Sunday, 26 September 2010

Keep it Simple Challenge 5 - Gold Dust

This weeks challenge over at Keep it Simple has a fab sponsor, Emma an independent Stamp'in Up Supplier. She is offering up a fab prize!! The challenge is Gold Dust, so I decided to make a quick Christmas card with gold metal flake. Hope you will join us in our 5th challenge

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Keep it Simple Challenge 4 - Bling it

This item is Clare Horner. If you wish to make this yourself I am happy for you to do that as long as credit is linked back if published. Thanks.

This weeks challenge over at Keep it Simple is ''Bling it''. This was actually a really hard challenge for me as I am not very comfy with ''Bling'' and either go over the top or not at all. So for my Design Team project I decided I would try go a subtle as possible and make a very simple pair of earrings. Punched out a piece of paper with the Martha Stewart daisy punch drew it out onto shrink plastic then cut it out, shrank it and this was the hard part, one went totally wrong and broke, so if you choose to do this then be careful. For the bling I have added some Papermania flat backed gems. I am real happy with the result.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Sorry for the bad picture but the light here today is terrible.

This week over on Winter Wonderland they have a great theme of ''A-One layer card'' For this I have taken a square card and added some simple stamping and a couple of blobs of stickles.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Keep it Simple Challenge 3 - Give us a Swirl

This weeks challenge at Keep it Simple is a great theme - Give us a Swirl. For my card I raided my scrap paper box did a bit of ripping and tearing dry brushed on some gesso and stamped the sentiment. Very simple and took less than 20 mins to complete. Sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts. Pop on over and join in this weeks prize is a fab stamp from Sassy Designs.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Multiple Challenge Card

(I am not on my own computer as it is in the shop being repaired so sorry for the image quality I have no way to edit it correctly, the image will be updated once I get my computer back)

Been having a play with the Letraset AquaMarkers that I won from Passion for ProMarkers, I must admit at first I thought these are rubbish, but I made the fatal mistake of trying to use them like ProMarkers. Once I used them as they are intended (after e-mailing and watching a video done by the lovely Kirsty Wiseman)I have changed my mind and decided they are actually quite fab, still not as good as ProMarkers which are 5 mins and your image is done, they take time and effort to use but have wonderful results.

So this card I am entering into a few challenges.
Just magnolia week 71
Stampin for the weekend challenge 46
Sunday sketch and stamp challenge 36
A pocket full of posies week 6

Image is brand new Japanese Magnolia, coloured with AquaMarkers: for the skin I used eggshell with rose blush for the cheeks, hair is lamp black, dress is storm blue and periwinkle and the flowers are rose blush. Papers from Papermania and ribbon from stash with tumbled glass distress ink edges. Sparkly parts are from a Sakura gel pen.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Keep it Simple Challenge 2 - Take a Leaf

Challenge 2 over at Keep it Simple is a great theme - Take a leaf. My card for the design team is a pre printed Papermania card from a very old goody bag (I think). Coupled with a rub-on that was not in a packet so I don't know the brand sorry and 3 skeletal leaves, again were not in a branded packet so I don't know where they are from. To adhere them to the card I used Japanese Washi tape that I found on Etsy. As a whole the card took about 10 minutes to think up and create. Hope you join in the fun we have a fab sponsor this week!!