Thursday, 29 May 2014

Daring Card Makers Origami

A lovely challenge for me to think about. I have done some origami before but a long time ago. This challenge from Daring Card makers made look at something simple to do.
I chose to make a fish. Turned out a little bigger than I wanted, so made a smaller one and one even smaller.
The back ground has been dry embossed and a little patterned paper at the bottom of the card.

Happy Crafting.
Caroline x

Freshly Made Sketches

Here we go with another card with the image I love so much.
This time I cut him out completely and attached him to a tag for the sketch given out on Freshly Made Sketches

Happy Crafting.
Caroline x

Mojo Monday Sketch

I just don't know where the time has gone. We are heading towards the weekend quickly and I find myself catching up with challenges.
So to start off the next few posts is Mojo Monday

Here is their sketch and the card has to be tall and skinny (unlike me!)

I have taken elements of this sketch and created this card.

I do love this image very much and it doesn't matter what colour I do him/her in.

Happy Crafting.
Caroline x

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

AAA Cards Chalk Board

Thanks to a lovely comment on my last post I have found a new challenge blog.
 AAA Cards Blog set a challenge each week.
This week it's chalk board.
I have made my chalk board with mount board inked up in black and a white stazon ink pad to add the chalk effect.
I have yet to think of how to pop it onto a card but as it is a tag I had to add ribbon. One pale pink, white and black to co ordinate with the chalk board.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Less is More.. Die Cut

I have been playing around with letter dies. I have made my friend a name plaque for her children.. 5 in total.
Over at Less is More  they are asking you to use die cuts on your creations. So my creations have letter dies on. It is shadow box letter die set.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Monday, 26 May 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 137

I do love sketches that I can work to and get inspiration from.
This week over at Freshly Made Sketches I have followed their sketch exactly.
Stamp is from Stampin Up! I have kept the colours a kind of vintage.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Friday, 23 May 2014

Happy Birthday

 A simple card for a birthday. This fits two challenges. Firstly Cute Card Thursday they are asking for just text.
So no other stamping either by hand or digitally.
Next is Mojo Monday where I have used their sketch as inspiration, as I turned it round and made the round a rectangle. So it is more inspirational than direct use of sketch.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Simply Best Wishes

Today I made a simple 4" square layered card.
A stamp set I had not used before from Stampin Up!
I used two colours on the image, some organza ribbon and foam pads to raise the tag.

This card is for two challenges. The Ribbon Girls where they are asking you to use lilac/purple and Daring Cardmakers as their challenge is 'light as a feather' although no feather on here I do have the birds.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Less is More 'Flowers'

Well it's that time again when Less is More has put up their next challenge.
A simple card, with lots of space and including flowers.
I love this blog full of ideas and challenges you to think.

Here is my card for this week. It is a small 4" square card.
All images from Stampin Up!

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch 344

Over at the challenge blog Mojo Monday there is their weekly sketch.

I have use balloon image from Stampin Up! along with one of their sentiments. The balloons I have paper pieced with pattern paper and edged in black.
I altered the sketch just a little but you can still see I followed the sketch.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x


Afternoon already on a day that I aimed to do lots of creating.
This challenge is for Papertake Weekly Pretty Pastels and sketch from Sweet Sketch Sunday 219 

Wedding card with a difference. 
Stampin Up! sentiment and background rollagraph. The image is from Cosy Cottage Designs

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Clean and Simple 292

Another challenge this time a sketch from Clean and Simple
The sentiment hearts and card all come from Stampin Up!

This is the sketch to work from.

And this is my creations using the sketch.

Happy crafting
Caroline x

Less is more 171.. one layer 'Thank You'

A single layer card meaning really stamp on the card or emboss straight onto the card... Scary!!
Well over at Less Is More they are asking you to do just that but also making it a Thank You card.
I have embossed squares then stamped the flower.
I have coloured the flower image with copic pens and the sentiment and image are from Stampin Up!

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Cute Card Thursday 'Paw Pals'

Well over at Cute Card Thursday they are asking for cards with 'Paws'
The card I have mad has paws of a different sort... a dino and he is on eggs
Love this image and always have fun colouring it.
The image is from Cosy Cottage Designs and although they may not be on the website they are available to buy. Just pop over an email on the get in touch page.

I have coloured the image with colic pens. Used a rollagraph from Stampin Up! and sentiment is one of their stamps too.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog... Anything goes

Sunday morning and spending the day catching up with challenges and just crafting.
I popped over to Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog and saw they run a monthly challenge.
This month they are giving you free reign and anything goes. 
Here is my paper piecing entry for them. A wedding card which is quite modern and using different papers I had lurking around.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Mojo Monday 344

Sketch this week from Mojo Monday had me thinking.
Apart from my paper piecing I tend to keep my cards simple.
Although the sketch is simple I still had to think of how I was going to produce a card.
It is slightly different from the sketch but still on same lines.

Here is this weeks sketch from them.

Here is my version of their sketch.
Stamps from Stampin Up! and I made design smaller and moved a couple of positions.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Sweetest Sunday Sketch 218

I have playing around with a sketch from The Sweetest Thing and have come up with something that is slightly altered from her sketch.
This is the sketch...

And below is my card. Stamps from Stampin Up!

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Monday, 5 May 2014

Clean and Simple sketch 291

Clean & Simple have a sketch that I had to think about.
It is very simple and took me a while to think what I could do.
I turned it round and made my card horizontal and hope that it still fits in with the sketch.
Also the requirement was patterned paper but I made mine with a candle stamp.

And here is the finished card.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Daring Cardmakers Colour Challenge

If you pop over to Daring Cardmakers you will see that it's their colour challenge.

These are their colours they have chosen for you to play with
I chose just the brown shades.
The card is simple as always and just uses a worded stamp as a background and butterfly dies from Stampin Up!

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Saturday, 3 May 2014

The Sweetest Thing sketch 217

Another card made. This one for The Sweetest Thing who have a sketch for you to do. I am cutting it fine with this entry as new sketch on Sunday.

Below is my card using the sketch design. I have used a beach stamp set which I think was free in a magazine a while back.
Cut out the waves by hand on dotty paper and coloured images with copic pens.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Less is More Colour Challenge

Over at Less Is More Challenge Blog they have a colour challenge. Either 3 colours on your card or 3 shades of same colour.
I have chosen blue and shades of. The stamp set I have chosen to use is Pocket Silhouettes from Stampin Up!

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Clean n Simple 290

Clean & Simple have a lovely simple sketch to work with and I have fallen in love with it. The stamps I used are from Stampin up!
I don't often use this size card now a days but will do using this sketch.


Here is my card using this sketch

Happy Crafting
Caroline x

Here comes summer

Hello again. Another challenge card. This time it's for Cute Card Thursday and they are asking you to create a summer theme card.
Here is mine done with paper piecing. A little sailing boat with some 3d elements and glossy accents.

Happy Crafting
Caroline x