Saturday 20 March 2010

On your marks ... get set ...

This week Ann on Ann's creative nook 81 supplied this LO sketch, which could also be used for a card:
I adapted it a bit and came up with this card, which uses K & Co Brookfield papers:

It's also for:

One stitch at a time 4: 'it's a recipe time - 1 ribbon, 2 brads, 2 backing/designer papers
Cards for men 6: 'happy birthday'
Another for creative inspirations 29: 'male card'
Theme Thursday: 'masculine'
Another for Stamp, scrap & doodle 32: 'tearing'
Easy breezy Kewl colour: 'soft suede, ruby red, pumpkin pie, crushed curry, mellow moss'

It's all white Pooh!

This is for the sketch on Stamp dreams 22:

and also for:

Just cute bears 8: 'all white' - the bear can be coloured - mine is an epoxy Disney Pooh bear
No time to stamp? 131: 'CAS texture' - add texture, but still keep it clean and simple
Another for Charisma cardz 11: 'something for the kids'
Another for creative card crew 46: 'going dotty' - Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Another for Lucy's cards 7: 'clean and simple'
Another for One stop craft 72: 'let it shine'
Another for Squigglefly 40: 'let it shine'
365 cards day 19: 'imagine this: cotton' - I've gone for 'white cotton' (as Sophie did)

I've alternated plain white card with irridescent white with a gold glint to it - and used cuttlebug d'vine swirls and swiss dots embossings folders.

Spring fairy

This is for Arianne's sketch on Sunday sketch & stamp 23:

I used a Greeting Farm digi: 'spring fairy', so I'm linking for:

Anyone for Anya: 'spring fever'
Quixotic 17: 'altered Anya & friends' - I printed the image on to white card, then the spring green Craft creations paper for the fairy's clothes and then on to a patterned silver card, which I sprinkled with black detail and heat embossed before cutting out and sticking on the main image - I don't usually go for paper piecing, but enjoyed doing this

It's also for:

Your next stamp 12: 'distressing' - the torn and chalked oval
Stamp something: 'distres
Stamp, scrap & doodle 32: 'tearing'
In style March challenge: 'yellow and green'
Crafty pad 62: 'ovals & ribbons' - at least one oval, 2 ribbons
Curtain call 21: always artichoke, certainly celery, barely banana, whisper white'
Squigglfly 40: 'let it shine'
One stop craft: 'let it shine'
Created by hand: 'are you wearing green' - this fairy is
Digital Tuesday 50: 'lots of green'
Jacksonbelle: 'show us your new stuff' - I bought the Greetiing farm 'spring fairy' today
Creative Inspirations 52: 'white, yellow & green'
Digi shack: 'green'
Flutter by Wednesday 101: 'green' - I've included a fairy and a butterfly
KL stampin' n scrappin' 22: flowers and stitching - the bottom ribbon is stitched
C.R.A.F.T. 42: 'nursery rhymes' :
'Where are you going, sister Kate?
I’m going to swing on the garden gate
And watch the fairy gypsies dance
Their tim-tam-tum on the cabbage-plants'
Pixie dust studio 13: 'the power of 3' - 3 flowers, 3 gems
Frosted designs: 'think spring' - use a flower
Fussy & fancy 6: 'green'
Simple doodles 13: 'show a little green' - I've used a required digi
Allsorts 44: 'spring is in the air'
Bee crafty 26: 'spring' - I've included a digi
Crazy 4 challenges 29: 'spring'
Lots to do 11: 'springtime'
Secret crafter Saturday 75: 'spring has sprung'
Sweet stampin' 18: 'spring is in the air'
Daisy dooddles 4: 'artist choice' - must include a digi
Loonie 84: 'use a die cut shape in your design' - the spellbinder butterfly
365 cards day 13: 'a whole new dimension' - paper piecing on the fairy
Cutie stampers 47: 'spring'
Totally Gorjuss 22: 'ribbon'

I've just noticed that the gems look blue here, but irl they are silver.

Enough!! Relax!!

This card is for the sketch on CPS 158:

Today I came across a 'new to me' challenge blog 52 card pickup where challenge 11 is called 'enough' an refers to 'because we are worth it'.

I was already planning to do a card for Dottie's world 'pastel' challenge (oh dear, I've just realised that this isn't the current challenge - oh well, nevermind!) and this fitted in well, using Dottie bath time image, which I coloured with Derwent pastels (it's a while since I had them out of the box). I had a calamity with my first effort - I decided to spray the image with fixative - should have tried spraying it first because the nozzle was probably gummed up a bit and the 'spray' spurted all over the card, rather than actually spraying. So I had to start again - and this time I sprayed with hairspray (should have done that the first time!).

I'm also linking for:

Pile it on 10: 'pastel colours'
Alota rubber stamps 31: 'humorous cards' - hope it's OK to use a digi
Another for Cute Daisy May: 'anything goes'
Cuttlebug spot: 'the spot is going digi this week' - I used a border embossing folder
Another for Lucy's 7: 'clean & simple'
Another for ABC: 'Q is for quotation'
Hand full of stamps 20: 'remove the dust' - the Derwent pastels that haven't been out of the box for ages (and the fixative, but the least said about that the better!)
Stamping sisters for Christ 30: 'peaceful image' - relaxing
Sketchy colors 15: 'white/beige' - the card is a creamy beige colour irl - not pink as the scan shows
ECP 8: use these colours:

Why is it that this simple card has taken me far longer than a more complicated one? And the scan makes it look crooked, which it isn't! And the card on which the image is printed is actually a creamy beige, not pink - ah well!

ABC Christmas prize

Today I've received my prize for the E for elf challenge on ABC Christmas - you can read about it here and you can see my card here.

The prize was the lovely Whiff of Joy stocking stamp, but I was also sent some lovely stocking charms and a bundle of lace - a super package.

Hotel Chocolat easter egg give away

There's a Hotel Chocolat Easter Egg giveaway over on Jam and clotted cream - why not drop in there and join in to win a gorgeous luxury Easter Egg. Tempted? I love Hotel chocolat dark chocolate - you can see their range here.