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Showing posts with label challenges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label challenges. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

A Very Special Thank You

Post Christmas is the time for thank you cards so here's one to kick off the season.


If you want to make something similar with this fabulous stamp from I Brake for Stamps then you can get the stamp sheet here. It is only £11 for a sheet of 9 stamps of varying sizes.

The willow stitched ribbon is here.

The thank you stamp is here.

The image is stamped in Stazon and coloured with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake available here.
This card is entered in the

Papertake Weekly challenge Be Thankful

Phindy's Place Challenge, Give Thanks

Monday, 27 December 2010

Today's Freebie Sentiment

Every week, at the Craft Fairy site, we aim to offer a free sentiment to all of the lovely crafters who visit our site. I also do my best to create a card to go along with the sentiment. So here is the latest for you to see.



I also saw a fab challenge on Mojo Monday challenge blog that I used as my layout for the i card so without further ado her is the card. If you want the saying as a free download then click here.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Vintage image birthday card.

The challenge on Creative Craft Challenges and on Papertake Weekly is 'Anything goes'. Now that might seem like an easy challenge, but it means that you have to think for yourself. Not an easy thing in my case. So I've decided to go with this vintage stamp as a focus for my card. She is so sweet and I love the age old feel of this card.
There is also a sketch and an invitation to
'Frame it' on the Truly Scrumptious blog so I'll enter that as well. Just to make things even better I'll also enter it for the
Think Ink challege 34 on Artful Inkables. I think that I'm too late for the entry to count but it's the thought that counts.
Next there's the Crafts and Me challenge for anything goes.
Top Tip Tuesday is for embellishing and I think that this card fits that bill too.

Flowers from a selection that can be seen here.

16 mm satin ribbon from here. The colour is rosy mauve.

The stamp is from a set of children's ATC's avilable here

Monday, 20 December 2010

My what an elegant card

The title of this is, 'My what an elegant card'. I gave it that title as that's what my husband said when he saw it. That is really a compliment as he never really says anything in particular. I feel very flattered and I have Mojo Monday, sketch 170 to thank for inspiring me to do this one. I just loved the take that Julee Tilman did so this is why you see this in front of you.


To make this card you will need:
Large ivory curly roses., which can be bought here.
Tan brown rose leaves from here.
Stampinback floral silhouette available here.

Hope that you like it as much as hubby!

Yvonne

Fairy Happy Birthday

How cold is it with you? I bet that it's freezing and that you wish that this awful snow would go away as soon as possible. There is a silver lining to all of this snow: you can stay inside and craft!
I've decided that the best thing to do is to enter as many challenges as I can. So I'm starting with the Stamp with Fun Challenge by Tina.
Cute Card Thursday for 'One for the Kids'
Stamp Fairy challenge. Rather appropriate for a Craft Fairy don't you think?
Digital Tuesday challenge, Let's Celebrate.



I've used the Party Fairy stamp from Craft Fairy natch, and you can get it here.

She is also available as a digital image here. At only £1.50 she is a snip and no postal costs, no waiting, and no worries that the delivery is not going to get to you as the snow has stopped play.

I used some of the craft Fairy flowers, which are here.

I coloured her in with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake, available here
The ribbon that I used is the rosy mauve 16mm double faced satin availabe here
I hope that you like it as much as I do.
Stay warm.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Snowman and Holly for Christmas

Over the last couple of years it seems that Christmas has been geting colder and there have been far more snowmen around so the theme for this year's Christmas cards has to be: Snowman and Holly.
I decided to make it with some of the new ribbon that arrived with Craft Fairy last week.



To make this card you will need:

Snowman with checkered scarf rubber stamp from the Merry Stamper range on the Craft Fairy site.
Holly leaves
Candy Cane Christmas ribbon
Art and Graphic pens by Zig, Kuretake in colours 29 and 50
Some vintage Doodlebug paper : Jolly Holly stripe
Kuretake Calligraphy pen in silver for the border of the image and the card.
Stazon in Stone grey
14 cm x 14 cm base card in white plus extra for the stamped image
Foam pads
glue
Double sided tape

To make the card
Stamp (with Stazon), and colour your image on a spare piece of white card.
Edge the card with the silver calligraphy pen
Stick a piece of Christmas paper onto the bottom of your card.
Tie an esy bow in the ribbon and use the double sided tape to attach it to the card.
Attach the image and the holly leaves to the card with foam pads. Attahc a button to the holly leaves.
Draw a dot dash pattern on the edgeof the card as seen.
As an extra advantage I decide to enter it into the let it snow, Simon Says Challenge and the Paper Take Weekly challenge for Cut it Out.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Challenge 82 - Kids Kardz!

I know that I don't very often make cards for boys but this time I'm making the exception because it lets me use this great stamp from the Kids Collection by The Merry Stamper.



This card was made for

Challenge 82 - Kids Kardz!

on My Time to Craft.
This fab boy stamp is from the set of Sketch kids stamps from The Merry Stamper.
I also used some of our highly desired dinosaur ribbon.
Some Kuretake Art and Graphic, double ended pens for the colouring and a waterbrush for the shading.
I do hope that you like this effort as I know what a pain it is to make cards for boys and I hope that any slug hunter that gets it will love it too.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Fairy, but with a twist

Yet more fairies. Well, yes, but with a twist as I made this using more blue and beige. I also wanted to enter the Sketch and Stash challenge with the fab layour that they have this week, and the Spoonful of Sugar challenge that is also running. That one is for lots of layers and I certainly used lots on this card. The card is again made with my soon to be released fairy images so keep on looking and as soon as they are ready you will be the first to know.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 85 Hearts

The latest challenge on a Spoonful of Sugar is for Hearts so I just had to use this really cute stamp to make a card.

This card shows you that love is not for the exclusive use of the young and I think that it is so sweet.
I used the Flaunt It sheet from I Brake for Stamps that was feartued in 'Quick Cards Magazine' last year,
So, if you already have this then get on with the cards. Valentine's Day is on the horizon.

Favourite colour combo

This challenge from Everybody Art challenge 72 is no hardship as I'm only too delighted to make a card in my favourite colours. Who isn't? So off we go with....

A pink card!!!

To make this card I used my stash papers but the cute little stamp is one of my favourites too. It's a silhouette stamp but as you can see, I've used colours on it to give it definition. Pinks natch.

This is the stamp in the raw and it can be bought by clicking on the image.


Monday, 4 January 2010

New Challenge Blog

So excited as I've just found a new challenge blog, Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, and appropriately the theme this week is 'new'. So is the theme of Papertake Weekly challenge so I've entered that too. Can't get any better really. So here we are with my new themed card. I've chosen to use the tree from 'I Brake for Stamps' as my new stamp. I've not used it before despite the stamp sheet being a really popular one with my customers. Silly me then, is all that I can say.


To get the two or even three tone effect on the tree you will need to use at least three pens. I used the Kuretake, Zig Art and Graphic pens in colours 57, 55 and 49. These are available from Craft Fairy.

The star of the show, the tree stamp is from the Trees Plate 3, sheet below and it is the one featured in Craft Stamper too.

Last but not least is the ribbon which is the 9cm saddle stitch which is a recent addition to the huge ribbon range at Craft Fairy,

Monday, 21 December 2009

Colour Challenge

Roses on Paper & Belles 'n Whistles combined Challenge Blog! have a colour challenge for Cranberry, Hunter Green and/or Gold! so I just had to make this little book and use those three colours. I've just spotted a challenge for embossing on Inky impressions so I just had to enter that too. What a surprise.

The stamp is from the new stamps from 'I Brake for Stamps' that can be found in out new in section on the Craft Fairy site.
The image was embossed in old gold embossing powder that I had in my stash and it was then coloured in using the, Zig, Kuretake Art and Graphic pens.
I love this stamp as I think that it looks really rich and baroque. Just perfect for Christmas. Next, I plan to make it look very late spring, early summer which is when the poppies bloom.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Anything Goes

'Anything Goes', That's the challenge on Creative Card Crew this week and it's really opportune as I've grandaughter number 2. She is small and cuddly and just love small animals and soft toys. So this is for her and it fits the theme too.

The card is made using:

Mouse with sign stamp

Pink Florella ribbon

Basic Grey paper that I had in my stash

the border is punched with a Fiskars border punch and the

circle is cut with a nestabilities die.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Three Trees in the Sunset

The title for this post sounds rather like a title for a song but fear not as I'm not going to sing for you. Instead you are going to get the latest card in my challenge entries and this tuime it one for Allsorts challenge 29 and Sketch Saturday# 78. I'm starting today with a link to the sheet of stamps that I've used as I'm sure that you will want one too.


The card is made with just two of the stamps but the effect is achieved by a little masking and dabing with Art and Graphic pens.


Now it's over to you. I'd love to see some of the things that you create with these trees.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Humorous Senior Christmas Card

The Challenge today on Charizma Cards is a sketch and as I've been making Christmas cards recetly, this seems to be the logical thing to do.

This hilarious image is from one of our ever popular stamp sheets that can be bought by clicking on the image of the sheet below.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

My Time to Craft Challenge 'Under My Umbrella'

The latest challenge at My Time to Craft is, 'Under My Umbrella', So I have the perfect stamps to use for this and it's one that I've been itching to use.

The image is created with the mouse and Umbrella stamp from Stampinback and you can get one just like it by clicking here.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Allsorts Challenge 27, 'Children'

The challenge on Allsorts this week is for a card for a child so....this card is for my grand daughter. It's a very special card this year as the one that I made for her last year was lost in the post.



The card uses my favourite colour too so for me it's just perfect.

If you want to re-creat something similar you will need:

Stamps Kids 76 from the Merry Stamper

Pink Dotty Grosgrain Ribbon

A pink bloom

A pink button

Some paper and card

Scissors, 3d foam pads. glue etc.

Have fun.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Allsorts Challenge 19, 'Stars'

Well I decided that as it's Sepember, and the challenge on Allsorts is for cards with 'Stars' I had better get on with some more Christmas cards and here's the one that I made. The stars are in the night sky.

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I used:
The carol singer stamp from the Variety sheet from I Brake For Stamps
I piece of Night Sky Glitter Card
I base card 10.5 cm x 15cm when folded
1 piece of navy blue saddle stitch ribbon
1 tag
Oval shape
3d foam pads
What I did:
I cut a piece of the night time glitter card to cover the top half of the card while still leaving a small border around the top. Stick to the base card.
Stamp the image onto the oval card and colour with shades of blue, yellow and a little red and brown.
Tie a knot in the ribbon and adhere it over the join between the glitter card and the base card.
Write a nessage on the tag and stick it to the card along with the image.
Now that's a fairly quick card.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Love Larry for a birthday card

I've just made this card for the Allsorts challenge 17, which, this week, is for something for the boys card. I admit that is not your conventional card but I've never let that bother me. He's made using the Love Larry stamp from 'I Brake for Stamps' which can be seen here.

Isn't he a total hoot.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Christmas in July

Well. why not. Everyone says that Christmas is starting earlier and earlier so we may as well start now. Cute Card Thursday is running this challenge. So I simply can't resist.


This little gem of a stamp will have your friends howling with laughter so please enjoy.


Santa stamp can be found here on the Craft Fairy site.