Thursday, 21 May 2009

A sporting chance?

I hope this card is sporty enough for Cute Card Thursday's challenge 61: 'a sporting chance'.

I've used the sketch on Card Patterns challenge 15:

I've used Junkitz Earth Madras for the background - which is good for 365 cards day 80: 'you're so plaid'. I've also used Junkitz Earth dots and some Maya Road stripey ribbon, as well as a piece of Docrafts sticky ribbon with the scalloped edge.

Birdie twinchies

These twinchies are for the first challenge on the new Something Completely Different blog. This is what the team says:

'The idea of "Something Completely Different" is to have a different challenge per month and a different theme each week - so, hopefully, you'll all have a go at something completely different to your nomal artwork....So, for the Month of May the challenge is "TWINCHIES" a Twinchie is 2" square so a lovely size to start with.
This weeks theme is "WINGS"'

I was going to do something with butterflies, but then I remembered a couple of cute Hero Arts stamps I have and decided to depict birdies instead.

The backgrounds of my twinchies were made with the shaving foam technique, as shown a few days ago.

I stamped with black versafine and clear embossed, coloured with copics and then swiped a versamark pad over them and heat embossed again with clear powder. The first one was inked round the edges with a copic pen and the second one with blue iris chalk pad (which is shown here to emphasise the size of the twinchies).

As the stamp on the left hand one is called 'fancy bird' I decided to colour in fancy colours; the other stamp is 'night owl'.

I'm also linking for UKStampers challenge 39: B for birds.

Thanks to the ladies on Something Completely Different for a great first challenge - looking forward to seeing what the new one is tomorrow.


Our Anniversary Card

I didn't do any crafting yesterday (we were up at Guy's for appointments for John) and this is the first I've done today. I've been deliberating for days on making a card for our anniversary next Monday. Why is it that 'special' cards for those near and dear are the hardest to make? And now that it's done I'm not really happy with it.

There were a few challenges this week that spurred me into action:

DCM: 'the sound of music'
Crafty Muse: 'May Day: love, flowers, romance'
A spoonful of sugar: challenge 52: 'celebration'
365 cards day 72: 'musical Monday'
Theme Thursday: 'dance and/or music'

I downloaded Mendelssohn's Wedding March from a free sheet music site and printed it on iridescent card - white with a hint of a lilac sheen to it - the rest is obvious - and not a piece of patterned paper in sight!