Saturday, 14 March 2015

CHNC challenge 220: use some black


I posted as usual on my Christmas challenge blog this morning, starting this week with CHNC challenge 220: use some black.

I had wanted to make a card using silhouettes, but I couldn't find the image I wanted to use so I showed two old cards rather than have nothing to show.

I have since for the Stitchy Bear Santa sleigh silhouette (thanks to one of the sponsors). I created the background by brushing Spectrum AquaTint inks over a piece of card.I used Stitchy Bear's 'winter trees, printing it on to acetate. I was really silly because I should have also included the Santa sleigh silhouette (supplied by one of the sponsors) at the same time, but didn't. So I had to get the right position for it, printing a few times on paper and then run the acetate through again. If I did this again I would reverse the Santa sleigh image so that I could have the smooth side of the acetate uppermost when putting it on to the background rather than the rough side that the print is on - a learning curve! Just the addition of the four black brads and the card was completed. This is an 8 x 8 card. I'm also going to show this on the mid month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for March.


This is also for:

Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
CRAFT 302: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 76: no printed paper
V's sweet 32: watercolour
Whoopsi Daisy March: add a sentiment
Spectrum noir March (fb): use a sentiment
Stitchy Bear fb March challenge: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Craft your passion 252: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 50: anything goes
Eureka 131: anything goes
Creative fingerss 71: anything goes
Creative inspirations 34: anything goes
Not just cards 14: anything goes
Inspiration destination 24: anything goes
Little tangles 54: anything goes
Country view crafts March: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu March: anything goes
Craft creations
Sister act 97: anything goes

Birthday card for a West Ham supporter


This is the card that I made for one of my stepsons - he is a West Ham supporter (I don't expect he'll be too happy today as I see that they were beaten by Arsenal ... but I have to smile and cheer a bit, even though I'm not a keen football supporter, but my dad was a great Arsenal supporter).

I found a clipart bubbles background (I'm forever blowing bubbles - their theme song) and played around with it before digitally adding the two sentiment panels, changing the colours to try and get as close as possible to West Ham's - printed out and added the West Ham die cut topper.

This is an A5 card:


This is for:

Cardz 4 guyz 61: hobbies/pastimes
Southern girls: boys, boys, boys (hope 'men' count too!)
Sparkles 65: one for the boys
Scribbles 26: clean and simple
Crazy challenge 192: happy birthday
Crafty sentiments: birthday
Seize the birthday - option: focus on the sentiment
Bloggers challenge: happy birthday
Polka doodles 11: birthdays
Connie can crop 32: birthday wishes
Whoopsi Daisy March: add a sentiment
Craft your passion 252: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 50: anything goes
Eureka 131: anything goes
Creative fingerss 71: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Creative inspirations 34: anything goes
Not just cards 14: anything goes
Inspiration destination 24: anything goes
Little tangles 54: anything goes
Country view crafts March: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu March: anything goes
Craft creations
Sister act 97: anything goes
DL.ART thankful Thursday: anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 71


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 71: anything goes with a twist ...  spots and/or stripes. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I used Bugaboo Stamps 'AKV baby stroller', kindly supplied by the sponsor of Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 71, colouring this digitally and using papers from the Docrafts Papermania 'lemon sherbet' capsule, some lace with ribbon and a 'lemon sherbert' bow.



This is also for:

Aloha Friday 43: baby
Alphabet: B for beautiful babaies
Simon says Monday challenge: B is for ... 
The crafting cafe March: welcome little one
Fussy and fancy 134: ribbons and lace
Penny's 218: ribbon and bows
3 girl jam March: anything goes with ribbon
Use your stuff 176: monochromatic
Craft and smash March: dots
Little red wagon 280: cute, cute, cute
Whoopsi Daisy March: add a sentiment
Aud sentiments 127: use a two word sentiment
Catch the bug: March anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Craft your passion 252: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 50: anything goes
Eureka 131: anything goes
Creative fingerss 71: anything goes
Creative inspirations 34: anything goes

Completely Christmas challenge 54


These cards for are Completely Christmas 54: anything goes with a twist ... add a robin. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I made two very similar cards and couldn't choose between them, so I'm showing both featuring Stitchy Bear Kaz Kraftz Little Siannie Christmas Colour Stamp and robin clipart images I found on the net.

These are both 're-makes' of previous cards, adding the digital images on to the pictures.

The first original card was like this, using the Delicious Doodles 'snowy postbox' digital image. Papers are Wild Rose Studio traditional Christmas and other bits and bobs:


and this is the version with the added digital images:



The second original card was like this, using the Delicious Doodles 'snowy postbox' digital image. Papers are Wild Rose Studio traditional Christmas, the ribbon is from Handy Hippo and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.


And here it is with the new digital images added:


The new versions are also for:

Perfectly rustics 43: make it better - repeat an earlier card with different version
Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
CRAFT 302: Christmas
Use your stuff 176: monochromatic
613 avenue create 114: anything goes
Creative inspirations 34: anything goes
Not just cards 14: anything goes
Inspiration destination 24: anything goes
Little tangles 54: anything goes
Country view crafts March: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu March: anything goes
Craft creations
Sister act 97: anything goes