Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Just for you

This card started off for The house that stamps build J1112 sketch, but, unfortunately, I got side-tracked from making the card and am now too late for linking, but still acknowledge using the sketch:


Papers are BG blush. The scalloped square was cut with a Sizzix clear bigz die. I've used the same little flower stamp as I've used on the last couple of cards (it was just handy) and I used the balloon from a Penny Black stamp. The teddy is die cut from a lovely velvety felt.

Colours are for Dancing in Pajamas TCP 193:


I've used pink, pearls and posies for Cooking it up with Katie 87: show me some pink posies with pearls.

The combination of using a teddy bear and pink is also for Ready teddy go 6: in the pink, the teddy bear is also for Card crafters circle 6: bear with me.


This is also for:

Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 42
Make it Monday 73


Purple is the colour

This is for Creative inspirations 146: favourite colour + white - I love crafting with purple. Little darlings 15 is also asking for our 'favourite colour'.

I used the sketch for this week's Willow challenge:


The background paper is BG wisteria - another of my favourite BG papers, linked for Basic Grey 61: favourite things (and stamping is also one of my favourite things - the other papers, including the floral strip are from my offcuts box, so this is another one for Pixie's crafty snippets 4.

I used the same stamp as I used for the previous card I've shown, this time stamping it twice - this is for Glitter geeks 3: two images, also for Ooh-la-la 97: seeing double - using the same image twice.


This is also for:

The craft garden January: monochrome
Charisma cardz 2: clean and simple
Card and scrap 24: clean and simple

Favourite things

I love patterned papers and have loads! One of my favourites that I never get tired of is Basic Grey - I have loads of their 6 x 6 pads. I decided to use cappella papers for this card and also a die cut shape from a bag of cappella pieces - I simply stamped this using an unknown stamp that I've had for ages - since I first started cardmaking. So this is for Basic Grey 61: favourite things - and I just had to include a Craftime bloom because flowers are among my favourite things too. This is also for Gingersnap GC135 random redhead - use your favourite paper.

I used the sketch for All kinds of cards 45:


 The tag is one that has been recycled from a card I received a long time ago - this is for Squiggle stamps: recycle!! upcycle!!, also Timbro scrap mania 41: recycling.

The monochromatic look is for Sir Stampalot January: monochromatic.



Happy baking!

This week's challenge on Daring cardmakers is 'kitchenalia', so I've used a digital image, part of 'kitchen-set' that I downloaded quite some time ago, but can't remember where from. I've also used the digital image of Lottie the cook by Marjorie Ramsay, which I've cut out and stuck on to the kitchen picture.

I used the sketch for Skipping stones 112:


Papers are Basic Grey granola. The sentiment was generated on my dymo letratag.


This is also for:

Secret crafter Saturday 169: food and drink
Sew many challenges 78: circles
Raise the bar 88: ring in the new year - we want to see circles

Simply a heart

This card is for Less is more 51: cut it out - an card with an aperture. I suppose I've cheated really because I remembered that I had some cream cards that already had a heart aperture with embossing on them. Would you believe that such a simple card could go wrong? Well, yes, it did the first time, so this is the second one - and I have to admit that the stamping of the Happy Anniversary on the inside of the card to show in the aperture could have been done much better. The distressing of the embossed area (and lightly on the whole card) was done with victorian velvet DI.


This is also for:

The paper players 79: clean and simple
Charisma cardz 2: clean and simple

Motion photo

Suzie's prompt today is 'motion' so here is my photo for Suzie's 365 day 24 - I had to go over to the post box, so I went armed with my camera. I took a few shots that just look as if the traffic is standing still, but I think this one has about captured motion:


Flora and fauna inchies


The theme for the inchies swap on the Bubbly Funk forum this week is 'flora and fauna'.

I inked an Inkadinkado stamp with memento and stamped several times on a piece of gloss white card. I then cut three of the tiny flowers from the set by cArt-Us and stamped those (a very fiddly process, but worth it).  I then used stream, butterscotch and meadow alcohol inks toned down with some blending solution for the background before cutting out the individual inchies.


I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Creative craft world mini challenge
Quirky crafts 2 2012: silhouette
Lollipop crafts 64: wing it
Moving along with the time 132: things with wings
The squirrel and the fox 9: critters
Incy wincy 130: anything but a card
CES 69: anything but a card
Little Claire 17: anything but a card
Stampin with the dragon 2: anything goes
Stamp and create: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Whimsical designs: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 42
Make it Monday 73

A for Asian

For the twinchies swap this month on the Bubbly Funk forum the theme is A, so I've used A for Asian. And, of course, Chinese New Year has just started and it's the year of the dragon, so I've used a clipart picture of a dragon that I found in Publisher.

I covered a piece of gloss white card with a mixture of terra cotta, butterscotch and red pepper Adirondack alcohol inks, also using a little blending solution. I then printed the dragons spaced out on the card before cutting into twinchies which I then stamped with the HOTP writing stamp using archival ink.

Unfortunately, because it's a dismal day, I've had to resort to a flash photo and it was impossible to get one without some glare because of the shine of the gloss card. The colours look much richer IRL.


I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Creative craft world mini challenge
CCEE 1203: dragon
Rainbow lady 188: the year of the dragon
Creative card crew 2: seeing red
The stamp man: use red
Daisy doodles 51: anything goes (the dragon is digi)
Incy wincy 130: anything but a card
CES 69: anything but a card
Little Claire 17: anything but a card
Stampin with the dragon 2: anything goes
Stamp and create: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Whimsical designs: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 42
Make it Monday 73