Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sketch Tilda with Koala

I adore this sketch. I originally found it in a Challenge over in the Docrafts Forum.
Here is my creation for it. I have changed it ever so slightly by moving the three dots down and removed the line running through the image box.

I have used:
2x My Minds Eye, Paris and Co card pack
1x My Minds Eye, Complete Boy paper pack [brown matting]
1x First Edition Paper, Desert Blooms [Green floral backing]
1x Kanban, Sentiment stamp
1x Magnolia, Koala Hugs Tilda stamp
3x Gold mirror, card candi
8x Promarkers

Entered for:
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Fat Pages with Attitude - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Charity Cards and Accessories

There are so many charities that do fantastic things but how do you choose the right one?

Even a small amount of money can help towards a charity so why not share it out!

I have/had a poll on our Facebook page asking which Charity I should raise money for, leading at the moment is Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK and have made some phone charms for these charities, I hope to make them more creative and get more resources so stay tuned!

Good News is I have been able to raise a little through these so far.

I also think supporting Local Charities should be a priority, so I have donated 54 of my first cards to help raise money for the local scouts. 

Also for Cancer Research you can pick up some empty card bags with Cancer Research £1 Written on the top banner, A6 In size at your local Cancer Research Store. The only rules are that it must be A6 In size, with envelope and be blank inside. All money for it goes to charity, brilliant cause if you love making cards and have no space to keep them!
Here are just a couple that will be on there way to our local store next week.

You can all do your bit for charity, it doesn't have to be a fortune, using left over scraps to create something will help, even selling your old unwanted items and raising money. Or just giving your unwanted stuff to charity shops. Those who cannot donate in that way, just watching the adverts or spreading the word helps a great deal!

FREEBIE Digi Stamp in support of cancer over at Saturated Canary Beautiful image to colour with such meaning.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Thank You

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have ever sent me anything handmade or blog candy. I really do enjoy receiving them!
Here are just two of my recent prizes, I have created 2 very different cards with them. I wanted to create 2 thank you cards to give back to the senders and try to use ONLY to the items they sent.
Prize won on 6th April 2012 was 'My Minds Eye Clear Stamps - Wild Asparagus' from Crafty Natalie's Blog

I didn't really own anything with leaves so this was a brilliant prize as I have much more variety now, as these can be used in so many different ways. This was the card I came up with:

All stamps used were from the stamps set, only addition I used of my own were the Inks, card and envelope.

Prize won on 18th April 2012 was 'Follower-or-Not Candy' which was a selection of goodies; shaped buttons, doilies, ribbons, lace, pens, papers etc. from Craftdee Donna's Blog

Brilliant selection of goodies will come in very useful, this is what I came up with:

All items used were from the items sent, apart from the digi stamp and sentiment stamp, also the Promarkers which coloured the image.

I hope the recipients liked there cards, please take the time to pop over and have a look at their work [links to their blogs are above, thank you.]

Card 2 Entered for:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Use a Digi
Used Promarkers to colour
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes