Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sympathy


Two similar cards using the front and the back of a ready designed card to add to white card blanks to make two out of one, simply stamped randomly round the edges with part of the lovely Penny Black sparklers stamp and then the full stamped and a sentiment - all inked with Paris dusk memento.

These were among the cards made for my sale last week.


These are for:

Wags n whiskers 140: stripes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

Thinking of you


I created the background of this card with pink and purple acrylic paints, scrunching up paper and dabbing on the coated gelli plate and then using a circles mask from Clarity Stamp. The acrylic lace and butterfly stamps are from a set (unfortunately, the pack had got separated from the manufacturers' details, so I don't know who they are by ... if anyone knows, please let me know. The lovely grey  velvet pleats are from Maya Road and the sentiment stamp is Dovecraft.


This is for:

Crafty creations 274: thinking of you
Craft your passion 235: where there's hope - encouragement and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Stampotique 170: black, purple and pink
Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - pink for Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Bloggers challenge: stencil it
Papertake: super fly
Crafts4eternity R198: creepy crawlies
Emerald faeries 60: things with wings
Crafty sentiments: things that start with G - gelli plate and grey
Artistic inspirations 113: anything goes/make your own background
Just inspirational monthly challenge October: make your own background paper
Vandicrafts artistry 13: fashion your own background
Eclectic ellapu October: texture (the velvet pleats)
Top tip Tuesday: favourite colour combo
Treasured times 27: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 154: anything goes
Fashionable stamping 83: anything goes
Scrapping4fun 28: anything goes
613 avenue create 93: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes

CHNC challenge 199: Use something forgotten or never used


This is my card for this week's CHNC challenge 199: use something forgotten or never used - if you click the link you can get more info, see the prizes that can be won ... and I hope you will join in the challenge.

I used a Stampotique stamp by Maryse called 'Christmas tree tile' inked with memento cottage ivy. I don't know why, but, despite having had this stamp for some time, I had never actually inked and used it. Somehow it got behind others and just didn't get to see the light of day! I coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a page out of a story book called The Drgaon in the Christmas Tree written by Patrick W Ledray. I added the stars punched out of gold mirror card, with gold gems added to the centres and to the small stars in the image.

I based my card on the sketch given for Seems a little sketchy 75:


This is a poor photo because of trying to avoid flash light bouncing off the mirror card - a common problem, unfortunately.


This picture taken this morning without flash is a bit better:


This is also for:

Stampotique 169: book text
Allways something creative: text
Daring cardmakers: for the love of a good book
Southern girls: getting wordy on it
Aloha Friday 34: dies and/or punches
House of cards October: punches & dies
Addicted to stamps and more 117: make your mark

Keep it pink


This is my design card for today's Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 51, which is 'anything goes with a twist: add pink'. Please click on the link to see the lovely pink designs of the rest of the team and join in the challenge.

I've used Lacy Sunshine Lizabeth Spring Music kindly supplied by the sponsor. The background paper was a freebie digital one from here (well worth a visit if you haven't come across this before) with the sentiment added digitally.a The image was coloured with spectrum noirs.

This challenge is so appropriate when thinking about Breast Cancer Awareness - thinking of all those who are currently going through treatment (one particular friend in mind, but so many others) and remembering those who are no longer with us.


This is also for:

Tuesday throwdown 217: awareness - Breast Cancer
Just inspirational: pink
Crafting with dragonflies 37: pink cards for Breast Cancer
The sisterhood of crafters: think pink October Breast Cancer Awareness
Miriam's crafting 17: at least two shades of pink
Dragonfly dreams 10: mainly pink
Come and get it: women and/or girls having fun
Sweet 7 challenge 5: sassy and girly
Fitztown 57: anything goes using digital elements
4 crafty chicks 216: happy birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday
613 avenue create 93: anything goes with optional CAS
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 33: anything goes or monochrome
Creative fingers 53: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 29: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes
DL.ART October linky

Completely Christmas 34: sketch


Today's Completely Christmas challenge 34 is a sketch:


Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in our challenge. For my design card I used the lovely Stitchy Bears Coosty Creations holly girl kindly supplied by the challenge sponsor, colouring with spectrum noir and mounting on to a snippet piece of paper. I used another snippet strip across the bottom. The 'love' squares were cut from a digital print out from a CD-rom from Ooh-la-la Creations.The background paper is a Hobby House piece that was free with a magazine.

It's hard to see here, but the gold wording on the sentiment is Christmas Time ...


This is also for:

Stitchy Bears FB October challenge
Pixie's snippets weeks 146
Hiding in my craft room 169: super scraps Saturday
The 12 months of Christmas card link up
CD Sunday challenge: Christmas is coming
Woodware UK: traditional Christmas
Inky chicks 40: Christmas
Digi choosday 40: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 67: anything goes
Deep ocean 88: Christmas in October
Fab n funky 233: Christmas
Crafty bloggers network October: Christmas
Little Claire designs 50: Christmas theme
The house that stamps built DCC108: winter
613 avenue create 93: anything goes
Addicted to stamps 89: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Scrappers delights 33: anything goes
Creative fingers 53: anything goes
Penny's 199: anything goes
Inky impressions 181: anything goes
Sister act 79
My craft creations: anything goes
Crafting by designs: October anything goes