Wednesday 14 May 2008

JB challenge week 2: paper-mania!

'Here is a challenge from Est

We want you to create a card or a layout using at least three different patterned papers.'

I used a mixture of K & Company papers from Bailey and McKenna pads. The flowers were cut on my cricut and then layered. Two different papers make up the background and two different ones for the flowers. The 'big smiles' is also cut from one of the McKenna papers.

CBC: swap and make

On CBC Helen has organised a 'swap and make':

'A ribbon and button swap where the person at the top of the list sends the next person a piece of ribbon and a couple of buttons and they have to make a card/lo/altered item with it then they send a piece of ribbon and a couple of buttons to the next person and so on till it's gone full circle. But instead of waiting till the end to show and tell we could do it as they are made.
If you would like to join in please add yourself to the usergroup SWAP AND MAKE 3 BUTTONS AND 15 INCHES OF RIBBON'

Carole sent me some lovely ribbon and buttons. She also enclosed a beautiful stamped oval (coloured in, I think, with H2Os). I hope she doesn't mind that I've used this as well on the card because it just goes so well. The background paper is from BG Scarlet's letter pad:

JB challenge week 7: say it with ribbon

Sonya set this challenge: 'The challenge is to make a card or LO using ribbon/thread with your sentiment on. It can be printed ribbon, rub-ons, beads etc etc'

I used some printed ribbon that I've had for ages (think I bought it from Carolyn's). I used some individual Tanda paisley stamps for the background and Funstamps Paisley background large stamp for the main part with the ribbon across + a bit of Poundland bling. The ribbon looks a bit pinky here, but irl it's cream (had trouble getting a photo even though the light's good, so resorted to a scan - and the gems cause shadows because they are raised):

JB challenge week 6: a sketch for you

Leigh set this challenge: 'Ok ladies, this morning I have for you a simple little card sketch, normal rules apply - flip it, shrink it, etc, etc'

Here's a simple one from me. Not sure whether the papers are DCWV or Dovecraft. The little sentiment banner says 'birthday greetings' - it's too glittery to show up properly on the photo.

JB challenge week 5: zest appeal

A week of challenges began on JB on Friday evening. This is the first chance I've had to take part in any of them.

I'm not feeling too great this morning, so this challenge was just right to bring a bit of zesty zing into life.

I used papers, blooms, ribbons and sentiments from stash - and while I was making one I thought I might as well make two with the bits cut off from the first one.