Tuesday 17 November 2009

Blue Christmas again

This card is for wacky Wednesday hump day sketch 7 on Paper Popsicles:

It's also for Try it out Tuesday 44: 'we've got the blues'.

Papers are English Paper Company, chipboard snowman is Brenda Pinnick and snowflakes are paper cellar.

If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Birthday card

This is for Stamps and Smiles sketch 40:

The sketch looks as if it should be a Christmas card, but I couldn't see this actually mentioned, so I hope it's OK that I've made a birthday card.

The top section of the card is one piece of patterned paper cut into three (can't remember what this paper is), the strip across the bottom is K & Co.

The card is also for:

Paperplay 41: 'recipe - 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon, 3 buttons
Gingersnap 30 spicy supply: 'buttons'
Quixotic 1 and 2: 'birthday' and 'stitching' (on the ribbon)
There she goes 29: 'in stitches'

If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Turquoise and pink Christmas

This card is for Penny's challenge 15: 'it's a sketch':

And also for Apron strings 16: 'ad inspiration':

Another one for Little Red Wagon 2: 'use your scraps' - bright pink papers are from a couple of years ago, the turquoise card was in my scraps box and the chipboard snowflakes were originally part of a kit a couple of years ago - somehow they got left behind in the box.

It's also for:

365 cards day 259
: 'imagine this: snow' - not just the snowflakes, but the snow on the pink paper.
Crafty Creations 41: 'snow'
Pals paper arts 16: 'Christmas cheer' (another one for this)
Gingham girl's 'word of the week' 12: 'furfuraceous - consisting of or covered with flaky particles' - I think the snow on the pink paper is right for this.
Another one for Cute card Thursday 86: 'glitter me silly' - on the snowflakes
Another one for Frosted designs: 'bling it on' - glitter, shimmer - on the snowflakes

If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

Red, green and gold again

This card is for the sketch on Diva Coffee Break designs for challenge 153 (this is my first time of joining DCBD:

It's also for:

Tuesday Taggers: 'colours - red, green and gold
Creative Belli 78: 'Christmas with creative cuts and more - themed embellishments'
Little red wagon 2: 'use your scraps' - use last year's scraps - these are definitely last year's or even the year before - the paper came with a magazine (I think it was Making Cards) and the stars embellishments is a 3D sticker that has been waiting to be used some time)
Susie's sassy 1: 'Christmas' (another one for this new challenge blog)
Pals paper arts: theme challenge: 'Christmas cheer' (another 'first time' challenge for me)

You can't really see on the photo, but the stars are red and green.

If you go to the top of my blog you will find the post about my celebration candy - you've got to be in it to win it!

My CJ has come home

I've been so priveleged to be part of a Circle Journal group on Bubbly Funk forum over the past few months. Thank you, girls, for allowing me the opportunity to take part in your precious journals.

Thank you too, everyone, for your fab contributions to mine.

I wasn't sure how this would work out, because my theme for the CJ was 'What Next?' I asked each person to choose the topic for the next person - I think this worked out well.

My front cover:

My welcome and rules:

I asked Karen to tell us about when she was a teenager. Obviously Karen was already crafting by then - she says: 'I loved any craft and Mum and I would spend the winters playing with cane, wool, fabric ... anything really!'

Gez's theme chosen by Karen was friendship. Under the flap of 'friendship recipes', Gez says: 'Mix greetings and smiles thoroughly. Add hugs separately. Slowly stir in love. Sift sympathy and told in carefully. Bake in warm heart. Serve often.' How lovely is that?!

Suzie was asked for her favourite school memory. I've loved reading about the Debs Ball - and the super photo of the girls in their gorgeous white dresses.

Beth was asked which 3 people, dead or alive, she would like to invite to dinner. You can see Beth's choices and she says: 'I would hope that the four of us would all get along very nicely, laugh and have some fun. I'd love to be there and sit next to Robert de Niro!

Elaine was asked: 'What smell brings back a memory?' Elaine said that she hoped I would enjoy reading about her little advnture because she loved thinking about those happy times - yes, I did, thank you, Elaine - such a mixture of memories conjured up by smell!

Nicky's topic was 'Childhood favourite sweets' - what yummy choices, Nicky - mmm I can almost taste those black jacks - and I loved Spangles.

Net was asked what makes her laugh - I wasn't surprised to see Tinker and Harry on Net's pages and to know that parrot games were her source of fun.

Paddy had three wishes - super wishes, Paddy - I certainly hope they all come true, starting soon with passing your driving test

Leigh was asked: 'What is your favourite season?' This is a wonderful choice, with such beautiful colours - gorgeous photos Leigh has shared.

Sign in pages - everyone made a tag:

Back of my CJ:

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my CJ. I will certainly treasure it. Thank you, once again, girls.