Saturday, 26 September 2009

Quick sketch card

This was the super Sunday sketch for day 204 on 365 cards:



I've made a quick card, using components from Dena designs (good to have handy when time and energy is limited):

365 cards day 208: challenge combo - with spots

For day 208 on 365 cards we were asked to make a card combining at least one challenge from each of June, July and August challenges. I chose day 118 'I've been framed' for June, 146 'mirror me' for July and 181 'white space' for August.

It's a simple card using elements from Dena Designs and some sticky spotty ribbons. As the ribbons are spotty, I'm linking for Paper Play week 36: 'spot this'.

A distressed cat? No way!

This card is for Get Sketchy 7:



The bonus challenge for Get Sketchy 7 is 'distressing'. The background behind the frame is Core'dination 'whitewash' - pink with a white backing that is revealed when sanded - I used one of the BG tools to do this - the scan doesn't make it look as white as it is for some reason. 'Sanding' is the 'try a technique' on 365 cards today (day 210), so I'm linking there. And it's another one for Cupcake 58: distressing techniques.

Taylored Expressions key ingredients challenge is 'paper distressing', so this card is good for that.

The background paper is BG euphoria, so I'm linking as another card on the BG challenge blog for week 4: embossing, having embossed using one of my favourite cuttlebug folders. The frame, cat and butterfly are Dena designs.

Another bright card

For this card I've used the lovely sketch for challenge 60 on Cutie Sunday:



The theme this week on Pile it on for challenge 16 is 'punches'. Because I've got a cuttlebug and cricut (as well as a robo that has been neglected for quite some time now - must use it!) I possess very few punches - the ones I do have are mostly corner punches. For fancy edging I tend to use my rotatrim, which is how I got the scallops on this card, putting the holes in with the 'big bite', which is, after all, a punch - mind you, I don't think I punched the holes very well - blame it on the quality of the piece of red card - but perhaps I was going for the distressed look!

The idea of the Pile it on blog is to see how many other challenges you can use, so this card is also for:

Day 164 on 365 cards: Color scheme:



Keryn Campbell colour challenge 25
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One stop craft
challenge 48: die cuts (as well as the punched border I've used the die cut chippie cake, balloons and sentiment.


Bright colours

This card is for sketch 134 on CPS:



I used bright colours to tie in with the colour scheme challenge for day 205 on 365 cards. These were the colours we were asked to use:



I think I managed to include all of them. The card also includes the colours asked for in challenge 61 for Color Throwdown:



I also used buttons for Whimsy stamps challenge 20: 'buttons, buttons, who's got buttons?' and for 'B is for button' for challenge 10 on Paper Cutz - using at least three buttons (I love using buttons, so it was no hardship).

The crisscross paper is from the BG lemonade range and the stamped image is one that I did in May for a twinchie challenge (I blogged about it here).

Young crafters

Paul came to see us today with the girls - it was lovely to see them. When Paul and Danielle went over to McD's to get lunch for us (to save me cooking - but I had made a trifle for afterwards) - Chloe and Faye decided to do some drawing:







After lunch the girls went into the garden to get rid of some energy - they played hide and seek for quite a while - at one stage I had to go and hide - went behind the shed, which I suppose was an obvious place, so Chloe soon found me.

Grandad John couldn't step out into the garden, so he sat in the doorway of my craft room so that he was included.



After a while, the girls came in and did a bit of serious crafting - stamping up images and colouring them in.

Can you guess what Faye's favourite colour is?



Chloe was taking her crafting very seriously:





And so was Danielle:



They all seemed to be pleased to be crafting in Nana's room.



And before they went home I stamped up quite a few images for them so they could take them with them to colour them.

Lol - Net asked if there was any trifle left - no chance - it went quicker than the time it took to make it - at least it was enjoyed!