Saturday 7 March 2009

Hoppy Birthday card

Day 3 on 365 cards was 'Tuesday trio' - use a button, a flower and a ribbon on a card.

I used Sue's sketch 10 on Pollycraft Monday to make the card:

I flipped it on it's side and used the Pollycraft download 'hoppy Birthday'. I added a ribbon at the bottom for the scalloped part of the sketch and a button and a flower, so it qualifies for the 365 challenge.

And on CBC Clare set CBCC090 'child's play': 'For today's challenge we want you to make something CHILDISH', so I think it fits the bill for that.

Ad inspired card

When I looked at challenge 4 on 365 cards 'ad inspired card' I was confused (yes, it doesn't take much!) and wasn't sure whether we needed to make a card inspired by the ad chosen by Kristie or one of our own choice. In the end I went with the one chosen by Kristie:

And this is what she said about it:

'I instantly love the boldness of this image. I am a big black and white fan, but also the addition of orange, pink and yellow really adds spunk. They are great colors you wouldn't originally think would go together, but they create a dramatic combination. I also really love how the table and wall graphic are offset from each other, it takes a simple room (or in our case, card) and adds more interest. I used this as the basic inspiration of my card by sliding things over to one side. Over all, this is definitely a party I would LOVE to go to! I think using ads for inspiration is such a great way to try new colors and learn that what "looks good" may be different than what you would expect. I hope this inspires you as much as it did me.Happy crafting.'

The card is also based on Kazan's 21 sketch on 2 sketches 4 you:

I used a kanban base card and offcuts of Ethan Kate Evening Wear 'tile check' and 'brush stripe':

Sorry that the card looks so crooked, but it was the only way to get a photo without the flash rebounding off the satin sheen of the sentiment panel.

365 cards day 5: thankful it's Thursday

Day 5 on 365 cards was 'thankful it's Thursday' - the idea is to make a thank you card that can easily be reproduced: 'create a thank you note that you could make a lot of.'

So I went to my cricut wild card cart yet again and this time produced a flower card. The cricut cuts the flower and the background of the card. I added a piece of card behind the flower, so that I could then add the 'thanks', which was also generated with the cricut.

The double sided paper was Fancy Pants Celebrate Jubilate.

The inside and back of the card:

Welcome baby boy card

Today's challenge on 365 cards is 'shape up!' - 'card should be shaped like a circle, or a circle must be the dominating shape.'

So I've made another 'doiley' card using the wild card cart with my cricut.

I'm linking this for The Pink Elephant challenge 4: 'ribbons and die cuts' - I know there is only one die cut on the card, but the whole card itself is one big die cut!

I used a piece of American Crafts the goods 'giggle', which, being double sided, gives a nice matching blue lining to the card. The card is 6" in diameter (in future I'm going to choose 5.5" so that I can easily get two out of a 12" x 12" paper - found out just now that you can't get another one the same size, obviously, because of the bit of a margin that the cricut leaves):