Sunday, 26 July 2009

c4e sketch #42 vintage

This week we are would like you to use a vintage theme along with our sketch! You can see the sketch and gorgeous DT cards HERE along with the sad news about DT member Cindy. Get well soon Cindy xxx and the names of the our 2 new team mates!! It took me a while to choose from all the fabulous submissions but I finally chose Suzette and Andie.
Today is our monthly crop so I will be busy scrapping, chatting, teaching and drinking coffee all day!! lol We are at Banwell Village hall in Somerset all day. This is the first crop in our new venue so lots more space and lots more work setting up but it will be fun!
Better tell you about my card!! This card was made for my lovely UKS team leader Pink Chocolate's birthday!

Materials are all from the C4E July kit. The image is one of the Gorjuss girl images Sarah (lil-paper-pixie) sent to me. I've coloured her with watercolour paints. I think the card has a 70's feel and guess that's vintage!! lol
I have distressed the edges quite a bit too.

Thanks for stopping by have a great Sunday!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Take 1 sketch....

....3 challenges and make 7 cards!!!! well I only have 4 to share today but what a fab sketch!!
The sketch is from Friday sketchers and I loved using it, once I'd done the first card and had a template the others just rolled off the craft mat!! lol
All the cards are for Mikael's teachers tomorrow, they are a fab bunch of people at his school. His class teacher Mr R. said he wanted to improve Mikael's writing skills this year and wow did he deliver!!! Mikael has done extremely well this year and has worked really hard.
The first card is for this week Papertake weekly challenge to use a combination of colours they gave. I went with yellow and green!

Materials are from stash, image is Tilda coloured with watercolour paints and glitter glue

I added lots of glitter glue to the PP to give it lots of twinkle!

The second card is for the Spoonful of Sugar challenge which asked for swirls on your cards.

I made my swirl by drawing round a chipboard swirl cutting out and inking the edges with white. The materials are all from stash. CS is Bazzill. Image is one of my digi stamps available in my store, called Butterfly Kisses. Coloured with watercolours. As before I added lots of glitter glue to the PP and image. Twinkly twinkle!!! lol!

The next card had an accident!! I drew round my template for the curved section of the card, only to find it was the wrong way round! so I added it to the inside instead.

Materials from stash. Image is Gorjuss girl from set 1 coloured with pencils. Lots of glitter glue again!!

And the last one for Mr R!! Materials are from stash, the image is another of my digi stamps called Gotch Ya! coloured with watercolours and......yep glitter glue!!! There is glitter glue on the PP too, shame the camera doesn't pick it up well.

The image is cut out with a label 3 nestie.

and there you go!! lol I have a few more posts waiting in the queue including the mini books I made for the teachers and the C4E challenges, yeah I know it's nearly August but it has gone manic here! Tomorrow my Nan arrives from Birmingham to visit for a week while my uncle and his family camp nearby, she doesn't know it yet but I have lots of jobs for her!! lol!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

c4e sketch #41

Woohoo!!! I'm getting all excited now! This time next week I will be at the c4e crop! we have moved to a new venue for July we will be at Banwell Village hall, Banwell. Somerset. If you fancy a day of scrapping and chat come along and join us. contact me for more details.
Of course there's a lot to do so it's going to be a busy week, and it's the last week of term too! so teacher pressies and cards to make too! phew! not sure I'm going to be seeing much of my bed this week!! lol!!
This weeks C4E sketch has been posted you can see the gorgeous DT cards and sketch HERE
For my card I had a go at using "white space" again. Not my usual style for cards but it's always good to try something new!lol!

I have used MME papers from C4E and a gorjuss girl image coloured with pencils. The ribbon is from stash and CS is Bazzill.
For the bracket shape I printed a digi journal card cut out and used as a template.

Well i had best get on with things! thanks for stopping by have a great week and do check out the c4e challenge and the c4e store there are some gorgeous kits on there!!
have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

c4e July challenges #1

I have ATC's to share with you today. I made about 13 ATC's last weekend some I can't share yet as they are for challenges, but these I can!!
The first set is for the C4E July ATC challenge we are asking for ATC's with a friendship theme.
I've done a set of 8 ATC's each with a different friendship quote.
I have used bazzill CS and daisy bucket paper from the c4e May kit. The Quote is written on a printed digi journal tag, which I have glittered!

The second ATC is for the C4E ABC challenge this month which is the letter F. I have used WRM paper and monograms, lace from stash and the stamp from the c4e July kit.
I pinched one of the ATC stamps from the store shelf to stamp onto the PP with brown stazon ink. I painted a soft brown wash over the PP with watercolour paints. I painted the torn edges instead of inking them this time to give a softer aged look.
All the C4E July challenges can be found HERE
Have a lovely evening!
thanks for stopping by
Michele xxx

Sunday, 12 July 2009

c4e sketch #40 Hot Hot Hot!!!!

This week on the C4E challenge blog we are asking you use the sketch to make cards with hot summer colours! Hop over HERE to see the sketch and gorgeous DT cards.
I really enjoyed making this card!! lol!! I don't normally use orange but loved the overall finish of this one.

The PP is a new paper in at C4E from Fancy Pants Summer soiree collection, it's called Glimmer and with lots of glitter glue it really does glimmer now!! lol The green paper is also summer soiree paper, as is the ribbon.
The image is one of the first set of Gorjuss girls coloured with pencils and dotted with glitter glue.

The flowers are the made with the Autumn leaves stamp from the C4E July kit and a Daisy bucket stamp from the July crop kit. I have stamped onto the glimmer paper twice cut out the 1st one along the outside line, the 2nd one on the inner flower shape, then stamped the small stitched daisy onto the green PP and cut out. I've used a brown stazon inkpad for the stamping. Then pinched the petals of the 2 large flowers and used an embossing tool in the centre of the small flower to give them some shape. Attached the flowers with adhesive and finished with a little button, and glitter glue!

The butterfly is an Autumn leaves stamp. I stamped onto the glimmer paper cut out and shaped the wings with a boning tool. Again added lots of glitter glue.

The final result is a very hot twinkly card!! lol
Thanks for stopping by
michele xx

Friday, 10 July 2009

c4e july kit mini book

The C4E July kit is now available! I have loved playing with this kit! Got lots still to play with and have used the stamp over and over!! lol! You can see the kit HERE
In the kit is this sweet little chipboard book from K&co. I have made it into a little friendship book.
The charm on the spine of the book is from a bag charm my sister gave me.
I painted the edges of the book with white paint before attaching the gorgeous K&co papers from the kit.

Each page has a couple of lovely friendship quotes I found on the Internet (these will be on the website shortly)

The flower stamp is from Autumn Leaves, I have used this alot!!lol I have stamped twice onto PP and cut out, pinched the petals and finished with a button and a leaf.

I distressed the edges very slightly to soften them, but they really didn't need much doing to them. I love the vintage feel of the papers.
I have chosen a lovely old photo to do the crop kit LO, a cute photo of my dad and sister! Can't wait to do the LO!! I have done a card too which I will share soon.
Thanks for stopping by
michele xxx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

c4e sketch #39

Well Sunday has arrived and I haven't posted a thing all week!! It's been a busy week at C4E with the July kit release on Wednesday and 4 new digital stamps released today!! As well as all that It's my nephew's 7th Birthday party today so I will be surrounded by approx 30 WET under 7's, a pool party!! I am expecting to get very wet!!! lol!!
So this weeks c4e sketch has been posted and this week we will choose 1 random winner to receive the 4 new digital stamps next Sunday. The DT have had a chance to play with these stamps too Check out their fab cards HERE along with the this weeks sketch.
You can also win a set on the Sunday sketch & stamp challenge blog
You may have seen these images appearing over the last few months on my blog, I have used them a fair bit!! lol!
For my card I have used the frog image called "Gotch ya!" The PP is from stash, CS is Bazzill. The flowers are made using a stamp from Daisy Bucket. Buttons also from stash. The Image is cut using the labels 3 nesties and a cuttlebug.
I have coloured the frog with watercolour paints.Thanks for stopping by


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