I recently took part in two online craft swaps. It’s very exciting sending a parcel off to a stranger and waiting for their reaction. Also equally exciting getting a surprise back in the post. I’ve been very lucky in all the lovely crafts I’ve received in all the swaps I’ve be part of.
For the first one I used a kit for a memories book that I got from Jackie Mooney. I made it into a chipboard album and added one or two extra bits. There’s space for two photos in this album.
I also sent a few cards, but I only took a photo of one of them. I used a digi I had coloured in ages ago and hasn’t made it onto a card. I never seem to have time to colour or craft just for the same if it anymore! 😦
I used a coffee cup collar in this card aswell. Waste not want not!
And here is what I received…..a lovely box full of goodies.
Homemade Chai tea (recipe to follow) and a gorgeous mug with a crocheted cosy. I’m looking forward to trying these out.
Two cute egg Cosies for my two boys.
And two beautiful crocheted doilies.
Wasn’t I lucky?
The second swap was an alphabet swap. My letter was ‘C’ so I made a Clock stepper card. I used my new Tim Holtz clock die and some digi stamps from Mami Doodles.
I am entering this card in the ‘Cut it Up’ challenge – What’s bugging you? (see my little ladybug?!)
My swappee had the letter ‘D’, so she made me an altered notelet holder with my name on it, how clever is that? I’ll definitely be making some of these for Christmas gifts.
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Here are some girly Christmas cards I have made. All images have been coloured with Promarkers and all shapes have been cut with nestabilities. I took inspiration from Sketches for different challenges for each of the cards.
I am entering this card into the Saturated Canary challenge Lou’s Sketch(Image is from Saturated Canary)
and In the Pink’s Challenge ‘Pink Christmas’.
I am entering this card into Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge ‘A Sketch!’ (Image is from Sassy Cheryl) and I Love Promarkers Challenge 145: Anything Goes.
I am entering this card in Sketch Saturday Challenge #235. (Image is from Saturated Canary).
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This card is for my Goddaughter who is turning 1 this week. The inspiration came from this card by Jackie Mooney. I cut the card base with my cricut; I had a bit of trouble with it and had to get the scissors out afterwards It turns out that the blade was totally blunt! :-O Anyway, I used Craft Room Basics, Ashlyn’s Alphabet and Celebrations. The image is from Mo Manning and she is coloured with Promarkers. Some ribbon, butterflies and pearls to finish.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mo’s Digital Challenge – Anything Goes
Bitten by the Bug 2 – Shaped Card
Fashionista Challenge – Card for a Child
*****I am resurrecting this card for the end of year challenge from Mo’s Digital Pencil – Fave Mo card made by YOU!******
This next project isn’t a card, it’s a sort of framed scrapbook page (frame not shown in the photo below!). It’s a birthday present for my friend Aisling, who is a fabulous singer / musician (and her favourite colour is turquoise :). The cuts are from the Cricut Cartridge ‘ Quarter Note’, which I just love. I added some ribbon, a bling charm and some gems and card candi.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – On the Job.
Cut it Up Challenge – Anything Goes
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I took inspiration from two challenges for this card. The image is from Sassy Cheryl and he is coloured in sepia tones with Promarkers. (I originally got the sepia idea from Jackie Mooney’s Promarker Workshop.)
The colours I used are:
- Burnt Umber
I don’t do inks! so I distressed the edges of the image using a scissors. The papers are both from the Wellington bear pack by Papermania. Finally, I used a pice of corrugated card from a disposable coffee cup sleeve, topped with a little bit of lace.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge #127 – All about the Boys!
I Love Promarkers Challenge #129 – Vintage
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I was asked to make a birthday card for my neighbour Aoibhe (Irish for Ava) who turned 5 during the week. This image by Mo Manning reminded me of her! She is coloured with Promarkers.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Digital Pencil Challenge & Guest Design Team Call – Hugs & Kisses
Papertake Weekly Challenge – All Things Girly
Divas By Design Challenge – Anything Goes
I also want to share a card I made today at Jackie Mooney’s Workshop. It’s a never-ending folding card. Good fun to make and play with!
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Beannachtaí na Féile oraibh go léir!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all Irish around the world…and to all the rest of you who wish you were Irish! 😀 At mass this morning, our priest gave us a lovely quote:
“Other countries have conquered the world with the sword;
we have conquered the world with our hearts”.
I made this card at Jackie Mooney‘s last card-making workshop. How cute is the little cailín?
With the weekend that is in it, here’s a green-themed Mother’s Day card with an image by Sassy Cheryl. I am entering it into the challenge ‘Wearin’ of the Green‘.
As well as it being Mother’s Day, tomorrow is also my sister-in-law’s birthday. I am entering this card into the Passion for Promarkers Challenge ‘Yellow and Pearls‘. I loved adding all the pearls to this one.
Thanks for looking. Hope you have a nice day!
Today I attended my first cardmaking workshop by Jackie Mooney. I arrived with myb pathetic little bag of ‘essentials’, only to find that everybody else had brought big suitcases of crafty stuff that was much lovlier than mine. (Many thanks to Babs for letting me rob all her tools n stuff all day!) I went home afterwards and bought promarkers, glossy accents, corner rounders and more on www.cardsnscrapz.ie (they take Laser cards!).
We completed six projects in total, and Jackie provided us all with a kit for each one.
The topper on this card is a butterfly cut from glittery vellum.
Easel card, featuring a stamped image coloured with Promarkers (I'm still learning how to do this!)
The tea set is a stamped and cut image finished with Glossy Accents, and has a 3D flower in the corner.
Trick or Treat Goody Bag
Easel card finished with stickles glitter.
The background on this card is actually a napkin!
Many curse words could be heard from my corner as I made hundreds of mistakes, but all in all I’m happy with my finished cards. I learned a lot and am looking forward to eventually becoming a pro like the rest! Thanks to Jackie for the opportunity and to my huibby for ‘babysitting’! Thanks also to Isobel for organising the card kit swap (even though I forgot to bring mine, D’Oh!) and breast cancer raffle and fab Christmas booby prize.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!