Ooops thought Id already updated my blog with this week's card for Pear Tree Designs...just clicked on to see that the post I had scheduled didn't work...doh!
Anyway, this week's challenge is Stamp Something! This week's sponsor is Michelle's Scrapbooking and More, who is offering a gift voucher to use in her store. For this card, I decided to use a new stamp that hadn't been inked up, this cute turtle is a Marianne's one. I coloured him in with Promarkers and cut him out with Nesties. The paper is from a Wild Rose Studio pack, and I embossed a panel with my Cuttlebug, adding a lacy trim with my MS punch. I added some Stickles to the image for some sparkle, some Card Candy and a Craftwork Cards sentiment. As it was for my niece's birthday, I added a 6 peel-off to the bottom.
HI everyone, I'm back from my hols in Cyprus, what a fab time we had!!! Missing the sunshine and my grandparents a lot...and it's taken me a while to get my cardmaking mojo back, I'm getting there though lol.
This week's challenge at Pear Tree Designs is a sketch, a nice easy one for you! Our sponsor this week is Cardmadfairys Creations, who is offering the winner 5 digis of their choice. The DT had some lovely images to play with this week, so I chose this yummy looking cupcake. I coloured the image in with my promarkers, and added some Stickles for sparkle, and some Glossy Accents for a nice sheen to the heart. I used some papers from Dovecrafts Sugar & Spice pad, matting with brown cardstock. I added a lacy trim with a MS punch, and mounted the image with label nesties. I embellished the card with some gems from my stash, a cute bow, and a greeting from Craftwork Cards.
Here is my card for this week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs....the theme this week is Sparkle! The DT were given some lovely images to play with by Meljen's Designs.
I chose this little cutie called Cuddle Cloud Baby, which I coloured in with my Promarkers and added tons of Stickles for sparkle. I needed a baby girl card to pop in my card box, so I went very pink on this card. The papers are from a freebie pack that came with a mag, and they have been matted onto pink cardstock. I embellished the card with some ribbon, buttons and gems from my stash. A Lili of the Valley stamped sentiment finishes off the card.
I really hope this post appears as planned on here, I'm scheduling it as we're off on our hols...sunny Cyprus here we come!!! See you all soon :)
The DT each had a lovely digi to play with....this little bee was mine! I coloured him in with promarkers and decoupaged him up, adding Stickles to his wings for extra sparkle. The papers are from a Dovecraft pad and have been matted with green card. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the lacy effect and added gems from my stash. The sentiment is a combination of a freebie on a mgaine and a Wild Rose one. To finish the card, I added a button tied with some satin thread.
I would like to enter this card into another couple of challenges: One Stitch at a Time: Bling it On (gems & glitter glue) Paperplay: Sparkle Galore (gems & glitter glue)
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is to use your stamps....we want to see your cards with stamped images, but no digis please! Our sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts who are offering a goody bag for this week's winner.
I decided to use my new Tatty Teddy stamp for my card this week, I thought it would be perfect for my friend's birthday tomorrow. I coloured him in with Promarkers and added some extra sparkle with some Stickles. The papers are from Dovecrafts Back to Basics pad, and I used a pretty scalloped card blank for a change. I added some roses, lace, and pearls from my stash and the sentiment is a Lili of the Valley one.
I was flicking through blogs on my fave's list and came across a post for a new challenge blog called Shopping our Stash....had to share as it looks lovely!
Please pop over and check it out....the first challenge started today and runs until 23rd May....and it's a nice easy challenge to start off! The team are asking to see a pic of your crafty stash/craft rooms....hope mine's not the only messy one hehe.
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is Spring, so we want to see all things bright colourful and floral....no dark colours or anything without a Spring feel! The DT this week had a sweet fairy image to play, pop over to the blog to see what my team mates did with it!
I coloured the fairy in with Promarkers and added glitter to her wings with Stickles. I used some papers from the Back to Basics pad from Dovecraft, love the fresh colours of these! The image was matted onto a yellow nestie and I added more Stickles for extra sparkle. I finished the card with some fresh green ribbon & a bow, some yellow roses, and a greeting from Craftwork Cards.
This week's theme over at Pear Tree Designs is a Free for All, so anything goes! The prize this week is a goody bag from the lovely Donna, so come over and join in!
I decided to ink up my new stamp which I couldn't resist the other day, have liked the SWALK stamps for a while. I coloured her in with Promarkers, inked around the edges with sandy ink and added some Glossy Accents to the puddle and rain drops. The papers are from the Dovecraft pad Sugar & Spice, ooh what a lovely paper pad! I used some brown card for matting the layers and inked up a doily for a lacy effect. I also used a flower, ribbon & buttons from my stash, and finished off with a Craftwork Cards oval sentiment.
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is Colourful, so we would like to see bright colours, but no dark colours like purple, dark blue etc. Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish, and the prize is a choice of 5 x digital images or 4 x digital images and 1 x digital paper pack!
The DT were lucky enough to have some of their images to play with, I chose this cute rag doll, thought she was really sweet! I coloured her in with promarkers and added some Glossy Accents to her nose. The papers are from a My Minds Eye pad, and these have been matted with cerise card, I've also used a border punch for extra detail. I added some ribbon from my stash and I punched a butterfly from card and added glitter glue highlights and gems.
The challenge over at Pear Tree Designs this week is Easter, so we want to see all your Easter cards & makes! Our sponsor this week is Cardmadfairy's Creations and the prize this week is 3 lovely flower digis...one of which I used for my card this week.
I coloured these daisies in with Promarkers and highlighted the image with blue shimmer chalk. I used papers from the Forever Friends Pink Parfait pad, all matted with pink cardstock. I added some ribbon and a bow from my stash, some flowers, and a stamped Easter sentiment, inked with pale pink. After I'd taken the photo, I added some Stickles to the flower centres too.
Now on to the DT call....it's that time of year again when Pear Tree is looking for another couple of members to join the Design Team, here are the requirements:
Have their own blog
. Be able to commit to making a card(s) for our challenge each week
. Have time to comment on all entries (exception to busy times)
. Be able to join in special occasions
.Get on well with our other DT members
.Be committed in general
Check out the blog here for details of what you have to do to be considered for the position, it closes on 27th April.
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is a lovely one...we want to see lace on your cards! I must confess to being a lace addict, I love using it!! Our sponsor this week is One Stop Card Crafts and they are offering a selection of ribbons to this week's winner!
I bought this fab Lili of the Valley stamp at Harrogate a few weeks ago and had to ink her up, she's such a cutie! She was coloured in with Promarkers, and highlighted with Stickles for some sparkle. I used some papers from a Papermania Back to Basics pad, matted onto pale green card. I tied a length of lace across the middle, teamed with some pink gingham ribbon. I used a circular sentiment from Lili of the Valley which I inked with a pale pink pad and added some gems to the flowers. The flowers and brad are from my stash.
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is a sketch...and it's a nice easy one!! Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs and we were given 2 very adorable designs to play with....I ouldn't resist the cute fairy!
I coloured this cutie in with my Promarkers and added Stickles to her wings for some sparkle. I also highlighted the oval nesties with Stickles too. The paper is from a Pink Petticoat pad that came free with a mag a while ago. I also added some flowers & buttons from my stash, a pearl heart from Meiflower and a Craftwork Cards sentiment. I added some ribbon to the bottom corner and made a bow to sit on top.
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is a perfectly timed one...after making quite a few Mother's Day cards for orders, I suddenly realised I didn't have one for either my mum or mother-in-law...eeeek! Our sponsors this week are Robyns Fetish, so pop over with your Mother's Day creations!
Here is the card for my MIL, I hope she likes it! I got this stamp when I was at the Harrogate papercraft show a couple of weekends ago and couldn't wait to use it....I coloured him in with Promarkers and added some Stickles to the flowers. I matted him onto Label nesties with pearlescent lilac card. The backing paper is from a Papermania pad Back to Basics, and I have used some lace from my ribbon box. The sentiment is a Dovecraft set which I love to use. I finished the card with a diecut swirl and flowers from my stash.
This week's theme over at Pear Tree Designs is Happy Birthday, and our sponsors this week are Cardmadfairy's Card Creations.
The DT were given some fab digis to play with this week, I decided on this little footballer....I need more boy cards for my card box lol. I coloured him in with Promarkers and cut the image into a circle with my Nesties. The backing papers are freebies from Making Cards magazine, these were matted onto blue cardstock. I stamped some footballs using a Daisy & Dandelion set, adding some highlights with Promarkers. The sentiment is from the same set.
This week's theme over at Pear Tree Designs is St Patricks Day which falls on Thursday this week. Our sponsors are One Stop Card Crafts this week, so pop over and join in for some yummy prizes!
I had fun with this card....and it's very green lol! I used an image I had saved on my laptop as my starting point...this was coloured in with Promarkers and glittered with stickles. The papers are from a Papermania pad called Secret Garden, I love these papers. I embellished it with some spotty ribbon and gems from my stash....and the sentiments was a freebie from Meljens Designs...perfect for this week's challenge!
The challenge this week over at Pear Tree Designs this week is a Sketch...with an added twist of 3 gems. Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering 2 lovely digis this week.
The DT were given some sweet images to play with this weeK, I chose this cute little bear, couldn't resist him. I coloured the bear in with my promarkers and added highlights with a gel pen and glitter glue.. The paper is from a Wild Rose Studio and has been matted onto green Bazzil cardstock. I used ribbon down the side to link in with the sketch, and added some card tabs wrapped with more white ribbon. The gems and flowers are from my stash too. In place of the bottom embellishment on the sketch, I stamped a sentiment, it's my fave Lili of the Valley ones.
This week's theme over at Pear Tree Designs this week is Ribbon...we want to see ribbon somewhere on your card. This week's sponsor is Robyn's Fetish, so pop over and check it out!
The DT were sent some digi papers to play with this week, and they were gorgeous! I decided to use these duck egg blue papers for my card....not sure my printer did them justice though lol. I teamed them up with a Tilda image I've had for a while, which I coloured in with my Promarkers. I added a die cut oval which I inked with yellow ink. The yellow ribbon is from my stash and so are the gems. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp.
This week's challenge over at Pear Tree Designs is to make a card using all one colour...it can be variations of the same colour though. Our sponsor this week is Cardmadfairy's Creations and the DT were sent some lovely images to play with...it was hard to choose which one to use!
I decided on this lovely boy & girl image which I thought was so cute! I coloured it in with Promarkers and mounted the image onto blue card. The paper is a freebie sheet from a mag that I got ages ago, but I think it goes so well with the image. The ribbon is from my stash, as is the button & flower. The stamp is a Lili of the Valley one.
I have received this fab award from the lovely Nicki over at Little Ted Cards....thank you for thinking of me hunni, I really appreciate it x
These are the conditions that come with accepting it:
1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? YES! then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo. DONE!
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept. I ACCEPT!!
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged. As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers. DONE!
I am chosing the following people for this award, people whose blogs I love to read and who are great inspiration!
I made this card for my darling hubby and I used a really cute freebie from Meljen Designs, which I thought was sooo cute! I coloured it with my promarkers and used my Nesties to mount it. The heart paper was a freebie saved on my laptop, and I embossed a red panel. I inked a heart shaped doily to pop behind the image. The gems and heart are from my stash and the sentiment was done on the computer.
My best friend's son was 11 yesterday so I made him this birthday card....I hope he liked it!
I had this image saved on my laptop from ages ago, it was a freebie digi from Dustin Pike and have been looking for an opportunity to use it! I love it and will be using it again! I coloured him in with my promarkers and added some white gel pen highlights, before mounting onto Nestie circles. The papers are from K & CO, they are a fave of mine and just work so well for male cards! The ticket stamp is from Pink Gem Designs and I used a number stamp to do the 11 label, inking with blue ink as I went. The buttons are from my stash and have been tied with embroidery thread.
The DT were given some lovely images to play with and I chose this cute bear couple...coudn't resist them. I used my Promarkers to colour them and matted them onto a scalloped circle, adding some paper pricking detail. The papers are from the Papermania Back to Basics pad and I added an embossed panel. The sentiment is a stamp from Stamping All Day and the flowers & gems are from my stash.
It's challenge number 34 over at Pear Tree Designs this week and the theme is flowers...as many as you like! Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish and the DT were given some lovely digis to play with!
I chose to use this cute little bird..the digi's called a little bird told me...he was a joy to colour with my Promarkers. I decided to go for spring colours to go with the flowers on the digi...the papers are My Minds Eye Quite Contrary and I've used blue card to mat the layers. I added a lacy trim using my MS punch, and the flowers,ric rac, and pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I am hoping this card has now found it's way to Donna over at Pear Tree Designs...for some reason Yahoo decided not to send my card yesterday afternoon...so its not on the challenge blog yet :(
The challenge this week is Blue, which I hope I've covered with this card. I have had this Gorjuss stamp for a while but have never inked her up (terrible I know!), and I coloured her in with my Promarkers. The papers are a mix of My Mind Eye and Papermania and I have distressed the edges with my distressing tool. I added a flower from my stash and the sentiment is a Lili of the Valley stamp. The ribbon is a My Minds Eye one from my stash too.
I have been wanting to make some simple birthday cards to keep in my box for those moments when I need a card for one of my daughter's friends...so here is the first one.
I wanted to use one of these new stamps from Little Claire's, as they are so cute. I coloured this cutie in with Promarkers and teamed her up with some new papers from Papermania's Back to Basics pad. I followed a sketch saved on my laptop which worked well with the image. I added some highlights with Stickles and the flower is from my stash. The ticket at the bottom is from Pink Gem Designs and has been inked with some lilac ink. Voila....a simple but sweet card for any birthday that comes our way lol.
The theme over at Pear Tree this week is a free for all....and this week's sponsor is One Stop Card Craft who are offering £10 worth of Stickles! Pop over and check it out!
For my card, I decided to use this image which I've had for a while...not sure why it's taken me so long to use, she's so cute! Daisy has been coloured in with promarkers and I've added some Stickles to the flowers in her hair. I have used some papers from a K&Co pad, which I have matted with green card. I mounted the image onto Nesties, and embellished the card with a flower and lace from my stash. The sentiment has been stamped using a Lili of the Valley set.
I have decided not to leave all my Xmas crafting so late this year as it was quite a rush in December with preparing for the school fair and trying to get all the cards done for family and friends! Hopefully by starting in January, I should have quite a pile by next Christmas lol.
So here's my card....I have used this cute little digi called Snow Baby. I've had it for a while but just left it in a file, so had to use it. I've coloured him in with Promarkers and glittered up the fur trim with Stickles. The papers are from a freebie pack I downloaded ages ago and they have been inked around the edges. I have embossed the circle behind the image and used Nesties to mount the image & sentiment. I die cut some snowflakes from glitter card and used some snowflake gems from my stash. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley one.
I've had a great week, got quite a few cards done...some to sell at a school fair and some to get my card box filled up for 2011! I have made the most of a quiet weekend to craft and colour to my heart's content!
This is one of the cards I made yesterday...and he fits quite a few challenges, which is fun! I have decided to use a Lili of the Valley stamp called Thomas...such a cutie! He's been coloured in with Promarkers and I've added some Stickles to the flowers. I followed a sketch I had saved on my computer and used some papers from a Wild Rose Studio pack,which I've distressed! I've embellished the card with some roses, Card Candy and a sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
It's the first challenge of 2011 over at Pear Tree Designs....and it is also my first card of the year....my mojo took a little break over Xmas and took a little coaxing to come back!!! Argh!
Still,it returned...and with it came this card! The theme this week is Circles, so I've used my Nesties for that part! I've had this image for a while and wanted to use it,she's been coloured in with Promarkers and highlighted with Stickles. I used some papers from one of my fave My Minds Eye pad and cut the lacy trim with my Martha S punch. The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley one and the flowers are from my stash. I embellished it with lots of pink gems from my stash for extra bling.
I would also like to enter this card in a couple of other challenges:
I am a married stay at home mum who loves cardmaking, stamping and all things papercraft!!! I have recently discovered the joys of stamping and Promarkers and I am now addicted! I also have way too much stash but can't stop collecting more!!