Thursday, 3 May 2012

Spring time bird print

This card was made using snippets left over from previous cards.

The woodgrain effect paper was originally used for this card - white woodgrain card distressed with tea dye DI.

The torn piece on the right side of the card is an offcut of Bo Bunny Delilah here's 2U.

The stamped square is of the 'bird print' Papermania Urban set. Flowers are Martha Stewart.

Colours are for Crafty ribbons 18: yellow, pink and orange, also ABC: O for orange.

This is a spring time card for:

PanPastel UK 16: spring time
Stamptacular 161: spring bling (the MS flowers are very glittered)
The pink elephant 146: spring time
By the cute and girly May: spring is all around



This is also for:

Freshly brewed 94: tic tac toe - I chose: flowers, patterned paper, bling
Alphabet: F for feathered friends
Anything goes 66: things with wings
Sundays with Crissy 29: things with wings
Simply create too 12: it's about time
Wags n whiskers 78: distressing
There she goes154: May flowers
Victorine 33: flowers
Crazy amigo: flowers
Sassy Cheryl 113: May flowers
Tuesday alchemy 12: May day (flowers)
Little Miss Muffet 34: May flowers
Joanna Sheen: flower power
I brake for challenges: I brake for florals
Riley & company: text me

Just because

This is a third card made from the inky session I had using my home made spray of DIs, perfect pearls and water, using a further piece of card used to mop up stray ink. You can see the first two cards below this post.

I stamped a Tattered angels tattered textures stamp a few times with Brilliance pearlescent ivy. I mounted on to another offcut rescued originally from the William Morris stationery wallect, then mounted on to a dark green card blank. The sentiment circle is from Craftwork cards.


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 18
Bloggers challenge: create your own background papers
Stampin' sisters in Christ 137: use green thumbs
Cutie pie 17: monochromatic
Stampavie and more 167: monochrome
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): anything goes
Lollipop crafts 78: anything goes
Paper playtime 73: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Make it Monday 87
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17

I'm sorry

The background of this card was made by mopping up the spots of ink left on my craft sheet after making the previous card.

This time I've put a panel of William Morris card down the side with some spotted ribbon either side. The WM card has been recycled from a stationery wallet that originally held some lovely writing paper/envies. This piece is an snippet that's been lurking for some time in my offcuts box, so it's another for Pixie's crafty snippets 18.

I'v had the 'I'm sorry' sentiment for ages and ages, but not found a use for it before now, but I think it goes well here - unfortunately I got glue on the right hand corner, so I've had to cover it with a flower, which I think looks just right anyway.

Once again there is more sheen on the background spray (mixture of DIs and perfect pearls with water) than you can see here.


This is for:

Bloggers challenge: create your own background papers
Stampin' sisters in Christ 137: use green thumbs
Cutie pie 17: monochromatic
Divas by design 33: monochromatic
Stampavie and more 167: monochrome
4 crafty chicks 88: favourite embellishment - ribbons and flowers
S J Crafts 4: favourites (ribbons and flowers)
Bunny Zoe 23: ribbon or twine
Creative card crew 9: ribbon
Crafty sentiments: spots or stripes
Whimsy 37: spots and dots
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): anything goes
Lollipop crafts 78: anything goes
Paper playtime 73: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 23: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Make it Monday 87
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17

Create your own background papers

This week's bloggers challenge is to create your own background papers, so I've had a nice inky time.

I made my own spray of shabby shutters DI, a touch of broken china DI, perfect pearls neutral colour and water misting it on to white card. I sprayed well over the edges of the card and also blotted with another piece of card that then mopped up the rest of the stray ink on my craft mat. I finished up being able to make three cards with these backgrounds and still have own or two bits left over.

So here is the first card.I stamped down the side with a lovely Magenta stamp, colouring with copics directly on to the sprayed background - I love the way there are some snails hiding. Just the addition of the sentiment panel and the card was complete. There is more of a shimmer to the spray than you can see here.


This is also for:

Our daily bread 106: no designer paper
Stampin' sisters in Christ 137: use green thumbs
Cutie pie 17: monochromatic
Divas by design 33: monochromatic
Stampavie and more 167: monochrome
Craft us crazy 26: inspire us - favourite stamp company - I just love Magenta wood mounted stamps -  I have quite a few of them and love them all
S J Crafts 4: favourites (Magenta - favourite stamp company)
Simon says: birthday
Stamp, scrap & doodle: birthday
Penny's 78: happy birthday
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): anything goes
Lollipop crafts 78: anything goes
Paper playtime 73: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 23: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
Make it Monday 87
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17

The sportsman

'The sportsman' is the theme for this week's Daring cardmakers, so I've used the sketch for Annabelle's ABSC049 to created my golf card:


Papers are all offcuts, including the diamond background one - so it's another for Pixie's craft snippets 18. Stickers are Express yourself DIY and the Happy Birthday band was made with a Martha Stewart punch. The ovals were cut with nesties.


I'm also linking this for:

Here come the boys 26: hobbies
That craft place: one for the boys
Crafty cardmakers 67: for the boys
Ooh-la-la 104: make it manly

Suzie's 365 photos day 124: beautiful

Suzie's day 124 is much easier than yesterday's prompt. I was spoiled for choice for what to show for beautiful, but in the end decided on this Lladro ballerina that I got some years ago as a present from my mum and dad (well, they gave me the money and I bought it while I was on holiday):