Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mother's day card for Hyacinth


I was asked to make a card for a mum with the name Hyacinth (love that), so I found a copyright free picture of hyacinths on the internet and played around a bit digitally till I got the effect I wanted and added the text. I then printed stuck the pieces of ribbon down the side, matted and layered on to a piece of lilac/blue mirror card and than a piece of pearlescent card before matting on to the very light lilac card blank.

This is loosely (I hope not too loosely) based on the sketch for Cardabilities 95 (flipping it horizontally):

Sadly, the mirror card looks darker here than it is irl.


This is also for:

Crafting from the heart 9: anything goes/favourite colours - I love anything with a lilac tinge
Creative inspirations 256: favourite colour combination
Simon says Wednesday challenge: mother's day/special girl
Polka doodles 11 mum's the word
Pink gem 115: mother's day/female birthday/special lady
The cupboard trilogy 20: mothers
Card and scrap 72: lace and.or ribbon
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Aud sentiments 102: anything goes

More inspiration for CCAYR mid month



This is my second design card for mid month design team inspiration on CCAYR. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge here - please make a step card and, of course, it must be for Christmas.

It's made with another Kanban card blank, using scrap pieces of  Echo Park winter wishe and strips of red Hunkydory card on the sides and bottom. The picture on the inner panel is one from a set I bought ages OK - still have loads of them. This is shiny and glittery although that doesn't show here.


Looking down on the card, you can see the inner panel better:


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 115
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Totally papercrafts 210: shaped cards
Crafting with dragonflies 21: make a shaped card
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes

Christmas cards all year round mid month inspiration


As we are already now midway through March (it doesn't seem possible, does it?!) it's time for some mid month design team inspiration on CCAYR. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with the challenge here - please make a step card and, of course, it must be for Christmas.

This is my design card for CCAYR mid month inspiration, using a Kanban card blank, using some scraps of Hunkydory card on the sides and across the bottom. The frame around the opening is an old Kanban one that I've had for ages, as is the scalloped edged picture which is encased in an acetate dome and then mounted on the inner panel of the card.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 115
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 250: Christmas
Creative knockouts 28: border time
Treassured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes

Really going green for CHNC challenge 168


For my second card for CHNC challenge 168 'going green ... a little or a lot' I used 'snowy Christmas tree' kindly supplied by Eureka (another sponsor), changing it from black and white to green digitally and printing on to a piece of Authentiuque peaceful collection paper. I used a couple of sheets of toning paper from the collection and some scrap strips together with a couple of sentiments.



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 250: Christmas
LiaStampz 61: green
Crafty boots: green
Inspiration avenue: green
Crafty sentiments: lots of green
Inky impression 150: go green
Delightful: wearing of the green
Delicious doodles 79: mainly green
Digi haven: at least 3 different shades of green
Pattie's 87: green
Stampin with the dragon: let's go green
Miriam's crafting: shades of green
Stamp dreams 32: tree
4 crafty chicks 185: trees
Oddball art stamps 1: use a digi
Treasured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Aud sentiments 102: anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes
Make it Monday 182

CHNC challenge 168: going green ... a little or a lot


Saturday has come round very quickly again and it's time for CHNC challenge 168: going green ... a little or a lot. It's St Patrick's Day on Monday, so I thought it would be good to 'go green' this week.

For my first card for CHNC challenge 168 I used 'Rudolph letter blank'kindly supplied by one of the sponsors, Melonheadz. For this card I haven't used very much green, but it is there. I cut out the outer part of the digital image and matted on to a piece of Kaisercraft paper, adding the gold foiled sentiment from Craftwork Cards. It's a simple card, but it actually took me ages to do all the cutting out by hand.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 250: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 60: cute Christmas
Jingle belles: the holly and the ivy - foliage
Corrosive 194: animals
Use your stuff 126: animals (old paper)
Fab n funky 207: animals
Simply create too 57: animals
Crafty calendar March: animal antics
Craftitude 60: anything goes or add a little green
Dare to be sassy 220: anything goes with a touch of green
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Aud sentiments 102: anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes
Make it Monday 182

Reindeer silhouette for Completely Christmas challenge 3


It's time for an other 'anything goes' challenge (as long as it's Christmas, of course) on Completely Christmas. Please click the link and see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in the Christmas fun  (and, of course, you can enter anything Christmas for my own CHNC challenge extra for March at the same time). Today's challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

For my design card I've used the lovely 'reindeer silhouette' kindly supplied by our sponsor, putting the image digitally on to a piece of Bugaboo's 'blue frosty words 2' digital paper (I changed this digitally to black and white) and then on to a background created with Bugaboo's 'blue snowflakes' digital paper (again changing it to black and white). I created the sentiment digitally and printed everything out, matting on to a black card blank and adding a few Express Yourself glittered snowflakes.

Also for Festive Friday 27 photo:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 250: Christmas
Inky chicks 24: monochromatic
Bunny Zoe March monochrome
Kort o mania 103: colour contrasts - black and white
Corrosive 194: animals
Use your stuff 126: animals (using digital papers I've had for a long time)
Fab n funky 207: animals
Simply create too 57: animals
Crafty calendar March: animal antics
Sweet stampin Christmas March: brrr it's cold outside
Sparkles Christmas 38: more than 3 embellishments (4 glittered snowflakes)
Treassured times 14: anything goes with layering
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
Aud sentiments 102: anything goes
Penny's 168: anything goes
QKR stampede 79 anything goes
Sister Act 48: anything goes
Inky linky 47
Make it Monday 182

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 20: emboss it


This is for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 20: emboss it. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in with your embossed designs. This challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps who kindly supplied the 'Penny paisley 4' image that I used, colouring it digitally in Microsoft Paint. This was mounted on to an offcut of red mirror card.

The embossed card on the left was an offcut of cream pearlescent paper that had been run through my eBosser with an embossalicious folder and bushed with spiced marmalade distress ink. The piece on the right was another offcut, this time a piece of cream card glittered with gold, using another embossalicious folder and brushing the raised embossing with fired brick distress ink.

The sentiment panel is one that I've had for ages and the silk flowers originally came from Create and Craft. I used two small snippets of ribbon that had been saved for 'a rainy day', raising the image panel with foam tape.


This is also for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 115
Craftin desert divas 26: birthdays
Whoopsi Daisy: birthday
Digistamps4Joy 87: add a birthday sentiment
Paper pretties 301: birthday cards
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
Fussy & fancy 109: birthdays
Bloggers challenge: they say it's your birthday
Pink gem 115: mother's day/female birthday/special lady
Oddball art stamps 1: use a digi
Melonheadz friends: bright colours
Cute card Thursday 312: girls, girls, girls
Bearly mine 120: one for the girls
Crafter's cafe 54 flowers
MilkCoffee: at least 2 flowers
Challenges and candies 29: flowers
That's crafty: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 63: anything goes
613 avenue create 62: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 82: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Aud sentiments 102: anything goes
Penny's 168: anything goes
Craftitude 60: anything goes
QKR stampede 79 anything goes
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Creative fingers 27: anything goes
Crafts and me 146: anything goes
DL.ART March
Sister Act 48: anything goes
Inky linky 47
Make it Monday 182
Just B creative crazy March linky party

CHNC challenge extra for March mid month inspiration


This is my card for the mid month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for March. You can see the delightful crafting of the rest of the team here and take part in the challenge here.

I used Bugaboo 'stocking line' - Bugaboo Stamps are always sponsors for CHNC challenge extra and give $21 worth of digital stamps to the randomly chosen winner. I coloured the image digitally in Microsoft Paint. The papers are from magazine freebies.

This is also another card for my own Craftyhazelnut's Patter Paper March challenge - if you haven't yet discovered this challenge blog, please click on the link and join in the fun - use up some of that hoarded patterned paper that most of us seem to have.

Btw, the photo is a bit crooked, not the card!


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CRAFT 250: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 60: cute Christmas
Jingle belles: the holly and the ivy - foliage
Cardz 4 guyz 9: typography - words
Melonheadz friends: bright colours
Through the purple haze 32: anything digital
That craft place: anything goes
Love to create 106: anything goes