Monday, 27 February 2012

Honey & hugs for Easter

This is for Scrapbook sisters 72 sketch:


Papers are Papermania honey & hugs, stamped image is once again Funstamps lily cross coloured with copics. Stitched ribbon and gems from stash - the gems are aurora borealis - they look dark on here, but as the light catches them they are lighter.

This is also for Sweet stamps 54 bingo - I chose die cut (nesties), ribbon and bling.


This is also for:


Love to create 4: stitching
Dilly beans: in stitches
House of Gilli 27: Gilli goes green

Dottie fairy

I've used a pre-coloured image from Charmed cards and crafts called Dottie fairy.

I've used the sketch for Creative Inspirations 151:


Papers are My mind's eye, the strip of paisley paper is from Poundland, various gems and a large bloom that I've had for ages.

The use of all the pink was inspired by Flutter by Wednesday 181 (plus a fairy):


This is for Digital Tuesday148: make it sparkle (the gems look much more sparkly IRL).


This is also for:

Make my Monday 38: flourishes and diamonds
The cheerful stamp pad 37: land of fantasy
Daisy doodles 54: colour your world

Clean and simple Easter

This is for Try stampin' on Tuesday 54 sketch:

 A simple card using two small offcuts of Papermania Honey & hugs paper and a piece of sticky flowered ribbon. The stamped image is Funstamps lily cross coloured with copics, cut with nesties and distressed with shabby shutters DI, as were the pieces of paper. Just the addition of the stamped sentiment and the card was finished.


This is also for:

Less is more 56: don't scrap it - use left over bits and pieces
Pixie's crafty snippets 9
Art impressions 52: clean & simple
Let's craft and create 39: less is more


Summer lovin' in Paris

Having seen a challenge I wanted to enter and paid and downloaded what I needed, I nearly forgot to make the card in time - so busy with making Easter cards. Anyway, I did remember in time, so this card is for the three companies team up Paris challenge.

The theme is 'love'. The following had to be included:

1 Whimsy stamps sentiment - the 'summer lovin'' heart
1 Make it Crafty product - the Cafe de Paris digital image that forms the background of the card
1 Little Miss Muffet stamps product - the bicycle that I printed and carefully cut and coloured

I coloured very roughly with copics trying to keep the picture looking a bit like the one featured on Make it Crafty.


I'm also entering this for:

Freshly brewed February: love
Charisma cardz 7: love is in the air
Joanna Sheen 3: love is in the air
Polka doodles 8: summer fever
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8



All colours of the rainbow for Easter

This card uses all colours of the rainbow for Paper pretties Monday challenge, also for Crafty Ann 59: bold and bright and Ribbon carousel 41:


Papers are Forever Friends spring time, the sentiment and chick etc from Poundland, the bright funky felt flowers from the 99p store and ribbon and lace from the market stall. The ribbon is very zingy IRL - when the light catches it either looks really bright pink or golden.

I used the sketch for Tuesday morning 134, but, unfortunately, forgot to link in time, but still want to acknowledge it:



This is also for:

Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Cards und more 48: glisten and sparkle
Crop stop 59: is it blooming outside? - flowers
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
Lothian crafts 23: recipe - ribbon, flowers, 3 layers and lace
Victorine 28: lace
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 96: lace
Little Miss Muffet 29: fancy or lacy
Blog a doodle: let's see lace and flowers
Truly madly crafty February: ribbon and bling
The pretty little ribbon shop 7: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Shades of purple for Easter

Challenge 108 on Kaboodle calls for shades of purple:

The card is based on Inspirational card sketches 152:


Papers are from my offcuts box, stamps are PM moments of faith coloured with copics, flower with pearls from the 99p shop.


This is also for:


Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Cute card Thursday 205: winged things
Little darlings 18: pearls
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Easter bunny

I made quite a few Easter cards the other day, but they were all 'serious' ones, if you know what I mean, so I thought today I'd make some fun ones. So I'm starting with this one which is for the sketch for Everybody art 81:


Colours are for Dancing in pajamas TCP198:


The paper is Pink petticoat wild blossoms backed by a piece of Forever Friends spring time. The bunny with eggs came from Poundland and the flower border and other flowers were from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Crafts and me 72: shades of spring
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Paper pretties Monday challenge: rainbow colours
Cards und more 48: glisten and sparkle
Crop stop 59: is it blooming outside? - flowers
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Moving along with the times: lots of layers
Little red wagon 121: chipboard (the stickers are chipboard)
The paper shelter 52: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 48: include the word 'happy'
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Penny's 73: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Suzie's day 58: misty or tree

Well, it's not misty here today, so I thought I'd better take a photo of a tree, but first, I can't resist showing 'Misty' - she was a lovely cat that I had some years ago who sadly only reached the age of six because she became ill.


 And digitally changed to make Misty look more ... ummm ... misty:



And now here is my tree for Suzie's day 58 - it's an old lime tree at the bottom of our garden that grows so quickly that we have to have it cut down every couple of years. It looks really quite strange at this time of year, but come the summer it will be a mass of leaves and look far less ugly.




Suzie's 365 photos day 57: light

Here is my photo for Suzie's 57: light: