Sunday, 8 May 2011

Monograms

I'm surprising myself today - not only have I done my ATCs for the BF forum swap so early in the month, but I've just completed my inchies for the monogram swap this month. I used La Blanche monogram foam stamps, stamping with memeno tuxedo black on to Tutti Fruitti paper (scraps that have been in my box for ages) and I went over the letters with copic C-7, a bit less stark than using black. I stuck these to mountboard to make them more substantial. This is the second set I've made - I swiped the first set with versamark and heat embossed with UTEE, but lost the clarity of the letters - it's a pity it didn't work out.

This is also for:

Just for fun: size matters (inchies)
Secret crafter Saturday 133: dust off your stash - haven't used the stamp for a while
Totally stampalicious: kickin' it old school - stamp that hasn't seen ink for at least 6 months
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 54: use paper, stamps and inks, but no embellishments
Rubber cafe: anything but a card
Craft your passion 56: anything goes
Pollycraft 91: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 5: anything goes

Silences make the real conversations between friends

The ATC swap for this month on BF forum is Friends. I don't usually get my swaps done so early in the month, but when I was having my big craft sort out during the week I came across a paperbag studio stamp that I love, but haven't used for a while, and couldn't resist using it. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit on to an ATC with the sentiment, but I still decided to use it because I think it still depicts friendship. I stamped with memento rich cocoa and coloured with copics.


This is also for:

Lexi 39: friendship
365 cards day 37: pure contentment
Secret crafter Saturday 133: dust off your stash - haven't used the stamp for a while
Totally stampalicious: kickin' it old school - stamp that hasn't seen ink for at least 6 months
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 54: use paper, stamps and inks, but no embellishments
Sweet stampin': childhood memories
Rubber cafe: anything but a card
Craft your passion 56: anything goes
Pollycraft 91: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Top tip Tuessday 32: open challenge
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
ATC challenges 1: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 5: anything goes

Christmas card club - pink + another colour

Yes, it's another Christmas card - getting quite a collection in my box now - think I've made about 60 so far this year.

This is for Sylvie's challenge for the Christmas Card gang - you can see who's in it on my sidebar - a group of crafters who are getting ahead with Christmas cards by challenging one another every other week.

So Sylvie challenged us to use pink and one other colour.

I based my card on the sketch for Double Dutch 67:

The green background paper on the pink card blank is Serif picnic in the park (a magazine freebie) and the patterned paper used for the squares is from K & Co secret Santa collection. I've used one of my favourite nesties for the scalloped circle, using another inside it to take away the inside circle. The sentiment was in a QVC kit either the Christmas before last or the year before (time goes so quickly!).

I used the colour combo for Picture perfect creations 57:


I'm also linking this for:

Crafty Ho's: pink, black (the text) and a splash of green
Cupcake: something beginning with C - Christmas
Paper romance: use your favourite die (scalloped circle nestie)
Wags n whiskers 53: use die or punch
Annabelle: say it with squares
Simply create 43: what did you say - sayings that either mums would say or someone else may say about or to mums
Secret crafter Saturday 133: dust off your stash - the sentiment panel has been in my box for at least eighteen months and possibly longer
Craft your passion 56: anything goes
Pear tree 47: free for all
Pollycraft 91: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Top tip Tuessday 32: open challenge
Iris' spot 18: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 54: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 5: anything goes