Monday, April 28, 2008

red fun card !! 3 in 1 woohoo !!

I made this card for a friends birthday and i incorporated a few techniques that covers some of the challenges set on some of the challenge sites !! This covers artsygirlz challenge handmade background, Cute card thursday for girls just want to have fun, and last but not least my friend Deedee is celebrating 10000 posts and wants us to make a card in red to enter to win some blog candy !! You have to check out her site she makes some awesome creations !!
First off i made the back ground with Tim holtz alcohol inks using red and silver on glossy cardstock. I stamped the girl coloured her with prismas and gamsol then spritz the paper with red ink and water. I then used Tim Holtz red brick distressing ink to distress the background a littl more. I used silver stickles for her earings and beltbuckle. then i added the velvet scrolly ribbon a silver scroll rubon (thanks for these Sharon ) and three red glass buttons.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Caardvarks challenge black and white + 1

This week the caardvark challenge was to make a card using black and white plus one other colour ! i cut out a tree using stretch your imagination cart but i used the negative cut for this card. I also added more leaves and stickled all the leaves with lime green. I doodled the whole of the inside of the tree ( very therapeutic )and i added a bow with lime green and white ribbon and added a black and white brad to the centre of the bow. I then added a white rubon which says inspire !! I hope you all like it !!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blog candy winner !!

We have a winner ! my dd picked the name out of a bag this morning and SHELLY you are the lucky winner ! congrats to Shelly and a huge thankyou to all who participated in my challenge !! Don't forget to check out shelly's blog she makes some beautiful cards !! Shelly please get in touch with me regarding your address !! have a great day everyone !!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

daring card makers copper challenge !

This weeks challenge at DCM was to use either copper or wool so when i came across this yummy copper card stock in my stash i thought perfect !! I used my cuttlebug mainly on this card, i embossed the backgroung and then i used my new butterfly die and emboss set which i highlighted with copper stickles on the bodies. A simple bow and tiny brown strip highlighted with copper stickles completes my card ! thanks for looking !

Artsygirlz challenge ! backgrounds !

This week over at the artsygirlz challenge blog the challenge is to make your own backgrounds and i have had these alcohol inks a couple of weeks now so this challenge really inspired me to have a go with them. Well this is my first attempt !! After i inked the background i stamped flourishes then i heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I then used my cricut walk in my garden cart to make the flower which i cut 3 times 2 1/2" 2" and 1 1/2 " i layered and inked and added silver to the edges then finished the flower off with a crystal in the centre ! I then cut 2 flourishes from accent essentials and inked and heat embossed these. This does look
better in real life !

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fresh and fun 3 in 1 challenge artygirlz, jillies blog, susies mcpt

I love the fresh colours of this card, it so reminds me of the nicer weather ! This image was sent to me by susieb from the cricut site for her colouring challenge isn't it cute !! so i used it to make a card to enter for jillies blog, she wanted a card that was fresh and fun and i hope this covers her criteria ! also on the artygirlz site their challenge is to use ribbon so i entered it there plus for susies challenge on the cricut site !!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Enfy's blog candy !

Wow my wonderful friend Enfy's is celebrating 15000 hits on her blog and i am not surprised her cards and layouts are fantastic !! Anyhow she has awesome blog candy to give away so please check out her blog you won't be dissapointed !

Tracie's blog candy !

Wow i came across Tracie's blog a little while back and she has some amazing stuff and she has great blog candy check her out HERE !

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

young boy card using my community !

I thought this would work for the CCT challenge check out their site!
I really wanted to try making something using the shoe cut from my community that the BBTB team have used this week for their challenge ! Whilst flicking through my handbook i came across the station attendent and thought yes this would make a great teen boy card and i can give him some snazzy sneekers lol !! I cut the boy at 5 1/2 " in black and nude, the shoes were cut at 3/4" and they fit perfect !! I used a see d stamp for the musical notes and the happy birthday is a studio g $1 stamp. I stamped his face using a peechy keen stamp .

Dont forget about my blog candy challenge !!

Please don't forget to participate in my blog candy challenge a couple of posts down you still have a week to make your man card !!

Harley bag and Card TBBM , AE , GP.

CCT is having a challenge for men cards so i entered these !!
I wanted to use up my harley paper so what better way than to make my own gift bag and matching card ! I used TBBM cart for the bag fit to page on the expression using 12x24 mat and the bag came out 10" tall. I covered the bag with the Harley paper from EK success and then cut the bike from Going places at 5 1/4" in black and then again orange so i could use the orange to layer. The chrome is done by using plumbers tape and drawing around the bike parts, tedious but i think it was worth it ! The wheels were cut from Accent essentials accent #23 at 2". To finish off i used inks and stickers and small mini silver brads to decorate the bike.

The card was pretty much done the same way as the bag, the card is 5 1/2 " square and covered with the same paper, then the bike was cut at 3 1/2" again in both colours. The same tape was used for the chrome but i used accent # 10 for the wheels cut at 1 1/2 ". I hope you all like it let me know what you think !!

Friday, April 11, 2008

' Arte y pico ' award

I have been awarded this by Justine . Thanks Justine, you have truly made my day!!! Check out this lovely ladys' blog HERE she is so inspiring!
I now have to award this to five other people, they in turn (I hope anyway) will do the following...1) You have to pick 5 blogs who deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and also contributes to the blogging community no matter what language
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to the blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award .
4) Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "arte y pico" blog (linked in my title) so everyone will know the origin of this award. (Cut and paste the info into your blog to make things easier) This was not easy to pick just five but most of you have already been given this award.
So, the fabulous blogs I would like to award to are:

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blog Candy Challenge !!

Well i would never have thought that i would click on this evening and see i have been hit 5000 times. Thankyou so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave me all your wonderful comments ! To thankyou i have a little blog candy to give away. Cuttlebug formal squares embossing folders, stardust stickles, zig 2 way glue pen, chipboard tags, sheer flowers with pearls, Bazzill really big chips, blue and clear rhinestones and assorted coloured primas. So for your name to go into a draw i would like you to make a card for a guy, with fathers day not to far away it would be nice to get a head start. Please don't forget to leave a link for me to see your card and please sign my guest book if you havn't already. Ok here is one i made, i used the free template from crafty templates gallery for the T shirt, i used Harley paper and stickers and used ink and pencils for the shading !! Oh and by the way i will send it to anywhere in the world so please come play !! I will keep this going till midnight on thursday 24th april !

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thankyou Sharon !!

Well what a great surprise waiting for me when i got home ! The blog candy from Sharons blog and i have to say it is fantastic ! Thankyou so much Sharon it truly made my day but Sharon also sent me the most wonderful card it truly is so beautiful and some stamped images what a sweetheart she is !! here is my candy and the card i received so exciting yayyyyy!!!

Thanks again Sharon !!

I'm in pain

I am in so much pain this morning with my back and shoulder, i went for physio on mon and yesterday and i feel worse lol ! I have been having lots of pain in my shoulder and arm but after going to physio he tells me my back is out and and my neck is not so good. Now he did manage to manipulate some bone back in place yesterday which gave my back some relief but wow my shoulder this morning is on fire. So i go again today so i am hoping he helps give my shoulder some relief. I have to go for at least 2 months 3 times a week but he wants me to go longer. Well with no coverage and $45 dollars a go i think 3 times a week is more than enough and i am really hoping he can sort me out sooner it's such a lot of money. Ok enough moaning lol !! got to go eat some breakfast take a couple of pain killers then hopefully i might get some crafting done !! Have a fantastic day everyone !!

Samms 1 year blog anniversary

Samm is celebrating her 1 year anniversary and is giving away some awesome blog candy !! if you havn't already checked out her blog you should, she has some amazing creations !!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

daring card makers challenge

Here is my card for the Daring card makers challenge, the theme was pretty pastels ! i made this card for a little girl who is 5 and is in hospital with lukeamia. I am hoping it brings a smile to her face. I used my paper doll cart and my new cuttlebug folder on this one, i think it's cute !!

CMUtd challenge card

This is what i made for the CMUtd challenge this week, you had to use ribbon and buttons !
I love this image it was given to me from one of the girls on the cricut site, it so reminds me of spring ! The card is a pre embossed one with words about friendship and the scalloped square was cut from mini monograms. I used cats eye inks and stickles and i added a ribbon and co ordinating button ! i hope you like it !