Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Blog Hop

Last Sunday I decided my stamps were in much need of a sort out. When I'd finished I realised I had a lot of Penny Black stamps so decided to pop over to their blog. I'm glad I did as they're having a blog hop! The theme of the challenge this week is Pesky Critters and you can use any of their stamps with an animal on. It's also their 3rd birthday - hence the blog hop. My card is no where as good as some of the other entries but I'm submitting it anyway! LOL!
I'm enjoying using a Fiskars Everywhere punch at the mo so my card has 3 apertures with a different Pesky Critter in each one. I've used Promarkers to colour the images but I'm not very good at colouring in - wish I had more time to practice.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Tassel Time!

I checked out this week's challenge at CD Sunday as normal this morning and thought I wouldn't be able to take part this week. You had to include a tassel on the card and I thought I didn't have any. After a search through my ribbons drawer I found one! I've never bought tassels so this must have been a freebie or cut off a used shop bought card someone had sent me. So I based my card around this tassle! I had already been browsing a cd for ideas to make a card for a 90 year old lady from her family, so I just resized the images in MCS. The cd is from Card Creations Plus called Strictly Card Dancers. I've made a waterfall card and used the tassel to pull the slider. I coloured a flower with a black Promarker so I had yellow and black flowers to match the images. Trying to take a photo of a waterfall card is not easy - hope you're sitting comfortably as there's 5 altogether!

So I've gone from not being able to join in, to being second to enter and I've made a waterfall card just like Kevin has (the first person to post their card on CD Sunday this week)!

Father's Day Card

A really quick and simple card for FIL on Father's Day. I've had a Fiskars Every Where punch for sometime and never used it. So I had a play and made a card with 3 apertures so I could spell out DAD. For a first attempt with the punch I'm quite pleased - the squares aren't quite lined up but they're only out of line a little bit. You're supposed to practise first on some scap but just dived straight in! LOL!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

If The Shoe Fits.....

I decided to use an iris folding rubber stamp for the CD Sunday Challenge this week. I have 3 of these stamps, from Personal Impressions, 2 different styles of shoes and one is a handbag. I coloured the image with Promarkers before doing the iris folding.The image is stamped onto a die cut from a recent QVC TSV. I then drew around a larger die cut and cut another mat from a pale blue pearlescent paper. The backing paper is from a Sharon Duncan cd. It's from the Embossibilities range of cds and is called One For The Girls (I love Sharon's Embossibilities cds). The card is finished off with an appropriate sticker and a tiny pearl for the fastening on the shoe.