Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Yellow, black and gold ATC

For this ATC for Stampotique 53 I've used the lovely Stampotique bee stamp by Jo Capper-Sandon, colouring with an acid yellow copic. I stamped over the bees with Penny Black sparklers using versamark and heat embossing with detail gold powder.

The ATC was made from white card which was then distressed with mustard seed and the edges with black soot DIs.

This is also for Wicked Wednesday 30: spring fever.

The bees' wings have been highlighted with diamond stickles.


This is also for:

Crafty boots: yellow
Creative craft world April mini challenge: something black on it
Anything goes 66: things with wings
Crafty calendar May: things with wings

Fairy birthday wishes

This is for Sweet sketch Wednesday 152:


All papers were from my offcuts box, so another for Pixie's crafty snippets 19 - I'm doing quite well for using snippets today - so why is it that I still seem to have as many as when I started?!

The embossed flowers and gem centres (lot more sparkly IRL) are from stash. The image is from Lili of the Valley, coloured with promarkers - cool grey 1, satin, pastel pink, coral, blossom, lilac and buttercup - this is for I love promarkers 115: fairies. I've added diamond stickles to the wings for Squigglefly 1812: use stickles. This is also for Lili's little fairies challenge: anything goes.


It's also for:

Jacksons digital expressions: anything goes
Pile it on 19: fairytales, fantasy and daydreams
Bearly mine 34: fairies
L E J designs 2: things with wings
Anything goes 66: things with wings
Scrapbook sisters 82: gems & glitter
Totally stampalicious: sparkle, shine, glitter and glam
The stamping boutique 37: bling
Tammy scraping corner 9: show me your punches and/or die cuts
Penny's 78: happy birthday
Simon says: birthday
Papertake cute cute cute
Forever friends: flowers
Victorine 33: flowers
Paper and such: May flowers
Little darlings 22: flowers
Paper pretties 204: flowers
Pixie dust studio 125: flowers
Crafty catz 131: May flowers
Hooked on craft 20: flowers
I brake for challenges: I brake for flowers
Aud sentiments: anything goes
2 sisters 90: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 88
Inspire me Fridays 57
52 card pickup 18

Suzie's 365 photos day 129: prickly

With this photo for day 129: prickly, I'm up to date again. This is in the pot pourri container on our bathroom windowsill. I went randomly round the edge of the photo with a transparency brush to soften the edges in contrast to the prickly element:


Suzie's 365 photos day 128: woven

Here is my photo for day 128 (a bit more exciting than the previous photo, but not much - part of our linen basket):


Suzie's 365 photos day 127: bumpy

Here is my photo for Suzie's day 127 (not exciting at all - manhole cover (or in these PC days should that be personhole cover?!):


c'mon and get happy

This is for Case study challenge 89 where this card was given to CASE:


The large Happy Birthday was rescued and recycled from a card received and the background, including the sentiment strip, is offcut from some We R memory keepers paper - another one for Pixie's crafty snippets 19.


This is also for:

Top tip Tuesday 76: clean and simple
Penny's 78: happy birthday
Simon says: birthday
Creative card crew 10: sentiment as focal point
Aud sentiments: anything goes
2 sisters 90: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 88
Inspire me Fridays 57
52 card pickup 18

Monochromatic blue for a male

This is for The paper shelter 62: sketchy time:


I'm still trying to use up snippets - all offcuts of Papermania Persimmon collection - so another one for Pixie's crafty snippets 19.

The stamped image is a Personal Impressions stamp, coloured with copics - difficult to see here that the tyres etc have been coloured with light grey. The scalloped circle was cut with a nestie and distressed with stormy sky DI.


This is also for:

Fab n funky 119: celebrating male-ness
Ooh-la-la 104: make it manly
Cute card Thursday 215: one for the boys
Come and get it: let's hear it for the boys
Oldie but a goodie: die cuts and punches - the stamp is much older than six months
Corrosive 148: the man, the myth, the legend - Tim Holtz - I used distress ink
Cutie pie 17: monochromatic
Stampavie and more 167: monochrome

Another scripture card

Just like buses - you don't see one for ages and then two come along together!

When I made the previous card I printed the scripture verse on a piece of white card to begin with and then realised that I wanted to use cream, so I put the white one to one side. I thought I might as well use it straight away, so here is another card for Word art Wednesday 26 and Scripture Thursday linky part (Little bird blessings) 27. I distressed the die cut oval with stormy sky DI.

Once again I've used offcuts - this tim from the Papermania Persimmon collection - just right for another entry for Pixie's crafty snippets 19 - I used the sketch for Eat sleep stamp 171, which was just right for using snippets:


I used a ready embossed card blank to add a bit of interest. I think this would be suitable to send to a man, so it is for:

Ooh-la-la 104: make it manly
Cute card Thursday 215: one for the boys
Sparkles 31: men only


This is also for:

Craft your passion 109: torn or distressed edges
Creative card crew 10: sentiment as focal point
Card a day: thoughts and prayers - sympathy cards (inside insert says 'with deepest sympathy')
Raise the bar 103: report cards - text on your card
Wags n whiskers 78: distressing
Corrosive 148: the man, the myth, the legend - Tim Holtz - I used distress ink
Truly scrumptious 79: distressing & die cuts/punches
Tammy scraping corner 9: show me your punches and/or die cuts
Top tip Tuesday 76: clean and simple
Cutie pie 17: monochromatic
Stampavie and more 167: monochrome
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Digi doodle shops best 106: anything goes
Great impressions 3: anything goes
2 sisters 90: anything goes
Just keep on creating 2: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Make it Monday 88
Inspire me Fridays 57
52 card pickup 18

The Lord is good

At last I'm taking part in a challenge on Word art Wednesday (I've been meaning to do so for ages), so this is for Word art Wednesday 26 where the verse from Nahum 1:7 was given. This is also for Scripture Thursday linky part (Little bird blessings) 27.

I've used blue, green and cream for this week's For Fun challenge (the oval with the printed scripture is actually more cream than it looks here).

And all papers used are from offcuts boxes, including the cream background for the printed scripture, which was then cut with a nestie, so this is another one for Pixie's crafty snippets 19 - papers and card are DCWV and the inky green sprayed panel across the middle is an offcut from creating my own background papers that you can read about here - I just went over the white background with a Hero arts sand inkpad to make it cream.

The inverted scallops on the blue borders were cut on my rotatrim and the oval that surrounds the text card was torn around a template - this is for Craft your passion 109: torn or distressed edges.


This is also for:

Creative card crew 10: sentiment as focal point
Fun with shapes and more 108: text rather than motif
Raise the bar 103: report cards - text on your card
Truly scrumptious 79: distressing & die cuts/punches
Card a day: thoughts and prayers - sympathy cards (inside insert says 'with deepest sympathy')