Saturday, 25 September 2010

Some more Patchwork Pals aperture cards

Unlike the previous cards shown, the apertures on these cards have been fully filled in, front and back, so you can see the other side inside the card.

Card 1:

Card 2: The nativity scenes in this card were recycled:


Card 3:

Card 4:

I've linking for these challenges:

Oh Alice week 32: 'journey to the centre of the earth' - make a card with a window or a hole'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Paperminutes 132: 'countdown to Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Totally Gorjuss 49: 'Christmas'
One stop craft 99: 'snowflakes in September'
ABC Christmas: 'T is for tree' (on 3 of the cards)
Aly's 25: 'sparkle & glitter'
Little red wagon 47: 'glitter'
Sundays with Crissy 9: 'sparkle and shine'
Delightful: 'make it sparkle'
Tellen's place: 'bring on the bling'
Crazy 4 challenges 56: 'bling'
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
Charisma cardz 38: 'anything goes'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis

Patchwork Pals front and back

Last year I bought a Patchwork Pals Christmas kit from QVC, thinking it would be a good idea to make a few quick cards ... and it remained in the box until this year.

In the kit were some fronts and backs for some of the characters, so I've used them in aperture cards, all of which have a glittered church on the righthand inside so it is seen through the aperature behind the character. I love the ones with backviews.

I apologise that the photos have been quickly done, but I need to spend time on making the cards.

And today I've put inserts into, bagged and labelled about 150 cards - I should take John's advice and do this when I've made about 20 so it's not such a big job - I hate all that, would far rather be actually making the cards.

It was seeing the challenge for week 32 on Oh Alice this morning: 'journey to the centre of the earth' - make a card with a window or a hole', that prompted me to remember these aperture cards that could be used with the fronts and backs of the characters. The cards are also for the other challenges listed underneath.













Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Paperminutes 132: 'countdown to Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
One stop craft 99: 'snowflakes in September' (on some of the cards)
Totally Gorjuss 49: 'Christmas'
Raise the bar 37: 'bundle up - image that depicts cooler weather'
Aly's 25: 'sparkle & glitter'
Little red wagon 47: 'glitter'
Sundays with Crissy 9: 'sparkle and shine'
Delightful: 'make it sparkle'
Tellen's place: 'bring on the bling'
Crazy 4 challenges 56: 'bling'
Papertake: 'animal magic' (on some of the cards)
Crafty Emma 5: 'animal antics' (on some of the cards)
Die cut dreams Christmas 36: 'Christmas furry things' (on some of the cards)
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
Charisma cardz 38: 'anything goes'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis

Colourful Christmas

Once again, I made five of this card - the tags vary a bit, but they all have a house or shop on them. The colourful stockings paper was over from a couple of years ago - English paper company, I think.

This was particularly prompted by Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas' challenge, but is also for:

Wee memories 24: 'CAS with tag'
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: 'tags'
Paperminutes 132: 'countdown to Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Crafty catz 51: 'stitching' - faux stitching on the tag
Stamp, scrap & doodle: 'stitching' - faux stitching on the tag
Daisy doodles 17: 'keep it simple'
I did it 22: 'keep it simple'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
Charisma cardz 38: 'anything goes'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis

Peace on earth

The 25th of the month has come round so quickly again and it's my turn to set the theme for the 25th Christmas club for October on BF forum. - so this is my challenge to my fellow bubblies: 'I'd like you to make cards where the emphasis is on the sentiment - lots of wording or one big sentiment. There can be images on the card, but the main focus should be wording.'

For my cards I've used the sketch for CPS 185 (I turned it on it's side):

The first flash photo shows the foil and embossing a bit better than the one of the five (taken on the garden table because that was the only place to get enough light without flash).

The rich red and gold card I've used was bought a couple of years ago and remained at the bottom of my Christmas papers - I thought it was about time I used it.

The Personal Impressions 'peace on earth' stamp was inked with distress fired brick and heat embossed with detail clear.


I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Paperminutes 132: 'countdown to Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Crafty pad 89: 'embossing' (heat)
Daisy doodles 17: 'keep it simple'
I did it 22: 'keep it simple'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Ooh-la-la 63: 'sentiment - main feature'
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
Charisma cardz 38: 'anything goes'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis

Turquoise and red Christmas

These eight cards are all very similar, with the same background paper, but different additions to each.

The background paper is Arctic frog ski bunny phreezing phrases and the strips are ski bunny white out and ski bunny mogul run. All the other bits used were left over from last year or the year before.

The photos are poor because I made the cards last night and resorted to flash and also the battery on my camera was almost giving out so I wanted to take them as quickly as possible.

The 25th club theme for Christmas cards on BF forum for September has been to use bright and funky colours, so these cards are for that - giving me a total for September of thirteen for the challenge, three more than my target.







This last card is for Prairie fairy designs 36: 'ric rac attack':

They are also for:

Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Paperminutes 132: 'countdown to Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Totally Gorjuss 49: 'Christmas'
One stop craft 99: 'snowflakes in September'
Raise the bar 37: 'bundle up - image that depicts cooler weather'
Aly's 25: 'sparkle & glitter'
Little red wagon 47: 'glitter'
Sundays with Crissy 9: 'sparkle and shine'
Delightful: 'make it sparkle'
Tellen's place: 'bring on the bling'
Crazy 4 challenges 56: 'bling'
Daisy doodles 17: 'keep it simple'
I did it 22: 'keep it simple'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Papertake: 'animal magic' (on most of the cards)
Crafty Emma 5: 'animal antics' (on most of the cards)
Die cut dreams Christmas 36: 'Christmas furry things' (on most of the cards)
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
Charisma cardz 38: 'anything goes'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis

Bethlehem star

Another quick Christmas card - I cut the Bethlehem buildings scene from an old card and added the silver star and greeting.

This is for:

Bah! humbug 37: 'stars'
Fun at fairy knoll 17: 'colourful Christmas'
Paperminutes 132: 'countdown to Christmas'
Sew many challenges 28: 'Santa's on the way - Christmas theme'
Daisy doodles 17: 'keep it simple'
I did it 22: 'keep it simple'
Allsorts 71: 'plain and simple'
Spoon full of sugar 122: 'anything goes'
Charisma cardz 38: 'anything goes'
Tuesday taggers: 'it takes all sorts' - sponsored for this challenge by Ribbon Oasis