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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Beer Monster Card

It is my Son's birthday tomorrow and I made this card using English Paper Company paper, chipboard letters, a free digi download of the beer monster from Pollycraft which I love, so thanks for the great freebie Pollycraft. Monster is coloured with Promarkers, and finally I used a foiled birthday sentiment that I won from a magazine for my card that was featured ages ago and some frog eyelets. I hope he likes it, happy birthday Son!

Quirky Crafts Challenge 30 - Summer



Sorry I'm a bit late posting this, Quirky Crafts challenge number 30 began last Sunday, and I think it will be another popular one. The last one Girly Girl attracted a huge number of great entries and the winner has now been announced.
This card is stamped with a Dolly Mama stamp "Domestically Challenged" and I have to say I found it challenging to colour in with my Promarkers but got there in the end. Papers are a mixture of DCWV and some free papers from Crafts Beautiful magazine I think. Ribbons and brad are Making Memories, free rub ons from a magazine. Blooms are by Prima. Die cut shapes using Nestabilities large labels dies.

So get on over and enter your summer creations, doesn't have to be a card, any creation will be accepted.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sea view

This card is made using a Whimsical Ink, Queen Kat Art stamp by Maigan Lyn. Please excuse the cutting out, I decided to cut out the inside of the mermaid's tail after she was sitting firmly on the frame and it looks a bit messy. Frame is Sizzix, background (in frame and behind it using Cordinations Whitewash paper) is Cuttlebug embossing, real shells bought locally, ferns is a Martha Stewart punch. Unfortunately the red background turned out to be a mistake, and the gold embossed card looks red at the bottom as it picked up the colour.
Mermaid's pearl necklace and headband is made using Liquid Pearls in pink. Glass fish was from a set bought at a show, make unknown.
Acrylic greeting was from Graphicus and the ribbon from the Philippines I think (don't you just love Ebay?). I made this to go with a jigsaw of one of Maigan's mermaid prints for my Mum's birthday, unfortunately I didn't realise she doesn't like jigsaws!

I am entering this for:
 Daring Cardmakers challenge Pearls
 RosieDees challenge which is fairy tales
Stamping for the weekend - Summer/Travel challenge

Not sure it is good enough for any of them but will do it anyway.

Choo choo train

I have been neglecting my blog a bit, and having the phone line accidentally disconnected during some DIY didn't help! This the card I made for my Hubby's birthday a couple of weeks ago, it was made at about 11:30 the night before, well that is when I finally started it despite having bought the perfect Sharon Duncan stamp set especially months ago!

I found a 7 Gypsies tag and some Word Play letters that finished this off quickly and perfectly. Given more time my colouring of the Sharon Duncan stamps would have been a bit better I think.

I also stamped the inside with the station stamp and the sentiment about a journey and will try and get a photo of that loaded.