Friday, October 17, 2014

Reading Time

Reading Time is this weeks dare over at Daring Cardmakers.  The challenge host this week is Beckie and she would like to see a page from an old book used or perhaps a stamped script.

Here is my card:

 
I don't have any old books in fact most of our library consists of children's books at the moment.  So instead I have used some lovely papers from the Prima Printery collection.  Which has some lovely script papers included.

 
I made this card for my brother and sister in law as they are soon to celebrate their 7th wedding anniversary.  I made the flower out of some organza material and added some beads to the centre.  The bird cage and sentiment are from a set from Papermania called Chatsworth House.
 
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 
 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Out of this World

Only 10 weeks to go!  Nearly at the end of my pregnancy, it feels like I have been pregnant forever.  We have made a few little baby purchases this week which involved a trip to Ikea.  Love this place and it was a lovely day out with my husband.

Now to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  Its called "Out Of This World" and the challenge is to make a card using a character that's out of this world.  So think ghosts, dragons, superheros etc.


Here is my card:

 
I have used a little unicorn image from My Time Made Easy.
I have then coloured the image using promarkers and a little glitter.
 
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Daring Cardmakers - Colour Combo

We had a little coffee afternoon at the weekend for Macmillan Cancer and we raised 130 euros.  Its was the first time we had done it and we had such great support.  The weather was fantastic so we were able to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee and a cake.



Now to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  Its a colour combo!


and here is my card:

 
I love the picture that comes with the colours so I wanted to feature cherries in my card somewhere so I used some background paper from Pink Petticoat.



I then stamped some cute little cupcakes and paper pieced the cupcake cases to match the papers.

Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

In the Forest

The weather certainly has changed here, Autumn is on its way.  My pumpkins are looking good will have to post some pictures as its the first time we have tried to grow them.

So to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers. Its all about in the forest.  Your card should feature something you find in an autumnal forest, leaves, animals trees, etc...

I have gone with leaves and a cute owl!

 
The image is from My Time Made Easy called wonderful woodland creatures.

 
I have then used autumn colours, brown, orange, etc....
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 
 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pink Christmas

I just love making Christmas cards and Festive Friday Challenge Blog is a great place to look for inspiration.  Its never to early to start on your festive makes even though its red hot and brilliant blue skies here in France today.

Just look at the beautiful inspiration photo:

 
Here is my take on this weeks challenge.
 
 
I have stamped and embossed the greeting and tree in silver and added a few embellishments to the tree.

 
I have then added a string of gems and some lovely pom pom trim from The Ribbon Reel.
The layout for the card is taken from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. But my card isn't clean enough to enter, I can't help adding embellishments when it comes to Christmas cards.  So I won't enter this one.
 
 
 

Stencil Revolution

Challenge time at Daring Cardmakers and this week was really out of my comfort zone.  We are asked this week to use a stencil on our cards.  I don't have any stencils so I used my cutting dies to create my own and added some ink.

 
I then added a few embellishments which I found in my craft stash.  Some little flower stickers and my lovely wooden ladybirds, which I picked up from the local supermarket.

 
I then added a xcut sentiment in black and layered the whole thing onto black card and added some ribbon.
 
This card was a challenge for me and I have ended up with a clean and simple card which I quite like doing at the moment.  Not a piece of backing paper in sight, my husband will be pleased.  I have managed to save him some ink!!
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Teams Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Just words

Its only a 3 months away and Christmas will soon be here.  My daughter is excited already as our new baby arrives very close to Christmas and she keeps asking me how many sleeps. So cute.

So here is a clean and simple card I have made using a Xcut die and an embossing plate.

 
I have just used red and white and a little glitter on the snowflake.  The star embellishment is recycled from a gift I received and I think its made from cork.

 
The embossing plate from Xcut is lovely as its covered in leaping reindeer.

 
This card is for the challenge at Merry Monday called The Words Have it.