Friday, 27 April 2012

Bold and bright owl

This is for this week's Catch the bug sketch:


And based on the bright colours and owls in this picture given for Pinspirational 4:


I've used some of the remains of the bright papers that were free with Crafts Beautiful (they are double sided, which gives them even more mileage) - another card for  Pixie's crafty snippets 17.

The owl in the oval was part of a Kanban Dawn Bibby kit (loads of this still in a box - I ought to use more of it).


This is also for:

Playing in paradise 64: friendship
Challenge up your life 67: owls
Crop stop 69: to the birds
Alphabet: F for feathered friends
Ooh-la-la 103: bold & bright
Totally papercrafts 114: saturated colours
4 crafty chicks 87: no stamping zone
Victorine 32: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Make it Monday 86
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17

Urban prairie spring

For this card I've used the sketch for Card Patterns 162:


Basic Grey 66 calls for 'spring colours', so I thought that BG urban prairie papers were just right.

I've just added a little glittery strip and buttons from Poundland, an unknown piece of ribbon tied in a bow with a Martha Steward flower with a lovely glittered centre.



This is also for:

Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 17: spring
Crafts 4 eternity R69: spring
Divas by design 32: buttons and/or bows
CES 82: button it
Always crafting Creative Monday 6: yellow and sunshine
The pink elephant 145: hello sunshine - use yellow
Tuesday throwdown 95: use some sparkle
Paper pretties 203: clean & simple
Phindy's Friday 103: clean & simple
4 crafty chicks 87: no stamping zone
Victorine 32: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Make it Monday 86
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17


Tuesday Alchemy DT call

I'm not sure why I'm doing this, except I was encouraged to do so, because I don't usually respond to DT calls. I've been privileged to be a guest designer for several crafting blogs over the past few months, but have not applied to become a regular team member.

Tuesday Alchemy have put out a design call for new people to join them for three months. The idea is that applicants show some examples of their recent crafting, so here goes.

This is a card I made and submitted for their challenge 11: black and white:


And here's a few of my recent attempts at crafting - the links show the original posts where there is more detail:

Butterfly bling:


Christmas family:


On the lookout (twinchies):


A set of ATCs:


Wow! what a day:

I craft and blog most days, so there is usually something up-to-date to see on this blog as well as once a week on my Christmas challenge blog: CHNC.

I would love to be successful and join the Tuesday Alchemy team for three months - thanks for the opportunity of applying.

Birthday crossword

For Sweet stop sketches 155 we were asked to choose any sketch from the past, so I chose 110:


I used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, 'hedge-words' - so versatile and just right for quick cards - and, as I didn't use any patterned paper, this is for Penny Black and friends 198: no patterned paper, also for Craft us crazy 26: inspire us - favourite stamp company.

This was an opportunity to use up offcuts of sticky ribbons as well as offcuts of black and white card, so another entry for Pixie's crafty snippets 17.


This is also for:

Creative Belli 142: animals - the old and forgotten embellishments are the offcuts of ribbons and the crocheted flower with covered brad
CRAFT 152: animals
Cute card Thursday 24: animal magic
Di's digi designs: let's meet your animal friends
Really reasonable ribbon 46: black, white and one accent colour plus ribbon
Gingerloft 38: black and white and a touch of red
Tuesday alchemy 11: black & white
Crazy 4 challenges 133: make your card pop by adding black
Penny Black and more at Allsorts April: oh so cute
Let's craft and create 43: sentiments - main focal point
Celebrate the occasion 60: happy birthday + ribbon
Creative card crew 9: ribbon
Ribbon carousel 50: anything goes
PaperPlay 17: monochrome and ribbon
Sweet stampin: use more than 1 ribbon
Bunny Zoe 23: ribbon or twine
Craft-room: ink it
Crafty Ann 64: stitching
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 104: stitching
Allways something creative 28: enchanting with seam (sstitching)
Paper playtime 72: say it with sentiments birthday
Penny's 78: happy birthday
Paper pretties 203: clean & simple
Phindy's Friday 103: clean & simple
Timbro scrap mania 46: anything goes
Crafty catz 130: anything goes
Victorine 32: anything goes
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Inky impressions: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Make it Monday 86
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17

To wit to woo

This is for the sketch for One stop craft 179:


I've used offcuts of the Papermania capsule blue papers that I used last night for this card, so this is another opportunity to join Di and other playmates in the playground at Pixiei's crafty snippets 17.

The owls digital image mounted on to embossed silver foil has been in my odds and ends box for ages, so I don't remember where it came from. The owls are for:

Challenge up your life 67: owls
Crop stop 69: to the birds
Alphabet: F for feathered friends


This is also for:

Digital Tuesday 157: winter blues
Charisma cardz 16: blue, black and white
Shopping our stash 49: starts with a 'b' - blue, birds
Simon says: anything goes
Willow sketchie: sketch and/or things outside