Sunday, 12 June 2011

A masculine card

This card is based on Sketch n stash 63:

The idea of Sketch n stash is to use new or neglected stash - well, the lighthouse stamp is a new Kanban one, coloured with copics. The impressabilities sea scape has been rather neglected - I used it when I first bought it, but it has been boxed away for quite some time. I embossed some white card with it, running it through the cuttlebug, an then swiped it with stazon ultramarine on the debossed side. The image was cut with a scalloped nestie and edged with stormy sky DI and stazon ultramarine.

As it will be Father's Day in the UK next Sunday, it's inevitable that there are a lot of challenges around atm asking for a masculine card. Unfortunately, my dad died over seven years ago so I no longer make Father's Day cards and never seem to get commissioned for any. So my card is a 'general' masculine one, but it would also be suitable for Father's Day - which will be good to have if someone asks for one at the last minute. So it's for the following:

Bows n berries 7: masculine
Daisy doodles 35: masculine card
Woodware USA 30: masculine cards
Ladybug 31: it's all about the males
Freshly brewed 49: it's a guy thing
The paper variety: for the guys
Sisterhood of crafters: celebrating dad/man in your life
C.R.A.F.T. 106: Father's day
Delightful: Father's day
PaperPlay 23: Father's day/man's card
Stamp insanity 62: oh boy! Happy Father's day!
Wags n whiskers 56: one for the boys
Alphabet: F for Father's day or card for male
Delicious doodles 29: Father's day
Fun at fairy knoll: Father's day
Fussy & fancy: card for a man or boy
Mami doodles 38: card for a boy or a man
Sew many challenges 56: Father's day - or any male project
Simply create 45: all about you dad (special man in the family)
Stamp man 24: boys and men
Crazy 4 challenges 91: masculine card
Little Claire 9: cards for men
My Sheri 61: Father's day - masculine cards
One stop craft 135: Father's day
Stamp, scrap & doodle: Father's day
Creative inspirations 61: Father's day or card for dad
Dream valley 9: Father's day/male themed
Sparkles forum 13: Father's day
Stamptacular 115: dads or grads


It's also for:

AiFactory: new - the stamp is a new one
Cardmadfairy 10: under the sea
Quirky crafts 12: under the sea
365 cards day 88: Wednesday prompt - breezy
Cooking it up with Katie 65: make a blue splashy circle
Digi doodle shops best 62: no backing papers
For your inspiration photo 7: the lighthouse was my inspiration
Cutie stampers 104: blue/white
Just some lines: monochromatic challenge
Art impressions 19: monochromatic
Crafts and me 38: stamp something
Inspire me Fridays 10: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Craft room 1: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes - this time it's an ocean theme!

Golden Christmas angel

Sparkles creations Christmas 2011 week 28 challenge is this sketch:

Last week their challenge was to use gold, cream and white, but I didn't get around to doing a card for this, but thought I would use these colours for this card.

I stuck a piece of creamy white vellum on to a cream card base using my xyron - this is the only sure way of sticking vellum without any adhesive showing. The foiled white and gold squares are Kanban card.

The Rubber Stampede angel collage is one of my favourite Christmas stamps - I coloured the image with copics.

This was one of those cards that is difficult to photograph, particularly in poor light on a rainy day (not flaming June here!).


This is also for:

Irish teddy's: Christmas is coming, Christmas is ...
Pixie dust studio 78: let's cool down - Christmas/winter themed card
Creative CAS for June: winter wonderland
Crafts and me 38: stamp something
Inspire me Fridays 10: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Craft room 1: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes

Best wishes in blue

The papers, 3D flowers, butterfly, sentiment are all Anna Griffin supplies. I love the combination of all the different shades of blue.

This is for:

Just some lines: monochromatic challenge
Art impressions 19: monochromatic
Crafty pad 125: just because you can
Oldie but a goodie 20: lots of layers - the stamp is at least 6 months old
365 cards day 81: assymetry
Inspire me Fridays 10: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Craft room 1: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Crafty calendar for June: things with wings

Floral plate

This is for Less is more 19: one layer - in the frame. It was one of those cards that seemed simple enough until I made it! The first time I stamped the lovely Hero Arts floral frame it didn't quite ink properly, the second time was fine, but somehow I caught my ink pad on it afterwards, so this was third time lucky! At least I practised on the other two to know where to get the sentiment before stamping it on the final one. The calligraphy sentiment is by Whipper Snapper designs. The frame design is just right too for 365 cards day 61 'I've been framed' - to use a stamped image of a frame - and, yes, I am still playing along with some of the earlier 365 challenges - not sure that I'll ever catch up though!

I coloured with copics G21, G85 and R05 and distressed the edges of the white card with bundled sage DI after rounding the corners. The colours were chosen for Picture perfect creations 61:


This is also for:

Stampotique 32: clean & simple
Crafty pad 125: just because you can

Sweet pop up

This is a quick card that almost made itself. In fact, I hadn't really intended to make it, but came across the box where some of these ready die cut pop up cards are housed and thought 'why not'? The sentiments are rub ons.

So, all I had to do was put the cupcakes in the right places and hey presto!


This is for:

Etsy inspired 140: Peaden Scott designs where they are so many pop-up cards
365 cards day 103: frosting - on the cupcakes
Aly's 43: cupcakes
Cupcake inspirations 115 - lots of colourful cupcakes
Crafty creations 122: over the rainbow - all colours of the rainbow have been used
Theme Thursday: lots of colour
Ooh-la-la 81: happy birthday
DYSU 23: birthday
Top tip Tuesday 37: more than 1 fold
Craft your passion 61: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 10: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Craft room 1: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes