Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Using up scraps

This card for the sketch on Skipping stones 92 was just right for using up scraps:

and for 365 cards day day 189: pattern frenzy - to use six different patterned papers. This is another one for Jules crafty snippet challenge 35.

The colours are for CR8FN 37:

and for:

Try it on Tuesday: monochrome

The star is chipboard covered with paper.

This is also for:

Creative card crew: anything goes
Our craft lounge 81: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes

Vintage Santa

This is for A la card monkey 72 Christmas sketch:Background paper is from the My mind's eye Christmas glitter book. The Santa collage stamp is one of my favourites - stamped with stazon blazing red embossed with clear detail powder, other elements from my Christmas stash.


Everything I've used is a year old, so this is also for Christmas cards all year round for September.

The colour combo of chocolate, cream and cranberry is for Sparkle creations Christmas card challenge week 40.

Terrible photo because of poor light/use of flash.

This is also for:

Paper creations ink 8: vintage or distressed look
Anything goes 49: vintage/shabby chic
Cuddly buddly 10: vintage, distressing & flowers
Oldie but a goodie: Christmas in September - my lovely Santa stamp is now a few years old
Scrap-card 11: Christmas
For fun: it's Christmas in August
Christmas crafting 3: Christmas sparkle
Samuel Taylors September Christmas card using any rubber stamp (prize of four Prima paper pads)
Christmas inspirations 32: Christmas card with glitter
Your next stamp 50: song inspiration: Santa Claus is coming to town
Crafty ribbons 1: festive cheer in September
Let's craft and create 27: blast from the past - I chose challenge 8: it's Christmas
Poodles parlour: animal antics - the reindeer prancing across the paper
Craft your passion 74: anything goes with a twist: flowers
St Luke's September: card buffet - I chose patterned paper, ribbon, flowers and embossing
Crafting for all seasons 8: bingo - I chose ribbon, glitter/shine, flowers
Stamptacular 127: the sky's the limit
Stamp dreams 97: anything goes
Ribbon carousel 19: anything goes
Creative card crew: anything goes
Our craft lounge 81: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes

CAS anniversary

This is for the sketch for Clean & simple 156:

It's also for CAS-ual Fridays 18, which asks for a CAS project inspired by a book (I chose 'Anniversary: the love story' by Michael Adamse), and use the colours black, white and red. This challenge is being sponsored by Paper and such. The colours are also for the play date cafe 97: black and white with a splash of red.

The papers were from my scraps box (the narrow strip was actually recycled from some packaging - for Cheerful stamp pad 25: let's reuse), the red gems are from Poundland and the sentiment is Craftime. I coloured a chipboard heart with lipstick red copic, stamped using an Anna Griffin lace stamp and triple embossed with UTEE, raised up with a foam pad between the gems so that it lies flat.