Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Golden dragonfly

The beautiful dragonfly that I've used on this card was rescued from an old card - too good to discard. The Get Well Soon sentiment is a rub on.


This is for:

Alphabet: R for recycle, repurpose
DL.ART thankful Thursday: sympathy or get well
Crafty creations 192: get well
The sisterhood of crafters: get well
Everybody art 209: bling
Paper-crafting journey: add some bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Top tip Tuesday 87: things with wings
Flutter by Wednesday 210: any winged creature
Crafts4eternity R93: ugly bug ball (although this bug is far from ugly)
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
2 sisters 113: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Crafty mess 19: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne Monday: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 80
52 card pick up 41


Recycling in the pink

This card was made from various recycled bits apart from the bright pink card blank. I'm still not sure whether to add something to the white space or not.

The tag under the Birthday one isn't dirty - it's silver and so it got a bit of reflection from the flash. The pink strip across the top has silver foiling and the butterfly at the bottom - unfortunately, it doesn't really show up here.

TTC12 10 on Crafts by Carolyn forum this month is 'white space', so I'm showing this card there.


This is for:

Alphabet: R for recycle, repurpose
Card mania 5: happy birthday
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Alota 93: birthday celebrations
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
By the cute and girly October: birthday
Happy campers 2: use a tag
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 5: anything goes
2 sisters 113: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Crafty mess 19: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne Monday: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 80
52 card pick up 41



Get well soon

This Get Well card was made using a patterned card blank on to which I put a recycled panel from a card received and a recycled ribbon. Unfortunately, the 'Get well soon' sentiment, which is in silver, is hardly visible here, but you can see it if you look closely - lol!

The top rose is decoupaged. Both roses and leaves are glittered, but, yet again,. this doesn't show very well.


This is for:

Alphabet: R for recycle, repurpose
DL.ART thankful Thursday: sympathy or get well
Crafty creations 192: get well
The sisterhood of crafters: get well
Crafty sentiments: bows or ribbon
Little red wagon 155: bow-dacious ..
Pink gem 57: flowers
Let's craft and create 56: dimension
Everybody art 209: bling
Paper-crafting journey: add some bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 5: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu 1: anything goes
Fashionista 8: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 34: anything goes
2 sisters 113: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Crafty mess 19: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne Monday: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 80
52 card pick up 41


Lillies for sympathy

When I was going through bits and pieces this morning I came across some lillies - I used to use quite a lot of these a few years ago, but somehow they have been neglected and forgotten. So I decided to mount them, with a bow of ribbon, on to a scalloped oval and then on to a shiny white card blank. I wouldn't normally mix cream with white, but I think it works with this card.

The card insert says: In deepest sympathy - I didn't think the card needed a sentiment on the front.

This is another one for CBC TTC12 10 'white space'.


This is for:

DL.ART thankful Thursday: sympathy or get well
Craft punked 41: deepest sympathy
Creative craft: 3 of something
Pink gem 57: flowers
Little red wagon 155: bow-dacious ...
Let's craft and create 56: dimension
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 5: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu 1: anything goes
Fashionista 8: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 32: anything goes
Bearly mine 57: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 34: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 40: anything goes
2 sisters 113: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Crafty mess 19: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne Monday: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 80
52 card pick up 41

Kindle cover cards

A few weeks ago I bought a Kindle with some birthday money. It came in a sturdy box which I found yesterday and thought I'd put it in the recycling bin, but when I opened up the sleeve that had been around the Kindle I discovered the the inside was black with kraft letters on it - far too good to put into the recycling bin:



So I made two cards, just using black cards blanks and some kraft paper:



These are for:

CRAFT 176: monochromatic (the first card)
Sentimental Sundays 124: black/white + another colour
Card crafters circle: black, white and one other colour
Crafty Ann 76: black and white + one other colour
Tanda teaser 202: all things manly
Card mania 5: happy birthday (second card)
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday (second card)
Alphabet: R for recycle, repurpose
Unstampabelles 16: recycled or repurposed
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday

At last ...


... a bit of crafting time - I've spent the morning putting together lots of cards, using some recycled materials and cannibalising some of my own cards that I made some time ago.

I originally had a multi-fold Christmas card that I've cut up and altered to make three different cards:




I'm entering these for the following challenges:

Alphabet: R for recycle, repurpose
Unstampabelles 16: recycled or repurposed (no stamping on the first and third card)
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Christmas stampin all year long 32: anything goes (the second card has stamping)
Totally stampalicious: Christmas card or project (the second card has stamping)
Ooh-la-la 116: Christmas sentiment
St Luke's October: clean and simple Christmas (particularly the third card)
Sunday's with Santa facebook week 40: plain and simple
Just keep on creating: Christmas in around the corner
One stitch at a time 135: music or a song (first card)
Squigglefly 4112: music (first card)
Crafty sentiments: bows or ribbons (first and second cards)
Southern girls 55: tie a ribbon around it (first and second cards)
Little red wagon 155: bow-dacious ...(first and second cards)
Top tip Tuesday 87: things with wings (first card)
Bizzy Becs October: things with wings (first card)
The cupboard trilogy October 4: things with wings (first card)
CRAFT 176: monochromatic
Perfect sentiments 53D: birds &/or blooms with sentiment (third card)
Pink gem 57: flowers (third card)
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 5: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu 1: anything goes
Fashionista 8: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 32: anything goes
Bearly mine 57: anything goes
Emerald faerie garden 34: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 40: anything goes
2 sisters 113: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network October: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Crafty mess 19: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne Monday: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 80
52 card pick up 41

WOYWW 176

I haven't taken part in WOYWW for a couple of weeks - and the last time I did I really didn't have anything to show. Mum is settling well now into the residential home, but it's been a busy time with clearing her old place and also quite a bit of telephoning and paperwork, not to mention lots of visits to mum.

This means that there has been very little time to craft ... I'm missing it. I'm preparing this Tuesday evening and am hoping to have tomorrow (Wednesday) to be able to get some crafting and blogging done.

So, here is my workspace atm - to the left of where I sit - a box of software, windows 7,  Microsoft office - I've re-installed windows 7 in the hope that it would eliminate the trouble I've had with a freezing PC and blue screens of death ... didn't really work, so I've now uninstalled google chrome and then re-installed ... and will see what happens ... if it doesn't stop the problem, then I'll re-install Office because the crashes often seem to happen when I've got Outlook or Word open. You can also see a pile of paperwork topped with a couple of notebooks. The stamps are some that arrived today that I won for a House of Gilli challenge.


On the right hand side there isn't a lot - a pile in the corner that needs seeing to - some acrylic stamps on a block ready to be used, a couple of cards that I made quickly today using the inside of the cardboard wrap around my recently purchased Kindle (far too good to get rid of) ... oh, and an old laptop that John used to use as an emergency in case my PC fails.


If you're wondering why I've done this blogpost, just click on WOYWW 176 and have a peep and join in the fun.