Saturday, 14 August 2010

Chocolate and cream three-fold card

Another card from the recently acquired kit, this time using a base gloss cream card. I've backed the toppers with V&A linen paper, as well as lining the centre inside.

It was challenge 83 on the Crafty Pad that spurred me on to make this card, asking us to use 'chocolate and cream' - a lovely combination, but one not seen too often on Christmas cards. It also uses colours given in the inspiration photo on Prairie fairy for challenge 32:

I decided to make it a three-fold card for challenge 77 on Rosie-D and Pixie Cottage 31: 'a fancy fold'.

As there are camels on the front, it also fits Raise the bar 31: 'ABC - animal, brown and clean & simple'.





This is also for:

Sundays with Crissy 7: 'Christmas in July'
Ann's creative nook 100: 'Christmas in August'
Crafty Ann 21: 'Christmas in August' - please see my post here about Ann's challenge blog moving
Crafty catz 45: 'animals'

Four quick Christmas cards

Four quick Christmas cards - just cutting and sticking involved - using some of the recent QVC kit. They aren't paricularly my 'cup of tea', but I need to make a lot ready for selling for Tearfund and BMS at church, so some 'quick to make' ones like this help to swell the stocks - and this type of card will also sell quite well.

It was this week's Sparkle creations Christmas challenge 36: 'deep red, black and cream/vanilla' that prompted me to choose the elements. The backgrounds are from another kit, with the addition of some Anita's glitterations snowflakes here and there.

The cards are much more 'blingy' irl - just right for Character cafe 28: 'bright sparkle card'.





They are also for:

Sundays with Crissy 7: 'Christmas in July'
Ann's creative nook 100: 'Christmas in August'
Christmas cards all year round: 'snowflakes'
Crafty Ann 21: 'Christmas in August' - please see my post here about Ann's challenge blog moving
ABC Christmas: 'Q is for quick an easy'
Bunny Zoe 3: 'vintage'

Oriental pink



This card uses Mercy's sketch 68:

I've used the colours for 411 colour inspiration 136:

The background paper is a download I found on the internet. The wide strip down the righthand side is BG sultry and the backing behind the cherry blossom image, which has been very lightly coloured with copics, is BG euphoria. The strip with the prima pearls on the left is BG lily kate. The oriental character stamp means 'dream'. I lightly 'pinked' the edges of the cherry blossom image with copic sugared almond pink and fingered some lavender stickles on to the corners - it doesn't show up here, but is glittery irl.

Just realised how dark the picture is, so this is another version and a closer shot which shows the stickles glitter a bit better:



This is also for:

One stop craft 93: 'oriental delights'
Basic Grey 26: 'pearls'
Cooking it up with Katie 24: 'make a flowery pink square' - flowers, a square, dash or two of pink
Paper romance 11: 'pink & bling'
Pixie dust studio 35: 'pretty in pink'
Digi doodle 20: 'flowers'
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 16: 'think flowers'
Stamp and create 4: 'flowers'