Thursday, 7 October 2010

Think Christmas in pink

Edit 8/10:
I could not leave the card it was yesterday. It was too much blue and looked unfinished. I didn't get the challenges I wanted and you know how much I love challenges. I really didn't like the card, but I didn't have the time or energy to fight with it any longer ;) I left it overnight so it could think how badly it behaved and maybe be good today. I wasn't that lucky, but at least it improved and I got all the challenges I wanted into it and I'm still quite proud of the colouring. So here's the new card:

The challenges I'm entering are:

Alice in wonderland - text in a nonsense way
Allsorts - holiday
Bunny Zoe's - sketch
(Diecut dreams Christmas club - glitter, ribbons and gems) I missed the dedline though
Drunken stampers - think pink
I love promarkers - think pink
Magnolia stamp lovers - lace (The edge is lace, but a tiny piece of lace fabric shows just beneath the circle)
Stamp and create - Breastcancer/pink
The cuttlebug spot - pink and the theme strength, love, hope, faith
(Totally Tilda - glitter and sparkle (I think I missed the deadline on this one too)

Phew, that's it. Now I'm off to clean that huge mess I made picking out everything I had. Or maybe I'll do that later...Back before the end of the weekend with a sweetpea card. Thanks for stopping by (and leaving me some love, please?)

I've been working all day on my pink magnolia card and it's being very naughty to me. I'm struggling to finish it. I wanted it to be all in pink, but it was too much so I had to break it off with some other colour. But now I see there is too much blue. Hmm, I'll see if I can solve it somehow.

I made it with a couple of challenges in mind. First:

Just magnolia - anything goes

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October 7th through October 9th ONLY!
For every $20 you spend in the shop, you will get a FREE individual stamp, our choice (ie. spend $42 you will get 2 free stamps, spend $85 you will 4 free stamps). This runs from midnight tonight until Saturday 11:59 pm.


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How about Brigid Ashwood's phunky fairies?
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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Strut your stuff - it's your birthday!

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Today's card was so much fun to make although in the end it gave me a hard time with the final details.

I haven't been this excited making a card for a while. I seldom fill out the background of the image with colour or stamp text next to the image. I seldom use an alphabetset to make texts like with the b-day text ( I just noticed though that I forgot to add an apostrophy between the T and S. I thought about it while working with the letters, but forgot it later) I recently bought almost the whole selection of distress inks at a sale and I've been eager to improve my distressing skills. And I'm quite proud to have put together the card from three different papercollections.

I wanted to make a card for a man as I would like to do it on a weekly basis. I really wanted to use another saying, but it didn't fit as well as this one. The one I wanted to use was "shake your tailfeathers". Although men might not want to shake their tailfeathers I think they would rather do that than strut their stuff, lol.

I made this card to help celebrate Kraftin' Kimmies 1:st birthday. I'm a huge fan of these stamps and even if I missed their sale at least I wanted to join the challenge. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can win some rubba.

I used Vivienne that comes with two matching textstamps, one of them "strut your stuff" that I used. The text "it's your birthday" I stamped with distress walnut ink. The alphabetstamps are from a quickutz giftset called sophisticate.
Vivienne is coloured with promarkers. The blue border around her is two shades of blue promarkers. The green and brown edges are distress inks: peeled paint and walnut stain. I gave her some extra eyeliner and some stickles glitterglue to her necklace.

The background paper I have used is from Basic Grey's Mellow collection called automne. The two smaller pieces are both from kaisercraft. The little hinges are cut out in silver mirror cardstock, just like the number 1.

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

All that scraps - manly card
Basic Grey - sparkle (using background paper from the Mellow collection)
Cards for men - autumn
Crafty calendar - autumn/1:st birthdays
Creative inspirations - birthday
Kraftin' Kimmies - celebration card
Papersundaes - something from your stash (all papers are "old")
Papertake weekly - sketch #31 from dec 29:th 2009
Simon says stamp and show - numbers
Spoon full of sugar - sparkle and shine
Stampin for the weekend - autumn colours
Stamp something - something to celebrate
Stamptacular - at least 5 layers

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