Saturday, 30 April 2011

Let's listen to the music and dance

Another sticky note holder, this time with music and headphones, with the colours purple, aqua and blue for Polka doodles 17 colour theme. I love making these little sticky note holders - they are so easy (once you remember the right measurements to score in the right places!) and make a nice handy little gift.

This is also for:

Craft your days away 19: music & dance
Lexi 38: anything but a card
Phindy's Friday 53: glitter, glamour and glitz
Totally papercrafts 64: glitter
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes

Celebrate

Yesterday was certainly a day of celebration - I watched all the comings and goings on TV and thought it was a lovely day for the marriage of William and Catherine. Didn't she look lovely in her stunning dress, as did her sister and the pretty little bridesmaids?

There are a few challenges around atm with a 'royal wedding' flavour to them, so I thought I'd share this celebration card - it would be suitable for a wedding or any other special occasion.

Because of the 'bling' on the card, it was very difficult to get a picture of it, particularly because there is also so much white, so the first picture is a scan with the card closed and the second is a photo showing the aperture when the card is opened.



This is for:

Die cut dreams 88: wedding
Freshly brewed 44: wedding
Pixie cottage: royal wedding
Tanda teaser 170: wedding bells
Crafty sentiments: royal wedding
ECP 37: influenced by the royal wedding
Phindy's Friday 53: glitter, glamour and glitz
Totally papercrafts 64: glitter
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes

Music and dance

Here are three simple sticky note holders I made - the glittery stickers on the first two are from Poundland.

The background card and the dancing couple are remnants left from a Music & Dance Kanban kit and the flowers are from stash.

These are for:

Craft your days away 19: music & dance
Lexi 38: anything but a card
Phindy's Friday 53: glitter, glamour and glitz
Totally papercrafts 64: glitter
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes

Fancy fold card

This is a 3D fancy fold card made from a recently acquired QVC Kanban kit. I love the colour combo of this (similar to my previous card shown here).



This is for:


365 cards day 43: fancy folds accordion card
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: multi-fold card
Crafty Ann 39: fancy folds
DYSU 17: make it pop (3D)
Crafter's companion 11 (April): aqua and brown
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes
Daisy doodles 32: May flowers
Let's craft and create 18: say it with flowers
My mum's craft shop 3: flowers
Charisma cardz 17: May flowers
Prairie fairy Fridays 51: April showes bring May flowers
Craft us crazy 7: flowers
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes

On this your special day

This card is curved at the side and the middle shape is a cut-out window, so the inside of this is inside the card iyswim!

This photo shows the 'window' and also gives an idea of the copper and gold foiling which isn't apparent on the scan:


This is for:

Crafter's companion 11 (April): aqua and brown
Ooh-la-la 78: aqua, bling & sentiment
Shabby tea room 59: butterfly wishes
CCEE 1117: butterfly
Sukkersott 122: butterfly
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 77: things with wings
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes
Sarah Hurley 39: butterflies/things with wings
Crop stop 17: nightgale - textured bird, birdcage or nest
365 cards day 60: sparkle and shine
Daisy doodles 32: May flowers
Let's craft and create 18: say it with flowers
My mum's craft shop 3: flowers
Charisma cardz 17: May flowers
Prairie fairy Fridays 51: April showes bring May flowers
Craft us crazy 7: flowers
Stamping vacation: get the music in your challenge: free bird (the bird has flown the birdcage)
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes

CHNC challenge 18: use a die cut

It's Saturday, so it's time for a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - and the weeks are going by so quickly - today's challenge is number 18! You can find details here - please join in if you can. It makes sense to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease the pressure off those weeks beforehand. If you haven't started yet, why not start with CHNC challenge 18 - all you need to do is to use a die cut. - - it can be one that you have cut yourself using a nestie, a sizzix or other similar die, a craft robo or cricut shape that you've cut ... or even a bought ready-made die cut - how easy is that?!

I based my card on the April sketch for Create 4 fun (also for Cute card Thursday 162: use a sketch from another challenge blog


Papers are My mind's eye from the signature Christmas glitter collection. I used one of my all-time Christmas favourite stamps Rubber Stampede 'Santa collage' inked with Adirondack earthtones terra cotta - I also used this to distress around the Nellie Snellen die cut (ran through my cuttelebug) and the other papers. I used this stamp for Christmas stampin all year long: use your favourite holiday image.

The colour combo is for CES 34 with this inspirational picture:

The sentiment paper has been recycled from a Christmas gift bag - it was originally a light cream colour so I gently coloured with some of the terra cotta, wiping with kitchen towel so it wasn't too dark. So this is good for these challenges:

Creative craft
: get recycling
For fun: green, no not the colour - recycle

This is also for:

Wags n whiskers 53: use die or punch
Little Miss Muffet 18: diecuts or punches
HLSC 19: Christmas
Totally Gorjuss 78: 1 2 3 - 1 image, 2 brads, 3 designer papers
Theme Thursday: vintage
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
Tuesday throwdown 46: brads or eyelets
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Paper cutz 89: anything goes
Crafts 4 eternity R17: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 34: anything goes