Saturday, 11 January 2014

Black and white mystic


One sweet challenge for January is 'black and white'. Having had a package of loads of  Sweet Pea Stamps come through the post a couple of days ago I thought I had no excuse but to take part (well, I already had quite a few that I could have used anyway).

Here is the package I received - a grab bag of Sweet Pea stamps that only worked out at slightly over £1.00 a stamp, even accounting for international shipping - bargain!


So I used 'mysic' by Rachel Anderson, colouring with a combination of copics and spectrum noir pens. I also used a metallic silver pen for the moon and for touches to the wings. I used a double sided paper ' Wbony & Alabaster' Breakfast at Tiffany's by Black Market Paper Society, on to a black A5 landscape card that was cut away on the right front to reveal the inside, with the image half overlapping.  I put strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape down the left and right sides.The swirly netting flowers with pearls were from Poundland and the small shiny ones are prima spacers.




Difficult to get a photo that clearly shows the silvery wings:



I made this card for no other reason than the sheer pleasure of making it - and I enjoyed doing so.

This is also for:

Sunday stamper 289: dream
Fussy & fancy 105: monochromatic
LiaStampz 56: monochrome
Country view crafts January: monochromatic
Winter wonderland: monochrome
Emerald faeries 51: things with wings
Bunny Zoe December: wings
Whoopsi Daisy: make it girly
Sweet stampin: girly but no pink
Crafting from the heart 4: anything goes/use pearls or buttons
Open-minded crafting 1: use new toys
Pink gem 110: something new
Sugar creek hollow 77: something new
Inky impressions 141: something new
Try it on Tuesday: in with the new
The sisterhood of crafters: out with the old, in with the new - use new product
The house that stamps built DCC11: new to you
A creative romance: something new
Shelly: out with the old, in with the new
Great impressions January: use something new
Allways something creative 66: something new
The rubber buggy 15: anything goes
Little blue button January
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
Lacy sunshine 24: anything goes
Stamps & fun = creativity 184: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 37: anything goes
Inky chicks 20: anything goes
Loves rubber stamps 85: anything goes
Nutcrafters 59: anything goes
Stampotique 129: anything goes
Stamping dragon: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 120: anything goes
Penny's 159: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 173

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 11: cute and sweet


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 11: cute and sweet, which is being sponsored by Limited Runs. Please click on the challenge link and see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with your own cute and sweet creations.

For my card I've used Limited Runs 'cinnamonswirl'. Papers and other elements are left overs from a Kanban Dawn Bibby cupcake kit bought some years ago. The gold 'birthday wishes' circle is from Craftwork cards.

Colours of Cupcake inspirations 242:



This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Order of the opus gluei 173: left overs
Crafty creations 254: something to drink
Stempelsonne 106: hot drinks on cold days
Melonheadz friends: birthdays
Crafting by designs: birthdays
MilkCoffee: celebrations
Scribble and scrap 9: always anything goes
Artistic inspirations 73: anything goes
Crafter's cafe blog 45:anything goes
Creative fingers 19: anything goes
Stamping dragon: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 120: anything goes
Polka doodles 2: anything goes
Penny's 159: anything goes
4 krafty girlz 9: anything goes
My heart pieces: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 66: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 17: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
DL.ART January
Make it Monday 173

CHNC challenge 159: winter weather


This is my design card for CHNC challenge 159: winter weather. When we think of winter weather we tend to think of snow, but you might think otherwise - please click on the challenge link and join in with your own version of winter weather.

My card is made with card, topper and elements from Hunkydory, including an offcut piece from another card that I've used down the lefthand side.


This is also for:

The 12 days of Christmas card link up
Pixie's snippets 106
CRAFT 241: Christmas
Cute card Thursday 303: cold & frosty
Challenges and candies 25: favourite season (only for cardmaking - not in reality!)
Christmas card challenges 6: no colouring
ABC Christmas: A for anything Christmas
Winter wonderland: monochrome
Love to create 97: blue with bling (winter)
Catch the bug: winter wonderland
Simon says Monday: blues
Emergency January: cold: blue or a snowflake
Oozak 29: anything goes/blue tones
613 avenue create 53: anything goes
Polka doodles 2: anything goes
Penny's 159: anything goes
My heart pieces: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 66: anything goes
Crafty boots: anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday 17: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Sister act 39
Crafting by designs January: anything goes
Make it Monday 173