Monday, 16 April 2018

I is for Ice

As I said in my last post the ABC Christmas challenge is H is for Hat and I for Ice. I've already done the H is for Hat so thought I'd try my hand at I for Ice too.

I have a gorgeous penguin stamp that has the sentiment "Have an ice day" underneath it that is a perfect fit for this challenge. Here is my card.


Friday, 6 April 2018

H is for Hat

Decided I'm not going to leave all my Christmas cards til the last minute this year and so I thought I'd take part in the ABC Christmas Challenge which is H for Hats and I for Ice. I've not done the I for Ice yet but here is my H for Hat.


I used one of my old favourite Whipper Snapper stamps which I coloured with promarkers and then stamped the sentiment in the corner. He's such a dapper snowman in his hat.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Birthday Card for a Challenge

I needed to make a card for my Aunt Irene who lives in Scotland so thought I'd have a look at the challenge blogs that I like and see if I could find a challenge to get my teeth into. I found a card to CASE on the Less Is More Challenge.

The case card is a cluster of flowers in beautiful blues with a silver glitter sentiment and a gentle smattering of sequins on it.


For my card I decided I liked the blues and as I don't usually work with stamped flowers I dug out a really old set and used this flower stamp from it which I've never actually used before. Rather than do a cluster of flowers I did mine in a line.

I added a sentiment in just plain silver as I didn't have silver glitter and added some bling with gems to the centre of the flowers and scattered around the flowers. I really enjoyed this challenge as it totally took me out of my comfort zone, which is good because I feel like I've got stuck in a rut. That's why I like a challenge that really does challenge. :0)



Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Mother's Day Card

This is the Mother's Day card I made for my Mum. I set myself a challenge of using a die I've had for a while and haven't used yet. In this case it was the border die which I cut out of green dotty card stock.
The inside is from another die set which I have used a few times. The Happy Mother's Day stamp is an old one too and the little butterflies are from a set called Royal Flutter By Spellbinders.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Mum's Birthday Card

It's my mum's birthday today. One year left before the big 70! I made this card for her using the butterfly die she bought me for Christmas which I love. It also fits nicely into the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is "One Word Sentiment"


The paper used is a lilac pearlescent one by Craftwork Cards, it's really pretty but doesn't come over that well on the photo.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Three 5th Birthdays

My youngest daughter has a birthday party to go to this afternoon for three of her friends from school. Two of them are twins and the third is their best friend so they are having a joint party. I asked them all what their favourite colours are, Ellie said red, Olivia said pink and Carmen said silver and gold. I didn't have any silver card so I went with gold.


 

The wings, tiara's and wand tips are all made with glitter card which of course gets everywhere. I know how fairies feel now, I'm leaving a trail of fairy dust wherever I go! 



I hope they like them. 
I'm going to enter one for the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is "Anything Goes". I don't normally enter ones where it's "anything goes" as I don't really feel like it's much of a "challenge" I have that particular "challenge" every time I start making a card. I prefer something that takes me out of my comfort zone and feels like its challenging me to do something different, but in the spirit of trying to get back into blogging and posting more regularly and getting used to how it all works again after such a long time away I'm going to make the exception just this once. :-)

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Flower Challenge

I have made this card for my youngest daughter's friend at school who will be 5 towards the end of this month. The Moving Along With The Times challenge is 'Flowers' so I thought I'd use my Sarah Kay Stamp which has lots of pretty flowers on it and teamed it up with some flowery paper too.
You can never have too many flowers in a flower challenge!! :0)

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Butterflies


Another thank you card. Not sure who this one is for, I just wanted to use my new butterfly die that my mum also bought me for Christmas. This time I double died the Thanks sentiment on to cream and then orange card and then layered them to make it pop more.
I'm not sure I did too well on the colour scheme but I do love the butterflies.