Friday 15 May 2009

Lythan's Bloggyversary Draw

Lythan has some super blog candy on offer to celebrate her three years of blogging.

I love to visit her blog - such inspirational crafting as well as what she has to share in writing.

If you visit, you won't be disappointed.

Looking through my window

This card is for sketch 14 on Card Patterns:

This is so much like a window, that my card is also for challenge 30 on The Cuttlebug Spot.

This is my first time on both of these challenge blogs.

I stuck the white frame over a photo taken a couple of years ago - it is the view of our garden from my craft room window.

The trim at the bottom of the card has been embossed with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder.

BF NRC getting distressed!

Joanne challenged us to get distressed! using one of the technique on Sir Tim's video.

I used his second technique - patting distress ink pads on my craft sheet and spritzing with water, then dabbing the paper on to it, heating and doing it again. For the background of the card I used a piece of BG ambrosia (a light grey) and used old paper and tattered rose distress inks. For the panel I used these inks with the addition of brushed corduroy and then stamped with black soot using Hero Arts Distressed Spring background stamp.

Thanks for another good challenge, Joanne.

Bubbly Funk Non Retreaters Crop (NRC in future)

Today some of the members of the Bubbly Funk forum are meeting up for a weekend retreat. Some of us haven't been able to join them, so Kathy had the super idea of us having a 'Non Retreaters Crop'.

So this is for Joanne's 'Pop up gift card holder'.

The papers are American Crafts a la Mode Parfait and Eclair - which are both double sided.

I've slipped in my Boots advantage card to show where a gift card would be slotted in.

Orange, black and white

I've missed some of the BG challenges (I love any excuse to use BG papers), but have done this week's challenge 34 based on Anthea's sketch:

I've used ambrosia papers. As these are black, white and orange, I'm also submitting this for challenge 59 on My Time to Craft 'black and white plus one' (yes, I know it's very late for this).

Bex challenge us (JB April 1) to make a card with orange as the main colour (I think there's enough orange on this one).

CBC ATCs for May

This month the ATC swap on CBC is based on this sketch template:
I've used BG Scarlet's letter papers and a stamp from the Daisy and Dandelion 'Pickles and Onion' range - it's the smaller of the two elephants - think that must be Onion, but I'm not sure which is which - perhaps someone can enlighten me?! I used copics to colour. The pieces of ribbon are Craft House.

Anyway, as it's an elephant, I'm linking for Alphabet Challenge E is for ... elephant.

The challenge this week on ABC is 'N is for ... not a card' and on Daisy and Dandelion it's 'anything but a card', so these ATCs do nicely for both.

As these ATCs have pockets, I'm linking for Dewdrop Craftz challenge: 'Pocket full of ...'

And, lastly, 'animal antics' for this week on Papertake Weekly.