Saturday, 30 January 2010

Timeless memoirs

This card is for sketch 49 on Card Patterns:

It has the colours in the inspiration picture for Whimsical Wednesday Diedrich dare 20:
It's also for:

Cute Daisy May: 'vintage'
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 20: 'vintage'
Peachy keen 21: any format, must contain a vintage item or be inspired by something vintage, must contain at least one stamped image - I used Stampendous 'timeless memoirs' stamp inked with heritage old English red on a piece of HOTP paper that was then torn and edged with tattered rose distress ink
Another for Ooh-la-la 46: 'distressing'

The background paper is BG sugared and the flowers/swirls are BG opaline designer half pearls.


Lol! Just realised I'd called this 'Timless memoirs' - I've now inserted the 'e'!

A gift for mummy

This card is for Laura's sketch 44 on 2 sketches 4 you:

Also for ColourQ 17:

It's also for:

Today (day 336) on 365 cards: 'the 3 S's - Stripes, Square, Spring'
Susie's sassy 7: 'red, white and blue'
Another for Artful inkables Think Ink Tuesday: 'think spring'
Another for Dottie's world: 'leaf it! - using the Charmed digi Sugar & Spice 'gift for mummy' - there are leaves on the stem of the flower
Sophisticat 19: 'mother, miss you ... or a tribute' - thought this is appropriate because the digi is called 'gift for mummy'
Another for Squigglefly 33: 'summer card in January'
Raise the bar 3: 'the older the better' - use old papers - the red and black background is a piece of HOTP paper that must have been in my offcuts for a long, long time, and so has the striped paper which was originally free with a magazine


Heart 4 heart's sake

This card is for this week's Card Positioning systems sketch 151:

I added to the sketch a bit, but I hope you can still see it.

It's also for:

Anyone for Anya: 'heart 4 heart's sake' - the digi image is Miss Anya autumn
Copic colour 49:
Another for Stampavie 79: 'love card/Valentine'
Another for Inky impressions 28: 'Valentine' - must include pink and hearts
One powerful hour: 'pink and brown'
Ooh-la-la 46: 'distressing' - sanded around the edges of the brown paper
Another for Little red wagon 13: 'hearts'
Another for Hand full of stamps 14: 'I give you my heart'
Another for Dare U 2 digi 30: 'hearts' - Miss Anya autumn is a digital image
Another for fussy & fancy 3: 'hearts'
Secret crafter Saturday 68: 'hearts'
Bee crafty 23: 'romance' - I've included a digi image

The papers were from my scraps box (I wish I could remember what the brown paper is because I'd love to get some more of it), the striped paper is Making memories and the sequined and beaded hearts are from Paper n Lace.

Blue periphery

This card is for challenge 75 on Ann's creative nook, which specifies this sketch:

and using white with one other colour only, so I've chosen shades of blue.

It's also for:

Day 334 on 365 cards: 'the 3 B's - Blue, Blossom and emBoss - the strip on the lefthand side has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder and the prima blossoms are embossed
Dollies colour challenge: 'Design dollies are bringin' the blue - monochromatic blues'
Another for Stampin' B 43: 'make a card with a butterfly, a flower and a die cut'
Another for Treehouse 34: 'butterfly + flower'
Another for Frosted designs: 'embossing challenge'
Apron strings: 'stamping' - the central image is a Laura Ashley stamp inked with Stazon ultramarine; the background was achieved with an Elzybell texture stamp and a couple of shades of blue inks
Elzybells 35: 'your own stamped patterned paper' - I used Elzybells texture stamp for the background
2 red bananas: 'behind the scenes' - create your own stamped background
Another for Basic Grey 12: 'animals' - birds and butterflies - all the papers I've used are BG Periphery (given to me by a kind crafting friend)
Another for Spoon full of sugar 88: 'freestyle' - anything you like
Another for Flutter by Wednesday 94: 'open - include butterfly, fairy or angel'
Another for Cute card Thursday 97: 'blooming gorgeous'
Theme Thursday: 'busy!' - with lots of elements
Tanda teaser 131: 'ink it up' - plenty of inking on the background as well as for the centre image

The embossed panel on the left and the central shape has been chalked.