Monday 26 January 2009

A little crafting therapy

After quite a tiring day, including visiting mum in hospital and my back not feeling good, I'm having a little crafting therapy.

Quite some time ago I bought a set of four stamps, one of which is the lace one I've used for this card (can't remember what make they are or where I got them).

I followed sketch 79 on Sketches by Tamara:

I decided to do this card to join in the Wednesday Stamper challenge of 'lace' as well.

Apart from stamping the lace stamp with versamark and embossing with white detail on a sparkly black card, I just used rub ons on to a simple pale pink card. I was a bit concerned, because the rub ons were cheap ones from Poundland (had them ages) and these don't usually take on textured card, but I used my new BG rub on tool and it worked fine, so I even managed to get one on to the stamped image of the lace.

Moonwalk Monday

Paula, from Ayup Me Duck, is raising money for her Moonwalk. Every week she is giving away something to the person who is picked from comments left on her blog. This week's give-away is a paper crimper and Paula says: 'If you would like to win this paper crimper, then please leave a comment on this post and be prepared to leave a minimum £2 donation at my Justgiving site if you win it.'

For more information and to join in leaving a comment and/or giving, please visit Paula's blogs.

I was fortunate to win these stamps from week two - they arrived today:

Thank you, Paula - and hope that you are successful in raising lots and lots of money for this worthy cause.

Bee-lated birthday card

Oh dear! I forgot someone's birthday. I wasn't going to do any crafting atm (going to see mum this afternoon), but I've taken a bit of time out to make a bee-lated card. I used the sketch on Our Creative Corner this week:

The bee was in my 'animals' box, the sentiment was created on computer; the papers are all BG sugared.

And I used one of my rare peel offs (a legacy of times past!), so this qualifies for challenge 44 on Rainbow Lady this week - to use peel offs (I know, I've only used one small one). I coloured in the peel off with Sakura gelly roll glaze pens (haven't used any of those for a while).