Thursday, September 29, 2011

Square And Manly Friday Mash Up

Well finally I've made a card.  Just lately because I haven't felt well, my mojo has deserted me.  I've had a number of visits to the Chiropractor with more to come and hopefully it is doing me some good.  It's certainly costing enough!!!
I started a card for The Friday Mash Up challenge using The Open Sea by SU but it just wouldn't work.  So I decided on a whole new direction.  Once I found these papers in my stash which hadn't been used yet, the whole card came together really well.  The sketch is a good one and very suitable for a male card.  I embellished my oval with buttons and vintage brads. The red is SU Cherry Cobbler and by introducing it, picks up the red in the rims of the watches.  For some reason the quilted ribbon looked just right and added a bit of texture.
Thanks for visiting today and hope everyone is well.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #2

I made this card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  I had seen a card somewhere using the Notably Ornate set combined with the retired Love Letter dsp and I liked the combination. I'm sorry I can't remember where now.  I fussy cut around the stamped image then layered it onto Riding Hood Red and Black.  Unfortunately I don't own the Language of Friendship stamp set so I substituted Punch Potpourri (retired) for the flowers.  The greeting is from Occasional Quotes (retired).  Leaves, lace and pearls completed my card.

I have been missing a little while....haven't been well but am hoping to be on the mend after seeing the doctor on Monday.
Enjoy the rest of the day everyone.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sunny Challenges 006/11 Wheels

This week on Sunny Challenges and Creations the girls want us to combine a sketch with a wheel.  Mmmmm well, I freely admit that I have plenty of wheels/rollagraphs but very rarely use them.  Jean and I looked through our wheels and discovered that in actual fact we both have very few current SU wheels.  Lots retired and of course the rollagraphs which aren't eligible being a different brand.  So after discussion decided to use Soft Holly.  Jean decided to use Music Notes, but that may have changed by now. rofl
I have once again used Deck the Halls dsp which is retired combined with the bauble out of Tags til Christmas.  I used Heat and Stick with Cherry Cobbler ink and  Diamonds glitter on the bauble.  I then fussy cut round it and added the ribbon.  The greeting is from a retired set called Bells and Boughs.

Unfortunately today was not a cardmaking day because it's tax time.  Charlie and I spent the morning in Mackay seeing the Accountant.  I came home with a bad headache and have spent the afternoon having a sleep.  Perhaps tomorrow may be a better day for playing.  Hopefully my order from the new catalogue just may turn up.  It will be a week tomorrow since it was sent. 
OK off to have a look at everyone's creations.
Take care.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A La Card Monkey Challenge 72....Christmas

This is my card for this week's A La Card Monkey Challenge which is a sketch plus the theme of Christmas.  The stamp set is retired SU Scandinavian Season.  I used SU Deck the Halls dsp which is also retired.  I stamped the images in ink combined with heat and stick powder sprinkled with glitter.
Unfortunately the glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo.  The sketch was originally A5 portrait but I've made it into a square card so as to give me more room to add my different elements.
Once again thank you for all the wonderful comments that are being left on my blog.  Very much appreciated.
Edited to add A La Card Monkey's link.  Sorry girls, I thought I had done it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Three in One!!!

Here is my latest card using the colours in this week's  Create With Connie and Mary challenge.  I combined this challenge with 4 Crafty Chicks and The Paper Players challenges for this week.
I'm hoping I have the balance of these strong colours right for my card.  The flourishes I made using Stampin' Up pearls.   The flower out of Happiness Shared is water coloured using markers.  I'm afraid that my water colouring isn't the best it could be, but after trying twice, I decided this was the best attempt.  That must mean the others were pretty bad hey?  rofl
Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments that are left on my blog.  I love them all.
Have a wonderful afternoon.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sunny Challenges 005/11 Marina Mist

This week on the Sunny Challenges blog, we had to use a sketch and also Marina Mist had to be somewhere on the card.  Well this is what I've come up with.  I'm quite fond of the Beau Chateau dsp and as you know, I love ribbon and bows.  So I combined them all. lol
The butterfly is from the stamp set Creative Elements which I think is a beautiful set.
I'm hoping to get back into my cards....for some reason, haven't been able to settle down to them this week.  Here's hoping this a temporary thing.
Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon.
Thanks for visiting.