Saturday, 8 January 2011

Hope in winter

This week's challenge on Daring cardmakers is 'snowdrops and carnations' - apparently they are the flowers associated with January.

I've used a digi download I bought from Doodle Pantry, together with one of the sentiments that came with it. I coloured the leaves of the snowdrop with copics and added stickles crystal ice to the petals (I was going to use glossy accents, but it was all gummed up and I couldn't get it to flow).

I've used the sketch for CPS199:

I used a crafts-too square embossing folder to create the embossed dots and rounded the corners of that, the cardbase and the sentiment using my Xcut corner punch.

This is also for:

Tuesday throwdown 30: embossing
Simply create 34: I'm the boss - embossing
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 37: embossing
Cutie Sunday 125: winter
Lots to do: winter flowers
Karber weekly 19: use flowers
Flourishes timeless 99: flowers
PaperPlay 1: clean and simple
The lollipop ladies 11: hey Jube - add some glitter or bling
Fun at fairy knoll: all that glitters
Pixie cottage 51: punches
Tellen's place: punches
Cupcake 123: white is white
Drunken stampers 49: whiteout
City crafters 38: winter white
Moxie Tuesday trigger: winter white - this is the photo inspiration:

CHNC 2: freebie or recycle

Over on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog it's time for challenge 2 which is to use a freebie of some kind or recycle something - of course, the end result must be a Christmas card. You will find all the information here - I would love you to join in my challenge.

I used Bo Bunny 'believe' papers and tag that were free with Scrapbook Magazine. I used the sketch for Techno stamper Monday lunchtime sketch 154:


I used the House Mouse stamp 'Christmas tale' - I had this given to me by Christmas (I was very fortunate - John and my mum both bought rubber stamps for me - I gave them a wishlist - so I've still got more new stamps to use and show). I coloured with copics. The brads are ones that have been in my Christmas stash box for a couple of years.

As I've used a new stamp I'm linking for these challenges:

House mouse 86
: new beginnings
Pile it on 1: brand spankin' new
Quirky crafts 1: new beginnings - new stamp
Ann's creative nook 118: use something ne
Woodware 8: something new
Created by hand: in with the new
Rainbow lady 134: it's all new to me - new crafting item
Order of the opus gluei 84: show us what's new
Paper issues: new
Creative inspirations 50: use something new
The crazy challenge 48: all things new
Creative cottage 30: something new - new stash
Moving along with the times 80: ring out the old, ring in the new (the old stash is the brads)
Crafty purple frog: new goodies

This is also for:

Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Anything goes (Craft Den) 30: the letter C - Christmas
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas goes
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Kort o mania 31: use a charm or metal - the two brads
Top tip Tuesday 16: metal Mickey - the two brads
Stamp insanity 41: hardcore hardware - the two brads
Paper cutz 73: metal - the two brads
CES 18: all creatures great & small
Creative craft: anything goes
One stitch at a time 43: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Craft your passion 39: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Fab n funky 54: anything goes
Whoopsi daisy: free and easy
Craft your days away 11: anything goes