Wednesday, 29 August 2012

School notebook

This is another altered notebook that I did a while ago and didn't blog at the time.

I used an offcut of pink checked card as the background and stickers from Poundland - couldn't be easier, but another one to sell for Tearfund.

Cupcake inspirations 175 has a 'back to school' theme with the picture given:



This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 35
Papercraft star 110: back to school
Lexi 72: back to school or college
Lollipop crafts 88: back to school
Paper pretties Monday 54: back to school
Crazy amigo: back to school
Sassy Cheryl 130: back 2 school
Creative Belli 151: back to school (using old and forgotten card and stickers)
Crop stop 86: back to school
Fussy & fancy 70: back to school
Raise the bar: back to school
Simply create too 20: back to school
Just some lines: let's go back to school
My Sheri 92: back to school
Pile it on 35: I spy something with P - push pins
Robyn's fetish 122: anything but a card
Allsorts 169: it's a gift - anything but a card
Top tip Tuesday 84: birthday gifts - nice little gift for a child
Simon says: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 33: anything goes
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - snippet of card used for background and some fairly old stickers used
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party

WOYWW 169

Wednesday has come round again and I'm a bit late in the day to show what's on my desk, but here I am now.

I held the camera high above the desk and clicked, so the photos are at a bit of an odd angle.

Why am I showing these? It's for WOYWW 169 - if you don't know what I'm on about, click on the link ... and join in - it's good fun and great to have the opportunity to see what others are doing in their crafty spaces.

To my left: you can just see some of my birthday cards received last week - it's a bigger pile that's out of the picture - I hope to eventually show them on my blog. Then there's some cards I've made in the last day or so, a magazine, some items received in the post today - including a card put through with the post to say the postman couldn't deliver an item because there is a fee to pay - ouch! You can also see a stap that's out ready to use (whenever!) and the pan pastels are still waiting to be tried. Lodged against the computer monitor is a postcard received in a swap this morning - you can see it better here.


To my right - some bits and pieces waiting to be put way, a bag for paper pieces to be recycled (no chocolate in the bag) and one of my boxes of acrylic and unmounted stamps.


Thanks to everyone who visits me and leaves comments - so much appreciated.

Card with lace

I've had this piece of very wide lace for as long as I can remember and I thought it was about time I did something with it:


I wrapped a piece of the lace around a square offcut of silver mirror card and then mounted on to a piece of Basic Grey cappella paper. The triangles in the corners and the middle of the flowers were cut from Basic Grey green at heart paper, the larger flowers were cut from some offcuts - the flowers being cut with nestabilities through my cuttlebug.

Colours are for Color throwdown 207 (I'm disappointed that the lace doesn't look so strong a peach colour as it does in real life - it really is a deeper, richer colour peach - it must be 'operator error' with my new camera):


I then added a fair number of bright pink gems.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 35
Charisma cardz 33: lace
Come and get it: show us your flowers
Cupcake craft 207: flowers
Love to create 30: hand made flowers
The house that stamps built DCC829: flowers challenge
Basic grey 75: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 113: color crazy - colours I wouldn't usually think of using together
Penny's 91: sparkle and shine

Jungle notebook

This is a notebook I altered a while ago, but never got round to blogging. Note to self: need to make more soon ready for Tearfund sale early October (and the weeks go by so quickly!).

The background paper is an offcut of some that was rescued from the inside of a large envelope (wish there were more envies like this!), so this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 35, also for Our creative corner: recycle it with a pop of green.

Stickers were from Poundland.


This is also for:

Robyn's fetish 122: anything but a card
Allsorts 169: it's a gift - anything but a card
Top tip Tuesday 84: birthday gifts - nice little gift for a child
Pink gem 53: animals or teddies
Great impressions August: a walk on the wild side
Creative cutter room: googly eye challenge
Forever friends 43: anything goes
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - inside of an envelope recycled and used some quite old stickers
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party

Postcard swap received

Having just shown the postcard that I sent to Gez for the BF forum swap, I've just received this delightfully gorgeous postcard from Karen:


The butterflies glisten beautifully.

I'm going to put this somewhere where I can see it to remind me to have some me time.

Postcard swap

I took part in a postcard swap on the Bubbly Funk forum and sent mine to my dear friend, Gez - please visit her blog here to see the wonderful crafting that she produces - her creativity and talent will take your breath away.

There was a choice of two themes, both inspired by the forum header:

Use any combination of butterflies, lace, bubbles and music
OR
Use at least three of these colours: pale green, pink, grey, black and ivory

As you can see, I went for the colours, but also added butterflies.

I stamped 'rose postcard by Hardenbrook studio, inking with memento tuxedo black and colouring with copics (and one marvy le plume alcohol pen). The butterfly stamps are a couple I've had for ages.

The picture given for Just inspirational 43 showed roses, so this is for that:


This week's challenge on Clear it out is ... well, a challenge (yes, I know the clue is in the word - lol) ... this is what it said:

Our theme is : inspiration (create a project based on something that inspires you-a card, a person, a place, anything) ****to be eligible to win this week you must show us your project AND a picture of what inspired you - Our stash item is: something glittery! 

Well, I was inspired by the Bubbly Funk forum postcard swap (you can read about it here) and the theme given for that - and I used glossy accents which glistens - and, of course, for Clear it out the idea is to use something old ... well, I had the stamp for a long while (much loved).
I added some glossy accents here and there on the rose and butterflies.



Unfortunately, this photo doesn't really show the pale pink in the background:


I've heard from Gez that she's received this, so I know I'm safe to show it now.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Pile it on 35: I spy something with P - postcard and pink
Deep ocean 33: things with wings
Cupcake craft 207: flowers
The house that stamps built DCC829: flowers challenge
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Penny's 91: sparkle and shine (glossy accents)
Scrapalicious: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Mad for markers August: anything goes
Everybody art 202: 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