Friday, 1 July 2016

Sympathy card for A bit more time to craft challenge 23


This is my design card for A bit more time to craft challenge 23 which, as always, is anything goes. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team and we hope you will join in our challenge.


Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card, so I used one of Lozzy's lovely mixed media papers printed out and stamped with one of my favourites, Penny Black's sparklers inked with memento grape jelly. The sentiment stamp is one designed by Lynn Lockwood simply entitled 'our thoughts'.

I kept this simple because I think that's much better for a condolence card.


This is also for:

Alphabet: I for ink it up
As you like it: favourite inks or pencils and why - love the colour of this ink pad, particularly for condolence cards
Ching-Chou Kuik July: favourite colour
Cardz 4 guys 126: clean and simple (the recipient is male)
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
The house that stamps built: WIW June anything goes
Paradise of stamps 45: anything goes
Craft stamper take it/make it July: anything goes
Left of center: monochrome
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 236 - 237: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes

CHNC challenge extra for July


It doesn't seem possible that we are now nearer to Christmas 2016 than 2015. I started my Christmas challenge blogs a few years ago to help to spread the task of making Christmas cards throughout the year - I'm so glad I did and am grateful to all those who enter the challenges sharing their lovely festive crafting. If you haven't started Christmas designs yet, perhaps now is the right time to do so and join in the fun at CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see you there.

For my card I used an unknown piece of paper for the base on this side opening A5 card, wrapping the sentiment ribbon around. The image is Christmas mouse - cocoa, kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, the sponsor of the challenge - a randomly chosen winner will receive $21 worth of digital stamps.

I coloured the image with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to an offcut of pink patterned paper. The doiley shape was rescued and upcycled from an old Christmas card received and some Hobbycraft flowers added.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas link up 19 + option: Christmas blooms
Beat the Christmas rush
Crimbo crackers 110: anything goes
Simply create too 112: Christmas in July
QKR stampede 198: Christmas in July
Inky chicks 69: Christmas in summer
Fab n funky 311: Christmas
Holly jolly Christmas 75: add a ribbon
Open-minded 6: seasons/holidays
Morgan's ArtWorld 13: use patterned paper
Polka doodles 26: add ribbon or twine
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 236 - 237: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Scrappers delights 57: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge


This is my card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper July challenge. I've used papers and other elements from Trimcraft 'A beautiful life' - one of the paper pads and a few matching extras will be sent to the randomly chosen winner of the challenge. All you have to do to enter is to make something (it needed be a card if you want to make something different) using some patterned paper - and you can enter as many times as you wish.

The image in the wooden frame was stamped using the Hero Arts 'gracious lady', coloured with promarkers. The only thing that isn't from the 'A beautiful life' set is the birthday greeting label from Kanban.


This is also for:

Alphabet: I for ink it up
Seize the birthday (no topping)
Morgan's ArtWorld 13: use patterned paper
The east wind 58: let 'er rip - torn edges
Dare2B artzy June: all about the bling
A2zscrapbooking July: anything goes (used a Hero Arts stamp)
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
The house that stamps built: WIW June anything goes
Paradise of stamps 45: anything goes
Craft stamper take it/make it July: anything goes
Stempelsonne 169: anything goes
Card and scrap 121: anything goes
Card mania 82: lace and./or pearls
Classic design team open challenge 4: anything goes
Craft your passion 318: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 118: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 284: anything goes
Crafting by designs: July anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 236 - 237: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 305: anything goes
Inspiration destination 92: anything goes
Not just cards 33: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu July: anything goes
DL.ART July linky