Monday, 31 January 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge Three - "Love"

Well weve had another fabulous response to last fortnights challenge "Lets Party" over 100 entries, and wow where they something, thank you so much for being such loyal followers of our Challenges, and Im sure this next one will definitely be up your street, as its almost Valentine Day weve picked a very good theme for this fortnights challenge "Love" and we are being sponsered by Prairie Fairy Designs, and they are one of the leading digi stamp designers out there,
and this is what Roberta says about herself and her website:-
Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal.
While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to http://www.prairiefairydesigns.com/ and check it out!
And Roberta has offered a prize of 5 digi images of your own choice.
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And here is my DT card for this Challenge and Im using Roberta's "Sending you Love" image and Ive printed it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, after which I cut it out with the Nestabilitie Nesting Hearts Die, and used the scalloped one for the mount, the sentiment is a Whimsey stamp and has been treated in the same way as the mounted image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with my first mount of red card and one of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine Design "Love Dreams" papers, the first one is a sentiment paper with scrolls around the edge, the second is a beige paper with several different coloured hearts on it, the third is a red paper with white hearts on, Ive also used a heart doily to pop behind the mounted image on the right which was positioned towards the left hand side and the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
I do so hope my card and the rest of my DT teamies will inspire you to create "Love" cards for our Challenge, please do pop over to the Cards for Men Blog and see what stunning cards theyve created for your pleasure.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Sunday, 30 January 2011

A Card for Dawn

Good Morning Ladies, todays card is for a very special friend of mine Dawn, in fact its one of her own digi images that Ive used to create this card. Dawn has been selling her own craft Cds on Ebay for many years and thats how I met her and we have been friends ever since. I suggested to her about a month ago it might be the next step for her to start looking into creating Digi images and this is her first attempt, now I know there are a few problems and Im sure with time Dawn will get a better feel of the way it works, as Ive found that the lines are just a little faded in places when I printed this and a couple of others but I did want her to see the results of the first card, I do so hope she gets pleasure of actually seeing her digi stamp in card form.
These digi's are of little girls in bubbles, and Ive printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens. As lilac is my favourite colour this is what Ive used for this card, I cut her out with a circle die, and used a larger one for the mount. The sentiment is one of the Stampin Up swerve stamps, and I felt we could get away with using it for this card.
Ive created a 6"x 6" white card and three papers from the Kay Millers digi downloads, the first paper a very pretty flower papers, the second is a pinky/mauve plaid paper and the third a stripe paper. Around the middle Ive wrapped a lilac satin ribbon around the middle, and then positioned my mount in the middle and my sentiment at the bottom on the left hand side. To finish of Ive created a flower spray of three roses, pearl sprays and punched out fern leaves these were attached to the card with silicone glue at the top on the left hand side.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Another DT card for The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Ladies, well Ive just spent a couple of lovely hours at a job I dont enjoy and thats defrosting my freezer, its one I put of as long as I can but as I should have done it before Christmas I thought I really out to get it done now before our next big shop, and guess what I had loads of water all over my carpet, so now Ive got to wait for it to dry out, oh well such is life, good job hubbys not around or he might be moaning at the wet patch so lets hope it dries out before he gets home later this afternoon.
Anyway todays card is the second DT card for The Paper Shelter and Ive used this gorgeous "Sweet Dreams"  its a new image of theirs, Ive printed it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, I then cut it out with my circle Nestabilitie Die, the mount is cut out with a Die-namics die and I got this from Tracy at Dies to Die For she gets them out to you in double quick time. I have used Donna's "Peach Dreams" papers from Bearlymine Designs (dont forget her Copic Pens blogcandy) and the two papers Ive used have a beautiful combinations of soft colours in them, the first one has been mounted on pink pearlescent card, and the second Ive used one of my Martha Stewart all around border punches, and on top Ive wrapped a pink ribbon around the middle.
The sentiment is one of the LOV circle stamps and this stamped and cut out with a circle die before being mounted on a scalloped circle diecut and positioned at the bottom on the left, the mounted image before being stuck to the card, I arranged lace all around the edge and then positioned it at the top on the right. To finish of Ive cut out two corners with the Marianne dies and positioned them in the two opposite corners and two small roses were then stuck on top.

Friday, 28 January 2011

A Card for LOV Challenge - "Anything but Square"

Good Morning Ladies, well the sun is trying to come out but whether its going to stay is another thing, its still very cold outside and Im not looking forward to more snow so lets hope it doesnt come, hubby is volunteering tomorrow and he gets very cold and when it does.
Todays card is for the Lili of the Valley Challenge "Anthing but Square" and Ive used this sweet image that was given to me by a very special friend, she knows who she is, bless you my love and thank you, you are a real true and a wonderful friend. Ive stamped her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, then used my Nestabilitie Label Die No.1 to cut it out, then drew around the die to create the mount. The sentiment is another of the LOV stamps, and this one has been cut out with the rotatrim and Ive used a corner punch to round of the corners, Ive also used a lilac inkpad around the edge to distress it.
The main card is a 5"x 6" white card which has been cut out with one of the Go Kreate shaped dies, I also used a smaller one for the mount and the one paper Ive used is from Donna's new "Floral Fantasy" Bearlymine Design Papers, these will be available from next week, they are stunning as Ive already announced she has two brand new sets and is working on three more. I should also like to say that Donna has some copic pens as blogcandy so if you really would like to take part click on the link at the  top of my blog on the right hand side.
One top of this Ive wrapped a lilac satin ribbon around the middle and positioned my mounted image on top and the sentiment at the bottom on the left hand side. To finish of I created a flower spray with three roses and punched out leaves this was stuck on the card at the top on the right handside with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 27 January 2011

First Card for The Paper Shelter and Cute Card Thursday Challenge

Good Afternoon Ladies, well here we go this is my first official DT card for The Paper Shelter and Im also going to enter it in the Cute Card Thursday "Sketch by Lynn" challenge, and this ever so cute image is "Cupid Girl" I carnt tell you how cute these images are and I would strongly recommend you click on the name to go and have a look at them.
Ive printed her onto white card then coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I cut her out with my Nestabilitie Label Die No.1 and then draw around the edge to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of the gorgeous "Love" sentiments from Whimsey Stamps you will be able to get these from Nikki of BunnyZoes shop. Ive then cut it out with my circle die and created a mount for it with a scalloped one.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of red card, Ive then used Donna's fabulous "Love Dreams" digi papers from Bearlymine Designs, oh by the way shes got some brand new digi sets coming out soon, and they are stunning so do keep your eyes open, I shall be previewing some of them in the next few days and you will be able to see for yourself, and if you click on Donna's name you will be able to see what I mean.
I then created the card with the papers from "Love  Dreams" as the sketch from Lynn shows, the first an all over sentiment paper and then on top a beige paper with hearts and punched heart corners, and the third a stripe and the same punch used on these corners to. I wrapped a red satin ribbon around the middle, and positioned my sentiment on top on the left, and my mounted image at the top on the right. To finish of Ive created two hearts, which I received for Susi Sugar in my prize last week, and covered them with some crushed glass glitter, and stuck them at the bottom on the right. The last thing is a large daisy that Ive stuck to the top on the left on top of some silicone glue and punched out leaves.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A Card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Good Morning Ladies, well I hope that the weather near you is better than it is here in Gloucestershire as it looks as if we are in for some heavy rain the sky is black and its now gone dark again. Anyway Ive got some good news for you today Ive been picked to join Donna and Cheryl's The Papershelter Design Team, Im really excited about this as its the first weekly Challenge Team I will be joining and Im sure I will find it a challenge to keep up but I hope that I shall enjoy being part of a very talented team, so do please pop along and see how we get on when we officially start the challenges which will probably be in middle of February.
Todays card is for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge "Embossing" and Ive used this sweet little image of a mouse boating on a fish pond. Ive stamped him onto a piece of white card and coloured him with my copic pens, afterwards Ive cut him out with my Nestabilitie Die Label No.2 and the sentiment is another from the same set of stamps and Ive cut it out with the same die, both have been mounted onto faux mounts where Ive used the same size die and drawn around the outer edge of the die then cut them out by hand.
Now Ive been asked several times about the card I use for my mounts and my embossing, its actually Pearlescent Card its 250gsm, and I buy it from Alexander Paper Supplies if you click on their name you will see all about it. Ive used a paper from the Nitwit Downloads this one has a scroll pattern which reminded me of waves for the first layer, and the second is a leaf pattern and I cut a strip and used one of Martha Stewart border punches down both sides and laid in down slightly to the left, over this I have laid a large square of dark blue pearlescent card which I have put through my cuttlebug with a scroll embossing folder, then around the middle Ive wrapped a dark blue satin ribbon and attached it to the back.
The mounted image was then positioned towards the right and the sentiment at the bottom on the left, to finish of Ive stuck three small fish buttons.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Monday, 24 January 2011

A Card for Many Challenges

Good Afternoon Ladies, I must apologise for not posting anything for the last few days, I have been working and Ive been creating cards for my DT work so thats why I havent had time to post anything on here. But today I thought Id better get my finger out and make something for several Challenges at once, and this one will be firstly for the Just Magnolia Challenge a sketch by Donalda, Totally Papercrafts "Add a Heart", CES Challenge "Angels and Fairies" and Stamp Somethings "Cute Somethings" and I think this sweet H&S image covers all of those.
Ive stamped her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, I then used glossy accents on the hearts (Im afraid I rather smudged the one of the sentiment, not that it shows when you look at it, but the flash rather shows it unfortunately) and some white puffy stuff on the edges of her dress and sleeve, and some glitter on her wings. I then cut it out with my circle Nestabilitie and used a Scalloped one for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and I dont remember whos it is at the moment sorry.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of pale green pearlescent card and two papers from the Kay Miller Download "Capes and Bliss" two papers with different base colours but with the same flower pattern on, I then used a piece of lace around the middle and attached it to the back. To finish of Ive used a large daisy and some punched out leaves to attach it to the bottom of my card on the left with some silicone glue, then popped six green pearls down the other two opposite corners.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Friday, 21 January 2011

Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward
I just joined in a fab game over at Dorcas's blog http://dorcasdesigns.blogspot.com/.
And this is how it goes:
I promise to send something handmade (a card) to the first five people who comment on this post. However, there's a catch. You must post this, offering something handmade to five other people.
The rules state that it must be something handmade or homemade by you and needs to be sent to five other people during 2011.
If you'd like to join in the fun, then be the first to post a comment and something handmade or homemade (card) will be coming your way at some point this year.
Isn't that cool?
So lets see what we can do!
Come play!
I will contact the first five by email for your snail mail address.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

A Card for Three Challenges

Good Afternoon Ladies, Im so sorry for taking so long to post a card, but not only have I been beavouring away with DT cards I also went out for the day yesterday so Im really behind. Anyway todays card has been created for three Challenges, Lili of the Valleys "Dawny's Sketch, Cute Card Thursdays "Receipe" which is 3, 2 and 1, and Papertakes "Ribbons and Pearls" so Im saying that this card should cover all those three.
Ive used this new image from LOV and its called "Times to Treasure" its quite sweet really of these two children reading a book together, and Ive stamped it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, after which I cut them out with my Labels Nestabilitie Die No.1 then Ive drawn around the die to create the mount for it, the sentiment is also from the same stamp set and Ive used the small label die for this one.
The card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of beige pearlescent card, and one of three papers from the new Papermania's "Bird Song" set of papers, this first one is a leaf pattern with birds on, the second is a orange paper with again birds and leaves on, and the third is a plain beige patterned paper in a linen look. Around the middle Ive wrapped a ribbon and created a bow for it on the right, its the new seam ribbon thats a real wow with us crafters at the moment, this one came from a supplier on Ebay, but I know Wild Orchid Crafts has it as well.
The card was created using the sketch and Ive positioned my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment to the bottom on the right, to finish of Ive created a two flower spray with some of the left over papers, these were punched out with two sizes of retro flower punches and moulded with my ball tool then stuck on the card with some silicone glue and punched out fern leaves and four pearl pins.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Bearlymine's Second Challenge - "A Receipe"

Wow what a launch its been, we had over 30 entries and what stunning cards they were, I do so hope you will go across and see the Design Team Members Cards as they are gorgeous and Im sure they will encourage you to take part in this fortnights Challenge "A Receipe" and this time we are introducing you to a brand new Digi Stamp Designer "The Paper Shelter" I do so hope you will go and visit and see the gorgeous images that are on offer.
The Receipe for this Challenge is as follows:-      1 Image,  2 Design Papers  and  3 Flowers
We are being sponsered this time by:-
Peachy Keen - $30. Gift Certificate
Bearlymine Digi Designs - 2 digi Sets of Winners Choice
The Paper Shelter - 3 Digi's of Winner Choice

I have actually used The Paper Shelters "Shopping Girl" image for my card, Ive printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens and then cut her out with my Labels No.17 and then drew around the die to create the faux die out of blue pearlesent card, the sentiment is one of the C&C ones and Ive stamped it and cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it on another piece of blue pearlescent card to.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and first layer of blue card and one of two papers from the "Summer Light" digi papers from Bearlymine Designs, the first one a very pretty blue based one with large flowers on, on top of this is a second paper a blue background with a white diamond pattern on, I then positioned my mounted image towards the right hand side and my sentiment underneath.
To finish of Ive created a flower spray with  three roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and attached it to my card at the top on the left with some silicone glue and some punched out fern leaves and two sprays of glass beads. I do so hope you will now go across to the Bearlymine Challenge Blog and take a look at my fellow Design Team members beautiful cards and then take part in the Challenge, I will then be able to pop by and see what youve created for it. The Challenge will end on the 31st January at 8pm.
 

Monday, 17 January 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 2 - "Lets Party"

Good Morning Ladies, well here we are at our second Challenge for 2011 and this one is themed "Lets Party" and we are being sponsered by "Meljen Designs"

And they are offering you 4 digi's as a prize, and this is what the very talented Melissa says about herself:-

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

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I have used this fun digi image of a cat enjoying himself at a party, and the sentiment is also one from Meljen, I printed them onto white card and coloured him with my copic pens, I then cut him out with a circle die and used a scalloped one for the mount, Ive done a similar thing with the sentiment but used a rectangle one for this one.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of four papers from Summer Driggs Free Downloads "Freedom aint Free" the first one is grey/black base with fireworks all over it, the second one is a beige background with spots on and this was mounted on a red mount, the third a blue one this was also mounted in the same way and the last is a stripe one with dotted lines and stars on, but Ive used a parcel border punch on this and it was stuck down the right hand side.
On top of this my mounted image was placed towards the left hand side at the top and the sentiment at the bottom on the right. I have also used glossy accents on the balloons and my sakura glitter pen on the rest of the shinny bits.
I do so hope you will pop over to the Cards for Men Challenge Blog and see the fabulous cards my fellow Design Team have created for you, and then hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this fortnights Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Love Blog Award

I have received this award from fellow blogging buddy Lorraine of http://coldwaters2.blogspot.com/
Thank you Lorraine so much for passing this award onto me.
Here are the conditions for the award
You have been TAGGED & want to participate?
Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image.
You should also blog the person link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award.
You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.
Dear bloggers:
The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.
Gosh this is the part that I find difficult and that is choosing who to pass this onto as I love you all but as I have to follow the rules I have chosen the following
This to thank these lovely ladies for all their help, because just lately Ive been having a bit of a rough time and these dear ladies have been so supportive and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.
I also have been given several Blog with Attitude Awards by some of my lovely loyal followers and Ive been rather lapse in passing them onto you, so I want to say if youve not already been given these Awards please and I mean PLEASE take them for your blog as I really hate to pick people to give them to, as I want all of you to feel that Ive given it to you personnally.

And the last Award Id like to give to all of those new Bloggers who have only been running for less than a year as I feel we all need to be encouraged and this is for you.
Thank you all for being such wonderful and loyal followers and I think you all should be able to go away with at least one of these Awards, go and enjoy.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

A Card for the Lili of the Valley and Wild Orchids Challenges

Good Afternoon Ladies I hope that you are enjoying your weekend Ive been gloating over my new Lili of the Valley and Magnolia Stamps, and so I thought Id use this sweet one for two Challenges the Lili of the Valleys "Things with Wings" and Wild Orchids "Sketch by Bev" and stamped her onto white card after which I coloured her with my copic pens and cut her out with my Labels No.1 die, and then drew around the edge of the die to create the faux mount. The sentiment is one of the new LOV stamps and I cut this out with the Whimsey Stamps ticket die and mounted this also onto a piece of mauve pearlescent card.
The card is a 6"x 6" white card and first layer of mauve card, and Ive used two papers from Kay Millers "Enchanted" digi downloads, a pretty pink paper with multi coloured flowers on, and then on top is a mauve paper with mauve flowers on, around the middle Ive wrapped a ribbon and lace ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount.
On top of this Ive stuck my mounted image and tucked the sentiment in at the bottom, Ive then used two corners cut out with the Marianne dies with some pearls stuck along the edges. To finish of Ive created a flower spray from three roses and some punched out leaves, and positioned them up in the top left hand corner.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Good Evening Ladies, yes I know its another late one but Ive been trying to find a image amoung my House Mouse stamps that could be used for this Challenge which is "New Beginings" and Ive decided after much deliberation to use this one and call it New Friends, and Im hoping I will be allowed to get away with that.
Ive stamped the image onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens afterwhich I cut it out with my Nestabilitie Label Die No.7 and then drew around the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of C&C stamps and thought it was just right for this image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of green pearlescent card and one of three papers from Summer Driggs Free Downloads this one is called "Inspiration" and the first paper is an all over flower pattern in several colours, the second is a beige paper with white flowers and Ive used my new Martha Stewart border punch Cherish down the edges and the third a green check paper this was mounted onto another piece of the green card and stuck down the middle of the card.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle and my sentiment below this was attached with pearl brads, and created two swirls with some green pearls, to finish of Ive used two more papers from the same digi paper set and created two flowers and with some punched out leaves in shades of brown stuck it to the top left handside with some silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Another Challenge Card

Good Evening Ladies, I dont know about you but its still quite cold outside so whether that means we are in for some more cold weather I just sincerely hope not. We went swimming today and the water was cold and so you have to keep going to keep warm I gather it was just off 29 degrees I do hope its a bit warmer than that next time we go. Anyway todays card is for two challenges firstly Penny Black Saturdays "New Beginings" and Penny Black at Allsorts "All you need is Love" and Ive used this sweet hedgehog image for my card and a Stampin-up one for the sentiment.
The image was stamped onto white card then coloured with my copic pens, afterwards I cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto pink pearlscent card, and Ive done the same with the sentiment to. The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of pink card and three papers from Raspberry Road Downloads, this one is called "Vintage Baby" and the first paper is a pretty rose and rattle design on white background.
Ive then used a strip one and a new border punch from Martha Stewart called Cherish, on top of this is another mount of a plaid design.
I then wrapped a pink satin ribbon around the card towards the bottom, and then stuck my mounted image on top and the sentiment underneath. To finish of Ive used a daisy and some punched out leaves and stuck it to the top on the left hand side, and I put some yellow stickles in the middle. I then created a ribbon bow and stuck it on top of the ribbon.
This card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-

Monday, 10 January 2011

A Second Bridgit Ashwood Card

Good Afternoon Ladies, heres my second Bridgit Ashwood Fairie Card, this is one funky girl for sure I bought her here at Crafts and Me. Ive stamped her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, then used the oval Nestabilitie Die to cut her out, then a scalloped one for mount out of lilac pearlescent card, the sentiment is one of the LOV circle stamps and Ive cut and mounted it in the same way.
The base card is a 6"x 6" and the first mount is in lilac card and Ive used three papers from the Kay Millers "Wings" downloads the first one is a all over pretty butterflies and flowers pattern, the second one is a stripped one and down each side Ive used a hole border punch from Martha Stewart, the last one is a green pearlescent and a spotted pattern on a green background.
Ive created a mauve pleated ribbon across the card, Im sorry its a bit wonky then on top Ive stuck the mounted image and the sentiment at the bottom on the right. The flowers were created with my retro flower punches and Ive pearl brads put through the middle, then stuck to the card with some punched our leaves on silicone glue. The corners were cut out with the Marianne dies, and positioned in opposite corners.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Card for Just Magnolia Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Good Afternoon Ladies, sorry Im so late today but Ive been trying to get this finished for a couple of hours but I think I must be getting slower in my old age. Todays card is for Just Magnolia's "Anything Goes" with Buttons, and Ive used this lovely H&S image and coloured her with my copic pens before cutting out with my rotatrim and did the same with the mount, the sentiment is one out of my stash, sorry I carnt remember whos it is.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue pearlescent card and one of two papers from Kay Miller Download "Its a Spring Thing" a fabulous set of bright and cheerful papers, the first being a blue base with yellow and white flowers on, the second is a blue paper and Ive used a Martha Stewart large heart border punch down both edges, on top Ive put a strip of yellow pearlescent card and before sticking it down I ran it through my cuttlebug and a heart embossing folder. I then used my sewing machine to sew around both the edges of the base card and around my image, after which I stuck the image in the middle with the sentiment underneath.
I found five heart buttons and strung them in a row on some thread and stuck them beneath the image, and then for the final flourish I created a flower spray with some roses and punched out fern leaves and attached to the top on the left handside.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Thursday, 6 January 2011

A Challenge Card for Crafts and Me

 
 Good Morning Ladies, I hope you are not expecting snow to fall tonight as weve been promised but Im so hoping that theyve got that wrong, anyway I must pop out later while the weather is dry. Todays card has been created for Crafts and Me's challenge "Paper Tearing" and Ive used this sweet image from Bridgit Ashwood, I do think this little fairy is gorgeous.
Ive stamped and coloured her with copic pens, then cut her out with my Oval Nestabilitie dies and created a mount with a scalloped one. The sentiment is one from my stash and at the moment I carnt remember whos it is. The card is a 6"x 6" base card with four papers from Kay Millers "Tropical Punch" digi download set. Ive layered them up across the card and have torn of the two papers and used ink pads along the edges, and wrapped an orange satin ribbon around one end.
The mounted image was positioned in the middle with my sentiment to the left hand side, Ive also used two Marianne diecut corners, a few pearls, and a Prima flower to finish it of.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

A Card for two Challenges

Good Morning Ladies, todays card has been created for two Challenges Lili of the Valleys "New Beginings" and Wild Orchids "Bev's Sketch", Ive used this beautiful image from LOV of a babys Christening. I coloured her with my copic pens, then used the oval Nestabilitie to cut her out and created a mount out of pink pearlescent card, the sentiment was created on my computer and cut and mounted in the same way.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and two papers from Nitwits Downloads called "Tickled Pink" a pretty flower paper and then on top a white patterned paper with bibs, babygro's bottles, pins etc on, and both of these were mounted on pink pearlescent card as well. I then wrapped a piece of lace around the middle with a pink satin ribbon on the top. I also created a bow from a piece of the left over ribbon.
The mounted image was positioned in the middle and the sentiment to the side, I then created a flower spray with different sized roses from Wild Orchid and punched out fern leaves this was stuck at the top on the left.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Challenge 1 of a Brand New Challenge Blog - Bearlymine Designs

Todays the Day we launch a brand new Challenge Blog "Bearlymine Designs" and this first challenge is to create a card using Donna's Sketch
And we have three sponsers who have kindly offered the following prizes:-

1) Crafty Emma's Store - offering a Cupcake Stamp Set
2) Kenny's K Downloads - offering 5 Digi Stamps of theWinners Choice
3) Bearlymine Designs - offering 2 Digi Sets of the Winners Choice

Ive actually used one of Mo's "Bella and Bronte" images and coloured it with my copic pens, then for my card Ive used the papers from Donna's gorgeous "Christmas Dreams" digi Set, and the flowers are from Wild Orchids. I should also tell you that Donna has some brand new beautiful digi sets on sale and you will find them here.
I do so hope you will pop across to our Challenge Blog and see the rest of the stunning cards that the Design Team have created. We are to be a fortnightly Challenge and I do so hope that you will take part in this first one and any of our future ones.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Challenge 26 - "A Sketch" by Myself

Well firstly I want to wish all our loyal followers of Cards for Men a very "Happy New Year" and to start a new year of Challenges, my Design Team Leader has asked me to design a sketch and here it is:-
And for this first Challenge of 2011 we are being sponsered by "Stamping Boutique" and they have offered us as a prize of five of their fabulous digi stamps:-
And this is what our sponser says about themselves:-

I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

I have actually used one of their stamps and this is of a knight standing in front of a castle, Ive printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic pens, I then used my rotatrim to cut him out and then mounted him onto some brown card, the sentiment is one I created on my computer and this was also mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with the first layer of brown card, the papers I have used are from one of Donna's of Bearlymine Designs Free downloads, and I chose two brick designs and one blue paper, these were arranged according to the sketch, and then my mounted image positioned in the middle and my sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of I have stuck three buttons down the left hand side.
I do so hope you will pop over to Cards for Men blog and see the rest of the fabulous cards that my fellow Design Team members have created for this Challenge.