Wednesday, 26 August 2009

So many challenges

and just not enough time.

I've only been surfing the papercrafting blogs for a few weeks but I've come across so many great and inspirational challenges but I just don't seem to be able to keep up with them. I must need more practise, lots more crafting time, thats what I need.

Nevertheless I have noticed that I have all ready made acouple of cards that could be entered into a challenge first this Popcorn Bear Christmas card for the Allsorts Challenge. The challenge was to follow the sketch and tear somewhere on the card.

For the next challenge I'm entering this card into the Cupcake Challenge, the challenge a shape card anything goes but square. I made this one for my friends daughters first birthday.

Thank you for taking the time to come and take a look.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Terrible weather, great crafting

What awful weather we've had to day, it's been so dark and wet. The poor children haven't been able to go out much today but they've been really good and kept their self's entertained one way or another which gave me the chance to make some cards.
I spent a lot of time over the weekend trying out different ways to colour in stamps, pencils, watercolour pencils, inks, my whisper pens I just couldn't get it right. I even went to our local craft store to find something I could use and I came across those wonderful makers you all rave on about but one, my budget really couldn't stretch that far at the moment and two, I didn't really get on with them when I tried them in the shop. Anyway what I'm saying is I think it will be a while before I'm a stamping queen like oodles of you are.
So I guess this means I'll have to make do and use all my old stuff I still have from when I use to make cards a few years ago.
I did purchase the new Popcorn Bear Christmas cd and the Candy doodles cd from Polka Doodles which hopefully will give me some new inspiration.
Ok here's my efforts from today.

First a few of cards made with elements from the Popcorn cd

My first attempt at a swing card

This next card was made from the Marvel set I also purchase not long ago, it's great for boys and men alike.

This one I made with just some stuff from my stash

That's me done for now so thanks for coming by a taking a look.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Something Sweet

Hello everyone and welcome to my new blog where I would like to share with you my paper craft creations.

What a great time to start paper crafting, I've been blog browsing for a few days and have come across a huge amount of wonderful paper craft blogs and lucky for me there are lots of exciting things going on. There's lots and lots of give aways and heaps of challenges with the chance to win some great stuff.

Today I'm sharing with you my first card which is my entry for the Cupcake Challenge this is a fantastic time to join in the challenge as it's there 1st birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY CCC!. As well as the challenge this week they are doing a blog hop and each of the design team have a give away up for grabs I had a great time hoping and found lots more blogs to follow.

The challenge this week is Something Sweet. I've given it my best shot but I can see that I really need to update and increase my paper crafting stash.

The image and backing papers are all from my Country Cottage doodles CD from Paper craft world.

Thank you for taking the time to come and see me and my creations, hope to see you soon with my next challenge.