Sunday, 25 January 2009

Crafty Pad Wk 6 - Mixed Media and More Quickies

Well another week has passed, it is almost the end of January, where does the time go? I keep telling myself get organized! and yes, i am more organized than i have been in the past, but there is still room for improvement. I so need to utilize my time better, if anyone has any suggestions please pass them on.

So with another week gone, it is time for our Crafty Pad Challenge number 5. This week is entitled "mixed media" . As some of you will already know i have struggled with this one. Im completely out of my comfort zone, but here is my first ever attempt at mixed media. I hope i've got it right, as i wasn't even sure what "mixed media" actually meant, so had to ask my good friend Maria to spill the beans!

So the papers are basic grey, I decided to use as many different textures as i could, hence the lace, crocheted flowers, metal flowers and beads, topped off with some scrabble effect tiles. The ribbon lacing is to symbolize friends joined together. I achieved the mirror effect by stamping onto acetate, and paper piecing the dress. Hope you will give your comments as to whether i got this right or not, im open to criticism so don't be shy!

This week we have this fab prize up for grabs, so to be in with a chance to win, you have to enter. We are looking forward to seeing what you all come up with ladies! So post your card on your blog and leave a link on the Crafty Pad challenge blog so we can come and take a look. Its as simple as that, so what are you waiting for? If you don't already have one of the fabulous "Faith" stamps go over to Debbies and place an order. You certainly wont be disappointed!


This week i had my dads birthday so had to make him a card i decided that i needed to make some more mens or male cards as im always putting it off. I have taken a suggestion from one of my friends on the papercraft Planet site and to make a batch of cards the same. Well i havn't mad the cards the same but i thought it might be quicker to make cards up using the same stack of paper. This certainly did work and here are what i came up with.

This card i made for my dad - happy birthday Dad - love Linda x

Another card using one of those fabulous downloads by the ever talented Sally-Ann.

Edwin looking as cute as always, and the sentiment has been fitting for each and every one of my lovely sons!

A phase that again each of my sons went through - skateboarding. We have the scars to prove it!

Not convinced this would appeal to many boys, but would be suitable for the man in your life that reads the newspaper i suppose! Maybe not, maybe its more of a girly card!

Just because i adore this cute alota stamp sent to me by the lovely Gina from Kraft Cabin. Aren't those wellingtons looking adorable??!

Another adorable alota image, these little boys look so angelic!! its hard to believe my boys did once look like this!!

And doesn't every little boy want to be a pirate, so they can go rounding fighting!!

So thats a bunch of quickies, im definately going to make another batch up like this, but next time it will be the girls turn.

I would like to thank everyone that comes to visit my humble blog. I am sure i have more awards to collect, i will try and get round to doing that this week. Here is one of many i have to collect. This award was passed onto me by the lovely Ilona, and then Jo thankyou ladies i really do appreciate you thinking of me. If you havn't visited Ilonas and Joeys blogs before please go and take a look as they have so many fabulous projects on them.
I always find having to pass these awards on a very hard job, so im leaving this here for anyone who doesn't already have it to pick up. Im sorry if its breaking the rules, its probably the worst rule i've broken in a long time!

So moving on, I dont know if i have mentioned before but my daughter Jasmine is also interested in crafting and this is the latest card she has made whilst sitting with me this week. I think she has done a marvellous job don't you?

Well it would appear this has turned out to be a rather long post, i apologise, and hope you're not all asleep.

Its still blowing a gale outside and tipping down with rain. I am not going to venture out, other than put my beloved chickens to bed later this evening! Hope you have all had a lovely weekend, and will look forward to catching up with you all again soon.

Hugs to you for now Linda x


Donalda said...

Man girl you have been BUSY!!!!!! All your cards are just gorgeous dear such beautiful coloring and such pretty detail to each dear. You tell your daughter she done a gorgeous job and so glad to see her crafting along with mom. Hugs

Tracey said...

Wow! So many fab cards Linda. I especially love the Craft Pad mixed media one - you've done a fantastic job with the challenge. Well done to Jasmine too, she obviously has her Mums creative talents.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend :o)


Happy Crafter said...

Wow how busy you have been, the craft pad one is awesome but i love em all :)
Val xxx

Macpurp said...

wow! what a fantastic batch of cards!
well done you!
I struggle with boy cards!

and I love the Faith card you have done, i did wonder how you did the mirror image! you clever girl you!
Jasmines card is beautiful !!

and chickens.....I love many do you have?

much love teen xx

bubblegum said...

Hi Linda - your card for the craftypad is perfect, gorgeous and beautiful. :) love your idea of mirroring Faith - brilliant and the way you have laced them together. :) You have done a fab job with mixed media..thank you. :)

Love all your men/boy cards - well done - you have been a busy bee.:)

Jasmine's card is fabulous well done to her - following in her mum's footsteps. :) :)


Jill said...

wow Linda you've been so busy making all these gorgeous cards, I love the DT one for mix media still not sure what this means but it's a fantastic card hun and I love all the male cards you've been making, wow Jasmine I love your card and you are a budding crafter in the making hugs Jill x

Heather "Hev" said...

Fabulous work as ever - you have to stop doubting yourself!!

Out of the DT samples I think yours is the best! The scrabble tiles add that extra fab touch!

Looks like Jasmine has her Mums eye for colour and design :) Look forward to seeing more of her work in the future :)


Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Linda these are truely fabulous!
You have been a crafting demon!
Jasmine's card is just beautiful! Wish I had a crafting buddy.
kim x

torpenhow07 said...

You have been very busy Linda, your cards are all fantastic, I always find mens cards so hard so well done you.
The mixed media piece is great too and the cad Jasmine has made is gorgeous, she obviously shares your talent for crafting

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linda, you have been amazingly busy making cards. They are all lovely. I think my favourite has to be the mixed media card you have made as you have done a lovely job. Wish my attempts at mixed media looked as good as yours!!! I also like the Magnolia cards - these stamps seem to be slowing growing on me and are now on my wish list - I just need to win the UK lottery first or have a very very very good month on my charity stall!!! Best wishes. Kym xxx

tiggertastic said...

love the choc colours you have used, they really look fantastic with the cup cakes
Sarah x

Crafting Joanne said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy Linda.
The 'Faith' card is stunning, beautifully put together.
Well done you on all those dreaded men's cards, you've done a fantastic job they are all great.
What a beautiful card your daughter has made, following close behind in her mum's footsteps.
Well done on your awards.
And finally, I hope you've had a lovely weekend, enjoy the rest of your day Linda.

Joanne x

Jill said...

Hi Linda only me again there's an award for you over at my blog thanks for being a wonderful friend to me hugs Jill xx

Maya said...

Yu have been busy,hun :)
So many beautiful cards you have made!
And you`re daughter to :)
Hope you have a wonderful sunday,
hugs from Maya :)

ARIANNE said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: Jasmine's card is great!
(So are yours.)

Rach said...

oh my Linda you have been soo soo!
maybe you should share what your eating so we can all be as productive..
brilliant cards sweetie, all of them are wonderful.. the first one really caught my eye, love the lacing effect and all the lovely details that you have added. hugs Rachxx

SCRAP DIDI said...

oh very beautiful card !!!
hugs coco

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW Linda you have certainly been busy. Love the cards the mixed media one is fabulous (by they way I have no idea what it is either). Love the batch of male cards you have made, sounds like a really good way to get a good stock of them as we all find those cards difficult. Love your daughter Jasmine's card she has done a fabulous job.
Lyndsey xx

Suzanne said...

Gosh for someone who isn't very organized you certainly make plenty of gorgeous cards there's about a months worth there for me just in this one posting.. stop beating yourself up I would say you are super organized and they are all beautiful. I would also have to ask what mixed media is!!!. Sue :o)

Marcea said...

I can't believe how many cards you can make young lady!!!! And they are all gorgeous too. Sorry to hear weather is poo but at least you can stay inside and craft!! Been sunny here but cold. Hope you have a nice evening

Natalie said...

Wow, Linda, so many fab cards. The effect on the first looks great, I love the ribbon too. Your daughters card is beautiful, well done Jasmine.

Natalie x

Riet said...

wowww wat een schitterende kaarten heb je gemaakt Linda.
stuk voor stuk zijn ze prachtig zeg.


Chrissy said...

Hi Linda, you have made some lovely male cards :-) Your daughter's card is excellent, well done to her :-) Hope you are well - Hugs from me XX

Sue said...

Cor Linda
you have been a busy girl, fab cards hun, luv all the detail on the top cards, its brill. Well done to Jasmine. sue.x

Emma said...

Blimey you have been busy...all stunning cards. Love the lace effect on your DT card.
Jasmine has done brilliant with the one she has made.
Emma x

Rica said...

WOW - So many gorgeous cards. You are putting me to shame. They are all gorgeous, I love the colours and papers you have been using - wonderful.
I'm trying to catch up on some commenting - I have got so far behind I'm ashamed of myself. Forgive me.
hugs Heather xx

Dawn said...

Oh my word! Linda - so many cards I was scrolling and scrolling!!!
they are all fabby - your Crafty Pad one is just gorgeous!
Mind you if I had your craft room I'd be in there crafting like a demon too!!!


Janet said...

Wow! you have been busy! These are wonderful cards! Thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog X

Zoe xx said...

How fantasitc are all of those cards sweetie!!! You have been one busy little bee!!
I tagged you over on my blog hun, i will catch up with you very soon,
Take care,
Zoe x x

Nicola said...

Wow these are fantastic cards and I am in awe of your talent.

Belas Creating Place said...

Wow, these are all so uniquely beautiful. Amazing creations, i certainly enjoyed my stroll here.

Kath said...

great take on the challenge this week Linda and I love all your cards for the guys

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Linda, you have been a busy bee! Lovely cards, and your mixed media card card is fab! I like the crochet flowers and the ribbon lacing is an inspiration - love the meaning behind that.
Maria xx

Anonymous said...

Well done, Jasmine, on your beautiful card! Your mum will have some serious competition if she doesn't watch out!
Maria xx

Jilly said...

Great cards linda
you have been tagged.

Anonymous said...

Wow that was a post and a half and all so gorgeous particularly love the first one the ribbon detail is just so fab.

gorgeous gorgeous cards


Anonymous said...

Linda, you just amaze me every time I visit...your cards are incredible, how do you make so many...what's the secret???
Love the BG card...those crochet flowers are beautiful.
Have a good doubt it will be a productive one for you LOL!
Carole x

Rleen said...

WOW! Linda, you really amazed me! These cards are brilliant! I love everything. You did a wonderful job! TFS!

And wow to Jasmine, yes she did a fabulous job on her card. She's creative crafter like her mom :)I love her gorgeous card.

I have something for you in my blog

Have a Blessed day to you and your beautiful family.


Maria Matter said...

Wow, Linda, you're been the busy little bee haven't you! lol
Your mixed media is fabulous! I love all the elements you used, the overall layout is beautiful! You are now a mixed media artist!!!
Beautiful cards, adorable & sweet!
The brown & blue color scheme is one of my fav!!! Always great to see masculine cards...very inspiring! Take care, Linda and tell Jasmine she is very creative! A Lovey card!
Blessings, Maria

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous cards, Linda.
I especially love the mixed media card. The lacing looks great, love all the beautiful details too.

Karen x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow, you have been a busy bee of late. Just love your mixed media card and the colours you've used on it. Those male cards are also just lovely. Your daughter is certainly catching on very fast, learning from the master hey. Have a good week. Hugs from Desire

The twins mum said...

Gosh haven't you been a busy bee. What fab cards though, you have done a fantastic job as always
Best wishes

Annie said...

oh my! I can never keep up! fabby cards you have made, and Jasmine too! I am still recovering from the craft fair and can hardly hold a pencil - well that's my excuse! hugs, annie x

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