Tuesday 12 July 2011

Get well soon

This card is for Paper Pretties 161 sketch:

Once again I've used Paris Nights papers by GCD studio. The lovely cat image is an Inca stamp ' swirl cat' coloured with promarkers cool grey 1 and warm grey 4.

The spiky circle shapes were cut with nesties. I added a dymo letratag sentiment and gems, some spotty ribbon, a piece of lace and a crocheted flower brad.

This is also for:

Stamp with fun 119: get well soon
Crafty Ann 44: get well
Oldie but a goodie 23: lace and ribbon
Challenge up your life 47: 1 die, 1 lace, 1 brad
CES 44: recipe - 1 image, 2 ribbon, lace or twine, 3 DP papers
Sparkles forum 15: recipe - a flower, one image, two ribbons
For fun challenges: crocheted flowers
Use it Tuesday 11: you are an animal
My Sheri crafts 64: faithful companions (any kind of animal for a pet)
Jac-inks 12: die cuts plus texture
Crafty pad 129: lots of texture
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 63: die cuts as a background mat
Stampavie and more 146: more than 3 layers
Card cupids: monochromatic cards
Shopping our stash 8: out with the old or in with the new - the papers were bought a few days ago, also the lace - everything else is older
Ann's creative nook 137: buy anything new lately?

One of my favourite vintage stamps

The challenge on ABC this week is 'Y for yesterday' - vintage or using an old stamp favourite. This 'gracious lady' Hero Arts stamp is one of my favourites. All the papers are from Paris nights by GCD studio - you need to see them irl to really appreciate them. The strip across the middle has a golden sheen to it - not too in your face, but just enough to add a little something to the card. Because I didn't want to add any colouring in on the stamp, I stamped it on to a piece of the patterned Paris nights paper. The plain ivory embossed flowers were swiped across with a black inkpad and little black pearl gems added.

I've used the sketch for the Create4fun challenge for July:

This is also for:

Make my Monday 6: vintage embossing (the flowers are embossed)
Craft us crazy: distressed vintage
Crafty catz 90: a vintage look
Irish teddy's: flowers
Shabby tea room 70: flower power
Charisma cardz 27: all about flowers
Crafts and me 42 'favourites - stamp/image
Iris' spot 21: use one of your favourite stamps
Stampavie and more 146: more than 3 layers
Card cupids: monochromatic cards
Shopping our stash 8: out with the old or in with the new - the papers were bought a few days ago and this is the first I've used any of them
Ann's creative nook 137: buy anything new lately?
Stampin' sisters in Christ 97: favourite item for stamping - I love stamping directly on to patterned paper
Kaboodle 75: use those scissors - I cut the circle with scissors, having drawn round a dish - saved bothering with cutting one on my cricut
Stamp insanity 66 & 67: anything goes

BF forum June twinchies

For the June swap on BF forum we were asked to make twinchies that included:

3 x bling
piece of patterned paper - this can be any size you like (obviously no bigger than 2"x2")

and be blue and white.....

The girls did a wonderful job with these - aren't they fab?!

BF forum June inchies

These are the inchies I received from the BF forum swap for June - the theme was 'films' - can you guess what they all are?

Flashback Friday 13

This is the first time I've taken part in Flashback Friday - the idea is to show something from the past to fit the challenge.

The current FF challenge 13 is to show the first 'non-traditional shaped card' that we made.

I don't know whether this was actually the first, but it was shown on my blog on 20 September 2007 - here.

This was followed on the same day by some more similarly shaped cards - you can see them here.

They were all produced on my craft robo using and adapting a template kindly given by Erika on UKScrappers.