Sunday, 5 February 2012

Recycled robin

The little robin panel used for this card was rescued from a card received, so this is for Unstampabelles 8: recycling (no stamping was used for this card). And the robin is for Order of the opus gluei 123: tweet, chirrup and trill - all things birdie, also for CES 71: give me wings

 I've used the sketch given for Flourishes timeless 154:


This is my card for this week on Facebook Sunday's with Santa challenge: bird.

I've used lots of snippets from my Christmas offcuts box so this is my first card of the week for Pixie's crafty snippets 6.


This is also for:

Christmas inspirations 40: anything goes
Christmas crafting 8: blue, silver and white
Winter wonderland: blue and white
Crafting for all seasons: blue and white
Allsorts 140: free and easy pt 1
Sparkles forum Christmas challenge: anything goes
Die cuttin' divas 50: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Divas by design 20: anything goes
Craft us crazy 20: anything goes
Do you stack up 57: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
52 card pick up week 5
Inspire me Fridays 44

A winter scene

This card is for Rogue redhead 7: frosty - use vellum. I used three Kanban stamps to make a winter scene, stamped with versamark and embossed with silver detail direct to the white card blank. I repeated some of the stamping on the left hand side because it wasn't wide enough for the card.

I then found a piece of vellum that I've had for ages that has very tiny white spots on it and ran this through my xyron to stick over the stamped scene, with an additional piece at the bottom to represent some snowy hills in the background. The organaza ribbon wrapped round twice and knotted and the sentiment just bring a bit of relief to the picture.

This was a very difficult one to get a photo that gave anywhere near the right look to the card - you just can't see the silver shining through the vellum, but this is the best I could do:


This is also for:

Craft a scene 2: winter scene
Quirky crafts 3 2012: make a scene
Crazy 4 challenges 122: make a scene
Card crafters circle 8: WOW - white on white
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 12: use ribbon
Paper pretties 191: use ribbon
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: all tied up - ribbon
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: ribbon
Paper sundaes 106: clean and simple

The big catch up

It's quite a few days since I've taken part in Suzie's 365 photo challenges - I looked at the prompts every day, but because of other things, I didn't get round to actually taking the photos and blogging. So here is a big catch up:

Day 25: motionless - delay television is very handy when the phone goes or if you want to get up and make a cuppa!:


Day 26: free choice - a simple photo I took last year when we were strolling along the cliff top in Eastbourne:


Day 27: amazing - I'm afraid I couldn't think of anything more amazing than the entry in the dictionary (OK, I know that's pretty un-amazing really!):


Day 28: fluffy - no explanation needed!:


Day 29: kitchen utensil:


Day 30: collection - just part of my collection of stamps:


Day 31: wheels - because of the problems with my back I can't carry anything much at all, so my shopping trolley usually goes out with me - very important wheels for me:


Day 32: accessory - I'm sure you won't think this is an exciting accessory, but it's just the right size to take my iPad out - which is very handy to take with us, for instance, when we go up to Guy's for appointments for John, it keeps me occupied!:



Day 33: button - this is part of a favourite top that is lovely and cosy and just right for this cold weather. If you look closely you can see that there is a button one end of the pocket flap, but just a piece of thread at the other end

Day 34: interaction - the image says it all really - a good place to interact with friends:


Day 35: liquid - I use this liquid as little a possible because we have a dishwasher, thank goodness:


Day 36: rubbish - yes, the snow has come, which is rubbish in itself! Yesterday afternoon we moved the food bin and a black sack round to the front so it would be there ready for tomorrow morning's collection - just got to add the paper recycling bin now:


Yay! I'm up to date now - will try not to get so behind again (we'll see!).