Chirper Challenge No 3

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Challenge No 3 was to include a star, bling/glitter and a white space. I really enjoyed making the orange wooden doll card and was pleased how it turned out. I tried so hard not to make a Christmas card, but I couldn't resist. I really enjoy these challenges, they take you out of your comfort zone. Most of us go through a stage where we have no inspiration. Taking part in a challenge helps to get the creative juices going again. It's great fun. I recommend joining a challenge group if you can.

Materials used - White cardblank, Assorted papers, Cricut - Plantin Schoolbook for the star layered on chipboard, Cuttlebug and Curls and Swirls alphabet, Wooden Doll with balloon, Orange Glitter Glue, Sharpie permanent pen - orange, Ribbon and Fibre, Bead Wire, Beads, Eyelets, Ink, Peel offs

Materials used - White cardblank, Bazzil Bling cardstock, Christmas paper, Silver angel hair, Silver thread, Silver glitter, Silver ribbon, Merry Christmas Stamp, Chalk ink, Swarovski half pearl, Peel off star

Baby Lewis

Friday, 29 August 2008

My friends daughter and her partner had a baby boy called Lewis on 26th August 2008. I've known her since she was 2. It's amazing how quickly they grow and now she's a mum herself. I made this rattle card for them.

Materials - Used White card blank, Assorted papers, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook, Fibres, Holographic Half-Pearl, Congratulations and Zigzag Peel offs

Chirper Challenge No 2

Friday, 22 August 2008

Our challenge No 2 was to create a card featuring cupcakes, the colour green and a button. Not being a cupcake girl I had trouble with this challenge, so the cards are quite similar. The creative juices weren't flowing. I made 3, but only submitted 2.

Black Cupcakes
Materials Used - White cardblank, Grey,white and black cardstock, White gel pen, Green ribbon, Green half pearls, Fibres, Peel-offs

Dotty Cupcake
Materials Used - White cardblank, Basic Grey Two Scoops papers, Cuttlebug Curls and Swirls alphabet, Black gel pen, Yellow sheer ribbon, Pink half pearls, Button, Fibres

Girly Pink Cupcake
Materials Used - White cardblank, Free papers from a magazine, Alphabet stickers, Dotty ribbon, Button, Fibres, Peels off, dots

Some of my older cards

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

I started making cards about 18 months ago when my mum gave me some papers, stickers and ribbons for my birthday. My style is changing as I try new techniques. These are some of my cards, old and new. I've tried to list everything I've used, but there might be some items missing.

For You

This card was created after a challenge by my son to use and red.
Materials Used - Red cardblank, Grey,red,white and black cardstock, Cuttlebug and Distressed Strips embossing folder, Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials cartridges, Black Versa chalk ink, Red square brads

Happy Birthday
Materials Used - White cardblank, Purple cardstock, Black floral patterned paper, Cuttlebug and Divine Swirls embossing folder, Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet for the vase, stem and flower, Black ribbon, Purple and clear gems, Happy Birthday peel-off coloured with black permanent Sharpie pen


Chirper Challenge No 1

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

I made these 2 cards for the Chirper Challenge. Our challenge was to create a card or layout including a flower, the colour blue and use the sketch below. I couldn't decide which card I liked best so I submitted them both.