Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Audrey Hepburn...Darling

I loved this stamp as soon as I saw it and was going to wait until my next Florida holiday to get her but in the end I couldn't wait and ordered her from Quixotic Paperie, she arrived on Saturday and was inked and coloured the very same day. I also ordered the "make it crafty" blending card and it seemed to work well, very smooth will try it a bit more and let you know if I am converted.

I knew I wanted a skyline behind her, preferably New York as the image reminds me of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" but I don't have a die and my cutting is rubbish so I decided to search the tinternet and look what I found on Paper Yoga and free too, I used my craft robo and some grey snippet cardstock, I used the MME "Blush" papers that are nearly all gone and voila a finished card.

I have also coloured another of these so expect to see that card very soon.

Image: "Audrey loves her Makeup" Uptown Girl from Stamping Bella
Papers: "Blush" MME
Cardstock: Grey from Snippet folder
Ribbon: Craftwork
Die: Paper Yoga - removed the New York at the bottom.

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Friday, 22 February 2013

Monkey Business

So I needed a card fast and my printer is out of ink so I had to delve into my printed uncoloured images box and I found this cute chester retro image that has probably been in there for two years. I used him previously on this card and thought if it ain't broke why fix it and made an almost identical copy.

I hope the recipient doesn't notice that the green paper is upside down though...only noticed when I uploaded him...oh well never mind it is supposed to be handmade and unique lol.

I am entering Di's snippet playground, I have so missed playing along and hope there is room on the swings.

Image: "Retro Chester" Pollycraft
Papers: "The Boyfriend" Cosmo Cricket

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Winter Blues and a Baby Card

I am sure this happens every year but until now I hadn't noticed but the winter blues have definitely hit. Not really been feeling like crafting and haven't even unpacked from my craft playday last week but I needed to finish this card so today I made an effort and actually enjoyed myself too.

I have used my most used and favourite baby images from Mo, I bought these so long ago that I can't remember not having them, coloured with copics and a glossy accented dummy too.

As well as this being my go to images these papers are my favourite for babies too and I bought both the boy and girl sets and still love using them.

Image: "Diaper Crew" Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers: "Baby Boy" Nit Wit Collections
Cardstock: 'Limeade Ice" Papertrey Ink and 'Bashful Blue" Stampin Up
letters: cut on cricut using "Robotz" cartridge
Brad: eyelet outlet

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Another 1st Birthday

I made this card for my friend who had seen the card I made at the start of January and wanted a similar version, that is one of the many benefits of having a blog, when someone asks about a card you can show them ones you have made previously. This helped me enormously as I am struggling to put together even the most basic card at the moment. This bronchitis is certainly kicking my butt, maybe I should have listened and stayed off work but then I would only have stressed about it instead.

I bought all 4 of these babies with bears and this is the first one I have coloured, I am not normally pleased with my colouring but I think this is the best curly hair I have ever done and makes me want to colour more.

I have used the card left over from the 1st birthday card I made at the beginning of January and the papers too, now as my desk is so messy they hadn't even made it to the snippet draw, naughty Amanda lol.

Image: "Benji with Bear" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "Toy Shop" Nit Wit
Cardstock: "Limeade Ice" Papertrey Ink and "Pacific Blue" Stampin Up
Dies: 'Notched Border" MFT Stamps
Letters: Cut using "Robotz" cartridge on Cricut

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Cute Panda

As you all know I love Panda's but the lady that introduced me to card making and helped me empty my bank account is even more obsessed with them than me lol. Sue is a lady that lives near my Mum and she gave my Mum the idea to buy me a TSV for my birthday way back in 2005, she got the idea as I was like a kid in a candy store when I saw her substantial stash and as I have always loved paper, notepads and stationary this seemed to be the perfect hobby for me. I do remember saying that even though I really enjoyed making the cards in that kit I was not going to get hooked and spend a lot, and I was right, I am not hooked I am obsessed and I haven't spent a lot I have spent a fortune lol.

I really can't thank her enough as without her I wouldn't have met all of you, shared some good and bad times with people that share my card making passion and with whom I feel a kindred connection.

Ok so now after getting all emotional I suppose I should show you the card lol. I used a gorgeous digi stamp from The Paper Shelter, so easy to colour and so adorable too.

Papers are from a lettering delights kit that I bought in their $1 sale about four years ago and have never used(edited: just went to add the link and it appears to be retired, although there are loads of new cut files and fonts to see). I used new card that I bought in October from Papertrey Ink, such a gorgeous cream craft colour I can't believe this is the first time I have cut into this colour.

Image: "The Most Adorable Panda" The Paper Shelter
Papers: "PP Panda" Lettering Delights
Cardstock and Ribbon: "Fine Linen" Papertrey Ink
Die: "Faux Crochet Border" MFT STamps