The challenge this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge is to add 5 different embellishments to your creation. You can use more than one flower or brad for example, but it will only count once. I'm going to enter a flower tag. The 5 different embellishments are flowers, rik rak ribbon, eyelets, a brad, and a butterfly metal charm. I really enjoyed making this. I cut my own flower out of chipboard, stuck PM flowery paper on, added Prima flowers, a Dovecraft brad and a butterfly on a petal. I punched eyelets into the ends of all the petals and added some rik rak ribbon into one of them. Shaded the ends of the petals with sepia versafine.
Before I add my entry to this challenge, in my last post I put that it was my first challenge win. I was wrong, I forgot that I won the Trimcraft ATC challenge ages ago. I'm getting old, my memory is going! The Stamp Something Challenge is 'Something with Showers or Flowers'. I've made a large card with flowery umbrellas. I stamped some umbrellas all over Anna Griffin dp in black. I then stamped extra umbrellas that I decoupaged onto 2 of them, giving them a curve. The topper is the same stamp, coloured a bit more, layered onto white card stamped with a flower stamp in green, and glittered, then onto brown paper put through the cuttlebug, sanded, then inked in red over the top. Added a ribbon. Card, ribbons, gems and a sentiment 'Under the weather' added on right hand side. This card was done as an experiment really, playing about with different techniques, then all put together.
I'm thrilled to have won Challenge 18 at The Crafty Pad with my Just Ted pocket card. This is my first challenge win and has made my day. Debbie at The Crafty Pad has some blog candy up for grabs - the A5 stamp set of Butterflies and Verse. Ends 2nd may.
I've made this card for 2 challenges. Firstly, the Crafty Pad's Challenge 18. This week it's a recipe, 1 pocket, 2 brads, 1 ribbon. You can also add extra ingredients if you wish, so i added an extra pocket outside and an extra one inside. One Stop Craft Challenge 26 is "Something New" - to do a new technique you've been meaning to try, or a new product or new stamp. The double pocket card with inside pocket is a new technique to me, and also the images of Just Ted are new. I can't remember the name of the card I used, but the images are Just Ted from Debbie at The Crafty Pad. I've used a brad as the flower in Ted's hand and a brad that doubles up as a ribbon slider. The tag is by Bazzill with another Just ted image. I've added Stickles to the edge of the heart. Inside, I've made a pocket to fit some ribbons to send to a friend.
I've really been neglecting my blog the last couple of weeks, but been so busy with school holidays. Everything should be back to normal soon. I've received some lovely awards. Firstly from Trimgym who has some really nice projects and tutorials on her blog. Secondly from Trish, who hasn't been blogging for long, but already has some fab cards posted. Last, but not least, from Jude, who has lots of lovely projects on her blog, as well as her own challenge blog here. Thanks to all of you for thinking of my blog for the awards, I'm thrilled. I'm not very good at passing awards on, as there are so many fab blogs out there, so please can all my followers take these awards for their blogs as I really enjoy visiting them all.
I made this card using a gorgeous freebie download from Funky Fairies. I coloured the cupcake with pro-markers. The chipboard tag is from Trimcraft's Smirk range, attached with a Basic Grey brad. Sentiment and gems are from K & Co. I added Stickles to the sugared pieces on the cupcake and a little yellow ribbon round the base. All on green Bazzill cardstock. I'm entering it into 3 challenges. Firstly, the Willow Sketchie Challenge on Craftbubble, which was a sketch with a bit of bling (Stickles on sugared pieces). Secondly, Cute Card Thursday, where the challenge is bright creations this week using the colours hot pink, lime, lemon and orange! (You are allowed to use some or all of the colours!) . Then, last but not least, Daring Cardmakers where the dare this week is to put a piece of fruit on your card (the strawberry on top of the cake!)
I'm a 44 year old mum of 2, a daughter of 19 and a son of 8. I haven't worked since having my daughter as I became ill and was diagnosed with lupus 14 years ago. I wanted a hobby that would take my mind off everything, so crafting was suggested to me. I started in March/April 2008 and have been having fun learning lots of techniques ever since.