Tuesday 28 October 2008

Crafty Creations challenge 23: dogs and puppies

Time nearly ran out to do something for the Crafty Creations challenge - I'd intended to do something much earlier in the week - and would have loved to have included a picture of Josey, but in the end I've settled for a quickly put together card, using stickers from Poundland. The scan has shadows on the background because of the chipboard.

ABC challenge: nature

The subject on ABC this week is 'nature': 'we would like to see you using nature to inspire you this week. It can either be a creation using images (stamped or otherwise, eg leaves, flowers) or the colours of nature.'

These cards are very simple, but I felt that the 'less is more' suited them - well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

The lovely autumnal picture on the first one is a vellum:

The acorns are cut from a sizzlit die:

Cuttlebug Challenge 4: embossing on patterned paper

This is the first time I've done one of the Cuttlebug challenges. It was after I'd made the previous two cards that I realised that they would have fitted this challenge - to emboss on patterned paper (which I did with the trees).

Anyway, here is a card especially for the cuttlebug challenge. The gatefold card has a gold sheen to it (doesn't show in the scans, except to make the inside of the card look dirty!). The paper used on the fronts of the card has been cut from a Papermania card and then embossed with a cuttlebug folder and then inked.

I've used a 3d rub on for the inside of the card:

Basic Grey Challenge 8: shapes

This week on the Basic Grey Challenge blog the theme is 'shapes' - 'This week we would like you to get shapely by using squares, circles, rhomboids, triangles, etc on your creations :), and of course to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creations.'

I've gone for adding triangles to a couple of simple Christmas cards (making 5 of each). The background papers of the cards of English Paper Company and the triangle trees are cut from BG boxer papers.

I recently bought the Cuttlebug Christmas trees die and embossing set, but thought it would be too fiddly to cut and then get into the right place in the embossing folder. So I embossed the papers, sanded them to get the white core showing and then cut round the shapes by hand.I think this has worked out well because it means that the trees have got the added embossed lines round the edges, as I've cut a bit of a distance away from them.

HS:MS:HS light

The word on HS:MS:HS today is light: 'A medium of illumination that makes sight possible. Find 'Light' in your space.'

I tried a few different settings on the camera and finished up with this: