Thursday, 29 October 2009

Crazy!!! never again!

I came across this challenge: Royal challenge 1
'SO HERE IS YOUR CHALLENGE: I WANT TO SEE COLOR PINK - a bit of pink/ lots of pink/ any shade of pink- all other colors are good as far as you have pink too!! COMBINE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHALLENGES TOGETHER WITH MY " PINK" ONE IN ONE SINGLE PROJECT AND ALL OF THEM ARE RELEVANT FOR THE DAY YOU LINK IT TO MY COMMENT SECTION. IT CAN BE THIS WEEK CHALLENGES+ MONTHLY CHALLENGES AS FAR AS THEY STILL RUN ON WEB ON THE DAY OF LINKING'

I'm always up for a challenge. I had a peep at what others had done for this and could hardly believe what I saw - so many challenges all rolled into one.

Well, here goes - this is the sketch (Little Paper Shop) and card:







and this is the list of challenges covered:

365 cards 202
once upon a time: the fairy story is 'The Christmas Fairy on the top of the tree'
Sparkle creations Christmas card challenge week 47 - some kind of cooked/baked holiday goodie - Dottie is holding a Christmas pud
Corrosive 35 shaped like ... not a square or rectangle - make a shaped card
Dottie's world: child's play - a card for a child - I used a Charmed download (Christmas fairy)
Paper Maniac Inspirations - make a project for a child
Winter Wonderland: 22 - open Christmas theme
My Creative Clutter: special Sunday challenge 3D - there are a few 3D elements on the card (built up flowers, raised chipboard, brads, raised snowflakes etc
Creative Inspirations 19: special card with a number on it - Baby's 1st Christmas
Fab's Big Christmas 43: scalloped edge
Forever friends: Christmas (the Christmas pud, snowflakes and sentiment are FF elements)
Incy wincy designs 15: favourite embellishments - flowers and brads
Little Paper shop 39: gettin' around to our next challenge - round sketch
Sophisticat 8: colour combi - pink and brown, plus flowers
Artful inkables 'think ink Tuesday': use any technique you have never tried before - I daubed the chipboard swirl with Adirondack acrylic paint and sprinkled with glitter
Creative card crew 34: snowflakes
Flourishes Timeless 39: border punches (hope the cricut counts - did also use a corner rounder punch on the cuttlebug embossed snowflakes
Jacksonbelle Tuesday: 1, 2, 3 - 1 stamp (the Charmed digi), 2 embellishments (brads and flowers), 3 papers - three BG eskimo kisses papers on the front of the card
My Time to Craft 83: rip it up - the paper across the middle of the card
Papertake weekly: spots 'n' stripes - spots on the fairy's wings and on the snowflakes BG eskimo kisses paper
Spoonful of sugar 75: kitchen/cooking - Dottie is carrying the Christmas pud
Follow your heart: Try it out Tuesday: 41 metal musings - the brads
Tuesday taggers - bursts of colour like fireworks - the Stickles fairy dust being spread by the fairy's wand
Copic colour 37: R20, YG06, E33 (I used the nearest I had to colour the Dottie fairy)
Creative Belli: 77 raffia or twine (the bow around the top of the card)
Cuttlebug challenge: Be inspired 55: something that has your favourite on - I used the snowflakes embossing folder - and also fav embellishments of brads and flowers
Flutter by Wednesday 81: open theme - include a butterfly or fairy
Funky Fairys 40: touchy feely - texture (the cuttlebug embossing, flowers, glittered chipboard etc
La la land: 10 ribbon (across the middle of the card)
Paper Blooms: a circle card
Simon Says: all that sparkles (the fairy dust Stickles, the glittered chipboard, the brads)
Cooking it up with Katie 4: start with Christmas theme, add some sparkle, finish with a border (the scalloped edge)
Elzybells 30: glitter, sparkle and shine (things already mentioned)
Hand full of stamps: Looking for some layers: 2 - layers, layers, layers - three of the same layer - three BG eskimo kisses papers, 3 flowers layered
Ildi Co 3: in stitches (stitching on the ribbon across the middle)
Mo's digital 4: a fancy card fold
Theme Thursday: favourite colours - pink/brown
Crafty Catz 5: buttons or brads (both on the card)
Dare U to digi 24: no squares allowed - shaped card (used a digi: Charmed download)
Daring Cardmakers: favourite things - these are a few of my favourite things: pink, cricut 'wild card' doiley, BG papers, brads, flowers, distressing, cuttlebug embossing, copics to colour, Dottie image, ribbon
Frosted designs: make it pop - use pop dots, foam dots, something 3D, something layered
Bee crafty 16: distressing - the torn paper across the middle (and I've used a digital image, which is necessary for this challenge)
Paper cutz 14: 3 kinds of patterned paper
Crazy 4 challenges 8: it's all geometric - at least three different shapes - circular card, rectangles - the image and layer, diamonds on the cirlce of BG eskimo paper
Lots to do 43: a recipe - stamping (digi), paint (on the chipboard, which was then glittered), metal (the brads)
One stop craft: 52 celebration - Christmas!
Our Creative Corner: card inspired by a book or movie - the fairy story: 'The Christmas fairy on the top of the tree'
Cook up a card (monthly challenge for October) - recipe: 2 rectangles (the image and the mat underneath), 1 button (in the middle of the flower, 1 ribbon (across the middle) and 4 patterned papers - the 3 BG eskimo kisses on the front and the BG on the inside
Paper Garden Projects - fourth Friday fun challenge: October - bring on the bling (the brads, glitter, Stickles fairy dust)
The crafting pot: 'thinks pink' (extended to 31 October)
Dream girls 38: embrace the negative (the 'punched out' bits around the edge of the cricut Wild card 'doiley card' and the shadow through from the middle
Pixie Cottage 2: celebrate - Christmas!
Alphabet: C is for circles
Creative Craft 1: the first one - nclude the number 1 (on the inside)

Never again!! It took almost as long to list all the challenges as it did to make the card (although, admittedly, that took quite a long time too)

You might like to look at the post below this one details of a PIF - why not join in?

Paying it forward

I visited Pauline's blog and saw that she was taking part in a crafty 'pay it forward' challenge. I thought I'd give it a try and join in - well, I have a year to do it!



The rules are:

1. I will make a little something for the first three people who comment on this post. It will be a surprise and it will arrive on your doorstep when you least expect it!

2. I will have 365 days to do it in.

What’s the catch? To get a handmade prezzie from me, you have to play too.

1. You must have a blog.

2. BEFORE you comment here, you must post about your Pay It Forward on your blog to keep the fun going, and display the Pay It Forward button

So, come on, who's going to join in?

Salt: Serving for God's glory

It's time for a new Salt challenge and Kim chose the topic - you can read what she had to say here.

I marvel that God has entrusted me with any gifts to use for Him - it is such a humbling thought and one that I find difficult to get my head round - and yet, He has told us in scripture that if we desire the gifts that He has for us, and ask for them, He will give them to us - so it is my prayer that I use such gifts to minister to others for His glory.

The cardstock is DCWV textured and the other bits and pieces of paper are BG wisteria; Prima pearls and crystals. The picture I've used is one I found on the internet (sorry, can't remember where) - I changed the colour to suit the LO.

As usual, you can see the LO better if you click on the picture. There are stamped and embossed hearts on the card beneath the picture.