Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Relax! It's your birthday!

Having made the previous two cards with some of the remains of the Kanban everyday essentials kit, I just had to make this one - mainly because I accidentally put adhesive on the back of the shaped piece that I've used for the middle when I was making the previous card - so I couldn't put it away. The only trouble was that I have very little of the kit left, so I've used bits and pieces of it to create this card - a true concoction made with snippets! (actually I still have one or two odd bits left, so I'll have to find other stuff to go with those to use them up - don't like to throw anything away!).


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 31
Squiggle stamps: stash attack
Crafty sentiments: clean and simple
Cute card Thursday 228: clean & simple
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101

To mew from meow

This is another card using some of the remains of the Kanban everyday essentials kit from the 'pet' section.

The three ovals held in place by brads aren't glued down so they can move and swing. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be a Guest Designer on Tuesday Throwdown for the month of August,  so I've already shown a card for challenge 110: on the move (you can see it here), but I'm also submitting this card for the challenge.


This is also for:

Crafty sentiments: clean and simple
Cute card Thursday 228: clean & simple
Pile it on 32: add some metal
Crafty pad 182: show some metal (brads)
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101

Inspiration kitty

This is for Simon says 'inspiration kitty' challenge where this photo was given:

The striped paper is an offcut - another for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and Squiggle stamps: stash attack. The spotted ribbon is from stash and the other components are from the Kanban everyday essentials kit.


This is also for:

Cutie pie 24: spots & stripes
Crafty ribbons 25: seeing spots and dots
Corrosive 155: they say it's your birthday
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Pink elephant 160: ribbon
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101

Miss you

This card is for Stampotique 59: birds and buttons, using the lovely 'bird legs' stamp by Janet Klein, coloured with copics, adding two tiny buttons on to the shoes.

The papers are from my offcuts box, another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and Squiggle stamps: stash attack. Flower ribbon and sentiment from stash.


This is also for:

Crafty mess 14: birds
That craft place: things with wings
Clearlyistamp 57: things with wings
Penny Black and more at Allsorts August: whiskers and/or wings
Cutie pie 24: spots & stripes
CCEE 1231: include red
Do you stack up 83: polka dots

Green with envy

Before I show my latest card I just want to thank those who visit my blog and leave comments - they are all very much appreciated. And thank you to all my followers - when I started this post I had reached 400 followers (how on earth did that happen?) and now I notice that there are 401 - thank you, everyone, for your interest in my little crafting corner of the internet.

This is for sketch for All kinds of cards 59:


I've chosen shades of green for Crafts and me 95: green with envy, also for Lollipop crafts: monochromatic and Totally papercrafts 128: monochrome.

I used all offcuts, so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and Squiggle stamps: stash attack.

The stamp is from a Kanban set, ribbon, gems, flowers etc from stash.


This is also for:

Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
DCC & friends 1: anything goes
There's magic in the air magical Monday: decorate with doilies
It's all about the vintage and beauty 24: doilies
Creative stamp friends 57: scene stamp
Waste not Wednesdays 28 (although the stamp is old I confess that it had never been inked before)
Oldie but a goodie: friends (I used a stamp that is more than six months old)
Crafty sentiments 43: girlfriends
Little red wagon 144: girlfriends
Fairytale 47: friends
Crafter's companion August 27: best friends
Gingerloft 45: silhouettes
Tammy scraping corner 22: show us your bling
Victorine 40: bling
Emerald faerie garden 29: bling
Our creative corner: bling bling
Really reasonable ribbon 53: bling with ribbon
Lexi 71: sparkle and shine
Bearly mine: it's all sparkle & shine this week
The paper shelter 75: glitz and glimmer
Pink elephant 160: ribbon
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101

Guest designer for Tuesday Throwdown

I was surprised and delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer for Tuesday Throwdown for the month of August.

So this is my first card for them, for today's challenge 110 'On the move'. I was supplied with 'choochoocharlie', a digital image from Robyn's Fetish who are sponsoring the challenge. Please click on the link to the challenge to see the wonderful crafting of the team and join in.

I decided to make a moving 'waterfall' card, splitting the image up so that I could use it on the invididual squares, repeating one for the final one and adding a peel off sentiment (I meant to print the 'Happy Birthday' before putting the card together, but I forgot, so I rescued the situation with the peel off).

The printed pictures were coloured with copics. The background paper is Basic Grey Oh baby boy 'porter'. Because the card will be given to a youngster I deliberately didn't use brads to hold down the bar at the bottom, but used adhesive instead - this was fine because the card was wide enough to allow for this. I used some sticky ribbon that I've had for some time to add a bit more colour to the strip at the bottom and also to create a little pull tag.

Everything was then mounted on to a red card blank.





I'm also entering this into the following challenges:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Here comes the boys 33: boys toys
Sassy Cheryl 127: all about the boys
Hiding in my craftroom 51: masculine birthday
Basic grey 74: bright and bold (the background paper is BG Oh baby boy porter)
Going grey with Scrap-creations: D - for digital images and 'down' (the waterfall effect)
Desert island crafts 35: I chose: red, lots of layers, something that moves
PaperPlay 31: layer it up
Corrosive 155: they say it's your birthday
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Stampavie & more 173: birthday
Delightful: delightful birthday
DL.Art: happy birthday
Marker pop colouring challenge 4: bright colours
CCEE 1231: include red
Pink elephant 160: ribbon
Creative belli 149: vacation/travel - the ribbon and background paper were old and forgotten
Jackson's digital expressions 17
My heart pieces: use designer paper
Mema's crafts August: anything goes with a twist of red
Papertake: anything goes
No matter which 1: anything goes
Craft your passion 122: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101