Thursday, 27 September 2012

Simply distressed

As I was rummaging through a box of papers etc I came across some heart aperture cards and a heart shaped image that I've rescued long ago from a card received. I distressed the embossing and front of the card with fired brick distress ink using a inkylicious blending brush, stuck the heart image inside the card and brushed the ink through the aperture.

This is for The crafty pad 189: inspired by a song: Together Forever - you can listen to this here.



This is also for:

Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent September: anything goes (the heart shaped image was rescued from a card received)
Love to create 34: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 83: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Craft us crazy 27: anything goes (don't do Halloween, so went for the alternative)
ATCs and cards with attitude 23: anything goes
Just keep on creating September 3: anything goes
Natalie and Amy: anything goes
Make it Monday 108
Inspire me Fridays 77

Blue butterflies

This is another concertina  card, this time using butterflies. Once again, all background papers are from my offcuts box . I edged the butterflies with a Le Plume alcohol marker and added a few Poundland gems.


This is for:

Whoopsi daisy: things with wings
Crafting for all seasons 36: things with wings
Let's craft and create 54: things with wings
2 sisters 110: things with wings
Songbird 4: defying gravity - anything that flies
Flutter by Wednesday 207: open - with butterfly
Crazy challenge 129: spots or stripes
Victorine 43: dots
Use it Tuesday 40: use your scraps
Fab n funky 140: starts with F - folds
Penny's 95: more than 1 fold
Cutie pie 27: shaped cards
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us your shape
LEJ designs 22: monochromatic
Take a word: blue
Recycle, re-purpose & re-invent September: anything goes (the 'William Morris' card used for the final background was rescued from a stationery wallet)
Love to create 34: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 87: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 83: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Craft us crazy 27: anything goes (don't do Halloween, so went for the alternative)
ATCs and cards with attitude 23: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 37: anything goes
Just keep on creating September 3: anything goes
Natalie and Amy: anything goes
Make it Monday 108
Inspire me Fridays 77

The dressmaker

'The dressmaker' is the theme for Crafty emblies 3rd challenge (a new challenge blog to me), so I've used the dress forms that came with the Craftwork cards concertina cards, once again using all offcut papers as backgrounds, with the addition of some stitched ribbon, bow and buttons.


This is for:

Crazy challenge 129: spots or stripes
Use it Tuesday 40: use your scraps
Fab n funky 140: starts with F - folds fashion
Penny's 95: more than 1 fold
Cutie pie 27: shaped cards
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us your shape
LEJ designs 22: monochromatic
Ladybug: let's play bingo: I chose: pink ribbon, stitching, pink buttons
Craft your passion 129: buttons and bows
Crafty catz 151: buttons
Southern girls 54: show us your spots and stripes
Victorine 43: dots
A & T 14: flourishes/swirls
Raise the bar 112: damask or swirls
Kaboodle 138: stitching
Crafter's cafe September: stitching
Challenges 4 everybody 3: anything goes
Love to create 34: anything goes
Creative craft: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 87: anything goes
Blog a doodle: anything goes
The paper shelter 83: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Craft us crazy 27: anything goes (don't do Halloween, so went for the alternative)
ATCs and cards with attitude 23: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 37: anything goes
Just keep on creating September 3: anything goes
Natalie and Amy: anything goes
Make it Monday 108
Inspire me Fridays 77

A bit more crafting at last

I've done much less crafting that normal recently, partly because I've been unwell and also because there have been big concerns about mum, who is now settling into a residential home.

The other day I treated myself to a Craftwork cards kit from QVC - concertina cards with toppers.

This first card features the lovely bird houses supplied, which I edged with a pink Le Plume alcohol marker so that no white edges were showing when adhering to the right places on the concertina folds.

All papers used as backgrounds are from my offcuts box, so this is an opportunity to visit the playground at Pixie's craft snippets 39 - it's so long since I ventured into the playground and I hope others will excuse me if I just sit for a while and watch what's going on - haven't got the energy to get on the swings etc (if you don't know what I'm talking about, click on the link and join in the fun by using up your snippets).

The little birdies perched on top were cut with a nestability die.

What a bonus that the sun is out atm so I was able to take the photo outside!


This is also for:

Whoopsi daisy: things with wings
Crafting for all seasons 36: things with wings
Let's craft and create 54: things with wings
2 sisters 110: things with wings
Songbird 4: defying gravity - anything that flies
Shopping our stash 70: fur or feathers
Crazy challenge 129: spots or stripes
Use it Tuesday 40: use your scraps
Fab n funky 140: starts with F - folds and feathered friends
Penny's 95: more than 1 fold
Cutie pie 27: shaped cards
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us your shape