Tuesday, 20 March 2012


I spent a couple of nights last week, making my mum a mothers day card, and am really pleased with how it turned out. My mum loves the colour green, so whenever I make a card for her, I always try to incorporate this colour.

I am not great at thinking of a nice layout for the different cards I make, so am always checking out blogs for ideas, and if I see a card I like I will save it into an ideas folder I have and when I need to make a card, I have a quick look at some of my favourites I have stored, to get some inspiration, as to what my next card may be like, and it always gives me the inspiration I need.

The image for this card is another colouring page, I found on the internet, and just fell in love with as it is one that could be used for multiple different occasions, and felt it was the the perfect image for my mum.

I've used a mix of backing papers for this card, that I have had for ages in my stash, and some green gemstone card stock for the mats, which gives the card a little more sparkle.

The image was coloured with promarkers, and a little glossy accents added to the flower head. The sentiment was done on the computer. I have also finally used one of the MS punches I bought in the States last summer, and put a strip of daisies underneath the image in the gemstone cardstock.

I liked the above card so much - image and layout, that I made a similar one in pink for my best friends birthday on Friday. I haven't added a sentiment to this one, but a few faux pearls to give it a bit extra bling.

I'd like to enter the green card into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge - go green
My Craft Spot - spring scallops
Touch Twin Marker Challenge - spring
Sparkles Challenge - mothers day/spring
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - bit o'green
Love to Create Challenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Where has the last 6 months gone - I can't believe that it was last September since I blogged.

Life has been busy with work and the kids, that I just haven't had the chance to blog anything. It's something that I always mean to do, but never quite get around to. So here's to a fresh start 'Blogging' and hopefully will manage lots of posts from now on.

I have been making quite a few cards over the last 6 months, as and when I need them, since I spent the weekend making a card for my son's 13th birthday yesterday, I thought it would be a good one to start entering challenges with again.

Can't quite believe I have a teenage son now, and since he is really into football, and is a goalie for one of the local little league teams, I thought I'd make him a goalie card, and this was the result:

and I was really pleased with how it has come out. For the image I just googled colouring pages, and goalkeepers, and this image struck me as one the most resembled Harry on a football pitch!

The image was coloured with promarkers to match the kit that Harry wears, and I was a bit loathed to colour the sky and grass in with the promarkers, incase it made the image look too heavy, as I haven't mastered shading, so I took a mini ink pad I have with about 12 colours in, dabbed a bit of cotton wool into the ink, and then 'swished' the green for grass and blue for sky, and don't think it came out too badly. The papers are from Papermania - It's a Man's World.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Polka Doodles - a gift or card for a male
Creative Craft Challenge - boys will be boys
My Craft Spot - Manley man cards
Ladybug Crafts Inks - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Stripes (stripe green backing paper that looks like a football pitch)
Crafty Creations - Stripes (stripe green backing paper that looks like a football pitch)