Sunday 4 November 2012

Vintage florals

This card if for TTC12-11 on Crafts by Carolyn forum which has been set by Adele, who is asking to see 'vintage florals'. I've used a ready decorated  background on to which I've added some Prima flowers and flower centre, as well as a couple of docrafts ones. The oval picture of the girl has been in my box for ages. I edged the rim with stazon vibrant violet and then lightly distressed with shaded lilac DI using an inkylicious blending brush. The three little dragon flies were punched ones - I have a whole bag of them in different colours that were punched out ages ago (they come in handy occasionally).

This is also for:

Eclectic ellapu 4: it's a vintage thing
The pink elephant 172: vintage or shabby chic
Happy campers 3: shabby chic
The squirrel and the fox 30: flowers, hats or horses
Bearly mine 59: flowers galore
Shopping our stash 75: flowers in 3D
Cutie pie 30: distress
Fab n funky 145: die cuts/punches
Anything goes 79: anything goes
Inspire me Friday 83
52 card pickup week 44

Sugar and spice ...

... and all things nice - that was the challenge Zoe set for the Christmas Card Club for today. When I first saw what the theme was I thought of including little girls - thinking of the rest of the rhyme ... that's what little girls are made of. But then I thought of sugar and spice things to eat at Christmas ... and my mind went to gingerbread men (or perhaps nowadays I should say gingerbread people).

When we were in Eastbourne early in September, I bought some bits and pieces on the market, including a lovely material gingerbread person - I thought that would be great to use on my card ... but I can't find it. As soon as we came back from Eastbourne we had to start arrangements for mum to go into a care home and then clear her flat etc and things got tucked away.

So in the end I resorted to using some papers that had come with a magazine and a few pieces from my Christmas offcuts box, so this is my first visit to Pixie's crafty snippets 45. The ribbon and the Merry Christmas sentiment (darkened with an alcohol pen) were from stash. The spiky scalloped circle was cut with a nestie.

I still need to catch up with a few challenges on Sunday's with Santa on facebook, so this is for week 35 (way back at the end of August!): easel card.

This is also for:

A card a day
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
Joan's gardens 40: a winter card
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Card and scrap 42: Christmas card
St Luke's November: traditional Christmas card
AnMaCreatief 14: Christmas
Great impressions November: holidays - Christmas
Really reasonable ribbon 59: winter holiday
Here come the boys 39: die cuts/punches
Allsorts 179: for men only - for a young boy (or perhaps for a 'young at heart' male)
Fab n funky 145: die cuts/punches
Die cuttin' divas 89: anything goes (used a nestie)
Simon says: get in shape
Christmas cards all year round November: shaped or fancy folds
Corrosive 161: know when to fold 'em
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb 64: more than one fold
Desert island crafts 41: I chose: patterned paper, add a sentiment, ribbon
The house of bears November: your cubhood favourites - The story of the gingerbread man
My mum's craft shop 82: bold & bright
Sparkles forum Christmas November 22: contemporary colour combo
ABC Christmas: V for vibrant colours
ATCs and cards with attitude 26: add a sentiment/anything goes
Lady Anne's Friday is sentiment: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 83
52 card pickup week 44