Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pink Birthday

I borrowed a Papertake Weekly sketch for this card-in-a-hurry. The image is Ladybug Crafts, coloured with Copics, the papers Papermania Capsule, LOTV sentiment and pearls and ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.
Enjoy your Saturday morning! Ger x
I'd like to enter this into:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Anniversary

Sometimes it's wonderful to spend ages on a card, other times you need one FAST!  That's when I love docrafts A4 Decoupage paper packs.  This one is their Home to Nest range, it's really lovely.  The little birdhouses are so cute, and there are lovely gardening themes through the pack, pretty colours too.  I added Kraft cardstock and some twine.
This summer is already a better one than last year.  The sun is shining today again and first thing this morning I was out 'footing' turf.  An hour of that at a time is enough for me LOL at least until I get hardened to it again - it's backbreaking stuff.  Still, it was lovely and peaceful and my exercise is done for the day!
Thans for visiting. Ger x

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

16 with attitude

Don't you just love her attitude? Should be familiar to parents of teenagers!

The image is from Scrappers Delights and I coloured her with Spectrum Noirs and Copics.  The papers are Echo Park Country Drive and the die cut from Memory Box.  The two cardboard flowers were free with a mag.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - For the Girls
Corrosive Challenge 177 - Summertime
Colour Me Creative - Colours of Summer
Di's Digi Designs - Summer Fun
Totally Gorjuss 189 - Happy Birthday
Scrappers Delights - Die Cuts or Punches

Monday, June 24, 2013

Red, white and blue at ABC Challenges

Good Monday morning all.  The sun is out - so far anyway, let's hope it stays a while.  This week at ABC Challenges we have a colour challenge - Red, White and Blue.

I just love the new Ahoy Range from Papermania and of course the colours are perfect. I made this for a (cardmaking mad) neighbour's little boy's birthday.

I covered a Papermania square card blank with the patterned paper before cutting a circle from the centre with Sizzix framelits, then cut a frame and an acetate circle.  I had the waves at a steep angle through the porthole but I started to get seasick! I'd get seasick in the bath LOL! 

I hope you'll join us over at ABC Challenges this week.

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gorjuss Neutrals

A fairly quick card for today, using the lovely docrafts Gorjuss range again.  Perfect for a quick card - I used a blank card, papers, topper, bow, buttons and tag from the Gorjuss range. 
Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday. Ger x

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Themed Cards at ABC Challenges

It's Summer Themed cards this week at ABC Challenges and I'm sure we're all ready for Summer!  We had some last week but it's disappeared again.

My card base is Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock.  I used some patterned papers, white alpha stickers and ric-rac ribbon from Simon Says Stamp card kits.  The background was inked a little with Broken China for some blue sky, but being Ireland I had to add a cloud too, also from SSS card kit.  The pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.

Looking forward to seeing your Summery cards at ABC Challenges this week.

Ger x

Neenah Desert Storm kraft card
Neenah Solar White card
Papers, alphabet, ribbon, felt cloud: SSS card kits
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
Pearls: The Ribbon Girl

Midway Inspiration at Crafty Bloggers Network

The Bright and Breezy challenge is still running at Crafty Bloggers Network and as we're halfway through the month it's time for some Midway Inspiration. 
My card was made for a male birthday.  I used a hot air balloon chipboard shape from our sponsor this month, Gina's Designs.  I inked it with Distress Ink and stamped with Hero Arts Envelope Background and Picket Fence Distress Stain. The cardstock, tag, Washi tape and papers are from Simon Says Stamp card kits, and the sentiment is Hero Arts.
We've got two new Design Team Members this month (and we are still open for applications) so come on over and see what the Team have created for your midway inspiration.
Back later with another card. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says ..... Transport

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ruby Wedding

Morning all, it's nearly the weekend again!

This card is made for one of my sisters who celebrates her Ruby Wedding on Sunday.  I brought out my Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die, some red and white card, and the rest was easy!  The ribbon, pearl button and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and the sentiment computer generated.

I'd like to enter this into:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 48 - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Monday, June 10, 2013

I {heart} Animals at ABC Challenges

Good morning!  ABC Challenges this week are having an I {heart} Animals week!  Show us your cards which include an animal.

I chose this Gorjuss Girl stamp with a puddycat on her knee.  This is a big stamp and I used an A5 card - way bigger than I usually use.  I coloured the stamp with Spectrum Noirs and used papers and embellishments from the docrafts Gorguss range, together with flower punches, border punch and Spellbinders dies.

Enter your animal cards here, looking forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Spectrum Noir June Challenge - Summer
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #45 - Summer or Winter
Allsorts Challenge Week 210 - In the Garden
Totally Papercrafts Punches and Dies

Gorjuss stamp
Spectrum Noirs
docrafts Gorjuss range papers, twine, bow, buttons
Flower Punches
EK Success border punch
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Exam Weather

Two quickly made cards today, made for Junior Cert exam students (one is for my daughter).  The exams start today, and the weather has done its thing.  The card was made from stamps and papers from Simon Says Stamp card kits, a Hero Arts flower, tiny Papermania sentiment and an EK Success punch.  I put a strip of the flowery green paper on the inside of the card to show through the punched area but you can't see that in the pic.
The second card is quite similar and I made a pleated Washi tape flower.
We see so little sunshine in Ireland it's no wonder we lose the run of ourselves when it does appear.  I think it should be a national day off!
Enjoy the sunshine! Ger x

Monday, June 3, 2013

Masculine Cards at ABC Challenges

Hope you are all enjoying the warm weather!  With Father's Day fast approaching, this week's challenge at ABC Challenges is to create a Masculine card, any type of male card will be fine, including cards for a little boy.
For my card I used papers and embellishments from last September's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, including the fun chalkboard which I wrote on with a white gel pen.  The stars were made using a Memory Box die.
Hope to see your cards at ABC Challenges this week!
Ger x

Bright and Breezy Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

The sun's out at last and to celebrate, the challenge this month at Crafty Bloggers Network is Bright and Breezy!  Also we have a fabulous new sponsor - Gina's Designs - and a fabulous prize
Born out of frustration at not finding the chipboard items I wanted, Gina's Designs grew from a personal project to a commercial endeavor in 2010. At the request of friends I began selling my laser cuts online. As it has grown the company has had some name changes and some different homes. Now Gina's Designs has grown to need it's own home, and here is the wonderful prize that you could win

We were given some of those lovely chipboard shapes to play with and I had a lot of fun stamping and inking them up although they look fab just as they are.  Browsing Gina's Designs website I came across some gorgeous freebies and used one of them to make my card. 
We hope you will join in the fun and enter your Bright and Breezy cards this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Back later with another card. Ger x
Stamps: Hero Arts
Inks: Ranger and Hero Arts
Paper: Prima - Fairy Belle
Flowers, bow from stash