Monday, 11 June 2012

Steampunk ballet

This was generated digitally, combining the background image from My Craft Studio Tinkering with steampunk with a clipart ballet image imported from Publisher. I applied a transparent fade around the clipart except for the ballet dancers themselves.

This is for the CD Sunday challenge: beautiful ballerinas, also for City crafter 112: Coppelia (ballerina):


This is also for:

365 cards day 101: imagine this: dancing
Crafty mess 10: fantasy
Incy wincy: use more than one digi
Divas by design 38: chocolate
Digital Tuesday 163: anything goes
Craft your passion 114: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Make it Monday 93
52 card pick up 23
Inspire me Fridays 62

White wedding wishes

This is a white on white card (always difficult to get a decent photo, especially when it's raining and light is so poor, but hey ho!).

It's for Crafty sentiments: white on white, also Flourishes timeless 172: white card for wedding.

The Anita stamped image was inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver. This is matted on to some stardream white card, which is then matted on to a square that has been embossed with spots with a crafts too embossing folder. I then added the lace overlaid with ribbon, the sentiment, flowers and pearls, all backed on to another piece of stardream white. All pieces of card were from my white offcuts box, so this i8s another for Pixie's crafty snippets 24 and also for Hiding in my craftroom 49: super scraps Saturday.

I've used embossing (both heat and dry) and dots, so this is good for Cards und more 57.


This is also for:

Crafty creations 173: wedding or anniversary
Bloggers challenge: anniversary cards (think this would be suitable for either wedding or anniversary)
Perfect sentiments 35: lacy romance
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings) technique: hot embossing
Ribbon girl: use ribbon or lace
Robyn's fetish 111: add some lace
All kinds of cards 55: pearls and lace
Crafts and me: lace
Really reasonable ribbon 49: flowers & ribbon
Crafty calendar June: flowers in bloom with optional extra of swirls/flourishes
Let's ink it up 24: use your favourite embellishments (flowers, ribbon, lace, pearls)
Creative Friday: pearls
Crafter's cafe blog 5: pearls and swirls
Crafting for all seasons 28: many layers
Victorine 35: texture
Playing in paradise 70: texture
Whoopsi Daisy: bling
Party time Tuesday 71: royal challenge, sparkle, bling, shine
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: blingage
Card and scrap 33: bling
4 crafty chicks 93: monochromatic
Crop stop 75: monochromatic is in
Truly madly crafty June: monochrome
Simon says stamp and show: anything goes
Craft your passion 114: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Make it Monday 93
52 card pick up 23
Inspire me Fridays 62

Suzie's 365 photos days 163: aged

I had to chuckle when I saw Suzie's photo prompt for today - day 163: aged - there was no way that I was going to put a photo of myself, although that would certainly be fine for 'aged', then I thought of showing a photo of John, who is older than me .... but in the end I've opted to show a photo of my oldest cookery book which was given to me in 1964 - you can tell that it has been well used:


I thought I'd just show you a peep inside - at the time this book was published pressure cookers were being used quite a bit (I confess that I was never keen because of all the steam ... scary!!) - before the age of microwaves.


A lot of the information is outdated now, but there are lots of recipes that are still very useful to refer to - the book still gets used from time to time.

Suzie's 365 photos day 162: neglected

When I saw yesterday's prompt for Suzie's day 162: neglected, it didn't take long for me to decide what to photograph - my cricut has been neglected recently - I really should use it more than I do: