Sunday, 7 August 2011

Being Rather Creative Today For Me

Yesterday was horrid here as it never stopped raining down all day and they have forecast more here today in Sunderland along with thunderstorms and my son and I are taking my eldest daughter half way home today to be picked by her husband, so hope it don't start until we get back home. It has been her last day of her holidays here today and we shall be sad to see her go home as we have enjoyed having her here. Also today we are celebrating youngest daughters 19th birthday so its cards, pressies, cake and candles before everyone departs today, that's if of course she gets up this morning as she was at work until 5.30am!
Here is my first card for today and it is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I have been quite creative for this one and its a rocking type of card. So I covered my entire card with some lovely yellow paper with a pale green leaf design. Then I have taken my image of these two cute hedgehogs on their flowerpots, cut it out and have glued it onto a die cut shape with a pale green base. Then I have taken some thin green and white gingham ribbon and threaded it through the die cut shape and fastened it into a bow at the top. To finish it off I have added some small gold roses and some cherry blossom flowers and leaves. I am really pleased at how this card has turned out today must have had a brainstorm at some point this afternoon.
My second card  is for two challenges and they are Allsorts Challenge which Main Card Colour Red and Totally Papercraft Challenge which was Holidays. So my card base is red card and then have made it up using various sources of red. I have added red and white lace to the top and bottom, added some red gingham paper then a cute Molly Bloom image of Santa and mat and layered him on some more red paper and added some faux stitching around edge of the image. I have used Pro-markers once again. I have added a die cut under the stamped image, added some red flowers from Prima and the centres are candi dots. To finish it off have added a sentiment and a red snowflake brad. Of course the theme is Christmas Holiday, so another Christmas card made for my stash.
Well here is my final card for  today and its for four challenges this week! First it is for Just Magnolia which this week is Anythings Goes with glitter option, Sassy Studios Design which was sentiment on the front of your card, Cute Card Thursday which was No Designer Paper and finally Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which was Black and White. So have taken this cute image of Magnolia and sat her on some steps, coloured her using Pro-markers and added some Stickle Glitter to her wings. I have used no papers just black and white card and a white doily as my base added some white ribbon to the side, some candi stuff to the top corner again white and then finished it off with a cute sentiment. I hope you  like my take on this card, as my elder daughter who was crafting with me this afternoon said my image of Magnolia  looked like a prisoner!


Basslady said...

fantastic creatons!

really fun to look at!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

misteejay said...

Lovely collection of cards. I think the B&W Tilda looks cute.

Toni xx

Jill said...

Great christmas card!
Love the santa image :)
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts for this weeks red challenge and good luck!
Big hugs

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Arline and such lovely individual designs...your layouts and colourwork are fabulous :) Donna x

Mummylade said...

what a fabulous collection of projects! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Arline, fabulous creation and great use of the black and white, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Julie said...

All of your cards are just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

Arline said...

Fab cards! Still think Tilda looks like she is in prison though...;) Lol!xx

kath said...

beautiful card darcy..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Faye said...

Oh wow. These three are all lovely. My fav is the first, what a super doop colour combo. xxx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one adorable card, its just perfect for our challenge this week,
Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 146 Black & White Only
I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Curlybear said...

Oh and thank you so much for becoming a follower and posting my candy,
have a fabulous evening
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Sara said...

They are all so cute! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

Pauline C said...

Fab set of cards Darcy. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Pauline x