Sunday 27 May 2012

A few makes...

I was asked to make some cards for a lad at work here are the first ones made, although the first card shown here (angry birds) has been made for my daughters boyfriend from us, whose birthday is early next month

made by hand cut & punched cardstock.
Spotty paper by DCWV (retro prints paper stack)...

Charisma Cardz - No flowers allowed
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Let's go spotty
Crafty Catz - Card for a man
Totally Papercrafts - animals
Here come the boys - anything goes


using LOTV bunnies in a bath, coloured with promarkers...

MAWTT - Celebrations (NOT birthday)
Charisma Cardz - No flowers allowed
 Totally Papercrafts - animals

used my kanban male backgrounds cd for this one...

Charisma Cardz - No flowers allowed
 Crafty Catz - Card for a man
Allsorts - Happy birthday for someone special
Here come the boys - anything goes


using 'Martini Nikki', coloured with promarkers.
flowers - SU boho blossoms punch
leaves - woodware 'ash' punch
'mom' - chipboard letters
border - SU syelet border punch...


Cute Card Thursday - Pink & Green
Delightful Challenges - 5 or more flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - dress for success
Allsorts - Happy birthday for someone special

Saturday 12 May 2012

My last DT card...

It's Saturday morning, 8am, so it must mean that it's time for a new Sketch Saturday challenge, yet this week sees my last DT card as a Saturday :(
I will miss SS very much, it's been a constant in my life for the past 4 years.
I'm so grateful that the blog will continue each week (and I've had a sneaky peek at some of the upcoming sketches designed by Jen and omgoodness you are all in for a treat!) I shall definately be joining in as a challenger when I have some time to, like lots of you, SS will be my first port of call when I want to enter a challenge :)

This weeks challenge is sponsored by the ever fabulous Simon Says Stamp and you could soon be treating yourself to a whopping $25 shopping spree in store if you're this weeks challeneg winner!

Here's my final DT card...

This card uses an image from Kenny K, Madison Attitude. I coloured her with promarkers.
The pink cardstock has been embossed with my swiss dots folder and layered onto kraft cardstock which i've also used throughout the card. The 3 different papers are all from Nitwit Collections, which were freebies from a craft mag and have been sitting in my drawer waiting to be used.
The flowers and leaves were made using a mix of punches, the flowers finished with a crystal flat back gem.

There's more beautiful creations from the Saturdays on the blog, where you'll also see the brilliant card from Sarah-Louise, guest designer for May.
And remember, Sketch Saturday are having a DT call, so if you fancy being a 'Saturday' yourself, email Susie with your application. Further details can be found on the blog. Good luck! xx

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - special birthdays
Shopping our Stash - use 3 or more deigner papers
Charisma Cardz - pink and girlie
Crafty Catz - happy birthday

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend :)

Monday 7 May 2012

Gotta love Gus

I finished this card last night, i'm trying to get the cards I need for the next couple of months all done before I take my crafting break. The card is for my boss, Don, who turns 50 this month. The staff have all chipped in for a pressie, and I offered to make the card for us all to sign...

Don is a keen golfer, and is up for a laugh, so 'Gus Golf' from Bugaboo is perfect, not only is it a funny golfing image, but as it is digital, it means it can be resized to make a larger topper for a card that approx. 20 members of staff will be signing.
I coloured Gus with promarkers and sponged the sky behind him with bashful blue SU ink. I printed Gus out twice so that I could layer him onto the base image for a bit of dimension.
The sentiment is computer generated and coloured with pm's too.
The '50' is a hand cut 5, layered onto kraft, and the 0 is a punched circle which has been prodded with a ball tool to try to get a golfball look, Hmmm, not sure that I like it now, so I may make another ball using an embossing folder for a better effect.

EDIT: I have changed the '0' ball, I used a tiny bubbles embossing folder on a piece of white card before punching out the circle. I'm much happier with it now :)

Challenges i'm entering this card into:
Here Come The Boys - hobbies
Cute Card Thursday - one for the boys

Hope he likes it!

Saturday 5 May 2012

Susie's sketch

Sketch Saturday may be having some changes in the near future, but this week has the same format, is DT week, and it's the turn of Susie to provide the sketch, and a fab one it is too!'s my card...

We're sponsored this week by Kenny K, woohooo!
We were given images to use, I have used Allura Von D and have coloured her with promarkers.
The papers used are all by Echo Park from the collection called 'little girl'
all I did next was add silver mesh to the corners and gems to the left of the image.
I haven't added a sentiment yet, but it looks fab without one anyway.
Great sketch Susie! thank you xx

We're joined this month by Sarah-Louise, who has made such an amazing card to kick start her month as guest designer. Please go take a look on the blog, you'll see some beautiful cards made by The Saturdays, some of which are the last ones they have made as a member of the DT.

Thanks for looking, hope you have a great weekend and bank holiday, i'll be spending mine decorating!

Jo xx

Friday 4 May 2012

A crafty sabbatical

After many hours mulling it over, i've decided to take a little break from crafting for a while, it also means that with a heavy heart I have decided to step down from the running of Sketch Saturday.

I love that challenge blog, and I love all of the Saturdays that I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with over the past 4 years, and of course not forgetting all of the wonderful guest designers and fantastic sponsors that I've also gotten to know and respect. SS has also been truly blessed with the best, most talented challengers that are out there in Blogland, and long may it continue, because Sketch Saturday isn't closing *hooray!* it will be run by
Susie, Jen & Lizy! Wooohoooo! HUGE thanks go to those fabulous girls for saving SS from closing.

I will be leaving SS officially after next weeks challenge (#207)
In the meantime, Susie, Jen & Lizy will be settling in.
I can still be contacted regarding SS issues upto 12th May, but it may be a better idea to contact either of the girls direct if you need to ask anything regarding future challenges, of course I am happy to forward on your messages :)
I wish the girls all the best, and send them my love and thanks too xx

Thanks also go to all The Saturdays (past and present), the sponsors, guest designers and of course the challengers that have made Sketch Saturday a very special challenge blog.

Lots of love, Jo xx