Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Cute as a cupcake

This is for Deb's sketch on Cute card Thursday 122:

The base card is another stardream one - the cupcake and sentiments are from a QVC kit (trying to use it up - only bought it really because I wanted the stamps that go with it and so far I haven't used them!).


It's also for:

Crafty creations 77: 'happy or sweet'
Ann's creative nook 98: 'sweet black vanilla cherries'
Fab n funky 32: 'reuse or recycle' - the spotted doiley

All at sea

This is for Friday Sketchers 112:

Background paper is unknown from my scrap box - the band across the middle is from 'It's a guy thing' - the photos were with a 'men' kit from QVC quite a while ago - these have proved to be very handy for quick cards like this.

The scan has cut the top of the card a bit (if the light's good tomorrow I might replace with a photo).


The colours are those given for Color Throwdown 102:

It's also for:

Tanda teaser 151
: 'all at sea'
Alphabet: 'M is for men'
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 13: 'masculine card'
Pile it on 29: 'stretch that plastic!' - the buttons

Peace on earth

This is for the sketch for Cuttlebug be inspired 93:

The base card is gold stardream, the green and gold foiled frame is from the recent QVC kit, the diamond behind that is a matt pale gold and the gold mirror card across the bottom was embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots - the folder isn't long enough for the width of the card, but it was just right that this strip was hidden by the frame, so no join is seen. It's a pity that a flash photo doesn't do it justice.

The 'peace on earth' stamp is personal impressions, stamped with versamark and heat emhossed with gold detail.

This is also for:

2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Sundays with Crissy 7: 'Christmas in July'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Polka doodles week 29: 'Christmas in July'
Drunken stampers 26: 'Christmas in July'
Creative inspirations 39: 'anything goes'
Stamptacular 69: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday taggers: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday throwdown 10: 'Christmas in July'
Delightful: 'it's so simple' - no designer paper or embellishments
Annabelle: 'say it with ... embossing' - cuttlebug folder and heat embossing

More Christmas in July

This is for Martine's sketch on Simon says:

There are still a lot of 'Christmas in July' challenges around (I guess it will soon before 'Christmas in August'!) - for this card I've used the Penny Black stamp 'the manger' coloured with copics, as 'It's Christmas in July' is the challenge this week on Penny Black for week 111.

The base card is stardream, which sparkles nicely, the first layer is English paper company, the paper with stitched swirls and stars is unknown as is the piece across the bottom - in my Christmas scraps box from last year.

This is also for:

2 sisters 2: 'Christmas in July'
Sundays with Crissy 7: 'Christmas in July'
Christmas cards all year round July: 'anything goes'
Polka doodles week 29: 'Christmas in July'
Drunken stampers 26: 'Christmas in July'
Creative inspirations 39: 'anything goes'
Anything goes (Craft Den) 8: stars
Stamptacular 69: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday taggers: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday throwdown 10: 'Christmas in July'
Stampotique 11: 'Christmas in July'
Bah! humbug 28: 'Christmas scene'
Cutie Sunday 102: 'swirls' - the stitched swirls
Frosted designs: 'songs of our life' - the all time children's Christmas favourite: 'Away in a manger'
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: use a stamp

Chocolate and mint

This is for the sketch on Pals paper 52:

Papers are Fancy pants Antique (double sided). The sentiment stamp is Funstamps, inked with memento riich cocoa and edged with copic burnt umber. The brown 'button' is a thin cuts die.

This is also for:

Creative Inspirations 70: 'chocolate and mint' (ideal paper for this)
Cowgirl: 'anything goes'
Wee memories 15: 'Simon says stamp!'
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: 'use a stamp'
Ooh-la-la 59: 'birthday'
Totally stampalicious: birthday'
Crazy challenge: 'all about birthdays'
Stampavie 102: 'anything goes'
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: 'birthday'
Party time Tuesdays 9: 'anything goes birthday'
Creative inspirations 39: 'anything goes'
Donna's den of crafts 4: 'we want to see your 'green' cards'
Created by hand: 'green'

What do you do when you've got no ideas?

It's the last possible moment to get my inchies done for the BF forum July swap, which this month is 'America' - I've been thinking about this for days (not all the time, of course, but off and on), trying to rack my brain as to what to do ... and today I still hadn't got a clue.

So, I'm sorry bubbly girls, but I had to cheat and google 'stars and stripes' and this is what I've come up with:


I'll try harder next time, I promise!