Sunday, 18 October 2009

Crafty Creations, Creative Inspirations & Just Us Girls Challenges

Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying a crafty weekend! This is taking me an age to type as can't type with my left index finger as I managed to slice through it with my guillotine whilst making the last card on this post!!! I've been thinking of buying a new guillotine as it sometimes has trouble cutting through paper- but no trouble cutting my finger it seems which is substantially thicker!!! It really hurts! Owwww!

Anyway on to my first card which is for the Crafty Creations Challenge who's theme this week is blue. I had another go with my new Papermania stamp and I'm much happier with this card. I stamped on white card twice and cut round all the ornaments and left aside. The main image I stippled around using some shades of blue and silver inks. I then added Platinum Stickles in various places to add highlights. The paper is also from Papermania. When I'd assembled the card together, I then stuck on the cut out baubles and attached with 3D foam pads and added some hot fix crystals around the sentiment.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Papermania); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; Platinum Stickles; Hot fix crystals (London Bead Co); Inks

Here is a little close up so you can see the decoupage a bit clearer.

My second card is for Creative Inspirations Challenge who's challenge is to make a Christmas card. I used my Stampology stamp and embossed it with red powder. The paper is by Papermania- I thought I'd go for a ripped look with this card! The sentiment is embossed with white powder.

Crafty stash used: Stamps (Stampology, See D's); Paper (Papermania); Assorted cardstock; White and red embossing powders; Ribbon (recycled); Brad (Papermania?)

Onto my last card which is for a new challenge blog I've found called Just Us Girls. It's a colour theme of aqua, red and cream. I'm not entirely happy with this card, I'm not sure why, but as I was one finger short for most of it and in pain, it's not too bad!! The stamp is Papermania, all papers are by Making Memories. The flower gem on the tree is recycled and was pink but I coloured with a red copic pen to match.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Papermania); Papers (Making Memories); Punches (EK Success, Martha Stewart); Gems (Lakeland); Ribbon & flower gem (recycled); Copics

Hope you've enjoyed popping by today- hope to see you again soon! x


strawberry fields said...

Love, love, love these....especially the top and bottom ones! Gorgeous...hope your finger recovers...ow!

mckinkle said...

Wow, what a gorgeous selection, your xmas preparations are so putting me to shame!
I really adore the christmas cheer card, the image is fab!
Keryn x

LOUISE said...

Hi Steph, fab cards, love them all. They are all very elegant and traditional. Love them. Thanks for also joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge, and sorry to hear about your finger, hope it gets better soon! Lou x

cats whiskers said...

OMG these are just beautiful stunning classy and elegant cards, can you guess I really like them
Hugs Jacqui x

Sarita said...

Such a fantastic collection of Christmas creations Steph..a real feast for the eyes!
So sorry to hear about your made me wince just reading about it! Hope it gets better soon,
Love sarita xx

Hels said...

Totally stunning cards...wish I was on your Christmas card list :O))