Tuesday 25 June 2013

Christmas stocking

Yet another Christmas card - just realised that we are exactly six months away from Christmas - in fact at this time in six months' time, Christmas Day will be almost over!

Once again, this was made with elements from Hunkydory kits from last year - a bit of mix and match - and the panel with the rounded corners is an offcut from an earlier card, as is the main background card.

This is for:

Pixie's crafty snippets week 78
Sarn's Rudolph Day
Crimbo crackers 44: you've had it how long? (last year's Hunkydory kit)
Crafting by designs: anything goes + twist: show your season: winter/Christmas
Pile it on 25: vintage or shabby chic
Christmas cards all year round June: vintage Christmas

A time for celebration

I can't believe that I've reached 200,000 visits on this blog - that's thanks to all those who take the time to visit and leave me comments. I'm so grateful to all who support me and for the blogging friendships that I've built up since I started this blog in March 2007.

I will be offering some candy to celebrate this milestone, but it's not ready to show yet - waiting for postie to arrive soon - and I might be getting some more goodies to put together.

Watch this space!

Flutter by apertures

This card is based on the sketch for Flutter by Wednesday 245:

I've used a card blank with three circle apertures (had a whole load of these years ago and still have a few that come out from time to time).

I lined the inside of the card with an unknown piece of beige paper and stamped behind the apertures with an unknown stamp and the Inca one in the middle called 'queen of Spain' inked with memento rich cocoa.

The pieces of 'lace' are Craftime rub ons .

I used the paper clips to hold the card reasonable closed for the photo.

This is also for:

Everybody art 242: butterfly
Oldie but a goodie: buttefflies (both stamps are old)
Animal friends 3: butterflies and/or bugs
Bunny Zoe June: wings
Order of the opus gluei 159: give me wings
Addicted to stamps 59: gorgeous lace
Cupcake craft 248: not  for flowers - CAS with no flowers
Alphabet: J for jiffy (CAS)
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 182: clean and simple
Fashionista 17: wedding or birthday
Fairytale 70: happy birthday
Totally Gorjuss 189: happy birthday
A and T 25: happy birthday
My Sheri 113: birthday
Inky chicks 7: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 13: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Party time 126: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Inky impressions 113: anything goes
Sister act 12: anything goes
DL.ART June: anything goes
Inky linky 19
Make it Monday 146
Inspire me Fridays 108
52 card pickup 2.25

No designer paper

This is a CAS sympathy card swiping across the middle of the white card blank with old paper distress ink (using masking tape above and below) and stamping with fired brick - using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps, 'sparklers', with the bottom of the stamp masked off. Sentiment is a Hobbycraft stamp.

The card is white - always difficult to get a good photo.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Little red wagon 190: cardstock capers - no patterned paper
Creative card crew 39: no designer paper
CAS on Sunday 11: one layer wonder
Crafting when we can 47: KIS - keep it simple