Sunday, 4 January 2015

a magical birthday

Abracadabra such a perfect LOTV stamp to wish someone a magical birthday. I coloured this wee wizard with a mix of promarkers and sakura gel pens. For a bit of added pzazz I added 3 peel-off sentiments and some stars emanating from the wand.

The base card is white and I used some papers from my scrap folders that have stars on them, they weren't quite the right size but some strategic positioning allowed me to create the look I wanted to achieve.
I had some chiffon ribbon that is shot with glitter in keeping with the magical theme. I finished the look with some star gems again in blue and now all ready to send magical birthday wishes to my nephew.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Fantasy stamps-happy birthday
Allsorts-cold and frosty colours
totally gorjuss-anything goes
crafty catz-anything goes
stamp sun challenges-anything goes

Saturday, 3 January 2015

flying high new job

My son's girlfriends sister has recently been accepted for her dream job, a posting in the RAF. My son wanted a card to congratulate her but it had to be appropriate too. 

I created the base card background by using chalks dusted over a cloud shape scrap of paper to give a billowy cloud covered blue sky.

I decided rather than stamping an image onto this background  I would stamp and colour with promarkers then fussy cut the image before attaching to the card. The image is a stamp I had made several years ago from one of my drawings I did for my son who was Top Gun mad at the time so it seemed perfect.

When I put it on the card it just didn't look right so I came up with the idea of applying to an acetate cover which I felt worked much better. The sentiment is simply a peel-off which I know many crafters don't like but sometimes I think they just suit the card better than a stamped sentiment.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

catch the bug-anything goes
Suzy Bees bloomin'challenge-anything goes with a twist clean and simple
My time to craft-all things new
crazy for challenges-clean and simple

Happy 2015 to all my friends and followers in blog land.
Hopefully I will get around to making some crafty things and posting in the near future .
Thank you for your continued support and visits.