Sunday, 10 June 2012

Christmas shades of blue

'Shades of blue' is today's facebook Sunday's with Santa theme and for my card I've used the lovely Shelly's image 'all wrapped up snowman', coloured with copics and a blue glitter pen for the lights, which are for Christmas cards all year round for June: twinkle twinkle Christmas lights, also for Crimbo crackers 17: decorations. Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday challenge this week is 'blingage', so this is also for that.

The mixture of blues is also for this Winter wonderland photo inspiration:


I've used the sketch for Techno stamper's Monday lunchtime 224:


The papers are from my offcuts box and the silver mirror card are also offcuts, so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 24 and also for Hiding in my craftroom 49: super scraps Saturday.

They say the camera never lies, so why is it that the silver mirror surround of the sentiment looks wrong on the bottom corner on here whereas IRL it's OK?


This is also for:

Sparkles forum Christmas June 17: monochromatic
Crop stop 75: monochromatic is in
Truly madly crafty June: monochrome
Hooked on craft June 21: all that glitters
Party time Tuesday 71: royal challenge - sparkle, bling, shine
Top tip Tuesday 78: sparkles galore
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 21: clean and simple
ABC Christmas: K for keep it simple
Deep ocean 27: sewing
Frosted fabulous Friday: stitching
Sweet stampin: all stitched up
Christmas stampin all year long 14: anything goes
Digital Tuesday 163: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
52 card pick up 23
Inspire me Fridays 62

Skating winter bird

For this card I've used another  Bugaboo stamps supplied for my  CHNC challenge 76  'feature a creature' called 'winter birds skate'. I've coloured with copics, rounded the corners and matted on to a gold mirror card shape (with poor light the indoor photo doesn't show the gold mirror to advantage).

I've followed the sketch for Festive Friday 22:


I've used an offcut of woodgrain card for the chevron shape that was originally white and coloured with tea dye DI - this is for Hotshot craft 9: distress inks, also Our creative corner: your favourite Tim Holtz technique (using distress inks). The spotted background paper was from my offcuts box, so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 24 and also for Hiding in my craftroom 49: super scraps Saturday. The woodgrain is for Christmas card challenges week 28, also for 365 cards day 91: imagine this: wood.


This is also for:

Jingle belles: inspired by a song - When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along
Creative card crew 12: song inspired - When the red, red robin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along
Christmas stampin all year long 14: anything goes
Pile it on 24: let's get outdoors
Bizzy Becs June: bright and cheery cards
Friday mashup 62: it's for the birds
Whimsy 42: things with wings
LiaStampz 18: things with wings
Little Miss Muffet 36: rainbows, clouds or wings
Southern girls 46: things with wings
The paper shelter 67: going dottie
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 21: clean and simple
ABC Christmas: K for keep it simple
Digital Tuesday 163: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Bunny Zoe 24: anything goes
52 card pick up 23
Inspire me Fridays 62