Monday, 30 May 2011

A Man's Card

I've been really busy lately, and haven't had much time to craft, but now that the kids are on half term, I am hoping to get lots done and maybe even get a few done for emergencies.

Having just checked my calendar I am so behind with making cards, I have sat and made this one tonight, for my OHs Step Mothers Husband. We are always invited to a BBQ to celebrate Brian's birthday (come rain or shine) so having googled some colouring pages, I came across this one, which I thought would be perfect. Whilst cooking the food, he always has a beer in his hand.

This was a fairly easy card to make, just a couple of mats, a piece of DCWV backing paper, and the sentiment was done on the computer.

The image was coloured with pro-markers. I've added glossy accents to the bottle of beer, and glass of water, although it doesn't really show in the photo.

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

Craft Your Days Away - fathers day/special man
Charisma Cards - Boy Oh Boy
Do It With Digis - It's All About The Boys
Samuel Taylors - For a Man/Boy

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Dancing Girl Card

As usual I have loads of cards to make in the coming weeks, so will be back to being a night owl for a while so I can get them all done.

I have managed to make this card tonight for my sister whose birthday is next Tuesday. It will be winging its way over to Greece tomorrow along with her presents and will just hope that it will all arrive ok and in one piece.

After being a guest designer a couple of weeks ago for One Stitch At A Time, I really enjoyed working on the 3d project and I noticed a challenge asking for design team members for 'Craft Your Days Away', so I have made this card to fit in with the theme 'Music and Dance' and also to apply for the DT.

I didn't have any images in my stash that were relevant to the theme, so I googled 'dancing girl' and this cute image appeared as a colouring page. I just love her, the pretty dress and the swirls on it - (although I have sort of covered up the swirls of the dress with some purple gems), and knew that I had some Henbury Lane swirly paper that would look fab with the image, so having found an image, got the paper and knew what colour to use, my card just sort of came together. A few pearls and some white organza ribbon finish the card off nicely I think, and hope my big sister likes it.

For a bit of sparkle I have coloured her earing; bangles and shoes, with a metallic silver pen, and think it looks great in real life.

In order to apply to be on the DT, I need to show a picture of a favourite piece of work, and after looking through my pictures of cards I have made I have to say that this is one of my favourites, even though I found it tricky to cut the template for the step card. It was also the very first card I had done like this the the first time I had used glossy accents, and it looked fab on the balloons.

Anway enough waffling from me, here is my entry into the Craft Your Days Away Challenge - music and dance, and application for a DT position.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 8 May 2011


A very quick post from me, to say that the boys each picked out a winner for the sketch challenge I was running on on MSE. Congratulations to the overall winner who was picked by Harry and is ....

Well done Louise. The task now comes over to you to set the next card challenge.

Jack picked a runner up who was....
Zoe - ZLS - sorry for the rubbish picture - Jack wouldn't stay still long enough to get a decent picture.

I'll pop a little something in the post to you both later this week.