Thursday, 13 January 2011

Face the music

It's a long while since I made a tag for Dragonsdream tag it on, so I thought I would join in this week's challenge 65: face the music.

I used part of a very large stamp - Stamp Happen 'keys to music' by Troy Crisswell. I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder on the piece of black textured card. The piano notes across the bottom is a piece of ribbon (I bought this a long time ago and have never used any of it till now) - the addition of a stapled piece of glittery silver ribbon and the tag is complete. Music is also the theme for Wednesday stamper, so I'm entering the tag there.

It's also for:

Pixie dust studio 57: let's play tag
Try it on Tuesday: it's a man's world! maybe! - tag with a male theme
Stamping with the dragon 18: for that special stud - man or boy
Some odd girl: let's get embossed
Simply create 34: I'm the boss - embossing
Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 37: embossing
Crafty Ho: monochromatic theme
Kelly Jo's color chef 69: monochromatic
Cute card Thursday 147: monochrome
Just add ink 51: theme challenge: just add monochrome
Paper playtime 33: use black, silver & white only
Let's craft and create 10: just a note - hope my interpretation of the challenge with musical notes is OK
Sundays with Crissy 13: ribbons
Craft your days away 11: anything goes

Stars and stripes for son's birthday

This is a card for mum to give to my brother for his birthday next week. It uses the same range of papers and cut out bits as my card here.

This card uses the sketch for Sketch and stash 52 (these papers have been a bit neglected):


This is also for:

Paper sundaes 51: circles
Paper romance 33: birthdays and the men in our life
Crafty pad 103: happy birthday
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday
Gingerloft 9: celebrations - birthday
Fiskarettes: celebration
Meljen's 41: square or round shaped card (no rectangles allowed)
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes

Stars and stripes for brother's birthday

This card is for brother's birthday next week - I think I'm safe showing it here because I doubt very much whether he ever looks here - if by any chance you do, then please look away NOW!!

I used the sketch for Shabby tea room 44:

Papers are all from Making Cards Nancy Watt 'stars and stripes' collection, including the pieces I cut out. The base card is stardream so it has a glittery sheen to to.

(The scan is a bit crooked, not the card).

I'm also linking for:

Paper sundaes 51: circles
Pear tree designs 31: circles
Paper romance 33: birthdays and the men in our life
Crafty pad 103: happy birthday
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday
Gingerloft 9: celebrations - birthday
Meljen's 41: square or round shaped card (no rectangles allowed)
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes

Vintage lady with lace

This is for Sweet Stop sketch 90:

The main background paper is Laura Ashley and the striped paper is Making Memories. The 'vintage lady' image is for this week's challenge on Soartful. I've gone for the grey colourscheme for Moxie challenge: gray is the new black. It's also for Crafty Ho's monochromatic theme, Kelly Jo's color chef 69: monochromatic, Cute card Thursday 147: monochrome and Just add ink 51: theme challenge: just add monochrome.

I've used the ingredients for Annabelle's say it with a 1, 2, 3 recipe: 1 border stamp, 2 petals (flowers) and 3 sprinkles (gems).

I used a lace border stamp for Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: use lace on your project - there is also lace printed around the border of the vintage lady image.

The flowers were stamped with funstamps paisley background and dovecraft brads used. I've deliberately put one flower over the edge for Stamp insanity 42: let it all hang out! - let your creativity flow past the edges of your paper

This is also for 2 sisters 21: gettin' girly - lace, gems, vintage lady

This is also for:

Crafty pad 103: happy birthday
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday
Fiskarettes: celebration - birthday
Gingerloft 9: celebrations - birthday
Flourishes timeless 100: all about favourites - stamping, lace, gems, flowers, papers
Tanda teaser 162: dare to embellish - the stamped flowers and lace
Paper cutz 73: metal - the brads
4 crafty chicks 20: show us some metal - the brads
Ooh-la-la 71: bling it on - the brads and gems
Stamp something: January digi day challenge
Meljen's 41: square or round shaped card (no rectangles allowed)
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes

Winterchill

This is for the sketch on Crafts 4 eternity R1:

The image is a free digi from Art Freebies called 'winterchill'. As the card uses a freebie it is good for my own CHNC challenge 2.

I'm linking this for these 'winter' related challenges:

Creative stamp friends 16: winter
One powerful hour: warm winter wishes
Cutie stampers 89: a winter scene
Stamp with fun 93: snow
Created by hand: snow
Creative belli 108: snow

The papers are all BG jovial 9they are lovely, aren't they?!).


It's also for:

Pile it on 2: it's all about the cute children
Basic grey 35: dots and spots
Fab n funky 55: let's get warm & toasty
Meljen's 41: square or round shaped card (no rectangles allowed)
Delicious doodles 7: new - use something new with digi - the papers are new - they were part of a prize I won from Papertake weekly - I had $25 to spend at Simon says - you can read about it here
Stamp something: January digi day challenge
Karber Christmas 5: create a Christmas card using a digi
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas goes
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes

Freebie waterfalls

Having started my own Christmas card challenge blog - Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - I still like to support as many of the other Christmas challenge blogs out there as I can.

A new one that started up at the same time as mine is Jingle Belles and this week the theme is: have yourself a merry LITTLE Christmas - cards that feature inchies or twinchies. Update: oh dear, I've just discovered that the linking for this challenge has already closed (thought it was later today - must remember that in future) - will still add a comment with my cards.

I have to confess that I've had the components for these waterfall cards in my Christmas box for far longer than I care to remember - I should think for at least three years - just right for ECP 29: use only old stash. Originally they were free with a magazine, so they fit my own challenge 2 to use a freebie or something recycled. If you haven't joined in my challenge yet I'd love you to do so - closing time is 22:00 UK time Friday 14 January.

The pieces for the first two cards were totally free with a magazine - they are 4" x 4" cards.


The next two cards are a regular size square, the first card has a freebie background from Quick Cards - Kate Knight Christmas collection paper stack.


These cards all have movement, so they are good for C.R.A.F.T. 85: moving components.

They are also for:

Meljen's 41: square or round shaped card (no rectangles allowed)
Aly's 33: things with wings (the first card)
Stampin' sisters in Christ 71: card which includes wings (the first card)
Bah! humbug 1: holly (the first card)
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas goes
Crazy challenge 49: animals (the first two cards)
CES 18: all creatures great and small (the first two cards)
PaperPlay 2: cutie patootie (the second card)
Creative card world new card challenge: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes
411 colour inspiration 148: (the first card)