Saturday, 13 June 2009

365 cards day 103: card recipe

This was the challenge for day 103 on 365 cards:

'Now for today's challenge, which is another recipe. And here are the ingredients:

4.25 x 5.5 card
Solid Background
2 patterned papers
Stamped Sentiment
3 Jewels

Try to stick to only these ingredients to create your card.'

I've used American Crafts papers: parfait and mousse. The Poundland bling is actually pink, but looks a bit odd on here. The sentiment was stamped with Brilliance cocoa bean and clear heat embossed.


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Multi-challenge card in more ways than one!

Challenge 38 this week on Rosie-dee is a sketch given by Deanne, asking us to use green and blue:

Using blue and green with the addition of other shades means this card is also suitable for:

Kwerner 54:

and Color Throwdown 46:
This card is also for day 102 on 365 cards: 'challenge combo' - we were asked to combine three challenges - one from March, one from April and one from May. My choices were:

day 31 (from March) 'I'm rounding the corners'
day 41 (from April) 'Feel better Friday' - Get well card, using five flowers'
day 80 'you're so plaid'

As I used five flowers, this is also good or challenge 11 on Paper Blooms: 'blooming' - to use at least three flowers.

I used papers that came with Creative Cardmaking issue 4. The central flower image is a rub on.



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Bright and cheerful

This was an opportunity to use some of my BG lime rickey papers. A few challenges are calling for something bright:

365 day 100: 'Manic Monday': 'use 5 bold colors on your card: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, and BLUE - No pastels! '

DCM: 'sizzling hot!'

Colour Create 18: 'colours of the rainbow' (didn't do the additional option this time)

And I used the sketch for Cutie Sunday 45:


The circle and semi circle were cut with a Nestability:


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Pink and brown triangles - UPDATE

This card is for a couple of challenges this week that call for a pink and brown combo:

Simon says (my first time there) and Charisma Cardz 23.

The card is also for day 99 on 365, using the sketch provided for 'super sketchy Sunday':

As I used a flourish stamp on the background paper, this is also good for 'flourishes!' on this week's Theme Thursday.

The background paper is American Crafts parfait, the flourishes stamp is a Dawn Bibby design, and the triangle is made up of nine individual triangles stamped on to K & Co pink paper with Brilliance coffee bean and embossed. The triangle stamp is a newly acquired bargain one (all of 99p).

Apologies that the scan has clipped the edged of the card so that the base of the triangle isn't quite fully there.



Update: I completely forgot to add the dragonfly for the extra for day 99 on 365, so here is the card again, with the dragonfly added:


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Card for a music man

I've been commissioned to make a few cards, one of which is for a musician who will be 70 this birthday. I used an A4 card that already had piano keys and a treble clef on it, using it so that the piano keys are on the back of the card.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail and also swiped the versamark around the edges and corners, embossing in the same way. The piano keys strip and the 70 are gold foiled, although they don't look it here.

This week's Sunday challenge on Stamptacular is 'One for the boys!' - the card has to be for a man or boy - and only linked for that challenge and, of course, include stamping.




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