Sunday 14 March 2010

Bon voyage

For my final CBC birthday challenge 'another recipe' I've made a bon voyage card. The recipe is to include string, a tag and felt.

The papers are K & Co and the brown felt background behind the map was cut with the Sizzix parchment die (a long time since that's been out of the box).

I can't believe that in the end I've managed to do all the challenges. Thanks, Sue, for a good time, particularly in getting me doing some more scrapbooking.

This also fits the challenge this week on Kelly Jo 42: colour chef: 'yellow, green, brown, cream'. Also linking for Little red wagon 19: 'fabric' (hope felt counts - missed the previous week) and for Alphabet: 'T is for tag'. I think this could also be 'something for the boys' for challenge 23 on Crafty catz and Crazy 4 challenges 28: 'masculine cards'.

My favourite colour

This LO is based on Sue's sketch for 'a bit sketchy' - I'm getting near to the end of the birthday challenges on CBC - just one more to go after this (I think - need to check).

This is a photo of Faye taken in September (same occasion as the last two LOs shown). Faye wasn't even four at the time, but wanted to join in the stamping and colouring that her bigger sisters were doing. I think you can see what her favourite colour is. Just like Chloe, Faye is really concentrating to colour the stamped image of the 'gracious lady' by Hero Arts.

Papers are DCWV. Once again the naked chipboard arrow has been swiped with versamark and heat embossed with hot pink powder.

The large oval at the bottom was cut on my cricut using Make the cut and the scalloped edges were cut on my rotatrim. I then added a Craftime black blossom. Writing is computer generated and the labels Dymo letratag.

Once again, you can see the image enlarged if you click on it. Sorry about the angle of the photo.

I'm linking this for:
Created by hand: 'you GO girl'
Dutch dare 73: 'photo colour inspiration'
Allsorts 43: 'pink, black and white'
Crafty ho colour challenge: 'pink and black'

I'm concentrating on my crafting!

Sue set a challenge on CBC - a recipe: a brad, an arrow and some doodling. This LO depicts Chloe crafting on the same afternoon as Dani in the previous post.

The arrow was naked chipboard coated with versamark and embossed with hot pink. The white flowers are Pergamano rub ons. I did some white pen doodling around the pictures and added a few Dovecraft jewel black brads.

Chloe was crafting with one of my favourite stamps, 'gracious lady' by Hero Arts.

Sorry I had to take the photo at this angle - got too much glare if I tried to take it head on.

Please click on the picture to enlarge to see the writing, which was computer generated.

As I've used a white pen for doodling, I'm linking for Practical scrappers: 'white pens/white markers'; also linking for Wednesday stamper: 'doodling' - and I've used a stamp (the 'gracious lady'. It's also another for Crafty ho colour challenge: 'pink and black'.

Life in pictures 2

Another CBC challenge - this time 'Life in pictures 2'.

My LO sums up winter 2010. The background paper is My Mind's eye Andrea Victoria 'wishing flowers' paper - I know it's flowers, not snowflakes, but it seemed to go OK - and the MME journaling piece says it all!

The labels were made on my Dymo letratag. I would like to say that the snowflake was cut on white glitter card by my cricut, but in reality it was half-cut and I had to finish off the cuts (didn't have it set the the highest, so gave myself more work to do) - it was from the Christmas cheer cartridge. The gem in the middle of the snowflake is Prima.

Please click on the picture to read the journaling.

Life in pictures 1

Thanks to Sue and her challenges this weekend for the birthday celebrations on CBC, I'm doing some scrapping - something I intend to do more often, but don't seem to get around it - and what I like about it is that I get to keep the crafting for myself.

This LO is for Sue's 'Life in pictures 1' challenge.

Last September, Paul brought the grandchildren over. It was quite a nice day, so they spent some time in the garden, but then they came in and decided they would like to do some crafting, so here is Dani at work (or should I say, play). Paper is Imaginations 'family' and the circles were cut on my cricut with K & Co papers.

The colours on ColourQ 23 are on this LO, so I'm linking for that. There's also some orange for Stampavie 85.

Book it!

'Book it!' is another of Sue's challenges on CBC - 'I need a book of any type - the catch is you need to make the book'.

This is a notebook made with my BIA. Papers are K & Co, letters are American crafts remarks: runway, the rose is a DCWV epoxy sticker from their Princess range and the little owls were from Paperchase.

I'm linking this for One stop craft 71: 'spots and dots'

A diamond couple

Well, another day when plans have altered - mum was coming over here to have lunch, so we stayed home from church this morning as I was feeling tired after yesterday and to get ready for mum coming - she's not feeling up to it, so we'll be going over to see her this afternoon now.

While lunch was cooking, I thought I'd tackle another of Sue's spring and birthday CBC challenges - this time 'numbers' - Sue asked for anything with numbers and an extra option to personalise.

When I was making mum's mini-book yesterday I looked through hers and dad's Diamond wedding pictures and so thought that it would be good to do a LO for this.

I'm grateful to Sue for these challenges because I don't very often scrapbook and I love it when I do, although I still don't consider myself to be a scrapper.

I've used K & Co paper: BW Madeline pink textiles, a couple of My mind's eye journaling pieces and the scalloped border and some BG bling it designer rhinestones.

Challenge 14 on Fab n funky is 'weddings', so I'm linking for that, also for 'celebrations' on Cute card Thursday - I hope a LO is OK for this. And also for Polka doodles week 10: 'a special birthday or milestone' - I think a diamond wedding anniversary counts as that!