I have become moderator for PCJ in their cardmaking forum. And have just drawn and uploaded my 1st ever card sketch. ;) :) Big things are unveiling this weekend - shhh, it's all a secret. LOL Pop over and see what is being unveiled.!!!!
Here is my sketch and my example (no, winnings for doing this, just the pleasure of completing another sketch) LOL
I have altered an album I bought the other day for my ATC's. :) I stamped the flower image all over and painted, used the same techinque for the inset panel, used chipboard letters which I painted also. Added ribbon and stars as embelli's - just to page through now and enjoy my collection. :) :)
current challenge is to re-use plastic on your card.
I have used the plastic CD you get when you buy a spindle of CDs. I used alcohol inks on it and also on the actual card itself so it all tied in and when you open up the card it is all the same design. ;) :) Cut the card rounded at the top, stamped on plastic cd and finished off with flower, jewels and ribbons. :) :)
This view is from the top looking into card to try and show the same inked effect on the inside. ;) :)
Here is a card i started making back in N.Ireland but had to finish off back here at home.
It is my mum's mother's day card. Used a huge flower and dragonfly so she can see it well (she is partially sighted). Think I got the greeting big enough for her too. :) :) I used a paper doily and chalked the flowers around the border.
This week again over at Tjc I am setting the daily Inchie Challenge ( poor Traci is up to eyes, so it's just a wee favour to help out) :) Why don't you pop over and join in the Inchie Fun, it's only meant to be a quickie challenge - hence the 1" square. ;)
Today's challenge is - A STITCH IN TIME..
Here is my example......... I used this beautiful wee stamp the lovely Marlou gave me along with another stamp as a gift when I met her a couple of weeks ago - soo sweet, isn't she. :) :) Then I stitched and coloured it.
..My wonderful sister Joani made me this beautiful booklet to say 'Goodbye' to me because I am leaving to go back Dorset tomorrow. It also enclosed a little gift of a gold heart and chain pendant. :) She had it secretly tucked into the pretty purple vellum envelope on the back page of the booklet. :):)
..is the current challenge over at Caardvarks. This suited me so well because before I left Dorset to come to N.Ireland I made a card for my DH's neice who was expecting identical twin boys. :) She gave birth to them while I'm still in N.Ireland - but me being very clever LOL, emailed the piccies of the cards to my sis Joani so that I could post them up :) :) (good thinking, eh!) LOL.
Here is the card, it has the outside front view first, then the outside back view and then the inside front view then lastly the inside back view. I made it double-sided, one side each for each babe. I used DCVW papers and lots of die-cut embellishments, stickers inks etc. I kept the time, date and names of babes free for the new mum and dad to fill in. :) :)
Here is my 2nd challenge set by the lovely Juliet..... Well it had to be a Valentines card didn't it? I know some of you have already made one, but make him another - you know he's worth it!! The card must include the word 'love' and must have at least one heart on it. Extra points for real stitching. Extra points for using a bird on your card.
Round 2 challenge is set by the lovely Juliet and it is to :- Alter a food container into something useful. Could be a coffee jar, tin, take away carton, pizza box -anything which you can recycle into something useful, but it's original purpose must have been to hold food. Extra points for hand doodling. ..................................................................................... I have used a Laughing Cow Triangle Cheese box and altered it into a jewellery box. :) I used red velvet to cover box inside and out and lid. Used sponge inside too to lay jewellery on. Used ribbon and braiding, old jewellery and mini square tiles to decorate. Also used 3d paint for my doodling. I am pretty pleased with the result and it does look plush in real life. :) :)