Thursday, 18 April 2013

With sympathy


A clean and simple card using an offcut of patterned paper (no idea of the manufacturer) with a stamped sentiment, dotty ribbon and three resin flowers.

Colours are for Cupcake inspirations 206:



This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 68
Hiding in my craft room 93: super scraps Saturday
Order of the opus gluei 154: colour challenge - all bright or all pastels
Creative belli 167: pastels (all old and forgotten supplies)
Sweet stampin: pastels
Papertake: one paper taker - one patterned paper only
Penny's 123: use a sentiment
Paper crafting journey: use a sentiment..
Victorine 57: springtime flowers or colours
Bearly mine 82: spring flowers
Let's craft and create 68: flowers
The paper shelter 108: make it bloom - at least two flowers
Broken box stock 24: floral
A and T 23: flowers
The cutie pie 42: clean and simple
The house that stamps built DCC410: clean and simple card
Lexi 88: add lace and/or ribbon
Challenges 4 everybody 18: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday April linky: anything goes
Make it Monday 136
52 card pick-up 2.15

Gold for an angel


When my new CHNC challenge 120 started on Saturday I said I would be back with another 'wonderful wings' card using a stamp kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Flonz Craft. Most of the week has gone by and I've only just got round to making the card.

I've based in on the sketch given for Merry Monday 58 on Always playing with paper (I like to try and support other Christmas challenge blogs as much as possible):


The pearlised panels at the sides of the card and on which the angel image was stamped with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder was from my offcuts box, as were the little pieces that were cut with my fishtail die (these are already proving to be so handy and well worth buying) The gold mirror card panel was embossed using the A4 embossing folder that came with my eBosser, which was then mounted on to some matt gold card from Create and Craft. The gold glitter strips are from Paper Cellar.

As is always the case with mirror card, this was very difficult to get a photograph, so this is the best I could do - unfortunately, it doesn't show the sheen caused by the gold embossing on the image.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 68
Christmas card challenge week 20: something with wings
Cards in envy: things with wings (everything on the card is flat to fit in an envelope for ordinary postage)
Crafts 4 eternity R119: wonderful wings
Pile it on 15: embossing (dry and wet)
LEJ 49: emboss it
Bloggers challenge: emboss me
Card crafters circle 70: die-ing to impress you - die cuts and/or dry embossing (both)
Stamp and create April: use at least 1 die cut

Wishing you a very happy birthday


A simple birthday card using a ready patterned card blank on to which I've stamped the sentiment (a well used and love funstamps stamp), with the addition of some lovely prima flowers.


This is for:

A card a day Facebook
Addicted to stamps 54: birthday card - add birthday sentiment
Craft room: so sentimental
Tuesday throwdown 143: focus on the sentiment
Penny's 123: use a sentiment
Paper crafting journey: use a sentiment
The paper nest dolls 2: happy, happy birthday
Paper pretties 254: happy birthday to ...
Victorine 57: springtime flowers or colours
Bearly mine 82: spring flowers
Let's craft and create 68: flowers
The paper shelter 108: make it bloom - at least two flowers
Whimsical: smell the flowers
Broken box stock 24: floral
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: May flowers
A and T 23: flowers
The cutie pie 42: clean and simple
The house that stamps built DCC410: clean and simple card
Stamp dreams 10: monochrom
Rhedd & rosies 4: monochrome
Challenges 4 everybody 18: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes
Nutcrafters 41: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday April linky: anything goes
Make it Monday 136
52 card pick-up 2.15

Have a great day


A quick card using background cut from a folder that has been upcycled, with other elements added from a Kanban kit.


This is for:

Cards for men 8: anything goes
Love to create 61: for the guys
Aud sentiments 78: for a guy
Papercraft star 141: a clock or a watch
Frilly and funkie: upcycle for earth day

Oh baby!


I can't believe that I haven't blogged since Saturday. To be honest, I just didn't feel like it. I've got cards to show, but just couldn't get round to doing so.

Anyway, here is a welcome baby card using the front of a scalloped edged card and elements from a kit that I've had for ages. You can see that inside the pocket is a piece of card designed to hold a gift card.



This is for:

Craftting by designs: anything goes with a twist - oh baby
Ruby's rainbows 52: round and round
Paper creators 7: all about spots
Whimsy 58: pretty in pink
Hobby cutz 4: monochrome
Rhedd & rosies 4: monochrome
Great impressions April: pastel colours and/or polka dots
Shopping our stash 97: text or letters (hope the large letter is OK)
Challenges 4 everybody 18: anything goes
Kreativer Basel 20: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty emblies: anything goes
My Grafico 148: anything goes