Tuesday 29 December 2009

Tails of a bright Noel

For this card I've used a House Mouse stamped image 'tails of a bright Noel', so I'm linking for House Mouse challenge 29: 'winter wishes'. This is the first time I've done a card for the HM challenge blog - I didn't have any HM stamps, but Gez kindly sent me some stamped images.

The inspiration challenge for 2010 Christmas card week 4 on Sparkle creations is this picture:

I've coloured the image with copics, among which I've used the colours for this week's challenge 44 on Copic Colour: Y15 Cadmium yellow, BG05 holiday blue, E47 dark brown.

The colours given this week for ColourQ 13 are all on this card too: ' melon mambo, pretty in pink, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip + white. These are similar colours to those this week for cupcake inspiration 39 on Hope stamps eternal.

The theme currently on Sunday stamper 84 is 'I believe' - you can just about see the word 'believe' on this lovely Christmas paper, which is an offcut from last year - it has a beautiful sheen to it that you can't see on here. The paper behind it was free from a magazine. I used up another piece of ribbon that was left from a previous card (my two resolutions again: Christmas cards throughout the year and use offcuts).


I'm making two crafting resolutions for the new year and have already started them - to make Christmas cards throughout the year and also to use up pieces of paper instead of starting new ones so much (I'm not sure that I'll keep to this one because I love new papers).

Anyway, this card is for the 'Nativity' challenge on All that scraps.

I've used a couple of pieces of paper that have been in the box since last Christmas and also a piece of ribbon left from the previous card I made earlier this evening.

The nativity scene image is a Charmed cards & crafts download from their bumper Christmas collection.

Kiss under the mistletoe

For this card I used the sketch on Pals Paper Arts 22:

The image is a Dottie download from Charmed cards & crafts bumper Christmas collection 'Christmas kiss', so I'm linking this card for this week's Dottie's world challenge: it's a girl thing' - I figured that although George is the one holding the mistletoe, Dottie is certainly doing 'a girl thing' and flirting with him.

This is also for ABC: 'K is for kissing' and for Rosie-Dee 61: 'digi sparkle' - the Dottie download is a digi and the ribbons are sparkly.

Papers are from the free pad from Cardmaking & Papercraft, plus some glittery ribbons (either Dovecraft or DCWV - can't remember which):

So that's another Christmas card!

Ballerina card

I was commissioned to make a ballerina card for a 4 year old's birthday, so I based the card on Sweet sketch Wednesday 29:

I'm also linking for Flutter by Wednesday 89, which this week is an open theme, but, of course, has to include a butterfly, fairy or angel. I know that strictly speaking this is a ballerina, but she is so sweet that I'm sure she could be mistaken for a fairy! Using a combination of lemon, pink and lilac fits today's Paperminutes 94: 'colour explosion' - to use at least three colours.

The pink and lemon hearts card is part of the Dawn Bibby cupcake kit (but I thought it was just right for this), the ballerina, the strip across the middle and the sentiment are from the 'music and dance' kit from QVC. The other bits and pieces are Jolees and unknown stickers. The pink heart gems at the top left (they look red here, but they are pink) are Poundland bling.