Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Cuddly Buddly 1st Birthday Card for Great Niece

Well folks I can't remember the last time I posted on here, it seems like ages. Due to a computer problem as well as some health problems I have not been around and after I have done this I will be off again until around 9th March as I am going off to stay with my parents to give my husband a rest from caring for me.

Anyway on to my card. I made this card for my husbands great niece who had her 1st birthday on Monday. I decided on a cuddly buddly theme as I find cards for this age range quite difficult. You want something that is bright and cheery but also the order of the day was that it had to be very pink & pink it was!!!

This photo does not really do the card justice. The Cuddly Buddly 1 is attached to acetate and dangles over the top of the card whic Leah found very amusing but wanted it off the card.
This is the matching inside that was made to finish the card off.
For the card I used:-
A5 white card blank
Small amount of acetate
2mm foam squares
Cuddly Buddly Bathtime Bears-Pink
Cuddly Buddly Teddy Bears Alphabet-Pink
Happy Birthday was inserted into the banner using Microsoft Publisher.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge

There is a great sketch this week over at Friday Sketchers, pop over and have a look. I was looking to make a card that was suitable for a young child and did not know what to make but hey here is the answer.

For the card I used
2 different DCWV papers
Papermania textured cardstock
Penny Black Stamp 'Unwrapped'
Coloured with Whisper Pens & Promarkers
Brads are Papermania
Gems are from Anita's Gem wheel
Sentiments from See D's celebration set

Saturday, 7 February 2009

ABC Challenge 'Z for Zzzzzz'

I was wondering what the team over at ABC Challenges would come up with for the letter Z, well you probably guessed it Zzzzzzz. I only had one suitable sleeping stamp so it had to be.....

Penny Black Stamp 'Garden Slumber'
Coloured with Whispers Pens
Papermania Colossal Purple Fusion backing paper
Matted on Papermania textured cardstock
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Brads are Papermania
Gems from Anita's gem wheel
Sentiments are See D's

Spoon Full Of Sugar Sketch Challenge

For the challenge over at a Spoon Full Of Sugar there is a sketch to follow. I have made this card as a valentines/friendship card.
For the card I used
Penny Black Stamp 'Hook, Line & Sinker'
Coloured with Whisper Pens
Red cardstock from my local craft shop Jarrolds
Matting Papermania textured cardstock
Ribbons from Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment from Little Lovin' Kids Set 1
Gems are Anita's gem wheel

Just Christmas & Birthday Challenge

Another really great sketch over at Just Christmas & Birthday this week. I have again really enjoyed making these two cards.
For the Christmas card I used
Papermania Xmas backing paper
Anita's Rudolph Stamp
Coloured with Whispers Pen
Matted on Papermania textured cardstock
Thread, embellishment and brads are all Papermania
Sentiment stamp is unknown as was gift.
For the birthday card I used
?Dovecraft birthday backing paper
Disney Eeyore Stamp
Coloured with Whispers Pens
Matted on Papermania textured cardstock
Sentiment, hats & cake are all See D's Stamps
I plaited 9 DMC threads in 3's to make the chain effect.

Forever Friends Challenge Tall & Thin

Something a little different now as the Forever Friends Challenge is 'Tall & Thin'. I don't normally like this size card as I find it difficult to make things fit but I have given it a go.
I decided that for this card I would stamp my own background using the Forever Friends present stamp which was coloured with Whispers pens
For You stamp was coloured with whisper pens
matted onto Forever Friends paper
Added a couple of Anita's peel off's

Kaboodle Doodles 'Love Theme' & Crafty Creations 'Hearts Galore' Challenges

There are 2 challenges which my card fits into, the first over at Kaboodle Doodle has the a 'love theme' and then Crafty Creations have the them 'Hearts Galore'. I have made this valentines card for my husband. The 'heart shape' in the centre is made up of 16 die cut hearts 1 for every valentine my husband and I have spent together.
For the card I used
Sizzix Heart Die
DCWV backing paper
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment is computer generated.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge Pink, Green & Brown

This week saw the launch of a new challenge site named Colour Create and they have set their first challenge as the colours Pink, Green & Brown with the added option of butterflies. I have had these papers for some time now and wondered what I would end up using them for. This challenge I thought was a great opportunity.

This photo did not come out too well due to the reflection of the flash, I will take another tomorrow and upload it again.
I have used
3 different DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies papers
Papermania butterflies.
Not very much used on this card really

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sketch Saturday Challenge

I am having one of those days today where I seem to post all my cards one after the other. Anyway this is the card that I have made following the sketch over on Sketch Saturday Challenge. I found this one quite difficult with all those different ribbons to cope with. For some reason the colours have not shown up very well in this photo they all look washed out.

My card was made using
? DCWV backing paper
Penny Black Stamp ' Dream a Dream'
Coloured with promarkers and whispers pens
Sentiment stamp unknown my mother in law got it from a car boot sale for me
Matted on Papermania textured cardstock
Ribbons are a mixture of Crafty Ribbons and Pappermania Ribbons
Anita's Gem Wheel

Jehkotar Card Challenge

Never tried this one before but I am really enjoying following sketches so thought this sketch at Jehkota Card Challenges was great to have ago at. Here is the result.

I have used
Papermania Sweet Nothings papers
With Papermania textured cardstock for matting
Penny Black Stamp ? Retired now available in a set
Coloured with Whispers Pens
Sentiment and balloons from See D's
Anita's gem wheel

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Another day another card and here is my entry for the Friday Sketchers Challenge. I thought perhaps I nice bright card to cheer us all up after the rotten weather many of you have had. I must be in one of the few places that has not had snow, and yes I am in the UK.

For the card I used
Penny Black stamp 'Baby Hammock'
Coloured with Whispers Pens
Papers are from the Papermania Sweet Nothings range
Papermania brads, ribbon & gems
Cuttlebug slider cut from papermania textured cardstock.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Dutch Dare 'Thank You' Challenge

On the Dutch Dare Challenge Blog they have set their challenge as 'Thank You'. Having not made a thank you card, I decided now was the time to do so. This is how it turned out.

I used
DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies for backing
Penny Black Stamp 'Poppy Fields'
Coloured with whispers pens
Sentiment was a stamp my mother in law brought from a car boot so no idea who made it!!
Ribbon from crafty ribbons
Anita's pin wheel gems and
butterfly gems from stash

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

This is a first for me, as I have not played along with this challenge before but thought I would give it ago. Over at Cute Card Thursday they have the theme this week of 'Valentines'. Here is what I made.

For the card I used
? DCWV backing paper
Penny Black stamp 'Rosy'
Coloured with whispers pens and promarkers
Matted onto papermania textured cardstock
Heart stamp and sentiment from See D's
Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Gems from stash.

ABC Challenge 'Y Yesteryear'

As a fairly new crafter I don't have many old stamps but I did have this image which was given to me by a friend when I first started so I thought it would make the perfect image for the challenge over at ABC Challenges which is 'Y for yesteryear'. The idea is to use your oldest stamps or papers etc.
For the card I used
Penny Black Stamp 'Buzzin' Bear' a stamp from the year 2000 set
Matted onto papermania's Scrumptious paper
Matted onto papermania's textured cardstock
Backing is from papermania's raspberry champagne pack
Gems, ribbon and whatever that is called down the side is from stash.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Sketch & Stash Challenge

Well, this is a last minute entry for the Sketch & Stash Challenge. I was not sure if I had time to enter this weeks challenge but here is my card.

For the card I used
backing paper is I think by DCWV
Papermania textured cardstock for matting
Penny Black stamp 'Bees & Honey'
Coluored with Whispers Pens
Papermania brads
Computer generated sentiment.