Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Furry love

For this card I've used the CAS sketch on Priscillastyles midnight madness 90:

As this is also for Ladybug 14: love is in the air, I've used two of their stamps, masking one behind the other. It's also for All that scraps Wednesday challenge: anything goes (using Ladybug stamps that they sell). I coloured with Promarkers: slate, poppy red and spice, so I'm linking for I love promarkers 51: anything goes and Passion for promarkers 87: theme - let there be love.

The background paper is Forever Friends 'with love'.

This is also for:

Cat's corner 43
: black + 1
Inspiration Avenue: furry
Critter 51: critter
Die cut dreams 82: lots of hearts but NO sentiment
Stampin sisters in Christ 75: no words on the front yet signifies love
Paper playtime 37: cupid or hearts
Totally stampalicious: three hearts (at least)
Whoopsi daisy: give us your heart
Let's ink it up 9: romance/Valentine's day
Creative stamp friends 18: Valentine
Oldie but a goodie 12: add a heart
Papertake: have a heart
Crafty Ho's: love theme
Rubber cafe 3: red, pink & black
Crazy challenge 53: lots of love
Crazy 4 challenges 73: Valentine's day
Incy wincy 80: love
Stamp with fun 97: love
Stamp and create: love
Stamps r us 14: Valentine/love
Spoon full of sugar 138: let's see some love
Creative inspirations 52: Valentines/love
Double Dutch 61: love is in the air
Creative card world: love card challenge
Simon says: love is in the air
Tanda teaser 164: share the love
Secret crafter Saturday 120: Valentine
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
Cutie Sunday 130: hearts
Bunny Zoe 8: love is in the air
Stamp n doodle: Valentines and/or love
Allsorts 89: it must be love love love
Creatalicious 18: it's all about the ribbon + love theme
Crafty calendar 17: love
ECP 31: love
Penny's 46: hearts a flutter
Everybody art 128: Valentine
Pink elephant 93: be my Valentine
Crazy amigo: Valentine
Cardmaking mamas 14: Valentine
Paper issues: Valentine's day
Crafty purple frog: Valentine's day/romance
Alota 52: Valentine
Raise the bar 52: hearts
Simply create 36: give your heart away
Ooh-la-la 73: for someone special
Stamp it crazy: Valentine's card
The Crafty pad 107: love is in the air
Stamptacular 97: hearts gone wild
Scrappy frogs: love is in the air
My Sheri crafts 42: anniversary (just as suitable for an anniversary as for Valentine's day)
Freshly brewed 33: anniversary
PaperPlay 5: stamp it out
Reasonable ribbon 17: pink, red, white theme with ribbon
Woodware 13: ribbon
Craft your passion 44: anything goes
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes

Just checking ...

This is for Clearly i stamp 22, where this sketch was provided:

The challenge requires the use of one of their Clear Dollar stamps or digis and a lovely freebie set is available for download: spring violets.

The sentiment was made with my dymo letratag and a few pearls added to the violets and to the bottom left. The base card is stardream, so there is a glittery sheen to it. Why is it that the colours don't look that true on the photo? - they do say that the camera never lies, but I do wonder!

This is also for this week's Daring Cardmakers which is asking us to create something featuring February flowers: violets or primroses.

This is also for:

Sweet stampin: spring flowers
For fun 50: spring
Digistamps4joy 12: flower power
2 sisters 25: the world is our oyster - pearls
Creative Belli 110: jewelry (the pearls, which have been a bit forgotten recently)
One stitch at a time 48: do it with a digi
Stamp something: February digi day challenge
Craft your passion 44: anything goes
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes

Butterfly with love

This is for the sketch on Hanna and friends 80:

and the colours for Color throwdown 127:
I used BG blush papers and a piece of kraft paper for the stamped butterfly image, simply inked with memento rich cocoa, added a paisley brad and five quite unusual buttons.


This is also for:

Flutter by Wednesdays 140: open + butterfly
Delightful: come fly with me
Critter 51: critter
Cooking it up with Katie 47: I need 2 brown metal papers - metal (the brad), add a little brown, 2 designer papers
Flourish timeless 104: button up
Tuesday throwdown 35: buttons
Pixie cottage 55: buttons
Dutch dare 98: buttons, buttons, who's got the buttons
Little red wagon 66: kraft
Stamp scrap & doodle: dots and stripes
Crafty Ho's: love theme
Crazy challenge 53: lots of love
Incy wincy 80: love
Stamp with fun 97: love
Stamp and create: love
Spoon full of sugar 138: let's see some love
PaperPlay 5: stamp it out
Craft your passion 44: anything goes
Pear tree 35: free for all
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Little Claire designs 1: anything goes
Craft us crazy: we want to see what ya got ... anything goes

Grow girl

This card is for Stampotique 23: orange & turquoise - I really enjoyed working with this colour combo - not one that I would readily think of using normally.

I used the sketch for Technostamper Monday lunchtime sketch 160:

Papers are BG blush and urban prairie and the gorgeous stamp (fast becoming one of my favourites) Grow girl by Janet Klein. I used copics to colour, including the edging and also for the larger of the flowers. I added a few pale orange gemstones to her bow, shoes and to replace the seeds on the stamped image, as well as the centre of the flowers.


This is also for:

Pile it on 6: bright and breezy
Creative Belli 110: jewelry - I used gemstones (the old and forgotten embellishments: the flowers)
PaperPlay 5: stamp it out
Top tip Tuesday 21: frame it
Sweet stampin: spring flowers
Craft your passion 44: anything goes
Pear tree 35: free for all
Sew many challenges 42: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Little Claire designs 1: anything goes
Craft us crazy: we want to see what ya got ... anything goes

Putting it right

The other day I did a CAS Christmas card that I linked for the current ABC Christmas challenge - but, d'oh!! I forgot that we were supposed to follow the given sketch.

So, with big apologies to the ABC team, I'm now showing two cards for ABC Christmas: C is for clean & simple, using the sketch provided:The background for both cards if Bo Bunny 'tis the season carol. The circular image and Christmas pudding are left overs from a QVC kit a couple of years ago, with the addition of other bits and pieces from my scraps box.



These are also for:

Wee memories 42: dust off those scraps (even the Bo Bunny backgrounds were left over from having cut into a 12 x 12 earlier - as well as all the other scraps)
Aly's 35: bling bling - the Christmas pudding and holly are glittered and foiling dots, as well as the foiled strip