Friday 3 September 2010

Something completely different: 'of the sea' torso

The Something completely different challenges are new every Friday, so the first one for September is already up, but I wanted to do the fourth torso challenge, which was 'of the sea'.

The paper is DCWV pocketful of posies 'blue squiggle, which I thought is a bit like waves. I've embossed with my new Spellbinders impressabilities 'sea scape' which came in the post today (which is one of the reasons why I didn't make this torso till now). I sponged the embossed areas with spiced marmadlade distress ink.

This is the 'sea scape' impressabilities embossing:

which I purchased with some of my £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen for winning the Totally Gorjuss challenge 42. I also got:

Thank you, Joanna Sheen and Totally Gorjuss challenge blog for these lovely prizes.

I'm also linking this for:

Lexi's creations 21: 'emboss it'
Our daily bread 27: 'texture it'

Gorjuss Christmas

This card is for this week's (well, it's just about on time) Totally Gorjuss challenge 45: 'Christmas in August'.

Talking of Totally Gorjuss, today I received the goodies that I bought with my £10 voucher from Joanna Sheen for winning challenge - you can see them here, where I've used the 'sea scape' impressability.

I've used some Gorjuss decoupage and the papers are also from the Gorjuss range.

I've used the sketch for 2 sisters 5:

This is also for:

Paper sundaes 33: 'Christmas in August'
Creative inspirations 41: 'Christmas in August'
Sundays with Crissy 8: 'your favourite time of year'
Secret crafter Saturday 98: 'make a start on Christmas' - regular visitors to my blog will know that this isn't really a start because I've been making Christmas cards since last Christmas
Bah! humbug 34: 'Christmas Carol or song' - 'I'm dreaming of a white Christmas'
Gingersnap GC67 random redhead: 'go 3D'
Sarah Hurley 7: 'something 3D'
Oh Alice chapter 28: 'little girl theme'
365 cards day 181: 'opposite day' - it's been a lovely sunny day, so I've made a snowy Christmas card

Simply stamping

Having done very little crafting this week, and having been out earlier today with John for a hospital appointment, I thought it was about time to make a card or two.

I chose Andrea's Simply Saturday 'simple stamping' challenge - one colour of cardstock, one colour of ink.

I'm showing two cards for this because I made the first one and then didn't feel happy with it - stamped the sentiment too near the top.

For both cards I've used Stampers anonymous 'newsy leaf' stamped with memento rich cocoa ink.

It made a change to make a couple of cards with no patterned paper in sight!

I'm also linking for:

Sentimental Sundays 18: 'clean and simple'
Papertake weekly: 'just the one' - one colour stamping
365 cards day 187: 'Friday favourite' - my favourite food inspiration: chocolate (although forbidden atm because I'm losing weight
Fiskarettes: 'no patterned paper'
Crafty Emma 1: 'anything goes'
Paper players 13: 'anything goes'
A crafty little place 54: 'anything goes
Critter 29: 'think fall'
Wild flower Wednesday 30: 'fall colours'
No time to stamp? 155: 'falling leaves'
Allsorts 67: 'park inspiration' - won't be long now before autumn comes and the leaves start turning colour and falling
Pollycraft 59: 'add a little nature'
Three muses: 'back to nature'
Divine diva inspiration 35: 'fall colours' - this picture was given (I've concentrated on the brown):