Saturday, 20 October 2012

Hark the herald angels sing


This card is based on the sketch given for Christmas card challenges week 46:

I printed out the sheet music in dark brown on a piece of beige card and distressed with brushed corduroy distress inks with an inkylicious brush. The scalloped strip is from my offcuts. The oval picture of angels is from a kit and I edged it with a brown copic pen.

This is for Lizzie's 'musical theme' challenge for the Christmas Card Club for tomorrow morning (yes, I'm actually a bit early rather than late!).


This is also for:

Flourishes timeless 191: winter inspired
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Just keep on creating: Christmas in around the corner
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Squigglefly 4112: music - songs
Top tip Tuesday 87: things with wings
The cupboard trilogy 4: things with wings
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 239: got glitter

A now for something different ...


... I used to do a lot of cross stitching, but had to give up because my back suffered too much from sitting in one position concentrating on it. This is the last item that I cross stitched, done a while ago, but never blogged.

Unfortunately, impossible to get a photo without a bit of reflection on the glass - and I don't want the bother of taking it out of the frame.


This is for:

Anything but a card 4
Craft us crazy 28: children
Amusing challenges: outdoor scene
Sugar creek hollow 35: sew fashionable
Pinspirational 29
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Christmas deer again

This is another card for my CHNC challenge 95: black and white and another colour if you wish - this time I haven't cheated - I've only added one other colour. The image is once again the IndigoBlu 'merry Christmas deer'. I actually stamped and heat embossed this with black detail before I made my first card for CHNC challenge 95, but I got some powder caught on the surrounding white card so I couldn't use it. I decided not to waste it, but to cut round it and mount it on to an offcut from my Christmas box, a piece of paper that originally came free with a magazine. This was then simply matted on to a black card blank. Unfortunately, on this photo the heated embossing doesn't show up.


This is also for:

Flourishes timeless 191: winter inspired
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Ooh-la-la 116: Christmas sentiment
Just keep on creating: Christmas in around the corner
Totally stampalicious: Christmas card or project
Perfect sentiments 53C: Christmas critters
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Jingle belles: holiday creature feature
Christmas cards all year round October: traditional Christmas image using non traditional colours
Crimbo crackers 26: pink
The stamping boutique 54: black and white with pink
Addicted to stamps 41: animal friends
Cupcake craft 214: two's company
QKR stampede 10: animal madness
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: animal magic
ABC: Z for zoo: animal or animal print
Simon says stamp and show: your favourite: stamping and heat embossing
Inspiration avenue: favourite season - winter/Christmas
It's all about the vintage and beauty 29: embossing
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Purple birthday


I need to make a lot more birthday cards ready for selling at our Women's Evening Fellowship next Friday, so this card has been cannabilised from one I made earlier, with the addition of the birthday sentiment and the craftime flower. The image is Hampton art stamp 'African violet collage'.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Pink gem 57: flowers
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Welcome baby boy


These are two very simple baby boy cards using some dufex pictures given to me recently by a friend. For one card I've used a white blank and for the other a navy blue one, with the addition of some ribbon and gems.

Colours are for Playing in paradise 89:




These are for:

Little Claire 26: new arrivals
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: use blue
Ribbon girl October card challenge: boy card
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Three golden roses


The panel with the three golden roses was rescued from an old card. The card blank was ready patterned, so all I did was then rub on another Create textured sentiments.


This is for:

Creative craft: 3 of something
Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Pink gem 57: flowers
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Birthday daisies


For this card I've used a lovely Magenta diaises stamp coloured with copics, mounted on to the piece of Forever friends paper that was going spare in my scraps and a piece of pink dotted card that was an offcut from the back of the cover of a book of papers. The scalloped panel is an offcut from a Kanban kit, studded with gems with a piece of stitched ribbon down the middle. The birthday sentiment is another Creata textured rub on.


This is for:

Daring cardmakers: don't worry, be happy
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Forever friends October: bingo - I chose: ribbon, pink, gems
Pink gem 57: flowers
Stampavie and more 179: stitches
Chocolate, coffee & cards 24: stitching
Clearlyistamp 62: ribbon or twine
Simon says stamp and show: your favourite - Magenta is one of my favourite stamp companies
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Simply happy anniversary


A very similar card to the previous one, using another panel with a flower and leaves and another Creata textured rub on sentiment, but no patterned paper this time - another one for Daring cardmakers 'Don't worry,be happy' challenge:



This is also for:

Pink gem 57: flowers
Going grey with Scrap-creations: leaves
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 130: leaves
Let's craft and create 56: dimension
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy anniversary
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's anything goes challenge
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42

Don't worry, be happy


'Don't worry, be happy' is the theme for Daring Cardmakers this week, so here is a simple birthday card using an offcut piece of Basic Grey urban couture that has been in my scraps box for ages. The panel with the flower and leaves was taken from an old card. The sentiment is a Creata textured rub on.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 42 (my first visit of the week - just scraping in in time!)
Pink gem 57: flowers
Lollipop crafts 92: happy birthday
Whoopsi daisy: birthday cards
Perfect sentiments 53A: happy birthday
Going grey with Scrap-creations: leaves
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 130: leaves
Let's craft and create 56: dimension
Charisma cradz 41: clean and simple

CHNC challenge 95: black and white and one other colour if you wish ...


... or you can cheat like I did and make a black and white card with a couple of other colours, as long as black and white are the predominant colours. Please go over and visit my CHNC challenge 95 for all the details and join in. I was overwhelmed by the support for last week's challenge - thank you so much to everyone who took part.

Today's CHNC challenge 95 is being sponsored by That Craft Place owned by Lisa Horton, who has an online shop and also a bricks and mortar one in Eastbourne. When we've been down in Eastbourne I've visited the shop and always come away delighted with my purchases.

For my card I've used a stamp that I bought there on my last visit - 'Merry Christmas, deer' by InidgoBlu. I inked it with Versafine onyx black and then heat embossed with detail black powder. I then edged with a red copic pen and mounted this on to a piece of black and gold Hunkydory foiled card, then on to a red card blank. I had intended to make the card black and white with a touch of red, but in the end I cheated and also introduced some gold, but I did keep it predominantly black and white.



This is also for:

Flourishes timeless 191: winter inspired
ABC Christmas: U for up to you
Ooh-la-la 116: Christmas sentiment
Just keep on creating: Christmas in around the corner
Totally stampalicious: Christmas card or project
Perfect sentiments 53C: Christmas critters
Totally papercrafts 139: Christmas 9 weeks and counting
Jingle belles: holiday creature feature
Addicted to stamps 41: animal friends
Cupcake craft 214: two's company
QKR stampede 10: animal madness
Penny Black and more at Allsorts October: animal magic
ABC: Z for zoo: animal or animal print
Kreativer Bastel 8: simply sweet/cute
Simon says stamp and show: your favourite: stamping and heat embossing
Inspiration avenue: favourite season - winter/Christmas
It's all about the vintage and beauty 29: embossing
Everybody art 209: bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Totally Gorjuss 154: bling it on
One stop craft 201: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
The poodles parlour: anything goes
Stanp n doodle: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
House of Gilli: anything goes
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Deep ocean 36: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Make it Monday 111
Inspire me Fridays 81
52 card pick up 42