Some of my cards!!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge card

Well, another week has gone by and not gone as planned as I had my youngest daughter off school sick for a couple of days. I did get quite a few images stamped and coloured though and have now managed to finish my big batch of Christmas cards for my upcoming craft stall (I think I've done about 100!). Now I need to start on the non-Christmassy cards - I've got the images done, just need to assemble the cards.

On top of all that, my husband has been moved with his job and left today. He'll be back weekends when he can, but I have two quite sad little girls here tonight!!

Anyway, I've done this quick card for a friends little boy. His birthday is actually today so I'm a bit late.

The card is for this week's Spoon Full of Sugar challenge.

I used my favourite Sugar Nellie pirate stamp coloured with my promarkers. The backing papers are K & Co. Button from my stash, sparkly ribbon Papermania.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge card

Well, firstly apologies at not blogging for ages. I've had a busy couple of weeks and haven't got many challenge cards done.

I've been asked to sell some cards and jewellery at a craft stall at the end of November which I'm very excited about so I've been planning for that. I've sorted out all my jewellery stash (and ordered some more of course!!!) and started doing batches of Christmas cards. I'll get some of it on here when I get a minute. Now I just hope I manage to sell some of it!!!

I'm planning on doing more cards this week (I'm thinking maybe some non-Christmas cards as well as end of November seems quite late to sell lots of Christmas cards - what do you think?), and then next week I'm hoping to get lots of jewellery made - so watch this space as it could all go horribly wrong!!!

Oh, I did get one card done last week for the competition in the last DoCrafts magazine - hopefully it got to them on time with the postal strike going on!!! I'll put that on here another time.

In the meantime, on to today's card (finally!!!).

I made this card for the current Sugar Bowl challenge. I followed the sketch and also the 'please include' to add lace.

When I made the card I was also planning of entering the Papertake Weekly current challenge of Spots and Stripes but I've just remembered that's not allowed under the rules of the Sugar Bowl challenge so I'll leave it off there (oops!).

The card is for a friend of mine who has just had a baby girl this week. I used the lovely Daisy with Pram from Sugar Nellie and I've coloured her in with promarkers.

The sentiment stamp is one of the See D's range which I haven't used in ages. The backing papers are from the Clare Curd Signature Range Big One paper pack.

The paper flowers are plain ones I got from Lakeland and then I've run them through my BigShot with the Divine Swirls folder - I do like the effect this has on them.

The lace is from my stash. Rafia from my local garden centre. Pink safety pin button from a baby buttons pack I bought ages ago.

Well, I have a couple of boy's birthdays coming up that I need to make cards for. I coloured in some images last night so hopefullly I'll get those done tomorrow as well.

Thanks for looking!!