Thursday 31 July 2014

Butterfly blue

This is my design card for today's Sweet pea stampers 'just because' challenge - please click on the link to see the lovely designs by the rest of the team - and we would love to see you joining in our challenge.

I used Karen Middleton's Sweet Pea Stamps 'butterfly blue' rubber stamp (also available as a digi), coloured with spectrum noir, mounted on to a piece of matching card before mounting on to the background paper from a pad called' summer textures'. The flowers with brad are Panduro hobby, the sentiment circle from Craftwork Cards and the felt buttons from Poundland.

I'm showing this card for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for August - please click on the link and have a look if you haven't yet found this challenge blog - and, if you love using patterned paper, please join in.

This is also for:

Butterfly challenges 12: summertime butterflies
Make my Monday: butterflies
Hobby cutz 58: buttons galore
Shopping our stash 162: triple threat - three of one type of embellishments - buttons
Lacy sunshine 38: flowers
Craft your passion 224: flower power
Top tip Tuesday: material girl (felt buttons)
Melonheadz friends: things with wings or tails
Try it on Tuesday: things with wings

CHNC challenge extra for August 2014

I find it hard to believe that today is 1 August - here we are already in the eighth month of the year and Christmas is getting closer. Even those crafters who think there is plenty of time before the 'panic' season are beginning to think that it might be a good idea to make a start on their Christmas cards. So why not come and join in with CHNC challenge extra for August. I know that many visitors to my blog have been joining in since earlier in the year, but perhaps some haven't - I'd love to see your entries during August. Please click the challenge link to see the lovely designs by the rest of my team.

So this is my design card for CHNC challenge extra for August. I used Bugaboo Stamps AKV Santa - chimney and frosty digi paper - Bugaboo Stamps are always the kind sponsors of my monthly Christmas challenges. I coloured the image digitally using Microsoft Paint and tore round a perspex oval template, using a bigger one to tear round an offcut piece of paper with a small panel down the right of the card. The main background paper is one of Bugaboo's frosty digis. The fancy border against the brown paper was free with a magazine.I wish that the Ho Ho Hos would show us like they do in real life because they are bright shiny red.

This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Left of center: Christmas in August
Christmas card challenges 35: anything goes
Sentimental Sundays 217: Christmas in July
Craftin desert divas 36: Christmas in July
Party time Tuesday 183: Christmas in July
DL.ART thankful Thursday 137: Christmas in July
Crafter's cafe 74: use a digi
Crafting at the weekend 4: anything goes
Divas by design: anything goes
Penny's 188: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Inky impressions 170: anything goes
The paper shelter: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 205: anything goes
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
The pink elephant 261: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 68
Crafting by designs August anything goes