Thursday, 8 August 2013

A budding friendship ...


... between vintage children and their pets.

The images are rub ons by La Blanche (I bought lots of these long ago and still have loads despite having used quite a few over the years). The eyelash ribbon trim is Papermania, flowers from stash. The card blank is pearlescent. There is a glittery sheen on the rub ons which, unfortunately, doesn't show up too well here.


This is for:

Facebook A card a day
The cheerful stamp pad 66: vintage children
Ooh-la-la: a step back in time
Ruby's rainbow 60: vintage
Paper-crafting journey: distressed/vintage
Lisa B designs: vintage
Tok bobok 3: vintage
Art impressions 116: for the dogs (& cats)
The crafter's cafe 23: furry friends and/or friendship
Crafty sentiments: animals
Hobby cutz 12: card for a child
Sentimental Sundays 166: child's play
Pink gem 91: anything pearlescent
Crafty ribbons 56: anything goes with ribbon
Let's craft and create 76: say it with flowers
The crazy challenge 151: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes + option: vintage
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
2 sisters 155: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 152
Inspire me Fridays 114
52 card pickup 2.31

Cupcake notebook


A simple altered notebook, using an offcut of DCWV card run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and a few glittery cupcake stickers from Paperchase.


This is for:

Anything goes 98: coffee break and/or food
Top tip Tuesday 107: embossing
Penny's 139: dry embossing
Crafting with dragonflies 8: alter something
Bloggers challenge: alter it
Challenges and candies (Izazovi) 15: colours, smells, tastes of summer
The crazy challenge 151: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
2 sisters 155: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 152
Inspire me Fridays 114
52 card pickup 2.31

With sympathy


This Penny Black sparklers stamp is one of my favourites - it can be used for so many different kinds of cards, but I particularly like using it on sympathy cards because of its simple beauty.

I brushed the edges of the ivory card blank with a mix of mustard seed, tea dye and antique linen distress inks. The sentiment stamp was from Hobbycraft.

I've based the  layout on the card given to CASE for CAS(E) this sketch 39:


and the colours for Less is more 131:



This is also for:

My time to craft 230: sympathy
Lawnscaping 63: one layer