Thursday 4 August 2011

Jolly Nation card, tag and gift box

Ages and ages ago I bought some Jolly Nation (well, they were Paper Nation back in those days) Christmas decoupage and matching background sheets and have had them stowed away ever since. Gold magic mesh was stuck on to red card to give a bit of dimension.

Last night I decided to watch a DVD, but wanted to do something constructive at the same time - something that wouldn't require much attention or thought, so I put together quite a few JN Christmas characters (so you'll be seeing more of these in the coming days).

This card, matching tag and gift box is for ABC Christmas: P for presents, which has this inspiration photo:

also for Christmas stampin all year long: the whole sha bang:

I'm also linking this for:

Aud sentiments 34: Merry Christmas
Simon says: Christmas in August
PaperPlay 31: Christmas in August
Fun with shapes and more 88: Christmas in July
Fussy & fancy 42: Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss 91: Christmas in July
Craft us crazy 14: anything goes in August
AiFactory: August anything goes
Crafts and me 46: anything goes
For fun: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
Crafty Ho's: anything goes
Happileigh 33: anything goes

For Your Inspiration Guest Design slot

I was privileged to be chosen as Lovely Lotus for challenge 7 on For Your Inspiration recently (you can see my card here). I received a prize of Charlotte with a rose rubber stamp - I blogged about it here - and the opportunity to be a Guest Designer, so I've joined the team for today's challenge 11, for which we were given this photo as inspiration:

I decided to produced my own 'quiet reflection' picture. I followed the tutorial given here (thanks to Stampin' Mama, Erika) for stamping my favourite inkadinkado trees stamp and making a reflection by stamping on a cello bag as per the tutorial, working on to white gloss card. The background was made with alcohol inks - the sky with a blend of stonewashed with blending solution, the grass with meadow and the water with a mixture of stonewashed, stream and a bit of blending solution.

This is also for:

Paper sundaes 80: clouds and skies
Inspiration avenue: the forest of trees
Pixie cottage 80: a time to learn - teach us something new
AiFactory: August anything goes
Craft us crazy 14: anything goes in August
Cute card Thursday 176: no designer paper
Nightshift stamping 78: feel free to do!
Stamp insanity 71: your favourite SISC - I chose SISC 9: create your own background
365 cards day 155: signs of peace