Thursday 17 February 2011

Reeling in the ribbon

As often is the case, I'm doing a card for Daring cardmakers t the last minute - this is for this week's (just!) 'reeling in the ribbon', which is being sponsored by The ribbon reel.

The background paper is a piece left from making a Christmas card earlier in the day - although it's Christmas paper I think it works perfectly OK for a general card.

The challenge is to use:

Two items of ribbon/trim/twine
One or more buttons
At least one heart element

So I've used a piece of my sparkly, beady flower and leaf ribbon on top of a piece of wide sparkly red ribbon. The image is one from a Kanban set of Cavendish ladies day at the races, coloured with copics.

This was difficult to photograph because of he foiling and shine on the background paper, but you can just about see the scattered punched red foiled stars down the lefthand side. The four flower buttons finish off the card.

I'm also linking this for:

Stampavie 129: monochrome
Stampin' B 98: monochromatic card
Challenge up your life 37: tone-on-tone/monochrome
PaperPlay 7: add shine

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Yay! Fab is back

I was delighted this morning to find out that Fab has started up his Fab's big Christmas challenge blog again. For his February challenge he is asking for us to use peel offs or outline stickers. I had a bit of a problem because I only have Christmas sentiment peel offs, but I also used some gold peel off border lines - so I hope these count.

I used the sketch for Create4fun week 7:

As I've used a digi image (Dottie Claus), 2 papers and at least 2 embellishments, this is also for ABC Christmas: D is for double trouble.

This is also for:

Simply screate 37
: it's bright in here
Aly's 35: bling, bling (the paper is much more blingy than it looks here
I did it 42: bling it up
Totally stampalicious: bling or glitter or glitz
Cute card Thursday 152: shiny happy cards - the background paper foiling is very shiny irl
PaperPlay 7: add shine
Whoopsi Daisy: free and easy
Digi doodle 57: anything goes (the image is a digi)
Creative card world: use a square card

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

A doiley Christmas card

This card uses the sketch for Friday sketchers 141:

It's also for Bah! humbug 6: doilies - I'm just about scraping in on time for this challenge (I took far too long trying to find the doiley).

The background paper is Kanban embossed and the other pieces are from my Christmas offcuts box. The image is one that was cut from a card received a couple of years ago, so this is good for Pattie's creations 14: recycle - something from a store-bought card

As there are sheep on here, this is also for my own CHNC challenge 7 which is 'feature a creature'. If you haven't come across my Christmas card challenge blog yet please go and have a look here and perhaps join in my current challenge. It's also for Delightful: animals.

It's also for Creative card world: use a square card.

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

Salt: truth

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

I've used John 8:31-32 as the basis of my LO - Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'

In v36 of that chapter, John says: 'So if the Son (Jesus) sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Later in his gospel John records Jesus saying: 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' (John 14:6)

So I've concentrated on the freedom that truth and trust in Jesus brings.

I've used a picture of me jumping in the woods - this was taken when I was about thirty (gosh, that's over thirty years ago!). The circle beneath my photo is Websters, the other papers are from my offcuts box, the scalloped rub ons are PM Hampstead (when I bought them I thought they were card stickers - didn't look properly, but discovered they are glitter transfers).

The pink swirly circles were stamped with blazing red Stazon using an Anna Griffin background stamp.

As usual you can click on the picture to enlarge.

I've mainly used the colours given for Curtain call 69:

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here