Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 158 - Get Well Soon

My boss has just had keyhole surgery so I thought I'd make her a card, and the spoon full of sugar challenge fitted the bill perfectly. The idea for this card was from a tutorial I bought from Jenny Moors who is a Stampin Up demonstrator in the UK. I didn't quite have the right papers that she suggested but I think it looks ok. The project is called Hopeful Thoughts. I used a stamp set called Hopeful Thoughts. Instead of inking the stamp you were to colour it in using pens. This was a new technique for me. I used Whispers Strokes pens. It wasn't hard to do, but I have to be truthful that it took me 3 attempts before I was happy with how it looked. I also used a pen on the sentiment. I used a Swiss Dots embossing folder on the background paper and added a few pearls in the centre of some of the flowers. I hope it cheers my boss up when she receives it.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 157

This weeks challenge is "Stitch it Up". I've been itching to ink up this cute mouse stamp which was perfect for this challenge. I've used Mice Day stamp. The paper is from a K&Co paper pad. Its not very often that I use red for birthday cards, I seem to normally use it for christmas cards, but I'm quite pleased with the result. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the little hearts are from the Hobbyhouse. The tiny ones were really fiddly to stick down tho' a steady hand was needed lol.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Signature Stamp

I celebrated my birthday recently, and my friend wanted to get me something different for a pressie. Her son is a very talented young man, and is amazing with computers, web design etc. She asked him whether he could design me a signature stamp. He had a sneaky peek at my blog and came up with the stamp below. I think it is brilliant, and can't wait to start adding it to my cards. If you visit again Dave thanks I love it :)

Friday, 10 June 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Lili of the Valley

For my card I've used Sketch 105 that has been provided by Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The challenge at Lili of the Valley this week is Anything Goes. I've used the LOTV stamp "Hello Cupcake". The papers I've used are from a scrapbooking kit called Simply Fabulous (I think!!). I chose these papers to match the coffee cup I had made. This is a Scor Pal project (attached) that I found on Michele Oatmans blog Stamps, Paper, Scissors & Donkey Smiles. I stamped Hello Cupcake again onto the patterned paper and cut her dress out so that it looks like she is wearing a flowered dress. The sentiments are also LOTV. I filled the coffee cup with mini marshmallows. The card and cup are for my friend who is celebrating her birthday very soon. Hope she likes them.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil - Challenge #85

As soon as I saw that the host on Mos' challenge blog was Dawn I had to join in. Dawn is a very talented lady and her projects and cards are just amazing. She has provided a sketch for us. Hope you don't mind but the image I chose just didn't suit oval so I had to go for square (hope that's ok). I've used the Home Tweet Home Digi image for my card, it was so easy to colour. I used a cuttlebug folder called D'vine Swirl and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used Martha Stewart picket fence and branch punches.