Sunday, January 30, 2011

B&W vintage lady

This gorgeous lady is one of my very early stamp purchases (Paper Pleasure Plus) and I still love it as much now as I did then. There's quite a lot of bling (black Kindy Glitz glitter glue on the hat and dress; clear Kindy Glitz on the beads hanging down from the hat; and black gem earrings) but it doesn't really show up in the pic. Martha Stewart Layered Arches border punch; oval Nestabilities; two ribbons from my stash. I've used glue dots behind some of the flocked spots on the beautiful white organza ribbon to give it a 3D gathered look.

Submitted to the following challengs:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #73 Vintage

Paper Cupcakes Tic-Tac-Toe (something punched, ribbon, bling)

Stamping Vacation Pick 3 (gathered ribbon, punch, glitter)

Sundays with Crissy #13 Ribbons

Easy Craft Projects #30 Black and White

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A birthday cake wish

Making this card was quite a challenge to myself on several counts. Firstly, everything is from Stampin' Up's Confetti scrapping kit, except for the Kaisercraft gem and the Kindy Glitz glitter glue, and using all the coordinated elements from one kit is totally different from how I usually create. I also usually stamp my images rather than using something that's ready-made. Lastly, no ribbon! Can you believe it?!

Submitted to the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenges #126 Food for thought

Tellen's Place Polka dots

7 Kids College Fund #13 Challenge yourself (using a kit & no ribbon)

Take the Belli Challenge #109 The letter P (polka dot patterned paper)

Paper Cutz Challenge #75 Anything goes

Wee Memories #40 Free your creativity (anything goes)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #45 Anything goes

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Never laugh at live dragons

Here's the card that I made for our friend Steve's birthday. The dragon, sentiment and flourish are from a fantastic Elusive images stamp set. They're heat embossed with my new Iron Stone Red embossing powder from Print Blocks. The braid is really old - one of my very early purchases when I first started cardmaking. Nesties scalloped square and border inked with ColorBox chalk ink; We R Memory Keepers patterned paper.

Submitted to the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday #18 All sentimental

One Stop Craft Challenge #114 Card for a male

Delicious Doodles #8 3 colours (green, burgundy, cream)

The Crafty Pad #104 Something new

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #72 New supplies

One Stitch at a Time #45 New stash

Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog #32 Ring in the new but don't ring out the old

AiFactory #64 Anything goes

Pile It On #3 Anything goes

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Anything goes

Let's Ink It Up #8 Anything goes (must use stamp)

Stamp Something Anything goes

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hanging around in a birdcage

This is one of my favourite Basic Grey papers (Felicity from the Euphoria range) that I've never gotten around to using before. Finally I've cut into it and I thought the delicate lines of the Basic Grey birdcage stamp would go well with the paper. Bird is from the same stamp set. The ribbon is my something new - thanks to my friend Mel who found it whilst visiting family over Christmas. Blue textured paper from my stash; SU cardstock.

Submitted to the following challenges:

Aly's Sunday Challenge #33 Things with wings

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #71 Includes wings

The Crazy Challenge #49 Animals

Cupcake Craft Challenges #124 Something new (ribbon)

Pollycraft Challenge #75 New things (ribbon)

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge New goodies (ribbon)

Top Tip Tuesday #17 Anything goes

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gramaphone - the original iPod

Funny to think that once upon a time, this was the latest in music technology! The gramaphone stamp (Paper Pleasures Plus) has been in my stash almost back to those days. I've had everything else used on this card for at least a couple of years. Script stamp is from Stamp It; all patterned paper is Stampin' Up Windsor Knot; SU cardstock; brown paper from my stash; Franchville eyelets; ColorBox chalk inks.

Submitted to the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday #146 Out with the old!

Easy Craft Projects #29 Only old stash

Paper Play Challenges '11 Week 1 Clean and simple

Crafty Sentiments Anything goes

Top Tip Tuesday #17 Anything goes

Craft Your Days Away #11 Anything goes