Saturday, 30 January 2010

A Spoon Full Of Sugar

This weeks challenge over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar is "freestyle"
For my card I have used another of my new CC Design stamps called Swiss Pixie Birgitta. I'm really loving these stamps at the moment and have just ordered some more. The designer paper is Eva by Basic Grey. When I make a card I normally make the base card and then colour the image to match the dp, I didn't with this one but I do think the papers blend quite well with the image.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Poppy has just made Cheese & Potato pie for our tea, yum!
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sketch Saturday

Good Evening, hope everyone has had a good weekend. Today, we've been to Ikea to buy another storage unit for my craftroom and of course Swedish meatballs!

For my card I have followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday I love this sketch and will be definitely be using it again.

I am ashamed to say that I have had this image by Magnolia since last March and I've never inked it up. Edwin looks so dapper in his morning suit don't you think?

The designer paper is called Boxer by Basic Grey I found it at the bottom of my paper drawer last weekend. I just love it when you find papers that you had forgotten you had its almost as exciting as buying new stash lol.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

A Spoon Full Of Sugar

The challenge over at A Spoon Full Of Sugar this week is layering which my card has several of although some are hidden by my image.

This is the first time I have been brave enough a use a digital image and I choose one from Mo's Digital Pencil called Shy Valentine James. I was so pleased at how easy it was to use a digital image, I had visions of the ink smudging but it was perfect. I think I have been converted!

Shy James has been coloured using Copics and the designer paper is Bitter Sweet by Basic grey just perfect for Valentine cards.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Monday, 18 January 2010

CC Design


Good evening. Hope you all had a good weekend mine was nice and relaxing with some time spent in my craft room.

I'm in love with these very cute Swiss Pixie stamps this little beauty is called Birgitta. Equally gorgeous is My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow designer paper. The sentiment is by Aud Designs this is another set of stamps that I use time & time again. Other bits & bobs are from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Chef Edwin

Hope everyone is well and having a good weekend. This card is for a friend of ours who enjoys cooking and so I decided to use Chef Edwin by Magnolia. No challenges for this card just for fun
I have used my good old faithful designed papers Basic Grey Archaci, border is a Fiskars punch, ribbon & pears from stash.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Double Dutch Challenge


This is my first ever entry for the Double Dutch challenge following a fabulous sketch. I have used one of my oldest but well used Magnolia stamps, it's great for those difficult men cards.
The papers are by Basic Grey Archaci I always reach for this paper pad when making cards for men. I have used a combination of Promarkers and Copic pens to colour the image.
I hope everyone is keeping warm, we keep having snow showers in Northamptonshire but I think we have got off lightly compared to some places in the UK.
We've got an eighteenth birthday party to attend tonight but luckily it is in walking distance.
Have a good weekend and thanks for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

More My Mind's Eye

I told you I was "in love" with My Mind's Eye papers , just can't stop using them. I was going to enter this card into a challenge but I've missed the deadline not a promising start one of my new year resolutions " enter more challenges".

The sweet image is by Whiff of Joy and I've lost count to the number of times I've used it. I'm pleased with how this card has turned out and I'm going to give it to my MIL for her birthday next month.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Sunday, 3 January 2010

My Minds Eye

Good evening. All good things must come to an end and tomorrow everything returns back to normal, hubby back at work , Poppy back to school and I'm back to work on Tuesday.

Over the Christmas holiday I ordered several paper collections by My Minds eye, this one is called "Pretty Please". These papers work so well with the very cute Panduro stamps.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Saturday, 2 January 2010

First card of 2010


I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, ours was great, nice and relaxing. I am now refreshed after my break from card making and looking forward to the challenges ahead.
For my first card of 2010 I have used a very cute Panduro stamp and some gorgeous My Minds Eye paper. I really like this colour combination you will probably see me using it a lot in 2010.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Happy New Year


Happy 2010 to all my blogging friends, here's to health , happiness and of course creativity.