Posterous imported

Well … finally managed to import the stuff I have on Posterous … seeing as it closes down tomorrow … so now we have some thoughts and some slimming stuff on here as well as cards …. although I have been sadly remiss at posting cards recently (!)



Coffee and Cream

Over at Simon Says this weeks challenge is COFFEE and CREAM and at Spoonful of Sugar it is Birthday Wishes. I have just completed this card for a friend who commissioned it yesterday! It has the correct colours on it AND is two ladies enjoying a coffee together. The image is from Charmed Crafts. I’m really pleased with the way this turned out 🙂 The sentiments and numbers are silver peel offs coloured with a brown acetate pen. Coffee coloured pearl card is mounted on brown card from my stash.

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Challenges galore

First up we have this week’s FairyDoodler combined with CPS 201 sketch and Crafty Purple Frog – which this week is distressing – love this image 🙂

The paper is from a pack of My Mind’s Eye paper called Wild Asparagus, the sentiment is a left over from an old issue of LMC and I used a ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad to distress the image, sentiment and paper.

Next up is Designed to Delight‘s fabulous cupcake combined with Simon Says Bingo with with glitter, gems and ribbon! The paper is from an old DCWV pad … I have been rooting in my drawers – can you tell?

Close up of the cupcake with glitter, gems and ribbon:

Finally Crafty Creations have a challenge combining birds, polka dots and green and My Time to Craft is Spots and Dots!: back to the pack of Wild Asparagus My Mind’s Eye paper, combined with my Swiss dots embossing folder and an image which I’m afraid I don’t have the provenance of 😦

Wedding card

Thought I’d go for something a little bit different to all the pastels etc etc for the Cup Cake Craft Challenge this week where the theme is weddings … I used a HOTP white heart brad with a bit of scrap paper and then used my bug to emboss divine swirls onto two contrasting pieces of card to tie in with the swirls in the top of the heart. Mounted on a Christmas blank it looks quite effective IMHO! Could double up as an anniversary card or even a Valentine card although I don’t sell many of them for my charities. I like cards that can do several things!


The challenge theme for DPDC5 over at Doodle Pantry Challenge blog is  to USE A DOODLE PANTRY IMAGE and at Pollycraft the challenge is to use pastel colors.  I have used this fab free sentiment from Doodle Pantry with a scrap of paper that had been knocking around for a bit (can’t remember the name of the paper I’m afraid) and a beautiful Henbury Lane Butterfly. I like these butterflies but they are felt and very difficult to stick and give some depth … so I am now covered in silicon glue. There is a die-cut out there that I may invest in as card butterflies are easier than felt! The colours don’t show too well … gone a bit pink … must research how to photograph my cards better!

Christmas Card Challenges #7

Over at Christmas Card Challenges challenge #7 is a sketch … and here’s my card – slightly different to the sketch as the background to the robin looked a bit silly with something sticking out at the side. The robin is recycled from one of our cards, as well as the sentiment 🙂

Here’s the sketch it was based on

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Designed to delight challenge

This week’s challenge over at D2D was to use the ‘Love Ewe’ set of digital images. I experimented colouring the white sheep by just using my ‘dirty grey’ Whisper pen (not its official colour name but I know what I mean by it!) to just outline all the edges of the sheep’s wool in the images. I coloured the heart and then added a very pale green to the grass. Then had a root through my papers and found this spotty paper that picked out the grey and red really well. Edged the sentiment and the image with the same red as the heart and mounted with sticky fixers. Another quick and simple card 🙂