Sunday 6 April 2008

CBCC038 Dressed to impress

Carolyn asked us to make a card influenced by hers.

I used a new stamp that I hadn't tried yet - stamped with Brilliance pearlescent crimson and coloured in with sone if this watered down.

I couldn't find the little gem stones I wanted to use, so I made do with these little sticky flowers that I've had for ages and have never known what to do with them:

CBCC039 Template

This is the template given by Carolyn:

I decided to use some of the rubber stamped images I got on one of the swaps on CBC. I coloured in with Sakura and Marvey and edged with Brilliance pearlescent crimson, which was also used to stamp the ribbon with 'have bags of fun'.

The photo somehow doesn't show the colours as irl, but you get the idea:

Tanda Teaser 'word play'

The Tanda teaser this week is 'word play' - set by Wendy here

This card is also inspired by the minimalistic idea of the DCM dare this week, but it doesn't strictly speaking qualify for that because of the embossed background.

The stamped image was one that I received as part of a swap on CBC (thought it about time to use some of them) - coloured in lightly with karisma warm grey and mounted on a cuttlebug embossed swirls silver pearlescent sanded down - and just a bit of Brilliance starlite silver around the card edges:

DCM dare: shrink to fit

I made this card last night for this week's DCM dare, set by Kathy - a toughie, but a good challenge! Details are here

I used one of my favourite little stamps (mainly because it so reminds me of Josey - and we still miss her lots).

I used linen card (just has a feint criss-cross embossing, which still stamps OK). I used chalk pencils and Sansador to blend for the colouring and around the edges of the card and Archival Ink sepia for the stamping and card edges:

I think I'll make more cards like this - a great challenge!

More piccies

Like the photo below, these were all taken from inside - the view I have from the window to the right of me.

View from my window


When they said we would get some snow, I thought it might just be the odd sleety, snowy shower, but this .... !!!???

We were going out to church and then lunch at our local Beefeater, but now we're staying safely in - there's no way I'm going to risk slipping and fracturing anything.

It's lovely to look at, though.

The sky is still really thick with it and it seems to be coming down even more now.

If you enjoy going out in it, have fun! If not, stay in and keep warm!