Friday 16 August 2013

Here comes Santa ...

This is for the sketch for Sweet Sunday sketch challenge 190:

I've used an offcut of Papermania paper for the background, a scrap of striped paper, an upcycled picture that has some lovely glittered snow on it, a Craftwork cards sentiment and a few brads.

This is also for:

Christmas card challenge 2013 week 37: evergreen trees
ABC Christmas: P is for ... presents, papers
Sparkles Christmas 31: charmed I'm sure - charms and/or brads
Left of center 12: use something metal
My heart pieces: use a piece of meal
Jingle belles let's play Christmas tic-tac-toe - I chose clitter or bling, red or green, Santa
Crimbo crackers 48: it's snow business
Festive Friday 15: children's theme
Hobby cutz 12: card for a child
Simply create too 44: for a child
The paper girls 37: glitter, glitter, gliter
Creative Belli 176: glitter
Divas by design: Christmas in August

When is a challenge not a challenge?

When you think you are going to enter it and then realise that the card isn't right for it. I made this card based on Anne-Marie's sketch given for Sunday sketch and stamp 169, completely forgetting that I needed to stamp to qualify for the challenge ... you'd have thought I'd have realised that the clue is in the name of the challenge blog! Anyway, I still acknowledge that I used the sketch even though I'm not entering the challenge:

The background is a piece of embossed vellum, the striped paper is an offcut and the circular embossed image is upcycled from an old card. Across the bottom is a piece of washi tape and a Craftwork cards sentiment.

This is for:

Polka doodles 33: have a heart
Divas by design: Christmas in August
Emma's 19: floral

Tear it to pieces

It's time for a new challenge on The Sweet Pea Stampers and today it's 'tear it to pieces' paper tearing. Please click on the link here and see the gorgeous crafting of the rest of the team and, hopefully, join us in the challenge.

I've used the Sweet Pea Stamps 'hang in there, Kitty' digi by Karen Middleton and papers from Basic Grey Max & whiskers pad. The image was coloured with copics and the edges torn with a perspex oval template, using a slightly larger one as a mat for this. Everything was mounted on to a kraft card blank.

This is also for:

One sweet challenge August: favourite technique - I have many favourites, including distressing by tearing and colouring with alcohol pens
Art impressions 116: for the dogs (& cats)
LEJ 66: furry friends
PanPastel UK 32: cute and cuddly
Jellypar friends: cuddly wuddly
Paper-crafting journey: distressed/vintage
Can you digi it 42: lift me up - encouragement
Word art Wednesday 93: anything goes
Sweet stampin: going krafty
Use your stuff 97: four patterns - 4 different pattern papers
Southern girls 75: things beginning with F - feline
Crafter's corner 11: anything goes
Stamps + fun = creativity 164: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 20: anything goes
Make it Monday 153
Inspire me Fridays 116
52 card pickup 2.33