Sunday, 7 April 2013

Birthday cards


Two cards made with one fancy edged card blank - cut into two and mounted on to two square card blanks., on to which were added some glittery embossed stickers and sentiments.



These are for:

Dream valley 54: happy birthday
More than favors wacky Wedneday 83: birthday theme
Ruby's rainbow 51: happy birthday
One stop craft 223: birthdays
Allsorts 201: spring has sprung
Crafts and me 127: spring flowers
My Sheri 107: spring has sprung
Scrappy frogs: think spring
Joanna Sheen: spring into spring
Country view crafts 2: butterflies
Emma's 15: butterflies
613 avenue 14: anything goes with spring fever
Mayzy art 14: sparkle
Totally Gorjuss 178: anything goes with sparkle
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: use scallops
One stitch at a time 158: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 154: anything goes
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
52 card pick-up 2.14

Lilac anniversary


I think I'm having a lilac phase today ... I just love crafting with lilacs and purples. This time, it's an Anniversary card, matting an embossed shape on to a card blank, adding a few embossed stickers, sentiment and prima sparkly spacers.


This is for:

Eclectic ellapu: love is in the air
Flutter by Wednesday 234: flowers + butterfly
613 avenue 14: anything goes with spring fever
Mayzy art 14: sparkle
Totally Gorjuss 178: anything goes with sparkle
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: use scallops
The  squirrel and the fox 41: inspired by a song: Remember when (Alan Jackson)
One stitch at a time 158: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 154: anything goes
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
52 card pick-up 2.14

Silver and lilac Christmas


It was Sylvie's turn to choose the theme for the Christmas Card Club challenge for today and she asked us to make a card with silver and one other colour.

I started off last night with three attempts that went into the bin, by which time our central heating boiler had packed up and I was getting cold. We had to get up early this morning as an engineer is booked to come between 8 and 5 today (no sign  of him yet ... hope he will come today and be able to put the boiler right). Anyway, I thought I'd have another go today and ... after one or two aborted attempts ... finished up with this card which I'm relatively happy with (at last!).

The background silver and lilac baubles card is a Kanban one that I've had for ages (originally part of a kit). I'd been unsuccessfully trying to stamp the lovely IndigoBlue Merry Christmas, Deer stamp on to a slightly textured card and getting rubbish results ... and silver embossing powder everybody.

While looking for some smooth lilac card to match the background card I found some lilac mottled paper that I don't even remember buying - it was just right. I inked up the stamp with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder, mounting this on a piece of silver mirror card. The snowflakes were cut with a punch I bought yesterday from Hobbycraft to replace the one I broke a while ago - with little lilac gems in the centres of all the snowflakes.

Who would have thought that a simple card like this could take so many attempts to get right ... got there in the end!

This is also another card for my own CHNC challenge 119 - use the word 'Christmas' on the front of the card - why not click on the link and join in?

Update: I started blogging this card this morning, but then it got left - thankfully, the boiler has now been fixed.



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Facebook Sunday's with Santa week 13: shiny sparkles
Christmas card challenge week 19: vintage (and the previous week's reindeer)
Jingle belles: jingle belles are bling-ing
Paper-crafting journey: monochromatic
Stamp dreams 10: monochrome
Playing in paradise 111: embossing
Mayzy art 14: sparkle
Totally Gorjuss 178: anything goes with sparkle
The  squirrel and the fox 41: inspired by a song: Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer
Creative stamp friends 74: stamping or punching (not sure which it is because of the translation - but the card includes both)
Lexi 87: use your punches and/or dies
Loves rubber stamps 46: anything goes
Little miss muffet 58: anything goes
One stitch at a time 158: anything goes
Robyn's fetish 154: anything goes
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
52 card pick-up 2.14