Sunday, 30 August 2009

Introducing Ridley the Raccoon

Hi friends, thought I post this card and introduce you the Ridley the Raccoon. I think he's great fun and something different for me, and bright and cheerful to compensate for the weather!
So, thank you Andrea for sharing this little fellow with me.

If you are wondering how I created the corners, pop over to the the Cupboard and see how you can make them with Square Nesties.

Hope to catch up with my visiting soon, ikki

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Child's Play

This week's challenge from Stamptacular Sunday Challengeis for a card designed for a child. Well, since I'm known to like playing - this one was a must!

I came by this stamp over a year ago from my craft group, but I've forgotten the name and maker. It's cute sticklike image and the football season approaching, made it jump out of the box. So I used the local Premier Team's colours and designed this.

To make it a bit different I made it a "wibbly, wobbly" card (probably not the proper name!). I've seen this done with an acetate strip, but using wire produces a much better wibble, wobble!

I was so pleased with the results of "playing" and with some new ideas that jumped out of my head, that I will be using this card in my tutorial next week. So if you think it interesting - drop by the Cupboard on Monday.

Thanks Stamptacular for the challenge.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Inside Out card

Since I'm relatively new to stamping, I though I'd have a go at this challenge from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge for a card incorporating stamping on the inside as well as the outside. Practice makes perfect they say, so....I found two stamps and made this card.

Of course, I had to use the Bug and my new Fiskar border punch, which along with my scoreboard made a different kind of spine border and corner. The centre square is a Nestie and with using a smaller Nestie and embossing round it with an embossing pen you get the effect of layering. Mock layering - this could take on! I was amazing at what results I got from one small flower stamp stamped at different angles and decoupaged. Thanks for the challenge, I learned a lot! ikki