Friday, 30 April 2010

Little bag and Easel cards

It's been a while since I used my scallop circle Nesties and now that I've found them at the bottom of my craft "heap" I'll probably use them for weeks to come now lol!
I've used them to make a cute little bag card by adding some ribbon as a handle and a tassle. It's pretty small but cute,I think
It's entered into the CRAFT challenge where the theme this week is "shaped cards"

Obviously I've been making up for lost time!This time it's an easel card made with gorgeous Basic Grey paper and a DIY flower made from circle punches and Martha Stewart doily border punch.
This is for the following challenges,
Creative Inspirations...Easel card
My Time To Craft...Ruby,Ruby
Daring Cardmakers..Easel does it
Cute Card Thursday..make your own (flower)

Monday, 26 April 2010

Aqua rose

I saw the Caardvarks challenge and couldn't resist making a card to suit.I really love the core'dinations cardstock so I thought I'd make the monochrome card using it.
The image is one of my own digi range (rose) available from A Passion for Stamps. I've coloured it with aqua and turquoise Promarkers and am also entering it for the following challenges.
The Pink Elephant ....aqua
Passion for Promarkers... in the garden patterned paper
Our Creative Corner...blooming blossoms
Sketch and stamen and watering can punches
Papercutz...digi image
Cupcake square cards
I've added some really fine glitter to the rose to highlight the petals and I hope you can see this in the photo, Ruth

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

German Shepherd

Good Morning!
My(much older!)brother has turned 60 today and,as he has a German Shepherd,I thought I would draw one for the card I made for my mum to give him. It actually took ages to shade but maybe I could do it quicker the next time..? The Promarkers I always use were great for this effect.
I have noticed that I can enter it for the following challenges..
Crafty Creations...1 image,1 paper and 1 embellie (I could only manage this with a male card!)
Stamp Something...layers
Stamp with Fun...animals
A Spoonfull of Sugar...Happy Birthday

Friday, 16 April 2010 image

Good morning! I hope everyone is well and not suffering the ill effects of being grounded by the volcanic ash cloud..?
Well, today I have a card made using my new digi release.."Parrot" and it really does make you want to go colourful!!
The digi image is available from A Passion for Stamps where you'll see the other birds which I drew lately.
I've made the card to suit a few challenges ;
The Pink Elephant....1 image,2 dies,3 of your fav embellishments (leaves)
A Passion for Promarkers....create your own background using Promarkers
Stamp,Scrap and Doodle...Birthdays
ABC...S is for Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday....Touchy Feely
Creative Card Crew...Happy Birthday
Stamp Something...something layered

Don't forget..
SALE of unmounted clear stamps
I'm having a sale of my polymer clear unmounted stamps to coincide with the launch of my new digi images.
The clear stamps are all HALF PRICE and the sale prices are marked beside them in the sidebar.

Please do have a peek at the slideshow HERE to see the cards made by my DT with these digi images, Ruth

PS I'm having a little trouble getting to the new Docrafts site just launched a couple of days ago so I'll try to get my gallery updated with the proper links from here as soon as I can...

Sunday, 11 April 2010

One for Ben!

Today I have a card which I made for a great young boy who has just become a big brother for the first time! I know how big brothers sometimes get left out in the card and present area so this is one I made to make him feel special..

The image is "Pip on skateboard" , one of my own drawings which is available from A Passion for Stamps
I'm entering it into the Stamptacular challenge where the theme is "spots and dots"
and Papercutz where the theme is "3 papers"

I found the great tutorial for the "sidewalk" HERE
Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Blue digi release

This card uses the "blue tit" digi image available from A Passion for Stamps. Hope you like it! It's one of my newest drawings.. and you can check out the others too.
I've used the sketch from Mojo Monday ,the theme from My time to Craft ...on the spot.
Stampavie and more...add green

New Bird Digi Release..Pheasant

I have a couple of new cards showing my new digi images of birds. I drew these primarily to use on Get Well or Birthday cards for men but I'm sure they could be used for other cards as well.
This uses the "pheasant" image which is available to buy from A Passion for Stamps. Please let me know what you think of them.
I've followed the sketch from Papertake
and the themes from The Pink Elephant... Nature
and A Spoon full of for the boys.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

A new drawing! Kingfisher

As you know, my crafting time is very limited at the moment, but I had to make a couple of Get Well cards for male neighbours who are ill. It has taken ages to actually get a card finished but this is the first one and I used a drawing which I did lately of a kingfisher. I find it difficult to come up with images for men's cards so when I drew this I knew it would come in very useful. Once I get my act together I'll be addiing it to my digi image collection for sale on my blog..
Let me know what you think of it as I've been working on some other bird drawings.
I used a Sizzix Cattails die on the inside
I love the contrast of the colours on the bird...created with Promarkers.
I'm entering it into
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle....wings
Secret does your garden grow?
Totally Papercrafts..... Digital image

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge

April already!! I just about managed to get a card made on time for the Crafty Calendar Challenge where the theme this month is "humorous" with the option of adding embossing.
I made a tall card and drew the giraffe hoping the sentiment is pretty obvious (high!)
I haven't been able to craft (or anything else) lately as my mum has been ill and needs a lot of care but I managed to grab some card and come up with this one on a quick scurry through my stash and took it with me.
My mum is now recovering slowly so things are less tense.She can walk to the living room with the aid of a rolater and can feed herself (slowly!!) so progress can be seen. I hope she makes much more progress as she seems determined to try but is so easily exhausted.
Thanks for all your messages of concern.

I had a quick look through some challenge blogs and found that this card also fits the following challenges..
Truly Scrumptious.....sketch
Color Throwdown..yoyo yellow,garden green,soft suede
Crafty Creations....anything goes