Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Been busy...

... making cards for a change! In fact, 3 out of the 4 below were made yesterday, I'm quite impressed with myself :) So without further ado...

I am actually late with this, as the next challenge is up, but I'll post it anyway - this card is for "Checks Galore" from last Tuesday over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. This theme cried out for Hamish in his kilt, and here he is:

Watercolored Hamish, stamped sentiment (Studio G) and used Dovecraft papers for the background, plus some buttons from stash.

Next up, for Cute Card Thursday's challenge of "No Patterned Paper", here is Nellie:

I kept this very simple, just with a little embossing, a ribbon, some flowers and some bling. I think it's quite effective :)

Then I made a little 4th of July card for friends in the States:

This was inspired by a card I did on Saturday at the Stampin' Up! Experience in Edinburgh. What a great afternoon that was, lots of crafting, chatting - time just flew by! We made a pocket card, a treat bag and a 6x6 scrapbook page, it was great fun, and I picked up quite a few tips.
Anyway, the pocket is held together by only two brads, and the tag comes out. I used Doodlebug paper, some ribbon, Doodlebug sticker, assorted cardstock and little punched stars for the tag.

I also picked up my goodies from the workshop I had at my house a couple of weeks ago, and finally got round to have a play last night:

I tried watercolouring with the inkpads, both on SU cardstock and on watercolour paper, but that kinda went pearshaped (will try again though!), so I picked up my trusty watercolour pencils, and that was much easier :) I tried to keep the rest of the card all SU!, but since I'm still pretty new to the whole stamping lark, and my supplies are still fairly limited, this is another very simple card. Still quite like it though :)
Better get going now, this is the second day of the summer holidays and the girls are just vegging in front of the telly. It's all grey outside, so I don't really blame them, but at nearly 11am, I guess it's time to get them out of their jammies and up and doing something. Not sure they'll agree with me, however...
Have a good day, hopefully a little brighter than here, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous selection of cards, love the images you have used. The little Sugar Nellie girl is so cute.
    Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

  2. Hi Anne! They are all gorgeous!
    I'm sorry that you had a grey day today, hope tomorrow is better! It was a beautiful day here in London, with a lovely sunny clear blue sky! (Unfortunately I was at work, but hey! I did get to sit outside for a while in my lunch break!)
    I love the Stampin up products! really wish that I could have gone with you!!! I love how you coloured your images,they look great! I always end up using my watercolours too!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Nicola xx

  3. wow you have been busy they are all great especially love the hamish card the colours and buttons looks great. have a lovely day. Tracy x