Sunday 1 July 2012

Butterfly wishes with love

These cards were made from the sketch for Technostamper Monday lunchtime 227:

All papers, sentiments and 3d butterflies are from Anna Griffin supplies.

The second card was made with the scraps of the first one, so another for  Pixie's crafty snippets   27  (and there are more of these snippets, so watch this space!)

These are also for:

Come and get it: cute as a bug
It's all about the vintage and beauty 22: summer and butterflies
Allways something creative 33: butterflies
Dream valley 35: things with wings
Craft your passion 166: things with wings
Card and scrap: wings
Creative inspirations 169: anything goes
Charisma cardz 25: anything goes

Bowls birthday

John asked me to make a quick card for one of the members of his blind bowling club and this is what I've made, using the square sketch for Mojo Monday 247:

All papers are snippets from my offcuts box - some are Nitwits that were free with a magazine and the piece behind the image has been recycled from a stationery wallet - so this is another one for Pixie's crafty snippets   27. The image is from the Papermania Nostalgia pastimes etc designed by John  Byars, inked with memento and coloured with copics. The scalloped circle was cut with a nestie (edges distressed with shabby shutters DI) and the scalloped dark green background was cut with my rotatrim.

This is also for:

Pile it on 27: for a guy with a sports theme
Cards for men 13: sports with a sentiment
Crafty boots: sport
Simon says: sporty and/or patriotic
Cutie pie 21: one for the boys
Robyn's fetish 114: distressing
Hotshot 9: distress inks
That craft place: it's all green
Anything goes 70: polka dot with a birthday theme
The cheerful stamp pad 46: numbers
Victorine 37: birthday
Celebrate the occasion 68: happy birthday
Emerald faerie garden 27: birthdays
Crafts and me 90: birthdays
Moving along with the times: happy birthday
LiaStampz 20: scraps
Sweet stampin: scallops
Desert island crafts 33: I chose: inked edges, a sketch challenge and use a rubber stamp
Just some lines: let's keep it clean and simple
Tammy scraping corner 16: anything goes
Let's craft and create 47: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 90: anything goes
Hiding in my classroom 52: freestyle
Mema's crafts July: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 65
52 card pick up 26

Blue Christmas

For this card I've used a fancy fold card and components from the Kanban 'all wrapped up' kit. The picture of the snowman is glittered in places and is overlaid with the spotted vellum held in place with the four brads.

I'm not really happy with it because I should have cut the snowman picture etc to better fit the upright of the card blank - I'll know better next time!

This is for:

Holly jolly Christmas: bingo - I chose: glitter, free, blue (also used brads)
Christmas card challenges week 31: monochromatic
Winter wonderland: monochromatic
52 Christmas card throwdown: anything goes
Christmas crafting July 13: two or more folds
Card crafters circle 29: construction cards
Fussy & fancy 66: fancy folds
The squirrel and the fox 21: Christmas in July
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 131: Christmas/holiday challenge - sparkle and snow
Crafty catz 139: show us your metal

Waiting for Santa

This is another card using a scene from My Craft Studio Magic of Christmas CD rom - like the one I did here - with different wording:

This is another for my CHNC challenge 79: festive funnies and also for:

Totally papercrafts: can you digi it
One stitch at a time 120: use a digi
Totally Gorjuss 138: sweet and simple
Alota 85: colour challenge - blue + 1
The poodles parlour: cute and/or cuddly
Jackson's digital 14: anything goes
Crimbo crackers 18: anything goes
Digital Tuesday 166: amazing animals
Tuesday alchemy 20: furry companions
Just some lines: let's keep it clean and simple
Tammy scraping corner 16: anything goes
Let's craft and create 47: anything goes
Creatalicious 35: anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 90: anything goes
ATCs and card with attitude 17: anything goes
Chocolate, coffee & cards 16: anything goes
Hiding in my classroom 52: freestyle
Mema's crafts July: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 65
52 card pick up 26

Santa in blue

It was Chris' turn to choose the theme for today's card for the Christmas Card Club and she chose 'Santa in blue'. I really wasn't sure what to do for this and then I hit on the idea of a silhouette of Santa and his sleigh and reindeer, so I found this free clipart picture on Microsoft Office.

I've used the sketch for Freshly made sketches 41:

 The idea of the Freshly made sketches challenges is to keep the card clean and simple, so that's what I've done, using two snippet pieces for the background, so this is my first wander into the playground for Pixie's crafty snippets 27, although I feel too poorly today to have a go on the swings - I need a quiet bench in the corner.

This is also for The paper players 102: Christmas in July.

Suzie's 365 photos day 183: grumpy

I'm still feeling poorly so we are staying in today, so it wasn't too difficult to get a 'grumpy' picture for Suzie's day 183!

I had several attempts at taking a photo of myself and wasn't really happy with any of them. I've got no make up on, my hair is all over the place ... but, I suppose, as I'm feeling poorly and perhaps a bit grumpy, it's not surprising that the photos aren't great.

In the end I opted to digitally create a kaleidoscope effect (mainly so that you didn't have to see me in large format - lol!).