Saturday, 25 February 2012

Purple butterfly

This is for the February sketch on Woodware UK:


It's another Easter card - the insert says 'Happy Easter'.

The two papers on the left are Forever Friends spring time (double sided) and the one on the right is an offcut. The stamp is once again Funstamps lily cross coloured with copics. The butterfly is another acetate one from a set from the 99p shop and the flower is craftime.


This is also for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes with acetate (the butterfly)
Cards und more 48: glisten and sparkle
Mami doodles 44: use 3 patterned papers
Simon says: use 3 different papers
Alphabet: B for busy bugs
Sparkles 29: things with wings
Cute card Thursday 205: winged things
There's magic in the air magical Monday: all critters great & small
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge 194: use punches or die cuts
Lexi 59: monochromatic
Craft us crazy 21: everyone has favourites - favourite colour/embellishment - purple/flower
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Another sketch ... another Easter card

This is for Seems a little sketchy 7:


The background is a patterned card blank. The green paper with the edges distressed with bundled sage DI is from the Bitty scrap pad windswept. The flower, cross and dove stamps are from the PM moments of faith set, coloured with copics. The border across the card is some Tim Holtz tissue tape edged with some sticky green ribbon. I had to add a few pearls to the stamped image because I smudged some ink!

Why is it that the acetate butterfly looks more blue here than IRL and on here it looks as if you can see adhesive through the doiley, but not IRL (the camera seems to pick up things that don't normally show!).


This is also for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Raise the bar 93: purple, green + one other colour (yellow)
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes with acetate (the butterfly)
Cards und more 48: glisten and sparkle
Truly, madly, crafty February: ribbon and bling
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
Alphabet: B for busy bugs
Sparkles 29: things with wings
Cute card Thursday 205: winged things
There's magic in the air magical Monday: all critters great & small
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Stampin' for the weekend 4: bingo - I chose ribbons/glitter/sparkles, flowers
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Little darlings 18: pearls
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Easter butterfly

This is for Technostamper's Monday lunchtime sketch 209:

 The paper is an offcut left over from the previous card. The stamped image is Funstamps lily cross coloured with copics and cut with nesties.

The lovely delicate acetate butterly (a bit difficult to see here) is from a set from the 99p store.


This is also for::

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes with acetate (the butterfly)
Cards und more 48: glisten and sparkle
Squigglefly 7: bright and sunny - use yellow
Simply create too 7: add sunshine to your day
Lexi 59: monochromatic
Alphabet: B for busy bugs
Sparkles 29: things with wings
Cute card Thursday 205: winged things
There's magic in the air magical Monday: all critters great & small
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge 194: use punches or die cuts
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Little darlings 18: pearls
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Lilac flowers for Easter

Back to Easter cards!

This time I've used another of the Bitty scrap pad blue posie papers as the background and an offcut Anna Griffin paper for the panel on the left. Once more the PM moments of faith stamped image was coloured with copics. I had to stamped Happy Easter on a separate scrap of card and mount because I forgot to stamp directly on to the image panel and had already mounted the craftime flower which meant that my sentiment stamping was blurred ... so this is a cover-up job!

I based the card on the sketch for Critter 103:


The flower at the top goes over the edge for Our creative corner challenge.


This is also for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
The stamping boutique 26: stitching
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 90: let's get sentimental - focus on the sentiment
Fussy & fancy 57: more than words - using a long sentiment or verse
Paper makeup 24: word art - quote or sentiment to be the focus
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Delightful: use pattern paper
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Suzie 365 day 56

Suzie gave us a choice today - either 'raindrops' or 'Saturday'. Thankfully, there are no raindrops here today ... the sun came through earlier on and there's a nice warmth coming through the window - very welcome.

Suzie said that if it's not raining where you are and any other interpretation of the word is too much for the brain cells (which it is!), show me something that tells you it's Saturday - that's easy, it has to be John sitting in front of the TV watching rugby - I say 'watching', but bless him that gets harder and harder as his vision has gone down more, but at least with Virgin Vplus box he can pause and rewind and get closer to anything he's missed (very handy too for when he dozes off!).

So here is my photo for Suzie's day 56:


Now I must get back to the Easter cards.

Even more scraps!

Another Easter card using the last squares of scraps from the Bitty scrap pad blue posie paper that I cut into earlier this morning. Once more the stamping uses one of the PM moments of faith images coloured with copics.


This is for:

Less is more: don't scrap it
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Crafty purple frog: get inspired with yellow and green


Using more scraps

This is another Easter card (insert says ;Happy Easter') once again using one of the PM moments of faith stamps coloured with copics - a simple card using a few scraps:

The card is based on Catch the bug sketch 104:


This is also for:

Less is more: don't scrap it
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower

Don't scrap it

'Don't scrap it' is the theme for today's Less is more challenge - to use left over bits and pieces. Having already used some offcuts of the Bitty scrap pad blue posie papers that I used earlier this morning, I still had four squares left, so I've used two of them on this card, with another Easter lilies stampo coloured with copis from the PM moments of faith set.

I've used orange and cream from Inspired by 12 photo prompt:



This is also for:

Sir stampalot February: in the garden
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple

Easter lilies

Once again I've used one of the PM moments of faith stamps, coloured with copics, with a Happy Easter sentiment stamped on the cross. The background papers are offcuts from the card I made earlier this morning from the Bitty scrap pad blue posie.



This is for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
The stamping boutique 26: stitching
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Crafty purple frog: get inspired with yellow and green
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Delightful: use pattern paper
Let's ink it up February 20: ribbons and/or lace
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47

Green Easter

This card is very similar to the previous one, this time using another stamp from the PM moments of faith set on which I stamped the Easter sentiment. Edges of the nestie shape were distressed with shabby shutters DI.

Colours are for For your inspiration 24 (I've also picked up on the 'quiet' feel of the picture):




This is for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Crafty purple frog: get inspired with yellow and green
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Lexi 59: monochromatic
Woodware UK: 40 shades of green
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge 194: use punches or die cuts
Do you stack up 60: distress
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47

Purple Easter

I spent time yesterday stamping and colouring so that I've got lots of Easter images ready to incorporate on cards. This is another very quick card - a ready printed card blank on to which I've matted the stamped image cut with a nestie and distressed with dusty concord DI. The stamped image is from the Papermania moments of faith set. The insert says: Happy Easter.


This is for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Sentimental Sundays 90: let's get sentimental - focus on the sentiment
Fussy & fancy 57: more than words - using a long sentiment or verse
Paper makeup 24: word art - quote or sentiment to be the focus
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Lexi 59: monochromatic
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge 194: use punches or die cuts
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Raise the bar 93: purple, green + one other colour (hot pink)
Do you stack up 60: distress
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47

Simply Easter

This was a very quick card- did the stamping yesterday and the nestie die cuts, so all I had to do today was stick it on the ready made fancy oval that was then stuck inside the card. Just the sentiment added and the card was done!

Colours look different because the first one is a scan and the second a photo.



This is for:

Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Lexi 59: monochromatic
Whimsy 27: monochromatic
Paper pretties Wednesday challenge 194: use punches or die cuts
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: shape it up - pick a geometric shape and use it 3 times - oval
Craft room colour challenge: orange, brown and cream
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Allsorts 143: it's your choice
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47

Lily cross for Easter

This is for Catch the bug February sketch:


Some years ago I bought a few Bitty Scrap pads - can't even remember where I got them from - anyway, they have been in a box and none of the papers have ever been touched. I thought it was about time to use some, so these are from the Blue Posie pad. The stamp is Funstamps 'lily cross' stamped with memento tuxedo black and coloured with copics. The addition of a few pearls and the card was done in 20 minutes which is good for 365 cards 361: time's up.

The insert says 'Happy Easter'.


This is also for:

The stamp man: colours of spring/Easter
Paper pretties Monday challenge: spring
Ladybug 54: spring is in the air
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Stampin sisters in Christ 127: image must be or include a flower
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
Crazy 4 challenges 125: 2 layer card
Paper prettiesWednesday challenge 194: use punches or die cuts
Delightful: use pattern paper
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Little darlings 18: pearls
Crafty purple frog: get inspired with yellow and green
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Allsorts 143: it's your choice
Just inspirational: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47


CHNC challenge 61: use a ribbon and/or a charm

It's time for another challenge on my CHNC blog - by the time this one has ended we'll be into March already - this year seems to be going at a remarkable speed - all the more reason to get some of those Christmas cards made early to avoid panic later in the year.

For challenge 61 I'm asking you to use a ribbon (or anything similar, like twine, ric rac, lace etc) and/or a charm. I've opted to use ribbon for my cards - I hope I might be back later in the week with a card that includes a charm - we'll see. Please click on the link for the challenge and join in if you can - I'd love to see you there.

I've used Anna Griffin materials for these cards - they are both very glittery.


I'm linking these for:

Hiding in my craft room 34: glitter! glitter!
Winter wonderland: glitter and bling
Divas by design 23: bling it up
Crafty catz 121: I spy ... something beginning with B - bling!
Truly, madly, crafty February: ribbon and bling
Lexi 59: monochromatic
Sentimental Sundays 90: let's get sentimental - focus on the sentiment - the second card
Paper make up 24: word art - quote or sentiment to be the focus - the second card
Fussy & fancy 57: more than words - using a long sentiment or a verse - the second card
Crafty sentiments: two designer/different papers - each card has two patterned papers
Aud sentiments 48: include word 'happy' - the first card
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Art impressions 52: clean & simple or anything but ...
Let's craft and create 39: less is more - clean and simple
The pretty little ribbon shop February 7: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Allsorts 143: it's your choice
Just inspirational: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 68: anything goes
Mema's crafts February: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 77
Inspire me Fridays 47