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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Anyone for Tennis?


I have been meaning to use this stamp for a long time, and finally I have. It is a House Mouse stamp of course, coloured with Promakers and the angle was another happy accident I decided to keep. I added some racket charms and a love charm, tennis, love, get it? Paper is DCWV which I stitched round, ribbon is Crafty Ribbons, and the greeting was stamped and embossed with a Stampabilities stamp then die cut with Nestabilties long rectangle dies. I am happy with it, what do you think? (I know no cards for ages then three in a row like buses).

Quirky Cupcakes

I haven't posted for two weeks, how awful of me! The hot weather didn't help me, I just don't function well in sweltering conditions!
Well here I am now and it is my turn to set the Quirky Crafts challenge, which is all about cupcakes, and any project must have cupcakes on it somewhere.


This card is made with Swordfish Cupcake from Limited Runs, they have some wonderful cupcakes which inspired me to set this challenge and it was hard to choose which one to use. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Trias and added Ice Stickles to the icing and Artist's Iridescent Medium to the water on the cup under the cake. I cut a doily with a Spellbinders die, and used some paper free with Card Making and Papercrafts magazine that arrived Friday, and this was great for my tablecloth. I used some pretty pastel grossgrain polka dot ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a stamped embossed greeting with a Stampabilties stamp.
We have two sponsor for this challenge, so two prizes, and Paper Pretties supplied the two images I have used on this card, Party Hat Cupcake and Sprinkles. Doughnuts are allowed - as long as there is also a cupcake somewhere!
Again free papers from Card Making and Papercrafts Magazine, and I was going to use the other side of it but by happy accident flipped it over and liked this side better with my design. Promarkers, Perfect Pearls and Ice Stickles were used to colour the images. I had three attempts at Sprinkles, he got bigger each time until I had him the perfect size which is one of the advantages of digi images!
Grossgrain cupcake ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, and it works perfectly with the paper and images.



Sunday, 15 July 2012

Quirky Christmas in July


Our sponsor at Quirky this time is Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, the challenge has been set by Lyn who is clearly having a crazy week - Christmas, in July?!!!** Honestly what next!

I have been sitting colouring Ruldolf in at my Mum's today where we were for lunch, and singing Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer loudly over and over  - everyone loved that I could tell!

The background is made using Snowflake from Stitchy and hand coloured with a pastel blue Promarker, then I applied Ice Stickles to the snowflakes. Rudolf's head is decoupaged, and both he and Holly Bough images (both from Stitchy) are coloured with Promarkers. Background cut with my favourite Nestabilities label set, and ribbons by Crafty Ribbons of course!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

So quirky well late!


The sponsor at Quirky for the challenge ending on Sunday is Bugaboo, who do some great humourous images just right for the challenge which is called Make Us Laugh chosen by Caro. I used Bugaboo image - Ruby, Will Work for Chocolate, which is me apart from Ruby being a lot thinner! I thought this would make a great new job card. Coloured with Promarkers, gorgeous sheer polka dot ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, bow made using Bowdabra from Crafty Ribbons. Sentiment is from a set which I think was by Dimensions Forth, but I am not certain.

I am so late with this, mainly due to a bad reaction to some eye drops over challenge weekend, and then being away last weekend but I thought I would post this and it might remind people to join in (I might get my second one in later), you still have a  day and a half to play and maybe win some of these great images from Bugaboo.