Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
The next card is for today's DCM challenge "Just a quick one": make a card in 30 mins or less! Now that is a challenge for me! I am NOT very fast when it comes to making cards, and I swither and dither over everything. I don't know how people manage to make a card in 10 minutes and make it look great, too! Well I gave it a go, and I failed miserably :( I had everything put together in 25 mins, except for the sentiment - that took me another 10 mins to get just so... I shall enter the card anyway, as it's still an achievement for me, and if I hadn't had that deadline, I would probably still be pushing things around, cutting new bits etc. So thank you DCM! And thank you to Stamp Something, too, as it was their latest sketch that provided the basis for the card. Better make another one for them, though, one that actually includes stamping...
The image is one of my new Little Claire stamps, coloured in with watercolour pencils, and the sentiment is Studio G. Paper comes from a Little Sizzles pad, ricrac is a Doodlebug Paperfrill, fabric flowers are from Michael's and the crochet flowers I made myself.
I made this for the Enterprise Group at nursery: a Christening card commissioned by one of the nursery nurses. I used cardstock and patterned paper from our Enterprise stash - I think the paper is actually out of a Poundland kit! I also used some of my own stuff, like the nestabilities, a bit of ribbon, QK duckie and my new and much longed for Swiss Dots embossing folder!
Right, on to the next projects: got two wedding cards to make, plus "Thank You" cards for the girls teachers. I'm still considering making gifts for them as well, but, as usual, I haven't left myself much time, so I'll probably be heading to the shops next week... Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, 6 June 2008
So, I've made a card and an ATC. The card is for the latest challenge at Cute Card Thursday, which was to make a Christmas card. I think this must be the earliest Christmas card I've ever made! And I am not planning on making more until the end of August or beginning of September, which is plenty early in my book :) Anyhow, I was very glad that I had just bought a couple of Christmassy stamps from Little Claire at the Artstamps Scotland show last Saturday. I love this mousehole image, it's just very cute (sorry for the squint picture, though).
The image was watercoloured, with Stickles added in a couple of places for extra sparkle. Background paper is English Paper Co (I think), and the sentiment stamp is Studio G.
Next up, an ATC for Tilda and Friends, with the much more seasonal theme of "Give me Sunshine".
I used Doodlebug paper with summery phrases, a piece of ribbon for Tilda to sit on, and a couple of big flower brads. Tilda was watercoloured again.
Thanks for stopping by, and I'm hoping to pop round everybody's blogs tomorrow and leave some long overdue comments. Enjoy your Friday!