Thursday, 10 May 2012

With sympathy

This is another sympathy card using one of the Martha Stewart lily of the valley stickers.

The textured green and white square is from the Craftwork Cards Sweet Pea peas in a pod collection which I received as a prize for winning Penny Black Saturday challenge 198 - this is such a lovely collection and I am so grateful to them.

The sentiment stamp is Anita's simply inked with memento tuxedo black.

Colours were inspired by Inspired 23, particularly the picture of the green fern on white bottom right:




This is also for:

Dilly beans: texture challenge
Lawnscaping: clean and simple

Lily of the valley for sympathy

This is a sympathy card (insert says: With deepest sympathy) using the sketch for Totally Gorjuss 130:


I've kept is clean and simple, as I think a sympathy card should be, using some paper offcuts (another opportunity to get into the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 19 (I really am beginning to notice the pile of offcuts decreasing a bit) and a Martha Stewart lily of the valley sticker - this is for Make my Monday 48: floral - lily of the valley flowers or white flowers.


This is also for:

Fairytale 40: yellow + green
Do you stack up 71: use a flower
Card a day: thoughts and prayers - sympathy cards (inside insert says 'with deepest sympathy')

Simply yellow

This is a one layer card for Clean & simple 189 sketch:


I've used mustard seed DI direct to the card to created the square panel - I was reminded of this technique by Joanne's splendid article in Craft Stamper for June. I then stamped with memento with an unknown stamp that I've had for years and still love - so simple, but I think effective. The butterfly is part of a Laura Ashley stamp and the sentiment from a Molly Bloom set.

The yellow is for Less is more week 66 colour challenge, also for Crafty boots: yellow.

I drew the freehand lines and dots border with Staedtler fineline pens - I'm no good at freehand, but I tried!


As this is a one layer card it's also for St Luke's one layer month, also for Top tip Tuesday 76: clean and simple.

Spring fling

This is for A la card Monkey 'anything goes' sketch 107:


Papers and chipboard pieces are Kate Knight 'spring fling' hence the title - I built up the chipboard 'best wishes' tag with foam pads over the tied ribbon.The nestie shapes surrounding the chipboard circles and the ribbon were offcuts, so another for Pixie's crafty snippets 19.

Colours are for The craft garden May challenge:


IRL the background is a lot more green than it looks here - and they say the camera never lies!


This is also for:

PaperPlay 19: chipboard
Paper pretties Monday challenge: use ribbon
Crafty ribbons 19: flowers
Crafts 4 eternity R70: Maypole ribbons
Bunny Zoe 23: ribbon or twine
Mema's crafts May: bingo - I chose pink, ribbon, die cut
Victorine 33: flowers
The sisterhood of crafters: May flowers
Joanna Sheen: flower power
Hooked on craft 20: flowers
The paper shelter 63: 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

Pretty colours

This is for this week's Daring cardmakers where this colour combo for May was given:


The colour inspiration for Just some lines is very similar:


It's also for Sketches by Carly 55::


Papers are Basic Grey - background is two scoops and the pink strips are bittersweet - from my scraps box, so another one for  Pixie's crafty snippets 19 .

Basic grey 67 is a recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (lace, flowers, pearls).

The image is a Stampotique butterfly by Janet Klein, coloured with copics, cut out with a spiky nestie and edged with a copic. Lace, flowers and pearls from stash.


This is also for:

Jacksons digital expressions: anything goes
Stamps & fun = creativity 98: pearls and lace
Allways something creative 29: mother's pearls and lace
Creatalicious 33: butterflies and add some flowers
Anything goes 66: things with wings
L E J designs 2: things with wings
Tammy scraping corner 9: show me your punches and/or die cuts
Victorine 33: flowers
The sisterhood of crafters: May flowers
Crafty ribbons 19: flowers
It's all about the vintage and beauty 19: summery flowers
Joanna Sheen: flower power
Hooked on craft 20: flowers
Do you stack up 71: use a flower
Papercraft star 96: use a stamp
The paper shelter 63: 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 131: sandy

There's no sand around here today, so this is a bit of a cheat - the nearest I can get for day 131: sandy - a little Hero Arts ink pad (strangely enough I actually used it a couple of days ago for the first time for ages, so it was quite handy):