Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Challenge at ABC Challenges

This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is Easter cards.  You can use any Easter themes - religious, spring flowers, bunnies, eggs etc.

For my card I chose Hero Arts poppies stamps coloured with Spectrum Noirs.  I don't have an Easter sentiment and my PC is misbehaving so I couldn't print one.  I wrote the sentiment with a Spectrum Noir pen, using the same pen to colour the edges of the card.

Hope to see your Easter cards at ABC Challenges!

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

For this week's Inspiration Monday post I've used another Just Some Lines image - Emo, Happy Day, from one of our sponsors, coloured with Copics and Promarkers.  I've also used Petal Lu flowers who are also sponsoring the challenge this month.

There's still time to enter your cards here!

Ger x

Image: Just Some Lines - Emo, Happy Day
Petal Lu Flowers
Papermania papers, banner and sentiment
Hero Arts ribbon and pearls

Friday, March 22, 2013

Gorjuss Again

A quick card for Friday using docrafts Gorjuss A4 decoupage pack and some buttons and a bow from the range.  I added a Ladybugs Crafts sentiment I've had for a long time.

Can't believe how much rain is falling today! Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Totally Gorjuss Challenge - Something Old (The sentiment)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bring on the Flowers at ABC Challenges

This week's challenge at ABC Challenges is another easy one - Bring on the Flowers.

I chose Hero Arts stamps and coloured with Copics and Promarkers. Some pearls, and we're done! Easy peasy.

We'd love to see you at ABC Challenges this week so come on over, see what the rest of the design team have made and enter your cards!

Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge # 22 - Freestyle
Sentimental Sundays Challenge # 146 - Anything Goes
Colour Me Creative - Spring Colours
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Mum's the Word/Feminine 
Hero Arts March Competition - Hello Spring

Hero Arts/Studio Calico Houndstooth
Hero Arts Hearts and Flowers
Copics, Promarkers, Pearls

Inspiration Monday at Crafty Bloggers Network

The design team at Crafty Bloggers Network are showing some more cards to inspire you.  We have two sponsors this month, Petal Lu and Just Some Lines.  For this week's card I added some of the very pretty Petal Lu flowers, they are so delicate and pretty.

 Hero Arts Leafy Vines and a computer generated sentiment, Spellbinders Labels 18 and some pearls, were added.

There's still time to enter your Spring or Pastel cards at Crafty Bloggers Network, we'd love to see you!

Back later with another card. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge #22 - Freestyle
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Mum's the Word
The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge # 9 - A Mother's Love

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gorjuss Birthday

So happy to see docrafts bringing us the Gorjuss range!  Today's card uses the A4 decoupage pack together with papers, twine and buttons from the range.

Still cold here but I don't mind because the sun's shining! Ger x

I'd like to enter this into:

Totally Gorjuss - for Mum

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One for P J

Bright and very cold here! Today's card was made with Papermania papers and decoupage and some brads and twine from stash.

I really need to lay off the Mother's Day chocolates.  I stood on the scales yesterday and I'm still in shock.  Salads on the menus this week! Ger x

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring is in the Air at ABC Challenges!

The challenge this week at ABC Challenges is Spring is in the Air so we want to see anything 'in the air' - birds, butterflies, clouds, bees, planes, kites etc.

I used a Memory Box corner die on some dark pink card, a Creative Expressions stamp, Memory Box butterfly and Spellbinders Labels 22. The sentiment is computer made and the flowers and pearls are from The Ribbon Girl.

ABC Challenges has a new Facebook Favourite! Every Sunday evening, after the challenge linky closes, one of the Design Team members will pick their favourite to put on Facebook. 

I hope you will join us this week at ABC Challenges.

Ger x

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Two Cards

Morning and Happy Mother's Day to all!

Here is last night's card from the Hero Arts 90 Minute Scramble.  The challenge was Embossing, so I silver embossed HA Leafy Vines onto pink card and used a Waltzingmouse Label Stamp in pink, cut with Labels 18.  The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Lots of fun, and I was lucky enough to win the randomly drawn prize!

My second card was made for someone who wanted a pig on a Mother's Day card:

Papermania Honey & Hugs papers and decoupage, computer made sentiment and some Papermania ribbon.

I hope you all enjoy a relaxing day, wherever you are. Ger x

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Skater Boy

Morning! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

It was almost time to clear the table and start dinner so there wasn't much time for the finer points of shading and highlighting, or even staying in the lines I now see LOL!  The image was fussy cut and layered onto a frame made using Spellbinders rectangle dies.  The papers and letters are from Papermania's new Gorjuss range, the sentiment is computer made and I just love using that film strip Washi.  I can't remember where I bought that digi stamp - does anyone recognise it?

I'd like to enter this into:

Raise the Bar Challenge # 134 - That's My Boy
Craft Us Crazy Challenge # 38 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet # 56 - Boys Only
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Make it Manly
Deep Ocean Challenge # 46 - For a Boy

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Friday, March 8, 2013

Tiddlyinks Birthday

Yay it's Friday! Today's card has a cute Tiddlyinks digi stamp coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs. The papers are Papermania, flowers from The Ribbon Girl and a computer made sentiment.  The dies are Memory Box.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Ribbon Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Tiddlyinks Challenge Blog # 105 - CAS

thanks for visiting! Ger x

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Last minute

The cobbler's children have no shoes, so the saying goes.  Well, this cardmaker's daughter very nearly had no card for her 18th.  My neighbour came to the rescue with some Hunkydory kit and 15 minutes, a score board and tape runner later, the day was saved.

Hope you're all having a lovely Thursday! Ger x

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another Birthday

Good morning! The familiar old rain is back, ugh. Today's card was made using Spellbinders, X-Cut and Hero Arts dies, a Hero Arts stamp, some Echo Park pink paper and a computer generated sentiment.  I coloured the flowers with Copics and the gorgeous pearl rose organza ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl.

I'd like to enter this into:

The Ribbon Girl March Challenge - add ribbon or twine
City Crafter Challenge # 149 - Shades of Pink
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Pretty in Pink
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Flowers and Pearls
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, and any comments you leave they are much appreciated! Ger x

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baby Boy

Lovely and sunny here, hope it's sunny where you are.  Today's card is for a new baby. I used a card blank from a pack bought in Glasgow - Miller's Art Shop.  The gingham paper was a free printable and the other blue paper from a Simon Says Stamp card kit.  Bow, buttons, gems and lace from stash, the cute little charm is from The Ribbon Girl.  The name was made in Word and cut with a Spellbinders die.

Thanks for visiting! Ger x

Monday, March 4, 2013

Anything Goes at ABC Challenges

Time for a new weekly challenge at ABC Challenges and it's an easy one - Anything Goes!

For my card I chose Echo Park Victoria Garden Paper and a cute Wee Stamps image, coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.

Show us what you're working on this week by entering your card at ABC Challenges.

Ger x

Image - Wee Stamps
Paper - Echo Park
Spectrum Noirs, Copics
Ribbon, flowers, butterfly - The Ribbon Girl
Impression Obsession pinstripes stamp
Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink
Spellbinders scalloped ovals.

New Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network

Morning! I think we've all had enough of winter now and we're ready for this month's challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel.

We have two fabulous sponsors this month, the first is Just Some Lines with their cute and whimsical digi stamps who are giving a prize of £10 to spend in their digi shop.  I've used one of their images, Emo - Hello World, in my card.

The second sponsor is Petal Lu who make such pretty little flowers!  I've used some of them in my card.

"Hello, my name is Lucinda Lucker and I am the owner of Petal Lu, I am a wife to John and mum to Sebastian, Josephine and Benjamin and together we run our village Pub/Resturant, in Bristol.
I have crafted since I was a child, mainly sewing, tapestry and knitting. I started paper crafting 7 years ago and my flowers hit the market mid 2012 since then they have gone from strength to strength, releasing new colours and constantly working on new designs.
All the flowers you see, are hand made by myself and I love every minute of making them. "

Here is the prize Lucinda is offering:

I hope you will join us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network. See you later with another card. Ger x

Flowers - Petal Lu
Copics, Spectrum Noirs
Papers, Ribbon - Papermania
Die Cuts - Spellbinders, X-Cut
Sentiment: Wee Stamps