Sunday, 20 July 2014

Pink and silver birthday


The striped glittered card is from my offcuts box and the middle panel is upcycled from a card received long ago (too good to get rid of). The pink bead fronds were another bargain buy from Hobbycraft, the pink bow edged with silver was rescued from somewhere, but I can't remember where, so it is upcycled and the butterflies and flowers are mini glitter embellishments from Poundland. The inside of the card was created with an offcut of Hunkydory pink card with silver foiling - I cut the edge with the Happy Birthday Martha Stewart punch.

Some of the silver looks black rather than silver in the photos because I was trying to avoid glare.



Difficult to see the Happy Birthday, so here is a close up, but looks much better in real life because of the silver foiling on the pink that looks black here.


This is for:

Pixie's snippets 134
Glitter n sparkle 94: happy birthday
Di's digi designs: dies and/or punches
Incy wincy: strings and things (ribbon)
Really reasonable ribbon 99: things with wings
Totally gorjuss 245: butterflies
As you like it: favourite sentiment and why - happy birthday, because everyone has a birthday
Aloha Friday 28: favourite colour combo - pink and silver (with a hint of lilac) - one of my favourites
Craft for the craig 6: your favourite colours - pink and silver (with a hint of lilac) - one of my favourites

Wedding or anniversary


A few weeks ago I had to make a trip to Hobbycraft, Orpington to get something and I had a look at their sale items. I bought some packs of votive wraps, designed to go round candles for weddings. I've used a couple of the pearlescent ivory heart ones on these two simple cards, cutting off the ends that are supposed to join the wrap around the candle and mounting them on to gold mirror card. The wrap itself has a lovely subtle golden sheen. The pack of the wraps was £1.50 for 20 - bargain!

The gold mirror behind the filigree panels was taken from my offcuts - you can see that one card has a wider band than the other (according to what offcuts I could find).

The Kanban ivory DL cards with the gold foiling around the edges were another bargain as they were £1 for 10 - they are very elegant and expensive looking.

These cards can have appropriate inserts put in for either wedding day or anniversary.



These are for:

Pixie's snippets 134
AAA 12: Inspire - CASing Angela Maine - DL cards
Craft room: wedding, anniversary
My heart pieces: wedding or anniversary
Addicted to CAS 43: celebrate
Sarah Hurley 94: celebration
Clear it out: KISS keep it simple
Addicted to stamps and more 104: CAS
That craft place: anything goes
Charisma cardz 15: anything goes

The glory of Christmas challenge 38: sketch


For today's Glory of Christmas challenge 38 we are asking you to make something following this sketch:


This is my interpretation of it, using the lovely Penny Black caroling penguins stamp inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrum noir pens. The red paper is Graphic 45 Christmas past collection 'glad tidings' and the other paper is offcuts from My Mind's Eye Glitterbook 12 x 12 papers (I love these and will be really sorry when they have all gone - thankfully, I keep finding pieces!). The sentiment was computer generated and printed.

Please click here to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Festive 48 week 28
Corrosive 204: Christmas in July
My Sheri 138: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
One crazy stamper July: Christmas in July
Aud sentiments 111: Christmas in July
Come and get it: Christmas in July
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Whoopsi Daisy: Christmas in July
CRAFT 268: Christmas
The stamping boutique: Christmas in July
Hiding in my craft room 158: Christmas in July
Hanna and friends 201: we celebrate (Christmas celebration)
Paper pretties 319: red, black, white
Deep ocean 82: lots of layers
Chocolate, coffee & cards 69: for the birds
Stampavie and more 216: animals
Fantasy stampers 15: animal magic
Eclectic Ellapu: anything goes
613 avenue 81: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 23: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Sister act 66
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July anything goes