Friday, 3 October 2008

JB September challenge 4: how does your garden grow?

On JB Nicky challenge us: 'A little mid-week challenge for you, and this time I'd like you to use something that grows in the garden on your project - but NOT flowers!

Think trees, leaves, grass.........

Cards, LO's, tags, altered items - anything goes, as long as it's got something growing in the garden other than flowers.'

A simple card, with not a flower in sight!




CBC challenge 064: blast from the past

Carolyn set this crew challenge on CBC: 'For today's challenge I want you to be influenced by the past to construct your project.... Blast from the Past - Your project can be anything from card making to scrapbooking, from Beading to bookmaking - and you can use clip art, stamps, die cuts whatever you fancy.'

It's another Christmas card that I think qualifies, because it features a Victorian pillar box and far more snow that we get nowadays.



CBC challenge 065 fairy folk

A simple raised layered picture for this card for the challenge on CBC:



BG challenge blog 3: distressing

This is a card for the third challenge on the BG challenge blog.

The background paper is from the figgy pudding range and has been distressed by spraying cranberry and stream color washes on to cut-n-dry and dabbing and sanding. The circle and snowflake (glittery irl) are Brenda Pinnick, the greeting is an Anna Griffin stamp inked with Brilliance pearlescent crimson and the ribbons are Dovecraft - they don't show at all well because of the sheen on them.



BG challenge blog 4: Susie's sketch

This week's challenge on the BG challenge blog was based on a sketch by Susie:



All papers are BG figgy pudding, the ribbons are Dovecraft, the snowman is a die cut from the old QVC pink peril range! and the bling is Poundland:



I've still got challenge 3 to do - will try to get that up later.


Another batch of Christmas cards

I've made 20 of this card - simple background paper and an image taken from a newly acquired 'the magic of Christmas' CD (first time I've bought a CD like this):



Why do some photos make things look crooked that aren't irl? One of life's mysteries - and they say that the camera never lies!