Saturday, 19 September 2009

A vintage Christmas card

This card is for Winter Wonderland week 16: A very vintage Christmas.

It's also for Fab's Big Christmas Card challenge week 37: Cute Santa Christmas Card - rectangular card or use your glitter pen. Well, this is definitely a rectangular card (an A5 one) and there is also quite a bit of glitter on the Santa motif.

The foiled card has lots of gold swirls on it and I've put white pearls on the end swirly bits - this is for Cupcake challenge 57: Pearls and swirls. It's also for How much is too much? challenge 115: 20/20 vision, because there are at least 20 white pearls on the card.

I've again used card and elements from the QVC Christmas kit I got recently. These challenges are helping me to use it in my own way.

Stamp with fun: Saphira's sketch

Scraping in at the last minute with a card based on Stamp with fun challenge 24, which is for this sketch by Saphira:



Papers are PM a wonderful Christmas time and the stamped image is my favourite Santa one:

And another similar card

This is another quick card very similar to the last one, this time with background paper from PM a wonderful Christmas time. It is for the sketch on Crafts4eternity challenge 49:



I took a scan and a photo and neither of them show the card like it is irl (could be something to do with trying to get a flash photo at night with reflective foiled card).

There is a frame around the floral image, so I'm also linking for 365 cards day 118: I've been framed.


Another simple Christmas card

This card is for the sketch on CPS 133:



The photo can't show the foiled card as it is irl, but you get a glimpse of that on the right hand side. Strange how the fancy strips and the sentiment look quite different colours on here, but match up irl.

Pile on the Christmas sparkle

This is a very simple card for a few challenges, one of which is Pile it on, which gives a good excuse to find a few other challenges to enter. PIO challenge 15 is a colour pop: use white, black and one more colour - my 'one more colour' being neon green (yes, I know that silver creeps in as well, but surely that's just a mix of black and white), which then qualifies the card for these challenges:

Colour Create 27: neon green and black

Gingersnap 23: black, white and silver (yes, I know there's the neon green as well, but I hope I'm going to be forgiven, as the majority of the card is black, white and silver)

Pollycraft
24: black, white and one other colour

If the shoe fits
Fashionista Friday 3: lime green, white, black and white polka dots (yes, there are dots ... yes, I know they're small, but they are there!)

It's also good for the theme for Crafty Pad 37: Christmas sparkle and ribbon

Allsorts
19: snowflakes in September

And another one for Paper Cutz 9: Christmas with LOTS of bling!




The card came together quickly because the background was ready done, so all I had to do was stick it on the card blank, add the neon green sentiment, a few extra stick on snowflakes and the ribbon.

Sweet pea decoupage

I wanted to do a card for Ooh-la-la challenge 36: floral fantasy, but couldn't decide what flowers to use. I was all set to use some layered silk or paper flowers (I love using these) when I had a look at the Ooh-la-la downloads and discovered that they had a gorgeous Pyramid Decoupage download for free - beautiful sweet peas.

Challenge 37 on Charisma Cardz this week is: Flower power! so I'm linking this there.

I used the sketch given today for challenge 33 on Card Patterns:



The colours used fit very well with the colour inspiration for Dutch Dare 60:



The sparkly ribbon is quite a feature on the card, so it links with this week on Tuesday Morning and also another one for Paper Maniac challenge 2.

The background papers are BG urban prairie and porcelain.

Day 144 on 365 cards
(yes, still playing catch up!) was 'you raise me up' - Try to incorporate at least TWO ways to add dimension to your card - the decoupage is certainly raised and so is the ribbon, so I think this qualifies.



I love this stamp

Challenge 24 on Stamptacular Sunday this week involves using this sketch:



I've used a lovely stamp by Magenta and coloured with copics, as near to the given colours as possible for Copic Colour challenge 31, which asked us to use YR68 orange, G94 grayish olive, Y38 honey - I actually used YR07 Cadmium orange, G21 lime green and Y21 buttercup yellow.

Think Ink Tuesday
challenge this week is a recipe, asking for 1 image 2 different ribbons 3 layers and scallops to be used in some way, so I'm linking for that, as all those ingredients are here.

I've used BG marrakech papers and Dovecraft ribbon - and I'm linking this also for challenge 2 on Paper Maniac: ribbon.