Thursday, 16 June 2011

Give us a clue

I bought this Penny Black stamp a while ago, but this is the first time I've used it - think it will be one of those that really comes in handy.

This is for a male recipient, so nothing flowery - thought black and white with a touch of red would be good with the crossword image. This is for Penny Black's Saturday challenge 155: one for the guys.

I've used the sketch for Sweet Sunday 121:

The papers are very old ones - think they are DCWV and/or Dovecraft.

This is also for:

Just add ink 72: just add some colouring in
Nadia's challenge 8: black and white and 1 colour
Stamp insanity 63: keeping it clean and simple
Card cupids: animals
Dream valley 9: male themed
Sentimental Sundays 59: masculine card
Bows n berries 7: masculine
Cupcake 146: boy, oh boy, oh boy ...
Incy wincy 98: masculine
Craft us crazy 10: masculine colours/theme
Wags n whiskers 56: one for the boys
Fussy & fancy: card for a man or boy
Sew many challenges 56: any male project
Crazy 4 challenges 91: masculine card
My Sheri 61: Father's day - masculine cards
Freshly brewed 49: it's a guy thing
Papertake: dads & lads
Created by hand: circles and dots
Delightful: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: make it free and easy
Top tip Tuesday 38: open challenge

Blue butterfly

This is another card using AG papers etc.

This is for:

Crafty Ho's: yellow, blue & green
Crafty calendar for June: things with wings
Cheerful stamp pad 20: things with wings
Delightful: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: make it free and easy

Pink and green anniversary

An anniversary card using AG supplies, including the gorgeous 3D layered flower.



This is for:

Shabby tea room 66: pink lemonade: pink, green, neutrals and flowers
Charisma cardz 24: pink & green
Created by hand: circles and dots
Delightful: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: make it free and easy

A 'get well' cuppa

As I'm going to be going away soon, I'm trying to get up to date with crafting commissions and swaps I'm taking part in. This afternoon I've been working on my Christmas cards for my CHNC challenges for the next two or three weeks and preparing the blog posts so I can schedule them.

However, I need a bit of a break from Christmas, so here are two quick CAS cards with a 'get well' theme, using papers from Anna Griffin. These are for 'Get well soon with 4 crafty chicks'.

The colours for this second card are for SPCC 104:



They are also for:

Delightful: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: make it free and easy

Here comes Santa

Today has turned out differently to how I thought it would. I started off the day going over to a friend's to sort out her computer - a successful time, so that was good.

John was meant to be going off to a bowls match today, so I had planned to have a crafting day with no interruptions - ha ha - the bowls match was rained off ... meanwhile the driver who was going to take him by car to Rochester for the match had already turned up here, so he came in for a cuppa and a chat ...

So I haven't got on with any of the things I'd planned and here I am making a Christmas card instead!

It's no secret that I love making Christmas cards (that's why I started my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - if you haven't visited yet, I'd love to see you there), so, when I saw that this week's DCM challenge was 'Father Christmas' how could I resist (even if I have left it till the last day!).

The background snowmen paper is BG jovial, the swirly red foiled card is from a QVC kit from a couple of years ago and the stamped image is Hero Arts jolly Santa, coloured with copics.

I've used the sketch for Inkspirations 73:


This is also for:

Winter wonderland: swirls and pearls
Christmas stampin all year long: babes in toyland - card to give to a child
Irish teddy's: Christmas is coming, Christmas is ...
Just add ink 72: just add some colouring in
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Delightful: anything goes
Southern girls 21: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Deep ocean challenge 1: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: make it free and easy
Cardmakin mamas 22: with a child or for a child
Top tip Tuesday 38: open challenge