Saturday 8 November 2008

My Time to Craft challenge 35: coffee and cream

The theme this week on My Time to Craft is 'coffee and cream'.

I used a base card that is cream but speckled with gold. I used the same card for the matted layer, which was mounted on gold matt card to give a thin surround. The stamps I've used are Dawn Bibby ones by Personal Impressions - they were stamped using Brilliance coffee bean and embossed with clear detail.


For HS:MS:HS today I thought I'd share a photo that I've used on a couple of forums this week. I didn't take it - it was taken four years ago and is cropped from a photo of John and me - the photo that I used for my Salt LO this time.

I'd forgotten about HS today until I visited Janice's blog, so thanks, Janice, for the reminder.

Rosie Dee's challenge 8

Yay! I got this Rosie Dee challenge done within the timescale.

Rosie challenged us to make a 'trio of tags' for Christmas. This is a timely reminder that I need to make more before the sale at church in a week's time, so this has given me a nudge in the right direction.

Two of these tags were cuttlebug embossed and the other one randomly stamped with a Dawn Bibby designs stamp and embossed with detail silver. Most of the other bits are Syntego or Brenda Pinnick.

Rosie Dee's challenge 7

I know this is only a simple LO, but it's one I've been wanting to do for ages (and I still don't consider myself to be a scrapper, so still tend to do cards out of preference). Anyway, challenge 7 on Rosie Dee (I know, I know, challenge 8 will be over tomorrow and I'm only just doing 7!!) was to make a LO any size, but not 12 x 12. So I've done a 12 x 6.

The background paper is Shan Lawrence British Beach (very appropriate!) matted on to Craft Creations pale blue texture. The letters are Thickers vinyl. In case you can't see it very well, the word in brackets at the top is 'BRITISH' - says it all for this summer. You can see it clearly if you click on the picture to make it larger.

The photo of the deckchairs was one I took while on holiday in Eastbourne and at the time I thought it was crying out to be scrapped.

A simple LO, but I had fun doing it - thanks for the challenge to do something different.

Lots to do 33: black and white

A card for the current challenge on Lots to do: black and white.

Background papers are DCWV (I think - or might be Dovecraft - had them for some time). Sizzix car front die in shiny black with silver mirror headlights. The greeting across the top says 'Happy Birthday', but it's difficult to read on the photo because it's foiled with silver on a sparkly black. The number plate was printed with my dymo letratag:

Magnolia vs Stampavie challenge 1 sketch it

This is a card for the new challenge site Magnolia vs Stampavie.

A sketch was provided - a stamp has to be used from a designated list, which includes Magnolia, hence the tilda stamp which was coloured with various pencils and Sansodor.

Dottie's world: black, white & a splash of colour

Sunday's challenge on Dottie's world is 'black, white & a splash of colour'.

I used the Christening image from the Love & Marriage Dottie range, just adding the text and a peel off gold cross. I didn't have a gold heart, so I double embossed a plain one.

PS: I'd completely forgotten that there is a freebie Fairy Dottie image for anyone taking part in this challenge before tomorrow - thank you for the reminder, Louly.

And if anyone's reading this and hasn't taken part in the challenge - there's time until tomorrow - you need to use a Dottie download on your entry.

DCM sparkle & bling (and a late One Stop Craft)

I fully intended to do the 'things with wings' challenge on One Stop Craft, but I didn't start it till this morning and there's already a different challenge there now.

However, the challenge on DCM this week is 'sparkle and bling', so I made sure this card has plenty of that.

I'm not sure where the background paper is from (think it was free with a mag), but, if you look carefully, you can see that it has butterflies on it. I bought this gorgeous butterfly stamp a while ago and this is the first time I've used it - with versamark and silver detail EP. Just added a bit of bling and the sentiment. The silver leaves etc down the lefthand side is a self adhesive border (bought a pack of three different colours, but not really happy because they are difficult to get off the backing - tear easily).

This also fits the theme on the Sunday Stamper challenge 33: 'tie a yellow ribbon' on Ink on my fingers, so I'm linking for that.

I don't normally do much lemon or yellow, so this makes a change.

Had to take a flash photo because the light's so poor - it's raining (might replace later if light improves)

CBC weekend challenge 5

'The next challenge is to make a Invitation.

It can be for any event you like, it could be for coffee/wedding/party/Christmas dinner/New Years party.


I used a cuttlebug embossing which was then chalked with blends of Pebbles blues and mauves (a lot less subtle irl) and just added a bit of Sakura glitter pen around the invitation.

Anyone who lives locally: sorry, this isn't a real invitation!