Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Eat, drink and be merry


This card uses elements from a Hunkydory kit called 'china dresser and baking day'.  Having put the piece of card with the bottom border on to my card blank, I found that the topper would have looked really silly matted on top of it, so I cut into the plates etc so that I could slot in the topper. It was quite hard work because I had to cut right through the card blank as well as this was already stuck. I've had to stick a piece of card inside to cover up the cut area, but it worked out OK in the end - just a bit of fuss that I could have prevented if I'd thought more clearly in the first place. The top shelf on the topper has been decoupaged with three layers, although it doesn't show here.


This is for:

Allsorts 211: time for tea
DRS 74: eat, drink and be merry
Nutcrafters 45: food and/or drink
Bloggers challenge: birthday
A and T 25: happy birthday
There she goes 212: anything goes
Sister act 11: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 107
52 card pickup 2.24

Simple birthday wishes


This is based on the sketch for CAS(E) this sketch 32:


It's also another entry for 10 minute craft dash 20:



This card took me 8.5 minutes.

I used offcuts of the Basic Grey 'out of print' papers used for the previous card, another piece of the ribbon and some Dovecrafts cupcake boutique flowers with small glittered ones from Poundland.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 77

Ten minute card


This is for 10 minute craft dash 20:


I just managed to keep to the ten minute timescale by a whisker - but I did have to renew the tape reel in my ATG tape gun which was an unexpectedly hold up.

Papers are Basic Grey out of print, ribbon from stash, pyramaged flower pictures are Hunkydory from the Flutterbye kit that came free with a magazine - raised up with 3D foam. The distressed ovals were torn around perspex templates (these really come in handy). The pink panel on the left is from my scraps box (originally part of another Hunkydory kit).

Excuse the glare on the photo - the light isn't as good now as it was earlier, so it was a flash photo.


This is also for:

Divas by design: distressing
ABC challenges: P for pretty in pink

Burgundy and ivory


This is similar to the card I showed yesterdy, using another piece of corrugated card (didn't use any for years and then, like buses, two come along at once!).

The flowers are Craftime. They had a glittered centre, but I wanted to keep the card plainer, so I added the stripes brads to cover the glitter. Once again I've used the Inca stamp deigned by Lyn Lockwood (very useful stamp)


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Daring cardmakers: a festival of flowers
Stamp-n-doodle: use your favourite embellishments - flowers
LEJ 58: add some texture
The squirrel and the fox 46: use something metal (brads)
Creative card crew 38: metal
Penny's 132: anything goes with swirls
Little red wagon 190: cardstock capers
Word art Wednesday 85: anything goes

Simple upcycling for triptic


This months' challenge 24 on Unstampabelles is to CASE a Design Team creation. This card was inspired by Susan's card that she showed here last November:


For my version I upcycled a card that I'd kept from ones received, cutting it into three and adding a stray sentiment that came with a kit long ago. The original card that I cut up is very glittered and sparkly.


This is also for:

My time to craft 226: triptic
Digi sketch: Christmas in June
Glitter n sparkle 37: 3 of something
Little red wagon 190: cardstock capers (no patterned paper)
Crafting by designs: anything goes + twist: show your season (I love making Christmas/winter cards)
There she goes 212: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Sister act 11: anything goes
613 avenue create 24: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Paper playtime 12: anything goes
Make it Monday 145
Inspire me Fridays 107
52 card pickup 2.24