Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sweet Spring

Isn't this bunny just the cutest? I am really making the effort to use my stash that has been neglected. I found this cute bunny in a folder on my computer. Not even sure where it has come from, so if you know the designer I would love to be able to give them credit.

I have again coloured my image using my Promarker pens & I tried out the dot technique on the background.  Like my bunny from last week, I have added it to these gorgeous Prima Sun Kiss papers with a hint of WRMK Baby Mine. I didn't really need to add much more except a few gems, a lovely blue organza ribbon & the birthday sentiment.

Challenges I have entered.......
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Ribbon & Bows

Monday, 26 January 2015

Girly Chic

I have used this gorgeous kit from ClipArt Fairy before, but it was perfect for another birthday card I needed to make.

I printed both layers onto card & cut round. I then layered onto an 8x8 base card. I added a touch of WOS to her lips & nails & Stickles to her jewellery. A white organza bow & some Bling flat backed pearls were all that was needed to finish off the main image. I added some newly purchased Fran-tage to the corners of the card which has just brought everything together.

For the inside of the card, I printed off the base layer with sentiment onto paper & added some more Fran-tage to the corners x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Creative Card Crew - Shabby Chic
Little Red Wagon - Shhhhhh!!
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Simply Create Too - Happy Mothers Day (or for a female)
Paper Creators Crafts - Anything Goes

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sparkly 18th

Another card that has winged it's way up North is for my friend's 18th Birthday. This card was a total experiment for me in regards to decorating the shoe. I had originally considered doing the whole shoe in gems, then changed my mind.

I used a previous sketch from SSW2 for the layout. The image is from Crafters Companion & is just so cute. I coloured with Promarkers & edged with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I added white & clear WOK to the streamers & the base & heel of the shoe. The top half of the shoe was covered with Red Stickles. It really created a lovely glittery shoe. I then added 2 different sized gems to the bow. The papers are Vintage Charm from MME & I just finished the card off with gems & organza ribbon.
I took the main layout through to the inside of the card using the same papers as on the front. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Love to Create - Colour Inspired
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Bling & A Bow
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Racing Dream

This is another card using the wonderful La Pashe decoupage sheets. I tend to make a lot more mens cards each year than I do ladies. I must admit I find them slightly easier to do as I am not really a pink person.

This card is using the Silver Racer decoupage sheet & I have teamed it with this funky striped paper from MME Sunny. To finish it off I have again stamped the Happy Birthday using the CC stamp. x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
 Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thursday - Colourful 
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes 
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes January 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Spring Bunny

This is my 2nd card of the month, also the 2nd card to go to my friend up in Barnoldswick :-) I found this cute bunny stamp in the back of my stamp stash & decided it really needed to be used.

I coloured with Promarker & Mirage pens. I used these gorgeous papers from the Prima Sun Kiss A4 paper stack. The corners & butterflies were cut from some new dies that I have treated myself to & I sparkled them up using WOS & Stickles. I then diecut the friends sentiment & added lots more stickles. I layered the card up using a previous sketch from SSW2 x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Crafty Cardmakers & More - Something Old, Something New (Old - Stamp, New -Butterfly & Friends Die)
Crafty Creations - Something Old, Something New (As Above)
Allsorts - Spring Flowers
Card Mania - Make It Sparkle
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes #43

Thursday, 22 January 2015

First Blogging of 2015!!

I hope you all had a lovely end to 2014 & an easy but cold start to 2015 :-) I have finally had chance to get some birthday cards done for this month as I have a rush of birthdays all at the same time. This first card has been made for my best friend's son. I can' believe he was 25 this year!!

I have used this cute Crafter's Companion stamp & coloured him in using a mix of Mirage & Promarker pens. The papers are a mixture of Nitwit & Mosaic Memories. I added a few gems & a stitched ribbon. The sentiment is also from CC x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.........
Crafty Sentiments - For A Man
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Cards Und More - Animals
Cards 4 Guyz - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes