Friday, 28 October 2011


Goodness me the end of half term week already Christmas before we know it! I am enjoying a few unexpectedly sunny  days in Scotland so will have to keep this brief. I am staying with my big sister Jenni who is definitely one of my best friends so the theme of the next challenge couldn't be more apt. We would like to see any project with the theme of Friendship this time.
I used the Cardmadfairy image called 'Young Love' and coloured it so it has a faded vintage feel. I used an old border stamp and the Tattered Rose alcohol ink pad to stamp round the edge and then added some fake stitches with a jelly roll pen. The ice cream paper is a Basic Grey and the flowers are Wild Orchid.
The entries for the Spots and Stripes Challenge at Cardmadfairy were fabulous, I really enjoyed looking at them. This time Jenni is sponsoring the challenge herself and the prize will be 5 fabulous CARDMADFAIRY  digi images of your choice.
I am also entering these challenges:
Charisma Cardz - - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Digi (image)
Paper Pretties -  Embellish

anything goes

Friday, 14 October 2011

Spots and Stripes

Lots of fabulous NOT 'Too Early for Christmas?' entries for our last challenge. Really inspiring. Our challenge this time at Cardmadfairy is to use spots and stripes. Sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who are offering a prize of  5 of their fabulous designs.
 As I was in the Christmas zone I decided to use another christmas image for this challenge in fact I combined two images which you can find here to create a Wintry scene. I wanted to make an easel card for a change and I saw a really straight forward tutorial for using ready made cards which I have a stack of, to make one but unfortunately I can't remember where. I used the free papers that came with the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, a really fab free gift. I cut the edges of the image out by hand before cutting the rest with a circle die, the stopper to hold the card upright is made with two Christmas tree shapes which came from a set I bought at Lakeland Plastics years ago and I have never used, I just added some glitter glue to add some sparkle. The lace doily came from a set of ten I bought from the kitchen department of the local pound shop, bargain! I wasn't intending to use them for crafting but it was the perfect fit. unused stash 1 technique, 2 embellishments, 3 papers anything goes use Fall colours always Anything goes boys anything goes anything goes  kitchen finds (doily) yipes stripes