Monday, February 25, 2013

Sketch Challenge at ABC Challenges

It's a sketch challenge this week at ABC Challenges.

For my card I chose Bo Bunny Enchanted papers, Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and some stick pins from Creative Expressions.  A Spellbinders die was used to cut the computer generated sentiment.

I hope you will join in this week and in the meantime hop on over and see the Design Team's wonderful cards and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.

I'd like to enter this into:

Tim Holtz Tattered Floral

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Papers: Bo Bunny Enchanted
Polka Dot Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die
Spellibnders Fancy Labels
Computer Generated Sentiment
Pins: Creative Expressions

Design Team Inspiration Monday

Time for more inspiration from the Design Team at Crafty Bloggers Network where there's still time to enter your cards for a chance to win two gorgeous Elisabeth Bell digital stamps.

I've used 'Creative Genius' coloured with Copics and Promarkers, teamed with Echo Park Victoria Gardens paper, ribbon and pearls from The Ribbon Girl and a computer generated sentiment.

See you all later with another card. Ger x

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ciao Bella

Still playing with the Hero Arts Poppies stamp and Inktense watercolour pencils.

We've got sunshine and a drying wind here today again so it's laundry catch up time!

Ger x

Hero Arts Poppies Stamp
Silver embossing powder
Inktense watercolour pencils
Cardstock: Neenah solar white, Kraft
Sentiment: Computer generated

Monday, February 18, 2013

ABC Challenges - All Stitiched Up

The challenge this week at ABC Challenges is to use stitching on your card - faux or real.

My sewing machine is on a high shelf and I can't stitch that straight anyway, so out came the white gel pen!  I used a Hero Arts stamp, white embossed onto Kraft card, then painted with Inktense Watercolour Pencils.  The pearls are from The Ribbon Girl, the sentiment is Jillibean Soup and the paper is from My Mind's Eye.

Have a look at the design team cards and get out the sewing machine (or pen!) We'd love to see your cards over at ABC Challenges. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Addicted to Stamps - Use Kraft

Hero Arts Poppies Stamp
Inktense Watercolour Pencils
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft card
Pearls - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Jillibean Soup
Paper - My Mind's Eye Bright Side
Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen

Crafty Bloggers Network Inspiration Monday

Morning! I have another inspiration card today using another gorgeous Elisabeth Bell digital image.  This is one of the images to be won by entering this month's challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network.

I used some Papermania Capsule dots and stripes papers, Memory Box dies, a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and some ribbon and a slider from The Ribbon Girl.

I'd like to enter this into:

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Elisabeth Bell digital stamp
Spectrum Noirs
Papermania Capsule papers
Memory Box dies
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp
Ribbon, slider - The Ribbon Girl

Friday, February 15, 2013

ABC Challenges - Inspiration Card

Did you all have a lovely day yesterday?

Just a reminder that there's still time to enter your Red, Pink and White or Cream cards over at ABC Challenges!

Our Guest Designer, Eileen, has made a stunning inspiration card for this week's challenge.

I used Papermania pink and red cardstock, Hero Arts stamps and butterfly die, a Tim Holtz styled labels die and a computer generated sentiment.  The butterfly was coloured with Festive Berries distress ink and water. The ribbon and sparkly bead string (on the butterfly) are from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for visiting. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Moving Along with the Times - Love is in the Air

Monday, February 11, 2013

ABC Challenge - Red, Pink, White

Morning! This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is to create a card using Red, Pink and White or Cream. Lovely colours!

I used a Spellbinders die cut for my background and a set of heart shaped cookie cutters to draw around and cut out my hearts.  The pearls are all from The Ribbon Girl and the sentiment is computer generated.  The cardstock is from Papermania.

Make a card using these lovely romantic colours, surprise someone you love with it, and enter it in ABC Challenges this week.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Cardstock: Papermania
White cardstock: Neenah
Spellbinders die In Spades

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day

Here's another Valentine's card.  I made this one with Pink Paislee papers and a heart stamp from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment is computer generated and the pearls, tulle, button twine and charm are all from The Ribbon Girl.

Stay cosy!

I'd like to enter this into:

The Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Have a Heart
totally Papercrafts Challenge 153 - Valentines or Love
Stampin Royalty Challenge 162 - Valentine/Love
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Valentines or Love
The Cute Pie Challenge 38 - Valentines
Fab n Funky Challenge - Valentine/Hearts
Papercrafting Journey - Love

Paper: Pink Paislee London Market
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp
Pearls, tulle, button twine, birdcage charm: The Ribbon Girl
Pink card: Papermania
Sentiment: computer generated

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Handbag card

I always enjoy making handbag cards, I just have so much fun creating a bag I would love to own.

I used a Papermania handbag shaped card, Papermania ribbon, Bo Bunny Enchanted papers and sparkly bead string and pearls from The Ribbon Girl.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I'd like to enter this into:

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Ribbons and Bows

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Card Blank - Papermania
Ribbon - Papermania
Papers - Bo Bunny Enchanted
Irridescent bead string, pearls - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Computer Generated

Monday, February 4, 2013

ABC Challenges - Candy Hearts

The challenge this week at ABC Challenges is to take inspiration from those cute little sweets - Candy Hearts, or Love Hearts as we know them this side of the Atlantic!

I took inspiration from lots of tiny hearts and cutesy sentiments.  I used Papermania Vintage Notes and a stamp which came free with a magazine but I don't know which one, sorry.  I used a mirror image stamping technique to get the little birdies facing each other, Jennifer McGuire showed how in Online Card Classes.

I hope you will enter your cards this week!

thanks for visiting. Ger x

Papermania Vintage Notes
Bird Stamp
Computer Generated Sentiment

Crafty Bloggers Network

Good morning! There's a new monthly challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network and this month we are sponsored by the fabulous Elisabeth Bell!  There are two gorgeous digital stamps to win and the theme is easy - Anything Goes!

I've coloured in the sweet image with Spectrum Noirs and used distress inks for the background.  I also used Papermania die cut, papers, sentiment tags, ribbon and button.  Spellbinders and Marianne dies were also used.

Elisabeth Bell images are a joy to work with so I hope you will enter your cards this month.

Back later with another card.

Ger x

Image: Elisabeth Bell
Spectrum Noirs and distress inks
Papermania die cut background, papers, sentiment tags, ribbon, button
Spellbinders scalloped circles die
Marianne die LR0150
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp June card kit