Quirky Challenge 16 - Cupcakes

It is Lyn's Challenge this time and she has chosen Quirky Cupcakes. A very good choice as our sponsor for the challenge is Limited Runs and they have loads of lovely and very funny and unusual cupcake stamps to choose from.
I loved the look of "Rosey" cupcake so I chose that one to work with. It made me think of Afternoon tea somewhere very very posh! (not that I ever have afternoon tea anywhere remotely posh).So a nice posh teacup was what I needed. I adapted a cut file from Birds Cards to use as the main card base. 

This is now a top fold card. The rose design is stencilled into the teacup layer, with extra pieces decoupaged. The lovely rosey cupcake was coloured with promarkers and the 'skirt' part of the wrapper decoupaged also, as were the rose and leaves on top. Just right for a Posh Afternoon Tea.
We have a second sponsor for this challenge, Paper Pretties. Come and check out the blog, both sponsors are offering digi images as prizes to the winners as chosen by the design team. See you there then.....

Card for a Friend

It is my Friend's Birthday this month and when I saw the free download cat images from Papercraft Inspirations this month I just knew they were right for her card. She won't see this as she doesn't read the blog, so I am quite safe to show you all.

Bit of a cockeyed picture there, sorry about that. My Friend, Mel, has two crazy ginger cats called George and Hettie. George is always at the vets having preformed some death defying feat or other, but this looks like Hettie, who, although George's sister, is very very different. she is a cuddle cat, if you know what I mean.
Papers used were from Shery K Designs, I believe it was the Cherry Blossom set. Image as I said was a free download from the above link. Mat and layers drawn and cut on my Silhouette Cameo. Doesn't really show in the photo, but the check green frame and the cat image are raised for dimension. I hope Mel likes it....I think she will. Thanks for reading!

Challenge 15- Christmas in July...

It is Spyder's turn to choose the theme this time. She has chosen Christmas in July. I know the weather has been totally pants.....but we are not at the dreaded Christmas time already...are we???
Our sponsors this time around are Stitchy Bear, and as usual we have had some lovely images to work with.
When I am forced into Christmas mode I like the more traditional card, you know the Holly and the Ivy sort of thing, so my choice of stamp was easy. I went for The Holly Bough.

I have decoupaged this image to within an inch of it's life, and it looks really realistic in actual life. There are 8 or 9 layers here, all cut by hand, coloured with promarkers and then 3d with foam pads. The image is then mounted onto white base card which has been sent through a Grand Calibur using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. I love this background as it never detracts from the image you are using. The whole thing was mounted onto a deep red mat to set it off.

If you are in the Christmas Spirit already pop over to Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog and join in. We have a prize to give away of a 10$ Stitchy Bear certificate. See you there!

Quirky Crafts Challenge 14- Make Us Laugh!

Now there is a challenge for you Make Us Laugh!

Caro's turn to set the challenge this time, and it is a great choice for the sponsor we have....Bugaboo Stamps.
Of all the sponsors we have, and they are all great, Bugaboo has quickly become my favourite just because of the variety of the images they produce, the quality  of the images they produce, and their quirkiness! if you are looking for something a little different, check them out...especially the Gus and Stella range....LOVE THEM!

So back to the challenge. As soon as I heard the theme I just knew we would have some fun with this one. my Husband thought I has taken leave of my senses. I was all alone in my craft room browsing the images to choose what i would like to work with....and i was giggling away, just couldn't help it!

after a lot of thought I chose Stella and Gus Tidbits - Grumpy. This is going to become an anniversary card for my In Laws in August. Without any disrespect to them, Gus and Stella remind me of them so much....so the choice was easy!

I made this Pull Up Card template for my cutter some time ago. I have cut it using a fill pattern of a backing paper by Shery K Designs. I use a lot of her papers. This one reminded me of the sort of wallpaper an older couple might have on their bedroom walls (sorry Mum!). The image was printed three times, coloured with promarkers and then decoupaged. The sentiment inside is also from Bugaboo. I do feel that this card is maybe a bit too plain, but I don't have any room left for lots of embellishment. What do you think, dear readers?
come join in our challenge and MAKE US LAUGH....go on, I dare you!