Monday 21 December 2009

A winter warming cuppa

This card is for the sketch for Paperminutes 92:

Creatalicious challenge 5 for this month calls for 'something old, something new, something torn and something blue - then 'old' is BG lime rickey papers that I've had for some time now, the new is the large blue chippie tag, another one from the Poundland festive 3D decorations, the torn is the piece of paper across the bottom and the blue is the tag and some of the paper.

I've used the colours of SPCC 28: 'pumpkin pie, bordering blue, always artichoke'.

There she goes 34: 'baby it's cold outside' asks for a non-holiday winter card, with the bonus of added sparkle (the chipboard tag has quite a bit of sparkle on it) and Stampin' B 37 is 'use a beverage on a card', although I apologise that it's a chipboard tag and not stamped.

The elements required for Design dollies this week are 'buttons' and the colours for the fianl challenge of 2009 on Dollies are: 'kraft, light blue and orange'.

This is also another for Crafty Ann 4: 'any colours except red or green', Whimsy 33: 'chip off the block' and Kaboodle 20: 'sparkling winter'.

Jolly holidays

Why is it that, although I've done all my Christmas cards for this year - and I have quite a lot of Christmas stash over, ready to make cards for next year - that a couple of weeks ago when I was in Poundland and saw some 'festive 3D decorations' - chippie for cards to you and me - that I bought them - and I'm now beginning to use them on cards that will now be for next year?!

Anyway, this card uses two of those chipboard pieces for the sketch for Truly Scrumptious challenge 22:

Truly Scumptious 22 also called for the use of some vellum, so I've used a piece of white vellum with pale blue snowflakes here and there, to overlay a piece of BG figgy paper, securing at the top with two snowflake brads. The 'Jolly' and 'Holidays' chippie pieces then help stick the vellum down - and, hey presto, a quick card!

There are a fair number of Christmas, snow, winter challenges around and a few others that this card fits:

Another one for Irit Shalom designs royal challenge 2, which calls for lots of other challenges to be included:

In the cottage studio: 'let it snow' rumble
No time to stamp? 118: 'CAS snow' - to include some sparkle, which is on the chippie pieces
Crazy4challenges 15: 'snowmen and/or snowflakes'
Our creative corner: 'let it snow'
Secret crafter Saturday challenge 62: 'snow' (sorry, a bit late for this one)
Ann's creative nook 70: non-traditional Christmas colours
Another one for Sophisticat 15: 'Christmas theme' - anything goes
And another one for Simon says: 'merry Christmas'
Crafty Ann 4: 'any colours except red or green'
Another for Cafe mojo: 'wishes for the holidays!
And another for One powerful hour: 'holiday music - a holiday song' - this time: 'Let it snow!'
And also for Twisted Thursday: 'share your holiday cards
Another for Creative card crew 41: 'anything goes'
Whimsy 33: 'chip off the block'
Kraftin' Kimmie 10: 'sparkle, baby' (lots of sparkle on the chippie pieces)
And also Crafty calendar 3: 'winter with option of sparkle and bling'
Kaboodle 20: 'sparkling winter'
Pals paper arts 21: 'theme challenge - winter wonderland'
ColourQ 11: 'basic gray, bashful blue, very vanilla, whisper white'
Cupcake 71: 'a time for celebration'
Mixed media Monday: 'frosty'
My time to craft 70: 'Yuletide wishes'
Another on for C.R.A.F.T.: 'free for all' and Polka doodles 31: 'free theme'