Friday 18 April 2014

Racing to wish you a Happy Birthday

This card was made using a Hunkydory background and bunting pieces to spell out the greeting.

This is for:

Time out 3: happy birthday with optional twist of a masculine birthday
Eclectic ellapu: one for the boys
Paper crafting 7: masculine
Paper pretties 306: masculine card
613 avenue create 67: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Everybody art 274: anything goes
Pause dream enjoy 8: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Crafty girls 16: anything goes
Craftitude 63: anything goes (or spring/Easter)
Crafty hands 12: anything goes
Crafting by designs April: anything goes
Sister Act 53: anything goes
DL.ART April: anything goes
Just B linky party April
Just keep on creating April

More sparklers for sympathy

I quite often get asked to make sympathy cards and sometimes am asked to use the Penny Black sparklers stamp, which I've done on this card - inking with memento grape jelly (a lovely purple colour) and I shadow stamped just the seed heads again at the top. I stamped the Hobbycraft sentiment stamp on a piece of card and distressed the edges with dusty concord distress ink to tone with the distressing I did around the edge of the card. The ready made card blank front was mounted on to a textured lilac card base.

This is for:

Incy wincy: clean and simple
Crafters cafe 59: clean and simple
Artistic inspirations 87: monochrome
Cards galore April: creating with colour - include favourite: purple
Sparkles 55: favourite colour combo - purple/lilac
Fashionable stamping 70: favourite technique - stamping and distressing
Bunny Zoe April: distress
Addicted to stamps and more 91: anything goes
One crazy stamper April: anything goes
Through the purple haze 37: anything goes

Simply with sympathy

I never think that sympathy cards should be fussy - I like to make them quite simply. This was made with a card blank that already had a feint design as a background on to which I stamped one of my all time favourite Penny Black stamps, sparklers, inking with memento rich cocoa. (Regular visitors to my blog will have seen many cards with this stamp) I distressed the edges of the card with brown corduroy distress ink and added the stamped sentiment.

This is for:

Incy wincy: clean and simple
Crafters cafe 59: clean and simple
Tok bobok 11: clean and simple
Addicted to stamps and more 91: anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun 15: use a stamp/digi image
Stampin' for the weekend: your favourite stamp
One crazy stamper April: anything goes
Through the purple haze 37: anything goes
ABC: J for just as you like
Glitter n sparkle 80: anything but a square