Monday, 30 May 2011

Spots Before the Eyes!

A while ago I was lucky enough to win a large box of Craftwork Card Candi from a magazine. They come in loads of different colours and they are one of my most used embellishments! I now see they come in a spotted design, so think I will have to add to my collection as I love the effect. The Craftworks blog has some great ideas for using them on your cards.

This card was made with Kaisercrafts Nans Favourites papers and loads of candy spots - the sentiment is a Craftworks one too - they are printed on lovely quality card with a slight sheen to it and always look great. As you can see I'm a bit of a Craftworks fan!!

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Gorjuss Girl Birthday Card

Another attempt at using up my stash - I almost feel a halo over my head. Plus I sold 5 cards at the car boot sale this morning!

But I am likely to be visiting a nearby craft shop next week, so really I'm just making space for any new goodies that will fall into my basket!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

a Bit of Baroque

Still trying to use up a bit of stash! The background paper is from the Gypsy Sister collection by Kaisercraft. This is a yummy set where the papers are almost too nice to use, some even have flocking to add texture!

The silk flowers were coloured by promarkers to match the card candi dots. I'm doing a car boot sale this weekend and will take a few cards along to see if they sell and will add this one into the pile.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Girls, Swirls & Butterflies

Another attempt to use up my stash - thats 2 sheets of paper down, only another 498 to go! I popped over to ICS blog to get an idea for a sketch and came up with this take on it. It also used up a Gorjuss topper, Tim Holtz flourish and some prima flowers as well!

Friday, 20 May 2011

A box of old photos.....

I bought a box of oddments at a local auction that contained loads of old black & white family photos.

I have used a few to make some ATC's for
vintage swaps but still have lots left - so decided to make some Thank You RAKS to send to the hosts of the atc swaps that I join. Seems a great way to use up some of my stash too!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hanglar Skater Boy Birthday Card

I'm on a bit of a roll with masculine cards at the moment!

This cute Hanglar skater boy was teamed up with starry paper from the Forever friends range and a star shaped charm with brown voile ribbon. He is coloured with promarkers and highlighted with white gel pen.

I'm desparetely trying not to buy any more crafting stuff until payday - avoiding visiting any craft shops or even the Range until the end of the month. I have so much papers to use up I cannot justify buying any more!!!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Zooming off into the distance!

This card started off as a way of using up some of the card in my stash - the orange layer just matched the car sticker that was free with this months Papercraft Inspirations magazine. I then popped over to ICS blog for a sketch idea to put this card together and voila! a great card in time for my Uncles birthday!

Friday, 13 May 2011

A Couple More Nitwits!

I've made a couple more cards today using Nitwit downloads - It's not often you see an ostrich on a birthday card is it!

He is from the Hulabazoo collection whilst the cat is from the Me-Wow one . I was lucky enough to win a can of 'spray and sparkle' today - shall I wait and use it for christmas? Unlikely!!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Here Come the Boys

This card was made to enter a new challenge site called Here Come the Boys - for those hard to make masculine cards! The first challenge is anything goes! This card uses an image from a free Docrafts cd-rom that came with Creativity Magazine and the blue swirls are from a pack of bazzil die cuts.

I thought this would make a great card for my 12-year old nephews birthday.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Watch out for Tatty Teddys!

I made these 2 cards with the free Tatty Teddy stamp in the current Docrafts Creativity magazine and I really like them, but I am worried that I cannot use them on any cards that I make for charity.

Sarpreets blog explains that Docrafts have not yet negotiated an angel policy over their use and so at the moment the images cannot be sold! I hope this can be sorted out soon as there is a whole range of cute Tatty Teddy card making stuff just been released!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Pixie Dust Tag

This parcel tag was stamped with a one of my favourite freebie stamps from Craft Stamper Magazine. The bird is in a heart and is surrounded by scroll stamps.

It was then sprayed with gold and bilberry crush cosmic shimmer mists and highlighted with white gel pen.

I'm entering this in the Pixie Dust Paperie April Challenge which ends on the 5th May

Sunday, 1 May 2011

I'm a bit of a Nitwit!

In fact I'm a big NitWit fan and as they have a bit of a sale on their collections at the moment, I couldn't resist downloading the Me-Wow, Farley & Friends and Hullabazoo collections.
There is also some free Nitwit papers with Simply cards Magazine this month so I have plenty to play with!