Friday, 12 November 2010

Too impatient for the stickles to dry!

This is for Card patterns sketch 89:

It's also for the colour combo this week on Tuesday taggers: silver, gold and purple with some stamping. The base card is stardream, which has a glittery finish. The background paper is DCWV, on to which I stamped a Christmas lights stamp randomly and embossed with clear silver. I'm still waiting for the stickles golden rod on the lights to dry - I couldn't get the card to stay flat and didn't want to handle it too much, but was impatient to get it blogged.

The silver ribbon and the stockings have been in boxes for ages - I think the stockings came with a swap a few years ago. I wouldn't normally think of putting gold and silver together, but I think it works here.


This is also for:

Crafty Ann 27: Christmas card using non-traditional colours
No time to stamp 165: non-traditional Christmas colours
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: non-traditional colours & Xmas card
Whoopsi Daisy: it's Christmas
Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: anything goes with Christmas
Crazy4challenges 62: square card
Anything goes 24: emboss it
Paper pretties: embossing
Character cafe: embossing
Flourishes timeless 92: glitter
Crafts and me 17: glitter
Delightful: glitter it up!
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Fairytale: everything goes
Iris' spot 9: anything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes
Creative Friday 30: free theme

Totally Gorjuss sketch

This is for the sketch for Totally Gorjuss 55:

I used part of a Gojuss Christmas kit, including the background paper, with just the addition of a glittery star and snowflakes.

Not a good picture, but want to link this tonight before a new challenge is posted.

You can see better here that the main image is decoupaged:

This is also for:

Pile it on 44: furry holiday cards - Christmas + animal
Creative craft: starlight/starbright
Crafty Ann 27: Christmas card using non-traditional colours
No time to stamp 165: non-traditional Christmas colours
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: non-traditional colours & Xmas card
One stitch at a time 38: winter wonderland
ABC Christmas: W for winter wonderland
Dollies elements challenge: it's getting cold - and something glittery
Whoopsi Daisy: it's Christmas
Paper players 23: snowman
Stampin' sisters in Christ 64: snow
Spoon full of sugar 129: snow/snowflakes
Crafty calendar 14: winter snowflakes
Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: anything goes with Christmas
Crazy4challenges 62: square card
Flourishes timeless 92: glitter
Crafts and me 17: glitter
Delightful: glitter it up!
Sew many challenges: blue & white
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Fairytale: everything goes
Iris' spot 9: anything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes
Creative Friday 30: free theme

BF thanksgiving inchies

The theme for the BF forum November inchies swap is 'thanksgiving'.

I prepared the inchies digitally before printing them out.

I used the fall background that was given for this week's challenge on Soartful:

I used the right hand side of this and then inserted some of the image below (I found it on the internet), fading it to transparent on the right hand side so that the original Soartful background could be seen there.

I then added the text and printed out. I'm sorry that the photo makes them look much more faded than they are. So these are for the 'fallen background' challenge on Soartful:


They are also for:

Stamp something: November digi day
City crafter 30: thank you
Creative card crew: let's give thanks
Aud sentiments 15: happy thanksgiving
Scrappy frogs: give thanks
Frosted designs: thankful
Our creative corner: an attitude of gratitude
Order of the Opus Gluei 79: an attitude of gratitude
Stamp, scrap & doodle: fall
Crafty Emma store 11: forever autumn
Lots to do: autumnal colours
Meljen 33: food
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Fairytale: everything goes
Iris' spot 9: anything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes
Creative Friday 30: free theme

This morning's crafting

First thing this morning I said that I would make my inchies for the BF forum, do my pages in the next CJ and make some family birthday cards ... so, what did I do? I made a sympathy card, having seen today's challenge on DCM: A time to remember - asking us to include a poppy.

I've used the sketch on Sketch Saturday 128:

For the background I used a scrap left over from my card for Ooh La La challenge 66 as a Guest Designer - the paper is from the Ooh La La's Watercolour memories CD 'Poppy farm. I used a scrap of BG paper for the sentiment and embossed strip, using a cuttlebug folder and distressing with DI fired brick. So I'm linking this as another card for the 'remember, remember' challenge on Ooh La La.

The poppy stamps are PM and I've coloured with copics.

This is also for:

4 crafty chicks 11
: with sympathy
Charisma cardz 45: sympathy
Rainbow lady 126: lest we forget - thinking of you
Stampin' royalty 45: lest we forget
The craft garden November: a poppy is to remember
The CD Sunday challenge: the natural world (OLL CD)
Digital Tuesday 84: use your 'never used stash' - I've used the small poppy stamps before, but this is the first time I've used th oval scene; the digi is the background poppy paper from the OLL CD
Anything goes 24: emboss it
Paper pretties: embossing
One stop craft 105: embossing
For fun: dry embossing
Character cafe: embossing
Oldie but a goodie 5: distressing (I used a stamp over 6 months old)
Kort o mania 27: flower power
Lexi's creations 26: anything goes
Fairytale: everything goes
Iris' spot 9: anything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes
Creative Friday 30: free theme
Stamp insanity 35: oh scraps (no new paper used, just scraps)
Crazy4challenges 62: square cards