24 August 2011

A trio of sweet Sugar Nellies

A big happy hello to all from my neck of the woods.  Now would you believe I actually started to write this post at 11 a.m. this rather miserable Tuesday morning and a good 12 hours later I am actually getting to finish it off!  Yes it has been that sort of a day, a good day but just a busy one.  We took the kiddies out for pizza and then decided to go and see Mr. Popper's Penguins which we all thoroughly enjoyed and then a stint in the small kiddies arcade, a very fun day was had by all.  I was also extremely excited as I saw a poster advertising the next Twilight instalment 'Breaking Dawn' out on Nov 18th and I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! 

Anyway I digress, I wanted to get on here to show you all a card I was commissioned to do.  Didnt really have any guidelines so I decided I would do a card in a style which I saw last year sometime and has always stuck in my head.  Now I don't know whether this type of card has a name and for the life of me I cannot remember where I saw it so I can't pass on the credit, so sorry, but it was fun to do and I liked the idea that I could have more than one image as a focal point.  I do warn you I have a more piccies than normal, sorry, but I hope you like.

First up a piccie of the front of the card where you can see it all tied up.  I used the fab sketch from over on The Sugar Bowl with the added theme of blue.  I used my 'Daisy' stamp on the front, she was one of the first stamps I ever bought and one I always go back to, just love her!  She is coloured with prismas and blended with sansodor.  The papers are from GCD and I'm beginning to panic as the stack is going down and I have no more!!!

Next up shows the front of the card opened up where I have used another sugar nellie stamp and again those gorgeous papers.

This is a piccie of the inside of the card, using the same papers and a sugar nellie again. 

Next couple of piccies are just a couple of close ups of the images.

I used an 8 x 8 card base for this one so its a lot larger than I normally do and as I said before I love the fact that I could use more pretty images.

Right folks I would like to enter my card into a few fab challenges:

Thank you if you have made it to the end of my rather waffly and picture heavy post I do very much appreciate you popping by.

Take care wherever you are.


14 August 2011

Another book card

Hi all, I hope you are all well and if you have kiddiewinkles at home for the holidays I hope you are managing to grab yourself a little crafty time!!!  All is well in our little abode we have finished decorating our little girl's room and have now progressed to our son's room and although the house still looks like a bomb site and is driving me absolutely crazy, we are slowly getting there.  You wouldn't believe the amount of stuff a 9 yr old can accumulate and I have tried thinning it out but there are just some things he won't part with!!!!

Anyway, I was asked by some friends of ours to make a 40th birthday card for them.  They wanted something a little more special as the recipient didn't want any pressies.  My guidelines were that it wasn't to be an overtly girly card and she liked black and purple.  Also that she was into music such as Bon Jovi, Black Sabbath, Nickelback and Bowling for Soup.  Well this had me stumped for a little while as what the heck was I going to make and as for Bowling for Soup I had never heard of them but they wanted some reference to these on the card. 

Well I had a little think and after a session on Google finding some piccies this is what I came up with.

I used a Sugar Nellie image which I have had for some time but had never inked up (slapped wrists!!) and it was great to colour.  I used a mixture of copics and promarkers to colour in and I just love the hair!.

A little peek inside shows the piccies I managed to find on the internet.

Although they didn't want a really girly card I just had to add a few little flowers but not as many as I would have liked.

Last piccie shows a bit of a close up of the front.  Didn't think I ought to use flowers here as I would have normally done so went with stars which I think works quite well and I just love the little guitar charm which came from a pack of six I got from The Works for 99p - bargain or what!! 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Well I'm off now its 11.30 p.m. and everyones in bed so its my time to craft now and I feel like doing a little colouring.  Happy crafting and take care.