Saturday 28 January 2012

Brown and blue butterflies

This is for sketch on Stamps + fun = creativity 83:

The card blank is a dark brown. I've used a strip of scrap paper across the middle and a couple of bands of some blue/cream lace that I bought at a local market quite a while ago - this is for Pile it on 4: add lace, also for Scrappy frogs: lace and PaperPlay 4: lovely lace.

I used a Kanban stamp, stamping the butterflies again on to some blue paper, so that they were paper-pieced - this is for Paper sundaes 104. The butterflies are for Fashionable stamping 13: butterflies or bugs, also for Lollipop crafts 64: wing it.

Lots of sparkle with the blue gems on the flowers and butterflies for Deep ocean 17: sparkle.

Colours are for Sassy Cheryl 99: light blue & brown, also for Sugar creek hollow: cream, blue & brown

Male birthday card

This is for the sketch on Technostamper Monday lunchtime 205:

This is also for The crafty pad 154: let's see something for the boys

And I've used pictures for Order of the opus gluei 122: take a picture, it will last longer.

Papers are offcuts from a Kanban Gentlemen's journal kit, plus the sentiments.

It's also for:

My craft spot 42: let's hear it for the boys
Celebrate the occasion 47: masculine birthday
ABC: H for happy birthday
Cards for men 2: boys and their toys
Soartful 2: Georgia O'Keeffe inspiration - sepia and dark tones
The craft garden January: monochrome
Crazy challenge 103: vintage
One stitch at a time 97: round and round - circles
Pixie's crafty snippets week 4
Stamp, scrap & doodle: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes

Steampunk eyes

Having just got the Tinkering with Steampunk Craft studio CD I thought I'd use it to make a card featuring eyes. I combined the eye image with a quote that I found on the internet: 'You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus' an then printed them out on a panel cut from DCWV Mariposa paper featuring a Shakespeare sonnet with a glittered butterfly.  The panel on the left is an offcut of Basic Grey paper stamped again and again with the Judkins face stamp with memento cocoa bean. The panel on the right is from one of the steampunk backgrounds from the CD.

This is for:

Sunday stamper 189: my eyes adored you
Soartful 2: Georgia O'Keeffe inspiration - sepia and dark tones
Desert island 23: monochromatic, no designer paper, sentiment
The craft garden January: monochrome
Catered crop: print (the sonnet doesn't show up too well here, but it is there)
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: text me
Fab n funky 105: it's all in the eyes, where there is this photo inspiration:

Brand new

A courier knocked at the door a little while ago with a box of Kanban card blanks, some of which have a pattern already on them - good for making quick cards for when I have a sale to raise money for Tearfund. So I couldn't resist making a card straight away ... so this is brand new!

I've used Donna's sketch for Sunday sketch and stamp 90:

And I used some blue spotted ribbon for Ribbon girl 15: blue and pink. Colours are also for Cupcake inspirations 144:

The pink edged card blank is the same on the back, which gives an extra nice look to the card. The blue edged oval is out of an A5 aperture card. I covered the edging by placing an oval template mask over it and stamping the Penny Black sparklers inked with Stazon blazing red (I always think this should be called pink rather than red) - having the template mask in place avoided the stamping going into the already decorated area.
This is also for:

Crafts4eternity R56: clean and simple
Card and scrap 24: clean and simple
Crafters cafe blog: CAS challenge
Totally gorjuss 116: K.I.S.S.
Outlawz: CAS challenge: something new
Sparkles 28: new crafty goodies
Stamptacular 148: seeing spots
Little darlings 16: polka dots
Fussy & fancy 55: polka dots
Heart song 32: red and white and/or ribbon
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes

CHNC challenge 57: just make it square

It's time for a new challenge on my CHNC blog:

This is an easy challenge - all you have to do is make a square Christmas card. Please go over to CHNC challenge 57 for further details and to enter your card. And there's a great sponsored prize up for grabs too!

For my card I've followed the sketch for CPS 252:

 For Jingle belles 'a banner holiday' I've used the colours of their blog header and lots of glitter.

I've used Craftime red glitter paper, some lovely sparkly organza aqua and silver ribbon in the centre and a recycled image from a Christmas card received that was too good to put in the recycling bin.

This is also for:

Dare to be sassy Thursday 109: Christmas/winter
Crimbo crackers 7: for a child
Stamps R us: just kidding around
Whimsy 23: pearls or bling
Deep ocean 17: sparkle
Heart song 32: red and white and/or ribbon
Dream valley 24: animals
Blog-a-doodle: include an animal
Pollycraft 124: warm it up
Freshly brewed 80: snow/winter
Little red wagon 117: winter wonderland
Jellypark friends: winter wonderland
Gingerloft 32: let it snow
Secret crafter Saturday 170: ribbons
Do you stack up 56 ribbons
Stamp, scrap & doodle: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Victorine: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes