Tuesday 5 July 2011

Up up and away

This is for PaperWorks sketch 87:
For this card I used papers from a newly-acquired Trimcraft Up and away pad by Minday Tersawa (I found it in a new craft shop when I was at Dovercourt). These papers are very glitzy and glittery.

The hot air balloons, cut with a nestie label, was from the same leaflet as the picture I used on the previous card - another one that was too good to throw away, so I've recycled it. The 'up up and away' circle was cut with a nestie from the front of the paper pad (I had to hide the little bit of print at the bottom with a cut out bird).

This is also for:

Pile it on 27: time to relax
Poodles parlour: come fly with me
365 cards day 35: up in the air (yes, I'm still way behind with loads of the 365 challenges - will never catch up, but it's fun to try!)
Daisy doodles 37: summer doodles
Moving along with the times 105: here comes the summer sun
Wags n whiskers 57: summertime
Secret crafter Saturday 141: here comes summer
City crafter 64: birds of a feather
Truly scrumptious 60: things with wings
The craft garden for July: use a bird on your work
Crazy amigo: lazy days
There she goes 114: glitter, glitz & bling
House of Gilli 11: lots of sparkle
Party time Tuesday 23: square cards

Too good to throw away!

I confess that this card is mainly made up of a picture that came from a leaflet that just seemed too good to throw away - mounted on to a card blank and a dymo letratag sentiment added.

This is for:

Crazy challenge 74: on the beach
My partner in crafting crime 30: let's hit the beach
Daisy doodles 37: summer doodles
Moving along with the times 105: here comes the summer sun
Wags n whiskers 57: summertime
Secret crafter Saturday 141: here comes summer
Crazy amigo: lazy days

An unusual Christmas card

When I saw the current challenge on Christmas stampin all year long 'she's krafty' - to use kraft as the main colour, I was a bit stumped until I got out my BG basics kraft paper pad. Bows and berries 9 is also asking for kraft to be used, so I'm linking for that. too.

I stamped the gorgeous Inkadinkado reindeer stamp with brilliance galaxy gold and embossing with detail gold powder. The image was then cut out with a nestie. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder to create the pattern on a square of plain cardstock, swiping this with brilliance galaxy gold, as well as the edges - the addition of a greeting with gold ric rac, and some PM gems and the card was finished.

The sketch is for Totally Gorjuss 87:

Unfortunately, the gold embossing doesn't show as well as it might - I had to take the photo indoors because the rain has come.

This is also for:

Clearlyistamp 31: punches, die cuts, cut outs
Lothian crafts 16: die cutting
Creative Friday 47: Christmas in July
Our creative corner: seasonal celebration - Christmas in July
Sweet stamps 22: Christmas in July
Tuesday throwdown 56: Christmas in July
ABC Christmas: M for monochrome
Christmas inspirations 28: monochromatic Christmas cards
Celebrate the occasion 21: Christmas in July (no red)
Stamp dreams 89: stamping and embossing
Wednesday stamper: at least one rubber stamp
Sentimental Sundays 62: anything goes
Craft your passion 65: anything goes
Kort o mania 43: anything goes
Oldie but a goodie 22: anything goes - the reindeer stamp is at least six months old
The paper shelter 20: anything goes
Creative sketches 39: anything goes
Just for fun: anything goes
Bling it on 5: anything goes
Papertake weekly: anything goes
KB cute Monday 20: anything goes