Autumn falls and a missed challenge

Oh bless me. I am, as my friends would say, being special :) I looked at the Papertake Challenge on Monday (yesterday) and saw that it had an autumn theme and went off and made this card using the Tweet Kit from Designs by Krista and my favourite stamp at the moment which is from Whiff of Joy. Only to go back…


Spreading Sunshine

Some sunshine for you all with this card using the Papertake Weekly Sketch and Designs by Krista Southern Sunrise papers. Still hanging on to the summer as best I can :) The swirl was made by printing the flourish embellishment from Krista's kit onto inkjet acetate, cutting it out and layering on top of a paper flower fixing with the brad. I…


Sewing Embellishments

I had the urge to do some sewing – a touch of embroidery and this week Papertake Weekly has a stitching theme – real or faux. So here is a little embroidery strawberry for you – not that I am trying to hold onto summer or anything. Materials: Paper - made by me Card - white cardstock Other - embroidery threads; cotton…


Kaboodle Doodle Excitement

There is some major excitement going on with Kaboodle Doodles. Not only has Andrea got new kits coming out but there is a new challenge blog starting this Sunday 24th August 2008. The first challenge will be to make something with free papers available to download from the blog on Sunday – FREE PAPERS and I've been using them and they are…


Buttons Grow on Trees – Didn’t You Know?

Buttons are this week's theme for the Papertake Weekly Challenge and I have a very rare button tree for this one :) Materials: Image - hand-drawn fine black marker and coloured with promarkers Paper - Kaboodle Doodles All Star Other - Cardstock; Computer/printer for wording and parenthesis


Beads On Cards

So here is a card for the wonderful sketch from Katharina on the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog this week. I decided to play around with beads on cards again, partly inspired by the little beaded tassels on the card I made for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer call and partly by my Mum, who suggested I should have a go at…


Summer Birthdays

Hot summer colours for this one. A birthday card for a summer birthday and also for a challenge here and there. This one uses inspiration from Cute Card Thursday which has a birthday theme, then there is the 'Hot' theme from Papertake Weekly and Tag You're It have a Tag in a pocket theme. The weird thing is I had already decided…


Card for boys

This card is made for a boy's birthday. It's funny but most of the babies I know, children of friends and family, are boys. So I seem to be making lots of cards for young boys – at the moment. I thought I would go bright primary colours for this one and add texture through embossing (by hand!) and using corrugated card…