Saturday, 28 March 2009

Scraplift Yourself

This was a very different challenge today on 365 - 'scraplift yourself': 'If you are also a scrapbooker, then this is definitely a challenge for you. Take a layout that you've done, and translate it into a card. Share the layout and the card with us so we can see your source of inspiration.'

This is the LO I've chosen, which was first shown in 2007:

I've made an Easter card, incorporating four inchies (which I'm going to share separately for an inchie challenge) - stamped and embossed and coloured in with gelly roll glaze pens. I've also coloured the centres of the fabric flowers.

As this is an Easter card, I'm linking for the following challenges:

Crafty Muse

A Spoonful of sugar 44

Lili of the valley 24

Just for you

This is a card for sketch 34 on Cutie Sunday:

It's also for yesterday's 365 challenge: Touchy Feely Friday - this is all about texture: 'Try to incorporate 3 different methods of adding texture to the paper on your card.'

I rang a piece of green card through the big shot with the birdie cuttlebug embossing folder and then swiped it with green and brown chalk inks, filing it in between to give a more distressed look - so that is one texture. The next texture is the lace that goes across the middle. The third texture is the stamped and embossed 'just for you' image (a stamp that I acquired this morning) and the colouring in is also an embossed effect using Sakura gelly roll glaze pens.

The background paper with lilies was part of a decoupage kit - lots left over - and has an envelope with a maching insert.

I know it's late, but I'm also linking for Stamp Something 'spring' challenge from last week.



Another Diamond Wedding card

This card is based on Laura's sketch 22 on this week's 2 Sketches 4 you (I did flip and twist it a bit, but I think it's still recognisable!):

And this time I have used a stamp (unlike the previous card), so I'm linking for Sunday Stamper 52: Diamonds are forever. I'm also linking for today's One Stop Craft challenge 22: bling tastic, because I've used a few bling heart gems. The papers used are the same as on the previous card, the Debbi Moore Anniversary stamp on the card that has a lovely sheen irl - stamped using Brilliance pearlescent purple and clear embossed.

Sorry for the quality of the scan - the 60 is silver, of course, and not black - might try and replace with a daytime photo tomorrow.
This is another one too for Paper Minutes challenge 55: numbers.


Diamond wedding anniversary

This card uses Dawny's sketch 11, the challenge on Papertake this week:


This card was also going to be for Sunday Stampers week 52: diamonds are for ever, but when I'd finished the card I realised I hadn't used any stamping - d'oh!! So I'll be making another one for that.

Anyway, I am also linking this for Charisma Cardz challenge 12: my favourite things, because I just love lilac colours and also love using embossing folders and I have used both on this.

The piece of card that's been embossed with diamonds has a lovely subtle sheen to it and the piece overlaying this is iridescent and has a different look according to how the light catches.


Very soon now I have to make a commissioned diamond wedding anniversary card - it needs to be a large card for lots of people to sign, but I won't be tackling that today.

I'm also linking this for Paper Minutes 55: numbers (60 is quite a large number for the years to have been married).

BF March ATCs received

These are the lovely ATCs that I received this morning from the monthly swap on BF - thanks, girls, and to Ali for hosting the swap again.

Now to think what to do for the April swap: spring.