Tuesday 21 April 2009

Green accordion card

For challenge 49 on 365 cards, Vicky gave instructions to make an accordion card. I'd never made one before and I must admit that I forgot to put the ribbon through first, so I did have to adapt mine, but I don't think it's too bad for a first attempt.

Now I've made one, I think I could do another one properly! It's good to try something different.

The theme this week on Inspire Me Thursday is 'green' so that is why I chose that colour as the predominant one for this card.

Black and white with LBD

There are a few challenges atm to use black and white monochrome.

On Colour Create challenge 12 this week the theme is black, white and pink, with the option of using polka dots - I know it doesn't look like it here, but the strip of ribbon on the right hand side of the first card is actually pink with white dots.

Challenge 6 on Creative Card Crew is 'monochrome madness', asking us to use black, white and grey/silver, so the first card is good for that, and Lots to do challenge 16 is also black and white, so I think both cards qualify.

Challenge 15 on Charisma Cardz is 'little black dress', so I've used a black dress on each of these cards, with papers from DCWV.

It's a while since I used any of these DCW papers and I've had the LBD stickers for ages, so it was nice to have some challenges that made me incorporate them.

Roll on summer!

Day 40 on 365 cards was: spring break - Pam said: ' For this card, I want to see you use the sun, sand, and surf to inspire you. I would love to be walking along the beach and looking out at the ocean, how about you?'

I've used 'British beach' paper at the bottom, but the rest of the card is made up of an advertising card that I received long ago and kept, wondering what to use it for. So I'm linking this card for two 'recycling' challenges this week: The Pink Elephant challenge 11: 'Don't throw that away!" and Our Creative Corner: get ready to recycle.

This week's challenge on Secret Crafter Saturday is 'create a scene', so I thought it would be good to include this ... looking forward to summer seaside scenes.

Created byhand challenge this week is 'colors blue and sand' - this card is good for that.

And, lastly, this card is good for Everybody Art challenge 36: only one scrappaper, climate change (roll on summer) - and the only scrappaper I used is the piece of 'British Beach' at the base of the card.

I love big blooms

On 365 cards yesterday (yes, I know I'm doing the challenges in the wrong order ... still got a few old ones to catch up with) the theme was 'picture this', with Pam supplying this picture as inspiration:

I don't need much excuse to use blooms - I love them - and I also love BG papers, one of my favourite ranges being Scarlet's Letter, so this is what I used for my background paper.

Deanne's Challenge 30 on Rosiedee last week was to use blooms, so I'm linking for this as well. I'm also linking as another submission for challenge 56: floral fantasy on Cute Card Thursday and for Dutch Dare 44: favorite things, because I've used some of my all-time favourite papers and also blooms, which I love using.

Score a pattern

Day 48 on 365 cards involved scoring a pattern, so I chose a white square card blank and scored it both ways at regular intervals, adding lots of PM 3D flowers and a couple of sentiments.

This is also good for Creative Belli 63: dry embossing and Alphabet Challenge: D is for ... dry embossing.

I'm also linking this for Cute Card Thursday challenge 56: floral fantasy (and will also be adding another card for this because I couldn't choose between them).

Challenge catch up begins!

When the challenges started on 365 cards I decided that I would try to join in all of them, which would give me some stock cards without too much hassle, but, of course, my craft re-organising put paid to that and so I've got behind.

I made four cards last night for various 365 challenges (and to fit others), so I'll start with the one that goes further back:

Day 38: That's it, I quilt! Pam gave us this pattern and asked us to make a card based upon it:

Mine is very simply a photo cut up into squares:

Back to crafting at last!!

Having sorted and re-organised my craft stuff ... took me sooooooo long, but I was determined to get it all sorted this time, rather than abandon the job halfway through as I usually do.

So now I'm back to actually doing some crafting and made four cards last night, which I'll show in separate posts as they are for various challenges.