Friday, 20 November 2009

Oh Christmas tree

This is for the Sweet stop sketch 30:



It's also for Sunday stamper 79: 'Oh Christmas tree' - the tree was stamped and embossed with metallic green and gems added (unfortunately, scan doesn't show these to advantage - might replace with photo tomorrow if light is good enough)



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Holly background card

This card is for Sketch Saturday 77:



I created this background by randomly stamping Hels Sheridan lovely Stitchels medium holly stamp and colouring with copics:


This background (and the card below) fits these challenges:

Saturday Spotlight 7: 'create a masterboard'
Fab's Big Christmas 46: 'stamped background'

It's also another one for Kraftin'Kimmie 6: 'lotsa circles' and another for Colour Create 32: 'green, red and white' with the option of 'Christmas'

The decorated chipboard circles and strip across the top are all Brenda Pinnick (from two or three years ago - yes, I'm trying this year to use up some of the odd bits that still lurk in the Christmas box).



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Sparkly snowman

This is for Card Patterns sketch 41:



This is another card for:

Forever friends: 'glitter' - the FF elements I've used for this card are glittered
Allsorts 27: 'made for a child'
A spoon full of sugar 78: 'baby's first Christmas/pre-schooler'
Creative Inspirations 36: 'sparkle'

Also for:

Magical Crafts 2: 'recipe': all of these are on my card:
A Santa or Snowman Image (both if you like)
Something Sparkly
Ribbon
Christmas Flower (includes Holly and Ivy)


The papers are from Forever Friends Christmas Glow and everything else is from FF Elements.



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Sparkly gift

This is for Stamp, scrap, doodle sketch 15:

This is also for:

Forever friends
: 'glitter' - the FF elements I've used for this card are glittered (it just doesn't show up here very well) - there's glitter on the holly, the hat and the ribbon around the present.
Fun with shapes and more 29: 'gifts'
One stop crafts 55: 'gifts'
Allsorts 27: 'made for a child'
A spoon full of sugar 78: 'baby's first Christmas/pre-schooler'
Another one for Creative Inspirations 36: 'sparkle'

The papers are from Forever Friends Christmas Glow and everything else is from FF Elements.



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

No, I'm not actually dreaming of a white Christmas, but that's the title of my card for If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 11 sketch:



It's also for these challenges:

Something completely different week 28: 'blue/white and snowflakes'
Paper Maniac Inspirations: 'Create something vintage/retro - Optional Challenge:
Create something Christmas-related
Another one for Creative Belli 78: 'Christmas with creative cuts and more' - use Christmas
embellishments (the added snowflakes)
And another one for Ildi Co 5: choose a Christmas song - this time: 'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas'
And the colours are good for day 131 on 365 cards: 'ad inspired' (yes, I am still doing some of the old 365 challenges!)

Etsy inspired
62: 'Quiltish from Alissa Jacobs' - the idea is to look in her shop and choose something to inspire crafting - this is what I've chosen:


On C.R.A.F.T. 26 - this was the inspiration photo given:


I've used some Craft Creations 'snowflakes on dark blue' paper for the background. The tree is a photo I took the last time we had snow, the pillar box picture is one that I used last year - I added some snowflakes as well and the sentiment was computer generated.

Sorry, the scan is a bit crooked, not the card!

Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

BF November ATCs

For the ATC swap on Bubbly Funk forum this month, we were given a sketch to work with:



I used DCWV textured card and a couple of my fav cuttlebug embossing folders - d'vine swirls and swiss dots, added a few other bits and pieces and printed 'purple' in a tiny font. I made five of these.

There was no stipulation about colour, so I chose purple - I do love all shades of purple and lilac.

There are one or two challenges around atm asking for 'purple' (I've already done a digi purple Christmas scene, but thought I'd link this as well):

Incy wincy designs: 'purple!'
Lily-boo too November challenge: 'purple'
As it's an ATC, it's good for Whimsy 28: 'not a card', also for Pollycraft 28: 'no cards allowed'



Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Scraps and more ...

The theme on Daring Cardmakers last Friday was 'scraplings'. I thought about this earlier in the week, but it was only this morning that I got round to doing anything for it - when I started, the new challenge wasn't up on DCM, so I thought I'd just squeeze in, but now it is - oh well, yet again, I'm late!

I decided to use one of Kathy's sketches (Kathy is one of the DCM team - an original - and a crafting forum friend):

I noticed the other day that Kathy had made a card and then a scrapling with the offcut, showing both at the same time - I thought this was a good idea, so that's what I've done.

In fact, I was able to get one card and two scraplings out of an A4 piece of card, one scrapling being a bit longer than the other.

I used various scraps, some of which is Basic Grey and some Papermania flowers with wire swirls, plus a few buttons, gems etc.

On the larger card I used ric rac and buttons, which was the challenge on 365 day 256 for 'perfect pair'. It is also predominantly red and grey which makes it OK for this week's Design Dollies colour challenge.

The scrapling on the right has the colours for this week's Kelly Jo colour chef 28: 'black, tan, red' - there is some tan within some of the spots on that BG scarlet's letter paper, honestly!

'Using flowers with black and red' is the theme for Card*a*licious 31, also incorporating 'thank you', so the third card is good for that.

Another one for Kraftin' Kimmie 6: 'lotsa circles'

And, lastly, the cards all have BG paper on and bling - the flowers and the gems - so I'm linked for Basic Grey week 8 'glitz and bling'.

They cards are a bit easier to see if you click on the picture.

So, all of this has come out of one A4 piece of card and scraps!

Don't forget: If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!