Sunday 5 June 2011

Congratulations ... as you graduate

It's coming up to that time of year when youngsters are taking exams and some will be graduating and needing to be sent congratulations.

This is another card made with Anna Griffin supplies - a bit unusual in that it doesn't feature a mortar board or anything like that, but just summer roses.

This is for:

Shannon's sentiments 29: graduation card
One stitch at a time 65: graduation or school's out
For fun: end of school
Daring cardmakers: flowers for June - roses
Pile it on 23: summer heaven
Corrosive 119: summer colours
Penny's 54: here comes summer
Card cupids: more than three layers
Inspire me Fridays 9: anything goes

Roses for June ... summer's on its way

Daring cardmakers this week are asking for cards with flowers for June - either honeysuckle or roses.

As these cards were all made from an Anna Griffin kit, mixing and matching papers and 3D flowers, sentiments, ribbons etc, they were put together quite quickly, so I've included four:

These are also for:

Ooh-la-la 81: happy birthday
Creative craft world: use 3 or more flowers - the 4th card
Divas by design 3: florals
Creations by Gill M 8: pink/green with flowers - the 3rd and 4th cards
Pile it on 23: summer heaven
Corrosive 119: summer colours
Penny's 54: here comes summer
Card cupids: more than three layers
Inspire me Fridays 9: anything goes

With gratitude

Paper players challenge 50 is 'kind thanks' so this is a quick card made with components from an Anna Griffin kit:

This is also for:

CES 39: clean & simple
Inspire me Fridays 9: anything goes

Krafty kid's card

The other day I submitted a card for the current ABC Christmas challenge, but I hadn't read the challenge properly and failed to realise that the kid's card had to be made with some kraft. So this is now an A5 card made with kraft paper background and pieces from the BG basics kraft paper pad, one piece being stamped with a whispers snow stamp.

It's also for Christmas challenges {with sketches} 1:

The embossed image is one from a kit I got a couple of years ago and the sentiment is Craftwork cards. Not sure what the red and white paper is - was in my Christmas scraps box.

This is also for:

Sentimental Sundays 58: inspired by song - Frosty, the snowman
Paper sundaes 72: let's get sentimental
Creative inspirations 114: cute bears/animals only
Pollycraft 95: be my teddy bear
Card cupids: more than three layers

Christmas candy

The theme for this week's Winter wonderland is the 'foods of Christmas' and this can include Candy canes, so I've used these decoupaged ones from Anna Griffin, with cards that were also from one of her kits. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

This is also for:

Sketchy colors 74: red, green and white
CES 39: clean & simple
Card cupids: more than three layers
Sundays with Santa (facebook) week 22: flat flowers (I hope holly counts)

Cool penguin

It was Carol's turn to choose the theme for today's Christmas gang challenge (if you want to know more about the Christmas gang, please click on one of the names in my sidebar and contact to find out how to join in).

Carol asked us to make a Christmas card using pastel colours, a bow and a penguin.

I've used the sketch for Ribbon reel 3:

This is also another card for my challenge 23 'wintertime blues' on my Christmas challenge blog - you can read about it here - if you haven't joined in yet, now would be a good time to start making those Christmas cards and, as the challenge was set on the first Saturday of the month, there will be a prize for a randomly picked winner.

The penguin image is a digital one from Delicious Doodles - I'm entering this for Delicious Doodles 28 ' texture' challenge - the texture on the white card has been created by using an embossing folder to create the dots. Also the silver ribbon has a texture to it. This is also for One stop craft 134 'texture' and Bling it on 4 'embossing'.

The scalloped circle was cut with a nestie and the image coloured with copics and the edges distressed with stormy sky DI. I was rather pleased with the way the bow turned out (often don't have much success with this kind of bow).

I think this could work as a card to give to a man, definitely a boy anyway, so this is also for:

Paper issues: time for the guys
Freshly brewed 49: it's a guy thing
Scrapbook sisters 38: it's a man's world
Simon says: for a male
Fussy & fancy: card for a man or boy

It's also for:

Stampin sisters in Christ 92: use something new on your project - although I've had the penguin image for some time, this is the first time I've used it
Digital Tuesday 113: animal friends
Card cupids: more than three layers
Top tip Tuesday 36: wrap it up with ribbon
Let's craft and create 20: dies to die for
Stamp something: June digi day
Creative CAS for June: winter wonderland
Cutie stampers 104: blue/white
Inspire me Fridays 9: anything goes
Stamp insanity 61: anything goes