Sunday 27 March 2011

Super sketchy Sunday Easter card

This is for the sketch on 365 day 27:

I've made a very simple Easter card using components from the QVC Kanban kit I bought recently, rounding the corners of the card blank with a PM punch (because of the double thickness of the card I had to stand on the punch!).

This is also for:

Ann's creative nook 129
: Easter
Aly's: happy spring
Creative cottage 35: spring has sprung
Wags n whiskers 50: spring
Mami doodles 22: celebrate spring
Paper pretties 146: spring
Crafty calendar 18: spring
Prairie fairy Fridays 49: oh so spring
Totally Gorjuss 73: spring is sprung!
My Sheri 50: spring
Stamping vacation: occasion oasis challenge - Easter
Colour create 67: pastels - optional extra: Easter
Crafts and me 27: anything goes

Less is more ... more white

For week 8 on Less is more this sketch is provided:

So I used an A4 tall card and embossed the top part with a cuttlebug embossing folder so that the front was debossed and the back embossed. The strip across the bottom is a piece of slightly foiled white card - just a hint of sheen to it. It's always difficult to get flash pictures at night, particularly when the card is predominantly white, so I'm sorry the quality isn't up to much - the card is much better irl:

The ribbon across the front and back is wired and has a very sparkly look that just doesn't show much here. The image is one that was left over from a kit. I haven't yet decided what insert to put in it - it could be 'Happy Anniversary' or 'Congratulations on your Wedding Day'.

This is also for:

365 day 26: ABC of crafting: STW - W is for white (and I think the ribbon might qualify for T for toile)
Stamping vacation: white space challenge - one layer
Stamping vacation: clean and simple challenge - no tools except a cuttlebug folder
Dutch dare card 105: celebration

My perfect day

'My perfect day' is the theme of Gez's lovely CJ for the group on BF forum. For my DLO I've chosen to share a crafting day with our granddaughters.

The background paper is one that I've had for ages - the sort that you buy because you know it will be useful, but until now have never used it ... and then today it was perfect for what I wanted for the CJ because bright pink and orange seem to figure in the girls' colouring in, particularly Faye's. All three of the girls really enjoyed a stamping session.

The wording was done on my dymo letratag - and just the addition of sticky ribbons, flowers, gems and a slotted brad with ribbon to finish it off. I've kept it simple to let the photos speak for themselves and because I didn't want to hide too much of the background paper.

Gez asked us to supply a photo of ourself, so I thought I would put me with mini pictures of the girls around me.
I'm linking this for:

Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: think warm - warm colours
Sketchy colors 64: pink, orange and white
Lexi 36: ribbons but no bows or knots
Picture perfect creations speciality challenge 5: show us your creative space
Tuesday throwdown 41: anything but a card
Crafts and me 27: anything goes
Shabby tea room 54: bingo - 3 in a row - I chose one of the diagonals - brads, flowers, ribbon