Monday 23 April 2012

Monotone Merry Christmas

This is my monotone card for yesterday's Sunday's with Santa challenge - that means I'm now up to date again! Also for Bling it on April: monochrome.

I used the sketch for Always playing with paper merry Monday 17:

I've used a panel of white and silver that was rescued from a card received - The recycling is for Jingle belles: peace on earth (day), also Do more with less: recycling with Sonia Suprabha Venugopal, Tuesday throwdown 94: recycling, and Stamp, scrap & doodle: recycle.

The circles were die cut with my cuttlebug - hard to see here, but the inner circles are silver and the outer black, with silver snowflakes in the middle. The snowflakes are for 52 Christmas card throwdown theme challenge 4.

The circles are for It's all about the vintage and beauty 17: circles, also for Little Claire 20: doing the rounds.

Christmas family

I'm behind with the challenges on facebook Sunday's with Santa - last week's theme was 'family', so I'm featuring the most special family at Christmas with the nativity digital image kindly supplied by Digi Doodle Shop, who are sponsoring my challenge this week, so this is another card for my CHNC challnge 69: lots of layers (there aren't 'lots' but there are at least three). I coloured the image lightly with copics.

I've followed the sketch for Creative craft for this fortnight (just getting my entry in at the last minute):

Colours are for Guylou's crazy cat lady colour challenge where this inspiration picture was given and we were asked to make a project using the color scheme of a Sealpoint Siamese, meaning brown, cream (or off white) and light blue (that's the eyes):

The My mind's eye Christmas glitter book papers are offcuts, so this is another opportunity to go into the playground at Pixie's craft snippets 17.

The ribbons on the right hand edge are adhesive backed DCWV, so they extend into the inside of the card. This is for the Crafty pad 167: live on the edge.

There are 3 brads from The Works, which is good for Willow sketchie this week.

This is also for:

Do you stack up 68: stripes
House of Gilli 32: oh pretty - ribbon and sparkles (the papers are more glittery than they look here)
ABC Christmas: H for hardware - metal - brads

On the lookout

The theme for the Bubbly Funk forum twinchies swap this month is 'hopping bunnies'. I've used a digital image by Delicious Doodles, which was originally in greyscale - I changed this digitally to a sepia colour and printed out on to a paper which was pre-printed with clouds (can't really see that in the photo). I then used some colouring pencils to go over the grass and a little bit of the bunnies, adding the little cottonwool tails.

Not a good photo, but wanted to get these done up for the post - still very dull, rainy weather here today.

I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Hooked on craft 19: Easter
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 17: spring
Stampavie and more 166: spring
Stamp and create April: spring
Aud sentiments 52: spring summer colours
Crafter's cafe blog 3: spring with pastel colours
Robyn's fetish 104: use pastel colours only
Stampin sisters in Christ 136: use soft pastels
Little darlings 21: pastels
LiaStampz 15: pastel
Raise the bar 101: cloudy skies
PaperPlay 16: animal antics
Di's digi designs: let's meet your animal friends
Crafter's companion 23: four-legged friends
Jellypark friends: little bunny foo foo
2 sisters 88: use a digital image
Crafty sentiments: use a digi
Oldie but a goodie: on the farm or in the garden - I've had this digi for ages - I have used it before, but a long time ago
Sentimental Sundays 99: celebrating earth day
For fun: I bet you make other wonderful things
Crafting for all seasons 25: anything but a card
Penny's 77: anything but a card
Victorine 32: anything goes
Love to create 12: anything goes
One stitch at a time 110: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Wags n whiskers 77: anything goes
Make it Monday 86
Inspire me Fridays 55
52 card pickup 16