Friday, 30 September 2011

Alphabet Challenge - R for Recipe

Wow what amazing weather for September - nearly October! Firstly, hello to my new followers Sandra and Ephemera, their work is gorgeous so pop along and have a look.

My post today is about my DT piece for this week's Alphabet Challenge Blog. For the next two weeks it is R for a Recipe which is - 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 flowers. I used my new Lili of the Valley Stamp coloured with Promarkers, matched with Christmas papers and three My Craft Studio paper flowers. Make sure you go and join in the fun!

Other challenges I am entering:
Craft Room Challenge - Anything Christmas
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Old Fashioned Christmas

I made this card for a magazine cardmaking competition (fingers crossed!), but I thought you would like to see it. I used Sheena Douglass' Little Bit Sketchy Christmas stamps that were released last year and her new Paint Fusion Holly and Ivy stamps. I used Distress Ink and Promarkers as the colour mediums. The leaves I then decoupaged onto the front and added bakers twine and glitter to decorate. I stamped the snowflake around the card with Versamark and WOW embossing Clear Sparkle Powders. The inside I decorated similarly.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Christmas Stamp. Sam has an amazing giveaway on the blog of 4 Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pads! Ends this week.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

A simple card

I love making these simple cards. This one I made using the stamps from the Polka Doodles Christmas Kit which you can buy in the shops. It is one of the best kits I have bought in magazine format.

The challenges I am entering with this card are
Less is More - Sketch Inspiration
Allsorts - Clean and Simple

Friday, 23 September 2011

Less is More

At Less is More, they are attempting to get 1000 entries for this week's challenge which could be anything as long as its simple. I made this one using a House Mouse stamp and a Christmas Sentiment, coloured with Promarkers. I think its quite sweet!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Stamping a Tag

The theme at Fashionable Stamping at the moment is to make a tag. I wanted to create a pretty, vintage style tag so this is what I have come up with. I used a mixture of Papermania, Anna Griffin and a Craft Stamper freebie stamp. I used my mica paints to give all the pieces a metallic sheen and then added glitter glue for sparkle.

Other challenges I am entering :
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, 19 September 2011

Autumn Fairy

Well you know Autumn is here when the heating comes on in the morning! Its one of my favourite times of the year, so I made a card based on that theme. I used a digi stamp by Michelle Perkett, which is part of a Four Seasons set. The background is from a My Craft Studio CD. I used Promarkers to colour the stamp and then glittered the background. The foliage is from My Craft Studio Flower Expert. There are quite a few challenges this week with this them also so these are the Challenges I am entering :

Digistamp4joy - The colours of Fall
Digi Doodle - Autumn Colours
Digi Tuesday - Celebrate the Season
Pile it On - Colours of Fall

Friday, 16 September 2011

Q - for Quick and Easy

The week once again has flown by and its time for another Alphabet Challenge. Fortunately its Q for Quick and Easy! I brayered the background and then just added a black peel off. Card was finished by mounting onto white and then black card. Simple but effective!! Do go along and join in this week - its quick, its easy!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Try It On Tuesday - Guest Designer

Very excited this week as I am a Guest Designer over at Try It On Tuesday. The theme this week is Dig Out The Old - make a tag using a stamp you have had for awhile but never used. For mine I used a bird stamp I've never used, stamped and embossed onto coloured card and highlighted areas with Promarkers. I added a flower and chain to finish. So why not pop over and join in the challenge - and you might even see who the The Sparkly Fairy is!

Its been a hectic (and emotional!) week with my little one starting big school, but it means that I should get back on track with posting on my blog!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Back with Pretty Pastels

I've been a bit quiet this week as I've been on holiday in the Isle of Wight for a week. But now I'm back and busy with cardmaking, competitions and makes for Christmas!

As a member of the Alphabet Challenge design team I had to create something using P for Pastels. Something of a departure for me as I don't often use pastels. I made this card using a stamp from The Craft Stamper magazine, coloured with ProMarkers and added pastel buttons. The idea came from one of my first sketchbooks I have just begun.

What can you find here?

The makings and musings of a Sparkly Fairy!