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Monday, 31 May 2010

Quirky Crafts Challenge 29 - Girlie Girl

Challenge 29 on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog is set by the lovely Fe and is Girlie Girl (or Girly Girl but the spell-checker doesn't like that). My card is made using a Penny Black Stamp called Hot but Cool, a Stamps Happen stamp called Ice Cream Cones and a sentiment from a Hero Arts set which I think is called Cup Cakes but seemed perfect for this card. Not sure of the paper, brads are Cardology and the images are coloured with ProMarkers. I used some Kraft card for matting and the shapes are cut with Nestabilities.

I can tell this is going to be a really popular challenge and we already have quite a few entries, so get your entry in to win some surprise goodies.

I had some nice goodies turn up this week, a Boutique card kit and some blooms for an article in Card Making and Papercrafts on wedding stationery where they showed me in my hat and a photo of the butterfly wishes tree which the magazine liked very much. I hope to have a go at making some soon when I work it out!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Quirky Crafts Challenge 28 - Chocolate and Cream

The challenge on Quirky Crafts this fortnight is a yummy colour combination, Chocolate and Cream. I have used a set of stamps I bought probably a year or two ago and haven't used until now, with some chocolate scented embossing powder also bought at the same time. The whole room smelt of chocolate, and I normally avoid perfumed products as they make me sneeze but I had to try this stuff.
I am going to enter this in the ABC challenge which is U for use your unused stash! I think it qualifies (well anyone that knows me knows that I have a great deal of unused stash so I could carry on creating tons for this challenge).

The stamps are Gelatines (these are little sets of stamps that come in the cutest little storage tins), stamped with Versamark brown ink and chocolate scented embossing powder, die cut the chocolates and box with Spellbinders Nestabilities, edge and lace punched with Martha Stewart punches, the sentiment, also from the Gelatines set, reads Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can! Also the word bliss in the centre. I think I could get a cream die cut greeting in the bottom right corner too as this could be for a thank you, birthday or other occasion.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Shaun the Sheep card

I was asked to make a special card for a little boy who adores Shaun the Sheep, or Timmy as he seems to be called now. I happened to have a Lets Make Cards that was all about Shaun the Sheep, perfect! George also loves tractors!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Quirky Crafts Challenge 27 - Going Postal

I chose the challenge over on the Quirky Crafts blog this week, and I hope you like it. It is called Going Postal, and you can make any craft project you like as long as it relates to post. You can win some mystery fun things, so go on have a go.
You could incorporate postage stamps, letters, post boxes, mini envelopes, post cards, franking, let your imagination run riot.
Here is my card which is also following the Sugar Bowl challenge sketch this week which I have turned around, and I used a Sugar Nellie stamp which I love, DCWV Pocket full of Posies papers and some Cordinations paper. Punched edges are done using a Martha Stewart punch.
The stamp and frank stamps are from a set by Inkadinkado that I have just spent hours looking for.

Still time to enter - hurry

There is still time to enter your craft project in the challenge - Trains, Planes and Automobiles over on Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog   to win some great digital images. New challenge going up later today so be quick and get your entries in now!