Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Pink Petticoat challenge

This card was made for a challange over on Pink Petticoat. We were to dress up our backgrounds, but I don't know if it's very visible here! I printed out two Pink Petticoat papers and added red glitter dots to the lower spotty paper. The ribbon is a freebie from www.shabbyprincess.com and the flowers is a freebie from Pink Petticoat - I 'painted' them with PVA and sprinkled coloured glitters over the flowers, leaves and vase. I doodled a black and white check frame for the image, to match the ribbon, and coloured the peel-off black to contrast with the paper.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Folded shirt-dress

This was created for a competition that asked for a card with folded paper. I had included the instructions for a folded shirt in my scrapbooking book I folded the shirt and added a 'pleated skirt' from concertina folded paper. I added a pearl necklace and ribbon belt, matted it and rubbed down a greeting.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Irish buttons

This was made for a competition which asked for a card showing your New Year resolution. I have a friend in Ireland who lost her husband last year, and I hope I can see her some time this year, so I chose to make an ornage and green 'Irish' card. These Irish-themed buttons are one of the many sets I won when my card was picked as the first prize winner in the Craftime category of the Cardmaking and Ppaercraft Cardmaker of the Year competition. I have a tin box full of them now, so I'm not short of inspiration! The background paper is a Papermania one, which clever combines orange with a hint of green, and I always like adding ribbon to my cards.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Fairy Wishes

This was my entry for a competition asking for fairy or dragon cards. The fairy is actually a princess from the Princesses stamp set by www.kirstenlappingdesigns.com. The wings are made from the butterfly from the same set, stamped and embossed onto vellum. Both the princess and the wings have been glittered with Kirsten's very fine purple glitter. The greeting is from a set of Anita's peel-offs - most were 'good luck' but I thought this made the perfect greeting from a fairy. I colured it green, and the stars purple, with peel-off pens, and mounted everything on a background of paper remnants.