Saturday, 15 February 2014

More blue and white for CCAYR mid-month inspiration


To read about the CCAYR mid-month inspiration and the February challenge please scroll down or click here for details.

For this card I used an offcut of striped Hunkydory card, rounded the corners and matted on to the dark blue card blank, again rounding the corners. I used a very old Kanban silver foiled frame, using a silver littered snowflake in the middle with hearts within that.


This is also for:

CRAFT 246: Christmas
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 11: silver and blue
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Squigglefly 6: square pegs - square card
Scribbles 14: frame it
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Penny's 164: monochrome
Open-minded crafting 4: monochrome
Oozak 31: anything goes/white with one colour
Artistic inspirations 78: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting by designs February
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 177

Christmas fairy for mid-month inspiration on CCAYR


It's already mid-month, so it's time for some inspiration from the team for the February challenge on Christmas cards all year round. Please click on the link to be inspired. And click here to get details and join in the challenge which has the theme of 'blue and white' with the optional addition of a heart.

The challenge is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs, who kindly supplied the digital image, 'Little Honey's Tinkerbell', that I've used for my first card for mid-month inspiration. I coloured with spectrum noir pens and streaked some quickie glue on her wings and sprinkled some Art Institute glitter - and some on her hair as well.  I die cut with a Nellie Snellen die, brushing the edges with stormy sky distress ink. The background card is some old Kanban Christmas stock, with the addition of a piece of stitched ribbon and a padded white heart.


This is also for:

CRAFT 246: Christmas
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges 11: silver and blue
A creative romance: let's get sentimental
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Squigglefly 6: square pegs - square card
Little blue button 2/14: using only image rubber/clear or digital stamp
Stempelsonne 108: fairytale/fantasy
Winter  wonderland: fairies
Cute card Thursday 308: clever cutting
Brown sugar 81: use a die cut or punch
Feeling crafty 25: dies
Top tip Tuesday: girly
MilkCoffee: girly
Delicious doodles 75: ribbon and bling
Cards galore 2: add glitter (or any bling)
Scribbles 14: frame it
Oozak 31: anything goes/white with one colour
Artistic inspirations 78: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Polka doodles digi choosday: anything goes
Creative fingers 23: anything goes
Sparkles Christmas 37: anything goes
Inky linky 44
Crafting by designs February
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 44: anything goes
Inky linky 44
Make it Monday 177

CHNC challenge 164: Christmas love


As it was Valentine's Day yesterday (more about that later), I thought for CHNC challenge 164 we would have the theme of Christmas love - however you wish to interpret that. Please click on the link and join in the challenge.

For my card I've used Eureka Stamps' 'caroling bunnies' (one of the three sponsors of CHNC challenge 164) coloured with spectrum noir pens, mounted on to silver mirror card and then on to some Kanban pink paper with silver foiling (been in my Christmas stash for ages). The eyelash fibre wrapped around the inner edge gives the simple card a bit of sparkle.


This is also for:

CRAFT 246: Christmas
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Merry Monday 95: animal
Lacy sunshine 26: use a sentiment
A creative romance: let's get sentimental
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Savvy: it's love challenge
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
Squigglefly 6: square pegs - square card
Little blue button 2/14: using only image rubber/clear or digital stamp
613 avenue create 58: anything goes
Crafting by designs February
Inky linky 44
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 177

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 16: mid-month sketch


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 16, which is to make a card based on this sketch:


The sponsor for the challenge is Lacy Sunshine and I used her 'keiko' image that was kindly supplied. Please click here to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and to join in the challenge.

I used some long neglected papers from a Far East stack by DCWV that I remember receiving as a Christmas present some years ago. I used quite a lot of the papers soon after that, but for a long time it's been in a box with lots of other papers. I cut into a new piece for the background, but used a couple  of offcuts for the two strips, brushing all edges with fired brick distress ink. I printed the keiko image directly on to a piece of the Far East paper (well, it's more like card than paper really), which is textured and coloured it with ordinary colouring pencils (made quite a change to alcohol pens). I even found a few chipboard stickers to use that had come with a matching pack from DCWV (it just shows that it's worth keeping all those little bits and pieces). I tore around the image using a perspex oval template and used another larger one for a background piece, lightly brushing the torn edges with some of the fired brick.


This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's snippets week 111
Hiding in my craft room 136: super scraps Saturday
Lacy sunshine 26: use a sentiment
A creative romance: let's get sentimental
Whoopsi Daisy: include a sentiment
Bloggers challenge: two or more pattern papers
Squigglefly 6: square pegs - square card
Little blue button 2/14: using only image rubber/clear or digital stamp
613 avenue create 58: anything goes
Crafting by designs February: anything goes
Inky linky 44
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 44: anything goes
Make it Monday 177