Thursday, 18 March 2010

Birthday card

This is the card I made for Tony's birthday tomorrow. He loves garden gnomes but I won't let him put any in our garden so I thought I would stitch him one instead.
The pattern was one I bought from Stitching Cards and I stitched him in various colours of metallic thread. After I had mounted him on toning cards and paper I thought he looked a bit bland so I coloured him with chalks and added some toning black and blue ribbons. Hope he likes him!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Blue and Yellow Bear

This is my entry for the latest competition at Daisy Doodles, which had to include a bear. I used the bear that they sent me for entering their previous one which was very appropriate for the current weather.
I coloured my bear with Promarkers and this was the very first time I had ever used them so it was a learning experience! After that I just 3D mounted him on toning papers and added pearl raindrops and some ribbon. It is a very simple card but I rather liked the colours and was quite pleased with the result - hope you like him too.

Friday, 5 March 2010

birthday card

Oh dear - I have had problems with the internet but it seems to be ok at the moment so I'll give it a try.
This is a 21st birthday card I made for a girl who likes shoes.

The card is very 3D so the image is a little fuzzy as I scanned it - should have taken a photo but too late now.
The background is a cream textured paper that I printed before adding the black swirls on top. The shoe and bag are diecuts which have been decorated with flowers and peel offs. The name was originally pink and the numbers were diamonte but I coloured them both with acetate pens to tone with the card. Finally I added two shoe charms with black ribbon. Just hope she likes it!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Wowee - I won!!!

I can't believe this - I won the very first challenge I have ever entered. Talk about beginner's luck! The prize was some digital stamps of tulips - just perfect for my Easter cards.
The next challenge has to have a bear in it - I am not good at colouring bears but I'll give it a go and will post my effort later this week.
I have some cards to scan and post later today so you can see what I got up to over the weekend.