Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Yippiieeee!! I just found out that I won the candy on Just Scraps with my Thank You Teacher card. I am so thrilled! I have never won anything in my life before, this is so exciting!
My biggest thank you to Jean from Just Scraps - check out the blog for great challenges!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Simply Red

This is my second post today - and yes, you guessed, another commissioned card. I decided to use red mainly, since I was told this was the recipient's favourite colour.
Cuttlebug embossing folder; Nestabilities Labels Nine; sentiment stamp by Hero Arts; Crystal White Dovecraft pigment ink; red gems and white satin ribbon from my own stash.

Onto some challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Dry Embossing
Crafty Ann's - Embossing
All sorts - Embossing

Girly and summery card

I am rushing to have all orders finished for Tuesday before we are off on holidays, and I am glad to say I am getting there - slowly but surely!!
This is a girly and summery birthday card for a 7 year old girl.
The image, coloured with Letraset Promarkers, is Swiss Pixies, Liesel and her Wheelbarrow; sentiment from Papermania; the flowery paper is a download; circle and scalloped punch; paper flowers, gems and ribbons from my own stash.

I am entering this card onto the following challenges:
Daisy Doodles - Summertime
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons and bows
Freshly Brewed - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments - "love"
Delightful Sketches - All about Summer
Incy Wincy Designs - Wings
Oh Oh la la - Simply Summer
Rosie D's - Summer Birthdays

Thanks for your comments!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank You Teacher

First year in school is ending next week for my son. This is the Thank You card I made for his teacher, Andrea, who has been an absolute star.
The digital image is by Dulemba, coloured with Letraset Promarkers; I am afraid I can't remember where I got the "World's Best Teacher" ticket from, but it is a free digi offered recently - apologies, printed in red paper and mounted onto cardstock and 3D pads; the alphabet papers is a CD download; the notebook effect paper and font are all created in MS Word; the brown cardstock and the ochre ribbon from my own stash.

Onto some challenges:
My Partner in Crafting Crime: Teachers
Just Scraps: School is out

Thanks for visiting my blog! Please leave a comment :-)

For the Guitar lover

This is another comissioned Birthday card, this time for a guitar lover. 
Both the guitar and the musical background stamps are from Fourth Dimension; coloured with Letraset Promarkers; the papers are all scraps from my stash; Distress inks; PaperMania brads.

All sorts: Sketch
Aifactory: Distress it
Totally Gorjuss: For the boys
Incy Wincy Designs: Music

Nautical theme card

Good sunny day to you all! Today I have a few new cards to show you... Let's see:
This is an order for a Birthday card I received last night (in case you are wondering "Zorionak" is Happy Birthday in Basque). The gentleman the card is addressed to used to be (or would have liked to be?) a sailor hence the nautical theme.
The nautical paper is a download; the alphas are rub-ons; stamp by Crafty Individuals; Distress Ink; CoreDinations Blue cardstock; I took the idea of the rope from this card.
Some challenges
Aifactory: distress it!
Crafts and Me: Birthdays
Gingersnap Creations: shades of Blue
Rosie's D: Something Blue

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

For the shopping lover

Here's a girly card for a friend of the family who loves shopping and is turning 30 in a couple of weeks.
The image is by Amber Ink; coloured with Letraset Promarkers; Fiskars punch; flower and polka dot papers CD Download; flower and pink button from my stash; the green button I made myself; "30" foam pads; Stickles and 3D embossing fluid for extra texture.

Challenges entered:
Cute Card Thursday: sketch by Claudia
Fun with Shapes and More: Flowery
Bee Crafty: Pink and Girly
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar and Spice
Bunny's Zoe Crafts: Nice and Girly
Practical Scrappers: Glitter
Stamp with Us: colour challenge

Thanks for your comments!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ballerina!

Given the recent statistics on my blog, 3 posts in 48 hours is defenitely a record! Has my inspiration returned? I wouldn't say that much, more like the need of getting my act together and finishing all those cards and orders in my to-do list... So here's another card, just finished.
This one is for a girl in my son's class, a ballet lover who will turn 6 in a few weeks, but since we will be away I am trying to be super organised (big pat on the back for me!!). I have a bunch of this to make - so many people around us seem to celebrate their birthday in July! And since I won't be taking my stash or tools with me on holidays, all cards and presents need to be ready before June 30th! There's a deadline!
The cute polka dot paper was downloaded; "S" created in Word and handcut; gems from my stash; Stickles; 3D embossing fluid; the sentiment is a digi from Pollycrafts; the ballet girl is an image from Bodil; coloured with Letraset Promarkers.

Any suitable challenges for this card? let's see...
PaperTake weekly - Ice Cream colours (mmmm, strawberry - pink and red)
Busy Beauties - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - All about bling

Right, what's next in my To-do list? :-)

Cheers to a Great Dad!

This card, more humorous than the one posted yesterday, is for my partner for Father's Day on behalf of me and our son. Since my partner is not a blogger I reckon it's safe posting the card before Sunday. :-)
The Beer Monster image is a freebie from Pollycrafts and I can see myself using it quite often! Isn't it great for male cards?! (coloured with Letraset Promarkers)
So onto some (even more!) challenges with the Man/boy/father theme:
Creative Craft - For the man in your life
E-Dink Digi Stamps - Father's Day
Tanda Stamps - For the Big man
Crafty Cardmakers - Cards for Men
CupCake Craft challenge - One for the Boys
Incy Wincy Designs - One for the Guys
Pear Tree Designs - Father's Day
Double Dutch Challenge - Father's Day
Stampacular - A Tribute to all fathers
Cards for Men - Father's Day
Totally Gorjuss - For the boys
CAS-tastic challenge - Father's Day
Creative Inspirations - One for the boys
Fab'n'Funky - Just for Dad

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sit down and relax!

It's Father's Day on Sunday and oh boy- am I late with my cards! I only started with my father-in-law's one (which needs to travel and therefore should already have been on yesterday's post!) this morning, but I am quite happy with the result. God knows that the man needs a day off, put his feet up and relax, so I thought these images from BirdsCards were super suitable.
There seem to be a bunch of challenges this week with man/boy/father theme, so here we go:
Creative Craft - For the man in your life
E-Dink Digi Stamps - Father's Day
Tanda Stamps - For the Big man
Crafty Cardmakers - Cards for Men
CupCake Craft challenge - One for the Boys
Incy Wincy Designs - One for the Guys
Pear Tree Designs - Father's Day
Double Dutch Challenge - Father's Day
Stampacular - A Tribute to all fathers
Cards for Men - Father's Day

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Baby Card

About time I blog! Yes, indeed. I can't believe it's been three weeks, time flies! Today I finished a couple of orders - all baby cards, so I decided to check what challenges were out there.
The card enters the following challenges:
My Time to Craft - Xtra Special
Busy Beauties Creation Station - Anything goes

Sorry it's a quick post again; I am tired and looking forward to going to bed soon! :-)