Sunday, 25 September 2011

CAS-ual with Stampotique

Bear painted with Distress Inks, flowers coloured with Copics, over-coloured with Sakura Gelly Roll sparkle pen.
I made this little bear card to take to my husband's cousin tomorrow. She is currently in hospital and I thought the bear 'bearing' flowers seemed the right kind of card to cheer her up.

I'm also entering it for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (Clean and Simple) which is sponsored by Stampotique Originals.

"We are always Clean And Simple and our theme is Mostly Monochromatic, 3 + 1.  Use at least 3 shades of the color of your choice monochromatically and then add Chocolate Brown."

Friday, 23 September 2011

September Sketch File

Here is a digital card for the September Sketch on Kathy's Sketch FileThe digital kit is from Desgins by Mozz and is called 'Mum'.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Rusty Charm?

I generally spend about 5 minutes in the morning trying to find the earrings that I want to wear.  I can usually find one but then have to tip all the rest out and sort through to find the pair!  I was getting fed up of this, so when I saw a frame for hanging your earrings on in Craft Stamper, I knew I had to make one.

I also thought I'd enter it in to the Tando Challenge  although I think I am pushing it rather as the theme is 'Rustic Charm'.

Here is a definition of Rustic:

1: of, relating to, or suitable for the country : rural <rustic rolling farmland> Well, I live on a farm in the country.
2a : made of the rough limbs of trees <rustic furniture> b : finished by rusticating rustic joint in masonry> There is a tree on my frame.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Daring Card Makers Inspiration

Here is my card for the Daring Card Maker's Dare this week.  There is a gorgeous inspiration photo on the DCM blog and the card also had to include a butterfly.

The butterfly is K&Co Wild Saffron, the sentiment stamp is an Elusive Images stamp, but the papers come from my box of scraps so I have no idea whose they are!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Magic Inspiration

I'm running a little Inspiration Challenge over at BubblyFunk Forum using a pattern which I have borrowed from

This is the inspiration piece, it's called 'Magic Shrooms' and the piece can be used in any way your like, as a colour palette, use the name as inspiration or the shapes, anything goes.  I made the flower at the top of the post using my needle felting machine, some chiffon and wool and finished it off with wire spirals and beads.

I also made this card which picks up the colours, the chiffon in the fashion shot and I think the patterned paper is quite a good likeness to the pattern in the inspiration.

Friday, 9 September 2011

With a cherry on top!

Here is a card I made for a work colleague's birthday.  The stamp is a freebie from Simply Homemade.  Papers are Making Memories. 

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Signs of Autumn

Digital Kit - Katies Day by Coppercurls Designs
I've been doing quite well with the Daring Card Maker's dares recently, as it's the start of the month the theme is flowers associated with September and these are Morning Glory and Asters.  I've made a digi card this time with a photograph I took this morning of a 'Morning Glory'.  It was a really misty, damp morning and I caught a few other signs of autumn.
Spider web

Spider in his web
First Blackberries

I know that further south there have been blackberries for some time but they are only just starting to ripen here in Scotland.  Pop over the the Daring Card Makers Blog and see some of the lovely cards made by the DT and links to other card maker's creations.