Saturday 23 October 2010

Autumn colours

Good morning!

This card is for the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #9 - Sketch with optional extra autumn colours
I love ProMarkers #37 - Autumn colours
Crafting Goings On from Charmed Cards & Crafts - download or stamped image
Craftalicious #10 - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #22 - Anything goes

Last night I finished another card... No matter how tired I was, I just had to try my new Big Shot!!! Yes, I couldn't resist anymore and got myself one. Let's consider it an early xmas present to myself ;o)

Materials used:
- My new Chloe stamp from Pink Gem Designs (I just LOVE Chloe!!!)
- ProMarkers (have to remember to keep the names of the ProMarkers I use for the next time)
- Hampstead papers and sentiment by Papermania
- Brenda Walton textured papers by K&Company
- And, of course.... my brand new Big Shot machine, with my brand new Nestabilities dies! :D Pin It

Saturday 9 October 2010

My first easel card

I prepared this card for two challenges:
- I love ProMarkers - Challenge #35 "Think Pink": Yes, obviously this is why I used so much pink in this card
- Passion for Promarkers - Week 72 Theme "Recycled": I used a flower I had crocheted a while ago for a scarf which I didn't use at the end

So this time I thought I could experiment making an easel card. It was easier than what I thought, so I will be making a bit more in the future. The problem that I had (and maybe that's why this card is definitely not one of my favourite ones) is that I didn't have any inspiration for the bottom part of the card. Oh well, next time I will look for more inspiration!

The stamp is from Lofty and Co Rubber Stamps - Oriental Lofty. I coloured it with ProMarkers.

I used Quite Contrary papers from  My Minds Eye. The sentiment is stamped and hot embossed.

The brad holding the flower was originally yellow, but I changed it with pink pigment ink and clear embossing powder. I do like the liberty of giving your brads any colour you want.

(Edit:) Forgot to say that for the first time I also used peel offs and lace Pin It

Friday 8 October 2010

Birthday card for my brother

It's been a while since my last post. I've been working long hours, been on short holidays to Cyprus, as well as to a couple of business trips, I have been sick... quite a busy month this last one!

This is a card I prepared almost a month ago for my brother's birthday. I couldn't post it earlier, as I hadn't given him the card - I kept forgetting it at home. Anyway, this was the first card I was making for a male, so I wanted it to be simple, and the colours less bright than usual.

The technique I tried for the first time was distressing the paper. For that, I used Tim Holtz Distress ink "Frayed burlap". Although I have to admit that distressing is not one of my favourite styles, I wasn't disappointed of this first attempt, and using Distress Inks is, indeed, very easy!

...And in case you wonder about the number 156, let's just say that this is my brother's favourite number ;o) Pin It