Saturday, 6 October 2007

A simple Bex template

JB September challenge 8: a simple Bex template: 'So here is the template - no rules as usual ....... flip, squash, shrink etc - as long as the original idea is there somewhere no worries':

Here is mine (once again colours are not good because of the flash photo):


JB September challenge 9: blocking: 'for this challenge we would like you to make a card using this BLOCKING technique'. Enjoyed this challenge set by Sue.

PPs are from English Paper Company Christmas range (colours are a lot better irl, honestly!):

One for the guys

Another JB challenge: September challenge 6: one for the guys: 'A nice easy challenge - make a birthday card for a bloke! Not for a baby or a child, but for a grown-up man.'

I've made a couple using 'Guy's Life' papers and bits:

I've been determined to join in at last with some of the challenges on Just Bex (as I didn't do any during September). Today is World Cardmaking Day (info here: so I thought I'd do my bit. I have to confess that my back isn't good today - is continuing to hurt so much despite the painkillers and isn't any different whether I'm sitting in my armchair or whatever. I feel all I can do is make the best of things - and my crafting certainly gives an opportunity to concentrate on a bit of creativity.

Old and new

Sue has set a super challenge on JB: challenge 3: old and new: 'for this challenge we want you to do 2 things - yes 2 things we are asking for 2 fantastic items - one with old paper - you know the stuff you hate and really do not want to use and one with new paper yes cut up that NEW stash you have bought'

For the 'old' I've used papers from a K & Co Life's Journey 6 x 6 pad - I don't think I've ever used any of them, because I couldn't really think of anything to do with them (I think I bought them in a mad moment with other K & Co pads):

The 'new' is mainly Imaginisce: Go for Baroque: If it ain't Baroque' with a little bit of blue HOTP:

That's an anniversary card done that is needed for next week.

Button it for Christmas

This is another JB Friday night challenge (this time it's last night's, so up-to-date for a change): '.....and for THIS FRIDAY we are continuing the Christmas preparations and as usual are asking you to make 5 cards for the challenge.Simple one this week - all cards must include BUTTONS. Any buttons, whether normal or novelty.Complete the challenge before Midnight Tuesday and you will get 3 points.'

JB Trimming the tree

This one was for a Friday night challenge (21 September): trimming theYour challenge for the next few days is to make 5 Christmas cards featuring Christmas Trees - any shape, any style, any kind of tree! These can be 5 different cards, or 5 all the same, it's up to you.'

I know I'm late in doing this, but decided to make a few more cards using some of the Anna Griffin papers I had left over and over bits and bobs that have been hanging around:

JB September challenge 2

This is for the JB September challenge2: get tearing: 'You've guessed or LO's tear them to your hearts content.'

It's a poor attempt (somehow meets my mood today):


I've been doing the HS:MS self portrait Saturday photos every week and I thought it might get easier - huh!! I didn't feel like facing the camera todsy (not much different to any other day) - Saturday is never my best day - it's when I take my tablet for osteoporosis and I never feel that great.

I had several attempts at a SP for today and deleted them one by one! In the end I kept this one and played around with various effects and have finished up with this (a bit like looking through rose-tinted glasses!):