Friday, 18 July 2008

2 cards from me today

The CCT challenge 18 is Animals Only - No People Allowed and I needed to make a get well card for a friend so combined this challenge with the Mojo Monday 46 challenge (first time I've done one of these and loved it!!) I've tweaked the layout a little by adding the crochet rose bit think it needed something as the circle was too big (that will teach me to CHECK things before sticking them in place!!) I also wanted to try making on of my crochet flowers using bling embroidery thread and it worked a treat, soooo ... I am no longer restricted to crochet thread colours now, I'll be using up all my embroidery threads too lol! No faffing with this card, it was done in under 10 minutes.


Penny Black I'm so cute stamp
K & Co papers
Rest of stuff from stash


The second card is one for a colleagues birthday, so I thought it would fit with the Arty Girlz Challenge this week - why are men's cards SO difficult to make (probably cos they don't do cute lol). Went back to basics for this card, the background is made by stamping the harlequin backgorund stamp onto SU soft sky card with soft sky ink. The image was made by brayering different shades of blues and greens, then stamping on the lobster shack image then sponging chalk inks around the border to give a frame. I loved making this card, even though I did it last night and despite scrubbing my hands with bleach they are still a gorgeous shade of turquoise!!



Inkadinkado Lobster Shack and HOTP scrolls and sentiment stamps, Judikins Harlequin background stamp
Stampin Up! Soft Sky and Basic Black cardstock
Stampin Up Soft Sky ink and various Impress dye ink pads for brayering, Cats Eyes Chalk inks for sponging

Thanks for looking,

50 comments:

  1. Fab cards Bev I love the penny black image and your crochet Flower I have been experimenting with different threads for the flowers, and Anchor thread works, only your flower is a little chunkier also cotton perle No 8 and 5 work really well.

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  2. Fabulous card, that little dog is so cute. Love your crocheted flower.
    Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

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  3. Two gorgeous cards Bev, love the crochet flower....I think that it is time that i routed out my crochet hooks....yours looks so effective, especially with the brad in the center.
    hugs rach.xx

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  4. Love both of your cards Bev infact all the cards yotuve done lately,ive missed blogging as my oh had an op
    your work inpsires me cant wait to get back to crafting
    wendy xx

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  5. Two lovely cards Bev and cant believe you were out of your comfort zone with the mans it is fab.
    Myrax

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  6. Lovely cards Bev, I love that little doggie, soooo cute!!
    Joanie x

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  7. two lovely cards Bev, just love the mans one.
    the little dog is so cute

    Norma x

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  8. Wow wendy , they are both stunning but love the mans card.
    poopy

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  9. Fantastic cards Bev, love the colours on your first one and the male card is fab. Love them.

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  10. Under 10 minutes .. lol, i need 20 minutes to decide about the papers :-)

    The crocheted flower is so beautiful .. love the card

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  11. wow, these are great - love the crocheted flower, wish I could remember how to do them!!

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  12. Wow...... Bev
    diese Karte ist wunderschön!
    Hugs Gisela

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  13. WOW , WOW AND WOW... how on earth can you put a card like that together in 10 mins???? its fantastic Bev... and I love the little crochet flower... when we gonna get destructions then?? lol.. (not sure can remember how to cast on) ! .. Mans card brill.. and yes they are awkward ... things !!! men and cards to make for them ! ... keep up good work.... fab cards x

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  14. Both your cards are fab-u-lous, Bev. It's when i see cards like that that I wish I was a stamper. Just love your little crocheted flower - I think you'll have to set up a tutorial blog as well:) to teach us all how to do these things.
    Beemer

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  15. Sehr schööööne Farben und die Karte ist zauberhaft.

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  16. Bev,

    love the get well card - so original babes - hi

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  17. Two amazing cards, You are very talented, love all your work :)

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  18. Love these Bev, especially the wowzza first one lol xx That turquoise colour on your second one is just gorgeous!! Hope your hands are back to their normal colour though xxx I have a quick question for you , so I am going to drop you a quick e-mail xxxxx

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  19. Wouw Bev, your cards are just fab, I love them!!

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  20. Bev, your cards are so beautiful.. I love the image from CCT...great coloring! Hugs from germany!

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  21. Love the card and your crocheted flowers are so cute. The man card is stunning hun. I have heard that the hand sanitizer stuff you can buy is good for getting imk off your hands and mounting blocks aswell

    nicci
    xx

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  22. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and for your comments on my blog. You have a lovely blog here too....

    Enjoy your weekend
    Takecare n regards.
    x

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  23. These are 2 lovely cards bev xxx

    well done to you xxx

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  24. Oh I love the puppy card ... it's adorable and perfect with the Mojo46 challenge!

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  25. i love both of your cards:-)

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  26. Wonderful cards Bev, the PB doggie is just the sweetest thing ever. Great mans card too hun, absolutely brilliant!!!!
    -x-

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  27. Hi Bev,

    both card are great. Love that little doggie and that crocheted flower.
    You've done a great job on the men's card.

    xoxo karin

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  28. Bev your cards are always outstanding, more fantastic work

    Sarah x

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  29. Fabulous cards, love the cute one and the second is a brilliant mans card.
    Don't know if it will work on your ink pads but I was once told that washing your hands in shampoo gets some inks marks out.Never tried it though.

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  30. Love your PennyBlack-card!
    Need to use that sketch!

    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

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  31. Fabulous cards Bev, must have a go with the crochet today. The man's card is brilliant and I sympathise with you over the inky fingers. At the moment 2 of my fingernails are a sort of pinky red and have been for a few days despite using bleach whilst cleaning.LOL

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  32. Beautiful cards. The stamp with the dog is so cute.

    Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge.

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  33. OH...I love your card so cute!!!
    The colours are Marvellous.
    Great job Bev!
    Hugs mumur

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  34. 2 fabulous cards Bev and I love the cute PB stamp and that great sentiment, Also love the crochet flower and brad, Hugs, Nikki x

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  35. Oh Wow Bev what fantastic cards, the blue mans card is fantastic so much work, but well worth it. Your Pb one is so beautifully coloured and love the colour choice of the DP, thanks for the hint about the flowers trying to remeber how to make them, have to find my crochet hook as well, really wannt to get started on them now. have a great weekend
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

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  36. Wow Bev, I am so impressed by the speed of making your first card. It is gorgeous, would have taken me ages!

    Love the second for the male of the species. Sorry about your inky hands though.

    Just love your crochet flower!

    kim x

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  37. Your cards just get better, I cant wait to see whats next !!
    The crochet flowers just make the cards yours.

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  38. Love the crocheted flower. TFS

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  39. Oh my 2 more stunning cards Bev,i really really love the 2nd one,the colours are so relaxin,it's perfect:)

    sue
    xx

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  40. Two stunning cards...again. :)
    I wish I could make such a fab card in ten minutes.

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  41. Brilliant cards love the little doggy well done hun xxx

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  42. Both cards are gorgeous Bev. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. x

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  43. Love your cards Bev especially the get well card . I want that stamp ....giggle

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  44. Beautiful cards. Love the crochet rose. Thanks for playing!

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  45. wow what a stunning card love that image very classy card.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

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  46. 2 fabulous cards you have made. but I do have a soft spot for the PB doggies and this one is so cute - love your little greeting with him too! annie x

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  47. fantastic cards, love the image and such a fab flower, thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

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  48. That little dog, is so sweet!
    Kate xxx

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Bev x

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