Saturday, 12 January 2013

Doily birthday


For this card I've followed the sketch for The craft's meow for January:


I have a subscription for Papercraft Inspirations monthly magazine and I keep meaning to cancel it - only got it in the first place because there were some useful goodies if you joined - anyway, every month that it arrives I think 'Oh well, perhaps I'll keep getting it' ... today it arrived and there was a free pack of doilies - three different sizes, so I thought it wouldn't be extravagant to use all three sizes on a card. The lovely patchwork background paper had been in my offcuts box for some time - can't remember where it originally came from. It is a shiny paper (you can't tell that here). The felt flowers have been in a pack on my work surface for a couple of weeks or more and just seemed to be crying out to be used with the patchwork paper. The epoxy hearts and sentiment from stash.


This is also for:

A card a day facebook
Pixie's crafty snippets week 55
Daring cardmarkers: the 'frill' of it all
Use your stuff: The circle game - feature a circle
Avadares 7: Valentine's day or love
Paper creators 3: love is all around
Moving along with the times: floral delights
Crafty bloggers network January: flowers
Catch the bug Saturday: anything birthday
Forever friends January: birthdays
Ooh-la-la 121: happy birthday
Quirky crafts 27: something new with pink (the doilies and flowers are new)
Incy wincy: something new
LEJ designs 35: something new
Tuesday throwdown 129: shiny and new
Crafting for all seasons 43: something new
Crafty creations 204: something new
613 avenue create 1: anything goes
Dream valley 48: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 147: free for all
Lexi 81: anything goes
My Grafico 143: anything goes
Platypus creek digital 23: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 52: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Divas by design 67: anything goes
Penny's 109: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Cardmakin mamas: anything goes
Mayzy art: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 122
Inspire me Fridays 91
52 card pick up 2.2

CHNC challenge 107: Rudolph is resting


Those of you who follow my blog and my CHNC challenges might remember that the challenge for last week was 'Santa has gone into hiding' - well, this week CHNC challenge 107 is 'Rudolph is resting' - make any Christmas card that doesn't feature Rudolph or any other reindeer.

CHNC challenge has three sponsors, one of which is Bugaboo Stamps who kindly supplied an image called 'snow friends window' which I printed out and coloured with copics. The background paper on my A5 card is Basic Grey Dasher 'flannel shirt' - I used two offcuts that have been in my Christmas box for some time - I didn't have a piece that would cover the whole card front, but it was good that I knew I was going to use ribbons across the card so they filled the gap between the two offcuts. The paper behind the image is another from my offcuts box, this time from Docrafts.

My card is based on Freshly made sketches 68:
Ribbons and buttons from stash:


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 54
Hiding in my craftroom 80: super scraps Saturday
Kort o mania 77: potpourri - using leftovers
Anything goes 83: just good friends
Gingerloft 54: Christmas or winter
Kreative Bastel 13: snow/winter
Crafting by designs: getting ready for Christmas - snowman/snowmen
Christmas at sweet stampin 2: cold and frosty
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas challenge January 24: snowmen
Love to create 47: winter wonderland
Creative Belli 160: winter/snowmen - forgotten embellishments: ribbons and buttons
Fab n funky 153: winter
The sisterhood of crafters: baby, it's cold out here
Pixie dust studio: winter
Ribbon carousel 76: winter spirit
Eclectic Ellapu 11: snow much fun
The ribbon reel 44: winter wonderland - snowman or snowflake + ribbon
All kinds of cards 71: snowflakes
Creative card crew 27: snow and ice
Dare to be sassy 159: let it snow
Pattie's 59: fun in the snow
QKR stampede 21: snowman or snow
Simply create too 28: let it snow
Take time for you 83: ribbons and bows
Totally papercrafts 149: ribbon
Totally stampalicious: buttons & bows
DRS 55: buttons
Happy campers 8: buttons, beads or bows
Crafty catz 165: buttons & bows
DCC & friends: button up
613 avenue create 1: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 11: anything goes
Dream valley 48: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 14: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 147: free for all
Robyn's fetish 141: anything goes
Lexi 81: anything goes
My Grafico 143: anything goes
Platypus creek digital 23: anything goes
Inky chicks 1: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 52: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Divas by design 67: anything goes
Penny's 109: anything goes
Paper-crafting journey: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Cardmakin mamas: anything goes
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes
Catch the bug January: anything goes
Mayzy art: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Word play Saturday 1 (January): anything
Make it Monday 122
Inspire me Fridays 91
52 card pick up 2.2