Wednesday 2 January 2013

Guy's life ...

... having made a card earlier using some Guy's Life earthtones vellum which has been in my pile of 12 x 12 papers for what seems like forever I decided I ought to try and make cards with the offcuts rather than banish those to a box never to see the light of day.

So I've dug out some deckle edged stamped images of motocrycles - this one is embossed, although it doesn't like it here - I inked the edges with a Marvy alcohol pen - and I found a sentiment that matched up. Once again I've used some of the brads I've been hoarding for years, so all in all, I'm quite pleased with using up some old stuff.

I've discovered that vellum is nearly as difficult to photograph as mirror card!

This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets 53
The squirrel and the fox 34: party time - celebrations
Perfect sentiments 60: metal embellished birthdays (metal brads)
Card and scrap 46: use metal ornamental
Emerald faerie garden 39: celebrations
Party time Tuesday 101: celebrate
Creative moments bloggers network 7: emboss it/anything goes
ABC challenge: E for embossing
Creative inspirations 195: celebration
Fashionable stamping 38: surprise us

I just had to use it ...

... as soon as I saw an M & S gift card that John had received for his birthday, I just had to demolish the card that it came in and recycle it on to a card with a Guy's Life earthtones vellum that I've had for years and never used. I've also used some brads that have been hoarded for years. I've covered up the M & S wording on the pocket of the shirt with the birthday greeting. I'm so impressed that this gift card even has real buttons on it - what crafter could resist using this? Not me!

This is for:

The squirrel and the fox 34: party time - celebrations
Perfect sentiments 60: metal embellished birthdays (metal brads)
Artistic inspiration 21: celebrations/anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate
Emerald faerie garden 39: celebrations
Party time Tuesday 101: celebrate
Creative inspirations 195: celebration
Dutch dare 97: celebration

Winter wonderland

For this card I've used a background piece of My Paper Stash 'red snowflakes', added a decoupaged image etc at the base - this was recycled from a card received. Crystal ice stickles was added to the centres of the snowflakes and across the bottom. I had to take the photograph at an angle because the background is mirror card which reflects so much head-on with flash.

This is another card for both my CHNC challenge 105 and my new CHNC challenge extra for January (where monthly challenges will always be 'anything goes') - if you haven't discovered these Christmas challenge blogs yet, please click on the links and join in.

This is also for:

A card a day on facebook
Sunday's with Santa on facebook week 1
Lady Anne's Friday sentiment challenge
Gingerloft: Christmas or winter
The hybrid chick card caravan 34: snowflakes
Lexi 80: snow
Broken box stock 17: winter/snowflakes
My time to craft 202: animals in the snow
GoFish 32: winter
Card mania 11: winter wonderland
Paper pretties Monday 72: winter creation
Aud sentiments 71: winter
Cutie pie 33: cutie Christmas
More than favors wacky Wednesday 78: Christmas
Craft us crazy 33: merry Christmas
MilkCoffee: Christmas or winter holiday
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: winter
Fussy & fancy 79: furry friends
QKR stampede 19: let it shine
Craftymess 24: show some sparkle/bling
Drunken stampers: all that glitters
Paper pretties Wednesday 239: bling
Bloggers challenge: sparkle and shine
Jen's digi 1: let's celebrate
Bunny Zoe: celebration
Emerald faerie garden 39: celebrations
Party time Tuesday 101: celebrate
Whoopsi Daisy: celebrate
Catch the bug: holiday/winter
Forever Friends 52: anything goes
Crafty creations 202: anything goes
Freshly brewed 2013 challenge 1: anything goes
Hiding in my craft room 78: freestyle
Papertake: anything goes
Cards galore January: anything goes
Spark your creativity 5: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 147: free for all
The pink elephant 180: anything goes
ATCs and cards with attitude 30: anything goes/celebrations
Wags n whiskers 94: anything goes
Artistic inspiration 21: celebrations/anything goes
Kaboodle 152: anything goes
Make it Monday 121
52 card pick up week 52