Saturday, 21 July 2012

Oh Christmas tree

This card is based on the sketch for Card Positioning Systems 274:


The background paper is an offcut of some that was free with a magazine, with a snippet of another paper across the top. The image is a digital one from Charmed cards and crafts, mounted on to a Kanban frame. The circular sentiment is from Anna Griffin.


This is also for:

Hotshot 10: Kanban
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got - Christmas
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 117: Christmas in July
PaperPlay 29: Christmas in July
Delightful: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 148: Christmas in July
Die cuttin' divas 74: Christmas in July
There she goes 165: Christmas in July
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): Christmas in July
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Hooked on crafts 22: Christmas in July
2 sisters 101: Christmas in July (I didn't go for the option!)
Crafter's companion 26: ho ho ho Christmas
Clear it out: Christmas in July - something red or green or both
Cardmadfairy's digi days 38: Christmas in July
Paperminutes 226: only patterns and ornaments
Crazy amigo: free theme
Jackson's digital expressions: anything goes 15

Sassy Suzi Christmas red

I never get tired of using this Greeting Farm wild sprouts 'sassy Suzi' stamp - I stamped with memento tuxedo black, coloured with copics and highlighted the fur on her coat with stickles glitter glue. I torn round the image with a perspex oval template and edged with copic red.

The backing paper is a piece that was free with Making Cards magazine quite a while ago and the spotty ribbon, flowers and sentiment are from stash.

I've used the sketch for Anyone for Anya super Sunday sketch:



This is another card for my own CHNC challenge 82.

It is also for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Great impressions July: show us your best stay in the lines colouring
Sweet stampin: monochromatic
Totally stampalicious: Christmas in July
Stampavie and more 172: Christmas in summer
Stampin with the dragon: Christmas in July
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got - Christmas
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 117: Christmas in July
PaperPlay 29: Christmas in July
Delightful: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 148: Christmas in July
Die cuttin' divas 74: Christmas in July
There she goes 165: Christmas in July
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): Christmas in July
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Hooked on crafts 22: Christmas in July
2 sisters 101: Christmas in July (I didn't go for the option!)
Crafter's companion 26: ho ho ho Christmas
Jingle belles: red or green
Christmas cards all year round July: Christmas flowers
Clear it out: Christmas in July - something red or green or both
Bizzy Becs July: flower power
Papertake: all things girlie
Hiding in my craftroom 55: let's see those layers (5 layers including the flowers and sentiment)
Crazy amigo: free theme

Simply blue

This is a simple card made with old HOTP papers - the one with little flowers on is actually vellum. And, yes, there's a peel off sentiment and a couple of peel off strips at the top and middle.


This is for:

CASology 2: Happy
Crazy amigo: free theme

For someone special

I was asked some time ago to make this card, but never got round to blogging it. I think it's good for Addicted to stamps 34 : for someone special.

The photo isn't a very good one - for some reason a bit of the right hand side of the card is chopped off - the dymo tape wasn't really so near to the edge. The little hearts on the bigger heart and on the starry tag are brads as is the flower in the centee of the cluster of flowers.

The card and papers used are from Kanban stock that I bought quite some years ago.


This is also for:

Mishelflo's July challenge: happy blooming birthday
Crafty creations 179: tags
Card and scrap 35: wings
Hotshot 10: Kanban
Crazy amigo: free theme

Simply leaves

This is a cut out picture of leaves (recycled from an old card) mounted on to a green card blank with a few butterflies added and a couple of die cut leaves, with the addition of a peel off sentiment (yes, I still have a few!).


This is for:

Totally Gorjuss 141: leaf it in
Polka doodles 29: go green & recycle
Card and scrap 35: wings
Crafty catz 142: monochromatic
Bloggers challenge: die cuts
Crazy amigo: free theme

Suzie's 365 photos day 203: three's a crowd

I've had to resort to a photo that I took some years ago for today's 'three's a crowd' for Suzie's day 203.

Indeed, this was quite a time ago because sadly two of these dogs are no longer with us.

We were visiting our son and daughter-in-law's and John is with his guide dog, Oscar. Willow is in the front and Boxie is trying to get in on the act at the back, but I think he realises that 'three's a crowd'!


CHNC challenge 82: monochrome

The week's go by so quickly and here we are getting towards the end of July already. If you haven't yet started thinking about making Christmas cards perhaps you can be tempted to do so by going over to my CHNC challenge 82 - this week I'm asking to see monochromatic cards, either black and white or mainly various shades of one colour.

This is my card for the challenge, using 'sliding penguins' digital stamp from Digi Doodle Shop who are this week's sponsors of CHNC challenge 82.

I've used Merry Monday sketch 16 for my card which is my third entry for Merry Monday sketch with a twist, where we were asked to use any of their past sketches and make 4 cards during the month of July.


I used a black card blank and three strips of white and silver Kanban card. I coloured the penguins with copics (not that there was much colouring to do) and added stickles glitter glue on the snow drifts. The sentiment was generated on computer and printed. The snowflakes were cut with a Woodware punch.



This is also for:

Marker pop 3: black and white
Creative card crew 15: black card stock
Crimbo crackers 20: penguins (or animals)
Christmas stampin all year long 20: sketch - any sketch you like
Ruby's rainbow 33: cute animals
Charisma cardz 28: your favourite animal - I love penguins on Christmas cards
Creative craft world July mini challenge: monochrome
52 card pick up 29