Saturday, 29 May 2010

A birthday treat , a new baby and a man card

All of these were orders for workmates They all seem to prefer my cards with die cuts to the ones with coloured images .
 I've taken a fancy to using my cricut this last week or so, but still find it easier to cut files for scal than using my cartridges and the gypsy - probably cos i'm working on a much larger screen and i dont have to strain the old eyeballs so much !

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

I♥PROMARKERS challenge 16 sketch

 This weeks challenge is sponsored by the wonderful  Digi Doodles, We have a sketch for you to follow too

I chose  body tots 's cowboy  , there is just something about him that i find really appealing .
I used a set of digi papers from nitwits for my background, printing the elements twice and layering on foam pads for dimension.
The hat took me so long to colour as it just would nt go right and then suddenly the colours just seemed to  blend  into place and it was perfect, i am very happy with the way  it turned out .

Thursday, 20 May 2010

A few more paper pieced projects

I am really loving making these paper pieced projects at the mo', I think they must be my fad of the week !
Some are from cricut carts , some from templates and some bits my own designs with scal on the cricut .
I am entering this little bird card into the cricut challenge as they want to see a bird or butterfly on your card . I used Pooh and friends for the birds , Stretch your imagination for the house and the leaves were a punch that also embosses .

Monday, 17 May 2010

I♥PROMARKERS challenge 15

Our Challenge for you this week at I♥PROMARKERS is to use handmade flowers.
I made all of the flowers here in my picture from plain copy paper which i coloured first with my PMs. They are  a bit fiddly to make especially the smaller ones , but still fairly easy  .I don't recommend slicing your finger first before you make them as it makes the job a lot harder - and the throbbing is very distracting  ! !

 I am also entering this at mo's  as they also want to see what you can do with flowers ,and this is one of Mo's stunning images

Paper pieced projects

These first two are for the same person so i had to keep them different , i have used the same colours so that they still work well together . The other one is not for anybody in particular ,i just liked it . I added stars with  a holographic foiling sheet and glue pen . I have left a space in the top corner  for a name or greeting later on .
 All of these are made with paper piecing templates from my scrap chick, i love them  they are really easy to use as they are available as svg files so i can cut them on my cricut with SCAL .

Sunday, 16 May 2010

a couple for lily-boo's

These were supposed to be  posted a while back ,only i only just noticed that i forgot ;)
The wedding card is for this months challenge at Lilyboo too , we want to see your shaped cards - any shape allowed as long as its not a rectangle or square  shaped one .
The other is to show off the cute new pirate collection at lily boo boutique

Friday, 14 May 2010

Happy birthday polkadoodles

Polkadoodles is celebrating its first birthday this week and Nikky has designed some great backing papers  to give you for free !,
We want to see what you can do with them for this weeks challenge ,but we also want to see dimension and texture on your projects too .
I used the papers to make this card for my  dad and  I used the embellishment sheet to make the rosette.
I cut the letters and shadows with my cricut using SCAL2.
The card itself is like a leather effect and i added some faux stitching and brads for texture .

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


I s nt he just the cutest alien ? Pollycraft are sponsoring this week's challenge at  I love promarkers, i fell in love with him  straight away. There is a set of pollycraft  digistamps to be won , just enter our challenge by following the sketch  and remember to use those promarkers !
here is the sketch and what i have done with it

Monday, 10 May 2010

New York nights

  This one had been on my to do list for absolutely ages, and i finally got round to it ,The skyline was causing me difficulties , I cut it first with a sizzlits strip die buty it was too small so i scanned it into my pc then cut it out with scal 2  and voila ! perfect skyline , the statue was also cut with scal 2, i just googled pictures until i found one that would trace easily .

Friday, 7 May 2010

Polkadoodles summer blossoms

Where has this week gone to ? ,I can't quite believe it is friday already .I have been working one day in arrears all week !
I just about got my project for Polkadoodles done in time ,This week we want to see your creations with a theme of summer blooms
I used lots of blooms from various polkadoodles cds , i had printed them off a while back and can't remember which ones they were from  :)
The little bunny is from Paper boutique , i have decoupaged him  and set him amongst the flowers on a side step card .

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

I♥PROMARKERS challenge 13

 I have had this beautiful Mo Manning  fairy image in my collection for quite a while and never used her , the perfect opportunity arose in the form of the latest challenge at I♥PROMARKERS. We are asking you to use some form of wings on your card / project . I  wanted to give her wings the look of irridessence so messed around with my promarkers until i was happy with the colours ,I used lime zest first , then blended in a little cool aqua  and blossom.I  highlighted them with a sakura glitter  pen  and waterbrush .I die cut some bubbles and  coloured those in the same way. I cut the flowers on my cricut and inked to blend with the design  they have glittery bubbles in the centres .