Saturday, 31 July 2010

Jingle Bells....

Hi there, Emma here!

Well its a new challenge today over at the 2Sisters Challenge blog and our theme this time is 'Punches'. Our sponsor this time is Karens Doodles - they have the most fantastic images to use! Full details of the challenge can be found HERE.

For this card I chose the adorable 'Christmas Moose' I love him!

My backing papers are all from Nitwits, all edges have been distressed and glittered, my glittery rik-rak ribbon is from our local market...

...I have coloured this cutie with Promarkers and chalks, I have used a bit of white flowersoft around his feet and I added a few touches of glossy accents on the bulbs...

...I made my own poinsetta from a flower punch and for the centre I covered a brad with some yellow flock, I cut out my own holly leaves and glittered it all!...

...I used an old label from our stash for the sentiment and I attached some jingle bells to some string which I draped over the corner.

Challenges entering with this card:

Thanks for looking!

Big hugs

Emma xxx

My little Dennis the Menace....

Hi Susan here, I couldn't resist making this one!!!

All my backing papers are from Nitwits and they have all been distressed and mat and layered onto a brown distressed card for definition.

I used a Multi-Shaper allDeco Punch for the border lace work.

The satin finished ribbon is from our local market.

This Lili of the Valley image is so cute and reminds me of my childhood watching Dennis the Menace with his girlfriend Margaret!!! Love it!!

I used Pro-Markers to colour it keeping to my colour theme of blue and a touch of pink then inked the background before distressing the edges of the topper and mat and layering onto a brown distressed card.

We recently had a substantial order delivered from Wild Orchid Crafts and since then I can't stop going to the storage box to look at all the beautiful new flowers we have, these gorgeous blue blooms are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I love them!!! Just right for my colour scheme.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

A childs birthday...

Hi Susan here.

Today at 2Sisters Challenge Blog there is a new challenge beginning and the theme is Punches.... Our sponsor is Karens Doodles and the winner gets 3 digi images of their choice!!

Its great fun and the DT have some great cards on show to give you inspiration, call across and have a go at the challenge, you never know you could be the winner.

The challenge runs until August 6th.

Now to my card.... I have used a mixture of backing papers from K&Co and DCWV, I wanted fun colours and papers because this was a card for a child.

The rik-rak ribbon is from our local market.

I was very lucky to be able to use this great digi image from Karens Doodles he is called Herbert Birthday Cupcake, I coloured it in using Pro-Markers. Around the edge of the topper I stuck my own handmade confetti.

This is a little birthday hat I made to match the one worn by Herbert!!

Keeping to a simple theme, the flowers are from our stash including some hand punched felt shapes...

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

x

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Texting Crazy....

...Hi there, Susan here...

It is a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday, what a great challenge!! The theme is called Texting Crazy, and simply means that the text/words should be your main item. Our sponsor is The Stamp Shoppe.

Go on over to Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog for full details of the challenge, you will see all the DT's creations and get yourself some great inspiration, and then don't forget to join in!!! You will have fun!!

The challenge closes on 4th August for entries and the winner will be announced with the next challenge on 5th August.

Now on to my card.... I had great fun with this one, I used a great sketch from Friday Sketchers, it had simple clean lines to it, that to me just called out for this type of card!!

My backing papers are a paper pack from Dovecraft, and I followed a photo inspiration challenge from gingersnap creations for my colours, loved them!! They were all distressed and then mat and layerd onto a maroon card.

I love this verse. I formatted it on my computer, inked the background and mat and layered onto maroon card.

My flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobby Craft, the edges were slightly inked with promarkers.

The ribbon and pin were from our local market, although I did add extra beads to the pins after I coloured the pearl top to match my colour scheme.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Funky Hand DT Call....

Hi there, Susan here....

Funky Hand are looking for new members of their fabulous Design Team and I have chosen below some of my favourite cards to help prove what I can do....










I hope you have liked my cards.

Love Susan

xxx

DT Call at the Funky Hand...

Hi there, Emma here!

Funky Hand are asking for new members for their team, below are some of my favourite cards I have chosen to show them!










Thank you for looking.

Big hugs

Emma xxx

Saddle up there pardners!!!!

Hi there pardners!!!

On the 2nd August over at Daisy Doodles we are having a whole heap of fun.

So come on over to

Daisy Doodles Challenge Blog

and find out all the details!!! See you all there.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Oriental beauty...

Hi Susan here.

I have been very proud this week to be the Guest Designer at Lexi's Creations.

The challenge started today and is sponsored by Fairy Dust Craft, and the brilliant theme is paper piecing!! Full details can be found on the challenge blog, please go over and join in the fun with us all, the challenge closes on Sunday 8th August and the winner is announced on Monday 9th August. Lexi's Creations is all about the love of crafting and this is evident in the cards that are created by her wonderful DT team!!

Now to my card.. I used a great sketch from Paperplay even though I couldn't join in the challenge!!

My backing papers are from a CD rom of Joanna Sheen's called Eastern Treasures. Fabulous backing papers on this CD I love using them. I have distressed all the edges and all the patterned papers have been layered onto black for definition.

This is the beautiful digi image I was lucky to use this week, it is available from HERE. Her name is Okichi. I loved using this stamp with the technique of paper piecing.

I used Pro-Markers to colour the rest of the image in and then I inked the background before distressing the edges of the topper and layering it on red card.

This is one of the gorgeous tassels from Joanna Sheen.... The vintage brads are from our stash.

These little metal charms were from a gift I received one Christmas and saved just in case they could be used on something.... The ribbon as usual came from our local market.

This fan is one of the many toppers from the CD rom. I cut it out from the topper and glued it in place on my card, by the way the main backing paper is the muted picture of this fan!! Clever girl Joanna Sheen!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges...

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Another Christmas card!!!!!!!!

Hi there, Emma here!

I have made yet another Christmas card! At least I'm getting a head start!!

My papers are all from Nitwits and I have distressed and glittered all edges as always!!!...

...my image is called 'Alfie' and he is available from the Daisy Doodles store. I have coloured him using Promarkers and chalks...

...I did my sentiment on the computer and I attached a few little jingle bells!...

...I used a die to cut out the snowflakes and layered them with some snowflake brads from stash, I have added little gems all over for even more sparkle!!

Challenges entering with this card:

Thankyou for looking!

Big Hugs

Emma xxx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Tired little Charlie....

Hi it's Susan here, with, yes, another Christmas card!!!!

I used a great sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches.

My backing papers are from Nitwits, including the cute little presents in the bottom left corner. All the edges have been distressed and glittered with stickles.

The snowflakes have been made using punches, the large one has had stickles brushed all over the surface, little gems have been put into the centres.

This cute little digi image is from the Daisy Doodles Store and is called Charlie. I coloured it in using Pro-markers and then gently inked the background before distressing the edges and glittering. The little baubles on the trees have been glittered and Charlies nose and eyes have had some glossy accents put on them.

My sentiment has been made on the computer, all edges of the tab have been distressed and glittered.

These are the little presents from Nitwits, after cutting them out I gently embossed around the edges of the boxes and ribbons.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

Friday, 23 July 2010

My sweet friend...

Hi, Susan here with my DT card for Fussy and Fancy.

This is week 2 of the challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and Group B's turn to show our cards to everyone!! The challenge is Scallops, Stitching and Sparkle, so good for girly cards, don't you think!! Our sponsor is Stitchy Stamps and I have had the pleasure of working one of their digi stamps for this card.

Please try and call across at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog for full details of the challenge you can then join in the fun with us all, you still have time it doesn't close until Thursday 29th July.

Now back to my card. I have used a sketch that was shown on Quirky Crafts, loved it!!

My backing papers are all from my stash, books that were bought ages ago and just had a few pages left to be used. Lucky for me they were just what I wanted!! All the edges have been distressed and glittered with Stickles. Well the card is girly girly, so you have to have glitter!!

The lace and ribbon is from our local market.

This is the beautiful digi image from Stitchy Stamps, her name is Bashful. I coloured it in using Pro-Markers and inked the background. The edges were distressed and glittered with Stickles.

My flowers are a mixture of handmade and some from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. I took a lesson from Emma and made a tissue paper carnation with a deep pink pearl brad for the centre. There are also some white glass flowers in the spray from Emma's cake decorating box. All the flowers have been glittered with Stickles.

My sentiment has been made on the computer, the edges again have been distressed and glittered. I have mat and layered it onto a scalloped piece of card to match the background strips.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Naughty or nice?!!!...

Hi there, its Emma here again!!!

This is my DT card for the Aud Sentiments Challenge, our theme this time is 'choose your own Christmas sentiment', so you can get a head start with all them Christmas cards!!!

Our Sponser this time is Digi Doodles and the winner will get a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store.

I thought this image was so cheeky and comical- I couldn't resist using it with the words I chose for my sentiment!!!

My papers a a mix from Nitwits and an old cd rom from Create and Craft called 'Christmas triple Treasures'. I distressed and glittered all my edges, I also made a mini paper chain using quilling strips to go around the top of the card!!!...



...my image is called 'Play Ball' and has been coloured using Promarkers and chalks, I added some glossy accents to the baubles and some glitter to the tinsel!!!...



...my sentiment is an old one from our stash, it fits this image perfect! I attached a few little jingle bells with some jump rings!

Challenges entering with this card:

Thank you for looking!

Big hugs

Emma xxx

Tree Lights....

Hi Susan here with my DT card for Auds Sentiments.

A new challenge started today over at Aud Sentiments, our sponsor is Digi Doodle and they are offering the winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store. The theme is 'Choose Your Own Christmas Sentiment'. Try and come along and join in the fun, make a Christmas card and get ahead of all that pressure at Christmas time.

The closing date for the challenge is Tuesday 3rd August.

Now back to my card! I have used a sketch from last weeks Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge, simply because I liked it!

My backing papers are from a CD rom by Crafters Companion called Vintage Christmas. I distressed all the edges and glittered them with stickles.

My ribbon is from our local market.

This beautiful cute image is from Digi Doodles, I was very lucky to be able to use one their images for this card. I have coloured it in using Pro-Markers. The little tree lights have had some glossy accents added.

My flowers are a mixture, the smaller white ones are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the larger one and the holly are handmade from punches and dies. All have been glittered with stickles.

My sentiment was made on my computer, the edges of the tag were distressed and glittered to match the card theme.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.

Love Susan

xxx

'A merry little christmas!'.............

Hi there, Emma here!

Well its time for another new challenge today at Cute Card Thursday, and there is a FAB sketch to follow by Deb, all details can be found HERE! We have an amazing sponser again: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the winner will get two images of their choice.

I have used papers from Nitwits and distressed and glittered all edges...



...This gorgeous little image is from Pink Petticoat and I have coloured it with Promarkers and chalks, I used a little white flowersoft on the edge of the hat and next to his feet, and I attached a little pom pom to the top of the hat!...




...my gorgeous flower is by Prima and I cut out my own holly leaves and added a few red stamens for the berries...

...My gorgeous pins and ribbon are from our local market and I've added some extra beads of my own...

...I die cutted some snowflakes and covered them with white glitter, the gorgeous silver snowflake is a brad from my stash!

Challenges entering with this card:

Thankyou for looking!

Big hugs

Emma xxx