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Thursday, 30 July 2009

Allsorts and ABC Challenge

Hi
This is my first ever card that qualifies for 2 challenges, I am really pleased with myself. The Allsorts challenge was a fab sketch by Dawny P and the extra criteria was that it had to be in Chocolate and Marshmallow colours. It is also my entry for the ABC challenge on the Docrafts forum, the challenge was B for Birth and it had to have 3 things on the card beginning with B so mine has Baby - Blanket and Brown. There are some bows on there too but 3 Bs were enough.


The papers and letters are from Pink Petticoat and the image is Tilly from Digi Stamp Boutique.

Hope you like it!

Wendy :-)

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Mr Mojo came home WooHoo!!!!!

After what in reality was a few days but actually felt like weeks, Mr Mojo eventually came home with his tail firmly between his legs. I have been off work since Thursday of last week and have really struggled to get any kind of inspiration to make a card for my Aunties new home. I eventually stopped trying to force it and hey presto!!!! last night I finally became inspired. I think what actually got me going was I decided to organise my Digi papers. I get sick of trawling through each folder to see what I have so I have started to print off swatches of each paper and put them on a book ring. It's quite time consuming but perfect for those moments when you just don't know what to do with yourself. These are the first swatches I have made, the Pink Petticoat one is available here and the other one is my gingham paper from Funky Fairys. I think I am going to try to do one per week and see where I go from there.












So the card I was finally inspired to make was this one.....


I paper pieced and coloured a Pink Petticoat image (from the New Home collection) with Promarkers and the gingham papers from Funky Fairys. The letters are a bit difficult to see on the picture but they are also from Pink Petticoat and the buttons are from a local craft shop.

I hope you like it, I'm really pleased with it and am now reluctant to give it away lol.

Thanks for looking and don't be shy leave me a comment to say you've been.

Thanks

Wendy :-)

Monday, 27 July 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This one is a last minute entry to the Papertake Weely Challenge. The challenge was a Colour Combination one where you got to pick your own combination from pink, black, white, yellow, green, grey and lilac. I have tried loads of different combinations and haven't managed to get more than 3 colours in without it looking over the top. So I've stuck with my faves Pink, Black and White.

The papers and image are from Lolas Boudoir collection from Pink Petticoat.


Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

Wendy :-)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Allsorts One Challenge

Well it's taken me all week to sort this one out as I have been working but I am now off for 2 weeks Hurray!!!!! So I am going to enter every challenge that I can. This weeks challenge from Allsorts was to use one of everything e.g one button ,one piece of design paper (this does not have to be in one piece however), one piece of coloured card (as well as card blank), one flower, one brad, one gem, one image, one sentiment etc.. So this is my entry, It's the first time I have a made a shaped card like this but the shaped card challenge from Allsorts a couple of weeks ago has inspired me. I used a ready made cream DL card and just cut off the top and turned it into the diamond shape, the striped paper, plain paper and image is from Pink Petticoat, cream ribbon, bit of glitter then added a sentiment using the Ali Edwards font and Voila!!!



I'm off to Loch Lomond for the weekend so now so hope you like my card and thanks for looking.

Wendy

:-)

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Hi
I am really enjoying entering all of these challenges, I don't know why I didn't do it before!! I have a list of cards for various occasions over the next couple of months and these challenges are giving me the start I need, I always struggle deciding what to put on a card but when you have a starting point like a sketch it makes it so much easier.

This challenge is a sketch challenge on Papertake Weekly and you can find the details here

I decided to use this sketch to make a card for my other niece,( she is a twin to the niece who's football card is in the post below this one ) so I have used Lilly images again from Digi Stamp Boutique. The papers are from Pink Petticoat, they are the his and hers collection which is in the retiring items.



Hope you like it

Wendy :-)

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Allsorts Challenge

I entered this challenge last week for the first time and made the top 5 I was sooooo chuffed!!! I thought I'd give it another go this week. It's a sketch challenge this week and you can find the challnge details here. This card has been made for my niece Emma who will be 10 in a couple of weeks, she claims to be a football loving tomboy but likes wearing high heels and make up so I thought I'd try to do a girly/tomboy card.




Hope you like it!!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Tuesday Taggers Weekly Challenge

I saw this challenge and knew I had the perfect images to use, they're from the Pink Petticoat "In My Garden" collection and I think they're lush!



Hope you like it :-)


This weeks Tuesday Taggers post is sponsored by The Craft Emporium


Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Allsorts Shaped Card Challenge

Hi
When I saw on the Pink Petticoat blog that they were sponsoring a challenge I just had to enter it. I don't usually enter challenges but I could not miss the opportunity to get a free download from my favourite site.

The challenge from Allsorts was to make a shaped card and after looking at their colourful blog I was inspired by the pictures on the background of the blog and came up with a cupcake.







I used papers from the Sweet Sundaes kit from Pink Petticoat and made my own template for the cupcake. I used my quickie glue pen and some extra fine glitter to add some girly sparkle and for the sentiment I used the free font download from Ali Edwards (the link for the font is on my acceptance card also on my blog). To finish I used a button and some green card for the cherry.














I hope you like it :-)

Monday, 6 July 2009

Todays Creativeness..........

Well I am into my 2nd week of being off sick and now that Wimbledon is all over i'm going to use my time to try and build up some card stocks for the millions of Birthdays/Anniversaries etc... that I have coming up over the next few months.


This is my first creation of today and I love it ( I'm modest too lol ), mostly when I'm cardmaking I think my results are ok but then every now and then I make something that I am sooo proud of and this is one of those cards.







I made it using papers from the Lola's Boudoir collection from Pink Petticoat http://www.pinkpetticoat.co.uk/lolas_boudoir/lolas_boudoir.php, I bought it a couple of weeks ago and have been dying to have a play with it. I've actually made 7 cards today using just this collection. I absolutely love it!

My creativeness ( not sure if that's a word but I like it ) has now dried up so I'm going to put my feet up and relax for the rest of the night while Hubby is at work.

Thanks for popping by my blog, hope you're liking it :-)

Wendy

x

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Finally a new card!!!

Well I eventually got round to making a new card, this one is for an acceptance to a wedding where my Husband is a joint Best Man.









I made it using Pink Petticoat sweet flourishes in cream and ocean, I thought this was an appropriate colour as the reception is in a building on the sea front, the font is a free download by Ali Edwards I got the link from Pink Petticoat and it is here.

Hope you like the card, I'm really pleased with it and it has inspired me to make more so hopefully I'll be posting again in the next few days.

:-)