Thursday, 28 April 2011

Blue and purple

I quite often use one or the other - blue and purple, that is - but not often together. For 'opposites attract' for day 49 on 365 cards we were asked: 'Do you find that you have two colors that you just DO NOT use together? They don't even have to clash, but maybe you've found that those are just two colors you don't like to use at the same time. Well now you have to use them for this challenge. And they must be the dominant colors on the card.'

And Annabelle's current challenge is 'say it in ... purple and blue:

I used some more more paper and the metal brads butterfly from the We R Memory Keepers twirl collection stamping it randomly with Papermania swirl stamps. The square sentiment (sorry about the glare of the flash - it's much more blue irl) is one that I've had for ages - originally from a Dawn Bibby kit. I stamped with dusty concord DI and also used it to distress the edges. I then added a few little white pearls here and there on parts of the swirls.



This is also for:

Crafts and me 32: vintage/distressed
4 crafty chicks 35: distressing
Delightful: distressing
Stamp insanity 56: rockin' out heavy metal style
Simply create 42: time to rock the metal
Claudia & company 80: clean and simple
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Sunday stamper 151: wind beneath my wings
Shabby tea room 59: butterfly wishes
CCEE 1117: butterfly
Sarah Hurley 39: butterflies/things with wings
Digistamps4joy 17: swirls and pearls
Pink gem challenge 19: pearls and swirls
Stampavie and more 139: pearls

Happy cupcake

Day 58 on 365 cards was 'subliminal messages - 'Your challenge is to use an image of food or beverage that looks good enough to eat/drink.'

I've used paper and Happy and cupcake brads (these have a couple of split pins to hold each in place as they are quite large metal brads - these are from We R Memory Keepers twirl range.


This is also for:

Stamp insanity 56: rockin' out heavy metal style
Simply create 42: time to rock the metal
Tuesday throwdown 46: brads or eyelets
Stampin vacation white space challenge: lots of white space and something attached with a brad
Claudia & company 80: clean and simple
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Digi doodle 56: anything goes
Moving along with the times 96: anything goes

Three of a 'kraft'y kind

Today's 365 challenge (day 59) is 'feeling 'kraft'y - with a nature theme.

I've used three kraft card blanks for this week's One layer challenge 51 'three-of-a-kind' on Styles ink - 'The challenge is to make three one-layer cards. Yes, three. Make three cards all using the same image stamp but vary the occasion by changing the sentiment and/or ink colour and/or card stock colour. You must use the same image stamp on each card.'

I used aother La Blanche foam stamps with memento rich cocoa and varied the position of the stamping and the Anna Griffin sentiment stamps.

I've got a couple more of these kraft card blanks, so I think I might make two more similar cards so that they could be used as a set of notelets.

I seem to have done quite a lot of CAS, one layer and white space cards recently - although there's no way I can abandon using lots of patterned paper because I love it so much.

This is also for:

Claudia & company 80: clean and simple
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Digi doodle 56: anything goes
Moving along with the times 96: anything goes
Sunday stamper 151: wind beneath my wings
Shabby tea room 59: butterfly wishes
CCEE 1117: butterfly
Sarah Hurley 39: butterflies/things with wings
Irish teddy's: no pattern paper
Crafty creations 116: white space

Ho ho ho

This card is for Sketch Saturday 152:

The 'jolly Santa' stamp is Hero arts, coloured with copics. I used label nesties for the die cut and the surrounding red blingy one, which was a piece cut from a Christmas cracker from last year - I chose this for Jingle Belles 'recycle' challenge, but, alas, I'm too late to enter there - ah well! I've gone round edges with copic lipstick red to give a bit of definition to the layers.

The Bo Bunny papers were free with Scrapbook magazine.

This is also for:

Bah! humbug 16: the man himself ... Santa Claus
HLSC 19: Christmas
Paper crafting journey 9: bling
Totally Gorjuss 77: bling it on!
Clearly inspired 26: it's all about the bling
Pals paper arts 91: CAS buttons
Polka doodles 16: 3 patterned papers
For fun: green, no not the colour - recycling
Digi doodle 56: anything goes

Salt: the great commission

It was Pauline's turn to choose the topic for today's new Salt challenge - you can read what she said here, based on the Great Commission of Jesus given in Matthew 28:18-20.

This is what it says in The Message version:

Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: "God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age."

I've made a digi LO for this challenge, using these scripture verses. In my online travels I came across Internet Evangelism Day 2011, which will take place on Sunday 15 May. Until the growth of the internet, for most of us evangelism was restricted to the little corner of the world in which we live, but now it is possible to spread the gospel throughout the world at the touch of a keyboard. Of course, there are still parts of the more remote world where this isn't possible, but, with modern technology increasing, there are more and more opportunities for global interaction via the net.

For my LO I used some scrapbooking downloads that I've had on my computer for some while - and I confess that I should have noted where they came from - I don't think they were free, I think I must have purchased them, but can't remember, so apologies that I can't give credit for them.

Please visit our Salt Faith challenge blog to see what others in the team have crafted as their response - and we would love to see anything that you are prompted to make - please leave us a comment so we can come and look.