Thursday, 11 August 2011

Poorly pup

This is a last-minute entry for Glitter geeks week 9: furry and feathery friends, using the sketch for Crafts 4 eternity 31:

The 'poorly pup' image is one of Di's Digis that I won for a recent challenge on Paper Crafting Journey, coloured with copics.

I have been so privileged to win ten of Di's Digis in the past week or so - 5 for winning the PCJ challenge and 5 for winning a challenge on Divas by design. I also have some great news to share regarding sponsorship of my Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge blog - more about that later.

This card was a good way of using up scraps, something I try to do, but the box always seems just as full!

This is also for:

Dutch dare 124: for the kids - suitable for a 'get well' for a child
Top tip Tuesday 46: straight edges
Simply create 49: favourite animal
iCopic lover 42: fur challenge
KB cute Monday 24: anything goes using a digi
AiFactory: August anything goes

Update: Thanks to a blogging friend, Elizabeth - she is a fab supporter of my CHNC blog - I've found Jules 'Always with a heart' blog and her 'snippets' challenges. I'm always looking for opportunities to use up the scraps - so why is it that the box seems more full day by day? So I'm linking this to Jules Crafty Snippet challenge 31, because all of the pieces of design paper were from my offcuts box.

A clean and simple Thank You

This card is for Clean & simple 152:

I used a couple of Kanban Elizabethan stackers - and this time, they did actually stack! I covered these with some magic mesh (yes, using some of that again) and added some deep pink sticky felt lace from We R Memory Keepers. Just the addition of the stamped sentiment and the card was done.
This is also for:

Stampin' sisters in Christ 101: I've used some magic mesh again
Little miss Muffet 15: outside the die cut
AiFactory: August anything goes

Less is more, red white and blue

The Less is More challenge for week 27 is to use the colours of our nation's flag, so for me in the UK that's red, white and blue.

I've used a card that is shaped on the right hand side to reveal a little of the inside underneath. I stamped the left hand edge with an Anna Griffin lace stamp with stazon blazing red. The clarity sketched lady was stamped with ultramarine stazon, having first distressed the edges with stormy sky DI - I then brushed some of this lightly for the lady's dress, doing the same with fired brick DI for her hat, shoes and gloves.

This is also for:

Alphabet: N for navy blue plus one other colour
Annabelle: say it with one layer
Cute card Thursday 177: clean & simple