Thursday, 4 November 2010

Old olive and ivory notebook

The treehouse challenge 74 asks for 'old olive and beige' to be used, allowing the addtion of one more colour if needed. This notebook was made with K & co papers, some blooms and some ribbons - using my BIA once more.

It's also for:

For fun: metal (the wire binding)
One powerful hour: Nancy's previous theme: favourite flowers
Spoon full of sugar 128: relish to embellish - I love adding flowers and ribbons
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes

Notebook for a boy

Another notebook that I made the other day using my BIA machine, this time using some K & Co background paper, sticky ribbons and a couple of die cut shirts.

This is for:

Paper sundaes 42: for the boys
Crazy amigo: boys
Papertake: penny for the guy (hope it's OK that it's not actually a card)
For fun: metal (the wire binding)
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift
Ellephantastic 18: blue
Moxie Tuesday trigger: a study in blue - inspiration photo (I've gone for the colour, not the theme!):

Post it note request

I had a request from a friend to make a post-it note holder for one of her grandsons who is mad keen on Arsenal football club.

This is very simple, but it fits the bill - a die cut Arsenal footie outfit that's been in my 'masculine' box for some time and the football is a big brad.



I'm linking this for:

Paper sundaes 42: for the boys
Crazy amigo: boys
Papertake: penny for the guy (hope it's OK that it's not actually a card)
For fun: metal (the brad)
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift

Fairies notebook

Another notebook made with my BIA - can't remember what the background paper is. The metal buckle and ribbon were recycled from a card.

This is for:

Crafty creations 92: fables and fairy tales
Flutter by Wednesday 129: open theme - with fairy
Alphabet: A for angels and fairies
Secret crafter Saturday 107: anything that flies
For fun: metal
Pixie cottage 43: recycled elements
Cupcake inspirations 83:
ECP 24: autumn
Sisterhoood of crafters: fall and incorporate leaves
Double dutch 55: fall has fallen
Stampavie and more 115: orange
Play date 54:
Curtain call 54:
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes

Post it with Pooh

Anotherpost it note holder, this time featuring Pooh bear, who, of course, loves his hunny!

The background paper is DCWV pocketful of posies and the Pooh dimensional stitckers are some that I've had for ages.


This is for:

Pile it on 43: 'beary good friends'
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift
Secret crafter Saturday 107: anything that flies
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes

Make a note ... it's teatime!

A couple of post-it note holders, using some white glitter card, Craftime stickers etc.


They are for:

Whoopsi daisy
: sparkle
Our daily bread: sparkle
Cowgirl Sunday: tons of bling
ABC: G is for glitter
Paper romance 30: everything but the kitchen sink - lots of glitter
Other lovelies 30: G - glitter
Other lovelies 31: H - hearts
Creative inspirations 46: glitter, glamour, girlie
Die cut dreams 71: no colouring plus feature a heart
Ann's creative nook 110: think pink
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift
Theme Thursday: favourite colour combo - black, white and hot pink is definitely one of my all-time favourite combos
2 sisters 11: no designer paper
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes
Jazzy paper designs15: blue note jazz - inspiration from webpage (the colours)



Flourishes timeless 91
: choose a print that inspires you from Cafe Baudelaire - I chose the theme from:

Just for a change ...

... this has nothing to do with Christmas (well, except that it can be given as a little Christmas gift)!

It's a notebook made using my BIA. The spiky circle has been cut with a nestie. The 'notes' letters are thickers chipboard, which is good for If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday challenge 52.


It's also for:

Crafty pad 95
: stitching (on the ribbon down the left side)
PaperPlay 44: circles
Our daily bread: dies
Mami doodles 13: anything but a card
All things unity 18: monochromatic
There she goes 79: anything gifty
Craft and me 16: make a Christmas gift
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes

Noel embossing

Five more embossed cards, this time using a Crafts Too embossing folder on texture card, which I then sanded to distress:

These are for:

Aly's Sunday 28: distressed
One stitch at a time 37: 'Christmas traditional or modern
Critter 38: Christmas
Tip top Tuesday 8: Christmas inspired
Quixotic: Christmas is coming
No time to stamp 163: 'tis the season for clean and simple
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 27: holiday card
Creative cottage 26: embossing
C.R.A.F.T. 75: dry embossing
Our daily bread: texture it
All things unity 18: monochromatic
2 sisters 11: no designer paper
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes

O Christmas tree

Five more very simple cards - simply green mirri card embossed with a cuttlebug folder:



These are for:

One stitch at a time 37: 'Christmas traditional or modern
Critter 38: Christmas
Tip top Tuesday 8: Christmas inspired
Quixotic: Christmas is coming
No time to stamp 163: 'tis the season for clean and simple
Frosted designs: holiday treats
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 27: holiday card
Italy on Sunday 56: trees and roots
Creative cottage 26: embossing
C.R.A.F.T. 75: dry embossing
Our daily bread: texture it
2 sisters 11: no designer paper
All things unity 18: monochromatic
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes
Wee memories 29: free for all

Christmas presents

Who better than to bring Christmas presents than the man himself - the one in the big red cloak!

'Presents' is the theme for Bah! humbug challenge 42.

The backgrounds were printed from My Craft Studio Magic of Christmas CD and the Santa tags were from Poundland - the red on Sant's hat and nose is very 'touchy feely' - it's flocked.


These are also for:

One stitch at a time 37
: 'Christmas traditional or modern
Critter 38: Christmas
Wild orchid 9: classic Christmas - red, green, gold
Sundays with Crissy 11: red, green and gold
Everybody art 115: untraditional Chrisstmas
Tip top Tuesday 8: Christmas inspired
Simplicity one layer 27: Christmas kindness
Charisma cardz 44: with love @ Christmas
Bee crafty 41: Christmas 1 (the paper is digi)
Die cut dreams Christmas 41: use a Christmas digi
City crafter 29: get your digi on
Creative belli 103: flocking (my 'forgotten item' is the CD I used for the background - bought it a couple of years ago and have hardly used it)
Quixotic: Christmas is coming
No time to stamp 163: 'tis the season for clean and simple
Frosted designs: holiday treats'
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 27: holiday card
Paper players: anything goes
Craft your passion 30: anything goes
Incy wincy 66: anything goes
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Freshly brewed: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
One stop craft 104: anything goes
Wee memories 29: free for all
Inspiration Avenue: happiness is ... Santa bringing presents
Some odd girl 9: backgrounds (digi)

I've been a bad blogger

I didn't blog much of my craftiness last week - just the essentials - because I was getting ready for the church mini market (I did very well there - thanks to everyone who supported). I thought that things would then be back to normal - but, oh no! Having managed to blog about my new Christmas challenge site and, fortunately, schedule a post for my card as GD on Ooh La La, our broadband (and cable TV) went on the blink on Sunday afternoon and went completely on Monday.

It has now been put right, but I feel all out of gear - I've got quite a few cards etc to show and hardly know where to start now. So today I'm going to try and catch up with a few challenges and blog some of my new crafting.