Wednesday 11 August 2010

Have a cool yule

This card is for this week's sketch 45 on Do not waste your Thursdays:

I used a blue base card and added torn hammered white card and then added stickles crystal ice to the torn edges. The speech bubble was created in Publisher and printed and a few Anita's glitteration snowflakes were added here and there.

The penguin is an image received free for the I did it creations challenge 16: 'cute, cute, cute'.

This is also for:

Sundays with Crissy 7: 'Christmas in July'
Ann's creative nook 100: 'Christmas in August'
Stampavie 104: 'Christmas in summer'
Moving along with the times 58: 'Christmas'
Christmas cards all year round: 'snowflakes'
Craft your days away 1: 'favourite things' - making Christmas cards - if you scroll down my blog you'll see that I make a lot - love doing them
ABC Christmas: 'Q is for quick and easy'
Meljen's 19: 'clean and simple'
Raise the bar 30: 'pearly whites'
Oh Alice chapter 25: 'white rabbit, white gloves, white wonderland'
Paper jewels 6: 'monochromatic'
Delightful: 'distressing' - torn edges
Alota 40: 'distress'
Creative craft: 'animal antics'
Some odd girl style challenge 5: 'so punny'
Creative Friday 23: 'things with wings' - not sure technically whether penguins have wings or flippers (I've googled and got mixed answers!)
Crafty creations 80: 'winged things'
Penny's 35: 'anything goes'
Bee crafty 35: 'all about the image'
Sentimental Sundays 15: 'anything goes'

Rose torso

This month's theme on Something completely different is 'torsos' and this week's theme is 'a bit of bling'.

I've never made a torso before - I'm glad that a template was given on SCD, thank you.

Having printed the torso template I stamped the Hampton art rose background stamp, masking the neckline, and heat embossed with moonglow red/teal powder. I added the gemstones around the neck of the dress for the 'bit of bling' and coloured the neck with copic R00.

This is also for:

Digi doodle 19: 'use your favourite stamp' - I have so many stamps, so many of them favourites - this is certainly one of them - so versatile
Stamp dreams 43: 'lyrics: kiss from a rose'
Tanda teaser 152: 'rosa sine spina'
Stamp and create 4: 'flowers'
Penny's 35: 'anything goes'
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: 'embossing'
Our creative corner: 'it's embossable'
Paper jewels 6: 'monochromatic'
Drunken stampers 28: 'masking'

Paper pretties prize

I've received this lovely stamp from Paper Pretties, calleed 'wade E bug' for winning their Wednesday 28 July challenge.

Thank you so much, Paper Pretties.

Time for another tidy up

It's Wednesday again, which means WOYWW 62 on Julia's blog.

I can't believe that most of the stuff on my work surface is to do with the baubles embossed Christmas card I made last night. I did quite a bit of experimenting with embossing, sanding, inking etc - the finished card is in the post below - but now I see it in daylight I don't think I even like it, so I might do some more experimenting. One of the things I tried was embossing straight on to the front of an A6 card, but I obviously was more tired that I realised because I ended up with debossing instead of embossing. Oh well, you can't make an omelette without cracking eggs.

In the first photo you can see the Paper Pretties stamp that I won in a recent challenge - I'll blog about that next.

So, it's time for a tidy up ... and then I can start all over again!

Apologies to those who show their workspaces on WOYWW - I just don't get round to leaving comments because there are now so many blogs to visit. However, I am very grateful for all those who leave comments for me - I really am.

Oh, and some of you were wondering whether I'm taking on the 300 Christmas cards commission - yes, I am - the initial card needs preparing on computer, including a photo which I've already altered successfully - and then printing, so no actual 'crafting' involved.