Friday, 29 July 2011

All the Bs

I went out for lunch with a friend today and we ended up at Hobbycraft ... and I just happened to buy a few bits and pieces, including some gorgeous black and white (mainly) die cut card and acetate pieces. I couldn't resist using one tonight, so this was stuck down the side of a black linen card blank (I ran it through my xyron to give unseen adhesion, adding the bows with bling. I stamped the Clarity sketched lady with Elzybells inky dinks whipped cream inkpad and heat embossed with white detail, adding tiny buttons to her hat and waist.

Not a very clear picture as I had to scan because of flash reflection on the acetate.

This is for:

Creative craft world: anything BUT birthdays
Our creative corner: all the Bs - black, bling, buttons and bows
Creatalicious 24: 1920s - vintage, hat & black and white
Desert island crafts 12: I chose: monotone, die cuts, black & white
Stampin' sisters in Christ 99: sharp contrast of black & white
Sunday stamper 164: back to black
DDH (the angel company) 10: black and white week 1
Truly scrumptious 62: buttons & bows
Wags n whiskers 59: buttons and bows
Stamp and create July: ribbon and bows
Sweet stampin: F ... F ... F ... Fashion
Cupcake 152: shabby sparkle
Top tip Tuesday 44: make it girlie
4 crafty chicks 48: get your bling on

Star Wars

I was asked to make a card for a friend's grandson who is a great Star Wars fan. She gave me some pictures of starships (I hadn't got much of a clue on this one) and I thought this one went nicely with the K & Co Donna Ingemansin rough and tumble paper. All it needed was the numeral (which was coloured with a copic marker) and the birthday greeting.

This is for:

Here come the boys 7: travel (space travel)
Theme Thursday: men/masculine
Card cupids: birthday cards
Scrapbook sisters 45: happy birthday

Prairie Fairy Fridays 58 Guest Designer - another card

This is another card for Prairy Fairy Fridays 58, again using the inspiration photo given for that challenge:

For my card I used the sketch for CPS 228:

Papers are DCWV and the embossed panel was produced with CraftConcepts folder 'budding vine' and sanded to reveal the white core of the textured card.

I stamped the lovely Kanban bath, bubbles and 'relax' sentiment and heat embossed with clear detail powder, colouring the bath and taps with copics. I stuck a line of gems across the card (I wish I could have used pearls, but I only had large ones that looked out of place, so used the gems instead).

I'm also linking for these challenges:

Crafty purple frog: take a dip
Little red wagon 91: heat embossing
Pixie cottage 80: emboss it
My craft spot 18: emboss it
Crafty pad 131: embossing
4 crafty chicks 48: get your bling on
365 cards day 151: Friday background - three layers
Celebrate the occasion 23: any occasion (blue and white)
Jac-inks 13: monotone
Use it Tuesday 12: it's a two-fer - two hoarded items - the papers and the stamp (had it for ages, but first time I've used it)
Sew many challenges 62: anything goes
Papercraft star: anything goes
The paper shelter 24: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 26: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Clear it out Tuesday: anything goes

Prairie Fairy Fridays 58 Guest Designer

As winner of Prairie Fairy Fridays I was able to choose three of their lovely images and also was invited to join challenge 58 as a Guest Designer.

This is the inspiration photo given for that challenge:

I used 'bath n bubbles Gilly', one of the digis I won from Priaire Fairy, for my card and based in on the CAS sketch for the Paper Players 56:

The background paper is DCWV, the felt flowers were from Poundland and the sentiment is a Kanban stamp. I didn't have the right size pearls, so I've used a row of gems instead.

This is also for Celebrate the occasion 23: any occasion (blue and white)