Hi all!
I made this card for a supporter of Argyle so it is was the perfect chance to combine a male sports cards with spots and circles.

I made my papers using Craft Artist and colour matched to the Argyle logo.

I used a Lili of the Valley digi but recoloured the shirt with promarkers and did the background and football with distress inks.

This is the base when the card is opened up.

This is the back of the card.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday For the boys
Dude Time Doodles –  masculine , sports
Fab ‘n’ Funky – celebrate maleness
Crafty Sentiments – Spots or Stripes
Whimsy Inspiration – spots and dots
Do You Stack Up?Circles
Lili’s Little FairiesAnything goes
Birthday card for hubby

Birthday card for hubby

Not got much time to post this while hubby not about so sorry that this is heavy on photos and light on text!!

I decided on a squirrel theme! A lot of the elements were from the Nitwits Go Nuts collection although I made the hearts papers.

The digi is from Sylvia Zett and is coloured with Promarkers. I used clear ink and turquoise Perfect Pearls on the background to the image. One of the layers is brown funky foam with glitter spray on it which I mounted with foam pads.

The heart embellishment is a velvet button painted with blue pearlescent ink.

My sentiment is in a font which has little squirrels on it!! The leaf and heart embellishments are from stash. The sentiment is mounted on glittered funky foam on foam pads.
If you lift up the easel there is a little squirrel waving at you!!

This shows the easel effect!

This is the back of the card using the heart paper I made.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Some odd girls- easel cards
Here come the boys- for the man in your life
Nettie G’s Digital challenge- Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations- One for the lads

A special sparkly birthday

A special sparkly birthday

I was asked to make this based on another card that I did but I’ve tried a couple of new ideas and techniques to make it even more special! I’m adding lots of pictures as it won’t be staying with me for long! Despite all the photos and most of the card being covered with perfect pearls I don’t seem to have caught the shimmer and sparkle with my camera.

 As you can see this is an easel card for a very special birthday.

I used distress inks and pink perfect pearls around the scalloped edges of my card blank. I then used the same effect on the lilac card. I used my MS butterfly border punch at the top of the card. I then took some small butterflies that I’d punched out and coloured them by dipping them onto pink and purple alcohol inks placed on my craft mat. I tilted the edges up and glued them to the top.

On the base of the card I coloured the edges of the lilac card and papers with distress inks and pink perfect pearls. I tried a new technique to colour my lace with purple and pink pearlescent ink. I then added pearls into a swirl pattern. I added flowers from WOC.

TIP: you can colour embellishments and ribbons using the following technique- put small pools of glimmer mist, pearlescent ink or alcohol ink onto a silicone or glass mat. Using tweezers dip the embellishment or ribbon into the ink. If there are any gaps when you are finished then used the inks as a pallete and brush them onto any areas that have been missed. This can help you to match up colours on your card and also adds some shimmer!

 I punched the butterflies with a MS punch. I coloured them by dipping them in pink and purple peralescent ink. I also added some texture to them by adding some perfect pearls in embossing powder in places. I coloured small pearls with Promarkers and placed then in the centre of the butterflies.
I also made my first decorative pin. I took a flower pin left over from my wedding (Miachel Dark) and threaded pearl and snowball beads along it. I then bent is to become more of a swirl.

I’ve added paper to the back of the card and I have another piece of card ready for a personalised message to be stuck here.

I used a single lily digi to make the frame and add my Wee Stamps digi on Craft Artist. The image was coloured with Promarkers. I added some WOC flowers to the frame and sentiment. I used corners from WOC and stickled the edges.  I dabbed clear ink over this and added shimmer with pink Perfect pearls.

This is the base with card when open. I hope the recipient feels it is special! I need to make a box for it too.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Charisma cardz- lace and pearls
2 sisters challenge- let it sparkle
Digital Tuesday challenge- sparkle and shine
Patties Creations challenge- burthday or thanksgiving
Crafting when we can- female birthday
Top Tip Tuesday- More than 1 fold (OMG- check out the amazing DT cards here!!)
More than favors- birthday
Southern girls challenge embellishment bingo- lace, 3 patterned papers and glitter
Just some lines tic tac toe. Two lines!! Punch, digi, glitter. Punch, lace flower.

Starry starry night!

Starry starry night!

Here is my first attempt at a fancy easel card- I made up the folding bit to get my star further back so my characters could look at it!!

I was trying to use up some of my freebies from magazines and my stash. I designed and printed out my star of wonder, coloured it with Pormarkers and stickled it. I mounted the star and my characters on matching paper.  I added a star gem as well. I used glitter foam and cut a band and star to hold the easels in place. I designed and printed my sentiment.

This was part of a free decoupage kit but the colouring was very pale so I coloured over the top with Promarkers!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges
Sentimental Sundays- fancy folds
Passion for Promarkers- stars
Anything Goes Challenge- to the letter
Crafting when we can- Christmas
I did it creatiions- animal card challenge

First easel card

First easel card

Thanks to the inspiration of those over on MSE I have attempted my first easel card.

Free Humphrey’s Corner stamp with magazine coloured with Promarkers and aqua glitter glue.
Papers, gemstones and ribbons from stash.
Let it Snow LOTV sentiment on corrugated red card from stash.

I would like to enter this for:-
Ladybugs challenge- fall and/or folds
Anything Challenge
Celebrate the Occasion- using ribbon
Creative Card Crew- Easel card challenge
Top Tip Tuesday- ribbons
Incy Wincy Designs- fancy folds