Saturday, 28 February 2009

Hand made flower for Julie's Inkspot




By now I'm well and truly enjoying having a blog so that I can enter lots of different challenges.
If you have ever visited Julie's Inkspot
you'll know that Julie is the creator of some fantastically classy cards. I have been checking her blog and her Docrafts site for some time now and am always inspired by the elegance of her cards.
She is offering blog candy to the winner of a challenge created by her to celebrate the anniversary of her blog.All you have to do is make an elegant card with a hand made flower on! Sounds simple but believe me it's taken me days to come up with my entry

I kept the card as plain as possible to make the flower the focal point.
I cut petal shapes from faux suede which has a thin backing to stop fraying,then added a circle of cream lace and topped it with a button.
I threaded seed beads onto wire, added a couple of larger beads and twisted the "stems" round a cocktail stick.
The leaves are cut from a little template sent to me by a friend with holographic detail added.
I then chalked around the edges of the raised card and computer generated sentiment.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

The Pink Elephant challenge



Well, I just noticed the great sketch over at The Pink Elephant challenge and immediately thought I could have a go!
I've been drawing a series of images and haven't used them all yet so here is another of them..
I have used
Papers...................DCWV Retro Prints
Image....................my own sketch coloured with Promarkers
Gems.....................Jewellery Seal

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Colour Create/Spoonful of Sugar


I know I've used this image recently but I really thought the same image suited this week's Colour Create colour scheme. I think the little kitten is really cute and cuddly,too!
I have combined the Colour Create challenge with the A Spoonful of Sugar sketch.
I have used;
DCWV papers...........Black and white prints
Image.................my own sketch coloured with Promarkers
Pink paper............friend Alex from Docrafts
Gems..................Jewellery Seal

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge card


I just noticed this new challenge this morning and loved the look of the sketch...so here is my take on it!
The Truly Scrumptious challenge is well worth a look.
I have used
Papers.............DCWV Retro Prints
Image..............Daisy by Sugar Nellie
Punched flowers....Woodware punch
Ribbons and gems from stash

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Whiff of joy Challenge


This is the first time I have entered ....and I almost left it too late to post!
I have used white/black/red paper...........Papermill Shop
Patterned paper............................DCWV black/white prints
image......................................Oakley on scooter

Monday, 16 February 2009

Colour Create and Sketch Saturday challenges combined



Well I thought I would try the Colour Create challenge again this week as I enjoyed it last week and when I noticed the layout over at Sketch Saturday I tought I would put the two together and see what I could come up with...
I had some gingham fabric in the right colours and gave them a try instead of papers for a change.
The rest is little bits and bobs from my stash.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Sketch Saturday card


This is my first attempt at the Sketch Saturday challenge

Papers..............................Retro Prints from the Paper Stack
Image..............................my own sketch
Tulle ................................stash
Swirls..............................from Alex on DoCrafts
Flowers..........................Dovecraft punch

Clare's weekly sketch/one colour challenge



This is the card I made for Clare's 2 challenges over on DoCrafts this week.It's quite a dark cardbut I hope this makes it a little different from my usual!
I saw a photo of a cat similar to this in a house I was in lately and couldn't wait to get home to have a go at drawing it!

I've used
Black & silver card ................. PaperMill
Patterned paper.......................the Paper Stack (black & white prints)
Image.........................................my own sketch coloured with Promarkers
Flower.......................................Forget-Me -Not craft shop, Belfast
Gems..........................................Jewellery Seal
Mouse........................................Lakeland

This time I have incorporated two images onto one card

Paper............................shabbyprincess
Images.........................my own sketches
Flower.........................Sent Plus
Doodle.........................swirl stamp free with Cardmaking and Papercraft
For this Sympathy card I have kept things quite simple and not used any patterned papers

White /black/green cardstock
Image.......my own sketch
Computer generated sentiment



This is another card which I made for Clare's weelky sketch challenge over on DoCrafts
Image...................my own sketch
Papers.................Papermania Inspirations/Earth Tones
Lace.....................Dunelm Mill
Peel offs and beads coloured with permanent markers












Here are a few more cards which I made recently.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Sunshine on a Rainy Day


This is a card a made a while ago using another image which I drew myself.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009



As this is a new blog I thought I'd share a few cards I made recently with you over the next few days as I get a moment or two..

The first two are Christmas cards with images which I drew myself

Monday, 9 February 2009

Colour Create Challenge Card



This is the card I made for the challenge over at Colour Create. The card was to be in peach and aqua with the option of adding DIY flowers.
It gave me the chance to use one of my new sketches as the main image.

I have used
white hammered cardstock
aqua card
shabbyprincess paper

my own hand drawn image coloured with Promarkers

Xcut punch hearts

ribbon from stash

and the flower at the top in the middle is made of 5 oval gems

I hope it fits the bill!!

http://www.colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/


This is a card I made a few weeks ago which won Clare's weekly sketch challenge over on DoCrafts.

Sunday, 8 February 2009




Just thought I would add a few photos of the latest snowfall in Co.Antrim. It's cold but beautiful!

Hello

Hi, this is my second attempt at a blog , the other is on the DoCrafts site where I have a gallery of my cards etc.
I enjoy stamping but also draw my own images to colour and add to cards.