 25mm Pink Rose, Glamour Dust, Promarkers Pastel Pink/Canary/Honeycomb, Memento Angel Pink


TFL!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hello!

I stayed in my comfort zone with this card and added some of my favourite things, butterflies, flowers, ribbon and pink!

These gorgeous gardenia blossoms makes the ideal centre for my card. I added a little white rose as the centre.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Flowers
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Card Patterns Sketch 132

Supplies:
Cardstock - (forgotten will edit later), Kraft
Stamps - WMS Labels 18, Fancy Phrases, PTI Love Lives Here
Flower - Pink Gardenia and White Rose from the ribbon reel
Ribbon - Ivory Silky Crush from the ribbon reel
Other - Nesties

TFL!

Butterfly

I managed to grab a few minutes to myself this morning and decided to make a few cards. I sometimes try too hard putting my cards together and am never fully satisfied with how they end up. Today, I tried to think less about what I was creating and just go with the flow.

So here is one of the cards that I put together this morning...


I used one of my new Darkroom Door butterfly stamps and inked with fresh snow and stamped onto kraft cardstock. Unfortunately I decided to add some glitter after I'd cut around the image which by this time the ink had almost dried, so its not quite as sparkly as I had wanted, but I still absolutely love it!

LinkI wanted to use some wide ribbon and chose this ivory silky crush ribbon and tied into a large bow.


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sing It ('Butterfly' by Crazy Town)
Flutterby Wednesday #171 - Butterfly
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapmaster Paradise (Colour Combo #117 - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Regal Rose)
Creative Inspirations Paint - Use ribbon

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Papermania Kraft, EP Victoria Garden, MME
Stamps: Darkroom Door Butterfly stamp set from the ribbon reel, WMS Fancy Phrases
Ribbon: Ivory silky crush from the ribbon reel
Other: Nesties, White Tea Rose from the ribbon reel


TFL!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TSTR #79 & Case Study #56

There's another fun challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week. The theme is 'Boys Will Be Boys' and we have this beautiful photo for inspiration ...


Here is my card...


I struggle to make masculine cards but using the colours from the inspiration photo helped me piece this one together. I decided to distress and use lots of ink on the papers and stamped the label gently to give it a worn appearance.

I'd like to enter this into the Case Study Challenge #56.

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Fancy Pants 'To the moon' and 'Back to School', Papermania Kraft, MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine
Ribbons - Seam binding and crochet lace from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS Fancy Phrases, WMS Vintage Labels 18
Other - Fancy Pants 'Back to School' button, Distress Inks, Nesties


TFL!

Case Study Challenge #56

Julie Lacey is the muse over at Case Study Challenge, and here is our inspiration...

LinkI was originally inspired by the colours in this card but decided to use it as a sketch instead and here is my card.


Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine from the ribbon reel
Ribbons - Seam binding and crochet lace from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS Vintage Labels 18, WMS Fancy Phrases
Other - Nesties, paper rose from stash


TFL!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

TSTR #78 Pink Wedded Bliss

This weeks challenge at The Shabby Tea Room is Pink Wedded Bliss. Here is just one of the photos that we could use as inspiration. The challenge was to make a project using a wedding, anniversary or celebration theme and use PINK, BLACK AND ANY NEUTRALS

I've used an element from each of the inspiration photos to make my card.



And here is my card:


I made a cameo from fimo and painted with pink acrylic paint which was inspired from the first photo. I added a cluster of various roses to the side of the cameo which was inspired from the second photo.


The pink satin pleat was inspired from the dress of the third photo and the lace/pearl trim was inspired from the last photo.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Black, White & One Colour (Pink!)
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Lace & Flowers
Totally Papercrafts - Cute with Buttons

Supplies used:
Cardstock - MME Lost & Found 2 Blus
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Ribbons - Pink Satin Pleat, Lace/Pearl Trim and Ivory Button Twine from the ribbon reel
Flowers - 25mm Rosy Pink/White Tea Rose, 25mm White/Pink Rose, Pink Rose Buds, small white roses from the ribbon reel
Stamps - WMS
Other - Fimo cameo and button handmade by me! ivory pearls from stash


TFL!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Ribbon Reel - 10% Discount

Just a reminder that The Ribbon Reel are celebrating the launch of their new website and are offering it's blog followers 10% discount for this weekend only (10th - 11th September). Just use the code TRRWEB at checkout to receive your discount.

It is a one discount per customer code but why not grab yourself some gorgeous ribbons, lace or some of their lush trims, you can never have too many ribbons! Plus they also stock paper flowers, stamps and paper pads.

TFL!

Friday, September 09, 2011

DCM Flutterby.....

Well, its my first time setting the dare over at Daring Cardmakers this week and I choose the inspiration photo below and asked that you use the colours from the photo and include butterflies!

Link

Here is my card:

I had an idea in my head how I wanted my card to go but, as usual, I started and it evolved in to something else. I decided to keep the card very light and keep the colours to a minimum.


I used a spellbinders die to create the frame and added various tea roses and rose buds to the centre, as well as adding a couple of diamante style pins. To complete the card, I added some pink satin pleat ribbon, white lace and raffia.

I hope everyone enjoys the challenge this week, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. So pop over to the Daring Cardmakers to check out the rest of my teamies cards.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesdays # 170
Bearly Mine Challenges #18
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS flowers

TFL!

Supplies used:
Cardstock - White card
Flowers - 45mm White/Light Pink Tea Rose, 40mm Light Pink/Dark Pink Tea Roses, 25mm Off White Tea Rose
Ribbon - 16mm Pink Satin Pleat, 16mm White Crochet Lace, Raffia, Iced Lime Seam Binding from the ribbon reel

Other - Diamante pins from the ribbon reel, self adhesive pearls from stash

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The Ribbon Reel - 10% Discount

The Ribbon Reel are celebrating the launch of their new website and are offering it's blog followers 10% discount for this weekend only (10th - 11th September). Just use the code TRRWEB at checkout to receive your discount.

It is a one discount per customer code but why not grab yourself some gorgeous ribbons, lace or some of their lush trims, you can never have too many ribbons! Plus they also stock paper flowers, stamps and paper pads.

I'll be back on Friday to share my DCM card. Have a great week!

Monday, September 05, 2011

TRR Challenge #10 'Back to School'

It feels like the school holidays have flown by, and as much as I'm going to miss my boys when they start back at school today, I know they will welcome the routine.

Zuzana is this fortnights host over at The Ribbon Reel and she has chosen this inspiration photo for us all .....


...and has asked us to create a card or project using the colours from the inspiration photo PLUS using SCHOOL ELEMENTS and RIBBON/BAKERS TWINE!

Here is my card:


Don't forget to check out the rest of TRR design team's creations.

Supplies used:
Card/Paper: Creative Imaginations 'School Chalkboard', Papermania Kraft, AWIP 'Love'
Ribbon: Black Stripe Twill and Cherry Red Bakers Twine from the ribbon reel
Chipboard: Fancy Pants 'Off to School'
Other: MM Sticker Tag


Also entering into:
Paper Issues - Learning Curve
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C103 Back to School
One Stop Craft Challenge - Back to School Primary Colours
If the Shoe fits.. Back to School
Freshly Brewed Challenges - Back to School

TFL!

Friday, September 02, 2011

DCM 'August Flowers'

It's the 2nd day of September and the first dare of the new month so we're looking to the flowers associated with September for our card-making inspiration at Daring Cardmakers, they are:

Asters and Morning Glory

I chose to create some beautiful pink asters and here is my card:


The asters were surprisingly tricky to create, as I kept cutting the petals too long and snipping the flowers in half, but I got there in the end!

I have been waiting to use my new Little Musings 'little jar of' stamps for ages and thought the jar would work perfectly with my little asters. I was desperate to use more ribbons on this card but think the simple scallop lace was enough.

Don't forget to take a look at the rest of the Daring Cardmakers DT stunning cards!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: MME Blush, Bazzill
Stamps: WMS Roses in Bloom, Little Musings Clear Stamp Set - LITTLE JAR OF from the ribbon reel
Lace: 16mm Scallop Lace Cream from the ribbon reel
Other: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Memento Summer Sky
, green wire from paper roses

TFL!