Friday, 13 July 2012

Floral silhouette

This is for the sketch for Totally Gorjuss 139:


I've used colours for Hiding in my craft room 53 colour challenge to use old olive, summer sun, certainly celery.

Papers are 'summer goodness' by Raspberry Road designs and include snippets for Pixie's crafty snippets 28.

I've stamped with the Penny Black floral silhouette using brilliance pearlescent ivy and added some sparkly gemstones. This is for Penny Black 209: summertime, also Penny Black and more at Allsorts July: summer blooms.

Not a good photo because of night time flash.


This is also for:

Daring cardmakers: lace & pearls
Craft your days away 49: doilies & lace
Emerald faerie garden 28: lace
Alphabet: L for lace
The cheerful stamp pad 47: silhouettes
The stamp man: anything goes/summer colours
Simon says stamp and show: layered
Totally papercrafts 125: lots of layers
Cupcake craftroom: layers
Cardmakin mamas 49: rubber - bursting out the rubber - rubber stamps
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: stamping
Soartful: all that glitters or is shiny/sparkly
Stampin' sisters in Christ 147: follow this plan - at least 1 circle, at least 2 different papers and at lease 1 embellishment
Stamp dreams 141: flowers
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Black and gold Christmas

For this card I've used the lovely Memory Box flowering Christmas tree die. I ran the gold paper through the Xyron before using the die so that the fiddly bits were sticky.

This is one of those difficult to photograph cards because the tree is matted on to a piece of black stardream card that is sparkly.


This is for:

Less is more 75: colour: gold
Card crafters circle 31: Christmas in July
CAS-ual Friday 61: let's strip - use strips of colour
Samuel Taylors July: die cuts

Lazy cats and lace

I've just made this step card with yet more of the MCS everyday essentials supplies, adding my own lace.

This was inspired by The shabby tea room 122: elegance and lace, where this photo was given and we were asked to use white/cream, kraft, pink and lace:





This is also for:

Cards und more 60: pink/lace/no flowers
Emerald faerie garden 28: lace
Alphabet: L for lace
Gingerloft 44: fancy folds
Shopping our stash 59: extra fold or pleats
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Here's that cat again

Another card featuring the cosy cat on a cushion, this time raised up inside the A5 card with a latticed window open out on the front.



This is for:

Alota: looking through a window
Ooh la la 109: whiskers
My time to craft 183: it's raining cats & dogs
LEJ designs 11: animals
Our creative corner: party - birthday
Crafty creations 178: free for alls
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Floral fold

Yet another card using the MCS everyday essentials kit.

Colours are for Critter 123:




This is for:

Gingerloft 44: fancy folds
Shopping our stash 59: extra fold or pleats
Alota: looking through a window
Kreativer Basel blog 1: purple/lilac
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28


More cosy cats

Another couple of cards featuring the cats from the pets elements of the MCS kit. These are window aperture cards.




These are for:

Alota: looking through a window
Ooh la la 109: whiskers
My time to craft 183: it's raining cats & dogs
LEJ designs 11: animals
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Wishing you love and happiness

A monochrome brown card made with some of the antique section of the MCS everyday essentials kit, using a dark brown card blank. The oval tags held with brads can move from side to side.


This is for:

Blog a doodle: monochrome
Here come the boys 31: tag on a card
Our craft lounge 125: use a tag on your project
Paperminutes 225: shabby chic/vintage
Always crafting creative Mondays 11: for men
Nutcrafters 22: one for the boys
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Two kinds of windows

I'm still blogging cards made the other day from the MCS everyday essentials kit. This time there is a fancy fold card and a window aperture card, both from the antique section.

The first card is for:

Gingerloft 44: fancy folds
Shopping our stash 59: extra fold or pleats




Both cards are for:

Alota: looking through a window
Blog a doodle: monochrome
Whimsy 47: monochromatic
Paperminutes 225: shabby chic/vintage
Always crafting creative Mondays 11: for men
Nutcrafters 22: one for the boys
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes

Especially for you

Another card made the other day using MCS everyday essentials supplies with a dark brown card blank.



This is for:

Blog a doodle: monochrome
Whimsy 47: monochromatic
Paperminutes 225: shabby chic/vintage
Always crafting creative Mondays 11: for men
Nutcrafters 22: one for the boys
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Antique just for you

Elements from 'antique' MCS everyday essentials, using a navy blue card blank.


This is for:

Paperminutes 225: shabby chic/vintage
Always crafting creative Mondays 11: for men
Nutcrafters 22: one for the boys
Sisterhood of crafters: let's hear it for the boys
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Windows on Paris

A couple of cards I made the other day using elements once again from the travel section of the MCS everyday essentials kit.

They are both window aperture cards so that the die cut image is on the inside of the card.

The first card is for Cards for men 14: happy birthday.



These are for:

Alota: looking through a window
Blog a doodle: monochrome
Whimsy 47: monochromatic
Always crafting creative Mondays 11: for men
Nutcrafters 22: one for the boys
Sisterhood of crafters: let's hear it for the boys
Kaboodle 127: anything French
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 97
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28

Suzie' 365 photos catch up

Because I've been poorly I haven't been taking part in Suzie's 365 photos for the past ten days. I did actually take two or three photos, but didn't get round to blogging them.

So this is a catch up before I get further behind.

Day 186: dangerous - dangerous to exceed the stated dose


Day 187: empty - lovely to have an empty linen basket


Day 188: modern - I no longer have a newspaper delivered - I synch my iPad every morning to see the Daily Mail


Day 189: past its prime - this pear is past its prime


Day 190: broken - this Country Lines collection 'river crossing' belonged to my dad - he loved trains - the bush on the right hand side got knocked and is broken


Day 191: delicate - John's nieces gave us this lovely delicate ornament as part of our wedding present - it's only lasted 21 years because it's housed safely in a cabinet


Day 192: shiny - salt and pepper


Day 193: cold - inside the freezer


Day 194: motorised - no explanation needed


Day 195: flower - no fresh flowers here, so this is a flower ring that was at the base of a candle on the table at our wedding reception - some of the flowers were burgundy but have faded over the years


The quality of the photos leaves a lot to be desired, but my excuse is that I'm still poorly!