Thursday, 30 April 2009

Dolls House Parchment

I have been refreshing my love of parchment, I havent done any in AGES!!
I just find it soo relaxing.
I treated myself yesterday to the May 2009 Parchment Craft Magazine and this pattern caught my eye.
The unusal part for parchment is the black pen,but it out lines the images perfectly.
This card has a very so lilac glow and would be wonderful for a new Baby card etc.x

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Sunday Challenge Dotties World-Teenager

Its Adeles turn over on Dotties World and she has chosen Teenager, it doesnt have to be a Mikey Download aslong as its a download from Charmed Cards and Craft.
My card is made using a Mikey image from the new download which I coloured with copic pens and a blender pen,the sentiment and overlay 'special friendship' 'stitching' and blue squares are by Hot off the press.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Craft Weekend on Create & Craft

Checkout Create & Craft this weekend, Joanna Sheen is launching a new cd and stamps.
Channel 671 Create & craft or Ideal World 644 on sky
or 200 Ideal World Freeview
at 5pm til 6pm Crafting with Joanna Sheen

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Meet Mikey! Goodluck at Uni.../Copic Challenge #10

This is a tri-fold card, I found the Berkshire map on Google and the bookshelves are from Microsoft Clipart copyright free images. The backing paper is Hot off the Press which I embossed with a 'Script' cuttlebug folder.
I used Copics for the colours, so im adding a link to Copics Colour challenge.
The colours i used are:-
Copic ciao:-
B39 Prussian Blue
B13 Tender Pink mixed with Y21 Buttercup Yellow ( for the nearest skin colour)
B60 Pale Blue Gray
R35 coral
E35 Chamois
and a blender pen, Hmm have i used too many colours for the challenge?
For Mikey's jeans I used just Prussian blue B39 and a blender pen which gave a great faded look to the denim
Mikey wrapped up

Mikey Shopping




Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Brand new set of Downloads-Meet Mikey


This is the latest set of downloads available from Charmed Cards and Crafts, designed by the amazingly talented Louise Brigden,as I've had these to play with prior to release I can tell you they are amazing, Copics suit them perfectly,but equally any medium you want to use! Click the picture to go straight to them.

Birthday Greetings

This card I made for my mums birthday, it is a large A4 card, I used purple glitter card for the matting and behind the circles which I punched out with a circle punch, this is the back of the card.
The beautiful iris image and backing paper is taken from Joanna Sheens Cottage Gardens cd

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Sunday Challenge on Dotties World

Its my turn to set the challenge over on Dotties World and I apparently put everyone out of their 'comfort zone' well not everyone lol.
Got checkout the amazing cards, coz if thats out of their 'comfort zone' you'd never know to look at the cards they are amazing!!
My challenge is Hand Made-
I want it all hand made, if you use coloured backing paper i want you to make it, by stamps or ink pads and if you use embellishments I want you to make them.....
For my card, I again used my brayer and Adriondack ink pads, which are available at Charmed cards and crafts, I used some un-mounted stamps for the bamboo and script, all the backing papers and landscape are made using inks and torn strips of card i used as templates, with a cirlcle cut out of a piece of paper for the sun template.
The image is the gorgeous oriental one from 'Holly & Madison on tour' which I colour with copics.xx

Thursday, 9 April 2009

New Blog on the block!!

Oh my oh my just when you think Louise couldnt possibly get anymore talented, go take a look at her new blog Charmed Delectable Stamps, in colaboration with Karen from Charmed Cards and Crafts, Louise has designed some stamps, they are amazing!! Go check it out and the blog candy!!!
I heart Charmed Stamps

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Oriental Sun

I have finally managed to find my brayer, it has been buried in a bag under my stash!
Anyway, I've finally managed to have a play with my Adirondack pads I bought from Farnborough Make 5 This is what i used to make my card.
I used the brayer and ripped some random strips of card and used them as a template to use different layers of colours, also I cut a circle out of a whole piece of paper and placed over the card using the yellow/Red end of my Big Juicy pad I rolled the brayer over the template to make the Oriental Sun

I used my Copic liner to add the birds in the distance and a the black stazon and an un-mounted stamp for the script.
I haven't put a greeting on, as this could just me a 'Hi how are you' card or Thankyou.xx

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Juliets Challenge on Dotties World

Juliets challenge over on Dotties World, is for 'all things bright and beautiful' lots of bright colours, thoughts of spring and Easter.
This is made using the image from 'Dottie and George Back to front' bundle of downloads,I think this is sucha a pretty image!!
I coloured the image using Copics, I extended the picture using flower soft stamps for the extra flower box,flowers and little bird, I added extra foliage by hand using Copics again, the backing paper is taken from the new Messy Rabbit Cd from Joanna Sheen , I love the colours in it! I then added flowersoft to the flower box and flowers.xx

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Mothers Day Card

This is a card I made for my mum for mothers day, I used the papers and idea from Making Cards Magazine. Inside I used a large stamp and used watercolour pencils the add the colour.

Sorry I wrote in it before I took the pic.x

Friday, 3 April 2009

Get Well soon


This is a get well card for someone just out of hospital, I used the decoupage image & backing paper from Joanna Sheens Messy Rabbit cd. Printing on glossy photo paper it gives gorgeous bright colours, to cheer the recipient up hopefully.




90th birthday and Golden Wedding bookatrix

These are some bookatrix cards I made recently and havent had time to post.
This 90th Birthday card was another for my nan using decoupage from Making Cards Magazine. I used my big shot to get the 90.
This was a 50th Wedding Anniversary card I was asked to make, instead of peel offs which peel off,arrrggghhh!! I cut strips of the matching card and attached to the card with tacky glue,so I know they arnt going any where!!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Rich....

This card is made following along with Louises Challenge over on Dottie world,of making a shaped card.
I used the idea from the Making Cards amgazine and the backing paper. Then used the image from the downloads of Holly & Madison & Girls about town sentiment,all available from charmed Cards and Crafts.

This is made simply from a strip of card, scored,cut and folded into shape.which then allows the card to fit into a c6 envelope.
I used Whispers Duo markers ( watercolour pens) to colour her and layered with glitter card.

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