Tuesday, 3 February 2015

I've Been Featured

Check it out!!! I have been featured over at Cre8tiveCindy's blog. If you ever need some inspiration for male cards pop over to this blog every Monday to see what Cindy has discovered in blogland :-)

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