Thursday, 1 March 2012

Lilac and yellow Easter

This isn't a usual colour combo, but I think it works (hope so!).

Once again I've used FF spring time papers and the Personal Impressions stamp coloured with copics. I've used the last of the yellow flowers that I bought some years ago at ELC.


This is for:

Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
St Luke's March: spring into spring
Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Nightshift stamping 108: flowers
Stempelsonne 57: a flower for you
Divas by design 24: spots and/or stripes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: seeing spots
Lothian crafts 24: 2 main colours
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
52 cardpick up week 8

Pink and green Easter

Yes, it's another Easter card that I made earlier, this time with a pink and green colour combo for Digi doodle shops best 97: pink and green.

The background spotted paper is unknown, the Easter sticker from Poundland and the daisy stamp is Magenta coloured with copics.


This is also for:

Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
St Luke's March: spring into spring
Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Nightshift stamping 108: flowers
Stempelsonne 57: a flower for you
Divas by design 24: spots and/or stripes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: seeing spots
Lothian crafts 24: 2 main colours
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Yes, another Easter card

Similar layout to a previous one. This time I've used a panel made with alcohol inks (an offcut from some that I made and used ages ago) and offcuts of Forever Friends spring time paper - another opportunity to play in the playground at Pixie's craffty snippets 9.The flowers have been in my stash for ages and ages, as has the green ribbon. Once again the Personal Impressions stamp was coloured with copics.


This is for:


City crafter 98: extra! extra! - use two or more ribbons and 9 or more words
Ribbon carousel 42: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
Delightful: spring colours
St Luke's March: spring into spring
Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Nightshift stamping 108: flowers
Stempelsonne 57: a flower for you
Divas by design 24: spots and/or stripes
Crafty purple frog: get inspired with yellow and green
Lothian crafts 24: 2 main colours
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Blue Easter

Another quick Easter card - the flowers and butterfly are Dawn Bibby die cuts that came with a kit a few years ago. The background paper is PM birdsong and the card blank is ready embossed.


This is for:

Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
St Luke's March: spring into spring
Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Scrapbook sisters 73: spring flowers
Flutter by Wednesday 192: open + butterfly
Do you stack up 61: things with wings
Guylou: things with wings
Lothian crafts 24: 2 main colours
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Unique crafters 1: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

May the blessings of Easter be with you always

I like the sentiment on this Personal Impressions stamp - I coloured simply with copics. Papers are Forever Friends spring time, spotted sticky ribbons that I've had for a while and the yellow flowers were bought from Early Learning Centre ages ago (wish they still sold them).


This is for:

City crafter 98: extra! extra! - use two or more ribbons and 9 or more words
Ribbon carousel 42: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
Delightful: spring colours
St Luke's March: spring into spring
Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Scrapbook sisters 73: spring flowers
Nightshift stamping 108: flowers
Stempelsonne 57: a flower for you
Divas by design 24: spots and/or stripes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: seeing spots
Crafty purple frog: get inspired with yellow and green
Lothian crafts 24: 2 main colours
Gingersnap GC140 colour challenge: two colours only
Cutie pie 12: flower power
Unique crafters 1: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8

Easter wish

This is a simple shaped card distressed with mustard seed DI with some stickers and greeting added. The area around the centre strip and the sentiment panel are silver, not black as they look here.


This is for:

The stamping boutique 27: shaped cards
Crafting for all seasons 21: shaped cards
My mum's craft shop 46 throw us some shapes
Clearlyistamp 46: let's get shapely
Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
Delightful: spring colours
St Luke's March: spring into spring
Squigglefly 8: spring is in the air
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafty bloggers network 15: spring time
Fairytale 35: spring
Hiding in my craft room 35: bring on some spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Divas by design 24: spots and/or stripes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: seeing spots
Unique crafters 1: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
Crazy challenge108: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 57: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8



Inspired by Marie Antoinette

This week's challenge on Daring cardmakers:

'I want to see your Vintage Parisian/Palace of Versailles creations as this week's theme is Marie Antoinette'.

I looked on the internet for pictures of Marie Antoinette and was going to lift and use one of them, such as this:

 
and then I remembered a spare ATC that I made when I entered a swap, so I thought I'd use that because it is vintage style and, I hope, appropriate for the challenge.

I used a card blank that already had a swirly lilac pattern on it and then added a piece of Papermania Chatworth vintage collection - the paper was too pink, so I distressed it with a mix of dusty concord and chipped sapphire DIs.


This is also for:

Kaboodle 108: shades of purple
Bling it on March: birthdays and shades of lilac
Crafty creations 159: vintage fashion
Little red wagon 122: use a vintage item
Pattie's 38: vintage
Sugar creek hollow: vintage inspired by a photo
One crazy stamper March: birthday wishes
Stampin' sisters in Christ 128: create a card in variegated colours

Suzie's 365 photos 61: grass

This is probably the most boring (and terrible) photo I've submitted for Suzie's 365, but here it is anyway - day 61: grass:


I'm busy with getting ready for tomorrow's card sale, so I just took this in a hurry - might try later to get a better one.

My 5th blog anniversary

I can hardly believe that I started this blog five years ago today! Since then I've done a lot of crafting and made a lot of lovely blogging friends.

I am so grateful for those who take the time to visit and leave me comments - the blogging crafting community is very precious.

I was going to do something special to celebrate - offer some celebration candy - but with everything going on in life the date has crept up on me and I haven't organised it. I will do soon!


March is a very special month

Crafts by Carolyn forum is celebrating its 10th birthday in March. If you haven't yet done so, why not click on the link and pop in and join in the fun.

Each month this year one of the members of the forum is choosing a challenge for Time to Create and it's my turn for March. So I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate CBC's birthday by making a project with TEN items - I say 'project' because it could be a card, a LO, something altered ... whatever.

I've made a card to start the ball rolling. Not counting the card blank, I've used TEN items:

A piece of K & Co sparkly sweet paper
A piece of Pink Petticoat Wild Blossom paper
A piece of lilac ribbon
A ready coloured digital image (Dottie fairy from Charmed cards & crafts)
Two craftime lilac flowers
An aqua butterfly
Three aqua pearls


I'd love to see you come and join in the fun. I joined CBC forum in August 2004 and still love being part of a very special crafting community.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Flutter by Wednesday 192: open + fairy and butterfly
Daisy doodles 54: colour your world
The sisterhood of crafters: getting digi with it
Just some lines: girly girl
Ladybug 55: pink and girly
Creative Mondays (Always crafting) 2: anything goes
Crazy challenge108: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 57: anything goes
Ribbon carousel 42: anything goes
2 sisters 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 78
Inspire me Fridays 47
52 cardpick up week 8