Saturday, 26 June 2010

Yesteryear in pink and brown

This is for Mercy's sketch on Crazy4challenges 43:

and for SPCC 53:

The papers are Daisy Bucket and the image is a Kanban stamp, coloured with copics. The handmade paper flowers have been coloured with copics.


It's also for:

Creative stamp friends 1: 'pink and brown'
Ooh-la-la 56: 'flourishes and pearls'
Creative cottagre 16: 'pearls and swirls'
Creative craft: 'stamp it up'
Dollies elements: 'let your favourite ice cream flavour dictate your colour palate' - I love chocolate and strawberry ice cream
Rainbow lady 109: 'ice cream colours' - chocolate and strawberry
Freshly brewed 8: 'anything goes'
Fab n funky 29: 'sew n sew' - stitched ribbon
Simplicity 9: 'flourishes'
Tanda teaser 149: 'yesteryear'
Copic creations 30: 'other paper' - I coloured the handmade paper flowers (originally white) with copics
Stamp something: 'something vintage with flowers'
Challenge up your life 23: 'vintage'
One stop craft 86: 'colour combo: pink and brown'
Speedy the cat 9: '3+ flowers on your card'
Bunny Zoe 1: 'nice and girly'
Creative prompts for you CH21: 'read all about it' - inspired by a book - I've chosen 'The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald' - the roaring twenties:

Another quick card while watching Nadal

Well, poor Rafa Nadal hasn't had it easy in this match and one still wonders whether he will pull through an win it - time will tell.

I'm doing a bit of crafting, but keeping an eye on the game, so this is another easy card - just a print out of sheet music free from the internet for 'Hark the herald angels sing' and 'Christmas carollers', a charmed digi download.


It is for these challenges:

Incy wincy 47: 'music'
Dottie's world: 'no designer papers'
Digital Tuesday 64: 'Christmas in June'
My time to craft 96: 'Yuletide in June'

Dottie at school

Just a bit more crafting while keeping an eye on Nadal's match at Wimbledon.

This week on Dottie's world the challenge is to make a card with no designer papers. I chose a favourite Dottie digi 'Dottie at school' - the coloured version - and I stamped the background of the card with random letters/numbers - PM alphabet stamps coloured with copics.

Just scraps 13 is 'school's out' - anything to do with school, so I'm also linking for that.



It's also for Crafty Catz 38: 'let's go digital'

Teenage boy card

Unlike quite a few crafters I tend to like making masculine cards, but I think the hardest are for teenage lads. It's quite easy to find a fun image for a younger boy and plenty to choose from for the older man, but teenagers ....

I've used Tim Holtz idea-ology Lost and Found papers, cutting individual 2" squares and then piecing them together before stamping with the HOTP faux stitching stamp.

The added bits and pieces are from Jolees 'tech gadget' stickers and also Sandylion gym sticker.


I'm linking this card for:

Pile it on 24: 'stickers'
Die cut dreams: 'green & blue colour combo for a teenage boy'
Our creative corner: 'keep your cool colour challenge: blues & greens'
Fab n funky 29: 'sew n sew'
Sew many challenges 19: 'anything goes'
Creative craft: 'stamp it up'
Charisma cardz 25: 'for the boys'
Paper cutzz 47: 'circles, stars or squares'
Polka doodles week 25: 'boy's birthday'
Dancing in pajamas TCP115: 'photo inspiration' - squares and green/blue:

Look what I caught!

I decided to make a quick card in between sitting in the garden for a coffee and coming in to watch tennis (the stamped image was done last night, so it was a very quick card).

This card uses the sketch for challenge 11 on Craft your passion:

The stamp is Paper Nation fisherman, coloured with copics and the background paper is an old piece of English paper company (gradually using this up, but will be sad when it's gone).


It's also for:

Mixed Media Monday: 'something old' - the English paper company background paper
Lexi 16: 'something old' (see above)
Rosie D 73: 'something blue + option fish
Paper cutz 47: 'circles, stars or squares'
Gingersnap GC60 colour challenge: 'shades of blue'
Ann's creative nook 93: 'it's a man's world'
Charisma cardz 25: 'for the boys'
Dancing in pajamas TCP115: 'photo inspiration' (I used squares):