Wednesday, 26 January 2011

A treasured friend

Another quick card, this time in the shape of a bag with a pop-up 'HI' and an added rub on sentiment, which says: Happy Birthday to a treasured friend.



This is for:

The paper variety: friendship
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 63: you've got a friend
Creative cottage 31: shaped cards
Paper romance 34: fun shape
Crazy challenge 51: dots and stripes
Crafty pad 105: something girly
Prairie fairy Fridays 44: happy birthday
Sarah Hurley 26: birthday girl
Creative inspirations 51: celebrate
One stop craft 115: more than one fold
The lollipop ladies 12: allsorts of things - some black
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental
Moxie fab color inspiration: bright and bold:

Heart felt thanks

Another quick card from the pop-up kit - ideal for times when you don't feel like being creative.



This is for:

Paperminutes 150: flowers
Fairy tale 6: flowers
Order of the opus gluei 87: key to my heart
Totally papercrafts 50: add a heart
One stop craft 115: more than one fold
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental

Thanks a latte

Another quick card from the recently acquired pop-up kit.

This time it's a swing card:


This is for:

Dottie's world: time to say thanks
Cupcake 126: food for thought
Crafty creations 103: let's heat it up - hot beverage
Gingersnap GC85 chestnut theme challenge: hot beverages
Crazy challenge 51: dots and stripes
The lollipop ladies 12: allsorts of things - some black
ECP 30: black and white (hope the splash of colour is OK)
One stop craft 115: more than one fold
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental

Party! Party!

Last week I bought a 'pop up' card kit from QVC for those times when a quick card is needed.

This is the first one I've made from the kit (the sentiments are rub ons):



It's for:

I did it 39: card for a child
Cards for men 2: let's party (suitable for a boy, I think)
Aly's 34: for the guys (as above)
Allsorts 87: male/boy (as above)
Sarah Hurley 26: birthday girl (equally suitable for a girl)
Prairie fairy Fridays 44: happy birthday
Paper playtime 35: anything party related
Creative inspirations 51: celebrate
One stop craft 115: more than one fold
Sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental
Sentimental Sundays 39:

It's official!!

I should definitely stick to cardmaking.

It's just as well that my 'playtime' today was to create something just for me, because nobody else would want it!!

I showed lots of crafting supplies on my WOYWW 86 post, getting ready to decorate a canvas just for me - well, it's staying 'just for me' because I'm too embarrassed to show it here!

I still love my melting pot (oh yes, it made a good job of melting the beeswax) ... but as for the encaustic art stylus ... mm ... anyone want to buy it?

The canvas is going in the bin ... and I'm going for a much-needed cup of tea.

WOYWW 86

Yes again, Wednesday has come round again with lightning speed, so it's time for WOYWW 86.

I've just got out lots of things so that I can have a play - not sure what I'm going to achieve, but this has been sparked off by the challenge this week on DCM: it's all about me!

Long ago I bought an encaustic art stylus with the intention of trying out some crafting with beeswax heated in my melting pot ... but, until yesterday, I hadn't got round to getting any beeswax. I had been enthused originally by watching Suze Weinberg's videos - and, so, at last, I thought I'd try and put some of my enthusiasm into action.

I might or might not use the supplies in front of me - I'll see how it goes and how the mood takes me. If and when I make anything that is remotely presentable, I'll share it later.

Meanwhile, I'm going to be creative for the sake of it - it will make a change from making things for other people.

You'll notice that I'm going to be working on a canvas (something I'm not that comfortable with, but, hey, I need shaking out of my comfort zone) - it's about 11.5" x 9.5", so quite a nice size to be able to try out lots of techniques and hope that they come together - lol! And it was only £1 from Poundland, so nothing much lost if it turns out to be a distaster.




Update: you can read about the results of my 'playtime' here.