Saturday, 7 June 2008

I took some time off...

I took some time off from cardmaking over the last few weeks as I had quite a bit of work to do in the garden. At least it looks tidier now, the wild shrubs have been tamed and all the summer bedding has been planted. This last week I have been able to find time to do some card challenges again, I have really missed my crafting time!

This first card was made for the challenge on the Stamp Something challenge blog. The lower section of the card has a slot, along which the flower rolls when the card is tilted. I found a great tutorial for this style of rolling card on Yosemite's blog, thank you for the inspiration Yosemite! The image is from the 'Elephant Walk' black and white set by Cuddly Buddly, coloured with watercolour pencils, and the background papers are by The Paper Company Studio.

The challenge on the My Time to Craft blog this week is 'brads and eyelets'. This card uses digital papers from the 'Spring Wing Ding' digital kit by Kay Miller Designs. I printed out several flowers and cut them out to make the layered flower embellishments. In the centre of each flower I used a glittery brad and silver spacer bead.

This next card is for the challenge on the Scrummy Stash Cafe Challenge blog, the theme this week is 'Layer It!' I have used lots of layering on this card.. the background papers are layered, the Magnolia stamped image is mounted on a layered mat, the flowers are layered... even the ribbons are layered!

This week's theme on the Papertake blog is die-cuts, for which I have used my oval Nestabilities dies. The image is by Hanglar & Stanglar and the background papers are from the 'Katlin' collection by Crate Paper (I just love the colours in this range!)

This final card is for the 'Christmas Card' challenge on the Cute Card Thursday blog. The papers were given to me by a friend, I had enough to make four cards of the same design! The Sugar Nellie stamped image is watercoloured with Supracolor pencils and mounted onto matching cardstock which I tore at the bottom edge. I added some Glamour Dust for extra sparkle and also some die cut snowflakes, cut from Doodlebug Sugar Coated cardstock. The cards are very sparkly in real life!