My Cards and Crafts



Sunday, 31 May 2009

Crafty Pad Challenge 23

Crafty Pad Challenge 23 was to follow the sketch. I may be too late with this challenge but I have enjoyed making the card just the same.
I chose Faith in a Frame asa the image. I used some mottled pink velum for the background. The strips were created from some scrap paer I had that contrated well with the velum.I used some self sticking ribbon to gon the top. Palin pink paper was used as the background for the image. I chose some pink paper that had stars on it and stamped over the top making sure one star was on Faith's face.
I coloured in her hair and added some bronze and gold streaks to it. The strip next to the image is corrogated card and I placed the sentiment over Happy Birthday the top. A pink ribbon top right adds that extra feminine touch and the heart adds sparkle. I liked this sketch it is simple yet challenging.

PaperTake Weekly Challenge

The challenge was titled Scrap This, the idea was to use any scraps we have in the making of our cards.
I wanted to create a card for a friend of ours who lives in America, his birthday is in July. I used a grey paper for the background with stars on it and chose contrasting grey papers to go with it. I chose two plain papers for the strips and a patterned paper for the square. The black paper was used as a mount for the scrap of paper that I used with the Eiffel Tower on it. The beer mug helps brighten the card and the ribbon adds the finshing touch and helps frame the card. The sentiment Happy Birthday sits in the top right corner.
This was fun to do and a good way of using up bits and pieces.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Quirky Craft

A new craft board has arrived on the scene it is warm and friendly and full of fun things to do. So why not come along and see what it is all about and join in the fun.
The site is new and we would welcome you warmly. You can join in the swaps and challenges there or maybe you have a joke or game you would like to share.
You can find a link for Quirky Crafts in the side bar or HERE

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge 52

Friday Sketchers provided a great sketch to work with and one I enjoyed using.
The card I chose to make was a Birthday card.
I chose a soft pink background paper that looks feminine and gentle. The text paper has Happy Birthday on it and contrasts well with the background and the central paper with the image on it. The central paper has elements of the colours used in the whole card. The image is Crafty Pads Just Ted, I used distressed ink to colour the paper, using felt tip colouring pen I drew around the image to define the image. I used a lilac check paper for the semi-circles as it goes well with the background paper. I placed two floral embelishments on it to add interest and to contrast well with the pink ribbon. The sentiment Happy Birthday gives the finishing touch to the card.
This was fun to make and I enjoyed using the sketch.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Crafty Pad Challenge 22

The challenge was to make a card using the theme 'Shine' so I came up with this.
I used pale yellow paper as the background as it is fresh looking and has leaves in it. Next came an orange and yellow paper with flowers on it to represent sunny days. I framed it with some gold card and used gold floral brads and a yellow flower to add the shine to the card. The image is faith Face that I used to look like a flower.
All the papers used are paper scraps that I got in a swap. Swapping paper scraps is a great way to get new paper to use for making your cards.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Raspbery Ribbons 21

The Challnege was to use the sketch and to make sure the card had some ribbon on it as well.
I chose to use Crafty Pad stamp Faith Dream.
I chose a background paper with leaves to give it a drifting feel to the theme. A bright yellow embossed paper with flowers and leaves was next to continue the theme and a pale yellow paper for the image. I placed a yellow ribbon behind the image and made a bow in the same ribbon. A flower was added in the bottom right in peach and rust as a complete contrast, whilst the brocade along the bottom adds a touch of opulsance to the card. I chose to go with the sentiment Birthday Wishes as it seemed to go with the overall feel of the card.
This was a lovely challenge and one I enjoyed doing.

RosieDees Challenge 33

As I could not join in the challenge to use a Magnolia Stamp, as I do not have any. I did the challenge for the week before I as missed it that week, using the sketch provided.
I wanted to use Crafty Pad Faith on a Cushion and chose papers to go with it. I decided on a soft pink and chose a background paper in shades of pink that looked soft and feminine. A pink card was used for the first rectangle and I used a pink ribbon with butterflies on it to contrast with the pastel pinks. A soft pink paper was used for the image and I coloured in the image to give it more definition. A pink flower was used in the top left corner and the sentiment Best Wished in the bottom right. I also added three pink studs to add contrast and interest to the card.
A nice sketch to use and a lovely challenge.

Crafty Pad Challenge 21

The Challenge was to use this Octogan shape on the card quite a challenge as I am hopeless at drawing shapes.
I chose blue for the card as I have different blue papers that blend well. A small floral print was used for the background paper as it is delicate and fresh looking. Next came the the larger octagon shape in a simlar blue but with swirls on it. A plain blue octagon came next with Crafty Pad Just Ted stamped on it.
I chose a darker blue ribbon and placed three blue gems on it and finished it off with a bow. I chose to make this a Thank You card.
The Octogan does not show up well in the photo but is far more visible in the reality

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 59

Happy Mail

This time the Challenge was a little different to create a card to cheer someone up, especially a child from Post Pals.
I came up with this card. I decided to make a card that is bright and cheerful I started with the plain pink paper for the background and used the blue swirl paper that is torn over the top.The pink ribbon and bow were added to soften the overall effect. I used some blue paper with a different scroll pattern and placed the image of Ted onto some plain blue paper and tore
the edges giving it a softer appearance. The Pink flower has a flower brad in the centre and the pink dots draw they eye to the pink in the paper they are on.
This was a lovely challenge and I hope the recipient of this card will like it. I have certinly enjoyed making it.

Friday Sketchers Challenge 51

This was the sketch we were to use and this is the card I created. I wanted a Celtic theme so went with colours and images that reflect this.
A paisley pattterned paper was chosen for the background and the other papers were chosen to blend with it.
A Celtic design paper was chosen along with the Celtic knot image . The flowers are sublte tones of pink with hearts in their centres in the bottom right corner. The flower top right has a wire embelishment added with beads to create interest and to belnd with the other flowers.
An interesting sketch to execute thank you for the challenge I have enjoyed using it.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

I Won a Crafty Pad Stamp

I joined in the Challenge at Crafty Pad last week Challenge 19, this is the card is created for the Challenge and won a Crafty Pad Stamp of my choice. I have chosen Just Ted with Flower, he is so cute.
Thank you for my lovely prize I am looking forward to using him on my cards.
All the Crafty Pad stamps are really lovely and print very cleanly making them a pleasure to use. I know I will enjoy using my new stamp along with others I have ordered in the sale.

Craft Lady Corner

I have made a new forum for crafting for anyone who wants to join in the fun of trading and swapping or simply chatting about card and craft making.

No iTrader points to worry about so anyone can start a trade or swap.

I made it so my friends could all get together and have some fun but everyone is welcome. It is really very very new with nothing going on yet but hopefully that will change. It is mainly UK based but all International players are very welcome.
If it does not take off I will delete it.

You can find the address in Links.

Thank You for looking.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge 50

We were to use this sketch to create our cards with this week.
I came up with a Thank you card that is bright and fresh looking. First of all I chose a floral background paper and picked the other papers to reflect the colours in the background paper. The blue scollaped paper has a random pattern and draws out the blue on the background paper. The pink square with the blue flower adds a brightness to the card. I chose a diamond patterened paper for the curved shape as it reminded me of a basket and blends well with all the papers I used. The yellow checked ribbon draws the eye nicely to the tulip. The purple flower blends well with the outline of the tulip and the paper it is printed on.
It was fun putting together all the elements of this sketch and something a little different.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 58

The themes was 'Mirror Mirror' use something shiny
This was fun to do and I chose to go with a Nature theme so I chose papers that reflected this. The background paper is a Celtic paper with leaves and dragon I then chose the paper with the scroll work on it as it represents movement to me. The tree image is a stamp I have and thought it lent itself nicely to my theme. I chose colours that blend well together and placed the metal leaf brads to add the shiny element. The red ribbon helps to brighten the card and the red heart in the corner catches the light. The wording Nature lends the card to used for any occaision and could be used for a man as it is not too feminine.