Saturday, 27 February 2010

Pastel Birthday Cupcake

This card was made using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set, the icing layer of the cupcake has been glittered using Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds, its hard to see the sparkle on this photo. The papers come from the Tea Party dsp collection, which I love. The little buttons are from my stash. The sketch layout for the card comes from Friday Sketchers challenge 91, you can find details here. I am also entering this into this weeks Charisma Cardz Challenge which was to use birthday candles, you can find details here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sketch & Stash Challenge 29

This card is my entry into the Sketch and Stash challenge for this fortnight, you can find details here. The new stash used in this challenge was the old olive designer paper, which has been waiting on my desk for a project. I chose to use the Loads of Love sets as the main image as these have been sadly neglected recently. The card was finished off with some Bravo Burgundy ribbon.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Friday Sketchers #90

This is my entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge, you can find the sketch we had to follow here. The main image is from the Daisy and Dandylion collection and was coloured with a mixture of copic markers and Stampin' Up! markers. The patterned papers are both from SU, the green floral paper has now retired, the striped on is from the Tea Party collection. The flower was made from an SU brad in Pretty in Pink, a white pretties flower and a yellow flower from papermania.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Garden Dream for Tackle it Tuesday Colour Challenge

This card is my attempt at the colour challenge on the Purely Stamping blog, you can find details here. the challenge was to use Basic Black, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow. the flowers were stamped with a mixture of Rose Red and Sage Shadow and then coloured in the same colours. Basic Black was used for the border and for the sentiment. Pretty in Pink was used as a border for the image and punched border for the sentiment. The background was created with Sage Shadow and the leaves stamp from Garden Dream. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Cheers to You for my Brother

This card the card I have made for my brother who's birthday is next week. I used the cheers to you beer mug and coloured them with the chocolate chip marker. The foam on the top is glossy as I added some crystal effects. The card is finished off with the sentiment from the same set.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Tricky True Friend

This card was made using True Friend, this is a set I have really got to grips with and so decided it was time it came out of its dusty box. The layout for this card is inspired from the 2 Sketches $ U challenge #46, which you can find here. I turned the layout 90 degrees. The background paper is the So Saffron dsp and the inks used were Ballet Blue and Always Artichoke.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Card for Friday Sketchers #89

This is my entry for the Friday sketchers challenge number 89, you can find the sketch used here. The main image comes from the Live Your Dream set from Stampin' Up! and is one of my favourite current sets. You get eight lovely stamps for just £26.95.The image was stamped using Always Artichoke and Regal Rose to complement the Tea and Crumpets designer paper. The ribbon is from my stash.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sketch Saturday Card #90

This is my card entry into the Sketch Saturday challenge number 90, you can find the sketch I followed here. the image is one from Penny Black called "Cheers" and it's coloured with Stampin Up markers in Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie. The patterned paper is some I got free with a magazine, the cardstock is Stampin Up Ruby Red. The embellishments comes from my stash. The greeting comes from the SU set Cheers to You.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Copic Colour Challenge #51

This card is my entry into the Copic Colour Challenge for this week. The colours we had to use were B12, R29 and RV23. This is my first attempt at copic markers and maybe I should have chosen lighter colours to start with. I also used E37, E35, E11, YG91 and W3, the colourless blender and also Creamy Caramel SU marker for the pegs. The background paper is in Bashful Blue and is from Stampin Up!, the image stamped is from Penny Black