Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mother Mary and her Minion

Hi all,

Two cards to blog about today and talk about from the sublime to the ridiculous!

This one I would like to enter into the Cards in Envy Challenge which is a Christmas Carol theme and as you can see I chose to do a CAS card using "Silent Night".

The image is hand copied (not printed) from one of millions on the internet and I coloured it using pastel pencils and a sharpie silver ink pen. I made an aperture in black card stock for the sentiment and layered it on white and then on a black card base. A few clear crystals to resemble stars and... done.

The second card is a bit on the ridiculous side...

It's hand drawn using a tutorial from Dragoart, coloured using just plain old Textas, silver Sharpie pen and red glitter glue, mounted over a fluffy red feather for dramatic impact and balanced out with some red gingham ribbon. I used a pun for the sentiment "We Wish You a Minion Christmas"

I would like to enter this one in Shopping Our Stash's "Red Alert" Challenge.

Hope you enjoy them and thank you for all your comments on my little blog. It means the world to me.


Friday, 12 December 2014

No Worries, Angel

Halo there!

There must be an angel in my craft room and I cannot believe how productive I have become since the heavens have given us a reprieve from the oppressive humidity we have had of late.

This is the stress angel I have in my home and that alongside my stress ball heart has helped me to worry less. Top Tip Tuesday's current challenge is to create a card using something in your home that inspires you and this the card that came from that inspiration:

My top tip is to only enter one or two challenges at a time, cause if you take on too much, you will end up less productive and more cluttered in your style.

I also wish to enter it into Make My Monday's "Angels" challenge (thank you, I love angels) and see how it goes there.

I learned how to draw the angel from Dragoart and I think she looks pretty ethereal floating up to the snowflakes above. A bit of teal ribbon and silver beaded ribbon along with a couple of crystals and aaahhhhh... 

Read you next time...

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Snowflakes Bejewelled

G'day everyone,

Today is another day and what a relief from the humidity we have been having in Queensland lately.

Now that our sticky stuff actually sticks and doesn't slide all over the paper I've put together a card using Colour Throwdown's "courageous" colour scheme that reminds me of those I knew as a teen in the late 70's-80's.

Colour Throwdown has really thrown 'em this time:

So I've thrown them a card which matches Cas(e) This Sketch's challenge:

Here is the card:

I cut a couple of the snowflakes out from the paper so that the pink would show through and added a few matching crystals here and there to pick up some shine for Xmas. 

Now I just gotta choose someone to give it to...


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The Butterfly Effect

Hi bloggers,

Again I am entering a card into 2 challenges as there is so many to choose from at the moment.

I embraced the colour scheme from The Card Concept which is this beautiful selection:

I was inspired by the chocolate and silver elements in this picture and the silver stars just brought butterflies to my twisted mind.

I also thought I would enter it into Shopping Our Stash's "Favourite Technique" which is Using Apertures.

Normally I lattice aperture cards to give them a woven texture, but in this case I had only a few scraps that exactly matched the colour scheme. The butterflies are a lovely pale yellow, a chocolate coloured embossed middle one and a mirror silver card one on the bottom.

I made the antennae using some old copper wire and finished it of with a mirror card and silver strip on the side and some hot chocolate coloured twine.

Something a bit different for Xmas, catch ya


Monday, 8 December 2014

Paws for Thought

Hi all,

A new card from me which I will enter into the Cas(e) This Sketch challenge #102 which is this sketch:

I wanted to get away from all things girly and it just so happens to be my brother's birthday on the 17th so I came up with this one:

It's not the greatest one I've ever done, but heck who gets it perfect ALL the time, right?

Have a good one...

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Life To The Fullest

G'day from the dingo.

I have a card here that I would like to enter into a couple of challenges today and it's a bit of an unusual one.

I have made it to the sketch in the Fusion Card Challenge which looks like this...

I have used the colours from the Just Add Ink Colour Combo #243

 and taken the unusual sentiment on board from Perfectly Rustics

I was also inspired by the Santa's suit, hat or image theme at Cards in Envy.

Phew!  Here is the card...

The image is my own and the paper, ho ho ho's and wasabi coloured brads are from my stash.

It certainly stands out. Catch you next card...

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Xmas Punch

Hello again.

Looks like I'm back on a roll with this card making caper, because I have another card which I would like to enter into two challenges, the first of which is  JUGS "Anything Goes" and the other is The Male Room's "Masculine Ribbon".

Here is my card which is inspired by a technique I learned from Feeling Sketchy's Louise Beeren's Washi Tape Tutorial.

I chose the tartan masculine ribbon first and then built up around it using Kaiser Kraft rubber stamp sentiment and various red ribbon offcuts I had in my stash.

The tartan ribbon is tied horizontally with some thin black elastic which I like texturally and the whole thing is mounted on some beautiful red card stock I found (it was the last piece!)

Let's hope it gets an honourable mention in honour of those who have inspired me.

See you next time...



Hi Blog fans.

My card for today is to enter the Clean and Simple Challenge which is sketch #314 (how good is this one?) and Shopping our Stash's "Free is Good" theme.

What a beaut design open to all sorts of interpretation.

This is my take on it:

The bow is from a box of praline chocolates I received from a grateful Gumtree customer so was definitely a welcome freebie. The ribbon from that bow I will use on future projects (waste not, want not.)

Cheers for now...

Monday, 1 December 2014

A Charming Xmas

Hello blogland,

Today's card from me is my "Charming Pink Xmas" Card which I am entering into the Feeling Sketchy Challenge number 108.

I was intrigued by the circular swirl that seems to disappear and then reappear through the layers. A very clean and clever design and because I am sooo tired of red and green at Xmas, I have gone with a pretty pink twist and added silver angel and snowflake charms. It looks better in real life as I don't have a proper camera.

I hope you all enjoy the lead up to the big day and keep on crafting on!