Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Spots, dots and diecuts

This card sees quite a change in colour scheme for me. I usually end up playing with my bright papers. I wanted to do something more muted this time and as I couldn't decide between pink or blue I used both. The image is from the Jellypark store (store closed for the moment but should be open in a week or so). The backing paper, paper ribbon and flowers are from the polkadoodles Magical Winter cd's. I used my trusty promarkers to colour the image. I layered up some scrap papers, die cut the edges then paper pieced them together and punched through with a decorative corner punch. I die cut some circles to mount the flowers on. I put some big chunky gems in the centre of each flower and a gorgy pearl in each corner and voila.

Mel :o)
I will be entering this card into the following challenges:-
Polkadoodle challenge week 34 - spots and dots - I used spotty and dotty papers and flowers. (ends Sept 4th 12 noon)
Send a smile for Kids - Diecuts and Punches I diecut the edges and circles and punched the corners. (ends Sept 2nd 6pm)
Passion for Promarker week 115 - anything goes
Craft us Crazy challenge 15 - anything goes
Sew many cards challenge #66 - edge punch - I edged the papers on the corners of the card

Friday, 26 August 2011

Cor blimey I'm on a roll

Wow another post, my 3rd today, there like buses lol. I've been having a play recently of the digital variety. I lurve working on my pc creating things, probably just as much as I do working in my craft room although it's not quite as tactile an experience, but you can't have it all :o)
This card was created digitally using a Polka doodles cd - Double Sprinkles of Kraft. I noticed over on the polka doodles challenge blog that the theme was a single layer card. Not as easy as it sounds, at first I printed the black and white stamp images straight to my card blank but then the promarkers did what they always do and seeped through to the back which looked a bit naff on the inside, so after a bit more playing I decided to use the ready coloured images on the cd. I added a background from some existing digi kits I've got and printed it straight to the card. Once I printed it out I had to add a bit of sparkle but that's still within the rules ;o)
p.s I'm still going to use the one I coloured on another card with a bit of mat and layering (crafters waste nothing after all),
Mel :o)
Challenges entered :-
Polka doodles challenge - single layer

Jellypark New releases 26th August 2011

Oh my I can't believe it's the end of August already one more week and my kids will be back in school. Not sure whether that makes me happy or not lol, more craft time surely and that does make me happy :o)
I have already shown one of the new Jellypark Store releases as I used it for this weeks DT Challenge card.
So let me introduce you to another new release how cute is she? pop on over to the challenge blog for some DT inspiration cards. My daughter isn't very happy though as she wants all little girls to wear pink just like her. I wanted to use different colours on this one so she'll just have to lump it hehe. I've given her nice pink cheeks though as she's obviously enjoying jumping and using lots of energy. I'm loving digi kits at the moment and the background clouds and grass are from a scrapbooking digi kit available from the Jellypark Store. I printed the image out twice and cut around her out so that I could raise her up to give the card some definition.
Happy Crafting
This one is going to be entered into the following challenges:-
craft us crazy - anything goes - challenge #15
Stamps R Us Challenges - anything goes (ends 4th September)
polly craft challenge - autumn colours
Mel :o) xx

Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge Number 4

Wow I can't believe that we're on challenge number 4 over at Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog. We had so many wonderful entries for the embellishment challenge last time, makes you proud to be a crafter when you see the quality of work out there.
This time round on Jellypark friends the theme is die cuts and punches, as usual the DT had access to a couple of wonderful new releases from the Jellypark Store. I chose this tea and cake at my house ticket image.

I visited a craft shop last weekend so I was eager to use the papers I bought. I used a punch on each corner which ended up being 3 layers of paper which I stitched together. I shaped the edge of one of the papers using a nellie snellen die. I used my faithful promarkers to colour the gorgeous ticket image and tried to match it to the paper, the image was printed twice so that I could decoupage the centre piece. I found a blank ticket in my stash and used a rub on which I thought went really well "who can resist that" pure chance lol. I used a daisy die for the flower and a die cut button for the centre. Some little pearls in each corner completes the look. This one will be heading for my etsy store shortly :o)
I will be entering this card into the following challenges :-
Craft us Crazy - anything goes - challenge #15
Digidoodles - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - flower power - (ends 4th Sept)
Stamps R Us Challenges - anything goes - (ends 4th Sept)
Sew Many Challenges - punched edges - challenge #66 (ends 3rd Sept)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge Number 3

I’m a few days late with this blog entry as I’ve been away, better late than never :0) It’s time for the 3rd challenge over at Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog . This time round we’d like to see cards made using your favourite embellishments. Are you a button addict like me? Or maybe you love ribbons, brads, eyelets or perhaps paper flowers. Whatever your choice of embellishments I’m sure you’ll have as much fun creating for this challenge as I have. As usual the DT had brand new Jellypark release images to work with. I chose this little superhero guy, what a cutie! Visit Jellypark Store for lots more wonderful images from Claire including her other brand new release of a footballer.
I layered up a couple of spotty papers and then split the card into 4 with some black and white striped ribbon. I printed out a cartoon page and cut it into 4 sections and stuck them down between the ribbons. My little superhero is coloured in with promarkers. I stitched some star buttons to the ribbon and clear heat embossed a BOOM! and BAMM sentiment.

Mel x

I’m pleased with the result and I will be entering him into the following challenges:-

1. Just Some Lines Challenge blog - embossing challenge
2. Paper Playtime Challenge blog - anything goes
3. Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog - Boys will be boys
4. Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog - anything goes for kids