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!

27 comments:

Kathy said...

Boy you were busy!! Nice job getting all the challenges done!! Beautiful cards for all!! I love the colors you used on them!!

Claudia said...

wow, wonderful cards, gorgeous and so beautiful. Great cards.

Yosemite said...

WOW, your cards are great ! You said "thank you" to me for the inspiration of the rolling card ? I say thanks for sharing this beautiful cards !
Greetings, Iris

Andrea, said...

Beautiful cards, I love the little Nellie, you have coloured her perfectly and great colours and papers.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Jilli said...

Fab cards, love them all! The colours are great and so are all the images!

Angie C said...

Wow what a lot of cards and challenges you have done. I love all your cards they are all wonderful

Deb said...

Wow, you have been busy, all fabulous cards, I have just bought this Nellie to use on christmas cards, she is so sweet, thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

Mee said...

WOW, you have been busy!! All FAB stuff too. Thanks for joining in with the MTTC challenge this week :o) Jo x

Beth said...

Welcome back! These cards are all fab, I especially like your Time To Craft challenge card, beautiful!

Kim said...

really beautiful cards. Hope you manage to get more done this week :)

EllePiggo said...

WOW - beautiful work! Thanks for taking part in the scrummy stash cafe challenge. :)

Vanessa.

My Little Space said...

Great projects Tilly, love them all!!

Mandy

Erin... said...

WOW!! all of these are just amazing!!! Beautiful coloring and layouts. I really love the rolling card, great technique!! thanks for playing.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful, such an inspiration. Thank you for your comments on my blog = it lead me to you. Thank you x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, what beautiful cards! I love the adorable elephant one. Beautiful colors and printed papers. Great coloring too. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge! :)

Carol said...

Wow they're all gorgeous!!
TFS
Carol

steph said...

They are all lovely cards! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

What a fab selection of cards. Thanks for joining the MTTC challenge this week!

nessy said...

wow ~you have been so busy ,making all these beautiful cards ,well worth the wait!!
vanessa xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

Maria said...

Oh what a collection of gorgeous cards! Maria x

Vicky said...

Well you may have been gone for a while but you've certainly come back with bang! These cards are absolutely fab!!
Lol Vicky x

kes said...

Cards are lovely. I have news I am a DT member yippee!!!!!!.
SBS18 Challenges.

Angie C said...

Oh Wow, I've just found your blog and your cards are so stunning, I think they are just sooo pretty

Enfys said...

Wow Tilly, all your cards are fantastic, I can't pick a favourite, love them all. Great job

CraftyC said...

Fantastic selection of cards, love the last one!
Clairexx

Carolina said...

Beautiful variety of cards, hope your still finding time to make more :)