Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sassy's challenge - Happy birthday!

Here we are again with another creation!

As I was browsing a few different card blogs, I came across several webpages that inspired me to create today's card. The sketch comes from Truly Scrumptious which, as you might have noticed from some other creations of mine, I particularly like!

The image comes Sassy Cheryl's collection, Dance Partners which I think is really sweet and fun!

The sentiment is from Sentimental Sundays and I think it goes very well with the image.

The pink layer of paper underneath the image was created by simply colouring a piece of cream card (the same I used to print the image on) with the same colour I used for the little girl's dress (Promarkers pale pink to be precise!! lol). What a fab effect! And the same is for the flowers.... I really love the way that everything blends and matches together!

And with this card I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thank you for watching!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's day

It's this time of the year again... and fathers are really great after all!! :-) Especially our father, aka my hubby, as he looks after the kids so well and he's great support for me! But anyway, so here is our Father's day card:

I have loved this Phindy's image ever since the first time I saw it and I thought it was very cute for this very special occasion, as our dad loves gardening! :-)

The papers used as still from my new DCWV late purchase (I have been using quite a lot lately!!) and they are so soft and summery and I am more and more in love with them as time goes by..;-)

In this card too, then, I created my own flowers with the Stampin' Up! punch I got lately.

On the other side, I used 2 layers of ribbons which I believe complement the rest of the paper very well. I have a thing for dots....I don't know if you have noticed it...;-)

And, finally, thanks to Annika, I have this sentiment inside the card:

And that's how it all went!! :-)

And with this card I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thank you for looking!

Alice xxx

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another baby boy!

It must be in the air, but lately all my friends are having baby boys...! :-) And even the friends of friends!!! Hence the reason why I have been busy making baby boy's cards...;-)

As I said in my previous post, I have recently purchased some DCWV paper (Citrus) and, despite the fact that it is not specific for babies, it has some really nice papers in it with soft colours! So, the DCWV papers are the 2 top layers (the one underneath the image and the one with the ribbon around it). But recently I have also bought some October Afternoon (Ducks in a row) paper as I have seen so many lovely creations being made with it...! And the OA paper is the one underneath all the rest....;-P Isn't it just fab!!! And, may I add, just so delicate for a little baby's card....

The ribbons come from my local sewing shop and the little buttons on the bottom right are from Craty Buttons.

But let's get to the bit I like the most.... The handmade paper flowers on the left hand side!!! I have been looking at a few tutorials on YouTube about making flowers yourself with punches and I then came across this Stampin' Up! punch, which has complimentary stamps....WOW!!! You can stamp the flowers and then punch them out!!! I know you could simply cut them out by hand, but it would take a long time and I am not very good at cutting by hand...:-( So, when I had the opportunity to buy the punch and the stamps together, I grabbed it as fast as I could!!! lol!!! And these are the very first flowers I created with them....I guess, not too bad as a first attempt!! ;-)

And with this card I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

For all the teachers out there!

Oh yes....another year has gone... and my big baby is getting even bigger! And so, to celebrate the end of my son's first year at school and to thank the teacher for all her hard work, I decided to create this card for her from my son:

I have recently purchased some DCWV paper (Citrus) and I was dying to use it, so this was a great opportunity! I like the fact that the colours are fairly neutral, yet they give you a great sense of joy and summer time! I have also distressed all the papers, the image and the sentiment and I am really pleased with the overall result.

And with this card I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thank you for watching!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Little baby boy

Hello again!
The great thing about Ireland is that, no matter what, you always know somebody who is either pregnant, about to have a baby or just had one!! I love it!! :-) And so, here I am again to make a little baby card for a friend of mine:

My friend expressly asked me to put all different details on the front of the card (name, dob and weight) and so i did, but maybe i should have persuaded her to put some of that info inside the card, but maybe that's just personal taste.. ;-)

The stary blue paper in the background has been in my stash for a long time and i always fin it hard to use outside babys cards, so this was my perfect occasion! The airplane paper comes from DCVW Nana's collection. As for the hands/feet buttons and the ribbons, they come from this great company -Crafty Ribbons- that I discovered at a craft fair here in Dublin a few years ago!

And this is the inside of the card:

And with this card I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Here again...

It has been some time since I last posted here, as I have been extremely busy with the kids... :-( But all the same, I managed at last to put this little card together.... I have managed to put together some brand new paper I got a few weeks ago (the top layer with big flowers) and some very old paper that I have never used (the light pink layer).

And with this card I would like to enter these challenges:

Thank you for looking!!