Friday, 22 October 2010

Sparkling paper piecing

This card is for Sweet stop 78 sketch with a spin - lots of sparkle:

The stamp is by Papermania - stamped on to white card and coloured with copics, the poinsettia being stamped on to red and green papers, cut and paper pieced, with a hint of copic red and stikles crystal ice glitter glue, with the addition of a few red gems in the centre. The background paper and strips on the left were left over from some magazine papers two or three years ago.

This is also for:

All things unity 17: 'paper piecing'
Andrea's stampin' moments: 'paper piecing'
Whoopsi daisy: 'let's paper piece'
Delightful: 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
Quixotic: 'christmas is coming'
Little paper shop 90: 'stickles or glitter'
My partner in crafting crime 13: 'shine on you crazy diamond' - sparkle and shine
Craftalicious 10: 'anything goes'
Tuesday throwdown 22: 'anything goes'
ABC: 'F is for flowers'
Meljen: 'anything goes'
Paper garden projects fourth Friday October: 'holiday cards'

Variations on a theme

Three very similar cards using components from the AG kit. I'm linking them for this week's Bah! humbug challenge of 'elegant' because I think they are. It doesn't show that well here, but they are very glittery and sparkly.



They are also for:

Delightful: 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
Quixotic: 'christmas is coming'
Sarah Hurley 14: 'Xmas but red and green must not be seen'
Little paper shop 90: 'stickles or glitter'
My partner in crafting crime 13: 'shine on you crazy diamond' - sparkle and shine
Craftalicious 10: 'anything goes'
Tuesday throwdown 22: 'anything goes'
Meljen: 'anything goes'
Paper garden projects fourth Friday October: 'holiday cards'

Musical Christmas

A couple more Christmas cards made from the AG kit, this time featuring background paper with music, which is the theme for Created by hand this week.


These are also for:

Delightful: 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
Quixotic: 'christmas is coming'
Craftalicious 10: 'anything goes'
Tuesday throwdown 22: 'anything goes'
Meljen: 'anything goes'
Paper garden projects fourth Friday October: 'holiday cards'

The morning stars sang together ...

...and the angels shouted for joy.

Another pack of 5 Christmas cards done - using a tin can mail stamp by Inkadinkado that I bought this week. I coloured with copics, but some of the pale yellow is so pale that it looks white here - deeper tones irl. The background paper is some English paper company that I had left over from two or three years ago.


These are for:

Bah! humbug 41: 'elegance'
Delightful: 'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas'
Quixotic: 'christmas is coming'
Sarah Hurley 14: 'Xmas but red and green must not be seen'
Three muses 73: 'things with wings'
Flutter by Wednesday 127: 'open - include butterfly, fairy or angel'
Penny's challenges 40: 'so long as it flies' (hope angels qualify)
Craftalicious 10: 'anything goes'
Tuesday throwdown 22: 'anything goes'
Meljen: 'anything goes'
Stamping with the dragon 12: 'you got ink'
Paper garden projects fourth Friday October: 'holiday cards'

BF October ATCs: felt

The days go by so quickly - my ATCs for the swap on BF forum need to get to Ali by tomorrow, so these are now finished and will be in the post in a while.

The theme this month is 'felt', so I've used some die cut felt teddies - the die is one that I got with the QVC pink peril machine (cheat version of the old Sizzix) - got rid of the machine ages ago, but kept a few of the dies that came with it.

I inked the edges of the teddies with brushed corduroy distress ink, but the ink faded, so it is hardly visible. The features were drawn with copics. The backgrounds were stamped with this lovely Tim Holtz stamp, using brushed corduroy, which I then used to distress. Buttons, gem eyes and bows from stash.


These are also for these challenges:

Corrosive 86: 'get rid of the white' - the background card was white before I stamped and distressed
Cowgirl's Sunday: 'create your own background'
Craftalicious 10: 'anything goes'
Crafty pad 93: 'distressed or torn edges'
Stamptacular 81: 'no cards allowed'
Sundays with Crissy 10: 'buttons and bows'
Tuesday throwdown 22: 'anything goes'
Stampin' royalty 42: 'ribbons'
Meljen: 'anything goes'
Frosted designs: 'let's see your die cuts'
Stamping with the dragon 12: 'you got ink'
Sweet stampin' 48: 'ribbons'
365 cards day 236: 'Friday five'
Teddy stampers 22: 'open theme'