Thursday, 6 October 2011

Christmas presents

I've used a Jolly Nation background paper overlaid with a torn piece of pink freebie from a magazine, topped with the JN decoupaged lady carrying presents.

This is for:

Crazy challenge 87: think pink
Incy wincy 114: think pink
Lexi 50: pink for boobies
Digistamps4joy 29: think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
My Sheri crafts 70: think pink
Christmas stampin all year long: resist the temptation - no stamps at all
Try it on Tuesday: make it minimal
City crafter 77: we are going 3D
Crafty purple frog: lots of layers
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (this will be among others sold at my sale on Saturday to raise money for Tearfund)
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes

Walking in a winter wonderland ...

... and wishing you a Magical Christmas.

Two very quick cards with Kate Knight Christmas collection papers and two recycled card fronts - the trees are glittered, but, unfortunately, this doesn't really show up here.


This is for:

Crazy challenge 87: think pink
Incy wincy 114: think pink
Lexi 50: pink for boobies
Digistamps4joy 29: think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
My Sheri crafts 70: think pink
Sparkles forum 21: something that sparkles
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 9: Christmas songs - walking in a winter wonderland
Fab's big Christmas October: something shiny and/or snowflakes
Christmas stampin all year long: resist the temptation - no stamps at all
Try it on Tuesday: make it minimal
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (these will be among others sold at my sale on Saturday to raise money for Tearfund)
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes

Pink Christmas

There's a lot of pink around atm, which isn't surprising because there are lots of blogs promoting 'think pink' because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

So I've made a pink Christmas card, using a magazine freebie background and four gold foiled squares that originally came with a kit a couple of years ago. I added the sentiment circle and coloured the snowflake with a marvy le plume alcohol pen (these were still close at hand from earlier).

Unfortunately, because of the flash photo the card looks more lilac than pink, but it is definitely pink irl.

This is for:

Crazy challenge 87: think pink
Incy wincy 114: think pink
Lexi 50: pink for boobies
Digistamps4joy 29: think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
My Sheri crafts 70: think pink
Christmas stampin all year long: resist the temptation - no stamps at all
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Dream valley 17: monochrome
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (this will be among others sold at my sale on Saturday to raise money for Tearfund)
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes


Harry needs a hand

Work's still going on in the kitchen and everywhere is in a muddle, so I'm staying where I feel happiest ... and making cards.

Here's five more, this time using Mo Manning's 'Harry needs a hand' digital image, coloured with marvy le plume alcohol pens (I bought a couple of lots of these from QVC in one of those 'must have' moments and have hardly used them because I confess I already have a big selection of copics and promarkers). The background paper is Craft creations Ruth Watkins Christmas 02 (cut carefully you can get all five from a 12 x 12 with a bit to spare). These colours make a change for Christmas.

I was prompted to make these by the Mo's digital challenge 103: patchwork.

It's also for:

Sentimental Sundays 75: sewing or stitching (faux on the patchwork)
Cardmadfairy 17: too early for Christmas?
Crafty boots: zoo or animal theme
Crazy amigo: animals
Little Miss Muffet 19: animals and monsters
Crafts and me 55: use a digi
Digital Tuesday 131: we like to party - celebration
Stampin' for the weekend 17: what a cutie (I think pigs can be cute! - and there are cute snowmen too)
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (these will be among others sold at my sale on Saturday to raise money for Tearfund)
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes

I think this would be suitable for a boy, so I'm also linking for:

The crafty pad 141: one for the boys
Ruby's rainbow 13: for the boys
Southern girls 29: slugs and snails and puppy dog's tails - boys or men
St Luke's October: let's hear it for the boys

Some quick cards

I really want to get on with some notebooks for Saturday, but this morning we have someone doing alterations in our kitchen, so everything's in a bit of an uproar (yet again!) so I just can't settle to them, so I decided to use the time to make a few quick cards to sell in packs of 5.

The background paper on these cards is Teresa Collins Noel definitions. I wish I'd bought more of this paper because I love it - it's doubled sided and has text on the back against a rich red background.

The stamped and embossed images were done ages ago when a dear crafting friend sent me a stamp to borrow (you'll see more of these soon because I stamped up quite a few before sending the stamp back).

I'm entering these for the following challenges:

Cupcake 162: black and white Christmas (I hope I will be forgiven for the few deep red berries)
Kelley kid 10: black and white
Little Claire 13: black & white theme
Inky impressions 27: monochromatic
Dream valley 17: monochrome
Try it on Tuesday: make it minimal
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 9: Christmas songs - In the bleak midwinter
Our daily bread 78: scripture, quotes or song - In the bleak midwinter
Sew many challenges: anything goes
Penny's 63: anything goes
Creatalicious 26: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crazy4challenges 107: World Cardmaking Day - anything goes - donate to charity (these will be among others sold at my sale on Saturday to raise money for Tearfund)
Lothian crafts 19: anything goes