Wednesday 24 March 2010

Nearly forgot WOYWW

Wednesdays come round so quickly and I nearly forgot that today is WOYWW. I don't know whether I'll get round to looking at others today - I'm trying to ignore the fact that my back is playing up big time, but I need to respect it and limit the time I spend on here.

Anyway, today I've made a card, some inchies (which have gone into the post, so you can't see them here - in a post below) and tootled around with a few other bits and pieces. You'll see a pile of cards that I've made over the last couple of weeks - they need inserts put in and then bagging and labelling, but, as it's something I don't like doing, I think they'll go back in the cupboard for another day (or two or more!). So, nothing exciting to see.

CBC prize

In the recent CBC birthday challenges I was a runner up and received a package of goodies today from Carolyn - ribbon, Maya Road gem flowers, brads, flowers, Buttons galore words and diamonte. Thanks to Sue for running the challenges and to Carolyn for the prize - much appreciated.

BF March inchies swap: spring

Why do I leave things to the last minute? I even made an Easter card this morning (post below) when I ought to have been getting on with my inchies for the BF swap to get them in the post, hoping that RM will excel themselves and delivery first class tomorrow.

Anyway, once I started them I enjoyed doing them, but they look a bit 'rough and ready' (one of my nan's favourite sayings!).

I used a little flower and butterfly stamp that almost fitted on an inch - it's an unknown stamp that I've had for ages - and I stamped on to some card that was packaging with some PM products a long time ago.

For a change, I used Sakura metallic and glitter pens to colour (not a copic in sight!). So, here are my six inchies that have just gone in the post:

and here is one of the inchies with Gez's universal measure:

I'm linking for:

Stampin' royalty 12: 'get glitter happy' (the glitter pens unfortunately don't show up too well here)
Simon says: 'Easter or spring and some glimmer'
Inky impressions 32: 'recycle it' - the background card as shown above
Creative inspirations 30: 'anything but a card'
Pals paper arts 35: 'anything but a card'
Flutter by Wednesday 102: 'open - I used a butterfly'

Easter cross aperture card

Not surprisingly, there are lots of challenges around atm to do with Easter and spring.

Having bought a Peronsal Impressions Easter stamp by Graham Pilkington yesterday, I was itching to use it.

The other day, a kind crafting friend sent me a lot of aperture cards, so I've used one for this card - the stamped image fitted in the aperture perfectly.

So these are the Easter/spring challenges covered:

Susie's sassy
Stampin' for the weekend 35
Our creative corner
Paper garen projects 3
Ann's creative nook 82
Magical crafts 11
Incy wincy 35
Stamp with fun 51
Everybody art 83
Jacksonbelle Tuesday 98
Twisted Thursday 48
Cutie stampers 47
Frosted designs
Allsorts 44
Crazy 4 challenges 29
Lots to do 11
Secret crafter Saturday 75
Sweet stampin' 18
Wednesday stamper
CCEE inspiration (the eggs)

As there are a couple of little chicks on here, this is also for Daring cardmakers 'tweetie pie' and Crafty creations 60: 'babies' can include the little chick just hatched from the egg; and I think the chicks would count as furry friends for Pile it on 11.

And, as it's an aperture card, it's good for Tanda teaser 138 'artful apertures'.

The colours are right for Rosie-dee 67: 'green, yellow and white'. The image was coloured with copics, with some colour blending - for Copic creations 24: 'favourite technique'.

Day 15 on 365 cards was an 'ad inspired', with a picture of eggs - there's an egg hatched on here, so I'm linking for that too.