Saturday, 17 July 2010


I had to make a birthday card for DD2's friend so decided to try out one of our new(ish) Gorjuss decoupage sheets. This follows the card sketch I made for the Charmed forum, I posted it a few days ago so scroll down to see it :-)

I'm linking to a few challenges:
My Time to Craft (Butterflies)
One Stop Craft Challenge (Colour challenge)
Totally Gorjuss (thinking of you)
caardvarks (Birthday)
Creative Cardcrew (Die cuts)

Products used here are: K&Co paper (from Lotus Tea Rose pad (glitter flower paper) and Cut 'n Paste paper pad (pink spotted)) - the striped paper somes with the Gorjuss die-cuts - "Millie" uses Fairytale alphabets - "Giggle" is a Tim Holtz ticket - Prima Love Story flowers - Ribbon is from American Crafts, I was giving hundreds of these away for free with orders for a while, all out of stock now.

Initially I had another Prima flower instead of the K&Co butterfly - oh we do like to faff don't we LOL

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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Sketch Challenge

So it was my turn to set the sketch challenge on the Charmed forum for July. The challenge runs for one month and we can of course make as many examples as we like. Here is my first card:

Sarah Kay stamp Best Friends Forever coloured with Copic markers - Prima lace corner - Tim Holtz ticket - Prima roses - Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage papers - Prima Pearls. I glittered with Stickles and glamour dust.
Martha Stewart Loop corner punch on pink panel. The brown border was created with a MS edge loop punch.

Here is my sketch:

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Sunday, 11 July 2010


Cor! What happened to you lot last week!! No-one seemed to want to play in our last challenge! Bet you were all out enjoying that summer sun! My goodness it's been a hot week and it's continuing into the weekend. I am writing this Saturday evening and it's been sweltering all day - hottest day this year. We went out last night, Shrek 4 and then eating out, and it was hot as we walked back at 9:30pm! Hope it doesn't get any warmer cos that's not what I'm built for LOL

Anyways, the challenge this week has been set by our lovely Gunn, and this is what she wants:
"This time I would love to see Vintage style on your cards, and be inspired by summer. It could be the colors, flowers, time of year and so on. Make the card or project in Vintage style and you are good if you - REMEMBER TO INCLUDE A CHARMED DOWNLOAD, that`s the most important thing with these challenges."

I used one of my favourite images from our newest collection "Once upon a Time", along with one of the new sentiments in the bundle - isn't this mother & child image just fantastic?? Enveloping her baby in her love and protection she gazes with pride at her newborn:

I used one of the FABULOUS charms from The Girls Paperie collection, I LOVE THESE! Also on there are some hydrangea petals I had from years ago, they are mulberry but with a special coating on them, just fab. Pearls and crystals are Prima - that BEAUTIFUL rose is Prima Belle Arte Aquarius - papers are DCWV - and Prima lace. I coloured the image with Copic markers.

I decorated the inside too and used one of our sentiments from the same bundle. I used stickles frosted lace and very fine glitter dust around the edges of the sentiment here and drew a few doodle flourishes in one corner. I also used a Martha Stewart corner punch here.

I roughly concertinaed the top of one of the edges, not sure if you can see that too well, perhaps better on this picture:

All edges inside and out have been roughened with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.

I can see myself using this image for all my new baby cards in future, it's totally adorable!!

Please join our challenge this week, we would love to see your work. Pop over and check out the fabulous work created by the other team members...

Thanks for stopping on your way around the World Wide Web :-)