Sunday, 27 February 2011

Three Birthday cards

Three birthday cards today.  First one is a topper based joyfold, for my cousin, whose birthday I *almost* forgot!  Quick and simple, using the new retro collection from Forever Friends...






The next two are for challenge entries, as well as having specific recipients in mind!

The elephant is from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured with promarkers and mounted on corrugated card - I've had it lying about for ages, but only recently figured out how to get stuff to stick to it!  I <3 Pinflair glue!  This is for  my nephew, who will be 3 this week.


I would like to enter this in the Passion For Promarkers Week 88 - One for the Boys challenge.

The fairy was a request from a friend at work for a first birthday card.  My friend is very girly, so pink and fairies is just her style!  The fairy was a free digi with a magazine (sorry, forget which one!)


I would like to enter this in I ♥ ProMarkers week 53 challenge - Stitching.  I have used faux stitching round the patchwork pieces on the number 1, and round the outside edge of the prima paper.

Finally, I'd like to enter either or both of the last two cards in Crafty Ann's Happy Birthday challenge.  If I can only pick one, I'll go for the fairy!

 

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Lots of Sets!

Been working on some sets this week, to donate as raffle prizes.  Been fun trying to work with a very clean and simple style, so I can make several matching cards!

First one is a stationery set, using this resource from Split Coast Stampers








Contains 4 large cards, 4 small cards, and 4 tags, as well as a matching notebook and pen.  There's also a pocket for a couple of stamps.

Next, is an accordian folder, holding half a dozen cards.  Again, this was made from a resource on SCS.








Finally, a box with some celtic inspired designs.





Phew!

Last, but not least, a couple of stand alone cards




A leaving card, using the Fairy Tale simply sassy stamp,

And a birthday card, based on Brenda's DT card for the Allsorts challenge this week.  Sooo odd working straight onto the card!

Quickie - Jude's blog candy

Jude at Crafts International  has some half term blog candy...

There's loads of goodies to be won, closing date's the 31st March.

Hopefully, I'll be back with some goodies either later today or tomorrow.  A friend at work is having a fundraiser in memory of her son who died last year, and I'm making some sets as raffle prizes for it.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Swaps and miscellaneous cards!

I'm gatting into ATCs this year, so today's collection is a mix of swaps for the Trimcraft forum, and some miscellaneous cards.

Technique swap - Easel ATCs.
The first one is using one of the Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie, and the other uses one of the Help For Katie digi stamps, this one from True D Doodle Designs.

Di's sketch challenge uses stamps, papers and brads from the Smirk range:


And the Fat Pages swap for the Flower Alphabet.  This month is D forDaffodill, E for Edelweiss and F for Foxtrot.





Finally, some miscellaneous cards!



Wednesday, 9 February 2011

My first commission!

A friend at work asked if I could do a valentines card for her.  The relationship's fairly early days, so we went for funny rather than soppy.  I used the fab Cupid You're Mine digi by Just Inklined, coloured with promarkers.  The sentiment was created on the PC, and cut using Nesties label 1.  It continues inside to say "Or Else!"



Given the time of year, there's a few valentine's challenges, so I'd like to enter this in the following:

Pear Tree Designs - Free For All
Allsorts - Week 89 - It Must Be Love, love, Love
Passion For Promarkers - Week 87 - Let there be love

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Alphabet Challenge - M for Men

This week's Alphabet Challenge is "M for Men" which gave me a chance to break out the Flipping Men stamps I got as a bargain from Imag-e-nation before Christmas!


My boss at work is a BIG Leeds United fan. His birthday isn't till summer, but I thought I'd get ahead!

Stamp is Flipping men - football coloured with promarkers, the paper is from the papermania "It's a Man's World" collection, and the happy birthday is one of the new docraft's embossing folders, on coredinations card.