Saturday, 16 July 2011

Hot summer colours

This is for Marie's sketch for Sunday sketch and stamp 63:

It is also for Crafty Ho's Colour challenge: brights - reds, oranges and yellows.

Papers are BG June bug and edges have been distressed with fired brick DI , also the edges of the petals of the big orange flower) for:

Inky impressions 19: distressing
The stamp man 27: anything by T!m! (the distressed inks)

There's magic in the air: birthday card
Penny's 57: happy birthday
Ruby's rainbow 7: happy birthday
Hanna and friends 102: happy birthday
Irish teddy's: flowers
Shabby tea room 70: flower power
Scrappy frogs: summer flowers
Stamp insanity 68: summer colours
Artistic stamper July: hot hot hot - use hot colours
Allsorts 112: free and easy July

Shaving foam background

For this card I've used the 'shaving foam background technique (there is a tutorial here if you haven't come across this before). This was stamped with one of my favourite Magenta stamps.

I used the sketch for Stamptacular 119:

Papers are again from the Pink Petticoat wild blossoms collection (the pad was still out and they are so pretty so I couldn't resist using some again). Dotty sticky ribbons and sentiment added.

This is also for:

The stamp man 27: anything by T!m! (I used alcohol inks with the shaving foam)
Sentimental Sundays 63: inky fingers - unconventional stamping materials or techniques
Pile it on 28: show us your favourite technique (one of my favourites - anything with inking and stamping)
Moving along with the times 103: favourite things - inking and stamping and papers
Phindy's Friday 63: pretty pastels
Ladybug 35: summer birthdays
Penny's 57: happy birthday
Ruby's rainbow 7: happy birthday
Hanna and friends 102: happy birthday
Southern girls 23: happy birthday
I did it: floral
Irish teddy's: flowers
Shabby tea room 70: flower power
Scrappy frogs: summer flowers

Pastel birthday

This card is for the sketch on Corrosive 124:

It's also for the colour challenge on Come and get it:
Papers are from Pink Petticoat wild blossoms collection, cutting out flowers from one of the papers to add to the sentiment circle which was cut with a Nelli Snellen die. Just the addition of some spotty sticky ribbon and the card was done.

This is also for:

Phindy's Friday 63: pretty pastels
Ladybug 35: summer birthdays
Penny's 57: happy birthday
Ruby's rainbow 7: happy birthday
I did it: floral
Irish teddy's: flowers
Shabby tea room 70: flower power
Scrappy frogs: summer flowers
Crafts4eternity R28: 3-2-1 - 3 design papers, 2 ribbons, one die cut shape/sentiment
Pixie cottage 78: wrap it in ribbon
Allsorts 112: free and easy July

Summery colours

After all the rain this morning, I feel I need some summery colours to cheer up the day. The sun made a brief appearance a little while ago, but already covered by the clouds again. It's the kind of day to stay in and craft.

This card is for Birthday Sundaes 17, which asks for the summery colours of orange, green and white.

The background paper is BG Lilykate and the image is from Glitterbabe - which is for the 'floral' challenge this week on I did it creations, where the prize is being sponsored by Glitterbabe.

Flowers are from stash with card candy in the centres and a piece of spotty sticky ribbon down the side.

Sorry the photo is looking quite dull - the card is a lot brighter irl.

This is also for:

Irish teddy's: flowers
Shabby tea room 70: flower power
Scrappy frogs: summer flowers

CHNC challenge 29: seeing stars

It's time for a new challenge on my CHNC challenge blog - it doesn't seem possible, but we are up to challenge 29 already - you can see the details here - it would be lovely if you could join in. This week I would like you to include stars on your card - well, at least one star!

For my card I used Papermania Classic Christmas papers with a shaped card blank. I like the way the cut away edge reveals a bit of the underneath, so I thought it was worth decorating the inside so that a bit peeped through.

I layered the stitched ribbon on to a piece of the foiled paper and wrapped around the inside, hiding the join with a star cut from the main paper I used on the front and adding a cut out star on the front too.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Christmas inspirations 29: free Christmas project
Bah! humbug 28: shapes - shaped cards
Celebrate the occasion 22: Christmas (shaped card)
Digistamps4joy 23: Christmas in July
Fun at fairy knoll: Christmas in July
Simply create 48: Christmas time
2 sisters 48: Christmas in July
CES 45: Christmas
Catch the bug: Christmas in July
Jellypark friends 1: Christmas in July
Charisma cardz 28: it's in the stars
Pixie cottage 78: wrap it in ribbon
Crafty sentiments: use stitching
DYSU 28: sew: faux or real
Rainbow lady 161: a stitch in time
Creative inspirations 120: no flowers allowed