Thursday, February 02, 2012

Bright and summery - even if it's -3 outside

Well it's been absolutely glorious again today, albeit absolutely freezing......

And all this sunshine gave me the inspiration needed for my next card.  I wanted to give a feeling of all things good about summer, the sun, the colours of the flowers, butterflies, pot plants and great birthdays...

I have used a sketch and stash sketch (No 7) as the basis for this card.  They have some fab sketches in their library.  The image is a Wee Stamps image.  I think she's just too cute.  What do you guys think??

The papers used are from Stampin Up, Pampered Pets, Kate Knight Totally Tropical and papermania card stock.  I used a spellbinders die to cut the centre shape and the sentiment is from the Tulip range.  The butterfly charm is from my stash of broken up jewelry. The pink and orange butterfly was cut on the cricut and then glittered using stickles.  The edges of all papers were inked using Marmalade TH Distress inks.  The image was coloured with my fab promarkers.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hooked on Craft Challenges :  Something Bright & Summery
I love promarkers: photo inspiration bright buttons
Crafts and Me - Brighten up your day
Divas by Design :  Anything goes
Sketch n Stash:  Free Choice sketch No7

My mums craft shop Challenges:  Fab n Funky

Thanks for popping in and having a look and for any comments you leave.  They are always much appreciated.


Anything Goes Blog - New DT position

I am sooooo excited that I just had to share this all with you guys.

Earlier this month I was asked if I would make a couple of projects as a featured guest designer for this blog.  I obviously accepted and set to work.  At the same time I heard they were having a DT call, and I applied.  I was thrilled to learn tonight, that I have been accepted as a teamie and am looking forward to working with all the girlies on the blog.

I start this new position straight away and my first challenge card for them is the 7th February.... got my thinking cap on.....

Anyway I am now proudly displaying their fab badge.   Also be sure to check out the Craft Den shop which is attached to their blog.


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

steaming ahead for steve

Hi everyone, from a lovely sunny Somerset.  The weather outside is glorious - albeit a little chilly!!

Anyway it's my b.i.l.'s birthday on Saturday and he's made on steam trains, so I have made his birthday  card using the fantastic Kanban Steam Train images, teamed with brilliant Bo Bunny papers and some card candy.  I edged the papers and the toppers with Papermania inks.  The inside has been done to match the front.

Hugs for now