Thursday 10 October 2013

Love is worth taking a risk

This is my design card for the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge: sparkle and shine. Please click on the link and admire the wonderful crafting of the rest of the team - and please join in the challenge - if you have any Sweet Pea images we would love to see them, but you don't have to have them to join in.

I used Lisa Victoria's 'Daphne's Dilemma' Sweet Pea rubber stamp coloured with Spectrum Noirs with Art Institute glitters and glossy accents. The background is Hukydory card and Embossalicious 'floral vine' embossing folder strip on pink pearlised card. The sentiment was generated with my Dymo letratag and I added a few flowers and gems to give some more shine.

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Crafty little fairies: pretty in pink
A creative romance: fairytale or winged creations
The squirrel and the fox 54: things with wings
Simon says stamps Wednesday challenge: use a rubber or a clear stamp
Emerald faeries 48: sparkle
The rubber buggy 12: charm it up (bling)
Inky impressions 129: glitter and sparkle
Creative fingers 6: anything goes + option: shades of one colour (lots of pink)
Stampin' for the weekend: anything goes
Brown sugar 63: anything goes


Another autumnal card with a background made with my gelli plate. I fist made a layer of yellow acrylic paint that I dabbed with scrunched up paper to give a mottled effect. I then used some red with a dotty stencil and then some brown with a swirly leaf stencil - both from Clarity Stamps.

The leaves are similar to the one used on the previous card - they look much better in real life - you can see through them more.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Frilly and funkie: colours of autumn
Creative knockouts 6: happy fall
Lady Anne October: autumn/fall
Polka doodles 40: autumn
Through the purple haze: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 83: inspired by a song title: 'Forever autumn'
Southern girls 79: sing a song, sing out loud: 'Forever autumn'

Autumn birthday

The background was embossed using Embossalicious floral vine and swiped with firebrick distress ink. The coloured strips on the side are scraps left from gelli plate prints using various stencils. The leaf is one of many I bought years ago. The charm at the base of the leaf was originally silver, so I coloured it with alcohol ink.

Colours include these for Crafts4eternity R144: cinnamon:

This is for:

Fashionable stamping 58: use a mask or stencil
Seize the birthday: birthday with colours of fall
Get inky 14: fall colours
Parade your crafts 5: fall
Creative moments 27: anything goes/autumn
Rhedd and rosies 17: shades of autumn
Ruby's rainbow 64: autumnal colours
CRAFT 228: autumn/halloween/thanksgiving
DRS 91: inspired by autumn
Challenges and candies 18: colours of autumn
Simply create too 47: fall/autumn
2 sisters 164: fall fun
Allsorts 227: autumn colours
AnMaCreatief 25: autumn
Feeling crafty 21: autumn
Mema's crafts October: fall/autumn coat of colours
House of gilli 54: anything goes/fall
Kreativeinkauf 7: autumn leaves
Polka doodles 40: autumn
Little blue button 10: fall
Creative belli 180: leaves - the leaf and charm are certainly old and forgotten items
Little tangles 22: make your own pattern paper
The paper shelter 132: charm us
Pixie's snippets playground week 93
Use it Tuesday 65: scraps, pieces, odds & ends
Emerald faeries 48: sparkle
Get creative 5 October: Natasa's challenge: use water-soluble colours - I used distress ink
A little bit crafty October: a little bit shabby
LiaStampz 50: shabby chic
My time to craft 237: vintage or shabby chic
Whoopsi Daisy: vintage/shabby chic
Natalie and Amy 13: shabby chic
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Divas by design: 3 or more layers
Twisted Tuesday 60: lots of layers + twist: heavy metal (charm)
Graph it markers 14: colours of autumn
Craft your passion 183: heavy metal (charm)
Craftin desert divas 16: anything with a sentiment
Live laugh stamp wordplay Saturday October: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters: anything goes
Crafty bloggers network October: anything
613 avenue create 40: anything goes
Scribble and scrap 2: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
DL.ART Thursday October linky: anything goes
Catch the bug: anything goes
Sister act 27
Inky linky 32
Make it Monday 161
Inspire me Fridays 123