Saturday, 14 January 2012

From me to you

This is for the sketch for Make all with love 19:

 I've used the offcuts from the DCWV paper that I used for the previous card, so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 2, also for Aud sentiments 45: use your scraps, and Hiding in my craft room 29: super scraps Saturday. The scalloped border across the middle is another offcut, flowers and gems from stash (the gems are much more sparkly brown irl). The image is a spare ATC that I had left from doing some for a swap ages ago. You can see the original post of how this was made here.

The numbers are for Our craft lounge 100: time to play with numbers and Moxie fab world Tuesday trigger: by the numbers:



Close up of the ATC I used (flash photo for the card just didn't do it justice):


This is also for:

Stampin for the weekend 24: out with the old - use old stash - everything is old
Just us girls 119: technique - collage stamping technique
Addicted to stamps 21: January blues
The house that stamps built DCC14: blue and brown card
Stampin sisters in Christ 121: thinking of you
The stamping boutique 23: twelve - there are 12 elements on this card
Timbro scrap mania 40: wings
Totally gorjuss 114: be a star
Simon says: spots and/or stripes
Stamp and create January: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes

Blue and brown for baby boy

This is another 'new baby' card, this time background paper is DCWV, the pram sticker and ribbon are from stash.

Colours are for Ribbon carousel 35, where this inspiration photo was given:



This is also for:

Secret crafter Saturday 168: anything goes with blue
Card and scrap 23: baby
Ruby's rainbow 19: something for a baby or child
Crafty boots: new beginnings
Cupcake craft 174: something new - new baby
Lollipop crafts: anything new goes
Ooh-la-la 96: new beginnings
Crafty creations 152: something new
Divas by design 18: new beginnings
Crafty ribbons 10: new beginnings
Fairytale 32: something new
Craft your days away 36: new beginnings
2 sisters 74: use metal (the pram wheels)
Totally gorjuss 114: be a star
Simon says: spots and/or stripes
Moving along with the times: spots and stripes
Totally papercrafts 99: spots & stripes
Gingersnap GC134 spicy supply challenge: ribbon
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes


Blue for baby

This is for Here come the boys 18 sketch:

Papers are English Paper Company, the main image is a recycled topper, stickers are 'forever in time', sentiment and brads from stash.

Colours are for Crafts4eternity R54 colour recipe - ice magic:

This is also for:

Die cuttin divas 47: blue, silver and white
Crazy4challenges 199: monochromatic card in the blues
The craft garden January: monochrome
Secret crafter Saturday 168: anything goes with blue
Card and scrap 23: baby
Ruby's rainbow 19: something for a baby or child
Crafty boots: new beginnings
Cupcake craft 174: something new - new baby
Lollipop crafts: anything new goes
Ooh-la-la 96: new beginnings
Crafty creations 152: something new
Divas by design 18: new beginnings
Crafty ribbons 10: new beginnings
Little miss muffet 26: something new
Fairytale 32: something new
Craft your days away 36: new beginnings
Crafty calendar January: new news
2 sisters 74: use metal (brads and the pram wheels)
Totally gorjuss 114: be a star
Simon says: spots and/or stripes
Pink elephant 130: hearts
Pixie dust studio 109: put your heart into it
Designed2delight: include a heart
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes

Love heart

This is for the theme 'bundle of love' on A la card monkey 91 plus the sketch:


The background paper is BG sugar rush - I'm entering this for Basic Grey 60 'something new' because the flowers I've used are new - part of the package I received as a prize from Crafty Ribbons.

The heart and crepe paper were rescued from an old card, so this is another one for St Luke's 'new year new start' challenge - the theme this month is to give a new lease of life to something destined for the bin ... Don't throw it away, turn it into something magical and give it a new start for 2012 by putting it on a card. There were originally some other flowers on the heart, but I took them off because I wanted to use some of those I'd received from Crafty Ribbons.

This is also for:

Pink elephant 130: hearts
There's magic in the air magical Monday: from the heart
Pixie dust studio 109: put your heart into it
Designed2delight: include a heart
Fab n funky 103: recycle it
My time to craft 170: hugs & kisses - love
The pretty little ribbon shop January 6: be my Valentine

Suzie's 365 14: guilty pleasure

14: guilty pleasure - This picture says it all really - I love any dark chocolate:



I won these at the raffle at John's bowls club lunch the other day. Perhaps I over-indulged because I'm really suffering atm with a flare up of diverticulitis.

CHNC challenge 55: use a digital image and/or paper

I can hardly believe that a week has gone by since my last challenge and here we are today with challenge 55 on my CHNC blog. If you don't know what I'm talking about, why not follow the link and join in - thanks to some great sponsors that are supporting me, I'm now able to give a prize every week to a randomly-chosen winner.

Challenge 55 is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps more information here.
I made a set of five cards for this challenge using a lovely digi supplied by Bugaboo Stamps called 'Christmas words Noel'. I digitally coloured the image in Paint, adding strips of double sided tape on the sides. I then peeled the backing off separately to add Art Institute glitter. The cards are A5 folded sideways (so I can use up some more of those envies - you can see them here).



Two of Bugaboo Stamps team - kindly joined in the challenge, although, unfortunately, I failed to stress that it was a Christmas challenge blog, so their cards are not for Christmas, but, nonetheless, they are gorgeous - you can see them here and here - thank you, Cheryl and Rae Anne.

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas: A for anything goes
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 12: Christmas stockings

Shopping our stash 34: all that glitters, sparkles or shines
Chocolate, coffee & cards 4: glitter latte - show some glitter
Sweet stampin: all that glitters
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 10: sparkle

Friendship's garden 7: clean and simple
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes