Thursday, 30 July 2009

Overgrown garden card

I like visiting large old gardens, overgrown ruins or disused grave yards (in bright sunshine only!) - they can be very scenic.
If only my own little garden was half as pretty to look at when nature takes over...

For this card, I enhanced the picture with 3D embellishments and some shimmering details.

Challenges: Midnight Madness, Flourishes Newsletter #23 and #25, A Spoonfull of Sugar #62, IC Sketches, High Hopes #41, Creative Inspirations

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Impressionist sisters

I have found these slightly odd sisters in my Russian impressionists postcard book... They could be twins if it wasn't for the size difference. I'm not sure if they are pictured on horseback - the crop is there, but where is the horse? - or making their way through an equally invisible crowd.

All things considered, it seemed best to take the focus away from the sisters and concentrate on the harmonic surroundings.

I made two flowers using knitting yarn and tiny gold glass beads.

This punch is one of my favourite crafting tools. Its pattern, centered around a small heart, and the Organza ribbon and bow with blue diamond cut teardrop add a "dusting of sugar" to the card.

Challenges: A Spoon full of Sugar, CPS #124, The Secret Crafter Saturday, ICSketches, My Papertake Weekly

Purple baby card with pendants

I came across this delicate purple lace totally by accident. I had just been cycling past a small shop offering sewing supplies when the heavens opened, so I decided to take refuge. After spending a pleasant 30 minutes in the shop keeping dry, I felt I had to buy something - and chose this lace.

I salvaged two of the pendants from an ear ring. Jewellery on cards in one of my favourite things... although I have to admit it still feels strange to buy a piece of jewellery with the intention to dismantle it...

Challenges: The Next Level #6, Creative Card Crew, Stamps and Smiles #23, Carol's Sketch Fun, ICSketches, My Papertake Weekly

1,000 Dollar contest prize

The Cuttlebug Spot are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July. In this contest they are offering a 1,000 Dollar gift certificate to Custom Crops. That's the biggest prize I've ever seen offered... To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and leave a comment.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Bird in window birthday card

"A bird that doesn't know its place"... another card in my Russian impressionists series, embellished with a detachable brooch.

Challenge: Smells Like Homemade

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Wedding cake stamp card

I like this idea for a contemporary wedding card. It would also work for a wedding invitation because it is quick to make and does not need many embellishments which can be costly and might make the card heavy or bulky, which then needs more postage to send it.

Challenge: Creative Card Crew

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Christmas card with chipbord sock

I'm not sure what you call this fibrous paper... I like it because the rough structure adds a rustic feel, it tears nicely and lets the layer underneath partly shine through.