Sunday 10 May 2009

Acetate card

I bought a Dawn Bibby kit from QVC a long, long time ago and only used a bit of the acetate and certainly never made a whole card with any of it - I have quite a few A4 sheets of it.

So, when I saw the challenge on 365 cards for day 56: see through Saturday, I thought about it, but have only just got round to making it. This is also good for Double Dutch challenge 17: clear and simple.

I followed the sketch on Sketch and Stash - and this card qualifies because it uses something that I've had for ages and ages and never used till now.

I have to laugh, because I went to the trouble of cutting the lilac square across the middle to make the two triangles, as in the sketch - and then covered the corners with the leaves, so you can't see I did it!

The embellishments are all from the DB kit. I've stuck a plain piece of white card on the inside reverse of the card so it can be written on.

CBCC093 on CBC is 'sheer elegance' so I'm also linking for that, as it's a 'sheer' card.


I've had a little catch up of the recent Inchy by inch challenges.

Three weeks ago, the topic was 'butterflies', so the first two inchies are for that (and I know they look bigger in the photos, but they really are only inchies). The first butterfly is cut from a Crafty Individuals miniature and the second one is a crystal tatoo. These butterfly inchies also fit this week's Crazy Amigo challenge: fly with me.

The second butterfly one is good, of course, for the next week's challenge, which was 'bling':

And, lastly, this week's challenge is 'faces', so I thought 'outside the box' and used parts of clock faces for the first two. The middle one says: 'it takes time to grow a friend'. The images were all cut from Crafty Individuals miniatures and stuck on various papers and inked:

The faces inchies are perfect too for challenge 18 'let's face it' on Lots to do (yes, I know, it's another late one!).

Milestone birthdays

The theme for challenge 38 on Cupcake is 'numbers', so I've chosen two 'milestone' birthdays to do a couple of quick, simple cards. As these both incorporate 'metallic', they are good for this week's ABC 'M is for metallic'.

These cards are also fine for another 365 cards challenge - day 62 'age is just a number'.

A card for mum

In many countries across the world today, notably in the USA, mother's day is being celebrated, so it's no surprise that this is the theme of a few challenges this week. Of course, here in the UK, mother's day was in March (always three weeks before Easter), so I've made a 'mum' card, but it's not specifically for mother's day, just an 'any time' card.

So this is for challenges on Created by hand, Dutch Dare and day 65 on 365 cards (another 365 one ticked off the list!)

This card is also for two challenges on Rosiedee. Firstly, Deanne's challenge 32 was to use peel offs (oh dear ... I had just a few strays left ...) and Rosie's challenge 33 was this sketch:

I used Sakura glaze pens to colour in the peel offs (which had been mounted on to a creamy/yellowy card). The papers are HOTP, except for the stripy background, which was from the inside of an envelope. I didn't have a 'mum' sentiment in blue, so I used a cream one and chalked it (colours match better irl than on here).

Tanda Teaser 96 (yes, I know it's late!) is 'yellow and blue', so this is OK for that (although there's no stamping in sight - actually, colouring the peel offs and cutting took me longer than it would have done to stamp something similar).
It's also good for CBCC096 'cafe culture' and for DCM's 'mum's the word'.

365 Card of the week

I've been awarded the 365 card of the week, as part of this week's top trio! 'We loved your crisp clean grad card.' - you can see it here. What a surprise. Thank you.

365 Cards

If you haven't yet visited 365, please go along and have a look - and perhaps join in the challenges - there is such variety there.