Thursday, 16 June 2011

Popcorn Anniversary Card

Morning Everyone, 

This is a card I have made for my Husbands Aunt and Uncle who are celebrating their wedding anniversary today.

The image is from the Popcorn Bear Romance Collection by Crafters Companion 
I have stamped the image up using Stazon, and colored in using Lyra Water colours. I have not used these for a while and after colouring in this image I can say that I have missed them, Promarkers are easier to use as they blend quicker but water colours give a nice soft edge to the image. 

So the card is covered with a backing paper that I believe I got free in a magazine so I don't know what it is called or who does it, this has been edged with gold peel offs. On top of this I have put a cut out of a flower frame, chalked this to match the card blank colour, I have then used an Organza Red ribbon and ran this up the card and finshied with a bow using the same ribbon.

The image has been matted onto cream card blank and in the four corners I have used red gems to give the look of brads and to add a bit of glam to the image. 

The card has been finished with a handmade flower I have created using the Cricut Machine and a sentiment of "Happy Anniversary" the topper has been finished nicely with the hearts and the edge of the rose, having a bit of glitter added to them.

The Card
The Image
The Flower

The Ingredients
 A4 Pearl Card Blank
Red Organza ribbon
Stazon on 
Popcorn Romance Stamp
Backing paper
Peel offs
Lyra Water Colours Bear 1  Mix of 5610096/5610082/5610076 Bear 2 Mix of 5610007/008/001/0082
Cushions 5610017 Bed 5610028 Rose 5610017 Leaves/Stems 5610068 Heart/Paw 5610076 
Sakura Glitter Pen number 719 Red
Cricut Expression Machine 
Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge - Flowers and "Happy Anniversary" 
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge - Leaves 
Funky Foam - Green Heated to create a Spiral 
4 Red Gems 

Thanks for popping in to have a look, and any comments good or bad would be greatly appreciated. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Tatty Ted Anniversary Card

Morning Everyone, 

Today's card is another anniversary card, this time I have used Tatty Ted to create the main image. 
The card is on a blue base card as close to Tatty Teds nose colour as I could get, and then using various backing papers mounted on to pearled grey card, the main image has been backed on to Silver Mirror card to give it a bit of sparkle. In one corner of the card I have made a rosette and in another corner I have placed three blue gems. The sentiment Happy Anniversary Mam and Dad is cut out using the Cricut machine and is out of the same grey card as the backing to the papers.  Tatty Ted has been stamped using Memento ink called London Fog, the only extra colouring in I have done is to the patch and the paws and I used a grey Promarker for this and coloured his nose in using a various blues again from the Promarker collection.

The Card

The Image

The Ingredients 
Pale blue card
Grey card
Tatty Ted stamp
Momento Ink in London Fog
Blue Promarkers
Grey Promarkers
Cricut Cartridge Elegant Cake Art by Martha Stewart 
Backing papers various in blue shades. 
Blue Gems
Blue Brad.

I hope you like the card and any comments good or bad are always greatly relieved. 
Hugs for now

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Fizzy Moon Anniversary Card

Good Morning Everyone, 

Well this card is for my Parent in Laws Anniversary I created this card for my Father in Law to give to his wife. 

I decided to do another Fizzy Moon, image again coloured in using Promarkers.

I used my Cricut machine to cut the mats out that Fizzy is sat on, and using different backing papers in different size I created the base of the card. To finish the card, I created a selection of Yellow flowers, again using my Cricut Machine to help me, added some, glitter to Fizzy's flowers, a bow and ribbon, and a sentiment on a tag. 

The Card

The Image

The Flowers

The Ingredients 
Cream card base
Various yellow backing papers
pale yellow ribbon
yellow card
green card
pro markers Flower Centre Canary Flower Buttercup, Leaves Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Bear Almond, Bear Face and Pads Sandstone, Button Caramel, Buttercup.
Gold border peel offs 
Cricut machine
Cricut cartridge All mixed up
Cricut Cartridge Elegant Cakes by Martha Stewart
Cricut Cartridge Seasonal Cakes by Marta Stewart

Thank you for looking I hope you like, and please leave any comments good or bad.

Hugs for now 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge- Surprise Surprise

Good Afternoon Everyone, 

Well here is a card I have just made for two challenges one challenge is the Bah Humbug Challenge Surprise Surprise, this challenge leads us into created anything we like providing it is on a Christmas Theme, the second is from a Do Craft Demonstrator Gill who asked us to create a card or scrapbook page using the theme black and white.

So the card I made is a Christmas card, the card is a square white card blank with a black matting covered with a white backing paper with black and gray dots and squares on, then onto that I have placed a ribbon down the edge and a tiny piece of ribbon put into a not at the top. On top of this mat and layer I have created a further black and white layer with the white being embossed through the Cuttlebug machine.  The main image is cut from the Cricut machine using the Home Decor cartridge.
The sentiment is a Peel Off that was coloured in using a black pro marker, and to give the card a bit of bling. I have used some gems on the topper to give it the wow factor.

I think the card is simple but elegant and another one to add to my Christmas Collection. 

The Card

The Topper

The Ingredients 
Square card blank
Black card
White card
Embossing folder
Cuttlebug Machine (or one similar )
White Ribbon
Cricut Machine
Cricut Home Decor Cartridge

The Challenges 
Gill - Do Crafts Demonstrator 
Bah Humbug - Surprise Surprise 

Thanks for having a look any comments would be greatly appreciated. 

Fizzy Moon - Thinking of You Card

Morning Everyone, 

Today is my first ever card I have made using Fizzy Moon, the card is for a friend of mine who is having a hard time with her knee, so thought I would send her something to make her smile.

The card is again based on spring/summer colours so again for this card I have chosen yellow as my theme. 
To start the card I have used a cream a4 base card folded in half, with half the page covered in a spare piece of backing paper I have had which is from the Messy Rabbit CD Collection by Joanna Sheen

The image is stamped using Pro marker pens, and then matted onto a loop square that has been cut using the Cricut Expression Machine and the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge, the flower was also cut from the same cartridge, the leaves have been cut from Stretch your Imagination, and the flower was finished off with a brad in the center and funky foam twisted and heated into a spiral. 

For the Sentiment "Flowers for you" this was stamped onto a cream tag. 

To finish the card I have placed a  band of cream ribbon across the join of the backing paper and the card, and finished it with three yellow gems, and I have used Glossy Accents on the bears nose and the center of the flowers.

The Card
The Flower
The Image

The Ingredients 
A4 Cream card base folded in half 
Backing paper from Messy Rabbit Collection 
Cricut Expression Machine 
Cricut Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge - Flowers and Looped Square 41/2 inch
Cricut Stretch Your Imagination - Leaves
Funky Foam - Green
Stamp - Fizzy Moon - Celebrations
Pro Marker Pens - Bear Almond Face/Pads Oatmeal with Almond over the top, Button Honeycomb, Oatmeal and Cocoa, Nose Cocoa, Flowers Buttercup, Flower Center Honeycomb, Stems/Leaves Leaf Green, Background Meadow Green and Vanilla.
Glossy Accents - Nose and Flower Centers

The Challenges 

Thank you for taking the time to look and any comments good or bad would be greatly appreciated. 


Sugar Nellie Country Garden Birthday Card

Morning Everyone,

Today I am showing you a card I have made for my friend.

The card is made using a Sugar Nellie stamp called Country Garden, as it is summer I thought a nice summer colour would be appropriate and went for yellow. The card is an A5 card blank in a cream/yellow colour, half the card is covered in backing paper with yellow flowers and purple bows on it. I went for this backing paper to pull the purple out from her top. The image is stamped and coloured in using Promarker pens and then mounted onto a Nestabilitie Die, which has been chalked in green. The card is finished with a bow, gems, a handmade flower and a greeting made from the Cricut Machine using Create a Critter saying "Happy Birthday" 

The Card

The Side View

The Flower

The Image

The Ingredients
 A4 Card Blank Cream/Yellow
Backing Paper with yellow flowers and purple bows (this can be changed to suit your taste)
Yellow and Pale Yellow card to be cut to create the flower and Happy Birthday
Cricut Cartridges Create a Critter for Happy Birthday and Martha Stewart Elegant Cake for the flowers, Stretch your Imagination for the leaves.
Pale yellow funky foam, twisted and heated to create curls.
Silver border peel off
Three yellow gems
Pale yellow bow
Promarker Pens Hair Cocoa, Hair Accessory Ruby, Top Amethyst, Jeans China Blue, Patch Sky Blue, Patch 2 Royal Blue, Grass Meadow Green, Leaves Leaf Green and Forest Green, Basket Sandstone and Caramel, Flowers Canary, Boots Sandstone, Skin Blush.

Thanks for looking and any comments are greatly appreciated.
Hugs for now

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge - Going Green

Morning Everyone,

Wow I have just got this card finished photographed and uploaded to the site in time. 
This card is for this weeks challenge on the Bah Humbug blog for the challenge "Going Green"
Here is what I did.
The card is an A4 Dark Green card blank, with a piece of backing paper I saved from a magazine, this is matted onto the green card and finished with a gold peel off (actually it is the left over section from a peel off) the topper is a Sugar Nellie stamp called Winter Wonderland, I have coloured it in using Pro Marker Pens. The image is matted onto green card stock the same colour as the base and again edged with the left over peel offs, I have then matted this onto cream card stock, which is recycled from a card that went wrong. The card is then finished with a bow, a sentiment I pinched from a Christmas card I received last year (don't worry it was originally a shop bought card) and the stars are what was left from the confetti I had on my Christmas table last year.

When I first found out it was recycling a little grown come from me, but as soon as I started looking in my box, loads of stuff come pouring out, so if I actually think about it the only thing that is brand new is the stamped image, and the bow. 

 The Card

The Topper

Items Used 
 Green Stock
Cream Card Stock
Backing Paper 
Gold Stars
Gold Peel Offs
Black Memento Ink
Pro Markers - Hair Sandstone, Coat, Bird and Berry's Ruby, Scarf and Umbrella Forest Green
Pants China Blue, Shoes Caramel. 


Well That is is for me for this card
More coming soon
Thanks for looking
Kelly xx