Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Retro Sketches #233


Here's the sketch from http://retrosketches.blogspot.com.au/
and here is my card. I've added a gold sparkly sentiment to make it more Christmassy.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Shopping our stash.


I'm quietly sitting here making cards today as yesterday I was diagnosed with pneumonia.
I've been told to rest.
Craft lowers my blood pressure and relaxes me, so here I am.
Over at http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com.au/ they want fairies or angels.
After searching high and low I found one angel picture.
I made this card using her.

Looks like I'm just scraping in at Shopping our stash as there is only an hour to go.

Jingle Belles and Use your suff

The challenge at Jingle Belles is to use a bell on your Christmas Card.
I had none, so I made one.
I cut out the shape from fawn cardstock then misted it with Kaiser antique gold mist.
As a finishing touch, I've  drawn lines around the base of the bell with gold gel pen.
It is mounted on a silver card with a matching gold star patterned paper .

 
Meanwhile at Use your stuff they have a moodboard
I've made a card on silver again but used black,white and yellow.
I was inspired by the polkadots and the yellow flowers.
 
 
This can work as a friendly catch up card or even a sympathy card.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Somewhere in Cologne...a scraplift.

Layout: Life Moments **Little Yellow Bicycle**:

I saw this layout on Pinterest when searching for ways to use 2 little yellow bicycle papers in my kit.
In fact the green middle section is the reverso of mine with the houses on it.
 My 2 colours on this are blues and oranges/tans.
I'm pleased to have used the last of the apricot punched flowers, the cream alphas, the square window quote, the rooster toothpick flag and the journaling tag. They all match colour-wise!
I had to use a V instead of a U but it still works I think.

The hand made paper isn't crooked, the photo makes it appear so.

Challenge YOUrself



Sewing seems to be the idea of the month. I noticed it on a few card challenges last night as well.

I've chosen the Prima Songbird paper for this challenge.
My stitching has been done on a skew angle to match the stripes in the ribbon below the layout.
I'm pleased to have used the felt and hessian heart that I made with a button SEWN on.
There was a random acorn so I added that as well.


Friday, 23 September 2016

Furry friends at Through the purple haze. and Pink Gem

Another new card challenge site for me Through the purple haze.
This time they want furry friends, and I just happen to have a panda card
I kept it simple using silver white and of course black on the panda.
 
And back to one I haven't visited for a while, Pink Gem challenge, where they ask for a female birthday card
 
 

Try it on Tuesday

I've been away again for 2 weeks holiday minding a friend's dogs and house.
While away I made over 30 cards, sitting in the spring sunshine and looking at the beach...delightful.
At TIOT they want cards using only 2 colours.
I've made a birthday card for male or female, using only black and red.(plus white).
My background cardstock is silver.