Saturday, 23 April 2011

Christmas gang card for Keryn's challenge

This is for this fortnight's card for the Christmas gang (there's a list in my sidebar - if you click on the names you can see the creations of the rest of the gang). The idea is that one of the gang sets a challenge for the fortnight - this time it was Keryn - you can see her challenge here.

I chose: penguins, white and ribbon as my items and I also followed the sketch and colour scheme of 'black and white' for Die cut dreams Christmas challenge 62:

The card blank is black stardream that has a glittery look to it. I mounted some vellum on to white card using my xyron. I used a white sparkly snowflake in place of the semi-circle in the sketch. The embossed panel was a piece left over from a couple of years ago and the white and black ribbon from stash. The penguins are felt and mounted on 3D foam so that they stand out a bit irl - so these qualify the card for Christmas stampin all year long 'warm and fuzzy' - use felt.

This is also for:

Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 20: anything goes
ABC: S for sparkle
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate (Christmas this time)
My mum's craft shop 2: all that glitters

Multi-coloured Easter

I made lots of Easter cards this year - sold some to raise money for Tearfund and sent some ourselves.

This is a multi-coloured one, using a mixture of Kanban card and PM Honey & hugs.

It's for:

Crop stop 16: use the colours of the rainbow
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: birds and/or butterflies
CES 33: spring colours/images
Crazy 4 challenges 83: create an Easter card
Crazy amigo: Easter
Cutie Sunday 138: Easter
Die cut dreams 87: it's Easter time
Penny's 51: Easter
Scrappy frogs: Easter
ECP 36: Easter
Craft your days away 18: Easter
Picture perfect creations speciality 6: Easter
My time to craft 137: Easter wishes
Paperplay 16: Easter time
4 crafty chicks 34: Easter
Kaboodle 63: thoughts of spring/Easter
Pixie dust studio 71: spring forward
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate - Easter is a good time of celebration
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Aud sentiments 26: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 51: celebrate spring/Easter
Papertake weekly: spots n stripes
Craft your passion 54: you've been spotted

Frolic and flutter

For this card I've used some of the Kanban card, but also some Bo Bunny spring sentiments paper.

The crocheted flowers (the middle one is a brad) were from The Works (when I showed some in an earlier post I said they were from Poundland ... no wonder I couldn't find any more when I looked there, because I eventually found that in The Works!).

The colours are for the Play date cafe 78:



It's also for:

CES 33: spring colours/images
Crazy 4 challenges 83: create an Easter card
Crazy amigo: Easter
Cutie Sunday 138: Easter
Die cut dreams 87: it's Easter time
Penny's 51: Easter
Scrappy frogs: Easter
ECP 36: Easter
Craft your days away 18: Easter
Picture perfect creations speciality 6: Easter
My time to craft 137: Easter wishes
Paperplay 16: Easter time
4 crafty chicks 34: Easter
Kaboodle 63: thoughts of spring/Easter
Pixie dust studio 71: spring forward
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate - Easter is a good time of celebration
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Aud sentiments 26: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 51: celebrate spring/Easter
C.R.A.F.T. 99: flowers
Creatalicious 21: Easter and include the colours pink, green, yellow and blue

A bright Easter

This one is a bit different, using die cut felt bright yellow flowers with turquoise bling centres. The turquoise flowered card is from the Kanban QVC kit and the sentiment is computer generated and printed. The stamped image is from a See-D Easter set (long neglected!).


This is for:

Cuttlebug spot: oh so soft ... felt challenge
Woodware USA 23: die cuts/punches
Incy wincy 90: bright and bold
Off the wall craftiness 51: Easter - bright colours
Stamping vacation special month challenge: April
One crazy stamper: April flowers challenge
CES 33: spring colours/images
Crazy 4 challenges 83: create an Easter card
Crazy amigo: Easter
Cutie Sunday 138: Easter
Die cut dreams 87: it's Easter time
Penny's 51: Easter
Scrappy frogs: Easter
ECP 36: Easter
Craft your days away 18: Easter
Picture perfect creations speciality 6: Easter
My time to craft 137: Easter wishes
Paperplay 16: Easter time
4 crafty chicks 34: Easter
Kaboodle 63: thoughts of spring/Easter
Pixie dust studio 71: spring forward
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate - Easter is a good time of celebration
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Aud sentiments 26: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 51: celebrate spring/Easter
Stamp dreams 78: Easter
Stamp n doodle: Easter
Pile it on 16: smells like rubber - use a rubber stamp
Inky impressions 13: flowers
C.R.A.F.T. 99: flowers
Sweet stampin: Easter

Sticky note holder (for a change)

A change from all the Easter (and Christmas!) cards with a sticky note holder - very simply made with a piece of striped bling DCWV card and a die cut snail :

This is for:

Lexi 38: anything but a card
Papertake weekly: spots n stripes
Craft your passion 54: you've been spotted
Creative inspirations 108: pets/animals - wouldn't call a snail a pet, but it is an animal!
Cute card Thursday 16: no text

Egg-cellent Easter

This is another card made for Easter using the Kanban QVC kit and a chipboard butterfly. The scalloped edge and the border of the sentiment mat are gold foiled.

Once again this card was inspired by by the photo inspiration with Shabby tea room 58: how egg-cellent - pastels and stripes:


This is for:

Crreative Belli 115: eggs/bunnies
Sukkersoft 121: eggs
CES 33: spring colours/images
Crazy 4 challenges 83: create an Easter card
Crazy amigo: Easter
Crafty pad 116: Easter
Cutie Sunday 138: Easter
Die cut dreams 87: it's Easter time
Penny's 51: Easter
Scrappy frogs: Easter
ECP 36: Easter
Craft your days away 18: Easter
Picture perfect creations speciality 6: Easter
My time to craft 137: Easter wishes
Paperplay 16: Easter time
4 crafty chicks 34: Easter
Kaboodle 63: thoughts of spring/Easter
Pixie dust studio 71: spring forward
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate - Easter is a good time of celebration
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: birds and/or butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday 151: open - with butterfly
Papertake weekly: spots n stripes
Craft your passion 54: you've been spotted
Aud sentiments 26: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 51: celebrate spring/Easter

Enjoy Easter

Another Easter card that uses components from the Kanban QVC kit and a chipboard butterfly and flower (had these for ages). The scalloped edging on the striped card piece is gold foiled (not black as it looks here). Another card inspired by the photo inspiration with Shabby tea room 58: how egg-cellent - pastels and stripes:



This is also for:

CES 33: spring colours/images
Crazy 4 challenges 83: create an Easter card
Crazy amigo: Easter
Crafty pad 116: Easter
Cutie Sunday 138: Easter
Die cut dreams 87: it's Easter time
Penny's 51: Easter
Scrappy frogs: Easter
ECP 36: Easter
Craft your days away 18: Easter
Picture perfect creations speciality 6: Easter
My time to craft 137: Easter wishes
C.R.A.F.T. 99: flowers
Paperplay 16: Easter time
4 crafty chicks 34: Easter
Kaboodle 63: thoughts of spring/Easter
Pixie dust studio 71: spring forward
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate - Easter is a good time of celebration
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: birds and/or butterflies
Flutterby Wednesday 151: open - with butterfly
Aud sentiments 26: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 51: celebrate spring/Easter
Sugar creek hollow sensational Saturday: circles

Easter bling

Another Easter card, this time using card that came with the Kanban QVC kit and stickers that I bought at Poundland two or three years ago - these are edges with silver holographic so they are 'blingy'. The flowers at the bottom are glittered too.

The colours were inspired by the photo inspiration with Shabby tea room 58: how egg-cellent - pastels and stripes:


This is for:

Totally Gorjuss 77: bling it on
Card cupids: pastel colours
Papertake weekly: spots n stripes
Craft your passion 54: you've been spotted
Tuesday throwdown 45: polka dots
CES 33: spring colours/images
Crazy 4 challenges 83: create an Easter card
Crazy amigo: Easter
Crafty pad 116: Easter
Cutie Sunday 138: Easter
Die cut dreams 87: it's Easter time
Penny's 51: Easter
Scrappy frogs: Easter
ECP 36: Easter
Craft your days away 18: Easter
Picture perfect creations speciality 6: Easter
My time to craft 137: Easter wishes
C.R.A.F.T. 99: flowers
Paperplay 16: Easter time
4 crafty chicks 34: Easter
Kaboodle 63: thoughts of spring/Easter
Pixie dust studio 71: spring forward
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate - Easter is a good time of celebration
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: birds and/or butterflies
Freshly brewed 43: let's see you shine with lots of sparkle
My mum's craft shop 2: all that glitters

CHNC challenge 17: a touch of Easter for Christmas

Happy Easter to everyone. Can you believe that we are already approaching the end of April and it's time for challenge 17 already over on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. If you don't know what I'm talking about then please click here to take you to the challenge - it would be lovely if you could join in.

So for challenge 17 I'd like you to bring a touch of Easter into your Christmas crafting. Yellow is a colour we associate with Easter and, of course, it's a time of year when eggs feature (oh yum, I know that I'm getting a Hotel Chocolat dark choc egg) and, of course, eggs are oval in shape. So I'd like you to use either the colour yellow - little or a lot (you can use other colours as well, as long as yellow is visible) and/or an oval shape on your card.

I'm really not too sure about my card - too much yellow, I think - not a colour we normally associate with Christmas, but, hey ho, why not?!

The paper is My Mind's Eye from the signature Christmas glitter book, distressed with mustard seed DI and stamped in the corners with an unknown stamp with memento rich cocoa. The oval pyramage has been in my Christmas box for two or three years. I edged each piece with the mustard seed DI and the outer piece with brushed corduroy, than gently edged the other pieces with the memento rich cocoa.


I'm also linking this for these challenges:

Sparkle creations week 20: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for yellow
Nightshift stamping: oval on oval
Cupcake 138: lots of layers
Karen's doodles: lots of layers
Spoon full of sugar 148: let's celebrate (this time Christmas)
Kort o mania 38: vintage
Truly scrumptious 55: vintage
Nadia's challenge 4: vintage
Delicious doodles 22: anything goes
Whoopsi daisy: we are free and easy
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Stamping vacation No! No! challenge: no black ink (only used memento rich cocoa and mustard seed and brushed corduroy DIs)
Stamping vacation monochromatic challenge: yellow
Do more with less: get dimensional with Donna Mundinger