Thursday 19 January 2012


When I saw what Daring cardmakers were asking us to do this week - Miraculous Social Networks - 

Zuzanna said: I would like to see Facebook, Twitter, Skype, You Tube ... on your cards. You can use funny sentiments, colour scheme, fonts, style, layout or PC image - I didn't think I could take part this week because I couldn't think of a way to represent social networking.

When I did Suzie's 365 prompt for today, I chose to feature a photo of Bejewelled Blitz, the facebook game that I love - you can see here what I said about it - I suddenly thought that I could use that image on a card for DCM's challenge for a friend who also loves playing Bejewelled.

I love working from a sketch, so I was pleased to find Come and get it had a sketch for their challenge this week:

All card/papers used were from my offcuts box - the background is some old Papermania card from their teal collection, the foiled holographic strip has been in my box for ages; the ribbon is from a piece left over ages ago. The bejewelled photo and the surrounding frame were cut with nesties and the sentiment generated on my Dymo letratag.

This is also for:

Going grey with Scrap creations: die cuts
Lothian crafts January 22: die cuts
Incy wincy 129: bold and bright
Sassy Cheryl 98: bright & cheery to chase away the winter grey
Ladybug 52: bows
Sentimental Sundays 85: ribbonGingersnap GC134: spicy supply challenge: ribbon
Stamp n doodle: it's all about birthdays
Party time Tuesday 51: happy birthday
ABC: H for happy birthday
Pixie's crafty snippets 3
Hiding in my craft room 29: super scraps Saturday
Creative belli 136: frames
Papercraft star 80: use a frame
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Sew many challenges 77: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Paperminutes 200: anything goes
Whimsical designs: anything goes
Crafty purple frog: anything goes

An urgent request

John went to a bowls club committee meeting this morning and came back with the request for three cards for members of the club who will soon be celebrating their 80th birthdays - fine by me, but ... one of them needs to go in the post today!!

So I was grateful for the sketch for Sketches by Carly 47:

The background is Kanban green grass card. The chevron piece of card and the little triangel in the bottom left corner is an offcut I've had for ages from when I made some background card with alcohol inks. The personal impressions bowler stamp with inked with memento and coloured with copics and promarker. The sentiment was generated with my Dymo letratag.

This is also for:

Stamp n doodle: it's all about birthdays
Party time Tuesday 51: happy birthday
Card crafters circle 5: happy birthday
ABC: H for happy birthday
Winter wonderland: birthday wishes
Cards for men 2: boys and their toys
Pixie's crafty snippets 3
Hiding in my craft room 29: super scraps Saturday
C.R.A.F.T. 138: use numbers

Photos catch up

I've missed taking part in Suzie's 365 for a few days, so this is a catch up.

15: generous: this is a photo I took at the Christmas Fair where mum lives - jams and cakes donated by generous folk:

16: snack: as I'm trying to lose weight yet again (having got to target weight nearly a year ago), this is the only kind of snack I'm allowing myself (but I'd rather be eating a bar of dark chocolate):

17: naughty: I sneaked up on John and took a picture while he was happy a nap - naughty me!:

18: pleasurable: I love my craft stuff - it gives me pleasure, especially my copics, promarkers and other pens - it's very therapeutic and pleasurable colouring in:

19: bad for you!: I love playing bejewelled blitz on facebook and have just discovered that there is now an app to play on my iPad - but it can be bad to spend too much time playing when I should be getting on with other things (or getting to bed!):

I'm up to date now - thanks, Suzie, for these great prompts - I had to really think about some of them!