Monday, 30 May 2011

Make your own Pattern Paper at Michelle Perkett

Monday and another card for a Michelle Perkett Challenge, the 4th one for May! Maybe one day I'll finish it sooner....

The challenge : Make your own pattern paper and use a Michelle Perkett image.

I used a butterfly I received as a freebie some time ago. The butterfly was used to create the paper. It was then printed in grayscale. I decided to stay with the simple colourscheme and added a touch of green & silver, glitterpaint and bling. My card:

The 'create' is a part of the image and this is an inspiration to myself and all of you who visit my blog.

Here is a close-up of the butterfly.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

SSC Blog Hop on the Go!!

It's that time of the month again! Blog Hop Time over at Simply Scrapping!
You can join us here.
The tecnique this month is masking.

You have seen my example card: 

I have also made a card using a simple masking technique:

The tutorial of this simple technique (masking101) will be here later this week, so do pop in again.

Thanks for hopping by.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #102!

Here is Sketch #102 over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

And here is my take on the sketch:

The first thing I had to do to make my card was to find my oval cutter. Then I had to figure out how it worked...haven't used it for about a decade, I guess...Well, I eventually figured it out.

 I decided to go with an oversized oval, to almost over-emphasize my theme 'Queen for a day'. The sentiment is from Create with TLC, the frame is from Bird's Cards, the crown from Melonheadz and the fabulous chair you can find here. The papers are from a no-name pack, I added some rhinestones, ribbon and Gold Stickles for extra bling.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Say it with Die-Cuts at Michelle Perkett

The challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio this week is 'Say it with Die-Cuts'. The only other rule is to use a Michelle Perkett image.

I don't have a die-cutter but I do have punches and more than 1 pair of scissors. My card shows my 2 small flower punches and a free cut palm tree:

The image I used was Leilani that was offered as a freebie some time ago. The 'Aloha' is inside the card. I coloured her and fussy cut her out. Then I used foam tape to add her to the colour-sponged card. 
The final touches were added with some Stickles glitter in a few colours. I hope you like my touch of innovation.

Forgot to add that there is a prize up for grabs if you enter in all the challenges this month!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Stitching and Sewing Challenge at HLSC

My project for the HLSC Challenge #22 is something I wanted to try for quite some time: A shoe. 

My first effort is maybe not so perfect yet. I made it a little smaller than the original. I added a Happileigh Scrappin Freebie that fits with the theme, and on the shoe. I then added some 'stitching' with a fabulous pink gel pen on the black. Some faux stitching was added inside the shoe with a black fineliner.

The original tutorial can be viewed here. Yes, I still have some way to go, but I think it's cool for a first try.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Shaker Box Card Challenge at Guylou

Guylou has a shakerbox card challenge on her blog.
Here is my card:

I used William and Kate that you can get here. I only coloured the tiara, and jewellery with Platinum Stickles. The sentiment I used is from Sentiments4You. I punched some flowers from shiny paper and added that with pearly beads in the shaker box. I decorated the shaker box with ribbon, punched flowers & pearls.
The static of the acetate makes the flowers 'stick' to it which I think makes an interesting decoration to the image.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #101 with Sassy Cheryl's

Here is Sketch no 101 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

And here is my card:
 I called the card "I did it!"
The image is a freebie from Sassy Cheryl's.
The DP is from a no-name stack I bought. I added some paper lace I made. The faux stitching goes with the buttons and the littly butterfly was added for fun & repition of the blue.

A 15cm Square card is not the usual size I make, but I am starting to have fun with it. Will have to see what pop up next....

Monday, 16 May 2011

Mermaids Galore at Michelle Perkett Studio

It's time for the next challenge at Micelle Perkett Studio : Mermaids Galore!
The beautiful Summer decided that she wants to explore the life of a mermaid. And this is how her exploration turned out:
The sentiment is from Michelle Perkett that was offered as a freebie. I used the shells from the freebie mermaidborder, also from Michelle Perkett to create the decorations. A little bit of glitter here and there, and Voila! my Summer Mermaid....

Monday, 9 May 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #100!


The #100 sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday that I followed:
The image is from A Day for Daisies and all the paper are from Pink Petticoat.
A Day for Daisies  is the sponsor for the challenge.

Mother's Day Europe at Michelle Perkett


My entry for the challenge over at Michelle Perkett : Mother's Day Europe.
I used the oh so cute Rose that Michelle generously gave as a Mother's Day freebie at Paper Craft Planet
I added some paper lace & handmade paper roses & swirls. Don't forget the touch of glitter added in the rose centers.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

HLSC Mother's Day Challenge

Happileigh Scrappin' has a challenge for a creation for Mother's Day. 
I've kept it simple with this Mother's Day card:

The image is from Happileigh Scrappin', the writing is my own, the paper is Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection, and I've added some Stickles for a touch of glamour & bling.

I've Won at Just Some Lines

I've won a fabulous collection of wedding images at Just Some Lines!!

Visit the Just Some Lines Shop! You can even get a freebie or 2 or buy your own fabulous wedding images!

Watch this space for projects using my images!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Creative Khaki Colour Challenge

The colour challenge at Guylou asks for the following combo:

The project must also include an unconventional item, something that you'll find around the house.

Here is my card: 

My unconventional item is the flowers made out of a Woolies plastic shopping bag. Printed on the bag : "Please recycle me." Don't you think this is a lovely way to do just that?? I've got some red ones too....
My image is from Guylou's Inimitability Shop.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Digistamps4Joy Challenge

Here is my entry:

The glitter has not even dried when I took the photo, but my time is limited!

The image is from Digistamps4Joy.
I coloured it, layered it, and added the ribbons, roses & pearls.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Turquoise & Brown Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio

Here is my entry for the challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studio:

You have to use an MPS image and turquoise and brown.

One lucky winner will receive an image of their choice from Michelle's Shop.