Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Red and green with Anna Griffin

Another card with Anna Griffin paper and embellishments, this time red and green glittery baubles.

It's for:

Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: anything goes with Christmas
Crazy4challenges 63: Christmas
2 sisters 13: Christmas
I did it 29: traditional Christmas colours
Lexi 27: traditional Christmas colours
Really reasonable ribbon 12: Christmas theme
ABC: H is for holidays
Papercraft star 22: holiday card that features a Christmas tree or ornament - the hanging baubles
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Crafty pad 97: Christmas sparkle
Secret crafter Saturday 109: sparkle & shine
Flourish timeless 93: just do it - get those Christmas cards done
Creative inspirations 47: anything Christmassy
Pollycraft 70: a glittery Christmas
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: glitter, ribbon & Xmas card
Crafts and me 17: glitter
Simon says: sparkle
Meljen 34: sparkle & shine
Pixie cottage 45: ribbons and bows
ABC Christmas: X for Xmas
Fairytale: everything goes

Going for gold with Anna Griffin

A quick glittery card made with papers and elements from the AG kit I bought a month or two ago - such good value for making relatively quick, but stylish, cards.

This is for:

Annabelle
: say it in gold
Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: anything goes with Christmas
Crazy4challenges 63: Christmas
2 sisters 13: Christmas
Really reasonable ribbon 12: Christmas theme
ABC: H is for holidays
Papercraft star 22: holiday card that features a Christmas tree or ornament - the hanging baubles
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Crafty pad 97: Christmas sparkle
Secret crafter Saturday 109: sparkle & shine
Flourish timeless 93: just do it - get those Christmas cards done
Stamp man 9: Christmas
Creative inspirations 47: anything Christmassy
Pollycraft 70: a glittery Christmas
Meljen 34: sparkle & shine
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: glitter, ribbon & Xmas card
Crafts and me 17: glitter
Simon says: sparkle
Pixie cottage 45: ribbons and bows
ABC Christmas: X for Xmas
Creative craft: starlight starbright
Stampavie 117: monochrome
Fairytale: everything goes

With thoughts and prayers at Christmas

I always like to make a few Christmas cards that are suitable to send to people who need some support, perhaps they are poorly or have been bereaved, so I like this 'with thoughts and prayers at Christmas time' stamp.

The papers are from my offcuts box.


This is for:

Shelly's images terrifically thrilling Thursday: anything goes with Christmas
Crazy4challenges 63: Christmas
2 sisters 13: Christmas
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Flourish timeless 93: just do it - get those Christmas cards done
Stamp man 9: Christmas
Creative inspirations 47: anything Christmassy
Stamp and create 7: 'tis the season - Christmas
ABC Christmas: X for Xmas
Gingersnap GC79: random redhead: stitching
Drunken stampers 42: stitching
Creative craft: starlight starbright
Wednesday stamper: stars
Stampavie 117: monochrome
ECP 25: red
Character cafe: embossing - the sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with silver detail powder
Stampin' sisters in Christ 65: clean and simple
Fairytale: everything goes

Playing again with alcohol inks

This card is for Treehouse 75 sketch:

Having used alcohol inks the other day for the first time in a while, I had another play, this time using a mixture of stream, meadow and butterscotch.

The base card is a black majestic one, which sparkles. The scalloped edged stamped image (I don't know what the image is - I received in a swap a while ago) and the gold miri surround were cut with nesties.

I've used the colour scheme for challenge 57 on Colour create: black, mint green, gold and cream.

This is also for:

Creative stamp friends 12: vintage
Stamps R us 9: sparkles and scallops
Simon says: sparkle
Secret crafter Saturday 109: sparkle & shine
The lollipop ladies 8: Jumping jelly beans - add some gloss - the alcohol inks on gloss card and the gold mirri
Little paper shop 94: all about the die cuts (nestie scalloped circles)
Fairytale: everything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes

Mr Darcy & Miss Bennet

For this card I've used sketch 108 on Eat, sleep, stamp:

From time to time I play along with the Cinema Saturday challenge - for their 100th challenge the film chosen is Pride and Prejudice, which was voted as the favourite of the past challenges. We were required to use 'a hint of lace' or more than a hint.

I've used papers and decoupage from Jolly Nation, some lace from my box, pearls and a couple of roses from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

PaperPlay 45: ribbon, lace and flowers
Simple doodles 30: lace and pearls
Moving along with the times 71: nice and bright, add some flowers and ribbon
Creative stamp friends 12: vintage
Critter 40: texture
Kaboodle 44: recipe - 1 solid paper (matted behind the image paper), 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments (lace, flowers and pearls)
Wee memories 31: dust off that patterned paper (I've had these PN papers for a long time)
Paper playtime 25: P.S. I love you (Pride & Prejudice is such a beautiful love story)

Post-it note holders

A couple of post-it note holders - always make a lovely little gift and sell well.

The first one is for:

Aly's challenge 29: music
Incy wincy's challenge 68: rock on

The second one features an Anna Griffin 3D flower:

This is for:

CCEE 1045: use store bought flowers
Design dollies colour challenge: grass green, baby pink and white
Off the wall 33, which gives this inspiration picture for the colours pink, green and white:


They are both for:

Our daily bread: anything but a card
Fairytale: everything goes
Lili of the valley 73: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 138: anything goes

WOYWW 76

It's Wednesday again and so it's WOYWW day (if there's anyone left in blogland who doesn't know what this is, then head over to Julia's blog to find out - and join in the fun and snooping!).

I should really be calling this WOYS(helves) today, because I'm not showing my workspace as such (nothing much on there yet today as I was making invitations for John's bowls club last night and they are all done and dusted - thank goodness, all 56 of them), but my shelves. Now I know that you've seen these before, but first I'll tell you about our granddaughters' visit.

The Sunday before last our DIL came over with two of our granddaughters and the first thing they asked was could they do some crafting. Fortunately, I'd already set aside a box of goodies for them to take home, so they got stuck into making some cards. After lunch they asked if they could do some stamping, so here they are:






So by the time they had finished, a lot of my stamps had been taken off the shelves - and there were a lot to clean!

I took this as an opportunity to re-arrange a bit. I' d said recently that I was a bit concerned because space had become limited on my shelves. Well, it's amazing how I sorted them so well now that there are some spaces for new ones (Christmas wish list is on its way).

The photos are dire because it's such a dull day, so there's flash reflection (if the sun happens to come out - a big IF, I think - I'll replace with better pictures).




I think I might try to get another couple of matching shelves because there are holes already at the sides and therefore I could create another layer, which would give lots of scope for more lovely stamps.

Thank you to all WOYWWers who visited me last week. I managed to get around to leaving comments for a lot, but failed on some - sorry, hope you understand - WOYWW is growing soooo much.

Have you visited my new Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog yet? I'll be starting weekly challenge in the new year, but, in the meantime, there is Christmas candy to be won - you've got to be in it to win it - I'd love to see you there.