Tuesday, 21 January 2014

guest designer for High Hopes

I was lucky enough to be a winner at High Hopes stamps challenge a couple of weeks ago and part of the prize was the opportunity to be a guest designer for this weeks challenge of a little green. I sadly don't have as many high hopes stamps as I'd like but I think Toubled travis is perfect when coloured in green.

I used promarkers to colour him and mounted him after fussy cutting him out  on bronze mirri-card. The papers are magazine freebies . I added some green sparkly hexagons and the fab high hopes sentiment on a spellbinders oval.

I know with all his injuries that he seems as though he would be great for a get well card but with the fun sentiment I think he'd make a great just cheer up card or even birthday card for someone into sport or is accident prone.

I would like to enter Travis into the following challenges;-

challenges 4 everybody-anything goes
a gem of a challenge-for the boys
brown sugar-anything goes
sister act-anything goes

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A simple thank you

My son is so enjoying his new job and learning so much too though its still all gobble-di- geek speak to me with acronyms I really don't understand but each to their own. 

Last week he was doing something new and although to me it seemed to be doing ok (I only know as he was working from home) he said he actually had to keep asking questions of his teacher so once finished he asked if I would make him a thank you card for his mentor.

I decided something simple would be best for her as it says thank you and isn't making too big a deal as I'm sure he will need more help as he learns more. 

I decided to use high hopes dunno duck again as I thought this was the perfect image, keeping it simple I matted the image on silver mirri-card using a punch to round the corners and added a 'thank-you'peel-off, card done.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Animal friends-use punches /dies
cards und more-anything goes
Artistic impressions-anything goes/feminine
card mania- anything goes
crafting from the heart-anything goes/button and pearls
crafty boots-anything goes
creative creations-anything goes
lexi's creations-anything goes
challenges for everyone-anything goes
colour me creative-anything goes

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Springtime fairy

I saw a card that Amy made at a thousand sheets of paper she made that was bright and sunny and made me smile and really feel that Spring is on the way. I decided that I too wanted to make a bright and cheerful card so I made this.

I used a sugar nellie fairy which I coloured with promarkers and sakura glaze pens and the papers were magazine freebies, stitchy bear and coloured copy paper. The sentiment is also a magazine freebie. Simple but I am now definitely looking forward to spring.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

the sugar bowl-use a fairy
Lothian crafts-female birthday
Ali-craft-anyhting goes
dis-digis-time to celebrate
crafty calendar-lets celebrate

Flying the nest

My son is on the brink of moving into his new home so thought I'd be prepared and make him a card for when he does. I know it won't make that much difference as I will still see him on a daily basis being his carer to help him meet his daily living needs but it will be a big step for him towards his independence and technically he will have flown the nest.

I decided I wanted to make a fun card not the usual new home card and thought this cute High Hopes stamps fit the bill perfectly. It is called dunno duck and as my son thinks I'm quackers at the best of times I couldn't use anything else.

I coloured him with promarkers and mounted the image on a fancy spellbinders circle which I wrote a sentiment around trying to keep it light hearted.

The papers are papermania and bits from my stash, the new home sentiment is LOTV stamped in brown ink, quite simple but I think it will make my son smile.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
jelly park-new beginnings
simply create too-anything goes
sugar creek hollow-something new
A gem of a challenge-something new
addicted to CAS-die cuts
papernest dolls-anything goes
A creative romance-something new
tip top tuesday-clean and simple
love rubber stamps-anything goes
high hopes stamps-use your favourite high hopes stamp