Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A not too girlie card

Another of my son's friends is celebrating her birthday this week, so when I asked him to tell me what she is like in order to make a suitable card for her, his answer was quick and clear: She is not very girlie, mama, so nothing like Barbies... she is a bit of a tomboy actually! I thought it was very funny that at this early age kids can already sense other people's likes, dislikes and personalities.
Anyway, I put my thinking cap on and decided to go only a tiny bit girlie - hence the pink colour, but also adding some browns and blue. And since I remember this girl walking her dog very often my decision was to use this cute little birthday dog image on her card.
The stripe paper is from BMD, the polka dot paper is from Josscraps and the paws one, I am not sure to be honest. The image of the cute dog with the birthday balloons is Tiddly Ink, coloured with Letraset Promarkers and googly eyes; sentiment computer generated and mounted on 3D pads; the number is a foam sticker.
The photo is not great but I hope you like the card.
Onto some challenges:
The sketch is from Eat, Sleep, Stamp
My Mum's craft shop - Happy Birthday
Lexi's Creations - Card for a child
Crafts your Days away - Pink, brown and blue

Monday, September 19, 2011

Punches and dies - OLL #89

Good Monday!
This fortnight's challenge at Ooh La la is about Punches and Dies.
My card features the beautiful butterfly paper from the Carnival of Colour CD and several of my punches and dies; the sentiment is from TLC Creations; gems from my own stash.
Have a look at the OLL challenge blog for some fantastic creations!
I have a busy week ahead so I will leave you for now but hopefully post some more cards later on the week.
Have a good one x

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


For this card, I was inspired by the papers and toppers featured in one of the recent Papercraft Inspirations issues. The trees paper is in fact from PIN, while the leaves and gingham papers are Papermania (Secret Garden). I love the autumny colours, don't you? At this time of the year I feel like using them everywhere!!
I created the sentiment with the computer, handcut the tree and added some rich shiny card candy as fruits.
The card will be sent to another friend of mine whose birthday was last week (you see, I am not soo late for this one ;-))
Onto some challenges:

That's all for me for a few days probably :-)
Enjoy the rest of the week!


The second card tonight is for a friend's son. Since autumn is all around us already, my hands and eyes went directly to warm rich colours when looking for papers. I was not sure about the layout of this card when I started so it got changed a few times, but I am pretty happy with the final result.
I think both digital papers are from one of the DoCrafts CDs; the lion is from Skhedr, coloured with Letraset Promarkers; Sentiment from TLC Creations, SGT Stamper ticket; twine and card candy from my stash.
Some suitable challenges:
Stamp with Fun - Autumn (colours)
Lexi's Creations - Autumn (colours)
The Crazy Challenge - Spots and stripes

Catching up

After a 5 week break of crafting I sooo needed to catch up!! So the last couple of evenings I have been busy trying to design and finish all the cards I needed for like - weeks ago!!
This first one I'm showing you tonight is for my best friend, whose birthday was mid-August (shame on me!!). I decided to go for a very girly look and colours, I hope she likes it - better late than never! :-)
Papers are from the Red hot paper pack, Capsule Collection, by Papermania. The cute image, coloured with Letraset Promarkers, is Lili of the Valley; Stickles; sentiment computer generated, and ribbon and card candy from my stash.
Some challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes with Flowers

Monday, September 5, 2011

Anniversary card OLL#88

There's a new exciting challenge starting today at Ooh la la:
Anniversary cards

I used the Star Gazer image and papers for my trifold card. Ribbon and gems from my own stash; Xcut Punch.
Make sure you check the rest of the DT beautiful creations for more inspiration. And remember that you have 2 weeks (until Sunday 18th September) to enter your own Anniversary card.
Other challenges:
My Time to craft - In full bloom
Little Red Wagon - Border punch
My Mum's Craft shop - Easy as 1, 2, 3 (1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, 3 gems)
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes