Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Vellum Valentine

This is for the sketch on The house that stamps built What if? Wednesday D2811:


The card was also inspired by The perfect sentiment challenge 13: vellum Valentines - to use a sentiment for Valentines (love) and include some vellum. The background paper is an offcut of some crinkly paper that I've had for ages and the roses oval was torn round a template using an offcut of vellum. The LOVE sentiment is chipboard, the three hearts from stash. My xyron came in handy for sticking the background crinkly paper and also the vellum oval.

Colours are for Cards and things 103 (hope the silver is OK for the grey):


This is also for:

Heart song inspirations 30: torn paper
Pixie's crafty snippets 2
Aud sentiments 45: any sentiments but you must use your scraps
Pink elephant 130: hearts
Delightful: have a heart
My time to craft 170: hugs & kisses - love
Just Tracy January: love is in the air
Lily pad: chipboard challenge
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 40
Make my Monday 71

Thanks a bunch

For this card I've followed the sketch for More than favors wacky Wednesday 62 (a new challenge to me):


The red die cut label shape is matted on to a gold foiled one which, unfortunately, is very difficult to get a photograph, so it looks dark here whereas irl it is a reflective gold. The stamp (don't know the make) was inked with versamark and heat embossing detail gold. The lace, ribbon, sentiment and gems are from sstash and the flowers were part of the prize I won from Crafty Ribbons - you can read about it here. Thank you, so much, Crafty ribbons - I'm linking this for Crafty Ribbons 10: new beginnings. So I've used something old and something new, which is good for these challenges:

Corrosive 140: ring in the new year - something brand new (the flowers)
Fashionable stamping 12: anything goes using your new stash
Cupcake craft 174: something new
Lollipop crafts: anything new goes
Stamps R us: new crafty goodies
Freshly brewed January: use something new
Simon says: new something
Cute card Thursday 198: what's new
Fairytale 32: something new
Crazy4challenges 118: use something new
Cardmakin mamas: something new you received
Crafty calendar January: new news - new stash
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: out with the old, in with the new
Order of the opus gluei 121: out with the old and in with the new
Digistamps4joy 34: anything (something old, something new) goes


It's also for:

One stop craft 164: bingo - I chose the diagonal line flowers, diecuts, embossing
Paper creations ink 16: die cuts and/or punches
Lothian January 22: die cuts
One stitch at a time 95: use embellishments
Crazy challenge 101: lace and/or pearls
Cutie pie 9: ribbons & lace
Scrappy frogs: lace
Crafty creations 151: let's heat it up with heat embossing
Dancing in pajamas TCP: embossing
Clear it out Tuesday: thank you card - with bonus of using ribbon
Really reasonable ribbon 39: sparkle & ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. 136: thank you
Crop stop: go for the gold
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Cupcake craftroom January: anything goes
The paper shelter 45: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Art impressions 46: anything goes
CES 67: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Anything goes 58: anything goes at anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 40
Make my Monday 71



Victorian woman ATC

For this ATC I've used the Victorian woman digital image from Papercraft star, some lace from stash, some tiny buttons and a background run through my cuttlebug with a spotty embossing folder swiped with dusty concord DI. The original was a geyscale picture and I changed this to a muted purple in Publisher.


This is for:

Friendship's garden 7: ATCs (I was amazed and delighted that I was given a special award that you can see on this link)
Think Monday think ATC: with dots
Wee memories 82: minis - nothing bigger than 4 x 4
Crazy challenge 101: lace and/or pearls

Simply purple

I love crafting with purple, so I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to take part in Less is more 49: colour challenge: predominantly purple.

The lovely funstamps 'fuchsia round' was stamped with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver for Crafty creations 151: let's heat it up with heat embossing. The image was then colours with marvy le plum alcohol pens - I used a very light green, almost grey, for the leaves so it didn't detract from the purple.

The background was created with a Creative Expressions crackle embossing folder which was then swiped with dusty concord DI. This is for Dancing in pajamas TCP: embossing., also for Samuel Taylors January: distress.


Simply party on your special day

This is a quick and simple card made with some wallpaper sample background and some Express yourself glittered stickers and a pearlised silver sentiment.

Colours are for Sketchy colors 99:


This is for:


Pixie dust studio 108: mono-tize-it
The craft garden January: monochrome
Going grey with Scrap-creations: glitter
Shopping our stash 34: all that glitters, sparkles or shines
All kinds of cards 44: party
Getting cricky simply Sunday challenge: it's a celebration
Alota 74:  C celebration
Lollipop crafts: anything new goes (got the stickers yesterday)
Ladybug 51: anything goes using your new stash
Anything goes 58: anything goes at Anything goes
St Luke's January: :new year, new start - a new lease of life for a sample piece of wallpaper
Crafty cardmakers 59: no floral embellisments