Sunday, 13 November 2011

Happy birthday Dad

This is the card that I made for my FIL a few weeks ago. The result of a Friday evening in a hotel room with my Copic pens. I was away for the weekend on the brilliant Copicific retreat run by Wendy from Stamps and Memories and Dawny P, such a fun weekend with brilliant company and lots of lovely food and crafting. I went down the evening before, booked into my room, promptly re-arranged all the lighting in the room and coloured away!!! I was really pleased with the result, especially as I thought it would look like a woodpecker by the time I had finished with it!!

I am going to enter it into the following challenges:
Rubys Rainbow - Wings
Digital Tuesday - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Digital
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Digital Image
The Paper Variety - Family
DutchDare - Punch/dies

I have used a fabulous digi stamp by the Sketching Stamper
Sentiment is Personal Impressions
Coloured with Copic Sketch and Ciao pens
DP is Basic Grey
Martha Stewart Scallop punch
Nestibilities Square and Fleur de lys dies
Pearls and Card from stash
Glossy Accents

A close up!!

Hope you like it

Hugs Jo x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Back and have the bug!!

I cannot believe that my last blog was in June, sorry folks. Explanation, well I have just worked the longest and hardest 17 weeks notice ever, with a minor op for me and Mum having a heart attack in the middle of it. My first two weeks have been spent in a daze to be honest, I have been wandering around aimlessly wondering where to start but after planning a 21st birthday party for Charlotte my first major project was crafting!!!!! So here is her birthday card which I am going to enter into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T which is cute
High Hopes - Anything goes
Crafty Catz- Anything goes
Digital Tuesday - Anything goes

I decided on a book card because I really needed something to get my teeth into to wind down and am so pleased with the result I now want to make another one!!

This is front of the card, I have used the following:

Elmer Elephant a High Hopes Stamp
Image and Ribbon Coloured with Copics
Nestibilities Die Labels Twenty Two
Martha Stewart Punch
Papers are Nitwits Digi Jungle Too
Scattered Straw and PelePaint distress inks

Just to prove that I did make a book card!! Oh and I used a Hougie board for the concertina and the card box.

This is the inside left and I have used a Sqigglefly image by Crissy Armstrong, I just love her images. The leafy frond thing is from a Sizzlets die. The little pocket contained a cheque.

This is the right-hand side. I have used the following:
Elmer Elephant from High Hopes
Stretch the Giraffe from High Hopes
Monkey from High Hopes (hidden under the foliage
Jungle Background again High Hopes
and Baby Elephant Squiggle fly all coloured with copics
Martha Stewart edge punch

And here is a close up!!

I'm please to say Charlotte loved it and her complete set of Copic Ciaos, hope you like it too!!

Hugs Jo x