I don't know about you but I often get inspiration from a challenge, make the card and then don't get round to blogging it in time. I had a few hours crafting on Saturday while hubby was at the football (don't you just LOVE the footie season lol) so I thought I'd better blog the results or before I know it another week will have gone by. Anyway this may be a long post so grab a cuppa and a chocolate biscuit (or two) and make yourself comfy
My first card, is inspired by Autumn colours and uses a gorgeous digistamp from Crafts and Me called 'Shitake and Oregano'.
I coloured the image with coloursoft pencils, cut out with nesties labels 11 and matted on copper mirri card. The bp is one of my all time favourites from Artylicious Essence of Nature Cd. The sentiment is a stamp from the coordinating Essence of Nature themeplate from Chocolate Baroque. I've added some gorgeous floral ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and some shimmery heart shaped beads attached with some gold/orange braid. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me: add a heart
Crafty Purple Frog: Fall into Fall
Raise the Bar: Leave Summer
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Autumn
My next card tonight features an image from Teddy Bo, its the first time i've used one of these cute little guys but it certainly won't be the last. My BILs birthday is coming up soon and as he's been very good and lost loads of weight, this cute Teddy Bo 048 'Weight Watching' was just the job for his birthday card.
I coloured the image with promarkers, the bps are a download from Jessica Sprague.com, Circa 1934. I've used black soot distress ink around the edges and black card to mat and layer. The sentiment is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque and as it looked a little bare (or should I say bear lol) I added a flower and swirls created using Marianne dies, a black button and some red embroidery floss. I don't usually use flowers on blokey cards but this flower always reminds me of lego so I thought it would be ok.
I'm entering weight watching Teddy Bo in the following challenges:
Teddy Bo Top tips: colouring with promarkers
(check out the fab tutorial, i found it really useful as I do struggle with colouring animals)
Delicious Doodles: Cute as a button
Prairie Fairy Friday: snips and snails and puppy dogs tails
The Crazy Challenge: men only
Dream Valley Challenge: buttons
and my final card for today was inspired by the challenge at Polka Doodles where the theme is 'whiteout'.
My background is white card using a couple of different cuttlebug embossing folders. The sentiment is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped with memento tuxedo balack and die cut with a nestie labels 4. I've added white lace, ribbon, a white feather, a spray of pearl beads and some sparkly faux gems.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters: lets get sentimental
Kaboodle Doodles: lots of layers
Little Claire's : black and white
Stamptacular Sunday: Just saying
Thanks for popping by today,