Sunday, 12 February 2012

Hearts and flowers for love

There's a lot of love around atm - so many challenge blogs are concentrating on love, hearts, flowers, red, pink etc - not surprising with Valentine's day in a couple of days' time.

So this card features hearts (no idea where they came from - been in stash for ages) mounted on 7 gypsies sushi journey paper to match the square that houses the flowers - all made from offcuts. The swirly panel with spots was run through the cuttlebug twice, once with a dreamweaver stencil and then with the dots embossing folder. This was then distressed with worn lipstick DI. The strips of bling down the lefthand side are from Poundland.


This is for:

Stamp dreams 120: for someone special
The crafty pad 157: the letter B - bling, brads, blooms
Crafty creations 156: swirly whirly
CES 72: lots of layers - 3 or more
Paper pretties 192: add texture to your card
Come and get it February colour challenge: real red, whisper white, melon mambo
Cupcake craft 178: pink and red
Paper pretties Monday challenge: red, pink and white
Cute card Thursday 203: pink Valentine
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: love colour challenge - red, pink and white
Mami doodles 43: pink, red, white
Stamp, scrap & doodle: red, white and pink
Crafts4eternity R58: raspberry delight:

Clear it out: Valentine's/love + use your pink/red scraps
Let's craft and create 38: flower power
Crafty purple frog: flower power
Ruby's rainbow 21: flowers with a bit of sparkle
Crafty cardmakers 6: monochrome magic
Challenge up your life 64: monochrome
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 (everything is old apart from the Poundland strips)
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
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: flowers, hearts and bling strips
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
Crafty Ann 58: love is in the air
Fairy-tale 34: love, love, love
Allways something creative 23: in love
Joanna Sheen 3: love is in the air
I brake for challenges 18: I brake for love
Dream valley 25: Valentine
The squirrel and the fox 11: Valentine's day
Crafty boots:: Valentines
Ooh-la-la 98: be my Valentine
Party time Tuesday 54: Valentines
Sassy Cheryl 101: be my Valentine
Scrap-cards 21: Valentines
Top tip Tuesday 69: Valentine's
Tuesday throwdown 84: be my Valentine
The paper shelter 50: be my Valentine
The sisterhood of crafters: Valentine's card
CRAFT 141: Valentines day
Cardmakin mamas: Valentine
Crafty catz 199: Valentine's
Blog a doodle: use red as main colour
Little Claire 18: romance
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6

All the Bs

I've used the sketch for this card from Die cuttin divas 51:


It's another entry for The crafty pad 157: the letter B - this time there are quite a few Bs - blue, big blooms, birthday, beads and bling.

Papers and blooms are from the Papermania capsule collection by Jesse Edwards, the large tag shaped card blank which is from the Kanban heritage range and the scalloped strips, ribbon and star with wired beads are from stash.


This is also for:

Speedy fox and friends (Mark's finest papers) 94: shaped cards
Sentimental Sundays 89: shaped cards
Sew many challenges 80: birthday
Squigglefly 5: birthday cards
Fun with shapes and more 102: birthday
Sundays with Crissy 26: birthays
Let's craft and create 38: flower power
Crafty purple frog: flower power
Ruby's rainbow 21: flowers with a bit of sparkle
Little darlings 17: favourite embellishments - hard to choose between ribbons and flowers, but this has both
Crafty cardmakers 6: monochrome magic
Challenge up your life 64: monochrome
Truly madly crafty February: ribbon and bling
Ribbon carousel 39: anything goes
The pretty little ribbon shop February 7: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 99: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 45
52 card pick up week 6

Suzie's 365 day 43: from the past

These are for Suzie's day 43: from the past.

The first photo shows a little jewellery box - very ordinary and wasn't expensive, but it was my Nan's. I can remember loving it as a child and I still love it for the sentimental value it holds - it sits on the windowsill in our bedroom.


I'm also sneaking in another photo - this time it's a photo of our wedding day - this sits next to our phone on the unit in our hall:


Silver snowflakes and stars

It's time for another challenge for the Christmas Card Club girls and Sylvie has chosen 'snowflakes' as the theme. My silver glittered snowflakes are combined with silver glittered stars - more Anna Griffin supplies.



These are also for:

Crafty cardmakers 6: monochrome magic
Challenge up your life 64: monochrome
The crafty pad 157: the letter B - lots of bling
Crimbo crackers 8: no people or animals
Paper pretties 192: add texture to your card
Di's digi designs: it's all about now
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