Friday 24 October 2008

Rosie Dee's challenge 6

This card is for Rosie's challenge 6 on Rosie Dee's: 'we'd like you to make a Christmas card using Christmas patterned paper.'

So, once again, I've used Brenda Pinnick Christmas papers and the frame around the Santa Collage stamp - again using Brilliance pearlescent crimson and clear detail EP. I love this stamp.

Cupcake Craft Challenge 20: sketch

The challenge on Cupcake this week is a sketch supplied by Donna:

Paper, tag and other bits are all Brenda Pinnick and I stamped directly on to the tag with Santa Collage with Brilliance pearlescent crimson and clear detail EP.

Having done the card, I realise that I didn't put a sentiment in the top left corner, but, hey ho, I hope I'm allowed a little licence!

JB Friday night challenge 10 October

Another JB challenge, this time Lisa said: 'simply make a LO or card featuring at least one wee animal please.

I bought Cats Set 2 from Tanda Stamps ages ago and still hadn't used this 'cat's face' stamp, so I thought it was about time I did. I stamped with black versafine and embossed with detail clear. What a difference the ink makes - I tried at first stamping with versamark and heating with black embossing power, but, oh dear, I couldn't see the detail of the face at all. Versafine was excellent for this and the detail EP helps as well.

I think I went a bit too mad and too big with the computer printing, but nevermind. And why is it that cards sometimes look crooked on photos when they are not irl? (one of life's mysteries - and they say: the camera never lies!)

JB Friday night challenge 3 October

Sue set a challenge on JB three weeks ago (and, yes, I've only just got round to doing it):

'we want you to SING LOUD and while you are singing craft a LO or a card or an altered item whatever BUT the song you are singing MUST influence your design.'

Don't ask me why, but the song 'our house' came into my head (I now wish it would go away!) and so I thought a Christmas card 'from our home to your home' would be appropriate:

And if, by any chance, you'd like to have the song going round and round in your head, click here.

CBC 070 for free + Sketch Saturday 21

On CBC Carolyn has challenged us: 'You must have all sorts of things free with magazines or received in RAKs so now is your chance to use something in your project.'

My card uses an image and sentiment that was free with a magazine (I think it was Making Cards from a couple of years ago).

I've used the current sketch 21 from Sketch Saturday, so I'll link this on there as well.

The base card is from PDA and the papers are Brenda Pinnick (gradually getting through my stock left over from last year):

Basic Grey Challenge 7: stitching

The challenge on the BG challenge blog this week is to use stitching.

All papers used are BG boxer - I cut the flowers out and mounted them on a different piece of boxer paper - just added two pieces of stitched ribbon:

Secret Crafter Saturday challenge 3

'This week there is no sketch but a theme, set by the lovely KIM which is "Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!' That's challenge 3 on Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.

The background is Brenda Pinnick paper, the image is from lili of the valley.

HS:MS:HS apple

'A round, firm, fleshy edible fruit - find Apple in your space today.'

A large Bramley cooking apple that needs cooking!