Thursday 5 November 2009

From our house to yours

This card is for challenge 111 on No time to stamp - the instruction was to make a 3 panel accordion card.

I had five Christmas tags with houses on them, so it seemed ideal to use them on this card. The background papers are BG figgy pudding and the wording is computer generated. The papers have been distressed a bit and inked with blush rose chalk ink.

This is also for Gingersnap Creations 29: chestnut theme: 'cozy home'.

And Kraftin' Kimmie challenge 4 'tag you're it' calls for a tag or tags to used on a card.

The inside can be displayed either like this:

or like this:

Girls just wanna have fun

This card is for sketch challenge 89 on Taylored Expressions (I turned it on its side):

It's also for Stampin' for the weekend challenge 22: 'back to the 80s with a twist' - 'orange, blue and purple' and Use one of the following Song Titles from the 80s for inspiration
Girls on Film - Duran Duran
Dirty Laundry - Don Henley
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

You can see which I chose - I felt that this girl was certainly having fun.

And, talking of the 80s, reminds me that day 249 on 365 is 'do the decade': the 80s - '
So how do the 80's inspire you? Or rather, how will they inspire your card?' Definitely 'girls just wanna have fun!'

The BG marrakech and june bug papers were ideal for the colour combo. The image is one I received in a swap - coloured with copics. 'FUN' is a DCWV chippie.

I think my scanner needs a clean again - sorry for the marks on the card (not irl).

Blue Christmas

This card is for the sketch on Clean & Simple challenge FTL66:

It's also for these challenges:

Cute Daisy May: 'blue Christmas'
Colour Create 31: 'blue, silver and white' (inspirational picture) optional: winter and glitter (both here)
Roses on paper 24: 'a Christmas card' - must use a qualifying stamp - I've used Magnolia 'party Tilda'
Creative Craft 2: 'Christmas fun' (I think Tilda is having fun! lol!)
Just Magnolia 29: 'monochrome' - blue
Stampavie and more 68: stars (plenty on here)
By the cute and girly 2: 'winter wonderland'
Penny's paper-crafty: 'winter' theme - 'but... your project MUST include either glitter or sparkles AND somewhere on there I want to see some ribbon!' - there's stickles glitter glue, sparkly gems and ribbon here
Copic Creations 15: 'red hair'
Creative card crew 35: ribbons and gems (the glittery stars are stick-on gems)

The snowflake paper is Frances Meyer and the foiled strip across the bottom is from a recent Christmas Kanban kit. The ribbon across the bottom is K & Co. I coloured Tilda with copics, glittered her wings with Stickles and highlighted the stars with Sakura silver pen. Silver star gems were added on the corners of the image and the sentiment.

The photo isn't as good as the scan in some respects, but does show the glitz and glitter better:

Art creations Friday 46 and 47

It's been a while since I particpated in Art creations Friday - I meant to do something for challenge 46, a lovely background:

but somehow time went by and I didn't do anything. This is the pictur for 47:

So I decided to digitally merge and play around with the two pictures and this is what I ended up with:

Joyeux Noel

Last night I tried out a technique using alcohol blending solution to wipe away excess alcohol ink on metallic sheet that had been run through the holly Cuttlebug embossing folder - you can see it here.

The theme for Tanda Teaser 122 is 'metallize!', so I thought I'd dig out the silver metal sheet that I've had stashed away for quite a while and see what I could come up with. The embossed metal sheet also qualifies the card for Try it out Tuesday 41: 'metal musings'.

I've used the sketch on Moving along with the times challenge 19:

The paper is scrapperdashery 'the holly and the ivy - without the ivy', which, being double sided, seemed perfect for making the fold back frame - I cut a cross in the paper, folded back and tore the edges. 'Borders and frames' is the topic of challenge 27 on Fun with shapes and more and The digi kitty Meow Monday challenge this week is 'framed', although I'm not sure whether this card qualifies because I haven't used a digi image. Theme Thursday today is 'borders'.

Challenge 40 on Paperplay is 'parlez vous' - 'French or Spanish, Greek or Japanese, Irish or Catalan, use any language other than English.' - I used an Anna Griffin sentiment stamp for the 'Joyeux Noel'.

As the main colour of the card is green, this is good as another link for the ABC challenge 'G is for Green'.