Thursday, December 31, 2009

A gift for my brother

I decided to make a nice box for my brothers 18th Birthday present. I would have liked to have given him a better present but this month is extremely tight on money obviously with it having just been Christmas but not only that, on Sunday the clutch went on my car so I have now got it in the garage and it is going to cost us £230 to fix. I am going to make him a card to match which entitles him to a free drink or few :) once we have money again hahahahahahaha.

I made this box using my most favouritist present that Santa bought me :) my score pal, I have wanted one of these for so long now and I finally have one.

I made the box using patterned cardstock from K&Company. The image is one from DewDrop Craftz Digital image selection. I love this image it is perfect for male cards and gifts. The ribbon is from the pound shop - it is amazing the things you can find in those shops for crafting. The button is from a 99p shop too and was perfect for the colours on this box.

I used a tutorial on this blog - Kitty Franken - her tutorials are brilliant and if you want to watch her actually make the box you can she does them in English too how great is that.

I made computer generated sentiments for the outside for the box.

This is the top view of the box. I coloured the image with my new Copic Markers that Santa brought me :) I used my 3 new greys colours which are W3- W5 - W7, I used E35, E37 and E29 for the hair, the scarf and other Green areas were coloured with G5, G7 and G17, the shirt was E31 and E35, I used E21 and E00 for the skin and W5 and W7 for the headphones.
I also used my white Souffle pen to add in some highlights on the hair and clothing.

Here is a picture of the box and the items I put in it - this is what my brothers and sisters would call a 'good sipper' it means that the lip is curved so the drink flows more smoothly - honestly it makes a whole lot of difference :) Ha ha

I have amended some of the pictures on my sidebar to show some of my Christmas with my family. Hope you all had a great Christmas with yours. Wishing you a happy new year xx

I almost forgot, I am entering this box in to the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp - Party 

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a few cards

Hi Ladies, Hope you are all well and have had a great Christmas break. I have had a brilliant time, I am soooo tired now though. I Spent Christmas day with my father in law in hopsital to begin with and then whent over to my parents house for Christmas dinner. The day after boxing day our friends that we met on honeymoon arrived and we whent to London yesterday, stayed in the Marriott hotel and whent and saw the Lion King in theatre it was absoloutly incredible I would recommend it to anyone.

Here are a few cards I made before Christmas which I had planned on entering in to some challenges but I am pretty sure I missed them all.

This was a last minute order from someone at work, she asked for shoes and handbags, pink, glitter and easel card I am pretty sure I hit every mark :)
Below is the side view of the card.

This card was also an order from the same lady, her daughter and her friends Son were having a joint 21st

I made this card and box set for my manager who had her baby girl before Christmas

Here is a close up of the box

Hope you enjoy xx Have a great new year x

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas card

Hello Ladies, Hope you are all well in the run up to Christmas, I am stupidly excited, I am braving the roads tommorrow to drive the 1hr and ahalf to hobby Craft in Northampton, I have some vouchers that I want to spend before VAT rates goe up :)

Any how I was a busy bunny last night making 3 cards for people at work. They were all made using the sketch from Sketch Saturday but this is the one I am entering in to the challenge.

Here is the sketch I used;

And here is what I did with it

The paper is from from Basic Grays Wassail collection, I really like it with the red cardstock. I used glitter on the fur of the boots and coat and hat. The image is coloured with Copics, I still find it hard to colour with the reds but i am getting a bit better. The ribbon is from my stash.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

DewDrop Craftz Challenge Me

Good Afternoon ladies. I hope you are all well and having a greatt ime in the run up to Christmas. I don't know about you but I have so many more cards left to make, I have had to order more double sided tape and have my fingers crossed it will arrive today :) There is a new challenge up on the DewDrop Craftz challenge blog which can be found HERE

The theme for this challenge is 'Love, Laugh, Live' - bring alive the excitement of life and all the good things that it brings..

So, feel free to interpret in anyway you can.. in any crafting creation.. whether it be a card, layout or altered project..

The rules for the challenges are on the right of the blog.. and remember there is an incentive for challenging your friends..

The prize for this challenge is the Flowers Mega Pack digital stamp set..

So.. feel free to leave a link to your creation.. or send an email with a photo to with the subject 'Challenge 4' and be in with a chance of winning..

The challenge ends at noon on the 5th January, why not hop along to the store if you don't already have a DewDrop Craftz image there is a SALE going live today so this is the perfect chance to get one and enter the challenge. The store can be founf HERE check it out now there is 25% discount on loads of items it would be a shame to miss out.

Here is the card I made for the challenge, I love this image it is called the butterfly spiral.

The paper I have used is from the forever friends all wrapped up collection. The ribbon and button are from my stash. I coloured the image using Copics and added some stickles for a bit of extra glimmer.

Remember the challenge can be interpreted any way you want so why not have a go.

Hugs xx

Monday, December 21, 2009

Some mini xmas cards for collegues at work

After making one of these size cards at the make and take that Steph organised last month i thought they owuld be perfect for giving to people at work. They are so quick to make and are small so use up less cardstock. Mind you saying that I have made 6 os far and have another 6 to make tonight plus a few extras just in case. Here are a few examples of the different designs I have been making.

A few of these cards are made using Forever freinds all wrapped up design paper and others are made using paper that i got in my goody bag at Stephs make and take. I am really please with how they turned out especially the bows as I used to be rubbish at those.

I am entering these cards as one in to the Sophisticat challenge for this week which is to make 'anything christmas'

And yet another Birthday card

This card is a complete copy of a card made on Stephs blog a few months back, I hope she doesn't mind. Steph sent me the image and this is the first time I have had chance to use it, it was a perfect image for the person the card is for. This is also the first time I have really used my yellow copics as the main colour on an image and i really like it so I think I may make another like this soon.

I am entering this card in to the Cupcake crafts challenge which is - 'A time for celebration'.

Apologies for the quality of the pictures, it is difficult to get the right light at the minute and whenever I use a side light I always get really bad shadows on the card.

Here is a close up of the image

I coloured her using copics and then used my white souffle pen to add in some highlights.

Card Recipe
Papers DCVW - Gift at stephs make and take
Image - from Steph
Coloured with Copics
Plain yellow card - from stash
Flowers - from steph
Brad - Papermania
Raiser - Gift
Ribbon - from pound shop

You knwo looking at this list it just shows how generous crafters are, especially Steph seeing as most of the things I used to make this card were made using products she has given me.

Another Birthday card

Good Afternoon Ladies, Here is another Birthday card I made this week. I made this using the sketch from Papertake Weekly. I hope I am not too late to enter it.

Here is the card I made using the sketch above. The image is from The Greeting Farms digital collection.

I used papers from Basic Gray but I am not sure which collection it was :( the flowers were a Christmas gift from Steph - her generosity never fails to amaze me. I will have to remember to takea picture of the box she sent it in tonight and post it on here. I used copics to colour in the image.

Card Recipe
Papers - Basic Gray
Image - the greeting farm
Sentiment - Woodware stamps
Coloured with Copics
Flowers - from Steph
Brad - Papermania
Raiser - gift
Ribbon papermania

Saturday, December 19, 2009

DewDrop Craftz challenge blog

Evening all, Just a quick reminder that the DewDrop Craftz xhallenge is open until the 22nd December so get yourself on over there and have a go. Challenge details are shown below, you can enter HERE. If you win you get a discount code worth £10 to spend on digi images so what are you waiting for go enter.

Todays new challenge theme is  'Natures Elements' - anything depicting nature itself.. be it something in natures flaura/fauna - or a season of the year... 

This challenge is running until 22nd December and the prize will be a discount code for the value of £10 to be spent instore at DewDrop Craftz Digiz..

Remember the challenge rules can be seen on the right of the blog.. and there is an incentive to recommend the challenge blog to friends too..

Feel free to grab the challenge blog logo for your blog or page.. and remember here at DewDrop Craftz, we like different.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Two birthday cards

Afternoon Ladies hope you are well. I am so busy at the moment it is untrue but I have managed to get these two cards finished. I made them on Tuesday then yesterday we were at the hospital visiting my father in law, I will be making more tonight then we are at the Hospital again on Friday.

The cards are for two different people, I love this image I wanted one as soon as they cam out on the greeting farms digi section but I had to wait until I had sorted out my paypal account :)

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday to make both of these cards, I like making more than one card per sketch now, it seems to take a lot less time which is good at the minute as it is something I don't have a lot of.

Here is the first card. This is for my Father in law to give my sister in law for her birthday.

And here is a close up of the image, I coloured her with copics and used my white souffle pen to add highlights, I also added stickles to the wings to make them stand out.

Here is the second card using the same layout and image but for my sister to give to one of her friends for their Birthday.

And here is a close up of the image, again coloured with copics

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Birthday card for my Sister

I made this card for my sisters Birthday on the 08th December, photgraphed it, re-sized it and then completley forgot to post it ! What a wally.

Any how here it is now. I am entering this card in to the Creat4fun challenge which is to Make an Easel card. I love easel cards they are so fun and quick to make. The problem I have noticed though is that when you give them to someone it takes them a while to figure out what to do with them :)

I used paper that was in my goody bag from Steph's make and take a few weekends back, I can't beleive how much time has passed since then I swear this month is going uber fast. The Image is also one from Steph so I don't know who it is, If anyone reading this knows which company it is from please let me know so I can credit them.

Here is a close up of the image, I coloured her with my Copics and used my White Souffle pen to add in highlights.

I am also entering this card in to the Digital Tuesday Challenge which is to make a Birthday card.

Another Christmas Card

Here is the last of the Christmas cards I made using the Sunday Sketchers Sketch. I wanted to post this seperatly as I am entering this one in to the Just Magnolia Challenge which is 'Anything Chrisstmassy'. This is the first time I have entered this challenge so fingers crossed.

I stuggled with the colouring in on this one, next time I think I will look online for examples of colouring in to give me an idea of light and shaded areas etc. The papers used are from the Forever friends All wrapped up collection which I have used non stop this Christmas and will actually be able to use in to the new year as it is so versatile. The ribbon is from my stash and I tied the bow all by myself :) I am really please about that because a while ago a couldn't do that for toffee. My Magnolia is coloured with copic markers.

I am also entering this card in to the Creative Card crew Challenge which is 'Anything Goes'

A few cards using the same Sketch

Good Afternoon All. I made a few cards using the same sketch this week, it takes a lot less time as I am not hunting around for a sketch i like four 30 minutes before actually starting to do anything :) The sketch I followed is the Sunday Sketchers sketch :) this is shown below.

And here are two of the cards I have made using the sketch (I am putting the other in a seperate post)

I loved this sketch so simple yet really effective. Both cards were made using forever friends all wrapped up cardstock and also plain red cardstock from my stash. I ran my plain red cardstock through the cuttlebug to give it a bit more of an impact. Both images were coloured with copics, I am still learning with these I wish they did copic certification classes in the UK as if they did I would be first in line.

The first image is from CC Designs isn't he sweet and perfect for those male christmas cards.
The second I received in a swap so I am not sure who she is by but if anyone knows please let me know as I would love to get her for next Christmas.

I made both these cards for my mum to give out this Christmas took them over last night and she really like them :)

I am entering these cards in to;

Sunday Sketchers - Sketch
Our Creative Corner - Holiday Theme
Crafty Calender challenge - Winter sparkle - there is sparkle on the fur trim :)
Cute card Thursday - Using beads on your projects

Fingers crossed I might win one - I haven't ever won a challenge before :( I know - worls smallest violin LOL

Thursday, December 10, 2009

DewDrop Craftz DT Card and entry to mojo Monday

Good Morning ladies, Sorry I have been MIA for a while, having a few family troubles at the moment with my father in law in hospital so not had a lot of time for crafting.

Here is the card I made for the DewDrop Craftz new challenge blog which you can find Here this weeks challenges is as follows;

Todays new challenge theme is  'Natures Elements' - anything depicting nature itself.. be it something in natures flaura/fauna - or a season of the year... 

This challenge is running until 22nd December and the prize will be a discount code for the value of £10 to be spent instore at DewDrop Craftz Digiz..

Remember the challenge rules can be seen on the right of the blog.. and there is an incentive to recommend the challenge blog to friends too..

Feel free to grab the challenge blog logo for your blog or page.. and remember here at DewDrop Craftz, we like different.

And here is the card I made 

I made this card using the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday challenge so will be entering it in to that. I love this image it is so versatile and is perfect for both mens and womens cards. I have to give thanks to carolyn who taught me how to make bows at Stephs make and take - I can't stop making them now they have been on pretty much all my cards since I have come back lol.

Oh yes here is the sketch i followed

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Little Christmas Boxes

Well after the Make and take day at Stephs I couldn't resist buying the template for the little boxes we made by Lauren Meader. She is opening her new shop in Jan I am so excited to see what new things she comes out with.

Here are the two little boxes I made - I am going to fill them with Thorntons Chocolates for Christmas.

I am going to enter these in to the Creative Card Crew Challenge which is 'Christmas'

Side Step Christmas Card

Hi Ladies, Here is a Christmas card I made using a tutorial on the Whiff of joy blog Here  it was really easy to do and I love the effect, think I will make a few more like this. This particular one is for my little Niece on her first Christmas :)

I made this card using a digi image but I can't remember off the top of my head who it is by. The paper is from the Forever Friends all wrapped up collection which I am so glad I bought as I have used it sooooo much on my Christmas cards this year. I also used stickles on the hats to make them stand out a bit - you can't really see that in these pictures, I am really struggeling to get good light these days.

I am entering this card in to three challenges. The first is The pink elephant where the challenge there is to use your favourite colouring medium - no problems there I used my Copics to colour in these cute reindeer.

The second challenge is Stamp with ifun where the challenge there is Christmas, no problems there either this is a Christmas card :)

The Third is Digital Tuesday Challenge which is Christmas sparkle. Well I have used Stickles on the Santa hats and it is a Christmas card so it passes :) 

A birthday card for my brother and entry to Papertake Weekly

Hello All, Here is a card I made for my brother using the sketch this week on papertake weekly. Quite a simple sketch this week but very effective I think.

Here is what I did with it. I used a new image from DewDrop Craftz, isn't this one great oerfect for guys cards, I coloured him with copics and used papers but Basic Gray.

Here is a close up of the image itself

Don't forge the challenge is still open on the DewDrop Craftz Challenge blog so hop along and check it out Here.

Card Recipe
Black Cardstock from stash
Button from stash
image DewDrop Craftz
Coloured with copics
Paper Basic Gray Wassail collection

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Birthday card for a sweet 16

Here is a Birthday card I made for a friends at works daughter. She turned 16 on Saturday and was having a massive party to celebrate. This was rustled up in 30 minutes, I was meant to be packing up to go to bed oops :)

I am entering this card in to the Creative Card crew challenge which is to use your favourite things, well thats easy I love everything to do with crafting, i particularly love flowers and gems though, I really need to get some more - hmmmmm i hear the craft store calling.

Card Recipe
Papers - Forever freinds
Gems - from Steph
Image - The greeting farm
Coloured with Copics
Cardstock from stash
Brad - Papermania
Flowers from Steph - I know i have loads of bits from Steph she is a gem

The cards we made at the make and take

I have to say yesterday was ABSOLOUTLY BRILLIANT. Me and Fi whent along to Stephs make and take up in Dunmow Essex. We had so much fun, it was great to meet all the other crafters and try out some new things, I have to say though my Christmas wish list is now a mile long there were so many brilliant punches and papers and stamps and..........................

I know your probably bored of me saying it but I have to apologise for the picture quality I didn't catch the day light so they all look rubbish.

I really liked this one, the tree was made out of 3 stamps, one for the tree itself, one for the trunk and one for the baubles which is pretty cool so you can make the baubles match the cardstock.

This one also had a matching box to go with it but it is too dark to take a picture now so I will add one tommorrow.

I love this one so simple and yet really beautiful.

Steph is an incredible and generous woman, she is so bubbly and a brilliant crafter, thank you for a brilliant day Steph can't wait for the next one ;) wink Also thanks to Kate and Aimes and Caryn who helped Steph prepare and helped us all on the day.

Here are a few pics from the day

me and Fi with The wonderful lady herself