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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Simon Says - All That Sparkles

Well I was just going to upload this card to show the last of my Babys First Christmas cards, this tine in pink (I'm sure Kai won't mind being made into a girl!) when I read this mornings challenges one of which is Simon Says which this week is 'All that Sparkles'.

The image is from Mo's Magical Pencil coloured once again with Copics. I've added Flowersoft again for the snow & cut out using labels one nesties (deja vue here me thinks!!).The cardstock is SU & the papers I think are Papermania but I'm not sure which range. The ribbon is from my stash & the snowflake is either from Bunny Zoe or Whiff of Joy. The snowflakes are again cut from Quickutz & coated in stickles & finished off with a bit of bling.

Promise my next card won't be a baby card lol!!

Thanks for looking.

Gosh!! I almost forgot . . . . the sentiment is printed on the computer & punched out using the SU Word Window punch which I was so excited to get from my SU rep Jules (great customer service & great gal!) that I was on her doorstep withing a couple of hours of this months parcel arriving lol!!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Friday Sketchers 75

Another great sketch this week across at Friday Sketchers. Have used the fab image from Mo's Digital Pencil again (can you tell I love this image!!) & once again coloured it with my Copics. I was a bit worried as I've had trouble with the red's bleeding before when I've used them with stamped images but had absolutely no trouble at all with the computer printed ones . . . phew!!
The DP is Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey & the Ho Ho Ho ribbon is from an old QVC Christmas set. The Merry & Bright ribbon I bought yesterday from Click-on-Crafts & the brads are from my stash. The stars have been cut using a Sizzix die & stickles added & the sentiment has been computer printed & cut using Nesties Labels One.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Daring Cardmakers - My Favorite Things

The challenge this week over at Daring Cardmakers is to use as many of your favorite things on a card as you can. They've asked that we try & use 5 but if you use 10 or more you can have a vertual 'gold star'!!.

How much fun is this baby having in the snow!! this is my favorite image at the moment, it's just so cute & ideal for Baby's First Christmas cards (that's the sentiment that's going on it when I get my SU Word Window Punch!! yah!!)

My favorite things are
1. My Stampin Up cardstock available in so many colours you always have the one you're looking for to hand.
2. My Stampin Up DP I just love this colour.

3. My cuttlebug embossing folders - I've used the winter word one for this card.

4. My SU punches - I've used the Spiral one on here.

5. My copic pens - love love love them!! & bought another 10 today!!.

6. My bling - love this on cards.

7. My Stickles Diamond a must have!!

8. Charms - love using these on my cards.

9. Nestabilities - have used the labels 1 on this card. I don't have nearly enough of these sets as I'd like.

right . . . . . . one more . . . .

10. My newest favorite is Flowersoft!! especially this Polar White as it's fab for snow. Don't need any tips for using it but would love to know how you get it back in that tiny tub when you've had a sprinkle lol!! there's tons of it.
The gorgeous image is from Mo's Digital Pencil & now I've had a play with my copics & found that my printer ink doesn't bleed with them I'll be buying lots more.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Stamp Something - Brown Plus Something

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at Stamp Something which is to use brown predominantly in your card.

Brown isn't a colour I would usually use but I made Christmas cards last year using this stamp & they didn't look right coloured in so I decided this year just to stamp the image & I am really pleased with the result.

Everything on this card is from Stampin Up except the nativity image & the 'Joy' sentiment which is computer generated. The cardstock, the ink used to stamp the image, the crossgrain ribbon on the front of the card & the designer paper are all Close to Cocoa. That's the great thing about Stampin Up products everything can be colour co-ordinated.

The sentiment on the front is from a Stampin Up set called Wonderous Gift.

I have everything stamped cut & ready to make another 12 of these tonight with a couple of glasses of the red stuff!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday - So Charming.

The challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday is to use a charm on your card. I've bought lots of charms just recently but on searching through them this is my last flower!! a bit of shopping required me thinks lol!!

This is another of the stamps I won from Squiggles & Giggles & is Daisy with Flowers, such a cutie. The papers & sentiment were also in the candy & are from Kay & Co.

The cardstock is from Stampin Up as is the button & the ribbon is from my stash.

I've made the little pin from beads I had in my stash & threaded them onto a pin I bought at Hobbycraft last week.

I'm really pleased with the flower which is a classic case of searching through the things you've got before buying new!! I'll explain ..... I have been waiting for a local craft shop to get the Whale Retro Flower punch in stock & it's been out of stock for weeks & weeks. I'd seen the flowers Rach had posted a tutorial for on her blog & wanted to have a go. While having a tidy up I went through my Sizzix dies which I used to use all the time before I started stamping & there was a flower die which while not a retro flower will certainly do & save me around £13!! (to spend on something else lol!!)
I've also used the EK Success punch, which was also part of the candy, on the border of the cardstock.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Where are all the Copic colourers????

Come on all ye Copic owners!!! I'm on my own over at the Copic Colour Challenge!!! Get your copics out & join me!!!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Copic Colour Challenge - Challenge 33

Here is my card for this weeks Copic Colour Challenge where the colours are G02, Y11 & V15. I only had Y11 for this weeks card so improvised with the green & violet shades.

My card is also a Thankyou to Squiggles & Giggles Stamps as my fabulous blog candy arrived today & of course I couldn't wait to ink up one of the stamps Oscar With Frame which comes with several sentiment stamps. These images stamp really clearly & are fab to colour.

The cardstock is Stampin Up & the papers are Papermania Masculine. The buttons, twine & tape are also Stampin Up.

I've used the sentiment stamp again on the tape across the front & the boarder has been done ising the zig-zag punch in the blog candy.

The card I've made is an easel card which was also for a challenge I found while blog hopping the other night but now I can't find it!!!! If anyone has come across it could they let me know please as I've gone through all the blogs I've got on Google Reader (not funny) & no luck at all. A point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for looking.