Monday, 29 April 2013

weather with you

This weeks Papertake challenge is weather with you, we have had 4 seasons in one day this morning, and its feeling chilly, so I am entering my lovely little girl in her winter outfit. LOTV stamp I seem to be using these a lot just now) coloured with promarkers. I used tinsel for her 'fur', cut the hesagon shapes with my Pazzles machine and mounted on matching pink paper. I am a pink girl as I do love anything pink.

Monday, 22 April 2013

C.R.A.F.T challenge

This weeks C.R.A.F.T challenge was based on a layout sketch designed by one of their GDT. I decided to use a lovely LOTV stamp with this cute little elephant blowing bubbles, which I coloured with promarkers, however I cut off the bubbles and used balloon buttons. I then cut out an edged circle from patterned paper, cut out a smaller corresponding circle from toning patterend paper. I found a stamp that linked in as it had a heart surround, which I used a red ink pad, I then coloured the message with the chisel tip of a promarker and stamped it on a smaller die cut of the main image. I edged the die cut with the red ink pad. I used matching ribbon placed veritcally and some little red rhinestones as a highlighting feature.

Saturday, 20 April 2013


The Fab 'n' Funky challenge this week is 1-2-3, which is  create a card using 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments. I printed the paper and image from a Forever Friends CD ROM. I used pearlised paper to print on as this creates a really nice finish. I cut out a black square and cut a heart shaped mount in the centre. I then place one of my patterned papers behind the black card, I then cut a circle in the patterned paprer and inserted my image inside the circle with his paw outside. I used my cricut to cut out the name and the 21 in black and cut a shadow in matt gold card. I assembled by placing the black part onto a white 8x8 shaped card, cut out two strips with my other patterned paper and a spellbinder die, which I put vertically on each side. I used a die cut champagne glass to embellish along with the name the age and some gem stones in each corner. 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments.

One patterned paper

This week's Papertake challenge is one patterned paper and anything else you fancy. I have chosen pink gingham paper. I edged my card with pink ink from a stamp pad, I then mounted a piece  of white card onto a piece of pink pearl paper and  rounded off the edges with a punch. I cut out fancy corners with a spellbinder die in my patterned paper and applied a strip of paper across the centre of the page. I stamped a LOTV image using a grey Adirondack pad this gives a softer image than using a black ink pad, coloured with promarkers, cut to size mounted again on pink pearl paper rounding the edges of both as before. I applied a baby pram charm and 3 pink buttons.

Monday, 15 April 2013


Christmas, yeah I know we have all only just recovered from the last one,  but the C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week is Christmas. The organised crafters amongst us apparently start their cards well in advance. Can i just say I am not one of those, I am fairly organised but usually start in September. I had to get my brain working for this one,i embossed white card mounted it on red and then put on a white 6x6 card,, and then repeated the process in a rectangular shape, placed a ribbon and a bow, and then mounted my main image which was from a Lili of the Valley stamp and coloured with promarkers, the colours look better in real life, as the light green has gone yellowish in the photo, (not an expert at photography) I really need to download somekind of photo shop programme so that I can post better pictures. It is on my to do list honest. have a good day everyone.

Papertake weekly challenge

The papertake weekly challenge this week is 'Bingo' i went for a bottom line, with blooms, ribbons and gems. The blooms were die cut with a spellbinder die, and I put micro gems in the middle. The ribbon was from a roll, I brought back from Florida either last year or the year before and was probably from Michael's. The gems  and the butterfly were also from Florida. I have been saving them - as you do, when you get something you like, isn't it amazing how we don't want to use bits  but keep them good?

Fab 'n' Funky challenge # 166

This weeks's Fab 'n' Funky challenge is spring colours, I have chosen pastel blues and greens, I made a gate fold card, lined the inside with a stripy 6x6 paper and used a matching pattern on both the front openings. I stamped with Lili of the Valley 'its my party' and coloured with promarkers.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

ABC challenge

Things have been a tad hectic this week in the Smith household and I have sadly neglected my crafting, as a result I have only entered one challenge this week which is the ABC challenge Kraft which refers to the colour brown.

I also managed to stamp this lovely little girl from Lili of the Valley , coloured with pro markers, I then cut out some parcels in shrink plastic with my cuttlebug , coloured these and put them at the bottom. I used a spellbinder label die, which I printed 'I Hate dresses' as to me the little girl is dressed in a tiara and dress but her boots indicate she is a bit of a tomboy.
hopefully next week I will be back up to speed and life will let me get on with my crafting.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Papertakeweekly challenge

My card this week is for the Papertakeweekly challenge using the current sketch and layout. I selected purple and white for this card as I am using it for one of my friends birthdays and purple is her favourite colour. I embossed the background and the purple strip, used a spellbinder die to cut the corners, and the squares, I then used a Penny black stamp, coloured with promarkers, I stamped twice and layered it up.I applied a purchased sentiment with a purple ribbon bow.

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

Happy Easter everyone, first of all can I thank Fab 'n' Funky for selecting me as the winner last week woohoo! This weeks challenge is box'. I have made a chinese take out box from an old Anna Griffin stencil, stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with pro markers and used an embossing pen and gold powder to highlight areas on the geisha's dress. I then made fans with pleated paper used a die to cut some flowers. I placed a geisha and a fan on each of the four sides and the roses on the top where the box closes.