Saturday, 11 February 2012

The city of love

This card uses papers  by GCD studios 'Paris nights' and Express Yourself glittered stick-on decorations. The card blank is an A5 size in the shape of a tag - this is for Speedy fox and friends (Mark's finest papers) 94: shaped cards.

The black on the main background paper is flocked, so it it lovely and 'touchy feely', just like velvet, which has given a nice texture to the card - just right for Paper pretties 192: add texture to your card. I stuck the gold glittered Eiffel Tower over the one in the collage picture.

This card was prompted by Inspired by challenge 10, where this photo inspiration was given:




This card would be suitable for an anniversary (particularly if the couple were fortunate enough to be celebrating in Paris like we did for our fifth anniversary, some years ago now) or even for Valentine's Day.

I'm linking for these challenges:

Papercraft star 83: hearts
Catered crop: hearts
Hooked on craft 17: hearts
Truly scrumptious 73: love & hearts
Rainbow lady 191: I have a heart
Fussy & fancy 56: with all my heart
Prairie fairy Fridays 72: let me call you sweetheart
2 sisters 78: I heart you
Creative Belli 136: hearts/Valentine (I've had the papers for quite some time)
My Sheri 78: love is in the air (with at least two hearts)
Gingerloft 33: love is in the air
House of Gilli 25: love is in the air
Lexi 58: love
Victorine: love/Valentines
Alota 76: love challenge with no red
Deep ocean 18: love you
Everybody art 179: love
Crafting for all seasons 20: love is in the air
Freshly brewed February: love
Friendship's garden 9: love - 3 embellishments: the gold glittered Eiffel tower, hearts and the lampost
More than favors Wacky Wednesday 64: love
My mum's craft shop 43: it must be love
Penny's 72: love is in the air
Simon says: love is in the air
Whimsy 25: love themed
Totally Gorjuss 118: lurve
4 crafty chicks 76: love is in the air
Do you stack up 58: love
Little Miss Muffet 28: Valentines and love
Crafty Ann 58: love is in the air
Delicious doodles 12: all loved up
Fairy-tale 34: love, love, love
By the cute and girly February: love is in the air
Allways something creative 23: in love
Joanna Sheen 3: love is in the air
I brake for challenges 18: I brake for love
Little Claire 18: romance
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Make it Monday 75
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6


Bright colours to brighten up a winter day

This is for Cupcake inspirations 146:


The paper is We R Memory Keepers and is much brighter IRL than on here - sorry the photo is crooked, not the card. The flowery strip across the bottom is Papermania.


It's also for:

The crafty pad 156: let's see some fresh spring colours
City crafter 95: colours of the rainbow
Dancing in pajamas TCP rainbow inspiration challenge:

Totally papercrafts 103: it's a rainbow
Ruby's rainbow 21: flowers with a bit of sparkle (doesn't show up here, but the flowers, butterflies etc are glittered)
Charisma cardz 5: things with wings
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goe



Another birthday garden

This is another card very similar to the previous two, once again using Kanban concept materials - the card has an aperture, so the garden scene is stuck on the inside. Once again, this was inspired by Perfect sentiments 18: inspired with love:



This is also for:

Birthday sundaes 42: birthday card with sentiment
Pollycraft 126: chill out (relax in the garden)
The crafty pad 156: let's see some fresh spring colours

Summer gardens

There's still some snow on the ground - hopefully it will clear tomorrow and the weather will be a bit warmer. It would be lovely to have some sunshine and to be able to sit in the garden in the warmth - no chance! So instead, I'll have to content myself with these summer scenes.

These were prompted by the photo inspiration for Perfect sentiments 18: inspired with love:


These were made with items from a Kanban concept card kit. They are  aperture cards - the garden scene is stuck on the inside of the card.




These are also for:

Sew many challenges 80: birthday (first card)
Squigglefly 5: birthday cards
Celebrate the occasion 49: anything goes birthday
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 111: birthday card
Sundays with Crissy 26: birthdays
The crafty pad 156: let's see some fresh spring colours
The pink elephant 134: pink (second card)
Pollycraft 126: chill out (relax in the garden)
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Make it Monday 75
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6

Beach scene

This is for Sunday sketch and stamp 92 Emma's sketch:


I built up the beach scene with digital images from Dezinaworld - because these images have clear backgrounds it's easy to layer one on top of the other, so the beach shelter, girl, towel and each of the shells/starfish were all separately added. The main background is also from the Dezinaworld beach set. These are just some of the gorgeous vintage pictures that June makes available.

This is for the Sugar creek hollow vintage challenge 'vacation at the beach' and also That craft place 5: oh I do like to be beside the seaside.

This makes me think of much warmer weather than we have atm, so it's good to look forward to 'here comes the sun' for Inspiration Avenue.


It's also for:

Pollycraft 126: chill out
Crafty sentiments: let's get girly
Our creative corner: best friend
Craft your days away 38: get stitchy with it
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 12: use ribbon
Sweet stampin: clean and simple
The pretty little ribbon shop February 7: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Ribbon carousel 39: anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 70: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Allsorts 141: free and easy
Make it Monday 75
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6



Suzie's 365 day 42: portrait of a loved one

It seems that when you want to get a good picture you can try and try ... and still not really succeed. I was going to use an old photo of John, but decided to enter into the spirit of Suzie's 365 day 42: portrait of a loved one by taking an up-to-date picture today. In the end I had to stop trying, so this is as good as it gets:




Simply purple and grey

When I saw today's Less is more 54 one layer challenge was 'stripes' I thought of a much-loved man's stamp by Personal Impressions which has a striped lining to a waistcoat. The paisley background stamp is Tim Holtz stamped over the masked waistcoat. I've lightly coloured this with a mix of the lilac and cool grey.

I coloured with promarkers (lilac and cool grey 1), so this is for Passion for promarkers 135 colour theme: grey and purple.


This is also for:

Fashionable stamping 14: make it a guy thing
Rogue redhead rebel challenge 8: stamped background
Sweet stampin: clean and simple

Simply red, green and gold

A simple card made with Anna Griffin materials (these seem to go on for ever, but I'll be sorry when supplies are used up - still got some left). This is red, green and gold for 52 Christmas card throwdown:



This is also for:

Truly madly crafty February: ribbon and bling
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 12: use ribbon
The pretty little ribbon shop February 7: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Ribbon carousel 39: anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 70: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Allsorts 141: free and easy
Make it Monday 75
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6




CHNC challenge 59: another angel card

This is another angel card for my CHNC challenge 59, which this week is asking for you to feature either an angel or a fairy on your Christmas card.

Challenge 59 is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, so I have used their Angel word image for this card, colouring with copics and promarkers.

For this card I've used the sketch for CPS 5th anniversary day 1:


I'm sorry that it's not a very clear photo because of light issues - the sentiment top right actually says Happy Christmas. The foiled paper panel on the left and the vellum script panel on the right, both mounted on to gold mirror card, were offcuts, so this is another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 6 (I've been doing very well with using snippets this week, so how come my box seems just as full as ever?!).


This is also for:

My time to craft 172: A is for adorable
Crafty cardmakers 6: monochrome magic
Challenge up your life 64: monochrome
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 70: anything goes
Catch the bug February: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Allsorts 141: free and easy
Make it Monday 75
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6