Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Celebrate - 50th Birthday

I know a few males turning 50 in the next year so need to get a few cards made.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Kenny K - Birthday
http://kennykskraftykrew.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-180-birthday.html
CRAFT Challenge - Use metal (brads)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-278-25th-of-september-add.html

I have used a black and white paper from a paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I added an arrow pointing to the 50 on the paper.  The image is from Kenny K and has been coloured with copic markers.  I also added some gold Stickles to the disco ball.  The sentiment is from Desert Diva.  I added some faux stitching around both the image and the sentiment using a Distress marker.  I added two brads to cover over the 40 and the 60 so that the eye is drawn more to the 50.

Coffee Time

This will be a good card for a "Let's catch up" occasion.  We all seem to get so busy at times, that it is good to try and catch up with our friends for a hot drink.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch + Twist
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/fresh-brewed-designs-and-sweet-sketch.html
Fresh Brewed Designs - Lots of Latte
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/september-challenge-2-lots-of-lattes.html
Penny's Paper - Spots AND Stripes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-196.html

I have used a couple of papers from my scrapbooking stash.  I particularly like this pack as it has co-ordinating papers in it.  The image is from Fresh Brewed Designs and has been coloured with copic markers E00, E49, E47, E18, E15, R22, R20.  I coloured some white roses with R22, R20 and E15.  The pearls and matting cardstock are both from Rosie's Studio.

Here is the sketch I followed:

Music

This is the third card in the Progressive Challenge at Create with TLC.  I've made two today so I am making some headway into the backlog!  This one was an easier one for me as I love anything to do with music.


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Create with TLC - Progressive Challenge
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.co.nz/p/progressive-challenge.html
Seems A Little Sketchy - Sketch
http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/74-kenny-k-downloads.html#comment-form

I have used a music paper with roses on it that comes from Kaisercraft.  The image is from the progressive challenge at Create with TLC and has been coloured with a combination of Distress Marker and copic markers.  I die-cut a music stave using a Memory Box die and added that to the top.  The triangle piece has been embossed with an M-Bossibilities folder from Spellbinders.  I added some Distress Marker to the folder before embossing. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Coffee O'Clock

I've aimed for a more vintage look for this card as I felt it suited the image:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Create with TLC - Progressive Challenge
http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.co.nz/p/progressive-challenge.html
Card Makin Mamas - Vintage or Shabby Chic (vintage)
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/cmm89-ooh-la-la-vintage-or-shabby-chic.html
Penny's Paper - Spots AND Stripes (both on paper)
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-196.html

This is the second image in the progressive challenge at Create with TLC.  I am a couple of days behind everyone else as I was away with no access to a printer when the challenge started.  Hopefully, I can manage to catch up a bit as the challenge goes along.  Being on a way different time zone than everyone else doesn't help either! 

I used a paper from a paper pack called "Antique Library" from Wild Rose Studio.  I merged the image from the progressive challenge with a sentiment also from Create with TLC.  I die-cut using a scalloped edged rectangle die from Spellbinders and then inked the edge with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.  I used the same ink to colour the image.  I also added some pearls from Rosie's Studio which were a good match to the paper.

Blue and Purple Christmas

One of the issues that I have with Link-ups that don't have a countdown on them is that I have no idea when the challenge actually finishes.  I'm hoping that this one makes it in time as it says it closes on 30th September and we here are now after 10.00am on 30th September!


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Digi Choosday - Purple and Blue Christmas
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/wk-37-christmas-in-blues-and.html

I have used a digital paper from Bearly Mine Designs.  The image is from Polka Doodles and is coloured with copic markers plus Stickles on the wings.  I die-cut a snowflake using a Memory Box die and some cardstock from DCWV.  I placed it so the image overlaps part of it.  I also added blue and lavender pearls from Sullivans.

Feathered Friend

For some reason, this image inspired me to go with a Steampunk theme!  Goodness knows why but I'm pleased with it:


I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Ike's World - Feathered Friends
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/ikesworld-challenges-22-feathered.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Happy Birthday + Glossy Accents (eyes)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/09/its-challenge-time_23.html
CRAFT Challenge - Use Metal (Brads)
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/challenge-278-25th-of-september-add.html

I have used a paper from Bearly Mine Designs for the background.  The image is from Ike's World and has been coloured with copic markers W3, W0, B99, B93, YR23, C0, Y38.  I also added Glossy Accents to the eyes.  I matted with cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  I die-cut some cogs from the same cardstock and then added metallic rub-ons over the top.  I added a sentiment from Desert Diva and a couple of silver brads to finish.

Bookmark Girl

Bookmarks seem to have a habit of growing legs around my place so I think I need to make a few extra (and perhaps hide some of them!).  I have gone with a book reading image for this one:






I would like to enter my bookmark into these challenges:
Just Inspirational Challenge - Bookmark
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/team-with-stitchy-bear-stamps.html
Nutcrafters - Anything But Square
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.nz/2014/09/challenge-77-anything-but-square.html

I have used an image from Nutcrafters which I have coloured with copic markers E00, E08, E02.  I stippled the background of the bookmark with Adirondack Inks - Sunshine Yellow, Clover and Pesto.  I used the same three inks to stamp the bird using an acrylic stamp from Polka Doodles.  The lettering has been cut from textured cardstock from DCWV using a Memory Box letter die set.