Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Pink and black seasons greetings

This card is for Get sketchy 24:

and also for Rainbow Lady 89: four seasons - I've chosen winter, using the Penny Black 'fantasy' tree stamp, embossed with detail silver. The papers are DCWV.

Although the scan shows the card well, the photo below shows more of a sheen on the ribbon down the side and on the shimmering backing of the stamped image.

Although the tree isn't a usual 'Christmas tree' I hope it's OK for Susie & Vikki's Christmas club 3: 'oh Christmas tree'.

And it's another for Theme Thursday: 'pink and black' and Incy wincy 29: 'pink and black'


A quick birthday card

This card is for the sketch for Eat sleep stamp 69:

It's also for 411 colour inspiration 109:

It's also for:

Card-a-licious 33: 'three different papers and a tag'
Quixotic 13: 'tag it!'
A late one for week 4 'tags' on Lots to do
And, as all the papers used were from my offcuts box, it's another one for Creative inspirations 47: 'anyone for leftovers?'

And twisted Thursday is celebrating its first birthday this week, so the theme for challenge 42 is 'party, celebrate or birthday'

Lavender and lace

This is for the sketch on Moving along with the times 32:

The MAWTT challenge also called for the theme of 'childhood memories' so I chose a Cute Daisy May digi image of a girl on a swing. So this is also good for Alphabet K is for kids (late with this, but wanting to do something for every letter - this means I've caught up now).

This is also for this week's Cute Daisy May challenge: 'lavender and lace'. And 'lace' is the theme for Gingersnap 42 spicy challenge.

The background paper is some I've had for a long time - originally in a scrapbook pack from Poundland (they don't seem to do so much craft stuff nowadays).

I changed the colour of the CDM digi in Picture It and just added the white lace and the Craftime blossom.

And on Daring card makers this week the theme is the February birthstone: amethyst, so this is fine for that as well - there is a lovely prize this week donated by Craft Obsessions.

The key to my heart

This card is for the sketch for week 6 on Create 4 fun:

It's also for:

Kelly Jo colour chef 38: 'red, blue, cream (or white)'
Another for Susie's sassy 7 : 'red, white and blue'
Tellen's place 5: 'Valentine theme' - must use at least five hearts
CCEE: 'heart challenge - hearts and a charm'
Your next stamp 9: 'charms'
Another for Fun with shapes and more 39: 'hearts and stripes' - the 'something cut' is the die cut chipboard heart
Crafty pad 57: 'recipe: fancy edge, hearts, papers' - the fancy edtes are on the 'East of India paper chains' across the top and bottom, which also count as the papers, as does that on the heart
One powerful hour: 'birds'
Inky impressions 29: 'charming' - add a charm
365 day 346: 'Tuesday trio: scallops - ribbon - ink distressing' - the edging of the paper chains across the top and bottom, the ribbon holding the charm key and the ink distressing around the paper covered chipboard heart - it was sanded and edged with blue iris chalk ink
Cute card Thursday 98: 'spots & dots'
Divine diva inspiration 21: the red colour and the dots
Lucy's cards 5: 'polka dots'
Kaboodle 24: 'spots and stripes'
Lexi 7: 'spotted or striped' - both are here

WOYWW revisited

This morning I showed photos for WOYWW that showed nothing in my workspace. After that I faffed around for quite a bit of the day, but in the end I made a couple of cards and am just about to blog another one that you can see on here.



White space with a hint of pink

This card is for the sketch on today's 365 cards, calling for white space.

I have to admit that I cheated a bit on the white space. I ran some white card through my cuttlebug and embossed with an Ellison paisley texture plate (had a lot of goes at this before I had success because I couldn't remember the 'sandwich' recipe because I haven't used these plates for some time). I then slightly tinted the paisley texture with a pale pink chalk.

Instead of a circle, I recylced a lovely fabric covered dress that I saved from a card (shop bought) that was given to me. This fits nicely with today's Cuttlebug be inspired challenge 70: 'fabric galore'.

Secret crafter Saturday 69 is 'monochrome tones of one colour and white' and it's another card for La-la land 25: 'no DP'. I can't believe I've made a couple of cards today without touching any patterned paper.


It was difficult to get a photo (hence the light shining on the dress) - will try and take a better photo in daylight tomorrow and replace.

Yet more Valentine love

Love, hearts and Valentine theme still figure highly in the challenge world this week, so here's another card for that theme - it is for the sketch on Just us girls challenge 19:

It's also for:

Another for Pile it on 5: 'to the one you love' - and all these to go along with that:

Diva coffee break designs 164: 'Valentine's only' - bravo burgundy, pretty in pink, soft suede
Tuesday taggers: 'love is all around' - and the previous week was 'teddy bear'
Fun with shapes and more 39: 'hearts and stripes' - the circles have been cut on my cricut
Another for Die cut dreams 34: 'have a heart'
Another for Stamp with fun 45: 'hearts' (this time using a stamp - Newton was free with a magazine a long time ago)
My time to craft 78: 'hearts and kisses'
Stamp something: 'love somethings'
Another for By the cute and girly: 'love'
Another for Crafty calendar 5: 'love and friendship', optional: hearts
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: 'love'
Another for Ooh-la-la 47: 'love'
Die cuts R us 25: 'love'
Jacksonbelle: 'love is in the air'
Delightful sketches: 'love'
Another for Penny's challenges: 'Valentine/love'
Pixie cottage 9: 'love theme'
Simon says: 'What's love got to do with it?'
Stampin' royalty 6: 'love/Valentine'
Another for Charisma cardz 5: 'I love you'
Another for C.R.A.F.T. 36: 'love/Valentine'
Anotheer for Paperplay week 5: 'love notes'
Another for the Treehouse 35: 'colours of love - red, pink, white'
Another for Double Dutch 36: 'be my Valentine'
Another for Pink elephant 53: 'mushy gushy Valentine'
Created by hand: 'Valentine's'
Another for Creative card crew 44: 'Valentine's'
Everybody art 78: 'Valentine'
Another for Lili of the valley 46: 'Valentines'
ECP 5: 'Valentine theme for a man' (I think it's suitable to give to a man)
Stampin' for the weekend: 'Valentines themed'
Another for Challenge up your life 13: 'Valentine including heart'
Another for Crazy 4 challenges 23: 'be my Valentine'
Our creative corner: 'masculine Valentine' (I hope it's OK for a man)
Another for Mixed media Monday: 'romance'
Hand full of stamps 15: 'you animal'
La-la land 25: 'no DP' - I didn't use any designer paper for this card - the two circles beneath the image one have been stamped and embossed, using lipstick red chalk ink, one with a DB swirls stamp and the other with funstamps paisley background
Creative Belli 84: 'ribbons'
Just Buggin' 23: 'love ya' - I used the cricut for the circles (using Make the cut software)
Copic colour 50: 'E18 copper, E42 sand white, E77 maroon' - I used my nearest colours
Tanda teaser 133: 'quick and cute'
Fab n funky 10: 'shabby chic' - I think he's a shabby chic bear! and I've inked edges for a shabby look
Creative Inspirations 47: 'anyone for leftovers?' - I didn't cut into anything new for this (still trying to keep the ressolution to use up offcuts'
Lexi 7: 'spotted or stripes' - I opted for striped ribbons
There she goes 41: 'red, pink and brown'
365 cards day 345: 'Ad inspired' - this was the picture given (I used the colours):


This says it all

Today is WOYWW on Julia's blog - it's the time when we show what's on our workspace today. Mmmmmm - nothing!!

And I'd set aside today to do some crafting, but so far I haven't got into any. I've had a further sort out and tidy up (I think I get a bit fanatical about this at times), but would really like to get started and mess it all up again. I'm hoping that before the day has gone there will be a more productive picture of my space.

I really can't settle to much today - John's sister is having an op and I'm feeling anxious about her.