Thursday, 28 February 2013

Easter eggs and butterflies


Another Easter card using a piece of K & Co daffodil paper - the paper is so pretty that it doesn't need much added, so a couple of Easter eggs and tiny flowers from Poundland and three lovely shiny butterflies with pearls added for a bit more bling, plus papermania sentiment stamp.


This is for:

A card a day facebook
Aud sentiments 75: Easter
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
Totally gorjuss 172: happy
Craft us crazy 38: anything goes
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Another Easter card


This is another card that I made yesterday. This time I've used a piece of K & Co daisy pad paper (I've had a completely new pad of this in stock for years), torn and layered on to a piece of My mind's eye spring paper. The line of gems was from Poundland and the embroidered flowers were bought from a market stall in Eastbourne last year - almost too beautiful to use.


This is for:

A card a day facebook
Aud sentiments 75: Easter
Totally papercrafts 155: hope for spring
Sentimental Sundays 143: flowers, flowers and more flowers
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
Totally gorjuss 172: happy
Den's digis: bling
Glitter n sparkle 21: bling it on
Kaboodle 160: use any bling
Simon says: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Prima botanical


Prima botanical is the name of the background paper I've used for this Easter card, the sentiment stamp is Papermania inked with memento rich cocoa and the flowers were from Create and Craft. The butterfly stamp is one of my favourites - swirling wings by Lindsay Mason - with just a few little pearls added to match the organza and pearls flowers.


This is for:

Totally papercrafts 155: hope for spring
Sentimental Sundays 143: flowers, flowers and more flowers
Perfect sentiments 67: floral fantasia
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Kreativer Bastel 16: pearls
Bunny Zoe February: flowers & pearls
Take a word: wings
City crafter 148: wings
Alphabet: A for anything with wings
Allways something creative: with wings
A and t 22: butterflies
Card mania 15: fairies or butterflies
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
Craft us crazy 37: show us your favourites - one of my favourite stamps
Happy campers 11: use a favourite stamp
Natalie and Amy 6: something old & something new - old: paper/stamp; new: flowers
Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
Going grey with Scrap-creations: go green
Totally gorjuss 172: happy
Party time Tuesday 109: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Happy Easter


Today I made a start on making Easter cards - need to make a lot before my charity sale Saturday week - managed to make six today and this is the first one. I dug out some very old K & Co papers - this one is taken from the 'daffodil' pad, mounted on to a card blank with a ready cut fancy edge (got some of these at Hobbycraft when I had a 25% off voucher - wish I'd bought more) distressed with shabby shutters DI. The decoupaged paper flowers are Docrafts (bought last year and not used then). Sentiment (from a Forever Friends set of stamps) inked with memento rich cocoa.

Easter inspired by Cupcake inspirations 199:




This is for:

A card a day facebook
Delicious doodles 24: flowers for spring
Totally papercrafts 155: hope for spring
Stamp and create February: spring is coming
Sentimental Sundays 143: flowers, flowers and more flowers
Perfect sentiments 67: floral fantasia
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
Totally gorjuss 172: happy
Natalie & Amy 6: something old & something new - old: paper/flowers; new: fancy card blank
Party time Tuesday 109: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Time for Christmas pud ...


... not really - although I do have two Christmas puddings in the freezer that I made last Christmas. I don't actually like it - can only eat it if it's plastered with some cointreau or brandy butter and lots of sauce or custard. Anyway, I digress ...

This card is a quick on based on the sketch for Holly Jolly this week (I hope I haven't deviated from the sketch too much):


This is also for Sandra's Rudolph Day for February and a late one for Sunday's with Santa facebook week 7: food (yay! I'm up to date now).

The background card, topper and sentiment are from a Hunkydory kit with just the addition of a piece of Paper Cellar glittered ribbon.

This was one of those 'difficult to get a photo on a dull day' cards! I tried and tried and this was the best I could manage without bits being obliterated by the glare of the flash.


This is also for:

Flourishes timeless Tuesday 209: all that glitters
Glitter n sparkle 21: bling it on
Dream valley 51: ribbon and bling

Monday, 25 February 2013

Continuing the gardening theme ...


... with another quick card using a Kanban topper, polka dot ribbon and a Create textured rub on:


This is for:

Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes + twist: birthday
My time to craft 210: inspired by a song:  Happy birthday - and 'these boots are made for walking'
De creatieve zebra 8: male
Cards galore February: one for the men
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Cards in envy 2: polka dots and/or stripes
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Happy gardening


Because of my charity card sales coming up very soon, I need to make lots of cards, so Kanban toppers like these are very handy - just the addition of a piece of stitched ribbon.


This is for:

Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
De creatieve zebra 8: male
Cards galore February: one for the men
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Dare to be sassy 165: stitch it up
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: sew much fun
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Especially for you


Three more cards made from a Hunkydory kit - a few more to add to the box ready for my charity sales.


These are for:

Hiding in my craftroom 86: use a kit
Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
Scrappy frogs: use red or pink
Inspiration avenue: breast cancer awareness - think pink
Alphabet: A for anything with wings
Allways something creative 48: heavenly or with wings
A & T 22: butterflies
Card mania 15: fairies or butterflies
Take a word: wings
Card caravan (the hybrid chick): cheer
Whoopsi Daisy: add a sentiment
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
The pink elephant 188: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 129
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Green fingers


Another simple birthday card for a gardener - Kanban toppers and a piece of stiched ribbon:


This is for:

Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes + twist: birthday
Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
My time to craft 210: inspired by a song:  Happy birthday
Eclectic ellapu: masculine
Craft room: something for a man
Cards galore February: one for the men
Kort o mania 80: male
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
Dare to be sassy 165: stitch it up
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: sew much fun
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Birthday wishes for a gardener


This simple card uses a Kanban topper, some sticky flower ribbon and a Creata textured rub on sentiment. I think this would suitable to give to a man, but wouldn't be out of place for a woman who loves gardening.


This is for:

Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes + twist: birthday
Creative card crew 30: birthday
Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
My time to craft 210: inspired by a song:  Happy birthday
Platypus creek 26: black, white and one other colour
Eclectic ellapu: masculine
Craft room: something for a man
Cards galore February: one for the men
Kort o mania 80: male
Ruby's rainbow 48: in the garden
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

More pyramaged birthday cakes


Another couple of cards made from a Hunkydory kit - the circular image is pyramaged.



These are for:

Hiding in my craftroom 86: use a kit
Cards in envy 2: polka dots and/or stripes
Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes + twist: birthday
Creative card crew 30: birthday
Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
Scrappy frogs: use red or pink
My time to craft 210: inspired by a song:  Happy birthday
613 avenue create 8: anything goes (option: pile it on)
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Simple pyramage


This is a simple card made with supplies from a Hunkydory kit. The circular picture is built up with pyramage, although it's quite difficult to see the layers here, they are quite raised up.


This is for:

Hiding in my craftroom 86: use a kit
CAS on Sunday 2: making the rounds
ABC: H for happy birthday
Jelly park: get in shape
Paper pretties 246: circle cards

London calling ...


Mark's finest papers speedy fox & friends challenge 148 asks us to 'tell us about your state' - well, as I live in Bromley, UK, it is one of the London Boroughs, so I've made a couple of cards that reflect life in London, using a couple of upcycled pieces from a folder - very simply added on to black card blanks, with Craftime sentiments added.

I had to take the photos at an angle because the cardstock is very shiny and was reflecting glare from the flash (how I wish for sunny days to be able to take pictures outside) - and please excuse the stray white speckles that are just bits that have now brushed off.



These are also for:

Cute card Thursday 257: simplify
Flourishes timeless Tuesday 208: I'm seeing red
Scrappy frogs: use red or pink
My time to craft 210: inspired by a song: Streets of London
Order of the opus gluei 151: you oughtta be in picture - movie: Mary Poppins, set in London
Eclectic ellapu: masculine
Craft room: something for a man
Cards galore February: one for the men
Kort o mania 80: male
613 avenue create 8: anything goes
My grafico: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 115: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Traditional Christmas colours


It's time for another challenge for the Christmas Card Club and Debi asked us to make a three fold card using traditional Christmas colours. I know that there are a few interpretations of what a three fold card is.

I opted in the end for a gate fold with an extra flap - I hope this is OK for the challenge, because I know that strictly speaking it isn't actually a three fold, but a two fold with a flap! I originally thought of making a zigzag card - might make one later (ages since I made one of those).

Anyway, back to this card. Papers are double sided from Echo Park very merry Christmas. Other elements are from Hunkydory kits, plus a piece of grosgrain ribbon from stash.

On the first picture the paper clip is only to keep the card closed for the photo, which had to be taken at an angle because of glare.





This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Sunday's with Santa facebook week 8: snowflakes  (I know I've still got week 7 to do, then I've caught up)
Critter 152: snowflakes
Crafty sentiments: let's see those fancy folds
Divas by design: fancy fold
Joanna Sheen: layer it up
Robyn's fetish 148: use ribbon or twine
Aud sentiments 74: show us your inner sentiment - repeats Merry Christmas
Winter wonderland: snowflakes falling all around
613 avenue create 8: anything goes (option: pile it on)
My grafico: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 115: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Thank you


This card was made with some more of the materials I received from Carolyn for the swap on Crafts by Carolyn forum.

I coloured the stamped image with copics and brushed the white doily and the embossed creamed card with peacock feathers distress ink.

I used the sketch for Seems a little sketchy 33:


Inspiration from Just us girls 177:



This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Mema's crafts February: hello doily
Victorine 53: stamp, emboss and embellish
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: emboss it
Desert island 48: doily, sentiment, lots of texture, distressing, metal accent
Cards in envy 2: polka dots and/or stripes
The sisterhood of crafters: thank you
Paper-crafting journey: bingo - I chose gems, embossing, ribbon
My grafico: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Creative craft world: anything goes
Penny's 115: anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
LiaStampz 35: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 97
52 card pickup 2.8

Harmony


CAS card using a piece of Teresa Collins Christmas home background paper and PB caroling penguins stamped with memento tuxedo black, coloured with copics. Flowers were white, coloured with copic pen so that they matched the hats. 'Harmony' was generated on my dymo letratag. This is another card for my CHNC challenge 113: one word is sufficient.

I used Hayley's sketch for Sunday stamps 36:

The blue border isn't part of the card!



This is also for:

Sunday's with Santa facebook week 6: birds
Alota 101: multiples of 3 - three penguins, three flowers
Mayzy art 11: music
Mad for markers: movies - Happy Feet
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): colour: red, white, black
Playpus creek 26: black, white and one other colour
Clearlyistamp 69: black and white with a pop of colour
Sweet stamps 105: sweet & simple

CHNC challenge 113: one word is sufficient


For my CHNC challenge 113 I'm asking for one word to be used on a Christmas card - that word can be repeated, but no other words.

For my card I've used the word JOY, printing out 'Amalia's joy banner' digital image that was kindly supplied by Dilly Beans, one of the sponsors of CHNC challenge 113. I coloured it with copics, die cut and edged with a red copic.

Designer papers were some that came with a magazine - some were offcuts.

Why is it that colours sometimes look different in the photo to what they do irl - the JOY banner looks a bit odd here - oh well!

I used the sketch given for Christmas challenges with sketches 61 - please click on the link to see the challenge blogpost with the sketch.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 60
ABC Christmas: D for designer papers
Gingerloft 57: the colour red
One stitch at a time 151: make it girly
Cards in envy 2: polka dots and/or stripes - the card is flat with no raised elements
Creative creations 4: inspired by a song - Joy to the world
Eureka 27: inspired by a song - Joy to the world
Daisy doodles 78: anything goes

Friday, 22 February 2013

Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep ...


... I made this card with some of the lovely papers and elements sent to me by Carolyn in a swap organised on Crafts by Carolyn - if you haven't visited there yet, please click on the link and join in - it's a lovely friendly forum. I coloured the stamp image (supplied by Carolyn) with colouring pencils.

I used Uma's sketch for Sunday sketch & stamp 144:



This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Created with love 29: things that fly
Creative creations 4: inspired by a song - Sing, little birdie - Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson sang for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 - and, yes, I do remember the occasion
Pink by design: in the garden
Alota 101: multiples of 3 - flowers, ribbons, designer papers
Creative card crew 30: birthday
Deep ocean 45: letter B - birds, birthday, brads, blue
Loves rubber stamps 40: lots of layers

Monday, 18 February 2013

Simply silver


This is an A6 gate fold card. I covered the fronts with some embossed matt silver card and added the oval Kanban topper. I put the corresponding frame inside the card so that when the right side is opened the oval fits into the frame. The circular sentiment says 'thinking of you'.




This is for:

A & T 22: butterflies
Forever friends February: animals and/or butterflies and/or birds
Paperminutes 256: butterflies in springtime
Daring cardmakers: fly fly butterfly
Allways something creative 48: heavenly or with wings
Tuesday alchemy 50: my heart's all a flutter - hearts or wings or both
Alphabet: A for anything with wings
Charisma cardz 6: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes

Pink birds and butterflies


This is very similar to the previous card, using a ready patterned 5 x 7 card blank, a Hunkydory topper and butterflies and once again using snippets of ribbon top and bottom.


This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 60
Lexi 84: monochromatic
Let's craft and create 63: happy birthday
Broken box stock 20: happy birthday
Cardmakin mamas: it's birthday time
Flutter by Wednesday 227: hearts + butterfly
A & T 22: butterflies
Forever friends February: animals and/or butterflies and/or birds
Paperminutes 256: butterflies in springtime
Daring cardmakers: fly fly butterfly
Allsorts 194: things with wings
Allways something creative 48: heavenly or with wings
Tuesday alchemy 50: my heart's all a flutter - hearts or wings or both
Alphabet: A for anything with wings
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: be hold - bold, bright colours
Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 96
52 card pickup 2.7

Using ribbon scraps


This is a 7 x 5 card using a ready decorated blank that I've had for ages, with a Hunkydory topper with some spotted ribbon threaded through - but I didn't want to 'waste' a whole piece of ribbon, so I just used a couple of scrap offcuts top and bottom - I know they are not paper, but I think ribbon snippets qualify for Pixie's crafty snippets 60.


This is also for:

Let's craft and create 63: happy birthday
Allsorts 194: things with wings
Allways something creative 48: heavenly or with wings
Tuesday alchemy 50: my heart's all a flutter - hearts or wings or both
Alphabet: A for anything with wings
Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 96
52 card pickup 2.7

Fluttering by ...


... just for you. Another four cards made with Hunkydory toppers and background papers, this time with DL card blanks, one with a birthday sentiment and the other with 'thinking of you' by Craftime.


These are for:

Card caravan (the hybrid chick): cheer
Let's craft and create 63: happy birthday
A & T 22: butterflies
Forever friends February: animals and/or butterflies and/or birds
Paperminutes 256: butterflies in springtime
Daring cardmakers: fly fly butterfly
Allsorts 194: things with wings
Allways something creative 48: heavenly or with wings
Tuesday alchemy 50: my heart's all a flutter - hearts or wings or both
Alphabet: A for anything with wings
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: be hold - bold, bright colours
Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 14: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 96
52 card pickup 2.7

Birthday cakes


These are some cards I made the other day - DCWV patterned card blanks (had these for ages) - everything else from Hunkydory kit - the images are pyramage built up.


These are for:

Card caravan (the hybrid chick): cheer
Let's craft and create 63: happy birthday
Broken box stock 20: happy birthday
Cardmakin mamas: it's birthday time
Sandy's crafty creations February: anything goes
Incy wincy: pop it up
Challenges 4 everybody 14: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
QKR stampede 26: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 96
52 card pickup 2.7

Get well soon


A simple card that would be suitable to send to a male or female, particularly someone who is interested in gardening. I've used a slightly sparkly card blank, a Kanban topper, a couple of strips of glitter and a Creata textured rub on sentiment.


This is for:

A card a day facebook
Card caravan (the hybrid chick): cheer
Craft your passion 150: all that glitters
Love to create 53: all that glitters
Woodware UK 90: shining silver
De creatieve zebra 7: no flowers
My time to craft 209: men only!
Totally Gorjuss 171: for the men
Cards galore February: one for the men
Challenges 4 everybody 14: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
QKR stampede 26: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 128
Inspire me Fridays 96
52 card pickup 2.7

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hello doily


The other day I made a lot of cards using elements from Hunkydory kits (I have a couple of sales coming up for charity and need to increase my stock) - this CAS card has a patterned card blank, a doily and elements from Hunkydory.



This is for:

A card a day facebook
Scrappy frogs: use red or pink
Crafts and me 120: doily heaven
Mema's crafts February: hello doiley
Unstampabelles 20: doilies
Pink by design: birthday
Shopping our stash 89: they say it's your birthday
Forever friends 55: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
QKR stampede 26: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
52 card pickup 2.7

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Children decorating Christmas tree outdoor ...


... this is the name of one of the stamps kindly supplied by another of today's sponsors over at my CHNC challenge 112: let it snow again!

I deliberately left the image black and white (stamped with memento tuxedo black) and mounted on to silver mirror card. The paper is Echo park very merry Christmas and the ribbon with silver (not black as they look here) snowflakes is from stash. The sentiment was computer generated and printed, again mounted on silver mirror card (isn't this so awful to photograph!).


This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Winter wonderland: it's the most wonderful time of the year
Use your stuff 71: winter wonderland
CRAFT 194: Christmas in February
Christmas at sweet stampin 3: snowflakes
Gingerloft 58: the colour red
Clear it out: anything goes with red/white
Scrappy frogs: use red or pink
Inky impressions 97: ribbon or twine
No matter which February: ribbons and bows
CASology 31: red
The shabby tea room 153: sweet silhouettes
One stitch at a time 150: anything goes
Forever friends 55: anything goes
My Grafico: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 134: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes
QKR stampede 26: anything goes
Raise the bar 131: free for all - anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 127
Inspire me Fridays 96
52 card pickup 2.7

CHNC challenge 112: let it snow again!


Not that I want any more snow in reality - just on Christmas cards - I'd like to see snow, snow scenes, snowmen, snowflakes ... anything to do with snow for my CHNC challenge 112 that starts today.

One of the sponsors is Delicious Doodles and I've used their 'snowy postbox' digital image for these five CAS cards, just colouring the postbox with a red copic and mounting on to black and then on to white card blanks.



This is also for:

Winter wonderland: it's the most wonderful time of the year
Delicious doodles 23: for the boys (suitable to send to a male)
CAS-ual Friday 90: black & white plus 1

Friday, 15 February 2013

O little town of Bethlehem


This card uses a lovely digi image supplied to take place in Lady Anne's Christmas Progressive challenge. I've been meaning to make a card and join in with this, but somehow time has been taken up with other things in the last week or two. Anyway, here it is, with an offcut of Christmas stitched paper with stars and a piece of blue and silver ribbon. The image was colour with Marvy le plume alcohol pens and mounted on to silver mirror card, as was the computer generated sentiment. The challenge is being sponsored by Crafting with Jack.

Colours are for Just add ink 154:



This is also for:

Christmas stampin all year long 3: all tied up - ribbon
Deep ocean 45: letter B - blue, Bethlehem

More hearts ...


... well, it is Valentine's day!

Cards similar to the previous ones, yet again with DCWV background card, various papers for die cut hearts and Hunkydory flower topper.



This is for:

Bloggers challenge: all you need is love
Cardmakin mamas: I'm in the mood for love
Daring cardmakers: love is in the air
Simply create too 30: hearts
Mayzyart 10: anything goes
Totally Gorjuss 170: love!
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 37: hearts
Corrosive 167: hearts and flowers
Dream valley 50: Valentines
Kreativer Basel 15: love/Valentine's day
One stitch at a time 150: anything goes
Red carpet studio 23: where the heart is
The squirrel and the fox 37: love
Card mania 14: this love that I'm feeling
Collage obsession: love
Craft your passion 149: my Valentine
Fashionista 12: Valentines
Kaboodle 158: Valentines
Lexi 83: Valentine/love
Love to create 52: feelin the love
Ooh-la-la 123: love story
Songbird 13: hopelessly devoted to you
The pink elephant 186: love is in the air
Victorine 52: Valentine's & hearts
Celebrate the occasion 99: Valentine anything goes
Crazy amigo: Valentine
Each card a party 154: love
Emerald faerie garden 40: love
Flourishes timeless Tuesday 207: put your heart on it
Papertake: hearts & flowers
Scrap-cards 42: hearts
Top tip Tuesday 95: let me call you sweetheart - romance and/or hearts
Tuesday alchemy 50: my heart's all a flutter - hearts and/or wings
Crafty creations 209: love and/or hearts
Creative Belli 163: Valentines/hearts - until this recent batch of cards the DCWV card had been well neglected
Divas by design: love and romance
Little red wagon 172: the word 'love'
Nutcrafters 36: love and friendship
The paper shelter 99:  be my Valentine
Art impressions 100: 'show me the love' hearts required
DRS 59: the word 'love'
Moving along with the times: love is in the air
My heart pieces: my heart is for you
Papercrafting journey: love
Sincerely yours creations: Valentine/love
Wags n whiskers 97: love
2 sisters 130: hearts
Allsorts 193: Valentines
Catch the bug: affairs of the heart
My Sheri 103: Valentines
Pumpkin spice 6: Valentine
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 146: love
Crafters cafe 13: love/friendship
Heck of a challenge: love is all around us - love and flowers
Great impressions February: have a heart
GoFish 34: I love you
My Grafico: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Tuesday throwdown 134: anything goes
Spark your creativity now 6: anything goes
Make it Monday 127

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Anniversary love


Similar to the previously shown card, these use the same background DCWV card and die cut hearts layered with Creata textured rub on sentiments:


These are for:

Bloggers challenge: all you need is love
Card crafters circle 61: love is in the air
Cardmakin mamas: I'm in the mood for love
Daring cardmakers: love is in the air
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: love is in the air
Simply create too 30: hearts
Creative creations 3: it must be love
Emergency crafters: romance
Totally Gorjuss 170: love!
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 37: hearts