Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Pink Petticoat Valentine's card

I've made this Valentine's card to give to my DD. I used a Pink Petticoat image, coloured with Promarkers, and mounted on papers from a very old card kit I used to get. I've challenged myself to start using up some of these old kits to make way for new stuff! The paper colours match the Promarkers better in real life than they appear to in the photo. I've played with the image in  Serif Craft Artist to isolate it from the rest of the images on the sheet and to enlarge it, then added my own sentiment.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog:  one or more hearts
Charisma Cardz Challenges: pretty in pink
Crafty Catz Challenge: things with wings
The Crafty Pad: show some Valentine/anniversary love

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

I've won!!

Whooohoooo! I've just spotted that I've won an absolutely fantastic prize from The Ribbon Girl over at Papertake Weekly for my paper pieced shoe card. I'm so pleased as I love The Ribbon Girl and the prize is very generous.

Thanks ladies x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Pink Petticoat paper pieced shoe

I really love these Pink Petticoat digi images. This one has been manipulated a bit in Serif Craft Artist, to enlarge it and rotate it, so that it is suitable for an A5 card, and it gave me more space to paper piece the image.The text was also done in Craft Artist. I did a little colouring with Promarkers too.
I am entering this card in to the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: buttons, bows, bling and blooms
Our Creative Corner: paper piecing with a twist

Thursday, 12 January 2012

My first Pink Petticoat card

I'm continuing to dip my toes in the digital waters, and after seeing Katina's wonderful cards on her blog, and finding out that Pink Petticoat had a sale on, I immediately rushed on over and bought a few bits and pieces. I've made three cards so far, two like this and another I'll share at a later date. I used Serif Craft Artist to rub out the 'for my' part of the sentiment and replaced it with 'for our'.
The sets I used from Pink Petticoat are the Mini Diva Doodles and Perfect Papers. My absolute favourite paper from this set has to be the white polka dot on a distressed black background. I can see me using this a lot. I love pink and black together. I also used seam binding from The Ribbon Girl which I ruffled, and my favourite scalloped edged cards from Craftwork Cards, which I must have used hundreds of times now, but keep going back to because they are just so good for girly cards. I've added lots and lots of glitter as these images are made to be blinged.
I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
CES Challenge Blog: anything goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Happy birthday
Craft and Me Challenges: anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers: no floral embellishments
Ladybug Crafts Ink: use our new stash
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges: here come the girls