Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Almost the weekend

Well it's the middle of the working week so only two more days before the weekend yay!! why is it that the week days seem so long and the weekends so short? Well I have completed another card today, seem to be managing one a week at the moment which is better than none but really would like it to be more, will have to readjust my time management skills me thinks. it would also most probably help if I got out of bed a little earlier when I am on a late shift and do something productive with the time lol.
Anyway here is my card for this week
 sorry that the image is a little blurred but I scanned it and because the flowers held the card itself slightly away from the surface of the scanner it has blurred the image.
The image is of course Penny Black coloured with ProMarkers, the flower centre and bumble bee's wings have been highlighted with glamour dust, all the card and paper is from my stash. The frame and swirl are die cuts made using my Cuttlebug, the pearls and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the corners are peel off's that I have coloured and the butterflies are punched from yellow card then coloured using distress ink and their edges highlighted with Promarker with little pearls added for their bodies. The scanned image doesn't really show their true colour they look orange/peachy colour in the pic. but in real life they are actually a pinky colour.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 185 - Crafty Bargains (my increased ProMarker stash - 3 for £5 from one of my local craftshops)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Happy Highlights (the glamour dust on the bumble bee's wings and flower centre)
Hotshot Craft blog Challenge #3 - Flowers
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #86 Die Cuts (the frame and the swirl)
Simon Says Anything Goes!
Creative Inspirations Anything Goes!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Not sure

That's how I feel about this card. I am not quite sure on how it has turned out, don't get me wrong I do like it but just something about it doesn't seem quite right but just can't really figure out what.

Oh well! too late now. The image I have used is Penny Black - Cat on the moon which I have coloured with Promarkers and then cut out, the sentiment stamp is one I have had for more years than I care to remember and hasn't seen ink for a long long time it's by Stampendous but not sure whether you can still purchase it or not. The colour scheme is Pink and Blue which is this months challenge over at the Ribbon Girl. All the papers and little gems etc. are from my stash as is the strip of ribbon along the bottom of the card.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers -  Week 131 -Inspired by a song (When you wish upon a star)
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 114 - be a star
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Week 184 - Anything Goes!
The Ribbon Girl - Challenge No 15 - Blue and Pink
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #59 - No Floral Embellishments
Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge 24 - Out with the old ( The sentiment stamp which is years old)

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Not quite the weekend

Well I promised another post over the weekend which I didn't achieve (sorry) but this is only 4 days later not 4 months so I hope I can be forgiven.
Even better I have actually got a card to share with you all........yay!!

I have used the Case It challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge for inspiration using a Penny Black Stickeroo and then matting a layering scrap papers from my stash. The stars I cut out by hand as I don't seem to own a star punch (something else to add to my wish list) after drawing the shapes from templates. The bit of bling in the top left corner is constructed from little shiny peel off's as I don't have any of the rhinestone swirls that you can buy (something else for the wish list). Anyway I hope you like the first card that I have shared with you for a long time (too long) and promise it is only the first of many. Honest indian :o)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - CASE-IT
Allsorts - Week 136....Paper Piecing

Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy New Year

Happy 2012 to everyone in Blog land I hope that the forthcoming year is full of happiness and health for you all. I am sorry for my long absence away for which I have no excuse but promise to turn over a new leaf with the new year and start to share my crafty creations with the world once again. To get everyone off to a fabulous start to the year the wonderful people at handy hippo have got a great give away to kick the new year off with a bang. They are giving to one lucky person 20, yes that's 20 Promarker's in any colour of your choice this is to celebrate the fact that they have now started selling single Promarker's in their shop so if you want to have a chance to win this fabulous prize then just click on the following link for more info. win 20 promarker's from handy hippo
What a great start to a new year.
I will post again over the weekend (promise) and you never know I may just have a card to share with you all and may also enter a few challenges.