Friday, 29 April 2011

What have I been up to....

....while I've been missing from blogland???

Just a few easel cards......

The first was for my son Marc who turned 16 (eek!) on Tuesday :-) I found this digi image from Bugaboo stamps which really isn't too far from what he's actually like :-) and then combined it with a big "16" cut from a freebie background paper from Bearly Mine Designs. The gingham paper is from Crafts Too. Silver swirls, some brads and a charm... ooooh and those lovely letter tile stamps I got on ebay:

Challenges for Marc's "16" card:
ABC challenge - T is for Trouble

I tried a similar approach for this 50th birthday card but I wasn't as pleased with the results:

The image is one of Clare Curd's, It's a Man's World clear stamps. The party popper is in the set too :-) The papers are Just Chillin' from Making Memories and the stars are Quickutz nesting stars. A bit of faux stitching to try to make it stand out a bit more but still not enough, methinks...

Challenges for 50th birthday card:
Let's ink it up - Show us your stitching

And then this is for my sister's wedding anniversary this weekend:

An unused Forever Friends stamp until now - naughty, naughty! Stamped the image onto textured card to see what the effect was like and really quite like it :-) The papers are papermania's Summer Bloom. I used the Xcut lacey heart border punch and a sizzix swirl. The sentiment was a stamp I got from ebay - love it!

And just so you can see the glittery bits.....

Challenges for anniversary card:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Pink, cream and brown
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on
Wags 'n' Whiskers - Use a die or a punch

Are you fed up of me now???? I hope not cos I'll be back on Sunday with my DT card for the latest Dream Valley Challenge :-)

See you soon!

Love 'n' hugs,


Anita said...

Wow, what a great cards! They are beautiful. X Anita

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, cool birthday cards ! great job,
greetings, martina

cebelica said...

Fab cards! I always have problems with making boy cards, but you dida great job with a card for your son! I really like the Forever friends card. It's PINK(yay! :P) and such a cute image!


Lacey Stephens said...

Great cards. Wonderful take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

craftykitten said...

Hi Mel hun,
These are fabulous cards hunni. I love Marc's 16th card - really cool. Love the others too especially the FF cards. Fabulous. Thanks for the lovely comments you always leave on my blog - they really mean alot.
Dawn xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous FF card

Thanks for joining us on our "Pink, Brown & Cream" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great collection of cards hun, they are all fab! But I have to say the FF bears one is my favourite I just love them!!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

DesignerDiva said...

Three great projects here, I love the first one with the Bugaboo image. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Mags said...

Those are all great cards! Though my fave has to be your son's card - my son looked like that cute Bugaboo Stamp until he was 20! That was when his girlfriend got him to cut off his long hair and wear clothes that weren't just black!!

Bless 'em, they all go through these stages, don't they?!

much love, Mags x

Claire said...

Wow, all gorgeous cards! Love your faux stitching, it looks great. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

coops said...

aw these are all fantastic mel.really love the fab bugaboo image, so groovy and your colours and designs are great.
have a fab weekend :D

xx coops xx

Jennifer said...

These are fab Mel! Love the folds and shapes xx Jenny xx

Wishcraft said...

All fab cards Mel, love them! The first one is especially fabulous - the scrabble tiles look great :o) Lisa x

Cheryl said...

this is one,gorgeous card,bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Carole of Brum said...

Your easels are great, mel, especially the forever friends one with is just GORGEOUS! Love how you've coloured the image, so lovely. Cob

Val said...

Gorgeous cards, love the colour scheme and image. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week. Please come back again.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at LIIU! ;)