Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - All things new

It's time for a new challenge over at Natalie and Amy's and this month's theme is 'All Things New'. This was a bit of a challenge for me as I've just moved house and found that everything I wanted to use was packed in a box somewhere. It took me nearly half an hour just to find the plates for my big shot - no idea why I hadn't packed them together!

Anyway, I went for new stash for this one as I don't need any new house/baby/year cards at the moment (I'm good at building a stash of unused cards!)

I used:
New 6x6 card blanks (so hard to get here, my mum brought me a packet when she came over a few weeks ago)
Authentique paper
Co'redinations card
Don and Daisy Winter stamp
Darice embossing folder
New Crafters Companion Die'sire fence
New Nellie Snellen Trees
New snowflake embellishments

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Cute and Cuddly Christmas

It's time for another challenge over at Natalie and Amy's and this month the theme is cute and cuddly Christmas. 

Here is my creation:

First Editions paper (don't know the name)
Memory box snowflake corner
Coloured with promarkers.

Friday, 31 October 2014

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Stitch It!

Things have been very busy for me lately; as well as starting a new job I've also had a couple of exams and am in the process of buying a flat so haven't had much time for crafting. Unfortunately I think it's likely to stay that way until the new year when I finally get my new flat and all my crafty goodies shipped over from England and unpacked :)

Here is my offering for this month's Natalie and Amy's challenge which is 'Stitch It'.

The image on this card is actually one I created myself. It's coloured with promarkers but unfortunately my printer ink didn't like them very much so it smudged a little. I'm not sure what to do because I'd really love to use more digis but they just smudge if I print them on decent card and if I don't use decent card then the promarkers bleed - can't win!!

All the paper is from First Editions New Bloom

(Apologies for the blurry picture, unfortunately it's getting to that time of year again when it's impossible to photograph in natural daylight.)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Natalie and Amy's October Challenge - Colour on Kraft

Oh dear! Late again! I completely missed that it was already October and needed to upload this month's DT entry for Natalie and Amy's challenge. This month's theme is Colour on Kraft and I must say my card looked much better in real life, the lion didn't have quite such a yellow nose as it looks.

I used In the Wild from Stamp It Australia and First Editions summer breeze paper. The lion is coloured with normal colouring pencils and the brads were coloured with a gold promarker.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A bit late for Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - oops!

I completely forgot to post this a couple of week's ago for Natalie and Amy's September challenge 'Things with Wings'. It was an absolute nightmare to photograph so I gave up and then forgot that I hadn't posted it. Then my computer refused to upload it and then I couldn't find it once I finally managed to upload it! Finally, here it is...

Things from Natalie and Amy's
Local King Peacock rubber stamp

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Natalie and Amy's July challenge - die cuts and flowers

Time for another challenge over at Natalie and Amy's and this month it's to use die cuts and flowers. Please pop over and take a look and join in. As always, there's a great prize up for grabs.

I thought I'd have a play with some acetate for this card, something I've not done before and I'm pretty happy with the result although I need to work out how to stop it bending quite so much.

I took a 6 x 6 card blank and used the Memory Box Cosmo Border right at the fold. I then cut a piece of acetate to 6 x 6 and embossed it with the Spellbinders Lovely Lattice M-bossabilities plate and stuck it in place with some double sided tape. I used a Spellbinders Labels die to cut out the shape for the sentiment and stamped the words from Sheena Douglass - Silhouette Grasses. The flowers are Joy! die cuts and the branches are CC Designs and they are fixed with white brads topped with diamond stickles on top.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Natalie and Amy's challenge: Summer

It's time for a new challenge over at Natalie and Amy's and this month our theme is Summer. Hopefully summer is on it's way soon; it's been fairly warm here but still a bit rainy and chilly at times. Here is my card.

Stamp-It Australia - Dragonfly delights
First Editions - Summer Breeze
StazOn Brown
Creative Expressions Pearls