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Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Crafty Pad Challenge #118 - Circles

Hello and Happy Easter!!! This is my last week as guest designer over at The Crafty Pad. Here is another Easter card, this time for The Crafty Pad's Challenge #118 - Circles - I used the Bunny digi image again. This week's challenge is sponsored by Letraset and The Crafty Pad.

I decided to use some more Basic Grey Olivia paper since I loved the cute little animals in the background and thought it seemed appropriate for the season. The tiny brads are from the same Basic Grey collection. You probably saw this sketch before, I used The Sweet Stop's Sketch #103. I also used my new Stampin Up cs and ink Baja Breeze - I inked up the edges of the kraft cs with the Baja Breeze Ink.

I entered this in The Spotted Chick's That's Krafty Thursday #50.

Paper: Basic Grey Olivia dp, Stampin Up Baja Breeze cs
Stamps: The Crafty Pad's Digi Image Bunny, Amy R's Spring Sentiments
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Stampin Up Baja Breeze
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, Spica Clear Glitter pen, Basic Grey Olivia brads,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter Bobbers!

I found this adorable digi Easter Anya for free over on The Greeting Farm's Blog and I couldn't resist! It was perfect for my daughter's Easter card. I used one of the previous sketches as well from TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge. I originally only coloured this image as a test for colours but it turned out so well that I ended up cutting her out and eventually it turned into this! I used Basic Grey's Olivia dp and finally got to use some of the ribbon doilies that match. I popped her up with some pop dots over the oval background which I coloured using a sponge applicator and Ranger's Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Some rhinestones from my dollar store stash finished everything off. The sentiment on the inside is a freebie digi as well from Pink Cat Studio.

I entered this card in The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge - Digital Get Down and The Spotted Chick's That's Krafty Thursday #50.

Paper: Stampin Up Crumb Cake, Basic Grey Olivia
Stamps: TGF did Easter Anya, PCS digi sentiment
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Copics, nestabilities, rhinestones from stash, Basic Grey Olivia ribbon doilies, Crystal Stickles

Monday, April 18, 2011

My New Favourite Card!!

I wanted to share with you my new fav card!! I attended Shanna's card class at Dat's last weekend and made this awesome card!! I don't know what it is, the paper, the image, the layout, the colours, maybe all of it together? I just love it! And I plan to make a few of these, I can think of a few women who could use this little pick me up :-) We used Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Quotes #1 and of course Brigitte enjoying a bubbly bath! The dp is awesome, had to get me some. It's from Echo Park's For the Record line.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Crafty Pad Challenge #117 - Happy Easter

Good Morning!! Here comes Peter Cottontail......Easter is coming, yes it is!! This week's Challenge at The Crafty Pad is Easter and these adorable little bunny's were perfect for my 3 x 3 cards I wanted to make. I have some little friends who will adore these I'm sure!! These digi's are available now at The Craft Pad Designs. The sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen.
I used some more of my Stampin Up's Petals and Paisley dp along with various Stampin Up cardstock from the pastels line. The images were coloured with copics and I added diamond stickles to the bows for some bling and they were all popped up on the card! I haven't used much bling lately - will have to change that!!
Paper: Stampin Up cs Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink; Stampin Up Petals and Paisly dp Stamps: The Crafty Pad's Bunnys (digis), Amy R's Spring Sentiments Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Copics Accessories: Stampin Up Scallop Border Punch, Diamond Stickles, Pop Dots

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Crafty Pad's Challenge #116 - Spring is in the Air

Hi again! Here is my card for my second week as Guest Designer over at The Crafty Pad's Challenge Blog. This week the theme is 'Spring is in the Air' and I've used this adorable image called 'Girl at Wishing Well' available at The Crafty Pad. Hope you can join in! This week's challenge is being sponsored by Digital Craft Downloads.
I've been wanting to use this paper again, Basic Grey Lemonade, and I thought it would be perfect for a spring card! I used Martha Steward punches for the butterflies and the ribbon is Stampin Up's Seem Binding Ribbon in Baja Breeze.

Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade
Stamps: The Crafty Pad's Girl at Wishing Well (digi), Amy R's Spring Sentiments
Ink: Copics, Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honet
Accessories: Nestabilities, Martha Steward Butterfly punches, Stampin Up Baja Breeze Seem Binding Ribbon, Distress Stickles Spun Sugar

Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Crafty Pad Challenge #115 - Flowers

Hello!! Guess What??!! I have been asked to be a guest designer this month over at The Crafty Pad's Challenge Blog, and I couldn’t be more flattered! This is my first gig!!

The Challenge this week is 'flowers' and I used this adorable image called ‘Cat in Window’ from The Crafty Pad, which you can find here. The sponser this week is Crafty Emma's Store. Hope you can join in!

For my card I wanted to use this pretty paper - Mabel by My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Collection and I used The Sweet Stop's Sketch 98. I thought the sentiment from CTMH's Sensational Season was perfect. Did you notice I paper peiced the curtains? I thought it provided so much more interest than just colouring them. Not sure if you can tell by the photo, but I used a bit of my Spica Clear Glitter pen on the flowers and the heart on the kitty's chest.

Paper: My Mind's Eye Mabel, Stampin Up Crumb Cake and Not Quite Navy
Stamp: My Crafty Pad's Cat in Window (Digital), CTMH Sensational Season
Ink: Copics, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo DistDistress Ink, SU Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Stampin Up Scallop Punch, CTMH Pearl Opaques, Prisma flowers , Spica Clear Glitter Pen
This card is dedicated to Su Ling and Mingo (my two Siamese Cats who are no longer with me).
I'm entering this card in Paper Sundaes Challenge #63 Spring Blossoms and Catch the Bug's Anything Goes as well.
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