Thursday 9 December 2010

Winter birthday

This is for the sketch on Totally Gorjuss 59:

The image is White lady from Art Freebies. The background paper is BG wisteria. The strip of green, grey, white and silver paper is an unknown piece that was in my offcuts box - wish I could identify it because I would like some more. The image and the surrounding silver mirror die cut were cut with deckle edged nesties.

This is also for:

Pals paper 72: winter whites - fashion inspiration picture:

Colour create 59: grey, green and white, with the option of using silver
Bee crafty 44: winter but NOT Christmas (the image is a digi download)
Oldie but goodie 7: Christmas birthday (the image is one that I've had for a long time)
Hodge Podge 5: birthday cards
Cute card Thursday 142: floral frenzy
Little red wagon 58: use a die cut (the nesties)
There she goes 84: bring on the bling
Town scrapper: bling
Moxie Tuesday trigger: all that glitters
Gingersnap GC82 spicy supply challenge: glitter
Pixie cottage 48: sparkle and shine
Freshly brewed 26: sparkle and shine
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Digital Tuesday 88: baby it's cold outside (the image is a digi download)
Papertake: red & green must NOT be seen

It's all about the turquoise sentiment

I've based this card on the sketch for Fairy tale challenge 3:
It's for this week's Daring Cardmakers 'turquoise is December's birthstone'. I love turquoise, but have to admit I don't use it that often in crafting - think I should use more of it.

The snowflake background paper is Kate Knight from her Christmas collection. The sentiment panel was part of a QVC kit. It has a grey looking background, so I used chalk ink to colour it. As the sentiment is the focal point of the card I'm linking for Polka doodles 48: all about the sentiment.

It says: Christmas waves a Magic wand over this world and behold, everything is stofter and more beautiful.

The larger star top right was from my Christmas stash from long ago, but the other three stars were punched from a textured matt silver card - this is for Totally Papercrafts 45, which asks us to use Xmas punches, Paper prettties: 'punches' and Prairie fairy 41: use a star.

It's also for:

Simon says: Christmas but no red or green
Glitterbabe's 24: Christmas with no green and red - glittered ribbon, silver foiling and turquoise gems
Papertake weekly: red & green must NOT be seen
Sparkle creations Christmas 2011 week 1: monochromatic

Christmas baubles

This is another card made with Anna Griffin papers and 3D stickers, with just the addition of ribbon bows. The baubles are very glittered (can't really see that here).

This is for:

Tuesday throwdown 28: clean & simple
Mixed media Monday: 'tis the season
Iris' spot 11: holidays/winter
Challenge up your life 33: Christmas
Secret crafter Saturday 112: Christmas
ECP 27: Christmas
Sew many challenges 34: snowflakes
Paper playtime 28: snowflakes
Stamp n doodle: anything goes winter challenge
Craft yout passion 35: anything goes
Sundays with Crissy 12: Christmas is coming
Crafty Hos theme challenge: a card for any religious holiday
Spoon full of sugar 133: Christmas card
Let's craft and create 8: it's Christmas
There she goes 84: bring on the bling
Town scrapper: bling
Frosted designs: glitter
Moxie Tuesday trigger: all that glitters
2 sisters 16: sparkly Christmas
Gingersnap GC82 spicy supply challenge: glitter
Pixie cottage 48: sparkle and shine
Freshly brewed 26: sparkle and shine
Craft your days away 9: texture
Everything but the kitchen sink 28: texture
Cooking it up with Katie 41: layer me a red Christmas - red, layers, Christmas
Penny's 44: Merry Christmas
Paper cutz 70: Christmas using 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colours
Creative belli 106: Christmas embellishments/papers
Hanna and friends 74: Christmas in red
S2G Twisted Thursday: holiday - add plenty of glitter and bling
Annabell say it with ... Christmas scene baubles
Whoopsi Daisy: ribbons and bows
Top tip Tuesday 13: ribbon
Gingerloft 7: bows

Salt: believe

It was Stacy's turn to choose the topic for today's Salt challenge - you can read what she wrote here and see the lovely crafting of other team members.

For my LO I used Bo Bunny papers - the base paper is My Darling Clementine and I used the reverse side of My Darling Dots for the pink word strips that were generated by the computer and printed. The added circles, strip and journalling piece etc were from My Darling Cutout paper. Because the papers are so vibrant I decided not to add any pictures to the LO, but let the papers and the words speak for themselves.

I based my simple LO on Psalm 28:7 'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my hearts trusts in him, and he helps me.'