Thursday, 21 July 2011

Peace on earth

For this card I've used Sweet stop sketch 117 which had the added theme of 'Christmas in July':

The foiled papers were remains from a QVC kit and the stitched paper with stars seems to have gone on forever (not much of it left now!). The silver ribbon is very glittery. The stamp is by Personal impressions, inked with Brilliance starlite silver and heat embossed with detail silver.

Those of you who follow my blog regularly will know that I love making Christmas cards, so much so that at the beginning of this year I started my own Christmas challenge blog I am delighted that so many people have been entering my challenges. Challenge 29 is 'seeing stars' - to use at least one star somewhere on your card. So this is another one for my own challenge - perhaps you'd like to go and have a look and join in - you have until tomorrow evening at 22:00 UK time to link up your entry.

'Christmas in July' seems to be a popular theme atm among challenge blogs, so I'm linking for these:
Creative CAS July: clean and simple Christmas

It's also for:

Catch the bug: Christmas in July: Monday: anything goes
ABC Christmas: O is for older image (the stamp is more than a year old)
Winter wonderland: give it it a lift - wet embossing
Whoopsi daisy: sparkle and shine
Deep ocean 4: ribbons
Created by hand: ribbon/silver
Art impressions 25: stitching ... faux or real (it's real, but I didn't stitch it!)
Really reasonable ribbon 28: cool it (cool winter colours)
Order of the opus gluei 109: beat the heat (cool winter colours)
Kaboodle 76: embossing
Cupcake 151: wish upon a star
Sentimental Sundays 64: for the men in your life - I think this is suitable to send to a man
Cute card Thursday 174: for his eyes only
Craft us crazy: anything goes

Prizes and GD slots

I was chosen as Lovely Lotus for challenge 7 on 'For your inspiration' challenge blog - you can read about it here. I've received this sweet 'Charlotte with a rose' rubber stamp by Sparkle Creations - I look forward to using it.



I've been privileged recently to win quite a few digital images for various challenges and also been given some Guest Designer slots - so, watch this space! I'll be joining Prairie Fairy fun Friday next week (I won some lovely digis from them) and another couple of challenge blogs in the near future.

I won 5 digis from Paper Pretties for winning challenge 161 last week

I've been enjoying my time as a GD on AiFactory for July - you can see my latest card for this week's challenge if you scroll down or click here.

AiFactory GD layers

This card is for today's 'layers' challenge on AiFactory - it's my third week as a Guest Designer and I'm very much enjoying being part of the team for this month.



I used the sketch for Passion for Promarkers 109 (yes, I did use Promarkers - my stock is steadily growing, although I'm not deserting my copics - a girl (or should that be 'old girl'!) can't have too many marker pens, particularly as I've recently acquired 40 Marvy le plume alcohol pens as well - anyway, I digress!). This is the sketch:

As the challenge is to use layers, as well as layering on the card itself I decoupaged the clouds at the sides of the rainbow - the rainbow and the cute little girl, of course, are digis kindly supplied by AiFactory for the challenge.

This week's challenge on Daring cardmakers is 'it's all very Pinterest-ing' I joined Pinterest and found some lovely rainbow pictures - I could have chosen lots of them, but in the end I settled on this one pinned by Luann Lang:

This is also for:

Crafts and me 44: add a flower
The paper variety: rainbows (and grids) - I chose rainbows
Color throwdown 151: rainbow colours
Crafty creations 128: seeing double - the clouds at the ends of the rainbow are decoupaged
Artistic stamper July: hot hot hot - use hot colours
Pollycraft 102: summer fun
Dream valley 11: summer theme
Charisma cardz 29: sunshine colours
Cardnakin mamas 24: summertime
Bunny Zoe 14: fun in the sun
365 cards day 143: having a heat wave
Papertake: getting cute
Paper cutz 100: skies the limit - anything you might find in the sky
Clear it out Tuesday: anything goes
Daisy doodles 38: anything goes
Craft us crazy: anything goes
KB cute Monday 22: use a digi