Saturday, 4 October 2014

And another sympathy card


For this card, just stamping inked with memento cottage ivy, matted on to a dark green piece of card before matting on to a white card blank.

The stamp across the bottom is from an Indigo Blu set, the sentiment stamp from Hobbycraft and, of course, I just had to use on of my favourites, the Penny Black 'sparklers'. I love how the little image that's part of the sentiment stamp matches up with parts of the Indigo Blu one.


This is for:

Totally gorjuss 256: sympathy
That's crafty: keep it simple
Pink gem 129: clean and simple
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 249: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Sadly, another sympathy card


It's a sad fact that sympathy cards are quite often in demand. I have a couple of boxes of cards at church and needed to take some more last week, so I have a few to show.

This one uses a pre coloured card blank stamped with Penny black sparlers (still one of my favourite stamps) and the sentiment stamp from Hobbycraft, both inked with memento cottage ivy.


This is for:

Totally gorjuss 256: sympathy
That's crafty: keep it simple
Pink gem 129: clean and simple
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 249: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 49: get well


For my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 49: get well, I've used Stitchy Bears boo boo bear image - Stitchy Bears are kindly sponsoring the challenge. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team. We'd love you to join in the challenge.

I mounted a torn piece of sentiment paper on to a kraft card blank, edging this with some washi tape. The image was coloured with spectrum noir pens and then torn using a perspex oval template, and another for the torn mat.


This is also for:

Stitchy Bears FB October challenge
Sentimental Sundays 226: use kraft cardstock
LiaStampz 74: distressed + kraft
Left of center 48: three or more layers
The cutie pie 7: all the threes (balloons)
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 6: anything goes
Crafty girls 28: anything goes
Sisters of craft October: anything goes
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 249: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

With sympathy


For this clean and simple sympathy card I used a ready made shaped card blank on to which I stamped with two stamps repeatedly from a Tattered angels set, in addtion to the sentiment stamp from Hobbycraft. They were all inked with memento cottage ivy.


This is for:

Totally gorjuss 256: sympathy
That's crafty: keep it simple
Pink gem 129: clean and simple
The sailing pineapple launch party challenge 2:  monochromatic
Pause dream enjoy 20: shaped cards
Polka doodles 40: anything but square
AnMaCreatief 37: special form
Soartful October: leaves
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 249: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Polar bear, penguin and present for CHNC challenge 197


This is my second card for CHNC challenge 197 with three things beginning with P. Papers are from my Christmas offcuts box. The stickers are Express Yourself DIY.



This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 144
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges week 44: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday: non-traditional Christmas
Jingle belles: at least three different patterned papers
We do doobadoo 16: Christmas
Crafts 4 eternity R196: 3 of the same letter
Left of center 48: three or more layers
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 232: brown
Craft for the craic 9: something suitable for a child
Sparkles Christmas 45: for a child
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): animals
Hobbybook: include an animal
Crafty girls 28: anything goes
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 249: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

CHNC challenge 197: anything beginning with P


For CHNC challenge 197 I'm asking you to include anything beginning with P. For my first card I've inked the lovely Penny Black caroling penguins with memento tuxedo black and coloured with spectrums. Background paper is Echo park very merry Christmas and the torn piece with Christmas trees is My Mind's eye 12 days of Christmas, using a piece of the other side of this double sided paper to mat the image. Why has the photo made the sentiment oval look different than it is in real life?


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges week 44: anything goes
Jingle belles: at least three different patterned papers
We do doobadoo 16: Christmas
Left of center 48: three or more layers
Try it on Tuesday (Tuesday taggers): animals
Hobbybook: include an animal
The cutie pie 7: all the threes
One crazy stamper October: halloween or Christmas
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend 6: anything goes
Crafty girls 28: anything goes
Sisters of craft October: anything goes
Anything goes with a twist 1: anything goes
Little tangles 46: anything goes
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 249: anything goes
The pink elephant 270: anything goes
Sister act 77
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Completely Christmas 32: use a tag


This is my design card for today's Completely Christmas challenge 32: use a tag. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and we would love you to join in our challenge.

The tag I've used on my card had been in my Christmas box for some years, waiting to be used - lol! The background paper is from My Mind's Eye 12 days of Christmas and other papers are from my Christmas offcuts box, including the paper used to punch the snowflakes.


This is also for:

Pixie's snippets week 144
Winter wonderland: red and blue
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Christmas card challenges week 44: anything goes
Freshly brewed October: tags
Through the purple haze: use a tag in any shape or form
Top tip Tuesday: non-traditional Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas: anything goes Christmas
Jingle belles: at least three different patterned papers