Saturday, 22 January 2011

Double enjoyment

I received this present from a dear friend:

The tea is lovely - and what a sweet box - too good to just discard, so ....

I cut out the front, trimmed it up, covered up the top bit with a sentiment and covered the info about the tea with a line of red gems ...

The background paper is imaginisce twitterpated.

I'm linking the card for these challenges:

My time to craft 124: spots and dots
Tellen's place: dot, dot, dot it!
Crafty creations 102: it's a bird thing - birds but also include polka dots
Aly's 33: things with wings
Stampin' royalty 55: anything with wings
Quirky crafts 2: in the spring garden
Alota 51: spring theme
Top tip Tuesday 18: sentimental
Prairie fairy Fridays 44: happy birthday
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday
Die cut dreams Christmas club 51: winter birthday - a robin seems fine for a winter birthday
365 cards day 328: Saturday's word of the day - happy
Creative inspirations 51: celebrate
Delightful: let's celebrate
Gingerloft 9: celebrations
Totally papercrafts 50: add a heart
Aud sentiments 20: love theme
Freshly brewed 31: love theme
Theme Thursday: love
Craft your days away 12: love
Lexi 31: say it with love
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Ooh-la-la 71: bling it on
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes

Grey and red Christmas cards

Cutie Sunday 127 calls for the use of black/grey and a colour of choice - mine is red.

The base cards are black linen. I stamped on to grey stardream card. The stamp is one that was lent to me by a dear crafting friend - you'll be seeing more of these images because I stamped quite a few before returning the stamp.

The strips across the cards are SEI wintersong, which is foiled in parts. I added five red gems to each card and a computer generated sentiment.

These are also for my own Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 4: let's see some bling.

Very difficult to get a photo because of the sheen of the cards.

These are also for:

The lollipop ladies 12: allsorts of things - some black
PaperPlay 3: back to black - use a black base
Sugar creek hollow sensational Saturday: black and white and a splash of one colour
Ooh-la-la 71: bling it on
Order of the opus gluei 86: make a scene
Creative inspirations 51: celebrate
Delightful: let's celebrate
Gingerloft 9: celebrations
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Glitterbabe's 28: anything goes with sparkle
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes

Fleur Anya for granddaughter

This card is for one of our grandchildren who has a birthday at the end of next week. I know that Faye won't see this - if by any chance her mum or sisters stray on to my blog, Shhhhhh, don't tell Faye!

More often than not I tend to follow a sketch for a challenge, but this made a change - broadband went down, so I couldn't access a sketch, so I just did my own thing.

Papers are Bo Bunny my darling dots and my darling motion (using the other side of both of them). The stamp is Fleur Anya by The Greeting Farm. I stamped and coloured with copics and then paper pieced the dress and the flowers in her hair using Bo Bunny paper - and then I decoupaged another layer of flowers, making some to decorate the corner of the card as well.

The number 5 was a white chippie and I coloured with matching cerise copic. I can't remember where the piece of ribbon came from, but it was just right for my pink and green theme.

This is for:

Anyone for Anya: pretty bows
Farm fresh Friday: goes pop
Totally Gorjuss 64: hot, hot, hot (the colours)
Paper pretties 137: paper piecing
Quirky crafts 2: in the spring garden - flowers and pink and green
Ribbon girl colour challenge 4: pink and green
Whoopsi Daisy: pretty in pink
Creative Belli 109: the letter P - pink
Do you stack up? 3: pink
Bildmalarna: pink
Top tip Tuesday 18: all sentimental
Sarah Hurley 26: birthday girl
Prairie fairy Fridays 44: happy birthday
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday
Die cut dreams Christmas club 51: winter birthday (hope this qualifies because the card doesn't look wintry, but the birthday is definitely in winter!)
365 cards day 328: Saturday's word of the day - happy
Creative inspirations 51: celebrate
Delightful: let's celebrate
Gingerloft 9: celebrations
Charisma cardz 3: magic numbers
Oldie but a goodie 10: bright and cheerful (the stamp is fairly old)
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Wee memories 40: free your creativity
Fairytale 6: flowers

CHNC challenge 4: let's see some bling

This card is for my own Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 4: let's see some bling - anything that glitters or shines - glitter glue, holographic, foiling, gems/rhinestones - use a little or a lot, it's up to you. You will find all the information here - I would love you to join in my challenge.

Having established my own Christmas card challenge blog, I still like to support the other Christmas challenges that exist in blogland, so this is for Sparkle Christmas card challenge 7, which is this sketch:

I used papers from My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas glitter book. It was difficult to get a good enough photo because of the reflection of foiling, glitter and heat embossing, so I've included two photos so that you can get a better idea of what the card actually looks like.

The Inkadinkado reindeer stamp was heat embossed with detail gold. A few gold gems complete the bling look.

The circle was cut from one of the new nesties I had given me for Christmas.




I'm also linking for:

One stitch at a time 45: new (new stash - nestie)
Stampin' sisters in Christ 72: new (new stash - as above)
Creative sketches technique: punches (can include die cuts - I used a nestie)
Picture perfect creations speciality challenge: heat/dry embossing
There she goes 90: wet embossing
Papercraft star 29: stamped image, die cut and embossing
Creative inspirations 51: celebrate
Delightful: let's celebrate
Gingerloft 9: celebrations
Ooh-la-la 71: bling it on
Glitterbabe's 28: anything goes with sparkle
For fun challenges: glitter
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Wee memories 40: free your creativity
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes