Saturday 15 May 2010

In love with brown and blue

This is for the sketch for challenge 63 on Corrosive:

I've used some more of the QVC kit that I started using the other day. I took the photo at an angle to avoid flash reflection on the silver, but it also shows the decoupage a bit.

It's also for:

Stampin' sisters in Christ 38: 'shades of brown, blue and white'
Sophisticat 31: 'colour challenge - blue, brown and cream'
Creative craft: 'colour combo - blue, brown'
PaperPlay 19: 'brown and ?' - blue'
Alphabet: 'C fis or chocolate colours'
Cas-tastic 3: 'CAS cards using circles'
Colour create 44:'khaki, aqua, brown and cream, optional extra: circles'
Creative inspirations 34: 'punches or die cuts'

Desk caddy

A few weeks ago I came across a challenge blog that asked us to make a desk caddy - I wasn't able to do this at the time and can't remember where the challenge was, but the tutorial is here and I'm very grateful to Kathleen for this.

I've shared this with my crafting friends on the Bubbly Funk forum - those of us who haven't been able to go on retreat are having a non-retreaters mini-crop.

I used BG papers - Sultry elite and stylish.

I don't know yet what I'll put in it - will have to have a think. In fact, I might give it to my mum - it's the kind of thing she'd like.

I confess that because I'm still not feeling well, I didn't bother with eyelets, but just made holes with my cropodile - perhaps when I feel better I'll undo the ribbon and set eyelets because it would make it stronger.

I'm linking for these challenges:

One stitch at a time 12
: 'going dotty'
Everybody art 90: 'make a gift'
Creative Belli 91: 'hole punches' - used my cropodile for the holes for threading the ribbon through
Creative cottage 10: 'fancy folds'
PaperPlay 19: 'brown and ?' - pink
Twisted Thursday 56: 'home sweet home' - celebrate your home (something to use at home) + ribbon
Alphabet: 'C for chocolate colours'
Crafty Ann 14: 'anything goes'
Fussy & fancy 10: 'a May basket'
Basic Grey 20: 'punch it' - I used my cropodile to 'punch it' and BG papers
One stitch at a time 13: 'anything but a card'
Fun with shapes and more 53: 'gift bag'
Scrappy frogs: 'mother's day' - this was earlier in the year in the UK, but I might well give this caddy to my mum - think she'd love it

Teddy bears picnic

I've just had great fun playing with digi images to come up with an entry for today's Soartful theme: 'Teddy bears picnic'.

This is one of the pictures given on Soartful, a freebie from Dezinaworld - I digitally cut around her, as you will see in the final picture and added her behind the picnic picture.

I found this picture of a Teddy bears picnic here and once again created a cut out of the teddies and their picnic.

The final picture I used was this one that I found here.There wasn't going to be enough room to put the picnic picture, so I copied and right hand section a couple of times and added them on to the original picture - I then needed to do a fair bit of cloning so that the join lines were eliminated.

So this is what I eventually achieved:

As well as entering it for today's Soartful challenge, I'm also linking for:

Pile it on 18: 'cute and cuddly'
Oh Alice chapter 13: 'mushroom inspiration'
Stamp dreams 30: 'fliepi look'
Lexi's creations 13: 'animals' (well, teddies are animals, aren't they?)
KL stampin n scrappin 30: 'et's show our animal friends some love'
My time to craft 91: 'toooo cute!'
Crazy challenge: 'cute & cuddly'
Ann's creative nook 88: sweet memories (of childhood)
Rosie-dee 70: 'so yummy' (picnic of cakes and sandwiches)
Charisma cardz 19: 'sweets treats'
There she goes 54: 'make a scene'
Flourishes timeless 66: 'picture it'
One stop craft 80: 'summer breeze'
Crafty calendar May: 'the great outdoors'
Crafty Ann 14: 'anything goes'
Dare U 2 digi 37: 'anything goes'
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 34: 'rain or shine' - a lovely sunshine day for this picnic