Saturday, 29 August 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 24 - Friendship Cards

The challenge over at Creative Inspirations is to make a friendship card. I love making friendship cards so this was always going to be easy. The prize this week is a one month guest designer spot at Creative Inspirations, how exciting is that!!

For my card the image is a download called KIKI La Rue from All That Scraps, isn't she great, you can also buy these images as rubber stamps but I wanted to get my hands on this image quickly so decided on the digi download. I coloured Kiki with my trusty Promarkers The paper I used is by Making Memories and is called "Ella Die Cut Flowers". I also used some blue and peach coloured Bazill Bling, the flowers are by Prima and the brads are by Papermania.

Please come and join in the challenge this week, I shall be blog hopping to see what you all come up with.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

DT Card for Creative Inspirations - Challenge 23 - Spots, Dots & Circles

This weeks theme is Spots, dots and circles. For this Challenge we are being sponsored by Penny from Creations by Penny! If you havent already checked out her images you should do!! So we are offering one lucky winner 4 digital images from creations by penny of their choice!!!

For my card I have used the Manga Girl stamp by Sugar Nellie. I coloured my image with Promarkers. The spotty paper I have used is from "The Big One" stack by Clare Curd. I also used my fabulous new heart border punch by Martha Stewart. My scalloped card is from Craftwork Cards and the coloured card is by Papermania. The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards.

I look forward to seeing your creations this week, don't forget to pop on over to the Creative Inspirations Blog to see the other design team inspiration.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

I Love Promarkers - Challenge 2 - Sketch

I love this challenge, in fact I was a finalist in the first challenge but sadly didn't win but that's ok, taking part is such fun, I love the wonderful sketches.

This week I decided to use one of Willow Design's digi downloads...isn't it fab, my first christmas card for 2009! The download is called "All I want for Christmas is.......". I have coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers. I used some green Bazzil Basics for half of the card and the christmas tree paper is called "Festive" and it is by KI Memories. I punched the flowers out of green and red Bazzil Basics and added Making Memories brads and a spacer from my stash. I then added some red liquid pearls to the corners of my card to look like red brads. The scalloped card blank I have used is by Craftwork Cards and I bought these last week at the Stamperama Craft Show in Stevenage...I love craft shows, can't wait for Ally Pally next month! The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards, you can never have enough sentiments on standby. I usually create my own on my laptop but I decided to invest in some for a change.

Anyway, I hope you like the card, thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 22 - Gift (Bag, Box etc)

This week we would like to see you create something that can be used as a Gift for someone. There are lots of different things you could come up with for this theme so I can't wait to see what you all make!

The prize is a collection of Maya Road Fresh Chipboard - Royalty Crowns. Pop on over to the blog to see a picture of the prize, it looks great. Don't forget to have a look at what the other design team members have come up with, they're all fab.

I decided to make a little gift box. The instructions for this box I found on the Splitcoast Stampers website here, why not take a look for yourself and have a go. I have never made a box before and I was chuffed with how easy it was and how it turned out. In fact my mum used it as a gift box the very same week.

I used white hammered card from The Papermill for my box. The papers I used for covering my box are by Dream Street Papers LLC. I then used my circle and circle scalloped nesties to make the topper and added a sentiment circle....ta da....easy peasy!

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 20 - Doodling

For this weeks challenge, we would like to see some Doodling somewhere on your card.

The prize this week has been donated by Louise over at Paper Angels. Here is a bit about paper angels;

Here at Paper Angels, we want you to not only have fun browsing our large range of craft supplies but also gain inspiration from our project gallery and make new crafty friends in our forum.

Whether your heart lies with scrapbooks, card making, rubber stamping, mini books or decoupage, you’ll find a wide selection of products at Paper Angels.

Paper Angels has donated an Animal Antics template, it includes 6 animals. Worth £14!!

Don't forget to check out all of the other design team cards for inspiration, they are all totally fab (although I am biased lol).

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - Whiff of Joy
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dream Street Papers LLC
Flowers cut out with my nesties
Pearl Adhesive Stones

Please join us this week, it is a fab challenge, I know I never doodle on cards but I think I will from now on, it adds something a bit different, you can do whatever you like. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx

Creative Inspirations Monthly Challenge at PCP

Hello Everyone!

I would just like to tell you that we have started our own group over at :-

There we will be able to discuss each weeks challenges with you and offer any help or advice that you need!

Anybody who is member over there is able to join, and if your not a member then there's nothing stopping you now! lol

Also to make this group extra special we will hold a monthly Challenge for our blog exculsively on Paper Craft Planet for all those lovely people who join!

So what you waiting for?!
HERE to be taken there right away and join us! This months challenge is to make : An Everyday Card & Tag Set. A nice and easy challenge for us to start with! The prize this month is a mix of stamped Images & Various Embellishments!

My card and tag for this challenge were made using the boy Manga stamp from Sugar Nellie, isn't he fab, he makes a great boy's card and tag.

The elements I used are:-

Stamp - Manga - Sugar Nellie
Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Papermania Clare Curd "The Big One"
I also used blue Bazzil Bling and Brown Pearlescent card
Sentiment generated on my laptop
I also used my Martha Stewart zig zag punch
I used my nesties to make the tag and used the same papers and stamp too. I then added a piece of brown ribbon to the top and punched through it and added an eyelet to finish it off.

Thanks for looking and I hope you like the card. Please join us and have a go at this, I never usually make tags but they are a great idea.

Joy xx

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 19 - Kickstand Card

It's that time again, challenge time. This week our challenge is for you to make a Kickstand Card.I love these cards as they look so different and really do make the image on your card get all the attention. Looking forward to seeing what you all produce!

The prize this week is one download of ANY choice from:-

For my card this week I have used:-

Image: Popcorn Bear by Crafters Companion coloured with Promarkers.
Papers - Papermania "The Big One" by Clare Curd.
Sentiment also by Crafters Companion.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see your entry for this challenge very soon.

Joy xx