Friday, 27 January 2012

Wishi washi and needles and pins

This is for Allsorts 138: needles and pins. I've used print outs from a CD that I've just acquired, My Craft Studio 'tinkering with steampunk'. I used an element sheet, using some of it to decoupage, tearing off part of the image, so that more of the Tim Holtz tissue tape was visible, which is for today's Daring cardmakers challenge is to use washi tape. I've added a pin with beads, some flowers with pearls and a Craftwork cards sentiment. I distressed the edges of the white card blank with worn lipstick DI.


This is also for:

4 crafty chicks 74: pokin' fun - pins
Crazy challenge 103: vintage
Sugar creek hollow: go girly - feminine vintage
The artistic stamper creative team blog January: vintage
The craft garden January: monochrome
Desert island crafts 23: monochromatic, no designer paper, sentiment, distressing
Crafty bloggers network 10: distressing
Craft your days away 37: distressing
ABC: H for happy birthday
Crafty Ann 57: what's new pussycat - used a new CD
My Sheri 77: new things - used a new CD
Sparkles 28: new crafty goodies
Whimsy 23: pearls or bling
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes



Under the weather

This card is for the sketch on Sketch Saturday 191:


It is also for One stop craft 166: under the weather (or get well soon).

The background paper is BG Mellow and the panel on the left is urban prairie. The digital mage is Bugaboo rainy day coloured in Paint. The sentiment was generated on my dymo letratag. Flowers are Martha Stewart.

Colours are for Craft your passion 94: colour bingo (the bottom row):




This is also for:

Moving along with the times 133: blooming marvellous
Hotshot craft 3: flowers
Deep ocean 17: sparkle
Lily pad: patterned paper challenge
The stamp man: embellish it
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes

Happy Birthday, Faye

One of our granddaughters will be six on Monday, so I've made an easel card for her using English Paper Company papers. The oval fairy and surrounding frame were cut with nesties. If 'big sister' happens to come on here and see this, please don't show it to Faye!


I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Lexi 57:  fancy folds
I brake for challenges 17: fancy folds
Charisma cardz 3: pretty in pink
Crafty catz 117: things with wings
Phindy's Friday 90: birthday card for a child
Crazy4challenges 120: a child's birthday card
Mark's finest papers Speedy fox and friends 91: birthday card
ABC: H for happy birthday
Little darlings 16: polka dots
Fussy & fancy 55: polka dots

Christmas flowers

A couple of simple quick cards for 52 Christmas card throwdown - for their theme 1 challenge they are asking to see cards with Christmas flowers. These were made with Anna Griffin papers etc The green and white paper on the first card is very glittered, though it's hard to see that here.


These are also for:

Make my Monday 33: flowers and leaves (nature)
My mum's craft shop 41: flowers
Moving along with the times 133: blooming marvellous
Paper-crafting journey 1: floral
Hotshot craft 3: flowers


Flashback Friday 19

For Flashback Friday 19 we've been asked to show the first clean and simple card that we blogged. These are two sympathy cards that I made and blogged in April 2007:



Get well soon

Scarlet's letter is still one of my all-time favourite Basic Grey papers - one of the first I ever bought. I've used some for this card, which is for the sketch on A la card monkey 92:


Colours are for ColourQ 121:

The flowers were cut with a Sizzix green die - they are for Totally papercrafts: make your own flowers. The sentiment is stamped.

This is also for:

My mum's craft shop 41: flowers
Moving along with the times 133: blooming marvellous
Paper-crafting journey 1: floral
Hotshot craft 3: flowers
One stop craft 166: under the weather - get well soon
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: text me - text and sentiment
Sentimental Sundays 86: die cuts
The stamping boutique 24: die cuts
Lothian crafts 22: die cuts
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Stampin with the dragon 2: anything goes
Stamp and create January: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goess
Victorine: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Make it Monday 73