Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 36 - Sparkle

Ok so I have scheduled this post because I will be in hospital on Wednesday recovering from an op so fingers crossed this post does actually go live. This will be my last card for a few weeks, as soon as I am up on my feet and comfortably sitting I will get some cards made to pass the time.

This week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations is Sparkle. We want to see glitter galore on your cards so let loose and release the glitter lol, this could get messy!! I absolutely love glitter and especially at Christmas, all my cards are glittered to within an inch of their lives lol.

Our sponsor this week is Mo's Digital Pencil Too and she has sent us this wonderful digi image to use. Since receiving this image I have downloaded a few more because they are such great quality and are lovely to colour.

Hop on over to Creative Inspirations to see what the wonderful prize will be this week and please please please check out the DT members blogs to see their cards for this week's challenge.

The elements I have used for my card are:-

Image - "Skating" by Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Image coloured with Promarkers, Sakura Pens and Glitter
Papers - Papermania "Deck the Halls"
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Nesties "Labels One"
Scalloped Cardstock from Craftwork Cards
Snowflakes cut using a Cuttlebug Snowflake Die

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you all shortly when I am back on my feet.

Joy xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 35 - New or Neglected

Hi, Sorry for the delay in posting this week's challenge, I have been very busy preparing for a craft fair which I decided to attend yesterday. I wish I hadn't bothered, the weather was terrible, it was pouring with rain and the wind was horrendous. A few people did venture out but not many. I sold 5 cards in all, 3 to my brother and 2 to an old school friend. However after speaking to other people there they also didn't sell much at all so I take heart from that that my cards are not complete crap lol.

Anyhow onto this week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations which is to use something new or neglected on your card. I chose to use one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps which I have had for a little while but have not used before. So you could choose something that lies in the bottom of your craft drawer that has been neglected as of late....go on, give it an airing and get it out and bring it back to life.

The prize this week is a $10 gift certificate from Digital, I want that!!

Please also don't forget to take a look at the other DT members blogs to see their wonderful cards for this week's challenge, you will not be disappointed.

The elements I used for my card are:-

Image - Sugar Nellie
Image coloured with Promarkers and glitter
Papers - Papermania "Rose Tinted Christmas"
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Pink Bazzill Bling Card edged with my Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch
Oval Nesties

A lovely simple card I think you will agree and my brother actually bought this off me at the craft fair so someone is in for a treat!

Thanks for looking, cya next week.

Joy xx

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 34 - Red & Black

Another great challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week. The theme we have this week is Red & Black. I couldn't decide what papers to use so eventually decided on using the spotted paper from Clare Curd's "The Big One" by Papermania, I love spotted paper. I had also just bought a few more new stamps including this one, isn't that little mouse so cute....I wonder what he has done eh? The stamp is called "Max Letter" by Stampendous. I coloured the image using my trusty Promarkers. The christmas trees are peel offs that I stuck onto dotted paper and then cut out. I love these peel offs as they are very sparkly and I love anything that sparkles.

Please have a go at this challenge and don't forget to check out the other DT members cards and blogs, they are so inspirational.

Well only another week before I go into hospital...yikes! I have my pre-op appointment tomorrow but luckily I have this week off as holiday and then I shall be off until after I have recovered from my op which will probably be in the New Year.

One good thing about being off is I have made about 5 christmas cards in the last two days, that is a lot for me, I can only usually manage one a day....I am such a slow coach. I am seriously considering having a table at a little Christmas craft fair that is taking place in Baldock next weekend. I always wonder if my cards are good enough that anyone would want to buy. I think I will see how much it costs and if it isn't too expensive I will give it a go and count my losses if I don't sell anything.

That's all from me for now, I will be on again before I go into hospital.

Thanks for looking.

Joy xx