Saturday, 6 April 2013

Pink birthday girl


This card uses the front of a shaped card matted on to a square card blank. the image is CC Designs stamp 'Swiss lady bug Nora', with the circle die cut matted on to a scalloped one. With the addition of the resin flowers in the corners and Craftime sentiment, the card was done.


This is for:

Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: use scallops
613 avenue create 13: anything goes with flowers
All that scraps Wednesday challenge: winged things (yes, Nora has wings)
CCEE 1314: things with wings
My heart pieces: angels or fairies
Stamp-n-doodle: pretty in pink
One stop craft 216: happy birthday
More than favors wacky Wednesday 83: birthday theme
Ruby's rainbow 51: happy birthday
Simon says: happy birthday
Totally papercrafts 161: birthday girl in pink
Bunny Zoe March: girly
Top tip Tuesday 98: girls and boys come out to plate - include a boy and/or girl
Aud sentiments 77: for a child
Inky impressions 104: for a child
Stamp and create April: use at least 1 die
Lexi 87: use your punches and/or dies
2 sisters 138: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday April linky: anything goes
Let's craft and create 67: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Make it Monday 134
52 card pick-up 2.14

Today's bargains from Hobbycraft


I was in two minds this afternoon whether to go into Bromley or whether to go into Orpington and then get the bus to the Nugent's Retail park to visit Hobbycrafts. Sometimes I visit and come away disappointed, so I was still unsure even when I was on the bus.

Well, there were some bargains to be had. Here is the haul I got, most of which were reduced, some were reduced more than the price labels that were on them. I paid full price for the snowflake punch (I needed a new one because I broke the previous one), full price for the organza ribbons with gems ('cause I love them) and full price for 5 mini stamps that were only £1 each anyway.


The only disappointment was that I was hoping to get the new Craft Stamper there, but they only had last month's and I was too late back into Orpington to go to WHSmith - that will have to be a treat for next week.


Shiny pink


I seem to have a run on using scalloped cards and doilies (they go so well together). All I've added is a lot of shiny pink flowers (not sure where these came from - might have been the 99p store or The Works).


This is for:

Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: use scallops
Everybody art 230: shaped card
613 avenue create 13: anything goes with flowers
DRS 64: paper flowers
Allsorts 201: spring has sprung
Brown sugar 36: spring
Crafts and me 127: spring flowers
My Sheri 107: spring has sprung
Scrappy frogs: think spring
Everybody art 230: shaped card
Pink by design: sparkle and shine
Mayzy art 14: sparkle
Totally Gorjiuss 178: anything goes with sparkle
Whoopsi Daisy: bling
Stamp-n-doodle: pretty in pink
Paper-crafting journey: monochromatic
2 sisters 138: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday April linky: anything goes
Let's craft and create 67: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Make it Monday 134
52 card pick-up 2.14

CHNC challenge 119: use the word 'Christmas'


It's an easy challenge this week for my CHNC challenge 119 - just make sure you use the word 'Christmas' on the front of the card - you can use any other words if you like, but please make sure you use the word 'Christmas' - 'simples' as the meerkats would say.

For my card I followed the sketch for Merry Monday 56 (Always playing with paper):


I used My Mind's Eye papers from the 6 x 6 pad 'lost & found Christmas'.

I had some dies on order that I knew would be just right for this sketch and was hoping that they would come in time and they arrived this morning. However careful I am when I try to make the 'fishtails' they never come out as well as I would like, so when I saw these dies I couldn't resist buying them and I know already how useful they are going to be:


I edged all papers with copic sepia E37. I've used a kraft card blank.

Colours are for play date cafe challenge 176:



This is also for:

Gingerloft: kraft paper
Cupcake craft 236: get your kraft on
Creative inspirations 208: let's get krafty
Moving along with the times: let's get krafty
ABC challenges: K for kraft
Holly jolly Christmas: Christmas music
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 9: polka dots (a catch up!)