Thursday, 29 July 2010

Fun with shapes for Christmas

This is for Fun with shapes and more 62 sketch:

I've used some more of the stitched paper that I've shown recently on other cards - it has the texture of handmade paper. The image is 'white lady' from Art Freebies.

The piece of stardream blue card was embossed with divine swirls cuttlebug folder. The stars were punched from some of the embossed silver mirror card that backs the image and runs across the card (much more silvery and shiny irl).

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'
Stamptacular 69: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday taggers: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday throwdown 10: 'Christmas in July'
Little red wagon: 'Christmas in July'
Tellen's place: 'Christmas in July'
Pixie dust studio 33: 'walking in a winter wonderland colour challenge - navy, grey/silver, white/ivory'
Cutie Sunday: 'swirls'
Annabelle: 'say it with ... embossing'
Digi doodle 18: 'punch or cut me' - the punched stars
Anything goes (Craft Den) 9: 'punches'
Dare U 2 digi 42: 'stitching'
Stamp, scrap & doodle: 'digis'
Other lovelies thoughtful Thursday 22: 'make your art be related to ... the weather' - winter
Always playing with paper 8: 'inspiration':

Etsy inspired 98: 'EmenGeeDesigns' - I chose this Marie Antoinette mini plus clasp purse in blue for the stitched swirls:

Clean and simple Christmas

This is for sketch 100 on Clean & simple:

The background paper is English paper company.


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'
Stamptacular 69: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday taggers: 'Christmas in July'
Tuesday throwdown 10: 'Christmas in July'
Little red wagon: 'Christmas in July'
Tellen's place: 'Christmas in July'
Christmas stampin all year long 58: 'buttons and bows'
Pixie dust studio 33: 'walking in a winter wonderland colour challenge - navy, grey/silver, white/ivory'
Cutie Sunday: 'swirls'
Cooking it up with Katie 22: 'button me a blue bow'
Fab n funky 33: 'buttons & bows'
Penny's 34: 'recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 design papers & 3 embellishments (the buttons)
Always playing with paper 8: 'inspiration':

Layer it up

This card is for Crafts4eternity recipe 43 and for Daring cardmakers 'layer it up'. This week we are being sponsored by the lovely Teri of Teri's Delicious Doodles.

This is the sketch that accompanied the recipe for C4E 43:

On DCM, Lynda said: 'I want to see at least one extra layer to your stamped, digi or pre-printed images used on your cards this week. I won't accept just layers to card stock or papers - it has to be on the main image of your card.'

I used some pyramage that was free with Papercraft Inspiraions magazine - it had alternate squares and diamonds to build up the pyramage.

Apart from the sketch, the other part of the recipe for C4E 43 was to use marbled paper and make your own embellishments. So I used the shaving foam marbling technique - very messy and great fun, haven't done this for a while. I used distress ink refills broken china and shabby shutters. Here are the three A4 pieces of card I created:



- and used pieces from these for the three layers behind the pyramage one. I then added some die cut fish (one of the original Sissix green dies) using holographic blue and silver paper - these were my 'own embellishments' for the recipe.

If anyone visited earlier, I've now replaced the poor flash photo with this one.

Chocolat, lovely chocolat!

One of my favourite films is 'Chocolat' - if you haven't seen it, I'd thoroughly recommend it - or, of course, you can read the book (by Joanne Harris - no relation , which is such a good read.

This week's challenge on Dottie's world is 'let's go to the movies', so I've used one of the Charmed downloads from the Dottie at home collection - Naughty Dottie - I chose the coloured version to save time. Naught Dottie has been at the chocolate - so reminds me of a part of the Chocolat film. The theme for this week's Crazy amigo challenge is 'film/movie and Hanna and friends 55 is 'favourite movie', so I'm linking for those too.

I've used the sketch for Eat sleep stamp 93:

and I've used the photo inspiration on Off the wall 17 for the colour combo, using raspberry fizz, Hawaiian shores and purple - can also use black, white or cream':

The background paper is Chloe's closet Wonderland, the striped one is a scrap of DCWV lurking in my scraps box - the scalloped circle cut with nestie is DCWV from the garden party stack.

This is also for:

Digital Tuesday 69
: 'dazzle me' - the colours are lovely and bright and dazzling and there's turquoise sparkle surrounding the sentiment.
Digi doodle 18: 'punch or cut me' - the scalloped circles were cut using nesties in my cuttlebug
Mami doodles 7: 'anything goes'
Stamp, scrap & doodle: 'digis'
Crazy challenge: 'all about birthdays'
Ooh-la-la 59: 'birthday'
Totally stampalicious: 'birthday'
Party time Tuesdays 9: 'anything goes birthday'
Paper romance 9: 'birthday/celebration card'
Stampin' B 69: 'make a birthday card'
Stampin' royalty 30: 'keep it simple, sweetie'
C.R.A.F.T. 61: 'hot and spicy colours'
Whoopsi Daisy July: 'hot - vibrant colours'
For fun: 'bright colours'
Scrappy frogs: 'are you a girlie girl?'
Paper Play 30: 'anything goes'
Dutch dare 83: 'anything goes'
Creative inspirations 39: 'anything goes'
Sisterhood of crafters: 'funnies'
Paper pretties: 'glitter' (around the sentiment)

CBC July ATC swap

The ATC swap on CBC forum this month is 'fabric'. A couple of years ago I had some fun stamping on evenweave material, so I thought I'd do so for this swap. However, I couldn't find the material I wanted to use, so I've used a high count aida, but it didn't stamp so well. I hope others in the group aren't going to be too disappointed.

I stamped the Laura Ashley flower vibrant violet stazon and the Anna Griffin background stamp with cactus green. As the flower really didn't show up too well, I've added an organza flower to each ATC - well, it is a fabric, isn't it?! I got these flowers ages and ages ago at Early Learning Centre - the lilac ones have all gone now - pity they don't do them any more.

I then frayed the edges and stuck on to rich purple stardream card.



I'm linking this for Mixed media Monday, where this week's challenge is 'a few of my favourite things' - past loves: something you really loved doing but haven't done in a while' - stamping on material