Monday, 3 May 2010


Hi All,

Well - I suppose posting once a month is better than not at all! Lots going on at the moment and I'm still pretty poorly but trying to ignore it and carry on with life and hope it will just got away! Doctors still dont know what's wrong but at least my arms dont have to have anymore blood sapped for a month or so! Work has also not been letting up lately, lots of early starts, late nights and weekends which has left me very little time for crafting!

I did treat myself to some copics about a month ago so I've also been getting to grips with those. After trying many papers and being sure I was never going to get the hang of them, I've finally managed to get some really nice results (well, so others tell me!).

Anyway, on to the cards! It was mum's birthday last week so here are a couple of cards I made and I thought I'd also squeeze them into some challenges!

Here is the first one...

and a close up of Tilda

Image - stamp is Magnolia "Tilda in the rain", I used "waterfall" stickles on the rain and puddle. The image edges have been coloured with tim holtz faded jeans distress ink
Coloured with - Copics
Background is embossed with cuttlebug and swiss dots embossing folder
Punch is Martha Stewart deep edge doily lace trim
Polka dot paper is from "the all about girls" dcwv
Card Candy is from craftwork cards
Ribbon is from stash

Challenges it fits are:
Frosted Designs - Aqua, Brown and Lime green
Just Magnolia - I used their sketch
Creative Card Crew - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Do something different (I finally made a card with my copics!)
The Pink Elephant - Mommy, I Love You!

The second one is....

The bird up close...

Stamp is "Damask Dove" by Funstamps, I've coloured with copics and then applied Anita's Glossy Accents over the top of the copics.

I cut it out using spellbinders nestabilities and my cuttlebug. I couldnt wait and so it did slightly smudge the glossy accents! :( I attached it to the card with double sided foam tape to elevate it.

I used swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder for the card strips.

Card candy is from craftwork cards.

Card, mulberry paper and flower is from stash.

Challenges it fits are:
Scrappy Frogs - Glossy
Creative Belli - Use something old and forgotten and for a birthday (I used the bird stamp that I found in my box of stamps and had completely forgotten about!
Sketch Saturday - I used their sketch

Mum seemed to like them both! Hope you do too xxx


Rach said...

two wonderful cards.x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Glad you found some creative time! Great cards- love that you are inspired by the challenges. Thanks for joining in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Thebug415 said...

Glad you were able to join us over at the Creative Belli Challenge. Both cards look great. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful work! Love your card and that image! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Love that bird image! Nice job with the challenges! Thanks for including the Belli Challenge!

Sharon said...

These are both gorgeous cards. Love the way you used our challenge colours.
Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.
Sharon xx

Jennifer said...

That Magnolia image is just so cute!
Thanks for joining in at the Creative Card Crew this time.
Jen x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very sweet card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Dena said...

What a great card! I love that polkadot paper!
Thanks for joining Just Magnolia this week!
Hugs, Dena

CraftyGirl said...

Both of your cards are just adorable... but I really love the image with the little girl and the umbrella!! It is tooo cute!! Glad you could play along with us at Frosted Designs!!
Barb :)

Silvia said...

The card layout is great and so is the coloring.