Saturday, 4 August 2012

When life gives you lemons ...

... make lemonade

I was asked to make another card with this saying. I found the lemonad picture and the clipart saying, put them together and mounted them on to a scrap piece of Papermania lemon sorbet paper. The background paper is from a pad by Raspberry Road papers. I cut into the design in three places to slot the checked paper into. With the addition of the flowers and the gems, the card was done.

Inspired by the yellow colours of the inspiration picture given for Alota 88:



This is for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Stamp dreams 144: fruit/vegetable
By the cute and girly August: fruity
Crafty creations 181: cool summer treats
Divas by design 46: flowers
Squigglefly 3012: speak to me - add a saying to your card
Pixie's crafty snippets 31
Squiggle stamps: stash attack - I used offcuts and paper that had been supplied with a magazine
Our creative corner: bling bling
Simply create too 19: anything goes
Jackson's digital expressions: anything goes 16
Amusing challenges: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Make it Monday 100

CHNC challenge 84: favourite colour(s)

We're into August now and getting nearer to the time when some people start thinking about making Christmas cards. Of course, some of us have been making them all year, which is why I started my CHNC blog at the beginning of last year so that I wouldn't be panicking towards the end of the year.

So it's time for CHNC challenge 84 which is to use your favourite colour(s) - couldn't be simpler!

I love using purple in cardmaking, particularly for Christmas cards. I've kept my card simple and have used card and other bits from the 'classic' section of the Hunkadory luxury card collection. I added a heart that has been in my Christmas bits box for a few years (originally came with a Kanban kit), which I mounted on silver mirror card and added some silver and lilac gems.


This is also for:

Cutie pie 23: Christmas in July
Lexi 70: Christmas in July
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Christmas card challenges week 35: no stamping
The crafty pad 181: things with wings
Cute card Thursday 228: clean & simple
Totally papercrafts 128: monochrome
Stamp n doodle: use your favourite colour
CASology 4: bird
Crafty mess 14: birds
Our creative corner: bling bling
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 100