Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Oh Christmas tree

I received my Papercraft Inspirations magazine through the post today (I keep meaning to cancel the subscription, but never seem to getting round to doing it) - anyway, there was a 'free' chipboard tree, twine and some stickers with gems with it and I thought I would use them rather than put them away forever.

So this is a card for Always playing with paper merry Monday sketch 30:


I used snippets from my Christmas offcuts box, so this is another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 35.

The red glittered panel on the left is a piece left over from a Christmas cracker a couple of seasons ago, so this is for Little red wagon 147: upcycle, also Our creative corner: recycle it with a pop of green (twine around the branches).


This is also for:

Crafty creations 184: gems and twine
The crafty pad 185: twine
Alota 89: tree challenge
Creative card crew 18: Christmas
Willow sketchie: Christmas in August
Challenge up your life 76: Christmas in summer
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Rudolph day August
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: chipboard
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - using up snippets
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party

Simply with sympathy

I made the previous card using scraps from a 12 x 12 DCWV Mariposa paper that was cut into recently and I still had a fair amount over. I decided to add a bit of interest by cutting the paper into three panels, distressing the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink applied lightly with an inkylicious dusting brush and adding another textured rub on, mounting on to a deep brown card blank.

The photo has made the card look a bit curved because it wasn't lying quite flat enough.


This is for:

Pile it on 35: I spy something with P - panels
Pixie's crafty snippets 35
Crafts and me 98: autumn colours
My craft spot 68: hope is rising - sympathy and encouragement
Pink elephant 163: sympathy/thinking of you
The sisterhood of crafters: sympathy
Fab n funky 135: use leaves somewhere
Catered crop: no stress to distress
Twisted Tuesday 21: cooling off (autumnal feel to the air) + inked edges
Paper and such: wings n things
Creative Belli 150: winged things
Deep ocean 33: things with wings
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - using up snippets
Everybody art 202: anything goes
LEJ 18: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party

Autumnal sympathy

This is for The house that stamps built what if A2212 sketch:


Colours inspired by LiaStampz 23:


This is my first venture this week into the playground for Pixie's crafty snippets 35, using square offcuts of some DCWV Mariposa paper that I used the other day - this has a light green background with some lightly printed text and leaves etc. I stamped four My Mind's Eye wild asparagus stamps inked with memento rich cocoa, dusted the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink using one of my inkalycious blending brushes and then edged with the memento cocoa bean.

The sentiment is a textured rub on by Creata impressions.

I don't know why, but it was very difficult to get a photo of this card - the brown card blank is very dark IRL and the spiced marmalade looks more orange, but this is the rest I could do:


This is also for:

Crafts and me 98: autumn colours
My craft spot 68: hope is rising - sympathy and encouragement
Pink elephant 163: sympathy/thinking of you
The sisterhood of crafters: sympathy
Fab n funky 135: use leaves somewhere
Catered crop: no stress to distress
Twisted Tuesday 21: cooling off (autumnal feel to the air) + inked edges
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
QKR 2: anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - using up snippets
Everybody art 202: anything goes
LEJ 18: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 83: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party


Colour crazy

Sadly, this is my last week as a Guest Designer on Tuesday Throwdown - I've so enjoyed my time with them and am very grateful for being invited.

Today's challenge 113 is 'colour crazy'. I've chosen to use mainly orange and purple as my colour scheme, something that isn't used together too often.

The image, coloured with copics, was supplied by Digital Delights who are sponsoring the Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

For the background of my card I used a piece of Basic Grey wisteria, colouring the cream flowers with an orange copic and also colouring the inside of the purple flowers. I've sometimes used glitter on patterned paper before, but I can't remember that I've ever actually coloured anything in, so this is a 'first'.

The matting layers behind the image were die cut with a nestie using my cuttlebug.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed.

Colours were inspired by the photo supplied for For your inspiration 36:



This is also for:

Basic Grey 75: anything goes (using wisteria paper)
One stitch at a time 128: use a digi
Stampin' sisters in Christ 154: use punches, dies or shapes of any kind
Jackson's digital 20: anything goes
Pink gem 53: animals or teddies
Mad for markers: anything goes
My heart pieces digital stamp challenge: show us your favourite colour (I love crafting with purple)
Cardmakin mamas 51: try something new (colouring on the patterned paper)
QKR 2: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 33: anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - the BG paper is old
Everybody art 202: anything goes
LEJ 18: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 83: anything goes
Forever friends 43: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party