Saturday, 26 February 2011

Bittersweet scraps

For Crafty Ho's challenge this week we could either choose to make a card from a photo inspiration and/or this sketch, which I chose:

This card is made with the scraps of BG bittersweet left from the cards I've been making earlier - this is for Delightful: use your scraps.

I used a nestie for the scalloped oval, stamped with a Stampin Up image and coloured with copics, distressing the edges of the scallops with a copic. So this is for:

Alota 53: using nestabilities
Creative inspirations 53: distress
Anything goes: distressing
CCEE 1108: distress
Pals paper arts 82: elements of style - scallops

It's also for:

Paper romance 39: anything goes
Flourishes timeless 106: birthday card
Spoon full of sugar 140: birthday wishes
Crafty Ann 35: birthday card
Stampin with the dragon: birthdays, birthdays, birthdays
The crafty pad 109: red, pink and black
Colour create 65: 3 fruits - strawberries, cherries and water melon
Stamp man 17: curls and swirls (plenty on the main paper)

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

Yay for the pound shop

When I saw this week's DCM challenge was 'Pound shop pretties' I thought I knew straight away what I would use - the other day I got some lovely chipboard flowers with buttons in the centres and also some felt flowers - I thought they were such a good find.

However, I had to go into Bromley this afternoon for something else, so I strayed into Poundland (I needed to get some envelopes anyway) and happened to see that they had packs of self-adhesive button embellishments.

So I've used these instead of the chippie flowers etc that I bought previously - perhaps I'll be back with thosee later.

I've not only used some of the black and white pack on this card, but also used the black patterned background that came in the packete (the 'buttons' were stuck to an acetate sheet so the black patterned card was unspoiled. Papers are BG bittersweet (yet again - the paper pad was still out so I thought I'd use it).

I used the sketch for Papertake 53:


The buttons have a small square of foam adhesive on the backs, but I took these off and poked out the holes to make them look more authentic.

The coffee latte stamp is Stamps Happen by Tara Reed - with just red bits coloured with coral copic.

This is also for:

The crafty pad 109: red, pink and black
Charisma cardz 8: black, white + one colour (hope it's OK that it's varying shades of pink/red)
Totally Gorjuss 69: black and one other colour (varying shades of!)
Tellen's place: buttons, buttons, let's see some buttons
Pink gem challenge 15: buttons, brads, beads, bows - use one, two, three or all
Raise the bar 55: mug shots - hot drinks
Colour create 65: 3 fruits - strawberries, cherries and water melon

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

This must be a first!

I'm joining in this week's Totally Gorjuss challenge 69: black and ... on the day it's launched!

I've used the sketch for Priscillastyles midnight madness 92 (I chose the CAS one):

Papers are BG bittersweet and the image is another La Blanche foam stamp, with a little copic light pink colouring. The scalloped circles were cut with nesties and the vellum sentiment run through my little X xyron.

This is also for:

Charisma cardz 8: black, white + one colour
Ooh-la-la 74: pink, pink and more pink
One crazy stamper February: pink challenge
Lexi 34: flowers
Stampin' B 99: use a flower on a card
Stamp something: something with flowers
Simply create 38: power of flowers
Crazy4challenges 76: flowers
On stop craft 120: spring flowers
Pals paper arts 82: elements of style - scallops
Paper romance 39: anything goes
Aly's 36: get well
City crafter 45: nothing to it - one dimensional
Alota 53: using nestabilities

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

I've got the music in me

'I've got the music in me' is the theme for One-layer Wednesday 42.

This was an opportunity to use two more of my La Blanche foam stamps to make two very simple cards. The first one is stamped with memento rich cocoa and the second one is tuxedo black. These are lovely stamps that give an etched look to the images.



I'm thinking of making quite a few of these and putting them into packs of 5 notelets for my Tearfund sale.

These are also for City crafter 45: nothing to it

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

CHNC challenge 9: let's get sentimental

Saturday morning comes round so quickly again - and it's time for another challenge on my Christmas blog - CHNC challenge 9: 'let's get sentimental'. Please click here to have a look at this week's challenge and, hopefully, join in.

My card is very simple (I confess that I didn't have much time to make this. I used a pre-shaped card and stuck on the Dovecraft snowflake paper, which, of course, I then had to cut round, which wasn't such a quick job as I thought! The embossed and foil sentiment is one that came in a kit last year. At first I wasn't sure about using it because it's oblong rather than square, but I think it still sits OK on the card.

It so happens that great minds think alike this week and the theme for Jingle Belles challenge is Text Me - SmilynStef said: ''We're asking that you incorporate text into your holiday creations ... it could be a book page, Christmas carol lyrics, a poem, or even a card that features a sentiment as the main focal point of the design.' - so I think my card qualifies for this.

I'm also entering this card for:

PaperPlay 8: let's get sentimental'
Stampin' sisters in Christ 76: use the colour green
Fun at fairy knoll: feeling a little green
Mami doodles 21: make it monochromatic green
Gingersnap GC92 colour challenge - jewel colours plus gold - I chose emerald plus gold
I did it 43: anything goes
One stitch at a time 50: anything but square
Mixed media Monday: shape up
Woodware USA 15: shaped card
DYSU 8: anything goes
Paper romance 39: anything goes

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