Monday, August 24, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Well I've even surprised myself this weekend with the amount of cards I've managed to get done! I think it's because I know I'm soon due to go back to work so all time is precious! I've completely thrown myself into the crafting over the last few days, I only hope this won't be the last time I'll have a chance for a while! I've had a right good play with my Pro Markers! And as I haven't entered many challenges lately, I've tried to cram a few of those in too...

Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge - 3D



Ok the first of my cards is for the Just Magnolia Challenge, this month it's to do a 3D card. I've gone with this image as it reminds me of summer (we have lots of sunflower fields here during the summer) and I'm hanging onto summer for dear life! I have to say I love the effect 3D gives, but despite being a patient person I just couldn't do lots of 3D cards as the cutting out would drive me up the wall. I hold my hat off to those people who make lots of these gorgeous creations (Debby4000 springs to mind, she's a real expert). This next pic shows Tilda in all her 3D glory...



The Sugar Bowl Challenge - Judy's Sketch


The next card is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge, it's a fab sketch by Judy. I've turned the sketch on it's side to accomodate my image, hope this is ok. The stamp is of course a Sugar Nellie, from Funky Kits. I've had it a little while now but alas had never inked it up - shame! So, as I'm a sucker for cute kitties I just had to use this one. The papers are Basic Grey Boxer (I think), the sentiment is from Clare Curd Clear Sentiments. An extra requirement on this challenge was to use hand made flowers, so I've tried my hand at that and actually quite like the effect...



A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Travel


My final card for the day is for A Spoon Full Of Sugar challenge, Travel is the theme. I made it for my BIL who is moving house, it's a Stampin' Up image (RAK from Vicki - thanks hun). I've kept this really plain and simple, hope he likes it...


Well, that's all for now on the card front, but I have one or two in mind for this week to do so I'll be back soon! Take care and thanks for popping by!


7 comments:

pescbrico said...

Your first card is simply stunning!!! I really love the way you used that Magnolia stamp and the backgroud paper you choose is just perfect with your coloring!!!

CraftyC said...

These are all gorgeous Shelly, love the 1st card!
Clairex

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous trio of cards. I really love the Tilda image and she looks brillant decoupaged up, not sure if I would have the patience though. Love the cute SN image with the little kitty on and the moving home card is simple but fabulous.
Lyndsey xx

Kathy said...

Fabulous card Shelly!! I came to see the Sugar Nellie card and I get to look at three!! So pretty!!
I really love your interpretation of Judy's sketch and this image is so cute!! Don't think I have seen this one yet! Nice job with the challenge :)Kathy

Lilian said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your coloring! Thanks for joining the SB challenge and hope to see you in the next one too! Have a great day!

Annie said...

you have made some gorgeous cards and all with great colouring and details. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment.
hugs, annie x

Mina said...

wow stunning cards Shelly...beautiful colouring...thanks for joining in with Just Magnolias Monthly challenge
Mina xxx