Saturday 16 May 2009

Bon Voyage

This card is for CBCC092 template, supplied by Clare:

It's also for day 76 on 365 cards: 'four corners', the idea being to embellish the corners.

I'm also linking for Keryn Campbell's colour challenge 19: pale plum, rose red, mellow moss and a neutral.

The background paper is Anna Griffin, the lilac strip is K & Co and the pictures are Crafty Individuals. The sentiment was produced on my dymo letratag and the bag charm is one I've had for ages that originally was on a bracelet.

As Rome and Paris are depicted on this card, it's OK for challenge 62 on Paperminutes this week: 'cities;.

Helping hand for a new home

This is for this week's sketch 31 on Crafts4eternity:

The card is also for Creative Belli challenge 65, a colour challenge:

And for Mixed Media Monday 'helping hand' (I think the silhouette image is appropriate).

The subject of March 3 challenge on JB is 'home sweet home' and Alphabet Challenge this week is 'H is for ...' so mine is 'home' .

Bravely (or foolishly, whichever way you look at it) the sentiment is handwritten, so qualifies the card for day 74 on 365 cards: 'DIY, handwritten sentiment'.

Background paper is Tutti Frutti. I've used a small piece of one of my 'shaving foam technique' patterns, shown earlier in the day, across the bottom of the card.

BF NRC PP5 L for leather

This is the last BF NRC photo prompt for today: L for leather:

More to come tomorrow.

BF NRC PP4 B for bottle

My prompt for PP4 is 'B for bottle'.

This shot is taken from above my box of stickles and alcohol inks:

Call in 4 a coffee

For this card I've used one of the 'shaving foam technique' patterns that I showed earlier - although, sadly, I've covered much of it!

I've used the sketch that Kathy has supplied as a challenge on FB NRC: I used a coffee image for day 75 on 365 cards: Imagine this: coffee.

The colours used are right for Kwerner Design color inspiration 51: chocolate, rose, mustard, white (although I've just discovered it's too late to link for this - nevermind). This is also appropriate for One Stop Craft challenge 29: colours pink and brown.

Another one for CBCC096: 'cafe culture' and also appropriate for Everybody Art challenge 39: 'friends and family'.

You can't see the mustard ribbon strip very clearly here - it's embossed and looks much better irl. The 'friends's is Brenda Pinnick.

BF NRC PP3 B for beauty

PP3 for BF NRC is 'B for beauty'.

I have to confess that I'm showing some photos that have been seen before on my blog, but they fit the prompt so well (and I haven't had the inspiration or time to find anything better this morning).

I'm hoping that this one will give plenty of scope for the girls on BF to join in.

BF NRC foam fun

Gez gave instructions for the fun foam technique - involving shaving foam and alcohol inks.

The first one uses stream, denim and wild plum inks:

The second one uses red pepper, butterscotch and oregano inks:

I enjoyed having a messy time with this technique.

I'll use these on a card later.

BF NRC PP2 U for underneath

The second photo prompt for BF NRC is 'U for underneath'.

For this I've used old photos and scanned them.

The first one is my dear cat Misty, who sadly became ill at the age of 6 and had to be put to sleep - that was way back in 1989. She was such a character and beautiful too. This is a picture of her 'underneath' a chair.

In 1996, John and I welcomed a kitten into our home and here he is sheltering 'underneath' a nest of tables:

And here he is when he was a bit older, enjoying a snooze 'underneath' a drying umbrella:

BF May inchies swap

These are the inchies I received in the BF May swap - aren't they just gorgeous?

BF NRC PP1 B for blue

As part of the BF NRC this weekend, I'm giving folk the challenge of taking photos for various prompts - or showing photos that have been taken in the past.

The first prompt is: 'B for blue' and this is my 'blue' composition:

BF NRC ten minute mini book

For the BF NRC Kathy gave us a link with instructions for making a ten minute mini book. I actually made this last night - took me fifteen minutes! but the piece of ribbon I wanted to use was very creased, so I needed to get the iron out this morning so I could finish off the little book. I used Dovecraft retro floral prints papers throughout, with a piece of DCVW textured card for the cover (I cheated a bit with that). The papers were 8 x 8, which made it a bit easier to prepare the 8 x 4 sheets.

Thanks, Kathy, for a lovely challenge. I'm not sure what I'll do with the mini book, but think I'll definitely make more of them.