Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Another touch of yellow for Christmas

For my CHNC challenge 17 this week I asked for 'a touch of Easter for Christmas' - to use some yellow and/or an oval.

I think this was a tough challenge and I wasn't really that pleased with my original card for this, so I decided that I ought to try and make another one - perhaps it will encourage one or two more to take the plunge this week.

So I used the sketch for Sparkle Christmas challenges week 21:

I used some elements from a red line topper & paper pack. This includes the picture of Santa for Bah! humbug 16: the man himself ... Santa Claus.



This is also for:

HLSC 19: Christmas
Alphabet: Y for yellow
Party time Tuesday 13: anything goes
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Delicious doodles 22: anything goes

Trust me ...

... I'm a professional!

This is for this week's 'speaking professionally' Daring cardmakers challenge - Rein said: 'We're looking for cards all about the jobs people do this week.' I love this fun digi image from Charmed cards and crafts Dottie at work collection - I coloured digitally in Paint.

I used the sketch given for Card Patterns 112:

I used BG marrakech papers and a Papermania ribbon bow.

I chose the colour scheme for:

Ribbon girl colour challenge 7: red, white & blue
Fab n funky 70: red, white and blue

It's also for:

Crazy challenge 64: 3 different papers
Creative inspirations 58: digi day
Party time Tuesday 13: anything goes
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Delicious doodles 22: anything goes
365 cards day 51: spring cleaning - papers are at least a year old, ribbon is old and the 'tool' that I've had since crafting it computer and printer (without which I couldn't have produced the digi image)

White space that isn't white

Having made a couple of cards using Wube sunset background paper with silhouette type stamping, I had one more piece left over, so I've stamped my favourite Inkadinkado trees stamp a couple of times along the bottom, filling in the gaps of the ground with copic C-7 (not quite so stark as black). The sentiment is an Anna Griffin stamp.

This is for Crafty creations 116: white space (which doesn't have to be white!) and Claudia & company 80: clean and simple.

I'm really sorry that I've used up all of this paper now because it has made lovely cards - but I think I ought to use my big and juicy ink pads and make my own backgrounds - hope to do so soon.

This is also for:

Craft us crazy 6: thinking of you
Party time Tuesday 13: anything goes
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Delicious doodles 22: anything goes

Awwww ... love ....

This card is for the sketch on Sew many cards 51:

I mounted the background paper on a black linen card and stamped PB brimming with love on to the circle, colouring with copics, so this is for Penny Black Saturday challenge 148 'happily ever after' and also for Penny Black at Allsorts April challenge 'black and white plus one'.

The 'love' sentiment is a Carolee's creations sticker. The red and white dotty paper is BG june bug, which is good for:

Cutie Sunday 139: dots
The paper variety: we want to see your polka dots
Rubber cafe 14: polka dots

The large hearts are felt and the smaller corner ones are satin.



I think this is suitable for a wedding card, so am linking for:

Die cut dreams 88: wedding
Inspiration avenue: royal and/or wedding
Kaboodle 64: here comes the bride
Freshly brewed 44: wedding
Totally papercrafts 63: weddings
Stampin' for the weekend 8: wedding
Stamping vacation Occasion oasis: wedding

And would equally work well for an anniversary:

Speedy the cat (Mark's finest papers) 52: anniversary card

It's also for:

Make it colourful 15: colouring black hair
Craft us crazy 6: animals
Fun with shapes and more 81: animals
Little Claire designs 5: animals
365 cards day 38: just a touch - only colouring two parts of an image - two colours
Party time Tuesday 13: anything goes
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Delicious doodles 22: anything goes