Saturday 23 July 2011

Clean and simply going round in circles

For this card I've used the sketch for Fetch a sketch 2:

This is for Less is more 25: button or ribbon - I decided to use both. The button mounted on layers of felt was one that was sent to me by a crafting friend. The lacy circles were cut with Nellie Snellen die cuts.

Wee memories 62 is 'clean and simple', so this is also for that - and also for Alota 63: circles.

Life's a summer picnic for bears

When I remembered this week's Pile it on challenge 29 'life is a picnic' I thought of a Teddy Bears picnic picture that I used on a card last year. And the challenge this week at Stamp n doodle is 'let's go on a picnic or BBQ'.

It's a very simple card, matted and layered on to a 7 x 5 cardblank. The sentiment was generated on my dymo letratag. I must have had the teddy buttons for ages, I can't remember where I got them from, but I thought they would sit nicely either end of the sentiment.

This is also for:

Pixie cottage 79: fun with food
Cardmakin mamas 25: food and drink
Aud sentiments 33: enjoy your day
Paper issues: life is sweet
Phindy's Friday 64: doubling up - two teddy buttons
Dream valley 11: summer theme
Pollycraft 102: summer fun
Fairytale 20: summer, sun, sunshine
ECP 43: summer
365 day 144: so random
Forever friends: not square
I did it 64: animals
Die cut dreams 94: animal antics
Creative card crew: animal antics
Digi doodle 68: clean & simple

Musical birthday

This card is for the sketch on Come and get it, using a landscape DL card:

The music on the left was a La Blanche foam stamp inked with memento tuxedo black. The paisley panel was embossed with a cuttlebug folder and swiped with the memento pad. The keyboard across the bottom is ribbon, as is the stitched piece on the left.

The flowers were originally plain chipboard which I die cut with a Sizzix little green die (the Sizzix dies usually live at the back of the cupboard these days!). I stamped a Tim Holtz paisley stamp with stazon blazing red, then swiped with versarmark and heat embossed with UTEE a couple of times, the second time inking up the stamp and pressing it into the molten UTEE, this time using memento rich cocoa to give a bit of definition. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't show the embossing as clearly as it does irl. Having put a foam pad on the back of each flower I sprinkled the centres with black glitter. Just the addition of a Cardwork crafts birthday sentiment and the card was finished.

This is for:

Stamp man 27: anything by T!m (paisley stamp)
The play date cafe 19: black and white with just one colour
Incy wincy 103: black & white plus 1 other
St Luke's charity cards challenge: black, white plus one other colour (there is an opportunity to donate the card, which I will happily do - if you haven't come across this blog before please go and have a look)
Totally Gorjuss 90: punch or die (the flowers)
Corrosive 125: let the music play
Little red wagon 90: music notes
Birthday sundaes 18: anything goes
Stampavie 147: birthday
Sunday stamper 163: build me up buttercup - build your own flower embellishment
HLSC 31: make your own embellishment
Stamp something: something embellished
Make it colourful 27: colour your embellishments
Scrappy frogs: summer flowers
Deep ocean 4: ribbons
For fun: 2 different ribbons
Kaboodle 76: embossing
Sundays with Crissy 19: de-stressing - distressing on the embossed paisley panel

Holly time

For this card I've used the sketch given for Unscripted sketches 115:

I also used the inspiration for Belli 122: Christmas in July:

Papers are My Mind's Eye from the Christmas glitter book. I can't remember the stamp manufacturer (think it might be Personal Impressions, but not sure - if anyone recognises it I'd love to know). I stamped with memento rich cocoa and coloured with promarkers moss, poppy and vanilla, also adding poppy to the glittered berries on the paper (they were originally white glittered) - so this is also for I love promarkers 75: Christmas in July.

This is also for:

Winter wonderland: the holly and the ivy
Paper sundaes 78: Christmas in July

CHNC challenge 30: reindeer

It's Saturday, so that means there's a new challenge on my CHNC blog - this week I'd like to see at least one reindeer on your card - I'd love you to join in - just click here to be taken to Challenge 30.

Two or three weeks ago I showed a very similar card - you can see it here. A friend saw it and said she would like to buy it for Christmas and please could I make some more like it. One of her requests was for a blue card with a silver reindeer on it, so my challenge card is another commission ticked off the list.

Once again I stamped randomly with Brilliance starlite silver using various Inkadinkado snowflake stamps from a set (I do love these) and then heat embossed with detail silver. The Inkinkado reindeer was stamped and embossed in the same way. Having put three little gems in two corners of the silver mirror card I put a little blue one in each of the white flowers.

The photo doesn't show the card as irl - the whole card is silver embossed just like you can see in the left hand corner - such a difficult card to get a photo because of the glare of the silver mirror card. The inkadinkado reindeer stamped image is also silver embossed.

I'm entering this into these challenges:

Christmas in July:

Also for:

Catch the bug: Christmas in July: Monday: non-traditional colours
Crafts4eternity R29: shaped cards
Karen's doodles: get in shape - shaped cards
Die cuttin' divas 24: shaped die-cut cards
Top tip Tuesday 43: shaped cards
I did it 64: animals
Stamptacular 120: animal antics
Die cut dreams 94: animal antics
Creative card crew: animal antics
Stampin' for the weekend 13: paws for thought
ABC Christmas: O is for older image (the stamp is more than a year old)
Whoopsi daisy: sparkle and shine
Gingerloft 22: make it sparkle
Phindy's Friday 64: doubling up - two flowers
Order of the opus gluei 109: beat the heat (cool winter colours)
Kaboodle 76: embossing