Monday, February 23, 2009

Card making frenzie...

Hiya, hope you all had a lovely weekend! Me, well I'm on me hols (well off work) so had to do a bit of crafting. I've been pretty busy doing cards, so thought I'd share some with you. I have to warn you this is gonna be a pretty long post! Last week I did a little card wallet for Louby, and I didn't want to put it on my blog until I knew that it had arrived at it's destination! I'm going to enter it in the Sugar Bowl challenge, where you only have to use one designer paper. I've used my other new Leanne Ellis stamp from Funky Kits. I think this one has to be my fav of the two I have...


I've done a close up of the image so that you can see the glossy hearts...


The paper is from the Creative Tones (Amethyst) pad by Papermania, flower also Papermania.

My second card is for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is "Signs of Spring", and also Friday Sketchers as I've used the fab sketch this week...


The image is Penny Black, paper is from Clover (had this ages) and the sentiment is also a stamp from Penny Black. I had a real fight on my hands as I decided to actually stitch the flower buttons to the card, don't ask (to start with I couldn't thread the needle) argh!

I also thought I'd join in with the Secret Crafter challenge this week, here's my card using the lovely sketch from Jill...


Stamp is Sugar Nellie, paper is from Dovecraft. Used Nesties as frame for Nellie to sit in. Poor Nellie, I think her hair is a bit too orange, but I used my brush markers straight onto the card and to be honest couldn't be bothered to do it again (well she's different eh?). The flowers were kindly sent to me by Denise, the sentiment is Woodware.

Last card (finally) is for the Spoonfull of Sugar challenge which is a simple but effective sketch by Debbie...


The stamp is Sugar Nellie Hamish with toy tractor, sentiment stamp is Penny Black, papers are Basic Grey "Archaic" (I love these natural tones), can't remember make of ribbon soz! I've added faux stitching as a border, and also a little detail in the corner. The inside has a doubled-sided verse but I haven't got a photo of that.

Well that's all the cards, and as I'm flying over to the UK tomorrow I shall have to wish you all farewell for the next week or so as I'll be spending time with my family! And I might just get a bit of crafty shopping done while I'm there lol! Take care and thanks for popping by xx

10 comments:

tiggertastic said...

Beautiful work, I just love the purples in your first card ant he image is painted amazingly

Sarah x

Gayle said...

Hi Shelly
Gorgeous cards! You have been busy!
Thanks for getting sticky in The Sugar Bowl!
Sugar Mama x

Glitter Monkey said...

WOW you sure have enjoyed your holiday being so creating and making these gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn ♥

Louby said...

Hi Shelly, you have been busy, I take it my folder hasn't turned up with you yet- getting worried now. I do hope it turns up soon. A lovely lot of cards you've done - I'm quite jealous- I can't get away to the loft at the mo as hubby is on a late shift. Fingers crossed it arrives soon
Louby x

joey said...

Hi Shelly, I dont know where to start, these are all truly stunning cards. I adore the soft spring colours you have used, I love the papers you match with images you get a fabulous combo. fabulous work. joey.x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous cards, you have certainly been a busy bee while on you hols. Hope you have a fab trip over here and get lots of fabby goodies.
Lyndsey xx

Tracy said...

wow you have been busy and stunning cards to, love the first one the stamp and colours are gorgeous.
have a great time with your family
Tracy x

debby4000 said...

WOW you've been busy, gorgeous cards each one is perfect.

Jill said...

ohh Shelly they are all gorgeous thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

DebsCraft said...

Wonderful work! Love your cards :)

I've posted your pressie for you over on my blog:

http://bloggerblogbackgrounds.blogspot.com/2009/02/suzanne-woolcott-bunny-bear-critters.html

Let me know when you have it saved sweetie, thanks ♥

Debs x