Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Happy Birthday Dottie

Happy Birthday Dottie (from Charmed cards & crafts) is the name of the pre-coloured digital image I've used for this CAS card. The striped paper and the spotted one were from my offcuts box. The glittered strips were from Poundland and a couple of spotted flowers from the 99p shop.

This is for:


Digi doodle shop 99: people (I just scraped in at the last minute!)
One stitch at a time 105: girly
Nadia 27: girls
My mum's craft shop 49: let's get digital
Dare to be sassy 116: monochromatic
Gingerloft 36: happy birthday
Crafty ribbons 15: birthday
Squiggle stamps: birthday bash
Bearly mine 27: dots
2 sisters 83: spots n dots
Scrappy frogs: seeing spots
Freshly brewed 88: lots and lots of dots
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 81
Inspire me Fridays 50
52 cardpick up week 11

A Christmas house

This is for CRAFT 146: house challenge. The house image was recycled from a card received (too good not to use) and the background sentiment card was also from another card. The silver card with gold stars is an offcut from years ago (I've still got some of this kind of card untouched in a box - about time I used it, I think! - perhaps another day).

This is also for Jingle belles: neutral Noel (hope the colours are neutral enough).

It's also for:

Aud sentiments 50: song title - Home for Christmas
Card crafters circle 14: pot of gold
Craft room: bling and glitter/sparkle
Creative inspirations 155: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 81
Inspire me Fridays 50
52 cardpick up week 11

The frog prince

This is for another CJ for the group on Crafts by Carolyn forum, this time it's for Christine's 'Once upon a time' journal ... fairy tales.

I chose The Frog Prince. The papers I've used are Dovecraft Princess Fairyale and so are all of the stickers except the coach. I printed out the story which was longer than the paper, so I decided to scroll the bottom and use paper clips to keep it in place, but it can then be unscrolled to be read. I did make a mistake though because I stuck the story down on the paper before I remembered that I would need to have the holes for the rings of the CJ, so I'm hoping the recipient will still be able to read what it says.



I'm linking for the following challenges:

Corrosive 145: things are looking Grimm - inspired by fairy tales
Stamp dreams 125: fairy tale
Flutter by Wednesday 195: open + butterflies and fairy
Fairytale 37: fairy tale
Craft room: bling and glitter/sparkle
Creative inspirations 155: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 81
Inspire me Fridays 50
52 cardpick up week 11




Two special dogs

These are my pages in Carole's CJ for the group on Crafts by Carolyn. Carole has asked us to show our favourite photo(s). The choice was easy for me.

John's ex-guide dogs were very special to us both and, of course, particularly John. Unfortunately, Oscar was put to sleep last year, aged 13+. Josey is still enjoying her retirement in her new home in Sittingbourne.

The background paper is from PDA and the torn/distressed strips are HOTP. I kept the design simple to give the photos the prominence they deserve.

Edges were distressed with tea dye DI.

So here is my 8 x 8 double layout:



 I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Whimsy 31: anything goes
Create me pink 8: tear it up - tearing and/or distressing
Divas by design 27: distressing
Prairie fairy Fridays 74: distress it
Creative inspirations 155: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 81
Inspire me Fridays 50
52 cardpick up week 11


Suzie's 365 photos day 81: an everyday sight

Today Suzie is asking us to show 'an everyday sight' for Suzie's day 81 photo prompt.

There's so much to choose from today, but I thought I'd show something that is very much 'everyday' for John - his testing kit and insulin: