Thursday, 11 February 2010

Easter card

This is for sketch 99 on Taylored expressions:

As I'm going to be (hopefully)selling some cards at our WEF at church in three weeks' time, I thought I ought to make a start on Easter cards, so this is the first one this year (it would help if I stopped making Christmas cards, but I like doing those!).

Anyway, back to this card. I've had some alphabet brads for some time - not all of the letters of the alphabet, so I've tended to forget about them - got them out this evening and found that the letters for 'easter' were all there. This is good for the 'brads' challenge on Practical scrappers.

As usual in the evening, it was difficult to get a picture because of the flash on the acetate of the shaker basket, but you get the general idea.

The background paper is from PDA and the shakers were from Poundland (last year, haven't seen anything like them this year).

This is a card that would appeal to children, so is suitable for Magical crafts 8: 'something for the kids'.

Mad March hare

I've been wanting to do something this week for Something completely different - an ATC with the theme of 'mad March hare'.

I turned to the internet to get a copyright-free picture with some wording from Alice's adventures in Wonderland.

I swiped the ATC with versamark and heat embossed with clear UTEE a few times to give a lovely glazed look, added a piece of rafia and then felt that it needed a bit of 'fairy dust' in the form of stickles crystal ice smeared with fingers, particularly around three corners.

It's a simple ATC, but there didn't seem much I could add to it, having originally filled the surface area with the picture from Alice in Wonderland and the bit of the story featuring the mad March hare.

The ATC now needs to be put under heavy books because it's a bit curled at the corners, but I wanted to blog this before tomorrow's new SCD challenge.

I'm not that happy with it - might try and do a better one later.

You are a star


This is for the sketch on Cards for men 3:

It's also for:

Paperminutes 100: 'cornflower blue and orange'
Another for Charisma cardz 6: 'think male'
Another for craft garden February: 'boys'
Another for Rosie-Dee 64: 'Just for men'

I've used paper that is very similar to the previous two cards, but this time it's by Guy's Life earthtones. The circle sticker was from the previous magazine pack.

A quick birthday card

I made this card while I had the papers etc out for the previous one - it's for Unscripted sketch 41 (I turned it on its side):
It's also for Lily-boo too challenge for February: '1 tag and 1 ribbon'
Another for Rosie-Dee 64: 'Just for men'
Another for 411 110: 'colour inspiration' - so safrron, brocade blue, certainly celery



Valentine for a male

This card is for sketch FTL77 on Clean & simple:


It's also for a few Valentine challenges around atm, either for a man or with non-traditional colours:

Paper cutz 27: ' Valentine, using blue, green, black and white only'
Glue, scissors, paper 14: 'non-traditional love' - without red, pink or white
Frosted designs: 'Valentine, but not pink or red'
ECP 5: 'Valentine theme for a man'
Another for Our creative corner: 'masculine Valentine'
Stamp, scrap & doodle 26: 'Valentines with a twist - no red'
Dollies elements challenge: 'Valentine theme - red and pink may not be your primary colours'
Charisma cardz 6: 'think male'
Cute card Thursday 99: 'in the name of love'
One powerful hour: 'love' (and it didn't take an hour)
411 110: 'colour inspiration - so saffron, brocade blue, certainly celery'
The treehouse 36: 'say it with love'
Rosie-Dee 64: 'just for men'
Cutie stampers 42: 'Valentine'
CCEE: 'inspiration challenge' - from the website 'imagekind' - I chose this picture for the colours:


The papers and 'my hero' were free with a magazine a long time ago.


Simply lilac and lemon

This is a card for today's 365 challenge: 'keep it simple'. These are the instructions:

'Start out with blank cardstock, stamp an image in one colour and DO NOT colour it in. Add one embellishment that coincides with the image. You may add any sentiment you wish.

I suppose I've cheated a bit because I've used a three fold card and put the image inside the 'window' of it - using one of my favourite Magenta stamps with just a brad added.

I've used lilac and lemon for Crafty Catz 18 colour combo.