Saturday, 5 February 2011

Love is ...going round in circles

'Going round in circles' is the theme for Get Funky 15th challenge. The paper with hearts is from Funky Hand CD Colour me happy 'blissful baby'. The birdy love word is a digi download from Bee Crafty and is for their challenge 47: hearts.

As the hearts paper was from a CD this is for the CD Sunday challenge: love is in the air.


The 'doiley' card was cut on my cricut using the wild card cartridge, cutting a second one in pale pink to show through the cut out edging. I then cut the Funky Hand hearts paper and also a heatable acetate, both cut as circles with the Make the cut program. I printed the birdy love word digi on to the acetate, heat embossed with detail clear and then coloured with copics and heat embossed again. This was then run through my xyron and stuck to the hearts paper. It's a shame that the photo doesn't show up the acetate, but it is definitely there! The heat embossing is for Phindy's Friday 41: embossing.

Having used the cricut to create this card, I'm linking it for Cricut cardz 60: Valentine card for a man. And the scalloped edging is good for Some odd girl: scallops galore.

With the lead up to Valentine's day there are so many 'love' themed challenges around atm, so this is also for:

Creative inspirations 52: Valentines/love
Cards for men 3: Valentine/love
Double Dutch 61: love is in the air
City crafter 42: all you need is love
Creative card world: love card challenge
Simon says: love is in the air
Tanda teaser 164: share the love
One powerful hour: true love
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: love
Mami doodles 19: the magic of love
Wild orchid 16: love is ...
Prairie fairy Fridays 45: for a sweetheart
Bunny Zoe 8: love is in the air
Karber monthly 6: love and friendship (I've used a digi)
Paper playtime 36: January's digi Monday
Stamp n doodle: Valentines and/or love
Allsorts 89: it must be love love love
Crafty calendar 17: love
ECP 31: love
Penny's 46: hearts a flutter
Digi doodle 45: Valentines
Ann's creative nook 122: anything goes - Valentine styles
Paper issues: Valentine's day
Flourish timeless 103: Valentine
Crafty purple frog: Valentine's day/romance
Stampin' for the weekend 3: Valentine's day
Alota 52: Valentine
Fun at fairy knoll: hearts
Fun with shapes and more 76: of heart with heart
Raise the bar 52: hearts
Tellen's place: hearty hearts
Simply create 36: give your heart away
Try it on Tuesday (Taggers): feel the lurrrvvveeeee
Sundays with Crissy: love is ...
Creative stamp friends 17: shapes
Whoopsi Daisy: any shape but square
Kort o mania 33: make a card not the usual square size
CES 22: red & romance
Crazy4challenges 73: Valentine's day
The secret crafter Saturday 120: Valentine
My Sheri crafts 42: anniversary (just as suitable for an anniversary as for Valentine's day)
Freshly brewed 33: anniversary
Moxie Tuesday trigger: sweets for the sweet (inspired by the colours)
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Little Claire designs 1: anything goes
Craft us crazy: we want to see what ya got ... anything goes

Inspiration Avenue: shine (the acetate shines irl)

Another simple birdsong card

Once again I've used papers from the PM birdsong collection, this time choosing the colours for Sketchy colors 56 inspiration challenge to use blue, brown and white:

It's a very simple card, using one patterned paper for the background and two others for the strip down the right hand side, tearing one of them to add a bit of texture and relief:

It's also for:

Delightful: come fly with me
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Our creative corner: branch out - tree and CAS

Birdsong best wishes

This is for One stitch at a time 47 picture inspiration challenge, concentrating on the colours:

And also the colours for There she goes 92 inspiration:

I love a bargain (who doesn't?!), so I was pleased the other day when I got a 12 x 12 pack of PM birdsong papers half price - so I've used a few of them for this simple card:


It's also for:

Delightful: come fly with me
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Our creative corner: branch out - tree and CAS

First Easter card this year

For this card I used the sketch for CPS 203:

I decided to make a very simple card using a clipart picture of some chicks found on Publisher - I added a piece of stitched ribbon, a printed sentiment on BG cupcake surprise paper and three pearls.

I made this for Order of the opus gluei 88: winner, winner, chicken dinner - to use a chicken on a card. It's also for Cupcake 127: old MacDonald had a farm (I'm sure he had some chicks).

The stitched ribbon is for Tuesday throwdown 34: stitching, and the pearls are for Creative Belli 110: jewelry and 2 sisters 25: the world is our oyster.

The colours are for Color Dare 95: daffodil delight, marina mist, basic black.

This is also for:

For fun 50: spring or winter - another forward looking card for spring
Paper playtime 36: January's digi Monday
Stamp something: February digi day
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Our daily bread 47: you choose your challenge - I've chosen 31: wing it

CHNC challenge 6: use a digi

This card is for challenge 6 on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. This challenge is being sponsored by Shelly's Images, who will be giving 3 images of choice to the randomly selected winner. Please go over to CHNC for details - I'd love to see your entries.

The idea is to use a digital image and/or papers when making the Christmas card for my challenge 6. I've used 'all wrapped up', one of Shelly's images, coloured with copics.

I used the sketch for Technostamper's Monday lunchtime 159:

The main papers are S.e.i Christmas mint (double sided) and the little red square is Winter song. You can't see it here, but the brown side of Christmas mint has a foiled embossed look.

I'm also linking this for:

Jingle belles: Baby, it's cold outside
Pollycraft 78: Baby, it's cold outside
Karber Christmas challenge 6: Christmas card with a digi
ABC Christmas: C for clean & simple
Winter wonderland: reach for the stars (on the brown paper)
Fairytale 8: snow and ice
For fun 50: spring or winter - having made a spring card the other day, I really think that winter is going to persist for a long time (although I hope we don't get any more of the white stuff)
Paper playtime 36: January's digi Monday
Stamp something: February digi day
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes