Saturday 7 February 2009

Forever friends: tall and thin (+ oriental)

I missed last week's challenge on Forever Friends, which as 'oriental', so I've combined it with this week's, which is 'tall and thin'. I used to make quite a lot of this type of card, but haven't done so for a long time now, so it made a change.

Bakcground paper and strips are Kanban; the forever friend stamp was embossed with detail powder and coloured with copics.
I was going to also link this as another card for the DCM 'oriental splendour' challenge, but then realised that it has got some black in it (but not much).

DCM: oriental splendour

On DCM this week the subject is 'Oriental Splendour', but Sue has said that there must be no red or black. I think my card qualifies, with the yellowy beige and purple colours of the Kanban papers, with the gold embossing of the stamped image and sentiments:

Inchy by inch: winter (revisited!)

I admit that with my first attempt for this week's Inchy by inch challenge I cheated and made a couple of twinchies.

So I've revisited the challenge and I cropped and resized down part of one of my snowy pictures taken in the garden early this week - and added the 'Summerhouse in Winter' text. This is the inchie scanned in real size:

Just so you can see it a bit more, here it is blown up to a bigger size user the scanner, but it does lose some of its resolution, so is a lot crisper in the inchie size:

I think a few snippets of photos like this might work well on Christmas cards - sort of make a serendipity of snow scenes.

UKStampers 24: postcard from Australia

I know that I'm late with this one, but I ordered the koala and kangaroo stamps specially and they didn't arrive in time to do this challenge. I used a rubbadubbadoo stamp that I got with a giraffe one to stamp the leaves randomly over and over again, placing the koala within them (sorry, not very clear on the scan). The kangaroo was coloured with copics and the G Day is PM alphabet stickers. The background paper is K & Co Brenda Walton mira pad:

As I used archival inks (library green for the leaves and sepia for the koala and kangaroo) and also copics, I'm submitting it also for the challenge CBCC079 on CBC: pens, pencils and paints.

UKStampers 25: postcard from Iceland

Having said I'd use my twinchies on a Christmas card, I suddenly remembered UKStampers challenge 25: postcard from Iceland and thought they were appropriate to use on this.

The background has been run through the cuttlebug swiss dots folder and then stamped with a PM stamp and white embossed. Having already embossed the card, I wasn't sure whether the stamping would 'take' but it did (wouldn't have shown up if I hadn't heat embossed).

You can see the UKStampers blog here.

Inchy by inch: winter

The current challenge on Inchy by inch is 'winter'. I have used core'dinations card with cuttlebug embossing folders, distressed with one of my BG precision files.

I have a confession to make, though - these are twinchies, rather than inchies (because of the size of the embossing folders):

I think I'll make some more of these and incorporate them on to Christmas cards. Although I had the embossing folders way before Christmas, I never used them last year.

Inchy by inch: buttons

This one is a week behind with this Inchy by inchy challenge, but I thought I'd still join in, especially as I found this appropriate background paper among my K & Co berry sweet papers.

Irl the buttons are tiny - this really is an inchie, even though it looks bigger here (and you can see traces of the silicone glue, which you can't see irl!):

Clown card

This is a card I've made incorporating the twinchie I made last night for the 'clowns' challenge. The pieces of red/purple backing are DCWV pocket full of posies. The card could have a number added for a child's birthday.