Friday, 30 November 2007

B&W Xmas card

After Meayla set the Monday challenge of a B&W Xmas card the team got busy and that made it harder to come up with something different. However, yesterday morning I woke up with a design in my head of an acetate card with this tree floating in a circle of snowflakes... and this is nothing like it! Well, it sort of is: The Funky Fairy Merry Xmas design is printed on acetate and the tree (cut on craft robo from a design by Ikmabram on UK scrappers) is as I imagined it but I have added the white card inside and, after cutting my thumb badly yesterday, the snowflakes were too fiddly so this is a simpler version! I feel soooo frustrated as it is my right thumb I've cut and I'm really busy but guess it will be back to usable in a day or two. I absolutely love the B&W designs in the Merry Xmas set: They look beautiful on different colour card and are cheap to print too!

Local scenes

This may seem odd if you are not local to Finistére but these cards are so popular that I am waiting for 50 sheets (for 100 cards) to arrive from the printers! I have lots of advance orders and will sell the rest at the Expo I am doing Friday & Sat next week in St Yvi. They are each pyramid decoupage of St Yvi, Locmaria and the Ville Clos at Concarneau. All my designs: I took the photos, created the pyramid decoupage and the cards.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Funky Fairy goes French!

Fellow CT member Louise made a great card with mitts (shown as project on FF site) so I decided to do a French version and, after hubby said my mitts look like boxing gloves (!), I made a hat version too. Also a snowman for good measure. All papers are from the Colourful Xmas Daze collection. Square card blanks, snowflake punch and lilac ink pad are all docrafts.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

This week's Monday challenge

Andrea set a recipe for this week's challenge of 2 backing papers, 3 flowers, 2 brads, 1 piece of ribbon, 1 motif & 1 word so I threw those in a bowl, gave it a good stir with a dash of holographic glitter glue to hold the flowers, and this was the result:Nothing like the original idea I had but I like it!
As I'd started off with a totally different look, this one was made too:

All the papers, tags & the stocking are from the Funky Fairy Merry Christmas collection, which I love. Haven't even got started on some of my favourite designs yet so there will definitely be more to come. This last card looks really flat in the photo but is actually 3D and has holographic powder embossed on the top image and over the letters. Green & white card from The Papermill Shop (from whom I took a rather large delivery while in UK last weekend!) and brads, flower gems, embossing powder and holographic glue are all docrafts. Ribbon from my stash.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

And the winner is...

Sharron !
I know that might appear like I'm sucking up to teacher but I had to make a decision and I love that card. Lotty on docrafts forum also made a card with an undies and Ooh La La theme which I also love. Honestly think they were all great entries however Sharron gets awarded with the tag she designed herself: Well done Sharron.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Lilli goes French

I have used some Pink Petticoat 'Lilli' images with PP papers to make a couple of French cards.The background sparkle is from some 'luminescent' paint by Stamperia in Rose Gold with H2Os used for colouring the images. Also used some of the 10 (yes 10) spools of Heidi Swapp ribbon that have just arrived. 3 different ones, all in French and bought from USA! It is the red "C'est la vie" ribbon that I really love but will save that for another day when I can bear to cut it.

Some on the docrafts forum have joined in too with some great cards: Thread is here
So, come on the rest of you, let's see those French cards. Sharron has created a great tag for the winner so I can't wait to award it (mine not included of course).

Monday, 12 November 2007

The Monday Challenge

I have been really enjoying looking at other blogs lately. I am finding it hard to keep up feeling truly creative whilst being on a Xmas card production line. Half-term followed by a 5-day migraine didn't help! I am also setting up a crafty business here in France and it is sooooo different to UK: Just spent 3 days writing a business plan and most of that time was translating the questions! Unfortunately I have to wait until February for the 5-day compulsory course before I can go 'official'. Exciting as well though.

Anyway, talking of France, I decided that would be the challenge: To make a card with something French on it: It can be a French word or phrase or an image that is typically French. I don't think it is as hard as that might seem once you get thinking :D Please join in cos I can't wait to see what people do. Please leave a link to your blog or gallery so I can have a look and I will award some kind of cyber-prize (yet to be thought up) next Monday.

I am in UK and away from PC Weds to Sunday for the wedding so if you post and don't get a response from me, I will look at them all next Monday. Will also get a card made sometime today in amongst the orders.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Teddy Challenge

Monday's challenge from Natalie was to create a card with a teddy bear on. So, here is my first Rags card: Seriously cute decoupage bear created by Funky Fairy Sharron. I have been wanting to use this image (Rags 7) for a while so it was all the excuse I needed. The tree and spotty paper are also Funky Fairy and they are mounted on some holographic green paper and red card on a craft tonic square card. Holographic glitter glue is currently welded to my hand so you might spot a bit of that too!

I'll be setting a new challenge on Monday ... Watch this space!

Monday, 5 November 2007

The first 100...

As I've made over 100 Christmas/New Year/Winter cards now, I thought I'd give a viewing of some of them. Many designs and most materials derived from docrafts, Making Cards, Craft Creations, Lakeland and my own designs with Funky Fairy materials. Some are already sold; most of the rest, and many more, will go on sale at St Yvi to raise money for medical research (Telethon).
- slide show moved to front page -

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Food Challenge - Cupcake !

It's all been a bit of a rush as I have had my sister and Bro-in-law to stay for a few days but Louise set a challenge to make a card with an item of food as the focal point so I have used this Pink Petticoat cupcake image as mine. I decoupaged a slightly over-sized cupcake over the original and coloured it with gel pens, 3D pearly paints and a Papermania pearly pink adhesive stone. The backing paper is also a pearly pink although the flash has made it red in places. Papermania purple card with my hand-drawn edging and ribbons from my stash.