Saturday, 30 November 2013

Season's Greetings

Today I've managed (after a week of disasters) to make 3 Christmas cards. the first one is using a fab image by Polkadoodles. 

The next two are made using my fab new Marianne Creatable bauble dies. One in rainbow mirri

The other in gold.

Thanks for stopping by guys. Now I have my mojo back I'd best get on with a birthday card for a very special teenager.....

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Can You Kick It?

Here is this weeks design team tutorial for Polkadoodles. Its designed for all you newbies to have a go. Seriously its not difficult.

I printed off my choice of papers, embellies & digi from Pretty Tuff CD Rom, coloured my image and ribbon to match with Graph It Markers (skin: 4125, 4145, 4150, hair:1210,1230,1270, kit: blender, 9100, 9101, boots: 9500, 9501, 9503)

I mounted my papers and text on contrasting card stock from my crafty stash.

I then added my matching ribbon to the left hand side of my mat and attached it to an 8x8 card blank.

Then by following the actual sketch layout  for this weeks  challenge I arranged my card.

I added some faux stitching (little black dashes) around the edges just to stop the eye wandering off the page and that's it! A lovely, bright, funky design for an up and coming footballer.

If you'd like to take part then click here Polkadoodle Challenge

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Gingham Style

Happy Birthday to the lovely Create and Craft presenter, Nigel May. I like to try and match the card to the recipient and all I could think for this one was Gingham (Yee Ha! - don't worry that's on the insert!!) and what better way to go than 'Gingham Style'. I borrowed a picture of Nigel off the internet and plonked him onto a digi stamp from Wrinklies CD Rom and coloured the rest in with my Graph it markers. Of course no groover is happy without a disco ball which I made from mirri & a few gems and sparkles to jazz it up a little and inked the edge to give it a nighttime feel. I matted the topper on some blue card. I then added this to my card blank which I'd decorated with some blue gingham (yee ha!...... sorry) and a decorative border. Just to finish I added my wording.

Happy Birthday Nigel May have a lovely day x x x

I did manage to give Nigel his card at the NEC Hobbycrafts yesterday the picture did me no justice at all so I cropped it obviously its not the greatest quality but you get the idea.


Friday, 1 November 2013

Cute Christmas Box

Here's my DT project this week for Polkadoodles Challenge Blog I cant believe how easy this box was to make. I printed it all off from A Home For Christmas all I used was one sheet of A4 card, a topper, a bit of ribbon and some glitter, cheap as chips and something a little different.

Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look, why not pop over to Polkadoodles Challenge Blog this week and join in with the fun?