Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Signature sentiment

'Signature sentiment' is the challenge for today's 365 cards (day 29). I thought about this and wondered what I could do and then I thought about the fact that I often say 'take care' to people, particularly when saying goodbye to them. But I've never used those words on a card before - so here is a first!

I've used the sketch for Eat sleep stamp 123:

and the colours for Diva coffee break 220:

Papers are all from BG eva and the image is Penny Black sparklers, stamped with brilliance pearlescent purple and heat embossed with detail clear powder. It was then cut with a nestie oval. I rounded all corners with my Xcut corner rounder punch.

This is also for:

CES 29: die cut crazy
Gingerloft 14: die cuts and/or punches
Kort o mania 36: use dies or punches
Let's ink it up 11: die cuts/punches
Stamp insanity 52: punch it out
Meljen 51: get creative with your punches
Rubber cafe 10: embossing
Creative Friday 40: embossing

ABC Christmas sketch

This is for the sketch on ABC Christmas F for freebie, using the digital image that was given for this:I'm not that happy with this card (everything seemed to go wrong), but wanted to get it done before the deadline for the ABC challenge, so here it is.

The papers are all from the PM classic collection. The image was die cut with a nestie and coloured with copics. The big brad is DCWV.

This is also another card for my own CHNC challenge 13 to make a square card - if you haven't yet discovered my Christmas challenge blog, please go over there and have a look - I'd love you to join in.

This is also for:

Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 17
: no stamping
Jingle belles: the holly & the ivy - holiday foliage
Winter wonderland: oh baubles
Secret crafter Saturday 127: Christmas in spring
CES 29: die cut crazy
Gingerloft 14: die cuts and/or punches
Kort o mania 36: use dies or punches

You inspire me

When I saw yesterday's challenge on 365 cards (day 28) I thought of my niece's husband who is a keen rugby fan - and John is too - and I needed to make a card for mum to send to him for his birthday.

The torn paper is from the Men2 collection by Paper Cellar. The sentiment is computer generated and printed. The image was stamped and coloured with copics. I added a Eastern Treasures 3D sticker in place of the stamped rugby ball to add a bit of dimension., likewise the stars and the fancy strip of white and gold down the lefthand side.

This is also for:

Sisterhood of crafters: let's hear it for the boys
Stampin' B 103: make a masculine card
Stamptacular 104: no kids allowed ... birthday
Corrosive 109: stars in my eyes
Creative Inspirations 104: no square cards allowed

Corner bookmark

The theme for the current challenge 28 on Karber is 'books', so I bought Karber 'reader Leslie' digital image to use on a corner bookmark.

I don't know why, but until today I had never made a corner bookmark, preferring to make a straight long one. This was so easy to make and used up a piece of dotty paper from my offcuts box - I followed the tutorial on It takes all kinds.

So this is also for Creative craft 'bookmarks' challenge and also for Daring cardmakers 'the book club'.


It's also for:

Paper playtime 42: digi Monday - anything goes
Digital Tuesday 104: for the kids
Sketchy colors 64: pink, orange and white
Pink gem 17: anything but square
Creative Inspirations 104: no square cards allowed
Crafts and me 27: anything goes