Friday, May 22, 2015

Science Fiction

First of all I would like to say a massive Happy Birthday to Svenja from the Daring Cardmakers design team.

Its also Svenja turn to host this week challenge and this weeks theme as its Towel day (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) on Monday its all about Science Fiction.

So the Daring Cardmakers would like to see your Sci Fi themed cards which could include your favourite sci fi hero, Dr Who, Spock, Princess Leia.....

Who is your favourite?

I have gone with Mulder and Scully from the X Files.  Unfortunately I didn't have any alien type images to use so I went with the colours that featured on most of the advertising poster for the show which was green and black. 

 
The backing papers I have used are some that I had in my stash.  I think this was probably the first paper pack I bought.  I have had them for years

 
The stars are from a die cut set from Stampin Up and I cut them from glittered foam.
 
Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs for more inspiration and have a great weekend!!!




Friday, May 15, 2015

Monochromatic Rainbow


Its Friday!! And its another bank holiday here in France.  Well actually it was yesterday but love how the French take the extra time off.  My daughter had to make up for it at school though and instead of half day on Wednesday she was in for a full day.

Both her Dad and I are really proud of her she has made brilliant progress in maternelle (nursery) and is all set to join big school in September.

The challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers is called Monochromatic Rainbow and Beckie our lovely host would like you to use one colour from the rainbow, even the card blank has to be the same colour.  Also you need to include an arc on your card like the arc of a rainbow.


I have used my favourite colour purple.  I also used a medallion stamp.  I have not used it for years.  I stamped it out several times and layered the design up and added some purple glitter to the pattern.  I have the box stamp somewhere which goes with the medallion.  I then included a little arc of scalloped circles as part of the layout of my card.

Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs for more colour inspiration.


Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Door To......

Its Friday and that means dare time at Daring Cardmakers.  In honour of our changing over government this week in the UK and No. 10 getting a new resident/s Leo would like you to include some kind of opening door feature on your card.

 
I had loads of die cut snowflakes left over from my daughters birthday party so I had to use them and of course Frozen had to feature in it somewhere.  This is supposed to be the castle at Arendelle the home of Elsa and Anna.

 
For the door element I stamped the greeting inside. The song "Love is an open door" pops into my head now.

 
The papers I used are from the Do crafts Christmas Bellissima collection and I coloured the image using promakers.  The image is from My Time Made Easy which you can find HERE.
 
Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs for more lovely inspiration.
Have a great weekend!!!
 

 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Elemental Inspiration for May

Sorry I am a little late with this weeks post but my little girl turned Six last week so I have been a little busy mainly trying to get my house back to normal after having a house full of her friends.

She had a great time and this year was Disney's Frozen.  I have also been busy making things for her party. 

 
 
I made a little centre piece using Spellbinders snowflake die and a Yankee candle jar with some cotton balls



Here are the little favour boxes for the children.  I made sour cream containers and filled them with sweets.  Also below are the cupcake toppers I made to match.

 
Right down to business.  As it was the first Friday of the month over at Daring Cardmakers its Elemental Inspiration and Lythan has chosen this lovely picture.

 
So as always you need to pick 3 elements from the picture which inspired your card. For example it could be the colours, theme of the picture or shapes.

 
I have gone with the main colours of the picture which to me are green and grey.  I have also gone with the theme by using the little girl with the kite.  My 3rd element is the trees.

 
The stamped image is from Annabelle Stamps and I have paper pieced her dress and hat.  I then stamped the trees from the same set and added some glossy accents.
 
Don't forget to stop by the design team blogs for more lovely inspiration.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Under The Weather


I hope you are all having a lovely week.  We have just enjoyed some gorgeous weather here in France.  I am also in the process of party planning.  Its my daughters 6th Birthday party on Sunday and I have lots of crafting and baking to finish off.

Anyway to this weeks challenge at Daring Cardmakers is a weather related get well soon card to cheer someone up!

 
I picked the sentiment to go with the weather related challenge.

 
And also some lovely rainbow paper which is from My Time Made Easy.

 
I then finished with a little paper flower.  Everyone loves flowers when they need to feel better.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team Blogs for more lovely inspiration.
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Seeing Stars with Stampin Up

I recently had a Stampin Up party where the lovely Karen Taylor came to show us some lovely products. 

I decided to buy the star dies.  I like to use stars on my cards as a little added embellishment.  I was buying them on little sticks which was costing a bit and I never used the sticks.  I thought these would do for Christmas and Birthdays.

So I had a little play and here are I few ideas I came up with:


 
I used one sheet of A4 design paper for all three.  The kraft paper came from the inside of a roll of wrapping paper.


 
Then I just played about with the stars using some gold glitter card.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Inspired by Arrow!

I hope you have all had a lovely week.  We are enjoying some gorgeous sunshine at the moment which is great as its the school holidays here in France.
 
Nats challenge at Daring Cardmakers is all about the TV show called Arrow.  I have to confess I have never seen it.  Nat loves this show so this was the inspiration for this weeks dare.
 
So the dare is to include an arrow on your card.  Also try to include something else from the show like the colour green, the city skyline or even some comic book hero's.
 
 
I have three arrows on my card! Can you spot them?
I have also used the colour green for the stars.

 
The balloon is a digi stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs and the papers were a free download from a craft magazine but I have forgotten which one.
 
I think I may have to try and watch an episode now just to see what its all about.
 
Don't forget to check out the design teams blogs for more inspiration.