Saturday, 19 October 2013

A new home


This is a card I made the other day using the front of a shaped card matted on to the red card blank. I was going to leave the shaped card as it was, but the only piece that created a fold was at the bottom and I'm not sure that it would have survived handling ... and, in any case, it means that I've got the back of the card to use for a future one.

I masked off the roof so that I could run the 'wall' through my cuttlebug with the bricks embossing folder and I then swiped the embossed surface with fired brick distress ink, using the same at the top of the chimney with some brown corduroy lighted brushed on the roof.  With the addition of the sentiment and the mirror card door, the card was finished.


This is for:

Fussy & fancy 100: celebration
Crafters corner 13: cheers to new beginnings
Craft your passion 184: add some embossing
Digistamps4joy 78: embossing
Make my Monday: texture
Stamp-n-doodle: anything goes
Inkspirational 41: anything goes
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes

Special birthday


I was asked to make a birthday card for a 70 year old featuring a garden and flowers. I used a spotted pink background paper, on to which I matted gold mirror card and then used some Kanban pieces to create three layers of invertage for a garden scene. The flowers are craftime.


This is for:

Seize the birthday: birthday anything goes
Fussy & fancy 100: celebration
Card and scrap 63: anniversaries, weddings, birthdays etc
CCEE 1342: flowers
Cards galore October: flowers
Nutcrafters 54: lots of layers
4 crafty chicks 164: multiple layers
Get creative Irini's challenge: layers - more than 3
Crafting with dragonflies 13: card with nature/leaves/trees
Creative belli 180: leaves (I used items from an old Kanban kit that had been forgotten about)
Craftitude 51anything goes or spooky
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
Inky linky 33
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 125

Merry Christmas Santa


This is a quick Christmas card made with some Kanban card and toppers from an old kit, with a couple of snowflake stickers that I think came from The Works.


This is for:

There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas is round the corner
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/happy holiday
CRAFT 229: Christmas
Polka doodles 42: Christmas is coming
Crafty creations 244: let's see you sparkle and shine
Get creative Alexandra's challenge: use pattern paper on your card
Craftitude 51anything goes or spooky
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 149: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 4: anything goes
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 125

CHNC challenge 147: peace


Don't the weeks go by quickly? Here we are again at Saturday and time for CHNC challenge 147, which, this week is all about 'peace' - please click on the link to see what it's about and, hopefully, join in with your own Christmas cards the depict 'peace'.

One of today's sponsors is CAS-ual Fridays and they generously supplied me with a set of stamps called 'Christmas Carols' - you can see them here - some of which I've used on my card, as well as a dove stamp I already had.

I'm annoyed with myself because I made this card a while ago in readiness for this challenge and didn't record what papers these were and now I can't remember and can't find the original pad they came from. I think they are Kaisercraft 'turtle dove'. but If anyone can help and tell me what they actually are, I'll be delighted. They are beautiful papers - as you can see the one used inside the gatefold is gold foiled. I heat embossed all of the images I used with detail gold powder.

The paperclips are only there to hold the card closed for the photo.




This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Addicted to stamps 67: Christmas is coming
There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas is round the corner
Simon says Wednesday challenge: Christmas/happy holiday
CRAFT 229: Christmas
Crafty little fairies: Christmas in October
Polka doodles 42: Christmas is coming
Korttikarkuri 1: let's get inky - stamp a Happy Christmas
Christmas at sweet stampin October: cards for men (think this is suitable)
Crimbo crackers 52: Christmas birds
Craft room: our feathered friends
Sugar creek hollow 72: birds of a feather
Ooh-la-la: things with wings
Craft your passion 184: add some embossing
Digistamps4joy 78: embossing
Sparkle n sprinkle October: anything goes with glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Get creative Channa's challenge: embossing
Crafty creations 244: let's see you sparkle and shine
Southern girls 80: shine on
Craftitude 51: anything goes or spooky
Penny Black at allsorts October: anything goes
Live laugh stamp wodrplay Saturday October: anything
Jo's scrap shack funday 22: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 102: anything goes
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: anything
Stamp dreams 21: anything goes
Creative craft challenges 21: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Penny's 149: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 4: anything goes
613 avenue create 41: anything goes (option: pile it on)
Pinspirational 79: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Sister act 29
Make it Monday 162
Inspire me Fridays 125