Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog. You can check it out from the link above or in my sidebar. So far I have seen some fun challenges and a variety of great talent.
This is my first DT card, for today's theme which is fall colours. I hope you like it!.
I have used a Gorjuss stamp by Santoro, which I thought would be perfect for this colour scheme because of the foxes. I stamped the image in brown ink on kraft card and coloured it with Polychromos pencils. I hand stitched around the edges of the circle and also added some thread through the buttons that I used as centres for the flowers to tie it all together. The papers I have used are from the First Edition Desert Blooms pad.
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
This was my first ever attempt at an easel card. The image is a digi stamp by Julia Spiri, and I coloured it using Polychromos pencils.
The printed papers are by First Edition, and I also made a matching box since there was no way this one was going to fit into an envelope. It's made from a 7 inch pizza style box which my 6 inch card with embellishments fits into nicely on a bed of pink tissue paper.
Monday, 26 September 2016
Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for my brother. I made it a couple of weeks ago but I had to wait until after his birthday to share it.
This was made using a digi stamp by Dr Digi, which I coloured using Polychromos pencils. I distressed the edges of the papers using scissors and added some distress ink around the edges.
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Friday, 16 September 2016
The background behind the dragonfly was created using inks and layered stamping, and I used mica powders on the dragonfly to make it shimmer.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
This is a card that I made using a Saturated Canary digi stamp, coloured with Polychromos pencils.
I love this image because it reminds me of what I was like as a girl. My mum would try and make me look pretty, but I preferred boots and messy hair.
The butterfly dies are by Marianne Designs.
I have a few works in progress at the moment, and lots of recent work to share too, so watch this space!
Monday, 12 September 2016
This card was made using a digi stamp by Di's Digi Stamps, coloured with Polychromos pencils.
This is a card made using a free image I downloaded some time ago. I have it credited as Kasjan's Scrapblogg, but I don't know whether or not it is still available. Again I have coloured with image with Polychromos pencils. I love these papers, which are from the Warm and Cozy collection by Carta Bella.
I have seen some lovely cards made by colouring on kraft card, so I decided to give it a go. I always think this looks really effective, especially with whites, as the white really pops out.
I've added glitter glue on all of these cards, but I think it shows up particularly well on this card. Christmas cards have to have glitter!
The papers used here are from the Jingle all the Way pad by First Edition.
I've been stuck in a bit of a colouring rut recently, so decided to try something a bit different. The background here was created using embossing folders. The winter scene was from my box of random bits and I've added a satin ribbon and bow, die cut snowflakes and die cut star. The star is from a collection of X-cut miniatures, which I love.
This is another card created using embossing folders for the background. The star is a die cut created using a Creative Expressions die by Sue Wilson, and I absolutely love it!
I think that's me done for today, but I will be back!
Well, hello to anyone who's still following me after all this time! I ended up having to take a long break from art, craft and blogging as I simply didn't have time to do any of it whilst working full time and studying for a degree. I am pleased to report that I have now finished my degree and have a BSc (Honours) degree in psychology. I graduated with first class honours, so it seems that the break was worth it!
Anyway, I've been busy making cards. I don't have the space to do all the messy stuff now that my boys are bigger. Looking back at my last posts, I think my card making has improved over the last 4 years despite having only been able to do it occasionally until very recently.
The mermaid image to the right is a digi stamp by Julia Spiri.
This is a Polkadoodles digi stamp from the Winnie in Wonderland Collection. I really enjoyed colouring the hair in funky colours.
The image on this final card is by Pink Gem Designs. This is one of my favourite cards from the ones I have made recently.
Now that I am back in the swing of things, I am hoping to be able to enter some challenges again, so if anyone could point me in the direction of some good ones I would be grateful.
I am hoping to be back soon!