Monday, 5 March 2012

For a Simpsons fan

This card is for a great nephew who is a big Simpsons fan. The papers are K & Co Hopscotch (they seemed to go perfectly with the colours of the Bart Simpson picture that I found).

This is for Crazy amigo: comic character (just scraping in at the last moment), Creative card crew 5: humour and Here come the boys 22: super/comic/cartoon heros.

I've used the sketch for Inspirational card sketches 153:


The striped band of paper and colours were inspired by Craft us crazy 22 colour inspiration:


The image was cut out with a nestie with the edges lightly distressed with spiced marmalade.


This is also for:

Pile it on 10: are we seeing spots or stripes or both
Divas by design 24: spots and/or stripes
Polka doodles 9: polkadots, stripes or both
Scrappy frogs: seeing spots
Phindy's Friday 95: distressing
Aud sentiments 49: happy birthday
Allways something creative 25: happy birthday
The poodles parlour: birthday challenge
Riley & company: going round in circles
My time to craft 174: circle circus
The pink elephant 138: let's see those layers
Card and scrap 27: use loops (the scallops on the die cut)
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): die cuts
Perfect sentiments 21: anything goes with a die cut
Crafty catz 122: punches and dies
Jellypark friends: the Oscars challenge - favourite films - The Simpsons Movie
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9

You've got mail for your birthday

This is for Papertake 65:


Colours are for Cards and things 109:


The background spotted paper is K & Co hopscotch and the post card/script paper is from the Bitty scrap pad 'heritage post'. Th stamps are all Papermania Urban stamps simply inked with memento rich cocoa. The edges of the cream card were distressed with spiced marmalade DI.


This is also for:

Inspiration Avenue: you've got mail
Phindy's Friday 95: distressing
Stamptacular 154: text me
Paper pretties 195: use your favourite stamp set to create your card - I've only had this PM Urban set for a little while, but it's fast become a favourite - so versatile with all the separate stamps that co-ordinate together
Stamp, scrap & doodle: use your stash (I've had the papers for ages)
One crazy stamper March: birthday wishes
Aud sentiments 49: happy birthday
Sarah Hurley 61: birthday celebrations

Simply miss you

This is for Skipping stones sketch 117:

 The card blank is cream. The tanda stamps zebra is simply stamped with memento tuxedo black on to matching cream card. I added a piece of zebra striped ribbon, the sentiment and a bling gem from Poundland.

It's also for Less is more 57 colour challenge: 'neutrals' and for Lollipop crafts 70: 'clean and simple' and Let's craft and create 39: 'less is more'.


This is also for Tanda teaser 192: no designer paper

Red and white Christmas

The challenge on Winter wonderland this week is a photo inspiration:


I've picked up on the red and white theme with a touch of other colours. Once again, papers are Anna Griffin and the centre piece was from a Kanban kit bought a couple of years ago - they make a sweet couple, don't they?

This is also for:

Shopping our stash 41: sentiments required
Lollipop crafts 70: clean and simple
Let's craft and create 39: less is more
Craft your passion 100: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9

Seeing green for Christmas

I really should be making more Easter cards, but I can't resist when it comes to making Christmas cards (and I make about 600 every year, so I really do need to spread the task throughout the year).

There are lots of crafting challenges around atm asking for green to be used, and this includes this month's challenge on Christmas cards all year round where we are asked to use two different green patterned papers. My Anna Griffin papers have come to rescue for these cards - just adding some 3D holly stickers to the first two, with a sentiment and a fun reindeer sticker to the third card. The dark green paper on the first two cards is very glittery and the green paper on the third card is flocked, so feels lovely.





These are also for:

Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 14: lucky green
Secret crafter Saturday 175: go for green
House of Gilli 27: Gilli goes green
Paper pretties Monday challenge: going green
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 114: seeing green
Hiding in my craft room 36: colour challenge - monochromatic green
Crafty boots: glitter (the first two cards)
The pink elephant 138: let's see those layers (the first two cards)
Craft your passion 100: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9



Green fingers

This card is for a gardening friend. The background is an offcut from a rainbow piece of card and the stickers are unknown.

Spring is the time to get out into the garden and tidy up from the winter and start to sow seeds for the forthcoming summer, so I'm linking this for the following spring challenges:

Gingerloft 35: spring
Paper creations ink 20: spring is in the air
Pollycraft 130: spring has sprung
Take time for you 62: spring
Deep ocean 20: spring
Cute card Thursday 206: signs of spring
Joanna Sheen 4: spring is in the air
Crafter's companion March: spring


This is also for:

Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 14: lucky green
Secret crafter Saturday 175: go for green
House of Gilli 27: Gilli goes green
Paper pretties Monday challenge: going green
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 114: seeing green
Hiding in my craft room 36: colour challenge - monochromatic green
Pixie's crafty snippets 10
Flourishes timeless 158 country comfort
Everybody art 182: monochome
Love to create 5: monochromatic
Craft your passion 100: anything goes
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
The pixie cottage 110: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 79
Inspire me Fridays 48
52 cardpick up week 9

Suzie's 365 day 65: arranged

For Suzie's day 65 I thought I'd show some flowers (not very well) arranged! I was given them at WEF at church following my sale of cards.


Suzie's 365 day 64: chairs

For some unknown reason I didn't get round to taking a photo for Suzie's day 64 yesterday, so here it is today.

I find it difficult to get comfortable in any chair because of my back problems, but some years ago we bought a set of chairs and settee from Stressless - it's the most comfortable chair for me that I've ever had.

You'll see that I've got a crocheted blanket that I made years ago - handy to put around me when I feel a bit chilly!