Thursday, 25 August 2011

Baby boy

When I made the Jemima Puddleduck tag the other day I said that I would probably use it on a new baby card, so here it is. You can see how I made the tag here.

The gingham background and the spotty, scalloped border was part of a cupcake kit from QVC (no cupcakes in sight here!). I distressed the edges of the sentiment to match the tag.

This is for:

Phindy's Friday 69: something new (baby)
Creative Belli 124: gingham - the sentiment has been long forgotten
Crafts4eternity R33: embellishment recipe - tag
Simply create 50: time to distress
Sweet stampin: babies & little ones
CropStop 34: anything goes
Digi doodle 73: anything goes
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes

Embossing ... or rather 'debossing'

John ordered me some Dreamweaver stencils for my birthday and they arrived this morning. I'd already got some embossing paste ready for using with them, but decided not to try this today as there is still chaos here with the bathroom being done and didn't want to bother to get bowl of water to put stencil in.

So, instead of using embossing paste, I decided to use the swirls stencil with my cuttlebug - followed the 'sandwich' I found here - and it worked brilliantly ... except that I put the embossed dotted card in the wrong way round, so I ended up with debossing on the right side instead of embossing, but I wasn't go to waste it, so I distressed the whole area by swiping it with stazon blazing red - so the debossed swirls didn't pick up the ink colour. I quite like it (although next time I'll try to remember to put the card the right way up).

The pink spotted paper is My Mind's Eye quite contrary summer and the ribbon is from stash, long forgotten about. The little sentiment is difficult to see here - it is 'just for you' - it was originally white and I swiped with blazing red and buffed for the silver to show through.

I rounded the corners for Pals paper arts 108 elements of style - soften the edges.

And the colour was inspired by the Lollipop ladies embossed cupcake picture:


The monochrome pink is also for:

Tanda teaser 178: monochrome
Truly scrumptious 64: rocked up pink

Also for:

365 cards day 178: buried deep - new stencil and 'never used' before backing paper
DDH week 13: dry emboss
Simply create 50: time to distress
Shopping our stash 14: red or ribbon or roses
Ribbon girl: project that features ribbon
Kaboodle 81: ribbons
Crafty sentiments: ribbons & bow
CropStop 34: anything goes
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes
Digi doodle 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes

Happy school time

This is another quick sticky note holder, this time for a 'back to school' little gift, suitable for either teacher or child.

This is for:

Creative inspirations 66: back to school
Crazy challenge 81: back to school
Party time Tuesday 30: back to school
Use it Tuesday 14: back to school - the chipboard stickers from Poundland had been hoarded for a long while
For fun challenges: back to school
Papercraft star 59: back to school
Penny's 60: back to school
PaperPlay 34: back to school
Fairytale 22: first school day
2 sisters: back to school
Stamp insanity 74: back to school
Die cuttin' divas 29: for a special teacher
Your next stamp 49: fruit inspiration
Ooh-la-la 87: no backing paper
Challenge up your life 50: no patterned paper
Digi doodle 73: anything goes

Sticky notes holder

This is a sticky notes holder made with an offcut piece of card, decorated with a beautiful flower and a birdie twinchie that I made long ago - thought it was about time I used it. In fact, I searched on my blog and found that I made the birdie twinchie in May 2009 - wow! how time flies. The background was created with the shaving foam technique - you can read about it here.

Colours are for There she goes 121: be inspired:


This is for:

Hooked on craft 6: things with wings
Truly scrumptious 64: rocked up pink
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers
Ooh-la-la 87: no backing paper
Challenge up your life 50: no patterned paper
CropStop 34: anything goes
Digi doodle 73: anything goes
Nadia's challenge 12: anything goes
Stamp insanity 73: anything goes
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes

Black, white, silver and pink

This is a quick card with Anna Griffin papers and components for Just for fun week 30: black, white, silver & 1 other (pink).

This is also for:

Incy wincy 107: anything but a card
Take time for you 48: everything except cards
Creative craft: anything but a card
Dutch dare 127: anything but a card
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers