Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Pink Elephant challenge: Yellow, pink & green

This is my card for this week's Pink Elephant challenge ... the theme is "Pink, Yellow & Green" ... not a colour combo that I normally use, so this was a REAL challenge for me!! I used the CB "Birthday" embossing folder for the yellow background, pink for the base card, green & pink ribbon, and green ink ... and I'm VERY happy with how it turned out ... this will definitely be a combo that I'll use again.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Button Card for Pink Elephant Challenge

This is my entry for the Pink Elephant challenge - the theme this week is Buttons. I had a lot of fun making this card, the brown background strip, and the slider are cuttlebugged, and the button is a gorgeous flower one that I found while going through my stash!

The tag is from a C & COMPANY tag pad ... there's 24 tags in the pad - 12 different ones - all lovely. I bought two different pads, and the tag I used is from the pad called "Life's Journey". They're 11cm x 6 cm, and fit beautifully on cards.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Moments that take our breath away

These three cards were made with a sentiment stamp from Rubbadubbadoo - this is one of my favourite sayings, and one that I agree with wholeheartedly! The top card has a sb paper background, with a cuttlebugged (Divine Swirl) piece on top. I used my corner rounder on the cb piece, and glued cb flowers on top, with rhinestones on top of them.

All of the images and sentiments on these cards have been stamped onto thick brown card - thicker than ordinary card, but not as thick as chipboard. I also made the embellishments from it - it goes great thru the cuttlebug!
The stamp on this one is from Montargo, and is my fav stamp (yes, I LOVE seahorses!! LOL) ... sb paper background, rhinestones, and a cb star. The little dots are Crystallina Kindy Glitz.
I really like this stamp - it's from Stampabilities - and the saying on it is "Carpe Diem" - Seize the Day - which goes rather well with the Rubbadubbadoo sentiment. The background card is brown, and I inked the edges of the light brown card with black ink - and if you look carefully you can see the Kindy Glitz in the wings, and the centres of the cb flowers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cards for men

The stamped image on these cards is one of my favourites from Rubbadubbadoo, I think it's perfect for a masculine card ... I enjoyed making the first one so much that I just kept making them!! LOL

I stamped the image onto sb paper in the top left corner, and cuttlebugged the right side, and rubbed an ink pad over the cb impression on 3 of them - this is a fun technique, and one that my dh particularly likes on my cards ... the D'vine Swirls looks good done this way, as does the Sylized Flowers ...

Christmas cards 2008

These are some of the Christmas cards that I made for Xmas 2008 - the background papers are from free papers that I received in a magazine, and the chipboard images are from my local craft shop. I'm really happy with how these all turned out - and will definitely make a start on this years ones soon, as I have quite a few images left! I'm following a blog called Christmas Cards All Year Round, and I'm hoping that this will inspire me - why don't you check it out??

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas cards for my mother

"Surfin' Santa" - x-st & cuttlebugged. The mount behind him is card that I covered with fabric. The design is from a Xmas x-st book that my dh gave me for an early Christmas prezzie!!
"Waving Santa" - x-stitched & cuttlebugged - the stars are from the Warehouse, they're very glittery in real life.

I loved stitching these snowmen - they're so cheery!
X-stitch penguin - mounted on white card, then on black. The cuttlebug background is the "Snowflake" border.
"Xmas Ornaments" - x-stitched from my new book - thank you DH!! You can't tell from the scan, but the back stitch is all done in metallic threads ...

These cards were all made for my mother for Christmas - I gave her 12 hand-made Xmas cards, all boxed up in 2 gift-wrapped and decorated boxes. This was definitely a good gift for someone that has everything, and didn't really need any more "stuff" ...