Saturday 14 November 2009

Glitz and bling pyramid

This card is for:

Basic Grey week 8: 'glitz and bling' (I used wassail papers) - the PM Daisy & Dandelion Christmas garland embossed and glittered transfers provide the glitz and bling - also the gold glittered red ric rac
Paper Garden projects: fourth Fridayfun: 'bring on the bling'
Frosted designs: 'bling it on'
Fab's Christmas 45: 'hanging card' (I haven't managed the 'diva', but I've managed to make this to hang
365 cards day 125: 'it's a snap' - Use some sort of closure on your card (the ric rac on the side)
Magical cards fortnight 1: 'a Christmas card and a Christmas ornament - red, green and gold' (covers both, I think - it's a card - can write inside - but also can stand up or hang
Jacksonbelle Tuesday: 'make something for Christmas' - this seems appropriate, because it's a bit more than an ordinary card

Thinking of you and remembering

This is a simple card in response to the prompt given for cupcake inspiration 32 on Hope stamps eternal:

It's also for Creative inspirations 35: new or neglected (sadly, part of a kit from QVC that has been neglected - OK for quick cards, but no real crafting involved, except the colouring of the poppy with copics). It so happens that it also fits CI's previous challenge 34: red and black.

'Thinking of you' is this week's challenge on Simon says.

Last Sunday was 'remembrance day' in the UK, symbolised by the poppy, so I'm also linking this for this week's Bubbly Scrumptious challenge 11: 'remembrance'.

'Remembrance' is also this week's topic on Created by hand.

Pink roses

This card is for Bee Crafty 17: photo inspiration:

which needs to include a digi download - the paper is a digi from Funky Hand.

It's also for CPS card sketch 141:

The ribbon is DCWV and the roses picture is recycled.

Arctic polar bear

This card is for the sketch this week on CLP 9:

It's also for:

Colour Create 31: 'blue, silver and white'
Crafty Creations 41: 'snow'
365 cards day 259 (today): 'Imagine this: snow'
Secret Crafter Saturday 58: 'four seasons' (winter)
Sunflowers and Dragonflies 17: 'Oh Canada' (arctic polar bear)
Tuesday taggers: 'no patterned papers'
Everybody art 65: 'distressing' (the whitewashed core'dination card was sanded to reveal the darker core)
Just us girls 7: 'dry embossing'
Lots to do 46: 'embossing'
Die cuts R us: 'emboss something'
Susie's sassy 1: 'Christmas'
Sparkle creations: 'any Christmas card'
Christmas stampin': choose a challenge that you haven't yet done: 24: stampless

The polar bear was a free download from this site. The white card and the whitewashed core'dination card were embossed with cuttlebug Swiss dots.

Another 'green' card that isn't!

This card is for day 253: Super Sketch Sunday on 365 cards:

This is another 'green' card - I'm not surprised if your reaction is to scratch your head because there's no green to be seen. The 'green' element is that the acetate and the flowers are recycled, so it fits in again with How much is too much? 119: 'going green'.

It's also good for:

Crazy for challenges 11: acetate
Cooking it up with Kate 5: recipe:
a. Use a flower. If possible use it in a different way such as folded, as part of the pattern of the paper, embossed into the cardstock (I've used flowers, but nothing much unusual, except they have been recycled and are raised up with foam pads)
b. Use something clear or see through/reflective. Examples are a Dew Drop, Rhinestone, Acetate, a window in the card, a mirror (there is definitely acetate and glitter on here)
c. Choose a sketch from another challenge as your layout.

Another one for Cute card Thursday 86: 'glitter me silly!' - there is glitter on the flowers, on the acetate and the base card is glittered (although that doesn't really show here) and Frosted designs: 'bling it on'

The strip of embossed acetate has been stuck on to a piece of Making Memories paper and is good for:
Just us girls week 7: 'dry embossing'
Lots to do 46: 'embossing'
Die cuts R us: 'emboss something'

Cook up a card
November recipe is ' 3 flowers, 2 gems and 1 butterfly' (I hope I'll be forgiven that there are more than 2 gems on the acetate)

It's very difficult to get a photo of a card that has acetate and glitter on it - I tried several times - and this is as good as it gets:

Pink, white and wafer

Having done a 'pink, white and wafer' card earlier for Rosie-Dee 57, I discovered I'd forgotten that there was a sketch to follow. So I've now done another card for the given sketch:

This time I made a birthday card. The ribbon across the top is DCWV, the roses picture is a recycled one, touched up with shock pink copic - which qualifies it for How much is too much? 119: going green, although, of course, it's pink! (I might try and make another one which is also green as well as recycled).

There is no patterned paper on this card, so it's good for this week's challenge on Tuesday taggers: 'no patterned papers'.

Another one for Cute card Thursday 86: 'glitter me silly!' (on the ribbon and the roses) - also for Frosted designs: bling it on.

It also fits the recipe for C.R.A.F.T. 25: 1 tag, 1 sentiment and 1 ribbon.

Pink Christmas

This card is for Sweet Sunday sketch 43 on the Sweetest Thing:

It's also for:

Something Completely different: 'pink with a Christmas tree'
Rosie-Dee 57: 'pink, white and wafer' ('wafer' is the corrugated card) (Oh! d'oh! I'm such a wally - I forgot there was a RD sketch to follow - will make another card for this)
Charisma cardz 45: merry and bright
Stamping Bella Bellarific: 'wild care' anything
Paper Cutz 17: use a hand stamped or digital image
365 cards day 251: 'dream duo' - two favourite colours to work with - bright pink and black

Papers and ribbon are DCWV; the stamp is unknown (received in a swap) - anyone recognise it, please?

SNR 'Thankful for friends' blog hop

Salt Faith Challenge blog is taking part in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop - you can read about it here and see the Salt crafting response.

This is the card that I've contributed, using a BG paper for the background, a favourite Magenta stamp coloured with copics, Stamping Up sentiment stamp and dymo tape for the verse:

Penny Black 74: song title/lyrics

I've been thinking about this challenge by Penny Black. I just love the stamp of the cat playing the flute and wanted to use that, but was a bit stumped for the song lyrics ... and then the obvious came to me from 'Cats', the musical:

"Come give us a tune on your pastoral flute!"
And Billy'd strike up on his pastoral flute

And Billy'd strike up on his pastoral flute

I haven't had time to make a card for this, so I'm just going to show a couple I made before, but will replace with another when I can.