Saturday, 1 January 2011

Let's party

This card is for the sketch for ECP 28:

The background papers are PSX paper designs 'party pattern'. The Happy New Year digi is a freebie from Raise the bar. The 'party' banner is one that's been in my bits and pieces box for a long time. The papers are mounted on to gold mirror card, which, unfortunately, looks black on this scan.


This is also for:

Cutie Sunday 124: happy new year
Creative stamp friends 15: new year's cards
Dutch dare 94: new beginnings
Pixie dust studio 55: happy new year
Rainbow lady 133: new year
Bee crafty 46: happy new year
I did it 35: out with the old ... in with the new
Paper issues: new challenge
Ann's creative nook 117: new year bling - the gold gems
Ooh-la-la 70: a toast to 2011
Paper playtime 31: new year
Crazy amigo: new year
4 crafty chicks 18: new year
Created by hand: out with the old
Going grey (Scrap creations): ring in the new year
For fun: new year
Freshly brewed 28: celebrate and/or new year
Let's craft and create 9: new beginnings
Pixie cottage 50: party celebration
Simon says: time to party/celebrate
Your next stamp 32: let's party
Stampin' B 91: make a celebration card
S2G Twisted Thursday: happy new year
Stamp magic 27: new year
Creative Friday 34: let's have a party
Fun with shapes and more 73: new year's card
Paper cutz 72: new year using a banner
Lots to do: new beginnings
One stop crafts 112: new beginnings
Soartful: celebrate
Prairie fairy Fridays 43: new beginnings
Totally papercrafts 47: time to party
Crazy4challenges 68: celebrate something
Ellephantastic 22: new beginnings
Aud sentiments 18: anything goes
Digi doodle 39: anything goes (the 'Happy New Year' is a digi)
Digital Tuesday 91: anything goes (the 'Happy New Year' is a digi)
Southern girls 9: anything goes
Crafts and me 20: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
One stitch at a time 43: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty Emma 17: anything goes
Aly's 31: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas 11: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 1

I had a lovely surprise recently when Rosemary from the Order of the Opus Gluei got in touch with me, asking for my details so that she could send something to me for participating in their challenges. And this is what arrived in the post yesterday:

Over on my new Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog, the theme for challenge 1 is 'anything goes as long as it's a Christmas card'.

I couldn't wait to use these lovely stamps, so I used a piece of BG blush paper as background and randomly stamped four of the stamps, using versafine onyx black and embossing with detail silver. Because the versafine is quick drying the embossing powder doesn't quite cling to all of it, giving a nice distressed look, a bit like antique silver.

I based the card on Arianne's sketch for Sunday sketch & stamp challenge 43:

The snowman image is one that I selected for a prize for being randomly picked as winner on Shelly's TTT. The image is called 'all wrapped up'. I coloured with promarkers, mounting on to silver mirror card. The addition of a silver sentiment and some silver glitter strips and the card was done.

I'm also linking for these challenges:

Order of the opus gluei 83: if you made it, we will come
Corrosive 96: bling it on
Stamptacular 91: snow much fun
Incy wincy 74: distressing
Gingerloft 8: distressing
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Pink elephant 90: winter wonderland
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Anything goes 30: the letter C - Christmas
Creative Belli 107: merry Christmas
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Hodge podge 6: blue and silver
City crafter 37: stamp it out
My time to craft 121: brand, spanking new - the snowflakes stamps and the 'all wrapped up' digi
Sew many challenges 38: new things - stamps and digi
Stamp n doodle: new - stamps and digi
Passion for promarkers 80: mega Christmas challenge
Stamp something: something with glitter
Stamping with the dragon 17: your favourite winter colour - I love making snowy cards with blue and silver
Meljen 39: cold and snowy
Sarah Hurley 23: last minute Christmas cheer
I love promarkers 46: anything goes
Fun at fairy knoll: anything goes
Aud sentiments 18: anything goes
Digi doodle 39: anything goes (the snowman image is a digi)
Crafts and me 20: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
One stitch at a time 43: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty Emma 17: anything goes
Aly's 31: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas 11: anything goes

So, are you going to make a New Year Resolution to make Christmas cards throughout the year? - I would really recommend it - then don't put that Christmas stash away - please go over to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog and join in challenge 1: 'anything goes as long as it's a Christmas card'. I look forward to seeing you there. And this time there will be a prize for the randomly picked winner.