Saturday, 7 July 2012

The last step fold card for now

This is the last of a bunch of four easy cards I put together using 'all wrapped up' supplies by Kanban. The theory was to try and take my mind off the pain and burning sensation of shingles in my head and face ... it didn't really work, but at least I've made some cards! Once again, there is an acetate domed image over the underneath image.


This is for:

Paperminutes 224: stair step fold
Fussy & fancy 66: fancy folds
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Through the craftroom door: Christmas in July
Hooked on craft 22: Christmas in July
Crafter's companion 26: ho ho ho Christmas
2 sisters 99: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: have yourself a very vintage Christmas
The sisterhood of crafters: seeing stars
Crafty bloggers network 1: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 21: anything goes
Whimsy 46: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Catch the bug July: anything goes
Make it Monday 96
Inspire me Fridays 66
52 card pick up week 27

And another step fold card

These cards really are easy, but quite effective I think - just the sort of thing to make when you feel poorly and can't concentrate on anything much.

So here is another step fold card using Kanban 'all wrapped up' supplies - once again this has a printed domed acetate overlaying the image underneath.


This is for:

Paperminutes 224: stair step fold
Fussy & fancy 66: fancy folds
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Through the craftroom door: Christmas in July
Hooked on craft 22: Christmas in July
Crafter's companion 26: ho ho ho Christmas
Crimbo crackers 19: buildings (the picture is of a church)
Christmas card challenges week 31: monochromatic
Craft punked 27: monochrome
2 sisters 99: Christmas in July +option: no red or green

Another step fold card

This is another quick make using Kanban 'all wrapped up' supplies. This is another card for my own CHNC challenge 80: snowmen. This time there is an oval acetate dome over the snowman image, printed with the same image.


It's also for:

Paperminutes 224: stair step fold
Fussy & fancy 66: fancy folds
Christmas crafting 13: two or more folds
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Through the craftroom door: Christmas in July
Hooked on craft 22: Christmas in July
Crafter's companion 26: ho ho ho Christmas
Christmas card challenges week 31: monochromatic
Craft punked 27: monochrome

Easy card for a difficult day

The pain in my head/face from shingles is getting to me big time, so I've tried a little crafting to see if it can distract me for a while. So this is an easy card made with a ready prepared step card - all supplies are from  Kanban 'all wrapped up for Christmas'. The panel with Santa has an acetate overlay that matches up with the underneath card.


This is for:

Paperminutes 224: stair step fold
Fussy & fancy 66: fancy folds
Christmas crafting 13: two or more folds
Annabelle: say it with snowflakes
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Through the craftroom door: Christmas in July
Hooked on craft 22: Christmas in July

Another get well card

Having made the previous card for my brother using the Charmed cards & craft Nurse Dottie digital image, I printed out another and used for another quick get well card. This time I've used a couple of snippet pieces of card at the sides and some sticky ribbons.

This inspiration picture was given for Skipping stones 135, so I've gone with the red, white and blue theme:


Also the red, white and blue theme from Just inspirational 36:



This is for:

CAS-ual Friday 60: text me
Catch the bug July: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: what the text

Get well card

It never rains but it pours! So it seems in our family atm. As regular visitors to my blog know, I've got shingles. Yesterday my brother had a fall and has broken his hip - he is having an op today to pin and plate it.

I wanted to get a card into the post for him, but not feeling up to much, so I've used a quick Nurse Dottie digital image that I got long ago from Charmed Cards & Crafts, adding my own sentiment. I hope his nurses are a bit more gentle than this one looks! I've just added a piece of stitched ribbon and a few medical bits from Jolees stickers.


I didn't deliberately set out to make a red, white and blue card ... it just sort of happened and then I realised how many challenges there are this week with that theme.

So I'm linking this for the following challenges:

Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): red, white, blue
Gingerloft 43: red, white and blue
Order of the opus gluei 134: my country's colours: red, white and blue
Sentimental Sundays 109: be patriotic: red, white and blue
Squiggle stamps: red, white & blue
Incy wincy: patriotism - colours of my country: red, white and blue
Party time 75: patriotic - show your country's colours: red, white, blue
Divas by design 42: red, white and blue
Penny's 83: red, white and blue
Perfect sentiments 39: anything goes with red, white & blue
Scrappy frogs: red, white and blue
Pattie's 47: red, white and blue
Raise the bar 108: red, white and blue
Allsorts 162: red, white and blue
Crazy 4 challenges 144: colours of your flag: red, white and blue
S J crafts 6: red, white and blue
I brake for challenges: I brake for red, white and blue
Unique crafters 5: patriotic: red, white and blue
Wags n whiskers 83: red, white & blue
Just some lines: let's keep it clean and simple
One stitch at a time 120: use a digi
Jackson's digital 14: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network 1: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sassy Cheryl 122: anything goes
Tuesday alchemy 21: anything goes
Whimsy 46: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Mema's crafts July: anything goes
Make it Monday 96
Inspire me Fridays 66
52 card pick up week 27

CHNC challenge 80: snowmen

As I've been poorly this week with shingles I haven't managed any crafting, but have made the effort to produce a card for my CHNC challenge 80 which starts today. Please click on the link and read up about this week's challenge and also welcome Catherine as my Guest Designer for July.

The theme this week is 'snowmen' and the challenge is being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish, who kindly supplied the 'Chester da snowman' image that I've used. I coloured the image with copics.

All papers are from my Christmas offcuts box - the pink background is Papermania, the brown paper with silver glitter is Anna Griffin and the strips with stars is My Mind's Eye lost and found Christmas - an opportunity to pop into the playground at Pixie's crafty snippets 27 (sorry that I've not been playing this week, too poorly with shingles).

I used the sketch for Sparkles forum Christmas challenge 18:


Colours are for Festive Friday 26:



This is also for:

Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Ladybug: Christmas in July
Through the craftroom door: Christmas in July
Hooked on craft 22: Christmas in July
Crafter's cafe blog 6: Christmas in July - non traditional colours
Holly jolly Christmas challenge: acrostic Christmas challenge - I've used C for colouring with copics, H for heart, T for text paper and S for snowman, stars and sentiment.