Saturday, 3 November 2012

Commissioned birthday card


I've been asked to make a birthday card A5 size, pink/purple girlie with 60 somewhere on the front - I hope this fits the bill.

I've used a card blank that was already decorated with an oval centre, which I've used to stick inside the card, but can still be seen through the aperture. I stamped on to the oval with one of my favourite Funstamps sentiment inking with stazon vibrant violet.

The flowers are a mixture from stash, including the pink and white Docrafts ones and the centre Craftime ones. I thought the three little lilac flowers at the bottom corner would counter balance the 60 at the top. 

Colours are for Crafts4eternity R96:


Difficult to show the colours accurately in the photos - they look different in the two different attempts:



This is for:

A card a day
Hiding in my craft room 70: you pick - choose your three favourite colours - purple, lilac and pink
Lexi 77: special birthday
Penny's 100: birthdays
4 crafty chicks 114: a day to remember
CRAFT 179: birthdays
SJ crafts 10: birthdays + option: circles or ovals
Bearly mine 59: flowers galore
Paper pretties Monday 63: bling
Crafts and me 108: bling it up
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Catered crop: ac-cent-tchu-ate the negative
ATCs and cards with attitude 26: add a sentiment/anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Lady Anne's Friday is sentiment: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 83
52 card pickup week 44

Crafting granddaughters

Our daughter-in-law and the girls came to visit yesterday. We had lunch and spent the afternoon together, bringing mum over for the last half an hour so that she could see her great grandchildren.

I've put an album of photos of facebook, but thought I'd show the crafting girls here - they spent lots of time in my craftroom, happily being creative:


CHNC challenge 97: use at least three patterned papers

It's getting nearer to Christmas now, so it's time to get on with those cards - of course, some people have been making them all through the year and have been joining in my CHNC challenges and other Christmas challenges too, but if you haven't, then why not join in now? For my CHNC challenge 97 I'm asking to see Christmas cards made by using at least three patterned papers.

For my card I used patterned papers from my Christmas offcuts box, some mounted on to pieces of glittered card. I stamped the Clarity 'We three kings' stamp with memento Paris dusk on to a piece of white glimmered card that was then mounted on to blue mirror card - all pieces used were offcuts, so this is for Pixie's crafty snippets 44 (just squeezing in before the gates close).

I based my card on the sketch given for Always playing with paper merry Monday 39:


I seem to have been using this stamp in the last week - only got it recently, but it's already one of my Christmas favourites and when I saw the challenge for Winter wonderland this week: 'While shepherds watched or we three kings' I just had to use it again. Stars etc and greeting are from stash.



This is also for:

A card a day
Paper pretties Monday 63: bling
Crafts and me 108: bling it up
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Glitter n sparkle 4: monochrome
Christmas stampin all year long 35: anything goes
Totally papercrafts 141: twinkle, twinkle, Christmas star
By the cute and girly November: twinkle, twinkle little star
Crafty sentiments: seeing stars
The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
Joan's gardens 40: a winter card
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Card and scrap 42: Christmas card
St Luke's November: traditional Christmas card
Avadares 5: Christmas or Hanakkah
Hobbyhome November: Christmas non-traditional colours
AnMaCreatief 14: Christmas
ATCs and cards with attitude 26: add a sentiment/anything goes
One crazy stamper November: anything goes
The artistic stamper November: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: anything goes
Lady Anne's Friday is sentiment: anything goes
Raise the bar 118: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 83
52 card pickup week 44