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Saturday, 31 March 2012

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Card finished

Here is the card posted below but with the finishing touches.
I added a little more colour to Poppy's posy, and stamped Birthday Wishes from a Debbi Moore clear stamp set. I stamped Niece using a stamp from a Papermania set.


I added more of the K&Co paper inside, and stamped a sentiment from the Debbi Moore set, it was a great value set, a whole A4 sheet of clear birthday stamps, with something to suit most cards.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Spyder Lyn is a clever girl


Our very own Quirky Lyn teamie at Quirky Crafts has her own digi image business over at Spyder's Corner. Every week Lyn gives away a freebie too, and this is the latest one called Poppet the Posy Puppy, so cute.

Now that Lyn has a challenge going to win a fantastic tree digi, and you had to use one of Lyn's digis to be in to win and with just over an hour to go I remembered and though I better try and enter. Therefore I haven't finished this card but uploaded it anyway. Also I messed up one of the front panels and couldn't move it so as the glue stuck fast! I have the inside to do and perhaps some more embellishments or a sentiment on the front.

I coloured the image with Trias and Promarkers. Image is cut out with Nestabilities, and paper is by K and Company.

There you are - I got it in just in time, came back to do the write up, and I know it isn't the best but someone will love to get it I am sure and now I need to make a better version.....

Sunday, 25 March 2012

A sketch challenge by Quirky Lyn


Yes it is one of Lyn's sketches this time round, and the sponsor is Bugaboo (Lyn's personal favourite).

For my first card I used Lilies from Bugaboo, a hand drawn image which is lovely. I wanted to keep the delicate blooms as the focal point so hunted for some papers to do this, the striped paper was a freebie with Crafts Beautiful magazine, the butterflies are an English Paper Company paper. I coloured the lilies with Promarkers and Trias and then painted the petals with Artists Iridescent Medium for a sparkly finish. I added some organza ribbon and some pretty pearl brads and stamped For You o the paper, the sketch is flipped for this one.


 My second example is an Easter card featuring Eggbert Bunny  from Bugaboo- so cute! Again coloured with Promarkers and Trias, and cut with Nestabilities ovals and scalloped ovals, and the papers are freebies from Crafts Beautiful magazine. Blooms, ribbons, bows, pearls and Happy Easter stamp are by Papermania. Eyelets from stash.

 My third card is a masculine doggy one, and I used Oz Toto  from Bugaboo on this one, with papers and stickers by Boxer Scrapbook Productions, and the Papers are called Woof Words.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a bone sticker, and the stamp is from a clear set by Hero Arts of birthday greetings. I searched everywhere for the bone eyelets only to find them in the first place I looked. Do you like the bone shaped paperclip? I don't know who it is by (It might be Queen and Co but I can't be sure). Toto is coloured with Promarkers, and I particularly like him because he is just like Alfie dog.

If you want to see some more lovely examples and join in to try and win 7 (yes 7) digi's from our generous sponsor Bugaboo, then hop on over to the Quirky Crafts Challenge blog right now.

I have entered the Dog one in Pollycrafts Monday challenge - mmmmmmm Choklit!!
I have also entered him in Cute Card Thursday (or take your pick of the two cuties) -Anything Goes.
I have also entered the dog in   I ♥ ProMarkers  - use three different papers, a Wednesday fortnightly challenge.
I have entered the Thursday challenge at MAWTT - Easter Wishes (hmm all coming out choklit coloured I see).
I have also entered the Easter card in Joanna Sheen's monthly challenge - Spring is in the Air.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Special Lady

It's Quirky Challenge time again and this time the challenge is to make a card for a special lady, and to include circles, gems or pearls and flowers.

 The sponsor is The Cutting Cafe, and I used sets Its All About Mom and A Spring Day. There are so many images and sentiments in each large set, they are very good value and you can also buy cutting files for electronic die cutting machines.

I decided to use my cut and dry foam (had to hunt for it) and Distress inks, which I am pleased with however they made the printer ink smudge a little. I cut an aperture in a square card blank using Spellbinders Nestabilities small circles, mounted the word block inside the card, then cut out flowers to decorate the front. There is a Sizzlet die cut flourish too, that corner needed something else. The sentiment has bubble stickers over the printed flowers. I used Promarkers on the small flowers and the striped middle of the flower inside.

This is the inside:

I could have made some more flowers to cover the back of the ones you can see the back of, or coloured both sides, I didn't think of it at the time (I might be able to rectify that), I was up against the deadline. I had hoped to also have made at least one more card that I started a week ago, however I have been quite ill with a nasty virus that kept getting worse so I ended up in bed for a few days. At least I have lost a bit of weight!
Anyway do please hop on over to Quirky to see some more great examples and join in if you want to win a great prize of some of these great digi sets.