Friday, September 15, 2017

Still friends over at Besties International.

Hi, it's the 15th so time to show my reminder post for Besties challenge.blogspot.
We are still celebrating Friendship and today I decided to make a gift bag using this lovely image by Sherri Baldy img439 Well they look like friends don't they!

I just took a small kraft gift bag and covered with a thickish paper which i thought would give it some stability, the paper has gold swirls on it which looked quite Christmasy. To that I added a lime green banner by Verve on top of some gold mirri. The tag and its sentiment are also by Verve check out the store for all the wonderful stamp sets and dies.
I coloured the image in with my trusty Promarker pens and mounted it on to more gold mirri. Putting the rest together came quite easy, a cream doily first then some holly leaves then some floss and a beautiful crinkled red rose.
The gold Merry Christmas is one of the last 6 I have by Craftwork Cards and the "don't open" I've had for a while too, who by? I popped that on to some lime green too. Just to balance the bottom I added some ribbon which has gold stitching on it along with a dot of gold glitter in the centers.

Here is a closer look

There is still plenty of time to play along with us, as always anything goes but also a theme of Friendship this month.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shape Card.

Today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend to give her Grandson for his first birthday. This lady has just started ordering cards from me so I wanted to make sure I "wowed" her lol. I'm sorry the photo is so dark as the card isn't ! Just think pastel blues 😊.

I chose to make a shaped card as they are so different and never found in the shops over here. I used papers and card from my stash and a mixture of stamps and dies. Where I can there is a list at the bottom.

The card shape was made using a Dutch Doobadoo Shape-Art-A4-Square-2.  found at NoorDesign! UK Shop Unfortunately out of stock as I type but other great shapes available.
Sue Wilson "pitter patter" die set.
Tim Holtz "scribble" heart die.
Sentiment stamp is from a new set over at shopverve. however I bought it as a single.
Crochet doilies are from which are on offer at the moment.
Other bits are from my stash such as buttons, sequins and thread.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges. 
craftysentiments.blogspot. Anything-goes 
Ribbongirls september-card-challenge

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friendship time over at Besties International

Today being the 1st September means it is time for a new challenge over at Bestieschallenge.blogspot. as always we are a Anything Goes Challenge but we also have a theme running to which this month long is one of Friendship.
For my card i have used the image Carley & Gill  (it reminds me of myself and my own Bestie). I picked up a pack of these odd shaped cards at a show years ago and decided today was the day to use one!

I covered the card base in this marbled type paper i picked up in the store and then added flourishes and corners in a similar cardstock to the colour of Gills pants.
I coloured the image in using my promarker pens along with some new "skin tones" pens by Spectrum Noir.

This next photo shows a little better the side on view and its opening.
I added lots of ditsy flowers picking up the colours I used in the colouring. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps but this one is now not available on its own but happy to say you can get a similar one within a New Release Set out just last week Bloom Bright .

Now its your turn to show us your friendly cards and don't forget there are prizes to be won when you join in.