Tuesday, 22 July 2014

#28 Challenge A Sketch

Julie's Sketch # 1 

For the first time at Cardz 4 Guyz we have A Sketch for our challenge. It being Julie's turn she presented us with a sketch, thanks Julie for giving us an easy one for our first attempt. I like sketches, they help me to get out of my comfort zone by making me look at designs differently, I do hope you are inspired. If you pop over to the blog I am sure you will find lots of wonderful inspiration from the amazing Design Team. 
Products I used. 
Plain white card. Darker papers from LOTV Father Knows Best paper Pad.
Lighter papers from LOTV Nitwits - Petal Fresh.
Stamp from Crafter's Companions - coloured with Promarkers. Cool stamp from stash. Card candi in top
Entered into challenges:-
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenges # 23 Anything Goes

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Animal Magic

Today at Fantasy Stampers our challenge, which lasts for two weeks, is Animal Magic. In my push to progress with my Christmas Cards, I decided to use a favourite stamp of mine, which is form Stamps Away - Pilkington's Winter Wonderland, there are 3 stamps in the set, all wonderful winter scenes. I used watercolour paper for this particular card, using a mixture of several of the blue shades of Distress Inks as watercolours. Please pop over to the main blog to check out the amazing inspiration from the Design Team, have fun in cdreating your Animal Magic. I look forward to visiting you over the next few weeks.

Friday, 18 July 2014

L is for Lace

For the letter L at Alphabet Challenges we are asking you to provide us with Lace, in any way you choose. We all have a little lace lying around somewhere, or a Lace stamp, or butterfly. this week both teams A and B are joining forces, so there are twice as many wonderful inspirational projects for you to view, so please do pop over to the blog to check them out.  I used a shaped card. Matted and layered card which I coloured with various Distress Inks. The stamps used are from Crafty Individuals - CI 328 and Creative Expressions - Antique Dressforms. A few pearls for embellishment. Have fun with your lace, I look forwardt to visiting you over the next two weeks.  

Butterfly - Spots and Stripes

A recently discovered new challenge for me is Butterfly Spot Challenge, what a simply brilliant idea for anyone who loves butterflies and let's be honest, butterflies must be about the most frequent embellishment we see on our cards. I know I find them useful to cover an uwanted spot of ink etc.  For this card each butterfly is placed for design not as cover ups. LOL The challenge is Spots and Stripes along with your butterfly, The background papers are from one of my paper pads in my stash, I also stamped the butterflies onto paper from the same paper pad. The top butterfly is from Sheena Douglas, the middle one was free with Craft Stamper magazine and the bottom one is from Elusive Images.  The greeting is from Hobby Art. Thanks for this challenge, I'm sure I'll be popping back for more challenges, just love my butterflies. 
I am also entering this card into the Get Well challenge at In The Pink

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Christmas In July

Hello again, my second posting today. This will be my 40th Christmas card ready for this year. For the next month we at Sparkles Monthly would like to see you create 'Christmas in July'.  For my card, I decided on a  Clean and Simple style. Main body of card, is a bought scalloped card.  First layer is mirri silver card.
Second layer is a sheet from a Papaermania pack of Chritmas papers. Third layer white card - Decorated - Inigigo Blu stamp - Frosted Baubles and Paperartsy greeting stamp from Egg and Nog #3 set - both stamped with Versamark, embossed with Silver Bells Wow Powder. A light dusting of Festive Berries DI from TH. Sakura Glaze pens to colour the baubles, leaves and berries. I am looking forward to visiting you during the 'Christmas in July' during the next month. We are again delighted to be sponsored  by Marianne Designs.
Prize to be either 2 Dies or 1 Die and 1 stamp.
Good Luck. 

On The Beach

Hi everyone, this week at Cardz 4 Guyz we would like to see a project 'On The Beach'. Anything at all related to the beach. Please do pop over to the blog, to continue as a challenge blog we do need entrants. The Design Team have again made some wonderful inspiring cards for you. For my card, I have used stamps from a Hobby Art set - Coastal Wildlife. I lightly dusted with Broken China DI from T.H. The darker paper for the background and matting looks black it is actually a dark blue.  Thanks for visiting, have fun and happy crafting.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Card Crew - Sea/Beach
Addicted to CAS - Sky
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Kind and Caring Thoughts

Hello again, for the next two weeks at CD Sunday Challenges we would like to see your projects reflecting on Kind and Caring Thoughts. There are sadly, those times in our lives when Kind and Caring Thoughts can help someone along through a difficult time, sometimes a small card bearing a simple message can make one really big difference. Bearing this in mind for my project, I decided to make a set of cards which I can put into a box to give as a gift of Thinking of You cards.  I made all of the above printing 2 sheets of toppers and one sheet of backing paper from the CD Flowers In Bloom 2 by Card Creations Plus. The six small cards are part a pack of cards and matching envelopes I purchased for £1 at a recent event. The D.L card I will hold onto. The small greeting stamp is an old relic in my stash but a well loved relic, source unknown.  I hope you enjoy this challenge, I look forward to visiting you to view your projects. Have fun and happy crafting.