Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Simply thank you

This card is for Daily bread 49: sentiment and overstamping - stamping an image over a sentimentm also for Our creative corner: getting wordy - sentiment stamp to create a background, stamping it repeatedly.


It's also for:

Less is more 3: theme challenge - spring - the little Magenta stamp very much reminds me of spring
Crafty creations 106: thank you challenge
City crafter 45: nothing to it
Rubber cafe 5: no patterned paper
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: no patterned paper

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Blue blingy buttons

This is for Sweet sketch Wednesday 89:

It's also for Cooking it up with Katie 49: I need some blue blingy buttons - use a little blue, add a few buttons, finish with some bling.

Papers are BG marrakech, the blingy oval is actually holographic silver, although it has a bluey look here. I dabbed some silver sheet metal with denim, stonewashed and stream alcohol inks and cut the buttons with a thin cuts buttons die - so this is also for Simon says: make your own embellishments.

The rose stamp is an unknown one that I've had for ages, inked with fired brick DI.

I'm also linking this for:

Sweet stampin: red, white and blue
Top tip Tuesday 23: bling it on
Incy wincy 82: use punches or dies - the die cut buttons
Crazy4challenges 75: use dies to create your card
Drunken stampers 55: absolutely to die for
Going grey (Scrap-creatons): they say it's your birthday
For fun: happy birthday
If the shoe fits 67: happy birthday
Spoon full of sugar 140: birthday wishes
There she goes 95: stamp simply - only lined art

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Simplicity Christmas

This is for challenge 43 on Simplicity one layer Wednesday: 'it's Christmas' - using green and red on white or cream.

The Magenta Christmas tree image was stamped with Brilliance pearlescent ivy and heat embossed with detail clear. The random Inkadinkado snowflake stamp was done with fired brick DI.


This is also for:

City crafter 45: nothing to it - simple one dimensional
Rubber cafe 5: no patterned paper
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: no patterned paper

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Freshly brewed tag card

This card is for the sketch or Freshly brewed 35:

I've used the tag that was converted from one of the ATCs I made this morning.

Papers are BG bittersweet - the label shape was cut with a nestie. I added a few flowers with pearls in the centres, distressing the edges and also the label edges to tone with the tag.

This is also for:

Going grey (Scrap-creatons): they say it's your birthday
For fun: happy birthday
If the shoe fits 67: happy birthday
Spoon full of sugar 140: birthday wishes
Ann's creative nook 125: it's a celebration - vintage style
Sunday stamper 142: route 66 - numbers
Creative inspirations 53: distress
Anything goes: distressing
Incy wincy 82: use punches or dies - the nestie label shape
Alota 53: using nestabilities
Crazy4challenges 75: use dies to create your card
Drunken stampers 55: absolutely to die for

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Spring tag

When I made the ATCs for this month's swap on the BF forum this morning I made more than I needed (I wasn't sure if they would all turn out OK), so I've taken one of them and rounded the corners and added a piece of ribbon for Dragons dream tag it on 68: pay spring forward. I won't repeat how I made this - it's all in the earlier blog post here.


I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Simply green and blue

You can't really call this crafting, because the piece of paper (from the Paper cellar Men 2 pad) does all the work! Just the addition of the Happy Birthday sentiment.

This is for Color throwdown 129:

This is also for:

Craft your passion 46: male card
ECP 32: something for the boys
For fun: happy birthday
Meljen 46: happy birthday
If the shoe fits 67: happy birthday
Spoon full of sugar 140: birthday wishes
Creative craft: cards for a teen

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Boy blue birthday

A very quick boy birthday card using a couple of pieces of paper from my offcuts box - I know that the script paper is DCWV, but not sure about the one with sporty squares (think it might be English paper company, but not sure). Shame that the birthday sentiment panel looks the wrong colour on the scan.

This is for Color dare 97: night of navy, marina mist, river rock (not much of this, but touches of it).

I've also used the colours of the inspiration challenge photo given for Sentimental Sundays 43:



It's also for:

Created by hand: shades of blue
Phindy's Friday 43: monochrome
Challenge up your life 37: tone-on-tone/monochrome
Craft your passion 46: male card
ECP 32: something for the boys
For fun: happy birthday
Meljen 46: happy birthday
Cardmaking mamas 15: happy birthday
If the shoe fits 67: happy birthday
Flourishes timeless 106: birthday card
Going grey (Scrap-creations): they say it's your birthday
Spoon full of sugar 140: birthday wishes
Creative craft: cards for a teen
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

BF February ATCs

The topic for this month's BF forum ATC swap is 'stamping'. I love stamping and had a hard job choosing what to do.

Last night I had a play with one of the Tim Holtz eclectic collection: 'fairy garden, experimenting with inking up with various distress inks.

This morning I spritzed two A4 pieces of white card with a mixture of perfect pearls, water and a couple of drops of broken china distress re-inker. These then had to be dried with a heat gun.

I then inked up the stamp with shabby shutters, aged mahogany and a touch of spiced marmalade on the butterfly and stamped lots of them - I did more than the nine that was needed for the swap because I wasn't sure how the end results would be.

I then distressed the edges firstly with stormy sky DI and then very gently with aged mahogany (to hide where the stamp hadn't quite gone far enough to the edges).

I'm pleased with the results - I ended up with 14 ATCs, so I'll be able to use the spare ones on cards.

While making these this morning I had QVC on in the background, with Tim Holtz demonstrating. When I'd finished these they showed the eclectic set of stamps and things that had been made with this particular stamp.

It's difficult to get good photos because of the subtle sheen of the spray, but you can get some idea:


On this close up on an individual ATC, the spray looks more exaggerated than it really is:

I'm linking this for these challenges:

Little red wagon 68: use your mist
Moxie stamp it technique week: stamping with shimmer sprays
Delicious doodles 13: shimmer
There she goes 95: stamp simply - only lined art
Let's craft and create 13: anything but a card
Stamp insanity 47: the ABCs of an ABC - anything but a card
C.R.A.F..T. 90: not a card
Sunday stamper 142: route 66 - numbers
Creative inspirations 53: distress
Anything goes: distressing
Rubber cafe 5: no patterned paper
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: no patterned paper
City crafter 45: nothing to it - simple one dimensional
Crafts and me: time to spread your wings
Just for fun week 3: on the wings of a bug
4 crafty chicks 25: butterfly
Oldie but a goodie 13: spring is in the air - the Tim Holtz stamp is quite an oldie, but I still love it
ColourQ 73: I used the colours given (there is still a little white left in the middle of the backgrounds):

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here