Thursday 5 February 2009

Man card

I've glanced over at Raspberry Ribbons a few times, but this is the first time I've taken part in the challenge, which this week is sketch 14:

The background paper of this card is HOTP. The stamped image was another one I got in a blog prize and I coloured it with copics, simply added ribbon, ric rac and buttons:

This card is good for a couple of other challenges:
Lili of the Valley challenge 17: men and last week's Sunday Stamper challenge 44: blue. Also for One Stop Craft 14: buttons and bows (one or the other).

Have a cool day

Challenge 37 on A Spoonful of sugar this week is sketch by Tina46:

I've used K & Co Berry Sweet papers and a stamped image that I received as part of a blog challenge prize (sorry, I don't know what it is - perhaps someone can tell me, please) - I coloured it with copics.

I'm linking this card for Stamp Something's challenge: Summer in winter somethings, and also for Crafty Muse challenge: something sweet.

Unusual subject

I found a challenge blog called Awfully Big Art Adventure and the topic on there this week is: 'something to crow about'

I've combined this with this week's BG challenge 20 to use the following sketch:

I love doing the BG challenges because it always gives me a chance to play with some of my favourite papers, Scarlet's Letter being one of my favourite collections, so all the papers on this card are from that range and the crow image was printed from clipart, swiped with versamark and clear embossed (which isn't apparent on the scan).

More love in the air!

This card is my Valentine for John (gosh, it's done early this year!). I used the sentiments paper by DCWV and a piece of BG two scoops on the right hand side, plus a couple of strips of ribbon. The 'I followed my heart' sentiment was done on computer.

The hearts are chipboard, so I'm submitting the card for Deanne's challenge 20 on Rosiedee this week.

I swiped the chipboard hearts with versamark and covered in UTEE to give a bit more body. I then (with difficulty, because the hearts were thick) ran then through my big shot with the D'vine swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder. I then swiped all over with an ink red pad, covered with clear embossing powder and heated. Because the UTEE was underneath the embossing, when I heated the top layer, some of the base layer melted a bit more and blended the swirls. I didn't intend to do this, but quite like the effect, even though it was a mistake.

As I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, this card fits the love theme on the Cuttlebug challenge this week.

The challenge on Created by hand this week is to use a love quote, so I've done this - and last week's challenge on there was to use red or pink, so, even though it's officially late, I'm linking for that also.

OCC this week has the theme of 'crazy for hearts', so I think it fits this - although I didn't do any actual stamping, I used embossing powders and inks, so I hope it qualifies.

And last, but not least, Arty Girlz challenge 71 is red and white, so this fits there too.

Spring is in the air ... I don't think so!

This week's Sunday challenge on Dottie's World is: 'Spring is in the air' - looking out of my window, I don't think so!

For my card I used downloads from Girl about town (a background and Nicola) - I imported Nicola into Publisher, changed the colour to yellow and once it was printed I lightly coloured skin, hair etc and outlined with pencil.

The background paper is one that's been in my box for quite some time - I think it was originally from 'Making Cards' magazine.

I'm also linking this card for this week's TGIF 70: green.

Btw, there isn't a smudge mark on Nicola's dress - my scanner glass needs a clean!

'Hope you're feeling better SOON' card

For this card I've used the sketch from Friday Sketchers 37:

I've used a Dottie download image (I love this). I know that Dottie isn't actually sleeping, but, as she is in bed and will be sleeping when she's just finished this page of her book - and she's got her nightcap on ready - I thought I could get away with this for the challenge on ABC this week, which has got to Z and Alison says: 'Well Z is for ....... Zzzzzz sleeping'.

I've deliberately used the colours that are required for the first challenge on the new Colour Create challenge blog: pink, green, brown, so I'm linking for that.

The brown background paper is DCWV.

Salt: discipleship

It was my turn to choose the theme for the Salt challenge launched today and I chose 'Christian discipleship'. You can read what I said about it here.

My LO uses mainly DCWV papers, with cut outs done on my cricut with the Accent Essentials cartridge. The big outer circle was cut from Papermania floral background metallic. The letters are thickers. The leaves are cut by hand from a DCWV paper and the footprints in the sand were printed from computer.

We would love to see you joining in our Salt challenges and there is still time to apply to join our DT - info here.