Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Strawberry Fairy

I must show you a very special gift I received a few weeks ago from my lovely friend Maddy, isn't it amazing? Check out the level of detail!! And it's even better in real life!!!

Maddy is without doubt the Queen of Fimo, as well as a damn fine card maker; if you haven't seen her work you have truly missed out, pop over to her blog and take a look :-)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Triple Image Card

I fancied having a go at other digital images other than the Charmed downloads and purchased three lovely ones from Mo Manning. I merged the images to create a little scene and coloured it in with my Copic markers. This is one of my all-time favourite cards I think, it's very heavy as it's layered with plain and patterned cardstock and a size A5 so quite big; a really substantial card.

I wrapped a plain cardstock card in patterned double-sided paper inside and out - Basic Grey June Bug - that is why it became quite heavy, and I must say I love that.

I have no fancy set-up for taking pictures, so it's pot luck really how they turn out and I sometimes need to take loads to get a decent one. I couldn't get a good one for this card, and it wasn't for the lack of trying! So it's better IRL than it looks here ;-)

I'll enter this into a couple of challenges:
Allsorts: Birthdays
One Stop: Summer Breeze

OK, so you are going to get quite a few pictures as I don't know which one to choose, as per usual. None of the photos show the true richness of the colours.

I drew stitching around the edges inside and out with a black Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen.

The inside of my card:

The words on the tree branch and bag are rub-ons -The gorgeous metal corners and black & white ribbon is K&Co Life's Journey - red crystals are also K&Co, Citronella I think - Paper is Basic Grey June Bug - Hip Hip Hooray wording on the front, Happy Birthday wording inside the card, the two balloons on the front and the cupcake inside are all from the new K&Co Happy Birthday 2U collection .

Thanks for not shouting at me for showing a million and one pictures of the same thing ha ha ha.

Bye for now xx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Sketch it!

Another glorious Sunday (I hope so anyway, as I'm writing this Saturday evening I have no idea what the weather will be like tomorrow - one can always dream!). I am planning to get plants for the garden this weekend, surely there is no chance of frost now? It's almost June for goodness sake!

It's the Sunday challenge at Dottie's World and I set the challenge this week. I used a sketch that I created for our forum members a while ago. So the challenge is to use the sketch and one of our downloads. You can see the sketch HERE.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenges: Punch it
Sukkersött: 3D Effect
Dare you to digi stamp challenge: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Someone Special

Please excuse the copious amount of pictures.

I decorated the inside too, I really like doing that these days, seems bare without it now! I used a K&Co Wild Saffron Rub-on there and decorated with pearls and dotted coloured spots with my markers.

Other products used:
Image from the Holly & Madison bundle coloured with Copic markers.
Papers: Basic Grey Scarlets Letter and plain cardstock. The cream cardstock is pearlised.
Embellies are Pearls (I coloured the red ones with my markers) and Prima roses
Tools: Nestabilities for the circles
The sentiment is Fancy Pants die-cuts

If you have purchased any of the Charmed Downloads then please pop over and join the challenge.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by ♥