Monday, 23 August 2010

Simply with love at Christmas

This is for Papertake weekly sketch 46:

It's another simple card with PM signature Christmas carol paper in the background; the sentiment and surround and the snowflake strip were from this year's QVC Christmas kit.

It's also for:

PaperPlay 33: 'pink to make the boys wink'
Creative cottage 21: 'Christmas'
Crafty Ann 21: 'Christmas in August'
Sew many challenges 21: 'Christmas in August'
Creative inspirations 41: 'Christmas in August'
Sundays with Crissy 8: 'your favourite time of year'
ABC Christmas: 'Q is for quick and easy'
Aud sentiments 9: 'anything goes'
Paper cutz 55: 'anything goes'
Christmas cards all year round August: 'snowflakes'
Creatalicious 13: 'vintage'

Simply Happy Christmas

This simply Happy Christmas card is for Inspirational card sketches 79:

The card background is a cross between a matt and a shiny foiled finish. The pink paper is BG eskimo kisses and the snowflakes strips and the Happy Christmas and surround were in my recent QVC Christmas kit.

It's also for:

PaperPlay 33: 'pink to make the boys wink'
Creative cottage 21: 'Christmas'
Crafty Ann 21: 'Christmas in August'
Sew many challenges 21: 'Christmas in August'
Creative inspirations 41: 'Christmas in August'
Sundays with Crissy 8: 'your favourite time of year'
ABC Christmas: 'Q is for quick and easy'
Aud sentiments 9: 'anything goes'
Paper cutz 55: 'anything goes'
Crazy amigo: 'free theme'
Christmas cards all year round August: 'snowflakes'
Andrea: 'simply squared'

Elegant Christmas lady

This Christmas card uses a similar image to the one I used for the birthday card in the previous post.

The background paper is from the PM signature Christmas carol range.

It's for these challenges:

City crafter 18: 'isn't she lovely'
Ooh-la-la 61: 'elegant ladies'
PaperPlay 33: 'pink to make the boys wink'
Creative cottage 21: 'Christmas'
Crafty Ann 21: 'Christmas in August'
Sew many challenges 21: 'Christmas in August'
Creative inspirations 41: 'Christmas in August'
Crazy challenge: 'never too early for Christmas cards'
Sundays with Crissy 8: 'your favourite time of year'
ABC Christmas: 'Q is for quick and easy'
Aud sentiments 9: 'anything goes'
Paper cutz 55: 'anything goes'
Crazy amigo: 'free theme'
Simple doodles 24: 'come on, let's celebrate' - Christmas is a big celebration
Digi doodle 21: 'anything goes'
Creatalicious 13: 'vintage'

Elegant birthday lady

The image I've used for this birthday card was actually in a Christmas kit (I'm going to make a Christmas card with another of these images soon). I think it would be suitable for a winter birthday.

Anyway, I've made this for Party time Tuesdays challenge 12: 'pink, brown and white'. The base card is pearlised pink and I've cut the corners with Fiskars celestial corner edges scissors.

It's also for:

City crafter 18: 'isn't she lovely'
Ooh-la-la 61: 'elegant ladies'
Create4fun 34: 'birthday card'
Stamp magic 17: 'birthday'
PaperPlay 33: 'pink to make the boys wink'
Aud sentiments 9: 'anything goes'
Polka doodles 33: 'vintage style'
Bunny Zoe 3: 'vintage'
Creatalicious 13: 'vintage'

Gatefold Christmas card

Three or four years ago I bought a Brenda Pinnick Christmas kit and used most of it, but recently found that I'd got some pieces that I hadn't used. So here's a gatefold card with BP papers, some sticky ribbon and a few circle images that came in a Christmas kit from QVC last year.



It's for these challenges:

Tuesday throwdown 13
: 'more than one fold'
Creative cottage 21: 'Christmas'
Crafty Ann 21: 'Christmas in August'
Sew many challenges 21: 'Christmas in August'
Creative inspirations 41: 'Christmas in August
Crazy challenge: 'never too early for Christmas cards'
Sundays with Crissy 8: 'your favourite time of year'
ABC Christmas: 'Q is for quick and easy'
Aud sentiments 9: 'anything goes'
Paper cutz 55: 'anything goes'
Crazy amigo: 'free theme'
Simple doodles 24: 'come on, let's celebrate' - Christmas is a big celebration
Digi doodle 21: 'anything goes'

Sun!!!

In between the cloudy sky and showers, the sun has been making a brief appearance now and again today. I went out for lunch with a friend - to begin with it was so sunny and then, within no time at all, it was pouring with rain - the good old British weather!

The theme for the August inchie swap on BF forum is 'sun'.

I dabbed some silver sun charms with butterscotch alcohol ink and then mounted them on to Artox glittered sun stickers, securing with a brad. The background card is a cross between a matt and shiny foil.

I enjoyed doing these - they brightened up my day!

I'm linking for these challenges:

Creative Belli 98: 'round and metal'
Paper romance 12: 'metal heads'
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 44: 'metal'
Shabby tea room 24: 'a little bit of metal'
Allsorts 66: 'miniature - something less than 3 inches' - each one is 1"
Your next stamp 23: 'bold, bright, summery colours'
Cowgirl: 'summertime feeling'
Paper pretties: 'summer'
Cutie Sunday 106: 'anything but a card'
Pixie cottage 32: 'anything but a card'
Sarah Hurley 5: 'anything but a card'
Paper cutz 55: 'anything goes'
Stampin' for the weekend 45: 'anything goes'
Opus gluei 69: 'not so ordinary' - different to the usual things I make
Anything goes 12: '3 layers'
Creative card crew: 'sparkle and shine'
Wild orchid 4: 'make it sparkle'
My time to craft 103: 'glitter & glitz'
Moving along with the times 60: 'glitter'
Artful inkables think ink Tuesday 27: 'bling it on baby'