Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Digital Tuesday Flowers

The challenge this week at Digital Tuesday this week is "Say It With Flowers" and our sponsor is Fred She Said who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
Of course Tracey at FSS is the master of floral images, so she was the perfect sponsor for this week and the design team have used some of her images.
I don't often make floral cards, so this is a bit different for me!

The beautiful rose from Fred She Said is coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers and  also added some diamond stickles for a bit of sparkle.
The die cut which the images is on is a Nellie Snellen die.
The papers are Prima, large flowers are from Hobbycraft and the smaller pink ones and the tiny white ones are by Wild Orchid Crafts and I also added stickles to them :)
The pretty embroidered leaf is from Little Snippets, and some ribbon from my stash.

 A close up of the rose which you can just about see the glitter on.

I don't know when I will be back with a post because my router broke last night and I have to wait for a new one to come which they said would be 2 to 3 days, so today I am writing this post at my MIL's house (it's Monday while I'm writing it) and  hopefully it will post on time!
I will be back for the new challenge at By The Cute and Girly on October 1st at  the latest though.
And just a heads up that we have something special planned for October as it's our 3rd birthday!! :) Lots of fun and prizes, so you won't want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A Boy and a handbag!!

The theme over at By The Cute and Girly this month is Boys/Men, and can you believe that is was me who chose the theme!!? lol. I hardly ever make male cards and always go for girly stuff, but I did enjoy making this one :)

Sorry about the blurry pic. I took this when both my hands were really numb and I couldn't hold the camera still very well! lol
I can't remember who makes the papers but I will check later and it it to the post. They are double sided 12x12's. The black/white paper is the back of the leaf paper and the other 2 are the back and front of another sheet.
I coloured Edwin with Copics and Promarkers (the trousers are a mix of the two and everything else is done with Copics), then cut him out and mounted him on die cuts made with a Nellie Snellen die.
He was stamped on Cryogen white paper. This was the first time I had even coloured on this paper and I have to say that I love it! It's nice to colour on and I love the sparkle too :)
It's just a pity that it's so difficult to get here or else I would use it a lot more.
I finished the card off with some buttons threaded with bakers twine and some ribbon from my stash.

And a close up of Edwin.
I have to say that I'm quite happy with my colouring on this one:) Not my best colouring, but my hand was really numb when I did this, so I was quite happy that I didn't really muck it up! Although you can't see all the times I went over the lines on the outside of the image because I cut it out!! lol

So now for the handbag part of my post.
Of course it's not a boy with a handbag like my title may suggest.....that would just be weird! lol
It's a handbag card that I made for the shaped card challenge at Digital Tuesday a few weeks back, but never got to post it here because I had no internet access.
I was just lucky that I had uploaded it to the Digital Tuesday dt blog before my internet was cut off, so it did make the post over there.

I didn't actually make the bag, I got it in a pack of shaped cards which also had stars and flowers and I just decorated it.
The paper I used is by Teddy Bo and was a freebie in a magazine. The image is from the Stamp Fairy who was our sponsor at Digital Tuesday the week of this challenge. This one is one of the Molly Throughout The Year images .
The image is mounted onto die cuts by Nellie Snellen and the other die cut (which I threaded the ribbon through) is from the same set.
I added some ribbons from my stash and a couple of charms which I attached with some funky fibre so that it would hang down (kinda like charms you get on bags).
I gave this to my Daughter for her birthday which was on the 10th from her big Brother and I added the sentiment "Sister's make life more fun" onto the blank ribbon slider panel, but forgot to take a pic afterwards.

I also decorated the inside with some papers (from the same set), but wanted to keep it nice and simple so didn't add anything else to it.

A close up of the charms which were a gift from my friend Geraldine :)

And finally a pic of the back, which I just left plain, to show you how it closes.

The challenge this week at Digital Tuesday is "Things With Wings" which I unfortunately couldn't get a card made for.
The challenge runs until tomorrow night (Monday) so if you haven't already entered, why not pop over and give it a go?
I'm sure you all have an image with wings and we have a digital stamp set of the winners choice from My Grafico up for grabs and also 20% discount off an order in the My Grafico store for one lucky winner!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thank you for you lovely comments left while I was offline for a few weeks :)