Thursday, 30 October 2014

Three little girls

This year I have made six first birthday cards for family and friends and I've tried to make them very similar, I thought this would make it easier but I think it sapped my creativity instead. As these last three cards are all very similar Im not going to do separate posts but group them all together in this one.

First one is an 8 X 8 and used "Robotz" cartridge for the name

For the next one I used "cherry limeade" both font and shadow

And finally I just used the "cherry limeade" font shadow for this one

Image: "beatrix with bear" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "bear necessities" Nit Wit
Card: "bashful blue" stamping up and "sweet blush" papertrey ink
Punch: "eyelet" boxer from martha stewart
Words: "robotz" or 'cherry limeade" cut on the cricut

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R02
Hair - E29, 27, 25, 23, 21
Clothes - B04, 02, 01, 00, 000, R22, 21, 20, 0
Bear - E49 , 47, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40
Ground - W3, 1, 0, 00

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Wishing you Luck

I love when my friends get good news and I like to let them know how much by sending them a little card. I have quite a few good news images but this one seems to be one that gets used quite a bit (in Amanda speak this means more than once lol)

Image and Sentiment: "Wishing you Luck" A La Mode by MFT
Papers: "Martie" Sassy Designs
Card: Snippet folder
Dies: blueprints 1, 2, 13, 15

Skin - E11, 00, 000, R02
Clover - G46, 43, 40
Trousers - N7, 5, 4, 3
Top - R39, 37, 35

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Important News - Someone is 18 today

I finally used some of the goodies I got from the MFT retreat on this card, my friend's daughter is stationary mad, in fact she reminds me of me at that age, I told her it's just a short jump to crafting.

I decided to use the office supplies dies to create a clipboard and the insert it notepad fitted this perfectly. I went with the bright pink and yellow as they reminded me of highlighters and that was what I was trying to make the arrow etc look like. 

I hope she likes her card and also has a wonderful birthday.

Stamps:"basic numbers" clearly besotted and "at the office" mft
Dies: Blueprints 15, 13, 1 and 2, LLD Office Supplies and insert it notepad all mft
Papers: "schooltime" Miss Tiina and "note to self" Echo Park
Card: Recollections kraft
Inks: "razzleberry" and "lemon drop" both mft

Monday, 20 October 2014

Birdbrain Card Sharks

After seeing a card on Jules blog I went looking at the "from the heart stamps" store and bought a few of the birdbrains, ok quite a few but they appeal to my sense of humour and are perfect for guy cards, and as you know I like making guy cards lol.

I made this one without anyone specific in mind, something I rarely get chance to do anymore. I used papers already in the snippet folder so another entry to the playground, I have played along a few times recently which means I must be reducing the snippet mountain...right?

Image: "Birdbrain card sharks" From the heart Stamps
Paper: "All about a boy" Echo park at Jessica Sprague
Card: "tempting turquoise' stamping up, "orange zest" papertrey ink
Dies: Blueprints 13 and 2, horizontal stripes and rectangle stax all MFT
Brad: Eyelet Outlet

Challenges: Snippet Playground

Friday, 17 October 2014

PPpick up a penguin

If you are lived in Britain and grew up in the seventies then this title will mean something to you, penguin is a gorgeous chocolate biscuit and this was the slogan that went with the ad campaign. It's amazing how they get into your brain and everyday conversation, cuprinol for instance has "does exactly what it says on the tin" as their slogan and that is a popular saying in our house and it covers just about everything...anywho lets get on with the card stuff.

I adore Digistamp Boutique images, there is just something about them that makes me smile so I bought this little guy along with his arctic friends when he was on special offer. I couldn't wait to colour him up and get him on a card so I made two almost the same as it seems I may run out of time to make all my cards unless I start doing more of this.

Image: "arctic friends" Digistamp Boutique
Paper: "winter wishes" echo park at Jessica Sprague
Card: "plum pudding"  Papertrey Ink
Sentiment: Studio G
Dies: blueprints 15 and 1, pierced flags stax

Penguin - N9, 7, 5, 1, Y38, 35, 32, R20
Hat - V17, 15, 12

Image: "arctic friends" Digistamp Boutique
Paper: "winter wishes" echo park at Jessica Sprague
Card: "enchanted evening"  Papertrey Ink
Sentiment: Studio G
Dies: blueprints 15 and 1, pierced flags stax

Penguin - N9, 7, 5, 1, Y38, 35, 32, R20
Hat - B97, 95, 93

Challenges - Digistamp Boutique

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sketch Saturday 331

Its been a while since I joined the challenge at Sketch Saturday but as soon as I saw this weeks I knew exactly what I was going to do. I have added a sentiment and I hope thats ok.

I used the kraft card that was still sat on my desk after making the hot cocoa card so Im off for a play in the snippet playground.

Image: "Bloom with Hope" Hostess Set from Stampin Up
Paper: "Be Amazing" MME
Card: Recollections Kraft
Dies: Blueprints 2, horizontal stripes, stitched circle and circle staxs, sentiment strips all mft

Copics -
Y32, 35, 38, BG75, 72, BG91, 93

Challenges - Snippet Playground
                     Sketch Saturday

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hot Cocoa Ants - Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC51

I was trying to decide if I should paper piece the mug of this image but in the end the Copics won lol. I really enjoy colouring these images, not sure if it is because my hubbie is called Ant lol.

I found this paper in my stash and decided to base the whole card around it, I love this colour scheme and it made me want a large cup of hot chocolate.

Image : "Hot Cocoa Ants" Doodle Pantry
Paper: "Home for Christmas" Papermania
Card: Recollections Kraft
Sentiments: studio G
Dies : blueprints 1, 2, stitched circle and circle staxs and horizontal stripes all mft

Ants - N9, 7, 5
Marshmallows - E51, 50, 00
Cocoa - E29, 27
Ladder - E35, 34, 31
Ground - E44, 43, 42
Sky - BG10
Cup - R59, 39, 37, 35

Challenges - Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC51

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Have cart will travel

I've used this card by Lisa as inspiration but until I went to link it I hadn't realised how alike they were. I saw her card and got an idea in my head and it's taken more than 6 weeks to actually make the card. I lost my mojo, my own fault, I decided to change my stamp storage and I became very overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff I have. I've gotten rid of a bit but once I've decided which bits to find new homes for I will add a for sale page on here.

I'm pleased I organised it as I know what I have and can find them easily, now the task is complete I feel invigorated and wanted to make some cards.

I've also been trying to use up all the printed card and paper scraps, it's a slow process but I'm hoping that eventually I will make a dent in it.

Image: "boys toys" digistamp boutique
Paper: "chevron" and "fluffy clouds" both pink petticoat
Card: found in snippet folder
Dies: "golf landscape" memory box, blueprints 13 and 2 by MFT

T9, 7, 5, 2, E19, 13, RV99, R39, 37

Challenges: Snippet playground