Monday, 21 January 2013

Anyone for cocoa?


Part of my strategy in sorting my craft stuff at the moment is to actually use some of the bits and pieces that tend to be put back in a box and then neglected. Having used a couple of chipboard shapes from Poundland on the previous card, I decided it would be stupid to put this one away, so I've used it with a couple of design papers from my Christmas offcuts box, the left hand one was free with a magazine. The right hand one was punched with a mini 8 snowflake punch.



This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 36: winter
Gingerloft 55: winter let it snow
Papertake: baby it's cold outside
City crafter 142: winter blues
My Sheri 102: got snow?
Creative moments bloggers network 8: monochrome/anything goes
Pinspirational 40
Fussy & fancy 80: coffee, cocoa or tea
Alphabet challenge: Y for yummy
Totally Gorjuss 167: KISS
Kaboodle 155: ribbon
Crafts 4 eternity R107: punch it
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimentals
Paper pretties 241: ribbon
Ribbon carousel 76: winter spirit
ATCs and cards with attitude 31: add a tag or sentiment/anything goes
Delightful: tag you're it
Hiding in my craft room 81: tags
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.

Neglected embossing folders


It's a while since I've used any of my embossing folders (and I do actually have a few ... or more than a few - lol!) So I got out a snowflake folder (think it's docrafts, not sure) and embossed an offcut of linen finish lilac card which I then brushed with stormy sky distress ink (although it doesn't show up as much here as irl). The chipboard shapes were bought from Poundland long ago and were on my workspace to be used instead of putting back into a box. The glittery ribbon is actually purple, although it doesn't look so here. I used a stardream sparkly card blank.


This is for:

A card a day facebook
Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Daring cardmakers: embossability
Totally papercrafts: embossing
Pink gem 63: emboss it
Love to create 49: share your 3 favourite colours - purple, blue and white (well, purple with anything else really!)
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 36: winter
Gingerloft 55: winter let it snow
Cutie pie 36: use 3 different textures - the embossed snowflakes, the glittered ribbon and the pompoms on the hat
Allways something creative 46: winter
Papertake: baby it's cold outside
My Sheri 102: got snow?
Totally Gorjuss 167: KISS
Creative Belli 161: purple and blue - embossing folders and the chipboard shapes had been neglected
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimental
Paper pretties 241: ribbon
Ribbon carousel 76: winter spirit
Lady Anne's 3rd anything goes
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 12: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.

Getting diverted ...


... I'm going through some of my craft stuff to have a sort out (seems to be something I do quite often) and came across more and more bits that I saved 'just in case' - some has gone in the recycling bin, but some have ended up on cards that I've made as I go along ... so the sorting is a slow process that is interrupted with the cardmaking.

This is one that I made with some background paper by Kaisercraft that was free with a magazine. Everything else was taken from a card that mum received a couple of years ago.


While I had the Kaisercraft free papers out I used the snippet left from the previous card along with another paper from the pad for the background of this next card, using two squares that had come with a Kanban kit long ago - a few toppers like this were lurking near the old cards and I thought it was about time I used some of them. The greetings are from Anna Griffin:


As well as the two squares I used on the previous card, there was a longer version featuring the three wise men which I mounted on to some background paper that had long been neglected, but which matched some of the colour of the image, and mounted on a cream DL card. I tried to get a picture without reflection from the flash, but still caught some on the edge - oh well!:


I had very little input into the first and third card, so I am only entering the second one into these challenges:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 56
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Totally Gorjuss 167: KISS
Glitter n sparkle 16: sentimental
Kreative Bastel 14: dots
A & T 21: polka dots
Guylou's inimitability: I see dots
Paper playtime 2: use some brown
Challenges 4 everybody 12: anything goes
Bunny Zoe: anything goes
My Grafico 144: anything goes
Let's craft and create 61: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Make it Monday 124
Inspire me Fridays 92
52 card pick up 2.3