Saturday, 18 July 2009

Summery Birthday

I recently got some new My Minds Eye papers that I've been dying to have a play with so I combined it with a few challenges and this is the result...

(Sorry the photo isn't great, there wasn't any natural light when I took the photo).

Sketch from Spoon Full Of Sugar, I used faux stitching around the image for Creative Inspirations, buttons for the centre of the flowers for Just Magnolia and the Cupcake Craft challenge was to include blossoms and butterflies . The Roses On Paper challenge is 'summer and vacation' and the Simon Says challenge is 'summer fruit colours'. The My Minds Eye papers are so lush and juicy, these areas also covered.

Thought I'd try a new way of showing what materials I've used so here goes -

Image: Magnolia, Kars 'Children' clear stamps for the butterflies (both coloured with Copics)
Papers: My Minds Eye - Bloom and Grow
Tools: Carla Craft flower punch, large Dovecraft flower punch, Woodware grass fronds punch
Embellishments: Anita's gems, buttons from stash, stickles glue

Sarah x

Friday, 17 July 2009

Winter Wonderland

I've made my second Christmas card of the year... (only about 100 more to go!)
I made the card for the challenge over on Winter Wonderland. this week the theme is 'Christmas Present'. I have used traditional colours for this card but I thought that the layout and the image were quite modern  :-)

The paper is from the new Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection. This stack is called 'A Winter's Tale'. The red ribbon across the centre is Anit's and has gold writing which says 'Merry Christmas & Happy New Year' in gold (it doesn't really show up on the photo). The image is from Magnolia and coloured with Copic markers. I made the three stars in the corner which a punch.
Thanks for looking!  :-)
Sarah x

New Career...


A friend has recently completed all her training to get ino the police force and asked me to make this card for the police recruitment officer who helped her through the process.

The layout is from the Sketch Saturday challenge and I have also entered it into the Colour Create challenge as the theme this week is blue and white.
The policeman topper is made from a number of blue and white circles (an idea shown in Papercraft Inspirations a couple of months ago). I colour his hair with Copic markers and printed the sentiments. The paper is actually from the new Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection, versatile paper hey?! :-)

Friday, 10 July 2009

Another 30th Birthday Card


I've been asked by a friend to make another 30th birthday card. I'm asured that the birthday girl in question is very girly so hopefully this card should fit the bill(!)

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout.

The papers are DCWV Butterflies and Blossoms Stack (I really need to use some other paper on my next card, I've used this stack loads but it's just so pretty!) Gems are Anitas and ribbon is from stash. As usual I've made some flowers from a selection of punches and a Woodware punch for the leafy bits. Coloured the stamped image with Copics.
Hardly used any materials for this card. I think it's because the patterned paper itself is so bright it does most of the work for you. You can't really see it in the photo but the background paper has glitter over some of the design. Sparkly! :-)
Sarah xx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Male 30th Birthday

Hi agian!

Just thought I'd post this card before I'm too late for the Friday Sketchers challenge.
A friend asked me to make this card for her brother and I usually really struggle with male cards but I really enjoyed making this one -

It didn't photograph very well because there wasn't any natural light but I think you get the idea  :-)
The papers are DCWV Green Stack, image coloured with Copics, sentiment printed from computer and brads (not sure where these are from). I also used Anita's gloss on the wine glass and on the sentiment but it doesn't show very well here.
See you again tomorrow with another challenge card!
Sarah xx

Monday, 6 July 2009

Anniversary Card

Hello again!

It was my parent's anniversary at the weekend (39 years together!) so I made them this little card.

I followed the Lili of the Valley sketch and the bears are some of the digi stamps I got from the amazing Card Making World Trolley Dash (keep an eye out for their next one!) You can also find a few freebie craft printables from their site here.

To make the card I used DCWV Garden Party Stack, digi images from Card Making World (the bears were actually separate but that's the beauty of digitlal images) :-) and coloured with my new Copics. I used a
few different flower punches to make the flowers and my new Woodware punch for the green leafy fronds. Lace is from my stash.

Sarah xx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

New Job Card


I made this card for a friend who has just got a new job at Nottingham University. (Woohoo! Well done her!) :-)

I followed the Papertake Weekly Challenge sketch for the layout and used a charm so that it would qualify for the Just Magnolia challenge. I also the distressed the background with pink ink so that I could enter it into the new Magnollia Tutorial Challenge.

I coloured my Tilda with my new Copic markers(!) I finally decided on the Ciao ones and bought 12 to see how I'd get on with them. I LOVE them already but can see that they will take a bit of practice to perfect... oh well, another excuse to make cards(!) Problem is now, I've got to collect some more colours or else everything is going to be coloured blue, red, brown or skin coloured(!)  :-D
I ordered my Copics from an online site called Cult Pens. They offer free delivery (on orders over £10) and the service was fantastic. I ordered at 2.30pm on a Tuesday and my pens arrived Wednesday morning!!

Sarah xx