Thursday, 3 March 2011

Purple felt flowers

This is another (almost late) entry for this week's DCM challenge to use some Poundshop Pretties.

These felt flowers with buttons were from Poundland (another two in the pack as well). The background is a white embossed vellum that I swiped with some distress ink and then buffed up the white using a piece of kitchen towel. I just added a couple of Craftime sentiments and the card was done (have now got purple fingertips though).

Colours are for Off the wall 47:



This is also for:

365 day 3: fun with fabric (the embossed area on the vellum has a fabric texture)
Paper romance 40: vellum
Stampin' sisters in Christ 78: buttons
If the shoe fits 68: let your purple shine!
Stamping Vacation monochromatic creations challenge: purples
Stamp insanity 49: I'm so touchy-feely - texture (texture of the embossed vellum and the felt flowers)
Iris' spot 14: buttons
Corrosive 105: distressing (inks on the embossed vellum)
Anything goes: distressing
CCEE 1108: distress
Lexi 34: flowers
Simply create 38: power of flowers
Crazy4challenges 76: flower
Top tip Tuesday 24: favourites (embellishments: flowers, technique: using distress inks)
Irish teddies: birthday
Crafty Ann 35: birthday card
Crafty sentiments: birthdays
Aud sentiments 23: birthday
Critter 54: sentiment
Sentimental Sundays 44: anything goes
Wild orchid 18: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes + optional: something old (the embossed vellum)
Guylou's intimitability: anything goes

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here - only three days to go now - you've got to be in it to win it!

A March resolution

New Year is usually the time for resolutions, but now I'm making a March resolution. When 365 cards first started I more or less kept up with every day's challenge, but last year I failed miserably. So I'm making a new start with their new year from 1 March (although, of course, I'm already three days behind - lol!).

So this card is for the white space sketch for 365 day 1 (I just turned it on its side):

As it's a 'white space' card it is, of course, clean and simple, using the lovely Leaping sheep border stamp by Inca, coloured with copics, and a PM sentiment stamp.



This is also for:

Stamp it crazy: spring beaver - use a spring animal
Crazy challenge 56: here comes spring
Incy wincy 83: spring is in the air
Crazy amigo: spring is in the air
Everybody art 131: spring
Oldie but goodie 13: spring is in the air (the oldie is the sentiment stamp)
Fab n funky 62: spring into action
Cute card Thursday 154: signs of spring
Delightful: welcoming spring

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Salt: Attitude

It was Stacy's turn to choose the topic for today's new challenge on Salt - you can read what she wrote here.

My LO is simple, using a piece of K & Co Urban Rhapsody as the background, superimposed with some cut out birds from another of the Urban Rhapsody papers. 'Attitude' was stamped using PM alphabet stamps and coloured with burnt umber copic (the paper for this and the other wording came out of my scraps box - it's one of K & Co papers).

The self-portrait photo is terrible, but that's just right for this project - I used the computer's built-in webcam (had to have a few attempts).

The writing says:

My attitude should be respectful, cooperative, accountable, humble, helpful, encouraging, loyal. Not resentful, defiant or disrespectful. (Hebrews 13:17, 1 Peter 2:13-15)

Please go and have a look at what the rest of the DT has done for this topic - and we would love to see any crafting response you make - just leave us a comment so we can come and have a look.

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here - less than a week to go now - you've got to be in it to win it!