Thursday, September 4, 2014

Look at the stars...

Hello! This fortnight over at Aud Sentiments we have a very fun challenge - use any sentiment other than a birthday! We are sponsored by the gorgeous Stamp Art by Kathryn! Now this is a nice easy and open challenge so the sentiments on offer are a little bit more unusual.

Here is last week's sentiment:



And here is this week's sentiment:



Please feel free to save these in your stash and enjoy them, but most of all, if you use them in your challenge card you might be spotlighted on our blog! Woohoo!

Here is my creation using the second sentiment and a beautiful image from our sponsor, Kathryn.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let it Go!

Hiya everyone!

Well, what a popular wee card idea we have here. At Aud Sentiments this fortnight we have a "Let It Go" challenge where we make a card celebrating our favourite season! And the design team have been asked to work with "Winter". We received two beautiful images which are very similar to a certain snowy movie from Disney...check them out over at our sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs.

Here is my creation using "Snow Queen" 

I hand drew the sentiment (which is available on our challenge blog along with another freebie this week), then scanned it in to Serif and recoloured. The background is also Serif. The image is coloured using ProMarkers (my first time using extra fine nibs) and then the sheer part of her dress is glittered using a Sakura Satrdust pen.

I hope you like it! Please do steal the sentiments hehe!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thinking of You

Over at this fortnight our challenge is to make a card with a 'thinking of you' type sentiment.

It's never nice to make cards like this, but a friend of mine is having a rough time so I wanted to make something girly and cute while keeping the thinking of you sentiment.

We are sponsored by one of my favourites - A Day For Daisies - and I had the beautiful Bewildered C to play with.

It is coloured using Promarkers and mounted on purple card with a simple bow.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas in July!

Hi folks! Well once again at Aud Sentiments we have a fab challenge - this time it's Christmas in July!

Now, I must admit that I'm not particularly happy with this card. It was my first attempt at a full image with the no line technique, and while I like parts of it, I don't think it is particularly great. Still, crafting is all about experimenting and pushing yourself to try new things, so here it is!

We are sponsored by the lovely QKR Stampede, who gave me this image to use! Thanks guys!

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the two free sentiments that are available this challenge!

MC x

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alice in Wonderland and another challenge!

Many of you will know that my favourite theme of all time is Alice in Wonderland! I love it all - cute Alice, kawaii Alice, horror Alice, Malice, even spin off Alice! My hen night was an Alice theme too!

So when Aud Sentiments was sponsored by the brilliant Rick St Dennis I had to choose his Crazy Alice image to work with this challenge.

Here is my creation:

I used the rose background paper and distressed it with spattered inks in Serif, then printed my digi, cut all round it closely, coloured it using promarkers, and positioned it. Alice and the cat are raised on foam pads.

I created the sentiment using a font called Dead Secretary, printed it, then distressed it with Tim Holtz (mahogany and soot I think), then placed that down flat.

The roses are clusters of embellishments printed out and then raised on a double layer of foam pads to make them "frame" above and around Alice. I hope that makes sense!

BY THE WAY...I have my most favourite sentiment set available over at the challenge blog right now. It's a circle set with interchangeable words! PLEASE do check it out and leave me some comment love if you like it or save it for later. I feel as though I put lots of time in to the sentiments and adore when I get a wee comment to say that it has been useful! Especially this set which took me a long time to make!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Two Word Sentiment

Hello! How is everyone?

It's my wedding anniversary today! My lovely husbandshape has put up with me for 4 years, all my little quirks and the backing from double sided tape and an air that seems permanently glittery floating through the house, and I am very appreciative! We also made an incredibly cute baby, who has just turned 9 months old!

Anyway, it is time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments!

This one is eeeeeasy, too - just use a two word sentiment on your card. Break out those happy birthdays, roll out those Merry Christmasses, and make us a card!

We are sponsored by the lovely Delicious Doodles, who provided me with A Scottish Castle (the image, not the building, dang) to play with.

Here is my card:

Here's how it was made.

Living in Scotland is pretty awesome. I live in Glasgow, a big city which has loads to do, but if you drive for a mere ten fifteen minutes any direction out of the city you come across the most amazing landscapes. One of my early favourite dates with the hubs was a walk through a place called Clachan of Campsie, with a little waterfall, gorgeous plants and a tiny church retreat centre next door called Schoenstatt. You should google it - it's gorgeous!

So I printed my image and used prismacolour pencils and cheapy pencils to try to capture the gorgeous scottish skies. I hope I managed.

Then it was matted and layered on my card just kept really plain. The only other thing was to put some navy blue gems around the sentiment.

I hope you like it!

P.s. for anyone who has been collecting my free sentiments over at the blog, WAIT til you see next week's! I think you will like!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A sentiment for a guy

It's nearly Father's Day so my lovely hubby will be receiving his first card from Chael! I remember buying him a picture frame that said Daddy and Me a whole year ago while we were pregnant - where does the time go?!

Over at Aud Sentiments we have a great challenge sponsored by the brilliant Bugaboo Stamps, and we also have two free sentiments from meeeeeee. Go ahead, sneak over and steal them.

Here is my creation:

I hope you like it!

I decided not to colour the image but to crop it in my circle instead. The details include paper flags, stitching and some stars! I hope rock star daddy likes it.