If you love Anya stamps by The Greeting Farm as much as I do then you will be as excited as me at the news of a new challenge blog dedicated to these little beauties!
Anyone for Anya has been set up by the fabulous Dawny P and they are currently looking for more DT members so if you want to have a shot at joining them all you have to do is make a card using your favourite Anya or Greeting Farm image and send it in by 8th August!
Have a great Sunday everyone!
Friday, 24 July 2009
Good evening everyone, I hope you're all ready for the weekend!
My sister Kristie is getting married tomorrow and this is the card that I have made for the occasion.
I've used the Truly Scrumptious challenge #12 card sketch and included the additional challenge of using beads on your card. As the wedding colour scheme is blue it also fit in with Colour Create Challenge #23 which this time is blue and white!
The stamp is by Rubber Stampede and as soon as I saw it I knew it was exactly what I was looking for! The DP is Bashful Blue patterned DP by Stampin' Up and the flowers are by Woodware. Once again I used my glossy accents and my copic Spica clear pen to add definition. Unfortunately these caught the flash on every picture so it looks a lot shinier in the photos than it does 'in the flesh'!
I'm relieved to have gotten July's cards out of the way, and I'm looking forward to seeing my husband for a change!
TFL and have a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
My card today is for my husbands birthday and was made following the card sketch designed by Becky for this weeks challenge over at My Time To Craft.
I used Basic Grey Marrakech papers, brads and buttons and the cupcake stamp from Stampin' Up and finished it with glossy accents.
I also incorporated the challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar which this week is to have swirls in your card.
I am so close to the end of my mad card-making month that I can taste it, and I'm looking forward to a few days off from making and catching up on all my favourite blogs that I'm not had time to look at over the course of the month!
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Well I appear to be taking late entries to a whole new level! This is for the sketch challenge which ends today over at Papertake Weekly.
This is another card for my son Liam, hence the 'L' brad! I used a sentiment stamp that I bought from Hobbycrafts in a box with 5 others for the bargain price of £4.99 and finished it with Copics and glossy accents. The buttons are Basic Grey and SU, and the letter brad was from Hobbyhorse Crafts.
Now to finish hubbys cards that I started last night!
Monday, 20 July 2009
Well July is finally coming to a close and my marathon birthday card making session is nearly over! This card is for my eldest son Liam who will be 16 tomorrow and oh my God does that make me feel old!
The card has been made using the card sketch designed by Debbie for challenge #60 over at A Spoon Full of Sugar and its a great one to play with! I used a Pink Petticoat download as my main image, coloured in with Copics and finished off with glossy accents. The DP is Offbeat by Basic Grey, as are the buttons and brads and once again I used my JustRite Stampers stamp for the sentiment.
Just hubby's birthday and my sisters wedding cards and I can breathe a sigh of relief!
TFL and have a great week!
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Todays card is for my very own 'gorjuss girl' - my daughter Erynn, who will be celebrating her 2nd birthday this Sunday.
The sketch is challenge #15 over at The Sugar Bowl, and was designed by the lovely Gayle, with the 'please include' option being ribbons and bows. I used some organza ribbon topped with some grosgrain, but unfortunatley the little bow holding the charm doesn't show up too well on the photo!
I used the Princess Gorjuss Girl which seemed quite appropriate as I call Erynn my little princess, and she enjoys being treated like one too! To be honest, in a house with 4 males in it, some female company is fantastic, she even has a love of shoes and handbags already, much to her daddy's dismay!
The DP is from the Lily Kate collection by Basic Grey, and as usual I had to add a charm and a little bling in the form of gems, glossy accents and highlighting the veins in my hydrangeas with my Copic Spica clear pen.
Now I only have to make cards for my eldest sons, husbands and best friends birthday within the next 2 days, oh and a wedding card for my sister - sleep is overrated anyway!
TFL and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Friday, 17 July 2009
Well it's been a while since I've posted as I've been under the weather and not felt like moving let alone making cards!
But here (better late than never!) is my take on sketch #59 at Sketch Saturday. I used the adorable Penny Black birthday teddy as this card is for our nephew who is called Teddy and whose birthday it is this weekend. The DP is from the Cupcake collection by Basic Grey, I coloured the bear using my Copics and added Glossy accents to the balloons. I used my JustRite Stampers stamps for the sentiment and couldn't resist a little bit of bling!
I still have 4 birthdays and a wedding to go this month, but at least the end is in sight and soon I'll be back to making cards for fun!
I've also treated myself to a portable studio for my photos and I'm really pleased with how the photo has come out!
TFL, and enjoy you weekend!
Thursday, 9 July 2009
I love Gorjuss Girls! I'm not ashamed to say it and I know I'm not the only one who feels the same way, but I always get (maybe a little too) excited when I get a chance to use one of these beauties!
This card is for my niece Reah whose birthday it is today (July birthdays never seem to end in my family!) and I made it using the sketch over at Truly Scrumptious Challenge #11, which is to create your card using the sketch and black, white and one other colour of your choice, so I used Bo Bunny's beautiful Alyssa papers which I think worked really well!
I also incorporated this weeks challenge over at A Spoon Full of Sugar, which is to use hearts somewhere in your card so I added a smattering of tiny pink heart buttons and yet another heart charm! I am so loving using charms at the moment, I just need to get myself some delicate chain to attach them with!
This card is the first time I've done black hair and I'm really pleased with how the shading looks!
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Well my husband is officially sick of July and the amount of cards I have to produce! To be honest I don't blame him, but I only have one more card to finish off this week before I can take a breather!
This card has been made using the sketch over at Papertake Weekly. Once again I've used papers from the Lime Rickey collection by Basic Grey and its matching brads and buttons. The image is a download though I can't remember where from but its great to have as a standby!
You can't see on the picture but the present is on 3D pads and I've used glossy accents on the spots, and of course I couldn't resist a little bit of bling!
Tfl, and have a good week!
Another day another Greeting Farm card! This one has been made following Gill's sketch for challenge #58 over on the at Sketch Saturday, and using a red, orange and yellow colour scheme as challenged over on Whimsy Stamps Challenge #8 . I really enjoyed incorporating these 2 challenges into one card and I'm really pleased with the results!
The papers are from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey range which I love, with matching buttons and brads. I used my copic markers to colour Ian in, and finished it with another charm and I couldn't resist just a little bit of bling even though it is a boys card!
I still have 6 more birthdays and a wedding to go this month, so I should have plenty to post in the next couple of weeks!
Saturday, 4 July 2009
This card has been made for my son Lucas' 10th birthday tomorrow using The Greeting Farm Surfer Ian stamp which I've been patiently waiting for for what feel like weeks!
I used Basic Grey Granola papers added a lovely starfish charm that I found on ebay and finished it with some SU buttons from my stash. I embossed the 'sea' using my cuttlebug swirls folder and then inked over it in white for more definition.
I've used it as my entry for A Spoon Full of Sugar #58 - Summer. I've also entered it at Charisma Cardz challenge #26 - Buttons.
Tfl and have a great weekend,
Thursday, 2 July 2009
A friend at work asked me to make her a couple of Christening cards, but I found that I didn't have any suitable DP so the newest challenge over at My Time to Craft fit the bill!
This week they've asked that you make a card using no patterned papers, so I got out my trusty Cuttlebug embossing folders and this is what I came up with. I used my new Just Rite stamps for the sentiment around the cross, the letters are tiny and I dropped them more than once but I love how it looks and the freedom it allows you to put anything you like!
I inked over the embossing to give it more depth, but kept the rest of the card simple as sometime I have a tendency to 'over-egg the pudding'!
Anyway, I hope you like it, tfl and now I'm going to try and enjoy some sunshine!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
I can't believe its been a week since I've managed to make anything! Debbie and I went craft shopping last weekend at Once Upon a Stamp and bought some lovely goodies, including some fantastic JustRite stamps! Hopefully I'll get a chance to play with them now I've finished work for the week!
Anyway, back to business. This card is my entry for the Dare to Digi Stamp challenge #13 which is using Kims sketch. I used the 50's Sweetheart digi stamp from The Greeting Farm, whose stamps I love with a passion! I coloured them with my copic markers and the DP is the gorgeous new release from Basic Grey, Lemonade.
This card is for my sister-in-law Debbie and her husband Luke who will be celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary on 2nd July so I hope they like it!