Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 89 (6/40 Challenge)

Good Morning Crafters!

Today I'm sharing a crafty treat showcasing a beautiful image from Beccy of Beccy's Place.

She is sponsoring our challenge this fortnight so this is a sneak peak.  My card officially goes up next Friday for the reminder post.

This image is a freebie which you can find here.

Products Used:
Image - Beccy's Place "Magnolia"
Sentiment - LOTV
Colouring Medium - Letraset ProMarkers
Papers - Papermania "Rose Garden"
Gems - Stash

NB.  I am now an 1/8  of the way through my challenge of 40 cards without buying any more stash and it's feeling good to dig out some old papers and scraps I have around.  I think I will get to 40 easier than I thought I would though!  At least when I'm done I'll have more room for new crafty stash ;)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Another Year Older (5/40 Challenge)

Good evening crafters!

I had a nice chilled evening tonight, dug out all my crafty stash and got making!  Everyone's birthday seems to come up at this time of year.  Most of them within a week and a half of each other!  Craziness!

So tonights card will be for my Uncle Pete.

I decided to make an easel card.   Originally I was going to fussy-cut out the image but decided all the detail around the edge was too pretty to remove so kept it as a plain square.

I brought the Stampin' Up sentiments last year and have been waiting to use it as they didn't really go with any of my dainty, girly stamps.  But as the colours and image were bold I thought it would work.

What I love most about this card is the Wink of Stella on the bow.  Naturally the picture doesn't do it justice, but I tried as best I could to capture some of the glitter.

I can see little bits that I didn't position right etc, but overall I actually quite like the card cause it's so bright and cheerul!

I am entering this in Meljen Designs Challenge:
Buttons, Bling and Twine

Products Used:
Sentiment: Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration "See Ya Later"
Papers - Smirk (Not sure what pad as they are scraps I had laying in my paper box)
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Buttons, Gems and Twine - Stash
Glitter Pen - Wink of Stella "Clear"

Happy Birthday Dad (4/40 Challenge)

Well today is my dad's 65th birthday and with that also comes his last day of work as he is officially retiring as of 5.30pm!

I'm so happy for him as he has worked hard for so long and it's about time he got time to enjoy life in whatever form he chooses.

I made a simple little card for his birthday...and do you think you can guess by theme what my mum has in mind for him when he is sitting around the house?  Yep ... DIY - all those little jobs that are waiting to be done :)

Products Used:
Image - DoCrafts Dad Stamp
Papers - Paper Cellar "Men 2"
Colouring Medium - Letraset Promarkers
Brads - Stash (had these for so long but I believe they were Woodware brads)