Thursday, 14 January 2010

The first two of my ten cards for BF 25th club

I signed up to be part of the 25th club on Bubbly Funk forum - the idea is that each month, by the 25th, we make a number of Christmas cards - the number we make is our own choice. I decided to try to make 10 a month because I usually make a lot and it will spread the time of doing them.

Joanne chose the theme for this month's BF 25th club cards:

'I thought I'd give you a recipe challenge for the first go at the 25th club so for your January card(s) please include:

Turquoise (or blue) and silver swirl(s) of some sort (could be stamped, doodled, chippie, embossed, grungeboard, whatever)
Something sparkly or shiny (e.g. glitter, gems, metal)'

It was one of my crafting resolutions that I would try and make Christmaas cards throughout the year. My other crafting resolution is to use up scraps and offcuts, to avoid always reaching for a new 12 x 12 or whatever.

So today I've made my 10 cards for the club, using various challenge sketches to help me along. And I've also managed to make all of them using offcuts from my Christmas box, with the addition of a few bits and pieces here and there and some recycling.

And, of course, on most of the cards I've included the silver mirror card swirls that I cut last night with my cricut using the new Make a Cut software - you can read about it here.

The first two cards use the sketch for Fresh & Fun 110:


The papers are Craft Creations and the and foiled mirror card on the left of the second card is Kanban (doesn't show up well here - is a much deeper colour blue irl). The glittered 'images' are chipboard from Poundland. I've added gems to the swirls on the second card.

They are also good for:

If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 17: 'chipboard'
Lots to do: 'winter wonderland'
Incy wincy 25: 'sweet treats' - the second card
Sophisticat 17: 'doth the north wind blow': chill
Die cuts R us 21: 'leftovers' - I used scraps and offcuts of papers
Design dollies elements challenge: 'walking in a winter ... wonderland'
Everybody art 73: 'snowflakes'
3 clovers 47: 'baby it's cold outside!' - winter theme
Fab's big Christmas week 1: 'frosty colours'
Humble pie 2 flourishes
Play date cafe12: 'colour: blues'
Stamp with fun 41: snowflakes
Crafty calendar 4: 'keeping warm' - the hot chocolate and marshmallows on the second card
Paperminutes 96: 'relax' - the second card

The rest of my ten cards for the 25th club are shown separately below this post. Most of them also qualify for these challenges.

I'm also entering these cards and the following eight, making ten in all, for the Christmas cards all year round challenge for January.

Another card for BF 25th club

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here - using Get sketchy 20:

Once again, papers are Craft Creations, silver swirls cut on the cricut and the image is recycled from a card received.



This covers most of the challenges already mentioned on this post here and also:

Bah! humbug 1: 'recycling'

More winter for 25th club

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using the sketch on Taylored expressions 97:

This time the background is reflective mirror card which has silver swirls within it and the paper on the right is a piece of Basic Grey. Once again, the glittered chipboard is Poundland.

Winter wonderland continued for BF 25th club

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using the sketch on Card patterns 46 - I turned it on its side:

The top paper was from a magazine and the bottom one is English paper company. Again I've used Poundland chipboard and the cricut silvery holly swirls.

Create4fun sketch for another 25th club Christmas card

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using the sketch on Create4fun week 2:

The background of this card was taken from the centre of a gatefold card we received and the picture of the child sweeping the snow was also recycled from a received card, so this is good for Bah! Humbug 1:'recycling' and also Glue scissors paper 12: 'going green' - incorporate at least 50% recycled products.

The piece of script paper is English paper company.

Another 25th club Christmas card - Secret crafter Saturday

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using the sketch for Secret crafter 65 - I turned it on its side:

The strip of paper across the middle is English paper company, the holidays sentiment is Poundland chippie, the snowman is a recycled tag. This time the glitter is on the ribbons and the holidays sentiment.

Sweet stop card for BF 25th club

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using the Sweet stop sketch 38:

This is a simple card, using a picture recycled from a card received, a few gems added to the silver holly swirls and some inking of edges with chalk ink. Stickles crystal ice has been added to the picture to create glitter.

This also includes Bah! humbug 1 and Glue scissors paper 12.

Unscriped Christmas card for BF 25th club

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using Unscripted sketch 37:

This card was very difficult to capture, particularly taking a photo in artificial light (might try to replace tomorrow if light is OK) because of the reflective nature of the card in the bottom left - it has silver swirls within it. I've used a mix of offcuts of papers and Poundland chippie and a strip of silver gems.

Tenth card for January BF 25th club

This is another card for the BF 25th club - you can read about it on this post here and see the other challenges covered - using CPS sketch 149:

Once again you can't see the pattern on the reflective card on the left because of the flash photo. This simple card was made using offcuts of papers, including the English paper company piece across the middle. Gems have once more been added to the silver holly swirl. It's not easy to see it here, but Stickles crystal ice has been added to the trees.