Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Eskimo kisses Christmas card

This card is for the sketch for challenge 3 on Fab 'n' funky:
It uses the colours given for Colour throwdown 72:
I used BG eskimo kisses papers, a piece of glittery ribbon (there was an option for the Fab 'n' funky challenge to include glitter) and some Dovecraft brads.

I'm also linking for Creative card crew 41: 'anything goes'.

This is the picture given for inspiration on Whimsical Wednesday - the Diedrich dare 14, which ties in with the colours I've used:



I turned the sketch on its side:

Cards from crafting friends

I thought I'd show these gorgeous Christmas cards received from crafting friends:








Aren't they lovely?

Swap Christmas cards

I took part in Christmas card swaps on a couple of crafting forums and received these beautifully crafted cards:

From Kath on Bumbleberries:



From Wendy (Robbyn) on Bubbly Funk:



Aren't they lovely.

And I've had quite a few other delightful cards from crafting friends - I'll show them soon (I think it's nice to put them on here for others to see and also so that I will be able to look back on them on here long after Christmas has gone).

A krafty touch of pink and teal

This card is for challenge 157 sketch on Diva coffee break design:


and also for color dare 46: 'Rich Razzleberry, Kraft, Taken with Teal'.

The background is actually wrapping paper (and I've used the matching tag). Everything else is taken from the PM 'touch of pink' and 'touch of teal' kits.



It covers the following challenges as well:

Keryn Campbell colour challenge 26: 'close to cocoa, blush blossom and taken with teal' (I've been meaning to do this one for sooooo long!)
Quixotic 6: 'seeing stars'
Magical crafts 4: 'special Birthday'
Cupcake 70: '5 x 5 birthday card'
Die cut dreams 27: 'glitter me silly'
Try it out Tuesday 48: 'bling it out!!'
Tuesday morning 24: 'recipe: '1 tag, 1hidden message, lots of glitter' - this photo shows the hidden message under the tag:

In the cottage studio prize

The prize for Rumble 18 on In the cottage studio arrived this morning



I look forward to using these lovely stamps.

BF Christmas inchies

The topic for the December inchies swap on BF, hosted again by Leigh - thank you, Leigh - is Christmas.

I've used a very light blue silvery reflective card that has silver foiling within it. I stamped an angel on each inchie - from the Hero Arts 'joys of Christmas' stamp set - and heat embossed with silver detail. I then added a few gems and a little crystal ice stickles on the angels' wings.

It was so difficult to try and get a photo of these because of the reflective card. The first picture is a scan, the second a photo and the third a close up photo of one of the inchies.



The current challenge on Inchy by inch is 'Christmas carol', so these are perfect for 'Hark, the herald angels sing'. And Kraftin' Kimmie 10 this week is asking for 'sparkle, baby!'

This week on Stampin' sisters in Christ, the verse for challenge 17 is Matthew 6:19-20 and the challenge is ' to get out your crafting *treasures* and use on your cards or other projects this week, in other words BLING IT UP.' This seems appropriate, as it's using crafting bling to swap with others.

Obviously atm, 'Christmas' is the theme of many challenges, so I'm also linking for:

Sophisticat 15: 'Christmas - anything goes'
One stop craft 59: 'Christmas love'
Sunday stamper: 'Christmas' - and the previous week was 'angels'
Pink elephant 45: 'winter and/or Christmas'
Flutter by Wednesday 87: 'winter - with a butterfly, fairy or angel'

BF December ATCs

The subject for the ATC swap on BF for December, hosted again by Ali - thanks, Ali - is 'sparkle/glitter'.

I used some turquoisy green foiled card which had silver swirls on it and overlaid this with foiled vellum. In the scan you can't see that Seasons greetings is foiled slightly differently - it just doesn't show up - but you can see it a bit in the photo (although there's glare from the flash).

The glittery piece of ribbon says 'Christmas wishes'.



I'm linking these for Pink elephant 45: 'winter and/or Christmas', Sophisticat 15: 'Christmas theme - anything goes' and Incy wincy 22: 'father/mother Christmas'.

And Kraftin' Kimmie 10 this week is asking for 'sparkle, baby!'

This week on Stampin' sisters in Christ, the verse for challenge 17 is Matthew 6:19-20 and the challenge is ' to get out your crafting *treasures* and use on your cards or other projects this week, in other words BLING IT UP.' This seems appropriate, as it's using crafting bling to swap with others.