Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I just had to sneak in another Christmas cards

I know I need to be getting on with birthday and other cards, but I can't resist sneaking in with another quick Christmas card made with paper etc from the Anna Griffin kit.

All of the red snowflakes (mmm have you ever actually seen red snowflakes?) are glittered and there are glittery berries on the holly wreath. The panel inside this is foiled.

This is for:

Alota 47: Christmas - let's celebrate
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Paper cutz 68: Christmas using lots of bling
Meljen 34: sparkle & shine
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 55: tickle me with tinsel - glitter
Treehouse 76: go glitter
Crafty creations 95: Christmas is coming
Freshly brewed: winter/Christmas theme
Creative inspirations 47: anything Christmassy
Die cut dreams Christmas 44: anything goes
ABC Christmas: X for Xmas
Our daily bread: holiday
One stitch at a time 40: choose a season or event - Christmas
Drunken stampers 43: no stamps for you
Lexi 27: traditional Christmas colours
Crafty pad 98: red and green
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: red and cream
Crafty calendar 14: winter snowflakes

Time for another notebook

Another notebook made with my Bind it all.

This time I've used K & Co paper to cover the front and DCWV Far East panels down the left hand side - I found these in my scraps box - just love these papers.

This is for:

Die cut dreams 75
: anything but a card
4 crafty chicks 12: anything but a card
Secret crafter Saturday 110: handmade Christmas gifts - these notebooks make good stocking fillers
Wee memories 32: put a little pink
Pollycraft 71: feeling blue
Spoon full of sugar 131: anything goes
Inktegrity 24: anything goes
For fun: anything goes
Fab n funky 50: going with the flow

Simply purple thinking of you

A simple 'thinking of you' card. The base card has a marbled finish; the stamped image is one of the large foam stamps from QVC coloured with copics. The sentiment was also stamped. This is for Southern girls: your favourite colour - I love using all shades of lilacs and purples (I've only just discovered this challenge blog, so this is my first time joining in there).


It's also for:

Lots to do: what's your favourite technique - stamping and colouring with copics
Paper pretties: clean and simple
Spoon full of sugar 131: anything goes
Inktegrity 24: anything goes
For fun: anything goes
Fab n funky 50: going with the flow

Card Patterns sketch 91

This card is for sketch 91 on Card Patterns:

I decided to use up some of the paper offcuts from those I used for mum's birthday card, instead of putting them in my box. So, the paper is K & Co Amy Butler, the glittered blue 3D flower strips are Papermania an the stamped image is Magenta, coloured with copics.

This would be suitable for any occasion, including a sympathy card or 'thinking of you' - I've deliberately not put a sentiment on for flexibility.

It's also for:

Incy wincy 69: blue and white
Pollycraft 71: feeling blue
Going grey with Scrap creations: blue for you
Papertake: cut it out - die cut oval nestie
Paper romance 25: some of your favourite things - flowers, stamping and patterned papers
Paper pretties: clean and simple
Spoon full of sugar 131: anything goes
Inktegrity 24: anything goes
For fun: anything goes
Fab n funky 50: going with the flow

Birthday card for mum

It's mum's birthday this coming Monday. So often I tend to put off the 'important' cards till the last minute. I'm selling cards at mum's sheltered accommodation this coming Saturday and I admit I was tempted to leave making mum's card till after that because I need to make cards to fill gaps in my boxes. But I decided I would get on and make the card for mum so that I know that it's done.

I thought I would make an easel card - I've not made her one before, so I think she'll like the idea. 'Make us an easel' is the theme for challenge 21 on Glitterbabe, not forgetting the sparkle of the rhinestones. I've covered all parts of the easel - inside and back - so this is good for Kort o mania 28: make a card where you decorate the front, rear and an optional interior. The easel is also for Creative Friday 31: unusual card shapes.

The papers are K & Co and I've used two or three coordinating ones (double sided, so very useful).

I based the top of the card on the sketch for Eat sleep stamp 109, replacing the corner squares with hexagons cut from one of the papers and an oval in the middle cut with a nestie.

The flowers were originally all white - I used a copic pen to colour parts of them.





This is also for:

Crazy amigo: patchwork in combination with flowers
Incy wincy 69: blue and white
Pollycraft 71: feeling blue
Everybody art 118: use shapes - hexagons and oval
Going grey with Scrap creations: blue for you
Papertake: cut it out - die cut oval and hexagons cut by hand
Creative belli 105: Rs - rhinestones, ribbon
Paper romance 25: some of your favourite things - flowers and patterned papers
Spoon full of sugar 131: anything goes
Inktegrity 24: anything goes
For fun: anything goes
Fab n funky 50: going with the flow
Drunken stampers 43: no stamps for you