Friday, 7 November 2008

CBC weekend challenge 4

'Make your second Challenge Fold Christmas card.

YOU MUST HAVE EMBOSSING ON IT
ALSO IT MUST BE A COLOURED CARD'

I used the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder for the two outer pieces of card, swiping a Brilliance starlight white over the embossing to whiten the dots. Two die cut snowmen and a Merry Christmas greeting complete the card:



BG 9: Christmas; JS: shabby chic; JB Nov 1 stamp on Christmas

I'm scraping in at the last minute with a card for the BG challenge 9: Christmas:

'For this weeks challenge we would like to see you get all festive with your creations and create something in the theme of Christmas, i am sure you are probably all making your Christmas creations already so this one should be an easy one for you and if you haven't started your Christmas creations then this challenge is perfect for you :)'

I used figgy pudding papers and the main background is fruitcake. I used one of my favourite Christmas stamps: Santa collage. I stamped with Stazon saddle brown, because I wanted to get an old, distressed look, so I also added to the edges with the ink.

As this card features a Christmas stamp, it also fits the November challenge 1 on JB: '.....Christmas in now officially next month
Shall we start getting you motivated into card making and gift making ???

Lets start with an easy challenge from me today......

Please make something using a Christmas Stamp

Choose what you make, but please photograph and come back and show us to help get others motivated too.'

So this card also fits very well into the Joanna Sheen challenge for this week: shabby chic:



CBC weekend challenge 3

'Just what you need for the table at Christmas (PLACE NAMES)
They don't need to be for CHRISTMAS they can be for any occasion.
They can be any design you like but,
YOU MUST MAKE AT LEAST 4'

I expect there will only be the three of us for Christmas, but you never know, so I've made three with names and three without (I can always use the blank ones for us for Boxing Day):



Sorry, not a good picture, but you can see them more clearly if you click on it.

CBC weekend challenge 2

H gave us instructions for making a folded card.

'Make a Challenge fold Christmas card.

IT MUST INCLUDE ONE OF THESE WORDS ON THE FRONT
MERRY GREETINGS SEASONS
ALSO MUST BE A COLOURED CARD'



I enjoyed making this card (it was my second attempt - got the measurements wrong at first - should have had my reading glasses on!)

CBC weekend challenge 1

Helen has organised a weekend challenge for the CBC forum, which started at 10:00 this morning with this challenge:

I would like you to make a Key Ring,
this can be made with a plastic key fob bought from a crafty shop or
you could alter one you have already.
Or even just use layers of a cereal packet stuck together with a eyelet
at the top with a hoop.

YOU MUST USE A STAMPED IMAGE
OR IF YOU DON'T OWN A STAMP
YOU CAN USE A PRINTED IMAGE

I made mine from scratch. I used two chipboard shapes - a flower and a heart and covered both sides of each with silver acrylic paint. I then stamped randomly with this stamp:



using Stazon. I coloured the middles of the flower and randomly on the stamped image with a whisper pink pen and then covered each side with glossy accents - I had to be very patient to allow one side to dry before doing the other side ... and afterwards I wondered why I hadn't used UTEE, which would have been much quicker - d'oh!

All I then had to do was punch holes with my cropadile and thread a chain through:




I needed a keyring, so this challenge was just right and, for a change, it's something I'm keeping for myself.

Wedding day card

I was asked by a friend if I would make a wedding day card for their son. The card I've used is from PDA majestic night club purple (it has a beautiful blue sheen to it when it catches the light), which matches the invitations. I put two 160 mm square cards together so that there are two openings to the card. I've used two diamonte buckles and ribbon on the inner piece, which has some wording written by my friends.

The bride and groom stamp is one of my favourites, simply stamped with versamark and embossed with silver detail.







HS:MS:HS brush

'A device made of bristles with which to clean, paint or polish, or a brief encounter or contact. Find 'brush' in your space.'

These brushes sit in a pot on my windowsill - don't really know why I've got them, because I don't paint: