Friday, 24 April 2009

blog candy alert

Debbie has an amazing blog candy up for grabs until 30th April. Even if you're reading this after the deadline still go & visit as her blog is amazing.

As to my own blogs, nothing much happening with challenge cards here as I'm having fun making samples for my first SU party. I've added a few cards to my su blog and to my scal blog.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Breaking news.

I've just made the decision to sign up with Stampin Up to become a demonstrator. It's going to take a couple of weeks to organise, if I'm accepted that is lol. Woohoo can't wait.

Now this blog is already a wee bit chaotic with my stencil work, scal, tutorials and challenge cards so I'm going to start seperating things a bit. I'd already been toying with the idea and have got the addresses ready

This one will be primarily for my challenge cards and anything that doesnt really fit with the other blogs but there's going to be a fair amount of crossover seeing as I like to mix things up. is where I'll be keeping everyone up to date with my stampin up creations. is going to be for my stencil embossing is for my cricut & scal work. As and when I get time I will be making more tutorials and putting some of my .svg files for sale.

It's going to be a bit of a job to get the blogs up together properly with plenty of links and pretties so don't expect anything really fancy for a few weeks or so.

Have a nice day everyone, I sure am lol.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Series of mistakes

This was made using a sketch of Charisma Cardz challenge and is a perfect example of why everyone should make charts of copics blended together. It doesn't look too bad at this size but in real life the rv000 use to blend the pinks has developed overnight into what looks like greasy marks instead of nicely shaded colouring. Bildmilarna stamped image with memento ink on bristol board coloured with dress rv000, r85, rv21. Hair e35, e31 & e53, Green flower yg11 yg41 & g21. with y00 & y21 for the centre of the flower. B00 for the trim of the dress.

Mustard yellow white core card embossed with birds & vines bug folder before being sanded back. Paper is from dcwv Blossoms & Butterflies but as I stuck it down I forgot I should have been sticking it to some green card not straight to the white core card.

Mistake 3 is the flower. I used psp & scal to cut the flower in 2 parts before shaping with a large ball tool. The sides of the cutaway layer didnt take the shaping very well and with hindsight it doesnt work, not the shape, size or colour.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Friday sketchers 46

Not too sure about this one, no matter what embellies I added it just didn't work but looked bare without.

Layout is Friday Sketchers, papers from PaperSalon, Gorjuss girl stamp from Sugar Nellie coloured with copics and promarkers.

The mat & layer were designed in PSP then cut with the cricut & scal. Sadly the blade went blunt mid cut and it was the last of my chocolate brown card so I had to finish cutting by hand.

Bit of lace from Ribbonbox, prima flower and a pb sentiment.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

No peeking

If your name is Alex or Sara.......

Just a little something to say thankyou to Alex. One of the new gorjuss girls, stamped with memento ink onto bristol board and coloured with polychromo pencils. There are 5 different browns to her hair and the dress is rose carmine. Scalloped mat cut with the cricut.
Papers from a docrafts goodie bag and a couple of my crocheted flowers. I used a 2mm hook and quilters thread, never again!! Talk about squiffy eyes.

This is also for Alex and was cut on the cricut. Tildas tulip stamp and a few of the butterflies from the spring stamp kit. F&C watercolour pencils, rose carmine, light magenta, madder lake, juniper green & chromium green opaque.

It's Saras birthday on Sunday and along with a couple of ladies from the docrafts forum we're off to a Stampin Up demo. I've used my most precious CraftWork Cards papers on her card and she'd better appreciate the sacrifice I made by cutting them!!
A bildmalarna stamped image coloured with f&c watercolour pencils. The bottom corner is a new Anya style stencil dry embossed then cut away.
Pink organza ribbon with some gems and a sentiment that came with the papers.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Back to basics Challenge.

Here we go, Back to Basics Challenge.

I'd like to see cards made without using dedicated card making/scrapbooking supplies. Any technique or style is fine and the deadline is midnight 30th March gmt.

Banned items include, any diecuts, punches or cuttlebug embossed paper, craft cds, printed craft/scrapbooking papers inc 3d decoupage, prima style flowers, fancy brads/eyelets (plain are fine). No ready made toppers or dedicated cardmaking embellies. I'm not going to get all pernicity about it, this is to show just how much we don't need to rely on ready made and expensive.

Some people are starting to panic thinking if I can't use that what can I use... Any stamp, template or stencil. Plain card, vellum, tissue, crepe paper, wall paper, wrapping paper, sweetie foils are acceptable. Any colouring medium is fine, remember you can use them to make your own decortative papers... Ribbon, buttons, bows, threads, raffia, string, pins, beads & general haberdashery trim is fine.

Now for prize, I'll draw 2 names, 1 from here, the other from the Docraft forum and each person will get a mini tote from All My Memories. I've shown a picture of mine stuffed with my essentials so you can see how sweet they are. Sorry the contents arent included but I will put in a few nice things.

Links direct to your entry please and you must leave a link on your blog to this challenge. For those who don't have blogs you can either email them to me at playingwithpaper at googlemail . com (leave out spaces) or upload them to the docrafts forum. Any questions just email or pm me.

Have fun.