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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Sorry Bear for Just Cute Bears and Papertake Weekly Sketch


Me again, hoping that it works this time!!!!!

For this card I used the Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch # 45. I love making cards, with cute little bears in and so will enter this in a further 2 challenges, which I will list at the bottom.

For this card I used the following:

  • Image - Beccy's Place (great site for free downloads, which are just so cute). This one is called Prayer Bear, but he looks like he is saying sorry to me as well. I have coloured in the image using my Polychromos Pencils and blended with Sansodor.
  • Papers - Nancy Watt Collection for Making Cards - Stars and Stripes and also Seasonal Celebrations
  • Card - Embossed Mirror Card in Silver
  • Sentiment - I have created myself on the computer

I thought that I would leave this card plain and simple and therefore thought I could enter it into the following Challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch #45

Just Cute Bears - Challenge #27 Bear Necessities

Teddy Stampers - Challenge #16 As You Wish

Must go now.

Take Care

Anne-Marie x x

Stamp Something Challenges - Something Flowery

Hi All,

(Sorry this is the 2nd post of the same thing, as Blogger keeps doing some really weird things tome tonight!!!!).

Its been a busy day together with what is seeming to be a busy night as having to do things twice!! I've been in and out of swimming pools all day, either teaching or lifeguarding and now have the lovely aroma of Chlorine about me!!!

Well onto the Card. I was looking through Blog land and found that Stamp Something's theme was something Flowery, so I thought I would take up the Challenge, I used the Sketch from Friday Sketchers but have missed the deadline for that one.

For this card I used:
  • Image - Sliekjes Digi Stamps (fantastic Site). This was a free download. Coloured with my Polychromos and blended with Sansodor. I cut the image out using Nestabilities - Labels and layered it onto other card / paper.
  • Papers - Nancy Watt Collection for Making Cards Magazine - Flowers and Butterflies, other papers are from my stash.
  • Ribbon - Grosgrain ribbon in pale green
  • Flowers - Embelishments - make your own cards
  • Brads - U-Create Mixed Bradlets

I would like to enter this cards into:

Stamp Something - Something Flowery Challenge

See you all soon.

Anne-Marie x x

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Creative Expressions Challenges 71 - Animals

Morning to you all,

I am still busy creating further cards, but had a look round all the Challenge Blogs and Found that Creative Expressions Challenge for this week is Animals, so I thought that I would enter this simple card which I have made.

This card is just a simple one and not one that I normally do, as I tried to say away from all the embellishments that I normally use, I am sure it won't last for long.

Anyway I used the following for this card:
  • Image is from Pink Gem Designs Coloured with Promarkers
  • Papers, ribbon and gems are from my stash (which is old so can't remember where they came from!!)

I would like to enter this card in Creative Expressions Challenge 71 - Animals.

Hopefully will be back later with another card.

Anne-Marie x x

Monday, 26 July 2010

Peartree Designs - Challenge 9 Winner - Sketch with a Twist

Hi all,

Sorry no card at the moment, but I am working on my creations for all of this weeks Challenges, I do hope they will be ready!!!

I thought I would just share my good fortune with you all, basically I was picked as the Winner for Peartree Designs - Challenge 9 Sketch with a Twist. I am so over the moon about this as I have only entered one challenges before. I can't wait for my prize to arrive and I can use the Stamps on another creation.

Why not check out Peartree Designs for their latest Challenge which started yesterday, I know I will be trying again!!! They are also currently looking for another DT Member so may be a good opportunity for someone.

Well I may be back later to Post a Card, as just off to work to teach some swimming lessons.

Take Care

Anne-Marie x x

Friday, 23 July 2010

Christmas is Fast Approaching!!!!

Hi All,

I hate to say it but Christmas is fast approaching and so this year I have made a pact that I will be ready and not running round like a headless chicken with only a few days to go (but then again things can change, and I will probably be screaming that I'm not ready, yet again!!!).

I was searching through the Challenge Blogs and found that Just Cute Bears challenge for this week was 'Christmas in July', therefore what a great opportunity to create my first Christmas Card of the season.

I thought that I would go with a blue colour scheme as I wanted the card to have the impression of being cold, not sure if it has worked. What do you think?

For this card I used the following:
  • 6 x 6 White Scalloped edged Card
  • The Image is from Cuddly Buddly Crafts and is a freebie, so thank you to them. I have coloured it using my Polychromos pencils and blended with Sansador. I have also used some glitter on the fur on the hats of the bears and also where they are skating
  • Pale blue Glitter Card
  • Christmas Blue Snowflake Paper (sorry not sure of what it is as brought just one sheet and it had no name on it)
  • Blue and Silver Mirror Board which is embossed with dots
  • I punched some snowflakes in both Pale Blue Glitter Card and also Silver Mirror Board
  • I then found these wonderful Brads which are Snowflakes from my local craft shop and I couldn't resist using these.
  • The ribbon is from my stash and is a blue polka dot, thought that this might look like snow falling.
  • The Greeting, I have to say I made it myself on the computer.

I would like to enter this card in the Following Challenges:

Just Cute Bears - Christmas in July

Peartree Designs - Challenge 9 Sketch with a Twist

Hope you like it.

Anne-Marie x x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Whoops missed the Just Cute Bears Challenge!!!


As stated in the title of this post, it seems that I have missed the Deadline for the last 'Just Cute Bears' Challenge, seems that I managed to get all my dates muddled up and it finished before I managed to post my card. Oh well, these things happen I suppose.

Been a very busy weekend, as have been on a course for both of the days. Nothing relating to Card Marking though, it was a Rescue Test for Swimming Teachers and boy, did I feel the pain from all that exercise!!!!!

Well onto the card which I would have entered into the challenge, if I had not missed it!!!

For this card I used:
  • Main Stamp - Personal Impressions Everyday Bears Bear Hug, which I coloured in using Polychromos and blended with Sansador
  • Sentiment Stamp - Personal Impressions Everyday Words Happy Birthday
  • I used four different shades of Purple / Pink paper, some of which I backed onto plain white card
  • The ribbon, flowers and leaves were from my own stash.

Hope you like it.

Anne-Marie xx

Friday, 16 July 2010

Truely Scrumptious Challenge - How does your Garden Grow


Seems that I have not been on here for ages!!!! Things have seemed to have all been happening, I took my car into the garage yesterday as it was making a horrible noise, only to be told that they would not let me drive it home again as it was likely to blow the engine (got to say pretty annoyed as only brought it 20 weeks ago!!!). A friend told me that maybe I should change my career, she thought F1 Driver would suit.

I thought that I woul get a courtesy car, but no, they had none!!! So completely without transport and I am on a course tomorrow and Sunday, typical.

Anyway enough of my ranting and onto my card.....

I made this card for my Auntie's birthday (sorry it is late now as can't deliever it, but hope she understands).

I have used two Tilda Stamps from Magnolia ,which I have coloured using Polychromos Pencils blended with Sansador. The papers are from my stash of lovely purple papers (I love purple). I have also ran through the Big Shot a piece of pearlised card, using the dotty/spotty embossing folder. The flowers I recently bought from Hobbycraft.

I really hope she likes this card, although it is late!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenge,

http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/ - How does your garden grow?

I have never entered a Challenge before and so hope I am doing this right.

Anyway enough from me, must ring the garage to see if they are working on my car!!!!

Anne-Marie x x

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Beautiful Magnolia


I'm back again, had a very busy day today. First it was helping with the Breakfast Club, then off to a Leisure Centre for my day at work, then followed by working at an After School Club!!!

Thought I would post another card though, this is a Magnolia Stamp which I think are beautiful.

For this card I used:

  • Magnolia Stamp - Tilda wearing Floral Head Wreath
  • Coloured using Pro-markers
  • Ribbon / Papers / Sentiment Stamp and Gems from my Mum's stash (so not sure where they are from)

I'm off to a Card Class tomorrow to make some really exciting things I hope.

Take Care

Anne-Marie x x

Monday, 5 July 2010

Final Wedding Card

Hi all,

Now this is probably going to be the last time I manage three in one day!!!

This card I think is very simple, but looks really elegant, I so hope the person that I am making them for likes it as it is different from the other two.

Once again sorry if I am not sure what the items I have used, I will remember in future, promise.

  • Used a 6 x 6 Square Card with Scalloped edges on the front
  • Papers, flowers and ribbon are from Mum's Cousins Stash
  • Mirror Board and Sentiment Stamp from my Mum's Stash (yes she is a crafter too!!!)
  • Martha Stewart Heart Punch, which has been backed with the Maroon Plain Card and also a piece of Mirror Board
  • White card has been placed through the Big Shot using an embossing folder and layered onto a piece of Mirror Board

I think it looks very classic.

Take care all, and hopefully I will be back tomorrow with another card (very busy day though as three jobs to do)

Anne-Marie x x

The Second Wedding Card


Gosh another post by me, that's 2 in 1 day (wonder if I can keep this up??)

Well this is the second wedding card which I made 0n Sunday.

My favourite colour is blue, so love this card (if I do say so myself!!).

Once again really sorry as not sure what I used to complete this card. As it is mostly from my Mum's Cousins Stash!!

  • Stamp - Hanglar
  • Polychromos Pencils blended with Sansodor, veil and ground then glittered
  • Cut out using Nestabilities
  • McGill Leaf Punch
  • Papers and flowers from my Mums cousins Stash
  • Ribbon from The Craft Gallery

Hope you like it.

Anne-Marie xx

My First Wedding Card


Hope you have all had a really good day, mine has been fast a furious, although my Mum did take me out for lunch and you guessed it there was a craft shop there and so couldn't help buying a few bits and pieces (hopefully you will see them in later creations as some had to be ordered!!!). I mentioned that I bought them, well Mum did actually.

Well here is my first go at creating a Wedding Card, a friend asked for 3 cards which I said I would make.

I ended up going to my Mum's cousins house and so used some of her fantastic items in her stash, so sorry I am not sure of what I used to create the card (note to self, will remember to write them down next time!!)

  • Stamp - Hanglar
  • Polychromos Pencils blended with Sandsodor
  • The Image has been cut out using Nestabilities (circle and Scalloped)
  • White card has been run though a Big Shot in an embossing folder
  • A corner punch has been used to give detail
  • McGill Leaf Punch
  • Flowers are from my Mum's Cousins Stash
  • Papers are from my Mum's Cousin's Stash

Hope you like it.

Anne-Marie x x

Hi All,

This is my first blogg and so I am ever so excited. I spent yesterday afternoon at my Mum's Cousins house as I needed to make 3 Wedding Cards for someone. I was all out of ideas and so she helped me by showing me the road to go down.

I will post the photo's of the cards later on this evening as my camera doesn't seem to want to upload, so will try again.

Thank you for following me.

Take Care

Anne-Marie x