Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Boy card

Morning! Another of this month's birthday cards, for my son this time who has turned 14.

I used Simon Says Stamp September card kit and some Film Strip Washi tape.

I'd like to enter this into:

Make my Monday - One for the Boys
Glitter n Sparkle - Male Card
Allsorts - Masculine

Ger x

Monday, January 28, 2013

ABC Challenges - Valentine's Card

Over at ABC Challenges this week we want you to create a Valentine's Day card for that someone special!

For my card I used Kraft paper and some lovely white woodgrain paper. I used a 1" circle punch and used hearts, ribbon. a button and a sentiment from Papermania.

Hope to see your cards at ABC Challenges!

Ger x

I'd like to enter this card into:

Our Creative Corner - Woody with a Button

Kraft card, Bazzill pink card, woodgrain paper, twine: Simon Says Stamps card kits
Hearts, sentiment, ribbon, button: Papermania Capsule and Vintage Notes

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

It's Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network and there's still time to enter a birthday card for a chance to win a bag of goodies from Mulberry Crafts.

I chose a Waltzingmouse Stamps image watercoloured with Inktense pencils, some Echo Park papers and some trims.  The sentiment is computer generated and I made a label by biting out the corners of the sentiment strip with a 1" circle punch.

It's a dark, wet and stormy Monday morning here but I'm not going to look out the window! Stay cosy where you are. Ger x

I'd like to enter this card into:

Sweet Stampin' - Ribbon

Image: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Inktense Pencils
Papers:Echo Park Country Drive
Ribbon, trim
Sentiment: Computer Generated

Monday, January 21, 2013

ABC Challenges - Birthdays!

This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is fantastic - Birthdays!  I know my stock of birthday cards is almost gone and four of my children have birthdays this month!

For my card I chose the gorgeous Papermania Vintage Notes collection, adding a pearl button from The Ribbon Girl and some Worn Lipstick distress ink.  This range is one of the nicest Papermania have had.

Have a look at the design team cards and enter the challenge, I'm sure you always need another birthday card to hand!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x


Papers, embellishments - Papermania Vintage Notes
Pearl button - The Ribbon Girl
Worn Lipstick distress ink

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

There's still time to enter the current challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network.  The theme is Flowers and there's a lovely bag of goodies to be won from our sponsors, Mulberry Crafts.

I stamped a Flowersoft Moments in Time image with Worn Lipstick distress ink and used a paintbrush and water to shade here and there.  I used the same ink to distress around the image while the card was still in a Spellbinders Labels 18 die.

The papers are Pink Paislee and the cardstock is Bazzill.  Flowers and ribbon from Mulberry Crafts, pearls from stash.

We still don't have any snow although they keep forecasting the stuff!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Flowers, ribbon - Mulberry Crafts
Papers: Pink Paislee
Carstock: Bazzill
Image: Flowersoft Moments in Time
Worn Lipstick distress ink

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Simon Says Washi

The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to use Washi tape.  I've got about 3 rolls of the stuff but I don't think I've used it before now!

I decided to make a pleated flower with this gorgeous film strip Washi.  It pleats very well and plays nicely but I used a glue gun to secure the whole thing on the card.  The cardstock, papers and other elements are from September Simon Says Stamp card kit.

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - use Washi tape

Anyone seen any snow yet?  They tell me it's on the way!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

Monday, January 14, 2013

ABC Challenges - Inspiration Photo

Morning! This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is to use the gorgeous inspiration photo.

I took my inspiration from the colours in the photo.

I used some Prima papers and also paper and a heart from a Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit. The pearls, beaded flowers and Church Window lace are from The Ribbon Girl and the sentiment is Papermania. Ribbon from stash.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to take a look at the Design Team's work and enter the challenge!

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Monday, January 7, 2013

ABC Challenge - Clean and Simple

This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is CAS - Clean and Simple.

For my card I used Spellbinders Label 18 and inked with Evergreen Bough while it was still in the die, then used a Fuchsia Sprig die from Memory Box to die cut, using the same die cut with Kraft card to pop into the space.  I added a Hero Arts sentiment and some new aqua pearls, then mounted onto Kraft card.

I hope you will have a go at a CAS card and don't forget to see what the team have created at ABC Challenges!

Thanks for visiting. Ger x


Spellbinders Labels 18
Memory Box Fuchsia Sprig
Evergreen Bough distress ink
Neenah and Kraft Card
Hero Arts Find Joy stamp set
Aqua pearls

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - Flowers

Good morning! This month's challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network is Flowers and we are sponsored by Mulberry Crafts who are offering a big bag of goodies for the winner!

I've used some of their flowers, leaves and ribbon on my card.  When I was arranging the little flowers I thought of all the cards I've seen where people add twirly stems to their arrangements and wished I had some till I had a lightbulb moment, took one of the stems I had snipped off the flowers and twirled them around a thin paintbrush handle.  You've probably all known this forever!  I ruffled the pretty pink ribbon down the sides of the journalling card.  The cute kitten image is from Wee Stamps and I coloured with Inktense pencils and water.

Sorry I haven't been round your blogs as I had the dreaded 'flu since a couple of days after Christmas and I'm still not quite right.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Flowers, ribbon, leaves, stems: Mulberry Crafts
Image: Wee Stamps
Inktense pencils
Papers: Papermania Vintage Notes