Saturday, 7 January 2012

Red, white and blue notebook

Strictly speaking it's not just red, white and blue (a few other colours crept in), but the notebook is mainly red, white and blue for Paperminutes 198: colour of flags - the UK flag being red, white and blue. I've left the inside of the label blank so that the recipient can put their name/details there. Papers and elements used are Papermania, except the unknown glittered butterfly.

This is also for:


Sparkles forum 27: anything but a Christmas card
Flutter by Wednesday 184: open + butterfly
Prairie fairy Fridays 69: things with sparkly wings
2 sisters 73: things with wings
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Heart song 29: anything goes
Incy wincy 127: anything goes
The pink elephant 129: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Catch the bug January: anything goes
Make it Monday 70
Inspire me Fridays 40


Suzie 365 7: drink

It's the end of the first week of Suzie's 365 photo posts and so far I've taken part every day - I know, it's only a week so far, but it's a good start - lol!

7: drink - I thought I'd show a photo of John with the cuppa that cheers! This was taken when we were in Eastbourne a couple of years ago. I know I could have taken a new photo of a drink, but I love this cheery one.


Another thank you card

This thank you card is based on the sketch for Sketchy colors 98:
Sketchy colors 98 also asked us to use one of their color combos from the past year, so this is for which was the combo given originally for challenge 74:


I've used offcuts of PM Persimmon 'reminiscent of a bygone era' papers, so this is another one for Pixie's crafty snippets 1, also Aud sentiments 45 'any sentiments but you must use your scraps'.

 I've coloured with promarkers, so this is for Passion for promarkers 130 'thank you' . The image is a digi download from Designed2delight called 'spring fence' - Designed2delight have a Guest Designer call, so I'm entering for that.

I've distressed edges with shabby shutters and bundled sage DIs, also swiping the gold foiled band across the bottom of the card (this was originally white). This is for Craft your passion 91 'anything goes + distressing'.


This is also for:

Sundays with Crissy 25: beat the mid-winter blues
Cardmadfairy 24: thank you
C.R.A.F.T. 136: thank you
Clear it out Tuesday: thank you card (clearing out some butterflies I've had for ages)
Craft a scene 1: anything goes
Sweet stampin: spots & dots
Flutter by Wednesday 184: open + butterflies
Prairie fairy Fridays 69: things with sparkly wings
2 sisters 73: things with wings
Tuesday throwdown 79: something shiny (the butterflies)
Simply create too 4: layers, layers and more layers - six layers
Sentimental Sundays 83: anything goes
Pile it on 1 of 2012: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Heart song 29: anything goes
Incy wincy 127: anything goes
The pink elephant 129: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 88: anything goes
One stitch at a time 94: use a digi
Catch the bug January: anything goes
Make it Monday 70
Inspire me Fridays 40

CHNC challenge 54: give it a new lease of life!

It's time for a new challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog. For challenge 54 I'm asking to see some recycling - give something a new lease of life.

I hope you have made a resolution to make Christmas cards throughout the year to ease that sense of panic as it gets near to the end of the year and you realise that you need more Christmas cards. So please don't pack away your Christmas cardmaking supplies - keep them out to hand throughout the year. and get busy with those cards - joining in my challenges will help you achieve this.

For my card I used the sketch for Christmas challenges with sketches 17 - you will need to click on the link to see the sketch on their challenge blog.

I've used colours for Our craft lounge presents Kathy's Lily pad palette:


The same colours are also the challenge for Our craft lounge's own challenge this week:

The recycled element that I've given a new lease of life to is the silvery strip on the left hand side which was rescued from a Christmas cracker - too good to throw into the recycling bin - it's a pity that with all the shiny foiling on this card it's hard to get a photograph that shows the card as it really is, but these two attempts are the best I can do. The other card used was from a QVC kit a couple of years ago. The scalloped circle and  oval were cut with nesties. The image is from Whoopsi Daisy 264. Whoopsi Daisy are kindly sponsoring my CHNC challenge 54 - you can see details here. I am linking this for Whoopsi Daisy's own 'free and easy' challenge.  I coloured the image with a silver pen and a blue promarker. The wired and beaded stars were from the 99p shop.


This is also for:

Squiggle stamps: recycle!! upcycle!!
Totally stampalicious: make it sparkle
St Luke's January: new year, new start - give new lease of life to something
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Stamp, scrap & doodle: winter something
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green
Drunken stampers 80: glittery holiday
Jingle belles: no time like the present
Christmas cards all year round January: non-traditional colours
There she goes 137: new year, new new start - card depicting your new year resolurions - to make Christmas cards throughout the year (you can read my crafty resolutions here)
Crafting for all seasons 17: fairies
Flutter by Wednesday 184: open + fairy
Just inspirational 10: fairy
Prairie fairy Fridays 69: things with sparkly wings
2 sisters 73: things with wings
Tuesday throwdown 79: something shiny
Some odd girl: bling me - at least 2 types of bling here
Paper creations ink 16die cuts and/or punches
Lothian 22: die cuts
Simply create too 4: layers, layers and more layers - at least five layers
Sentimental Sundays 83: anything goes
Pile it on 1 of 2012: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Heart song 29: anything goes
Incy wincy 127: anything goes
The pink elephant 129: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Make it Monday 70
Inspire me Fridays 40