Va va vroom

Over at Pear Tree Designs the challenge for this week is to make a card for a male.Click on the link to see what you could win from our sponsors One Stop Card Crafts (it’s a fabulous prize!) and take a peek at the fabulous DT work!

For this card I stamped ‘A Jolly Day Out’ by Mabel Lucie Atwell from The Artistic Stamper and coloured it with Promarkers.To add an aged feel I applied Antique Linen and Barn Door Distress Inks around the edges.The patterned paper is K & Co Hopscotch and the card is Papermania Textured.I’ve used Sizzix corner and bookplate dies.The greeting,from Farmyard Friends The Wobblers set,has had the same Distress Inks sponged around the edges.The background piece has been created using the Clockworks 5 x 7 Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,lightly sanded and gently rubbed over with Antique Linen Distress Ink.I created the embellishment with a piece of grey card shaded with a Promarker and an antique metal brad.All edges have had a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser used on them.This card is for my youngest son’s birthday.Although it’s not until September I have to get ahead as all the family love to send him a handmade card.Trouble is they ALL have to be made by ME!!  

Here  are some challenges this card is an entry for :

Stamp Something : Birthday Card

Charisma Cardz : Teddy Bears ( He’s riding in the car next to the rabbit)

Delightful Sketches : Distressing

Meljens Designs : Clean and simple

Pals Paper Arts : KISS Masculine

Stamp n Doodle : Birthday Card

Cards For Men : Off on an adventure


Lisa x

Fairy wishes

There is a sketch to follow at Craft Your Passion this week.I don’t know about you but I love sketches.It takes the problem of deciding on a layout but gives you so much scope on how to use your creativity to make it your own.Please click on the link on how to play along,for more details on how you can win FREE images and some fabulous DT inspiration.

For my card I’ve actually turned the sketch round 45 degrees.The image is What Are U Thinking Fairy from Lauretta’s Digital Stamps.I’ve coloured her with Promarkers bar her clothing.I printed her again onto coloured vellum and paper pieced her clothing to keep the transparent feel of it in the image.I’ve spread Diamond Stickles over the wings using a paint brush as it’s quite a large area to cover.I find it stops the card getting over wet and buckling.I then gave her hair a light sprinkling with any left on the brush.Shes been mounted onto a Squares Nellie’s Multi Frames Dies.The paper is from the free My Minds Eye pad in the August issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and the card is Core’dinations Gemstones.The bottoms of both pieces have been punched with a Martha Stewart Hydrangeas Edger.For the strips on the sketch I’ve used three pieces of grosgrain ribbon.The flowery swirl is cut from vellum with a Cuttlebug Vintage die.I had my first attempt at making a beaded pin and I have to say I’m very pleased with the results considering my limited bead stash.I used a pearl headed pin,a metal spacer bead, a silver seed bead and some beads that are actually meant for little girls to make jewellery with.My MIL gave me them ages ago and this is the first time I’ve used them.Glossy Accents held it all together beautifully.I layered up some vellum flowers made from a Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch Flower.The leaves are made using the same punch and trimming the extra petals off.They are held together with a brad and mounted on foam tape which I stuck the pin into.The ticket is a freebie stamp from a past Craft Stamper magazine.

Here are some challenges this card is for :

Digital Tuesday : Dazzle Me

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday : Pins

Crafty Creations Challenges : Summer Lovin’

Flutterby Wednesday’s : Open challenge

Dutch Dare : Anything goes

Paper Play Challenges : Anything goes

Daring Cardmakers : It’s a girl thing

Fairy Fun Friday : Anything 3D

Digi Doodles Shop’s Best: Punch or Cut Me

For Fun Challenges : Summer Colours

Paper Pretties : Glitter


Lisa x

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday

Actually I’m already on mine!Due to the magic of technology my card is here and I’m sunning myself on a beach in Devon – or maybe I’m running like crazy looking for shelter from the rain.You never can tell!

This week  the challenge at Pear Tree Designs is in the form of a sketch.Here it is :

For more details on how to enter please click on the link above.There is a prize to be won as well as some fantastic DT inspiration!!

I suppose holiday thoughts influenced my card.The image is Sandbucket Trevor by C C Designs and he’s been coloured with Promarkers.The patterned papers are free printables from Cardmaking and Papercraft.I’ve used semi gloss photo paper for a better quality finish and to give a seaside postcard feel.The card is Core’dinations So Mod.The centre pieces have been cut with Inverted Scallop Nestabilities.The border has been punched with a Martha Stewart Zig Zag Edger.The sentiment has been stamped using part of a free seashell stamp that came with Craft Stamper magazine’s July issue.I’ve added acrylic dew drops for a water drop effect.I didn’t buy the expensive ones aimed at crafter.Instead I got the type readily available on eBay that are listed as Wedding table decorations.A much cheaper option and they come in a variety of colours. 

Here are a few challenges :

Kah-Wink-E-Dink : Anything goes as long as it’s cool

Crafty Creations Challenges : Summer Lovin’

Gingersnap Creations : Random Redhead Challenge – Sunshine

Shelly’s Images : Vacation Time

Crafty Ann’s Challenge : Lazy,Hazy Days of Summer

If  The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Vacation

Fairy Fun Friday : Anything 3D

Digi Doodles Shop’s Best : Punch or Cut Me

For Fun Challenges : Summer Colours

Freshly Brewed : Photo inspiration

Stampin’ Royalty : Keep it Simple,Sweetie (KISS)


Lisa x

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