Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I love Paris in the springtime ...

... well, I love Paris anytime really, but it's been years now since my last visit.

Inspired by challenge 16 gave this inspiration photo:


The picture made me think of enjoying a break in Paris. This is also good for Our creative corner: spring break vacation destination.

I had some GCD Paris nights paper left over from some previous cards I made - another opportunity to join in the snippets playground fun at Pixie's crafty snippets 13 - and I used a pack of gold and black 3D stickers to accent the background. The golden Eiffel tower is actually stuck over the one printed on the paper.


This is also for:

Craft your passion 103: monochromatic
Art impressions 56: monochromatic
Cards for men 7: the great outdoors (I think this would be a suitable card for a wife to give to her husband for their anniversary)
Little darlings 20: outside
Secret crafter Saturday 178: shabby chic/vintage
Bunny Zoe 22: shabby chic/vintage
Cupcake 185: the sound of music - song inspired: 'I love Paris in the springtime ...'
Paper pretties 199: bling
There's magic in the air magical Monday: less is more
One stop craft 175: clean and simple
One stitch at a time 106: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 73: anything goes
Squigglefly 12: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 82
Inspire me Fridays 51
52 cardpick up week 12


Game on

'Game on' is the theme for Crafty creations 163, so I've made this card using the sketch for Eat sleep stamp 165:


All papers used were offcuts, so it's another for Pixie's crafty snippets 13.

It's a masculine card for Love to create challenge 8 and Pile it on 13: for a man; it includes grids for Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge and is also for Kaboodle 112: circles and squares. And circles for Shopping our stash 45.


This is also for:

Cards for men 7: the great outdoors
Little darlings 20: outside
Gingerloft 36: happy birthday
Make it Monday 82
Inspire me Fridays 51

Simply monochromatic

These cards were quickly made with elements from a Kanban kit purchased some months ago. They are both aperture cards, but I scanned them flat because I couldn't get any decent photos of them - you can just about see the feint line which is the aperture, so that the inner shapes are on the inside of the cards. The lines which look rather black or grey are in fact silver - much better IRL.

These are for Craft your passion 103: monochromatic, Art impressions 56: monochromatic. It's also for Crop stop 64: flourishes,

The second card has three heart shapes (and each one is a shape within a shape as well), so this is for Creative belli 140: 3 shapes (and I've been using up old and forgotten stash).



This is also for:

There's magic in the air magical Monday: less is more
One stop craft 175: clean and simple
One stitch at a time 106: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 73: anything goes
Squigglefly 12: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 209: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 82
Inspire me Fridays 51
52 cardpick up week 12

Cat notebook

This is an altered notebook for Creative craft: anything but a card. The background card was in my offcuts box (no idea where it came from originally) - another for Crafty Pixie's snippets 13 -  and the two lovely cats and ladybirds are stickeroos by Penny Black.

I think these cats look cute and cuddly (well, I'm not sure about the top one - a bit scary - lol!) so this is also for Dutch dare 157: cute & cuddly, also for The pixie cottage 114: cuddly critters,Top tip Tuesday 73: easter or/and animals and Phindy's Friday 98: animal planet.



This is also for:

There's magic in the air magical Monday: less is more
One stop craft 175: clean and simple

Autumn colours for Christmas

For this card I've used the colours given in this beautiful autumnal photo inspiration for For your inspiration 26:


Colours are also for Cards and things 113:


Also for Winter wonderland photo inspirational:


Simply made with a striped card blank, a sentiment that's been around for ages and flowers cut out from an old card received.


This is also for:

There's magic in the air magical Monday: less is more
One stop craft 175: clean and simple
Fun with shapes and more 105: stripes (lots of cutting by hand for all the tea time images)
One stitch at a time 106: anything goes
Lollipop crafts 73: anything goes
Squigglefly 12: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 209: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 4: anything goes
Make it Monday 82
Inspire me Fridays 51
52 cardpick up week 12

Dinner time and breakfast

I took a photo for Suzie's 365 day 87: dinner time last night, but forgot to show it. This is what I cooked for our meal:


And this is for today's prompt - day 88: 9am - my breakfast dish. A couple of years ago I went on the Dukan diet and lost three stone, some of which has sadly gone back on again. I don't fully follow the diet any more, but I do still eat according to some of the principles of it. Nearly every morning I have a couple of spoonfuls of oatmeal bran with very low fat yoghurt and I often top this now with some grated dark chocolate (definitely not part of the Dukan plan - lol!):