Saturday, 17 July 2010

Whispers

The lovely picture of the ladies whispering was given as the prompt for this week's Soartful challenge.

I simply took the picture and digitally changed the colours of Adriana Hollenbeck's 'greens and blue' paper and frame.

I can see clearly now ...

Last year I bought a Christmas Patchwork Pals kit from QVC, thinking it would be good for making cards to sell for charity, but it remained untouched. I took the box to Eastbourne in case I felt like doing some crafting - all I did in the end was to stick ovals into a few aperture cards.

So this is one of those cards, with an piece of acetate put between the two layers of the aperture, with sentiment 'buttons' and snowflakes stuck on the front and correspondingly on the inside. The picture of the church is glittered to give a snowy effect.

The pattern on the front of the card continues on the back.




This is for these challenges:

Sentimental Sundays 11: 'I can see clearly now ... ' - use something clear (acetate) and a sentiment
Cupcake 99: 'acetate'
Secret crafter Saturday 91: 'apertures'
Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Christmas stampin' all year long 57: 'bling it up' - glitter on the church picture and the sentiments and snowflakes are foiled
Mixed media Monday: 'something blue'
Lucy's cards 12: 'buttons'
Crazy 4 challnges 46: 'buttons'
Andrea's: 'simply monochromatic'
Sundays with Crissy 6: 'monochromatic'
Anything goes (Craft Den) 7: 'sparkle & shine'
Aly's Sunday 21: 'red or white or blue'
Crafty Ann 19: 'Sir Cliff Richard song' - Cliff sang 'White Christmas' on the album 'Together with Cliff' 1991

Special Christmas angels

This is for CPS sketch 175:

It's another Christmas card featuring an angel for the July 25th club on BF forum (my 7th card for this month's challenge).

The background paper and surround of the picture is BG wassail; the picture was cut from Dovecraft paper. The strip across the card was a left over from a QVC kit from last year.

This is also for:

Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Flutter by Wednesday 113: 'use layers' - and I used an angel
Winter Wonderland: 'glittery angels' - the strip across the card is foiled, so it glints in the light
Christmas stampin' all year long 57: 'bling it up'
Aud sentiments 6: 'can't use a sentiment'

My little mermaid

This card uses the sketch for Corrosive 72:

I downloaded a free Disney My Little Mermaid image to colour with copics. The base card is Stardream (doesn't show the lovely sheen on it here) and the strip of paper is Shan Laurence British beach - a scrap rescued from my box (still trying to use these up - never-ending task!)


This is also for:

Dollies elements challenge: 'favourite cartoon characters' - My Little Mermaid
Etsy inspired 97: 'Mermaid's tears'
Cupcake inspirations 67: 'mermaid and colours'
Twisted Thursday 65: 'water, waves, wetness'
Oh Alice 22: 'dancing under the sea'
Creative prompts for you CH22: 'paradise in a picture'
Our creative corner: 'beach'
Cutie Sunday 100: 'sun, beach, ocean'
Kaboodle 35: 'it's a luau!!'
Delightful: 'life's a beach'
Paper playtime 7: 'bubbles'
Creative craft: 'summer lovin''
Cutie stampers 64: 'summer'
Allsorts 61: 'summer days'
By the cute and girly July: 'warm summer days'
Bunny Zoe 2: 'summer days'
Ann's creative nook 96: 'anything goes'
For fun: 'favourite technique to colour images' - copics
Gingersnap GC62 spicy supply challenge: 'markers'
Town scrapper: 'anything goes'
Our daily bread 21: 'colour it' - a coloured image
Totally Gorjuss 38: 'water, water' (late for this, but I was away last week)
Bee crafty 34: 'at the beach'
Stamp something: 'something digital'
Double Dutch 47: 'movie madness' - Disney: 'My little mermaid'
Digi doodle 16: 'use those scraps' - the piece of beach paper
Aud sentiments 6: 'can't use a sentiment'

Make a note of it

When I saw today's new Penny Black challenge 110: 'anything but a card', I thought what a good opportunity it was to use one of the PB stamps I bought in Eastbourne, called 'cheesecake message'.

I covered the notebook front withha piece of Steffi's tutti frutti, printed the 'make a note of it' on my dymo letratag and coloured the image with copics.

I'm also linking this for:

Ann's creative nook 96: 'anything goes'
Crazy challenge: 'it's hip to be square' - the paper
Creative Belli 95: 'alter it!'
Creative cottage 18: 'no cards allowed'
For fun: 'favourite technique to colour images' - blending copics
Gingersnap GC62 spicy supply challenge: 'markers'
Town scrapper: 'anything goes'
Our daily bread 21: 'colour it' - a coloured image

I saw three ships come sailing by ...

When I saw this week's DCM challenge, 'We are sailing', I thought of some Christmas paper that I've had for a couple of years at least and have never used. I can't remember the manufacturer (would appreciate it if anybody can tell me) - it's a very dark background with silver writing, repeating the Christmas carol 'I saw three ships come sailing by ...'

But I didn't have a picture of three ships, but remembered that I had some photos that had come with a toppers kit I bought ages ago.

So I scanned them into 'Picture it', faded the images so that the edges would blend and overlapped them to form a picture of three ships, which I then mounted on to silver mirror card.

The base card is Sapphire Stardream.

I think I might be making a few more versions of this - now that I've got the blended picture, it's a simple card to put together.

Atm there are quite a few Christmas challenges around, so I'm also linking for:

Magical crafts 19: 'Christmas in July'
Cards for men 14: 'Christmas in July'
Ooh-la-la 58: 'Christmas in July'
Shabby tea room 18: 'Christmas in July'
Fab n funky 31: 'it's Christmas in July'
Freshly brewed 11: 'Christmas in July'
Creative prompts CH24: 'Christmas in July'
2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Cute card Thursday 121: 'get a head start ... Christmas'
Bah! humbug 25: 'less is more'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Mixed media Monday: 'something blue'
Gingersnap GC60 colour challenge: 'shades of blue'
Donna's den of crafts 3: 'it's a man's world'
Sisterhood of crafters: 'man card'
Prairie fairy 28: 'for the boys!'