Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Birthday card and ATC's.......

I always forget to take pictures of any birthday cards I make as they usually have to be sent immediately. I'm unfortunately not one of those people who plan ahead and have the cards made weeks, or even days, before. I did take some pictures of a card I made last night so I can pop it on here now (before I quickly send it).

Dream Street paper on Green Bazzill Bling, both have been sanded down to give a distressed look. Chipboard heart inked in red and gold and decorated with pearls. Prima ribbon and flowers.

I recently made some ATC cards for a swap on the Charmed forum (Autumn theme). These were my first-ever ATC cards and I can see they could become rather addictive!

Thanks for looking xxx

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Spotty Dottie

I only ever seem to post on here when it is about the Dottie's World Challenges. One day I will find some extra hours somewhere (I think I put some up in the loft last Christmas(!!!)) and perhaps craft something else!

This week it was my turn to set the challenge, and this is what I came up with:

I want to see SPOTS. It doesn't have to be Dottie, you can of course use any of the downloads.

Well my mojo has gone into hiding and I just can't find it. I ended up doing two cards, one "Spotty George" and one "Spotty Dottie".

The download image here is George on his ladder hanging up Christmas decorations from the Christmas Collection. I also used the following: Basic Grey Blitzen Sugar Plum paper, Red Bazzill, K&Co Chipboard sentiment, K&Co candy cane (Inked), Blue velvet ribbon, large copper eyelets from my crop-a-dile kit. The eyelets were set using my Big Bite as it needed to reach further in on the card. Elements were inked using Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress ink.

This download is Bathtime Dottie from the Dottie at Home collection. I also used: Pink Dots Cardstock, Green Dots Cardstock, various Tim Holtz Distress inks, Yellow Mulberry paper, Polka Dot Daisies, Jewel Brads, Glossy Accent, K&Co Just Jinger Duck tag.

I have to admit that I just tried to jam as much spotty stuff on that second card as I could, I was much more restrained on the George card.

Everything from both these cards can be found on the Charmed Cards & Crafts website.