Thursday 4 March 2010

Fun with circles and scallops

This card is for the sketch on Taylored Expressions 102:

It's also for:

Inspire me (stamp away with me)
colour cue challenge: 'white, red, turquoise, light brown/kraft'
Fun with shapes 42: 'letter/stamp' - I cut the scalloped panel with one of Nellie's multiframe rectangular dies
Flourishes timeless 56: 'scallops'
Squigglefly 38: 'fun borders'
All that scraps: 'dots & stripes'
Cupcake 80: 'round and round' - lots of circles

The background paper is Artic frog lilly pad Sunday brunch. The stamped image is Timless memoirs stamped on to a piece of envelope lining. Red striped paper is unknown.

The sun is shining

The sun is shining atm - I can feel the warmth through the window (although still grateful for the central heating). However we feel, the sunshine makes us feel a bit better.

This week's challenge on Daring Cardmakers is 'here comes the sun', so I've made a bright sunshine card, using the sketch for Friday Sketchers 91:

It's also for:

Raise the bar
7: 'three's company' - I used three strips of patterned paper down the card, three pearls, three flowers
Play date 19: 'deep yellow, pale yellow, white'
Dollies element challenge: 'springtime' - Spring inspired project, that features the something SUNNY predominantly (e.g., the sun, sunflowers, a pun on "sun," etc...), as well as the color YELLOW....
Stampavie 84: 'spring'
Res-Q heartbeats 2 challenge 34: 'use happy spring colours' - and I also used a required digital image
By the cute and girly: 'spring is in the air'
Pals paper arts 32: 'spring'
Pollycraft 35: 'distressing' - tearing the ovals
Dare U 2 digi 32: 'pearls' - and I've used a required digi image
Crafty creations 57: 'all one colour'
Hand full of stamps 18: 'let it shine'
Paper Garden project fourth Friday fun for February: 'farewell to winter'
Scrappy frogs: 'challenge yourself' - I don't often use yellow

Salt challenge

It's Salt challenge day again (how two weeks goes by).

These past two weeks have actually been difficult ones for us - to be honest I was wondering how I was going to tackle Kim's topic - you can read about it here.

In the end, I went for the most simple response. Every time I tried to think of what to do, the verse from Deuteronomy 6:5 was uppermost in my thoughts, echoed by the words of Jesus in Matthew 22:37ff.

Originally I thought of making some sort of plaque that I could put up in my craft room. However, I'd found a picture of flames somewhere on the internet (sorry, can't acknowledge, because can't remember where) - so I simply added the text to it and saved this as my computer desktop background - I've hidden all my desktop icons. So this is something I'll see on a regular basis - a daily reminder to put God first in my life.

Please go and have a look at Salt at the creations of other team members - and we would love you to respond and make something for the challenge.

CBC February ATCs received

Postie has just been and brought me my February swap ATCs from the group on CBC - the theme was 'postal':