Friday, 5 October 2007

Stripes, spots and waves

This card is for September challenge 5 on JB: 'Feel free to make a card or LO using Stripes, Spots and also Waves'.

I hope that the little buttons count as spots:

Paisley crazy

This is for another challenge on Just Bex: October challenge 1: 'So, basically the challenge is to use something Paisley on your card, whether is a patterned paper, a die cut, ribbon, Paisley embossing, whatever you want.'

I've used Papermania Inspirations paper as a background (it has a distressed look) and stamped with a favourite large paisley stamp using Brilliance pearlescent purple and embossed with fine detail clear ep.

This is the same card, but the first photo is without flash - this shows the colour well, but the second photo shows the embossing detail that isn't apparent on the first one:

All there in black and white

The CBC crew set this challenge: Joanne said: 'I know it's still September but October is only a few days away and then Christmas will be here before you know it... here's a chance to tick a Christmas card off your 'must make' list.

We all sit down to enjoy the good old Black & White movies at Christmas so your challenge is to make a B&W Christmas card.

You can use a metallic (gold or silver) to accent it if you want but no sneaking other colours in, OK?'

So here are three very similar ones from me (while I had the paper out it was just as easy to make three as to do one). The white papers with trees and ivy were from some blocs I bought a couple of years ago and the other papers are DCWV (bits that were left over from last year - or perhaps it was the year before, time goes so quickly!) The little squares of snow, snowman and words were stamped and embossed with black fine detail:

Beary special

The challenge crew on Crafts by Carolyn say: 'so we want you to make a card for any occasion but it must be


Here are three from me:

(Although it's a bit of a wrong time of year to use that one ... roll on next summer!)

'You need to sit down'

Sue set the Friday night challenge on 7 September on Just Bex (yes, I know I'm way behind the times!) was: 'you need to sit down and relax ... now this challenge - and I BET you chose NOT to accept it !!! is to make a card using ........ wait for it ...... PEEL OFFS!!

Sue and many others have shown such style and invention using their peel offs. Mine is just a sad, naff card:

TEAR Fund sale update

I've just heard that I've sold another £10 worth of Christmas cards and someone else wants £10 worth tonight, so that will add another £6 to the total for TEAR Fund. I now have £60 + a donation of £10 to send. I'm keeping it open for a week or two in case anyone else wants to have some cards (if you're local and reading this, you'd always be welcome to come and have a coffee and a browse).

JB September challenge 12

This was one of the challenges on Just Bex: 'This challenge is to create a LO using only back and white and a splash of one other colour'.

I've used BG scarlet's letter papers and other bits. That's me as a bridesmaid when I was six:

HS:MS blade

A flat sharp cutting edge. Find 'blade' in your space today.

Here's a picture of the blade of my food processor. I've had this for years and keep talking of replacing it because the blade isn't half as sharp as it used to be:

Sally was asking about the 'random' photos. They are the result of a daily photo challenge on Her Space : My Space