Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Popping up to say 'hello'

My friend Eileen very kindly let me stamp one of her new Penny Black stamps...isn't he cute?  Coloured with both copics and pencils.
Backing paper is from the Papermaina 'Summer Bloom' paper set.  Punches used are EK success, Martha Stewart Butterfly. Senitment is from Craftwork Cards...

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Just playing....

Just been playing around with my new Stampin UP ornament punch and the S.U stamp set 'Just Believe' .  A simple card using the ornament punch as a vase,  stamped a tiny flower stamp over the bauble punch using a Versamark ink pad.  Just added some tiny punched flowers and some pearls, stamped the vase with versamark and a small flower stamp and then added mounted it with sticky pads. Senitment also from the same set.

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Bah Humbug challenge....

Penguins is the challenge this week from Bah Humbug.
This little stamp is an old Funstamps one called 'Star Penquin'.  Coloured with copic pens, mounted onto a Nellie frame.  Backing paper is from stash.  Also used is the large cuttlebug Snowflake and  Martha Stewart icicle punch used across the botton.

Thanks for looking...     Anne

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Pino More!!

When asked to make 60 cards for an order  its always difficult to think of different cards for men so I normally get out some of my CD's to look for images. This 'Wine Buffs' CD is brilliant, it  has lots of wine related images including cartoons, this image is my favourite.
Mens cards I usually keep very simple and all I've done on this card to flattened a bottle top and then edged it with a gold pen and put a sentiment in the centre which also is from the CD...You will need to click on the image to enlarge it to read the card!


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge....

Scarves and mittens is this week challenge from Bah Humbug so this little Penny Black stamp called 'Snowy and Hedgie' is perfect.
Image is coloured with copics.  Backing paper is from www.pebblesinc.com, Cuttlebug star embossing folder also used.  Sentiment is from Stampin up.

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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Penny Black Challenge...

Critters is this weeks challenge from Penny Black so I  have used this adorable image. Coloured with pencils and mounted onto a nesties, have you spottted my mistake?  The poor cat is having to balance on his flower pot as I didn't put it onto the card straight..hee...hee
Backing paper is from Stampin UP, MS punch used along the edge,  Cuttlebug corner and the sentiment is a stamp but cant remember where I got it from!

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Less is More....week 20

How the weeks are flying by can't believe it's Saturday once again and time for another Less is More challenge, Chrissie and Mandy have made so lovely cards for our inspriation.
This weeks challenge is MONOGRAM and belive it or not the I was given this lovely Stampin UP monogram stamp so its the first time I've used it.
Imaged stamped with Worn Lipstick Distress ink then mounted up onto a small Nellie frame, I've then used the Craft Too spotty embossing folder.


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Bah Humbug challenge...

Well better late than never almost forgot this weeks challenge over at
Bah Humbugs  and this weeks challenge is called -' Whateva ' with the idea of making a Christmas card for  a teenager....
The stamp used is one from Whiff of Joy,  coloured with pencils.  Backing paper is from Dovercraft 'Christmas fancy' paper pack.  Tim Holts swirl die, found this large poinsettia in my flower box, sentiment is from LOTV.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Penny Black Challenge....

'One for the Guys' is the challenge this week over at Penny Black.
 This is one of my favourite P.B  stamps called 'fetching slippers' and its the look on this little dogs face!
Image is coloured with Copics and mounted onto Nesties, Backing paper is from Doodlebug.  SU ribbon and the letters cut from Cuttlebugs 'Olivia'  alphabet dies. 

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Monday, 13 June 2011

Less Is More....

Well we are back after a few days down in Cornwall, a little bit wet at times and more like April showers than 'flaming June'.
This weeks LIM challengd is 'One Layer'  'In the frame'. Once more Chrissy and Mandi have given us some lovely cards to wet our appetite!
I've used Penny Blacks 'Framed flowers' for this challenge coloured with pencils and also distress inks. 
Sentiment is from one of the SU sets. 

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Frame it....

The photograph on this card isn't good should have taken the picture when the light was better...never mind.
Just love this frame by X-Cut its one of their Aperture Emboss and cut dies, this one is called 'Pandora'.
Backing paper is Stampin Up, the sentiment is one from Penny Black .  
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, leaves punched using Nellie punches.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Mice Day....

'Mice Day' is the name of this little stamp and is great for someone who is into sewing.
Coloured with pencils and mounted onto a nesties.
Backing paper is from a 'Freebie' pad  which came from Papercraft Essentials called 'sweet wishes'.
The little sewing basket embellishment  I've had for ages and at last I've found a stamp that  I can use it with.
Punches used are Martha Stewart border punch, EK success flower punch and SU border punch.  Senitment is computer generated.

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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Penny Black Challenge...

Penny Blacks challenge this week is 'Doodlebug'....  Not very good at this sort of thing so just did a bit of faux stitching on my card and added little circle & brads.
When I made this card yesterday it was so hot so I decided to use the 'Hedgy Flavor' stamp as this little chap was eating ice cream to cool himself down....mmm not so warm today though !
Coloured my image with pencils.  Used Nesties and a Marianne die to mount him.  The backing papers, flower image and tiny circle are also from the Papermania 'Rose Garden' paper pad which is lovely.  Trellis was a bit of scrap and just added a little flower and brad.


Friday, 3 June 2011

Bah Humbug...

Can't believe its Friday again...really trying to play catch up this week.  Well Friday means another great challenge from Bah Humbug and this weeks theme is 'Suprise, Surpirse' .    I found this neglected little stamp by Hobby Art just called 'Rudolph' and he looks as if he's saying  'surprise, surprise' poking his head out of the square.   I expect like all crafters you have a box full with scraps of paper and card so the challenge for me was to make my card using the 'scraps'.
Backing paper is from Stampin Up and having also got lots of strips of paper in my 'bit box' and left over punched bits I decided to make my little parcels.
Hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather we are having..

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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

St Lukes Charity Card Challenge...No 3

This is our 3rd challenge over at St Lukes Charity Card challenge. and this months challenge is called 'Come Fly with Me' so anything with wings, from birds, fairies, planes, hot air balloons etc anything at all that has wings.
I have chosen to use my 'Barn Owl' stamp from Stampa Rosa, this stamp is very old so not sure whether its still available.  Coloured with pencils and mounted onto dark brown card that placed onto mustard coloured card that has been stamped with the SU Sanded background stamp then the sides have been punched using SU Spiral punch.
The backing paper has also been stamped with the Sanded stamp.  SU sentiment also used.

This as the lovely blog candy prize that you can win this month kindly donated by Ciara so we would love it if you would join in our challenge so why not pop along to the St Lukes Charity Card challenge blog and check out the other great cards that the Design Team have made and hope you they will  give you some inspiration to make a card.

Thanks,  Anne