Sunday, 31 July 2011

A couple of cards to show.....

Good Morning all and happy Sunday :). Looks like the sun has finally decided to come out and play but shushhhh let's not scare it away!

I haven't blogged for months, mainly because I haven't made many cards for ages- I went back to work in February and I just don't have as much time as I used to.

Anyway, I made these last night:

I am really proud of this one- I just look at it and think oooooo I love it! The image is Lili of the Valley- its one of the free coloring images from Papercraft Inspirations. They don't color with Promarkers very well as its the wrong sort of card, but work well with my koh-i-noors and blending stumps. I colored the edge with some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and an old make up sponge. The papers are from a free stack by Serif called Picnic in the Park which were in Simply Cards & Papercraft aaaaages ago- they all have an aged/distressed look to them- totally lush!I framed the image with my circle Nestabilities and then cut a doily and a swirl from papers from the same stack- the dies are Marianne's and I LOVE them! I've come into the whole doily/swirl trend quite late so I'm making up for lost time! I stamped a butterfly on acetate and then covered it with Glossy Accents and Doodlebug glitter then added some corner peel offs and pearls to finish off. Looking at my shopping list it was a pretty frugal card really as lots of the ingredients were freebies :D.

I'm not really up on challenges at the moment but I do know that Little Claire's current challenge is 'Things with Wings' so I'm entering this card in that one :).

Onto the second card that I made yesterday:

I love this stamp- its by Sugar Nellie and if he was holding a cat it would look just like my son with our kitten. I stamped and colored with Promarkers and then went round the edge with distress inks. The paper is by Cloud 9 and I ripped and distressed the matt and then glittered it. I also ran the 2 bottom pieces through my Cuttlebug and then sanded over the top of them. I added some paper flowers and a couple of peel off corners- I do think it needs something else but I haven't decided what yet!

Thanks for looking :)


  1. Your challenge card is lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claire. x

  2. Very sweet card Claire, love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

    Donna x

  3. Reading your 'shopping list' for the first card, you obviously buy the same craft mags as I do. But at least you use them! LOL! Great cards.
    Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog about the Promarker storage. I've heard on the grapevine that Ikea are discontinuing the DVD rack (Boalt) that other people have used for their PMs. Might be worth checking if the have any going cheap.

  4. Ooo I'll have a look- dare I mention that I ordered the Spectrum Noirs today as well :-o. More storage will be needed soon methinks!