Sunday, 8 April 2012

Under the weather

This is for this week's Willow Sketchie - I've used the sketch and quite a few layers for 'lots of layers':

 All papers, including white card, were from my offcuts box, another opportunity to hop into the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 15. The stamped image is Funstamps puddle duck, coloured with copics and the sentiment was computer generated and printed. I can't claim to have made the crocheted flowers because they were shop-bought.

Colours inspired by Stamptacular 158 photo inspiration:



This is also for:

Pollycraft 134: water water everywhere
Mad for markers: April showers
Victorine 31: April showers
Oldie but a goodie: April shower (the stamp is much older than six months)
Crafting for all seasons 24: April showers
Inky impressions: April showers
Little red wagon 127: April showers brings May flowers
Pile it on 15: all about S - showers, scraps, sentiment
Do you stack up 66: friendly critters
The squirrel and the fox 15: things with wings
Stamp, scrap & doodle: things with wings
Stamp dreams 128: animals
All kinds of cards 51: animals
My mum's craft shop 51: Easter creations/animals
4 crafty chicks 84: flowers
Wags n whiskers 76: say it with flowers
Lily pad: flowers
Cutie pie 15: favourite cute stamp
Robyn's fetish 102: anything goes
Anything goes 64: anything goes
Crazy amigo: free theme
Papertake: anything goes
Papercraft star 91: anything goes
Prairie fairy Fridays 76: anything goes
Fairytale 38: everything goes
Inspire me Fridays 53
52 card pickup 14




Suzie's 365 day 99: lots and lots

I saw Suzie's prompt for day 99 much earlier today and actually took the photos, but when I came to do the post later this afternoon I found that broadband wasn't working. Fortunately, I have an iPad with 3G so I could get on the internet - just as well as I had an Ocado grocery order for tomorrow that needed finishing - but I hadn't got the photos on the iPad for day 99: lots and lots.

As regular visitors to my blog will know, I have lots and lots of craft goodies, so I've decided today to show you some of my pens/pencils:



White Christmas (again!)

This is for Christmas challenges with sketches 23 (please click on the link to see the sketch) which also has the twist of making the card white on white, with only colour on the image, which I kept to very little with copics. The image is the lovely Stampotique snowman by Jo Capper-Sandon.

I've included some embossing done with a folder through my cuttlebug, flowers and glittered strip from stash and three punched snowflakes made with a Woodware punch.

This is also another card for my own CHNC challenge 67, which this week is 'white Christmas' - would be lovely to see your entries there. It's also another one for Margaret's 'black and white' theme for the Christmas Card Club.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 15: all pieces of white card were from my offcuts box
Pile it on 15: all about S - snow, snowman, snowflakes, spots
The cheerful stamp pad 39: anything goes
The poodles parlour: going dotty
Stamp with fun 155:: no Easter card
Paper pretties 200: monochromatic card
Cutie pie 15: favourite cute stamp
Robyn's fetish 102: anything goes
Anything goes 64: anything goes
City crafter 103: hats off to you
Crazy amigo: free theme
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty Ann 62: Christmas in March
Papercraft star 91: anything goes
Prairie fairy Fridays 76: anything goes
Simon says: use your favourite tool - cuttlebug with embossing folder
Bizzy Becs April: add some texture - the embossed dots
CCEE 1214: using an embossing folder
Fairytale 38: everything goes
Inspire me Fridays 53
52 card pickup 14


Black and white Christmas ...

... or perhaps it should more accurately be called black and silver Christmas with a bit of white. I apologise to Margaret who chose the 'black and white' theme for this fortnight's challenge for the Christmas Card Club. I hope I'm forgiven for the amount of silver there is.

All card/papers are from my offcuts box so this is my first card of the week for Pixie's crafty snippets 15.

For a change, the card is 7" x 5". The scalloped nestie die cut perfectly fitted a piece of the card matching the band across the middle and the Anna Griffin Season's greetings sentiment sat well on it. I then added some glittered ribbon and a large jet black gem.

This is for Merry Monday sketch 14 on Always playing with paper:



I'm also entering this for the following challenges:

Crafty ribbons 16: black & white with one other colour (silver)
Whimsy 33: use ribbon on your card
The pretty little ribbon shop 9: to die for - die cuts or punches
Bloggers challenge: to die for - die cut
Crafty Ann 62: Christmas in March
St Luke's April: sparkle
The crafty pad 165: it's just die-delicious