Saturday, 20 August 2011

Sympathy card

This is a very simple sympathy card. The card blank is deckle edged - I've stamped the La Blanche flower stamp with memento and coloured with copics. The sentiment is stamped.

This is for:

Stamp, scrap & doodle: sympathy/get well
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers
Nightshift stamping 80: flowers and leaves
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Stamp insanity 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes

Back to school notebook


This was made with my Bind it all and some papers from my offcuts box. Stickers were from Poundland (some time ago). Note to self: must make more notebooks (Tearfund sale early October and the weeks go by quickly!).



This is for:

Creative inspirations 66: back to school
Die cuttin' divas 28: back 2 school
Little darlings 5: school days
Little red wagon 94: back to school
Paper pretties 167: back to school
Penny's 60: back to school
Delightful: back to school with primary colours
Fairytale 22: first school day
2 sisters 53: back to school
One stop craft 145: bold and bright
Craft your passion 71: anything but a card
Creative craft: anything but a card
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes

Christmas waves a magic wand

I wasn't going to do any crafting today, but couldn't resist making a quick card. As it's my birthday we've had pizza delivered, with garlic bread and potato wedges and we had some wine ... and now I'm full! Just having a bit of a break before settling down to watch Casualty. We were going to go out, but things have been topsy turvy here this week because we're having our bath replaced with a shower unit and there were some unexpected hitches with the work- hoping they will finish it by Monday or Tuesday.

Anyway, back to the card. I chose a quote topper that was part of a QVC kit a couple of years ago - this is for ABC Christmas: Q for quote plus an image (hope the squares count).

The background paper and square motifs in the corners were from a magazine from a Nancy Watts collection.

This is another card for my CHNC challenge 34.

I used the sketch for Corrosive 129:

Colours are for Jay Gee's nook challenge 10: photo inspiration:


This is also for:

Christmas inspirations 31: clean and simple
Totally papercrafts 80: Christmas in August
Meljen 72: sparkles, shine and glitter
Tanda teaser 178: monochrome
Sukkersott 133: monochromatic
Paper and such: sentiment as main focal point
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Poodles parlour: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes

BF August inchies swap

These are the inchies I've received from the swap for August on the BF forum - the theme was 'summer holiday'.

It's amazing how much detail can be put on to a little inchie - they are fab - thank you, ladies:


CHNC challenge 34: Christmas birthday or 'anything goes'

It's time for another challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. Today is my birthday, so challenge 34 is a bit different to the norm. I usually ask you to make a Christmas card, but today you have a choice of making a card for a Christmas birthday or an 'anything goes' Christmas card.

We have a lot of family birthdays around the festive season, which means making a lot of birthday cards around Christmas time. So at least I've got one done early - perhaps I'll make one every week so that I don't have to do them all at the busiest time of the year.

For my easel card I've used BG wisteria papers, various flowers, buttons, ribbon and scalloped border. The image is one of my favourite Greetings Farm ones - wild sprouts 'sassy Suzi', coloured with copics.


I'm entering this into these challenges:

Bunny Zoe 15: easel cards
Fussy & fancy 1000 follower celebration challenge using the F & F blog colour scheme
Pixie cottage 83: big on birthdays
Anything goes 47: happy birthday
Spoon full of sugar 162: happy birthday
Tuesday throwdown 62: non-stamped sentiment
The crafty pad 134: cute n girly
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers
Stamptacular 124: fancy folds
Karen's doodles: fancy folds
I did it: a different shaped card
Mami doodles 32: shaped card
Farm fresh Friday: button it up
Papertake: eyes down, look in - I chose 'buttons, ribbon and FREE
Digi design house 12: recipe week 2 - 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers and 1 ribbon
Digi doodle shops best 72: a recipe - 1 ribbon, 2 backing papers and 3 buttons
Lexi 46: recipe - 1 image, 2 flowers, 3 papers
Ribbon girl: project that features ribbon
Crafty Ann 47: scallops and/or fancy borders
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Basic Grey 51: anything goes
Poodles parlour: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Stamp insanity 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes