Friday, 20 January 2012

Santa and stockings

This card uses the colours for 52 Christmas card throwdown colour challenge 1:


Papers are K & Co Secret Santa - the scalloped circle was cut with a nestie, the image is Hero Arts jolly Santa and the glittered and foiled stockings were in a kit I bought two or three years ago.

This is a card suitable for a child for Crimbo crackers 7: for a child, also for Art impressions 48: a card for a child.


This is also for:

Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 4: Santa
Deep ocean 17: sparkle
Ruby's rainbow 20: red & black
Creative card crew 2: seeing red
Lothian crafts January 22: die cuts
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Sew many challenges 77: anything goes
Paperminutes 200: anything goes
Whimsical designs: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Inspire me Fridays 42
Make it Monday 72

Vintage pink and brown

For this card I've used the sketch for Techno stamper Monday lunchtime 206:


The background paper is Papermania pink collection, the sentiment is Craftwork cards, the images are glittered rub ons by La Blanche, buttons from Poundland (much more pink IRL than on the photo), ribbon and lace from stash. The panels behind the images were run through my cuttlebug with a Crafts too embossing folder - I then swiped a memento rich cocoa ink pad over the raised dots.


This is also for:

Crop stop 54: a bit old you said
Delightful: vintage/distressed
CES 68: vintage dahling!
The artistic stamper creative team January: vintage
Catered crop: button up
Papertake: buttons, bows, bling and blooms
Penny's 71: ribbons and buttons
Crafty catz 116: buttons and bows
Cutie pie 9: ribbons & lace
Scrappy frogs: lace
One stop craft 165: on the spot & ribbon
Celebrate the occasion 46: any occasion - must use polka dots
Pixie dust studio: we're going dotty
Sentimental Sundays 85: ribbon
Gingersnap GC134: spicy supply challenge: ribbon
Sugar creek hollow: embossing
The pixie cottage 104: embossing
Stamp n doodle: it's all about birthdays
ABC: H for happy birthday
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Sew many challenges 77: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Paperminutes 200: anything goes
Whimsical designs: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes




No need for clock-watching

This is a card to congratulate someone on their retirement.

My Sheri crafts challenge 76: time for a change was asking for a clock to be included on the card.

I've used the sketch for MFTWSC55:



I used old retro DCWV papers, using up offcuts and a print out of a digi clock (can't remember where it came from - it's just saved on my computer as 'clock') with a retirement sentiment.

It's also for City crafter 92: pretty inside and out, where this photo inspiration was given:




The message on the inside of the card was generated on computer:


This is also for:

Polka doodles 2: vintage/retro
Digistamps4joy 35: monochromatic - aquamarine and turquoise
Crop stop 54: a bit old you said - hope retro 60s is old enough!
Raise the bar 88: ring in the new year - circles
Pixie's crafty snippets 3
Hiding in my craft room 29: super scraps Saturday
Crafty sentiments: anything goes

Just a note

When I saw the sketch for Card Patterns 148 I just knew it would be a good one for using up scraps (I never get to the end of that resolution - lol!):


I've used snippets of various papers (now I know that it is worth keeping those pieces that are under 2 inches wide!), some of which are DCWV, inked the Donna Dewberry all night media stamp with memento tuxedo black and coloured lightly with copics - this and the surrounding paper were cut with nesties. Just the addition of the lace and stitched ribbon and the card was done.


This is also for:

Paper-crafting journey 1: floral
Challenge up your life 60: bingo - I chose the top line of flowers, lace and purple, but have used some of the other elements too
Pollycraft 123: bingo - I chose die cuts, lace, pearls
The pink elephant 131: favourite colours - I love working with shades of purple
My time to craft 171: your favourite embellishments
Little darlings 15: favourite colour
Going grey with Scrap creations: die cuts
Lothian crafts January 22: die cuts
Cutie pie 9: ribbons & lace
Scrappy frogs: lace
Sentimental Sundays 85: ribbon
Gingersnap GC134: spicy supply challenge: ribbon
Pixie's crafty snippets 3
Hiding in my craft room 29: super scraps Saturday
Make all with love 20: stitches
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Sew many challenges 77: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Paperminutes 200: anything goes
Whimsical designs: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes