Thursday 30 October 2008

Dottie's world Sunday challenge: spotty dotty

This is a spotty card for the challenge this week on Dottie's World: 'spotty dotty'.

'I want to see SPOTS. It doesn't have to be Dottie, you can of course use any of the downloads. BUT I don't just want to see a circle or two.'

So I used a piece of dotty paper from English Paper Company Airy Fairy and a stripey piece run through the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and the lovely image of Dottie in bed. I thought it would make a bit of a different get well card:

One Stop Craft Challenge 1

I came across a new challenge blog called One stop craft challenge, so I thought I'd join in the first sketch designed by Sharon:

My card is made from English Paper Company Airy Fairy papers. The stamped image is one that I received from Carole in a swap on CBC and is called 'fantasy emblem'. The gems are from Poundland.

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 4

This is the sketch this week on Secret Crafter Saturday challenge:

and this is the card I've made, using background paper from an old 'Making Cards' magazine, a piece of Brenda Pinnick paper and an unknown image that I've had for ages, which is mounted on to purple mirror card, which, unfortunately, looks black on the scan. You can't really see it here, but there is a scalloped edge on the right hand side of the image.

Sketch Saturday 22 25 October

Another opportunity to make a Christmas card with sketch 22 on Sketch Saturday:

I've used a base card from PDA mounted with some Brenda Pinnick card and the circular image was from a QVC pack. I just added holly die cuts with Poundland bling:

Tag you're it! Oh Christmas tree

The theme on Tag you're it! this week is 'Oh Christmas tree':

So here is mine, using a rubbadubbadoo stamp, to make a simple tag. I stamped with Brilliance pearlescent ivy and embossed with clear detail.

I apologise for the poor background of the image (had to scan because a photo wouldn't come out properly) and the embossing doesn't really show up (might replace tomorrow):

I've actually made ten of these and am going to incorporate some on to cards.

Stamp something: something for the birds

The theme on Stamp something this week is 'something for the birds' - 'Make a project using bird images; any types, sizes, shapes, and colors.'

I got this Jemima Puddleduck stamp free with a magazine. I've used my copics for the first time to colour in Jemima (not very well, but I need to start somewhere with copics) - I stamped with a Brilliance ink pad because I read that was a good one to use with copics and I embossed with clear detail just to be sure. The other day I tried colouring an image that had been stamped with Stazon and the results were disastrous.

The torn papers are K & Co Hopscotch and Roam and the backgrounds of the image and computer generated sentiment are BG (can't remember which pad though - a few scraps).

Theme Thursday: vintage

On Theme Thursday the topic this week is 'vintage'.

I've used some vintage-look pyramage sheets that I picked up recently at a local craft shop.

HS:MS:HS structure

'Structure' is the word today on HS:MS:HS: 'A complex construction or entity. Find 'Structure' in your space.'

These are cheats really because they are not in my space today, but the shots were taken a couple of weeks ago when we went on the London Eye.