Sunday, 27 September 2009

A winning streak!!

I've just found out that I was awarded shoe of the week for my card for challenge 3 over on If the Shoe fits, which means that I can put the appropriate blinkie on here (will do that tomorrow). Thank you so much to that blog for choosing my card, which is this one.

Also, as you can see here, my number was randomly picked as the winner for challenge 16 on Pile it on.

My number has also come up on Crafty Pad challenge 38 - I get a turn as a guest designer sometime soon - watch this space!

A silly mistake

This is a card that I made a few days ago - unfortunately, I made a silly mistake.

I originally made it for Fashionista Friday 2 on If the shoe fits, which was a sketch. Silly me, I went to the shoe blog to get the sketch and saw the first card on that challenge pageand proceeded to make a card to that 'sketch'. It was only after I'd made it that I realised that the card was the one that had won the previous challenge and the sketch was underneath - so, in fact, I hadn't done the sketch for the challenge, but had card lifted from Susan Z!! Thank you Susan for such a super card that inspired me so much that I didn't look further down to find the right sketch!!

So, this is the card I made, using HOTP papers and stamps, adding a coin etc:

The toile strip is actually a linen type of ribbon. This makes the card suitable for 365 cards 168 challenge: a touch of toile.

Continuing my Rosie-Dee catch up!

This was the challenge for week 52 on Rosie-Dee: 'This months theme of SHAPES continues with a recipe. So, we'd like to see 2 squares and a rectangle on your project this week please.' There are definitely at least 2 squares on my card and one rectangle (and one or two more squares).

For this I decided to use the sketch for challenge 17 on Creative Inspirations this week:

The current challenge on Our Creative Corner is 'monochromatic mania - 'This week we are making monochromatic cards. You can incorporate as many colors of one shade onto your card/project. You may also use neutrals (White, Cream, Kraft, and Black).' I suppose I've cheated a tiny bit (but it is only a tiny bit) in that there is a hint of green here and there, but I think I'll get away with the overall impression of various shades of pink.

The two images were ones that I originally made for a twinchies challenge on Something Completely Different (another challenge blog that I haven't done anything for for a while - and would like to get back to). The pictures of the girls were taken from a Crafty Individuals pad, but the backgrounds of the two images were stamped with a paisley stamp. This means that this card qualifies for the Banana Split Sunday challenge on 2 red bananas: easy as 1, 2, 3: 1 piece of ribbon, 2 stamps and 3 dew drops or gems.

All behind like the donkey's tail!

There are some challenges that I don't like to miss, but it's not surprising that, with the way things have been with John in recent months, crafting has had to be somewhat erratic. Because of the treatment John is currently having on his foot, he, once again, isn't allowed to put his weight on that foot, so only absolutely necessary walking indoors. That gives me more to do, but it does mean that on non-hospital days I can usually fit in a bit of crafting.

So, I'm trying to catch up with the recent Rosie-Dee challenges, so this card is for challenge 51, for which there was a sketch and 'We want to see at least one circle and one oval.'

It's a simple card, with BG granola papers and oval and flowers by Deni Designs:

Now to check their blog for the next September Shape challenge that I've missed.