Sunday, 30 November 2008
"Well I cannot believe we are here a few moments away from the 1st of December and the start of the Festive, Fun, Fantastic, Fabulous Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar event. The First Window will open at 00:01 GMT, we have special gifts everyday and hopefully lots of fun for everyone, so please come and join us, a new window will be opened everyday each one a new surprise and it can be found here http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/ (Katharinas Fabulous Blog). Looking forward to seeing you all.Hope you all have a peaceful night lots of Hugs Jacqui x "
Well, I'm going to pop along tomorrow....but it won't be at midnight as I'll hopefully be fast asleep in a few minutes. I hope I'm up early enough to log in before work.
- 12 x sheets A4 thick vellum, some pearlised (2 of each colour shown)
- 10 x sheets of A4 metallic paper (2 of each colour shown)
- 14 x sheets of A4 Glitter Card (2 of each colour shown)
- 10 x A4 sheets of patterned paper (2 of each colour shown)
- 26 x fabric flowers (2 of each shown)
- 6 x pattered ribbons
- 1 pack Dovecraft 3mm brads in earth tones
- 1 pack clear accent stamps
- 2 rolls of double sided tape
- I will also add in some die cut swirls, corner accents and some leaves made with my Leone Em Ash Branch punch to take the number of items up to 100 pieces (not counting all the brads).
Good luck everyone.
For this card I used the layout set by Carole from England over at Friday Sketchers. I turned it by 90 degrees. I'm sure I'll be using this layout again this week.
Hope you like it.
Katharina has created a sketch for this DT call.
I have been very true to the sketch this time.....but I may just have another go later this week and really get creative with the sketch (you can submit as many cards as you like). You know what it is like, you really want to stand out from the other entries.......well the only way I could think of making an impact immediately was to use patterned acetate as the basis for my card.
This is the inside
Here is the back
Papermania Patterned Acetate
Basic Grey Boxer papers (of course!)
Willow with lantern stamp
WOJ Sentiment on the outside, Papermania sentiment on the inside
Ribbon trim from my stash.
Watercolour pencils, Whispers brush stroke pens and brown Ink it up! pad.
What the WOJ team are looking for in their guest designer is " we are looking for a passionate, talented crafter with great colouration skills". Well, I don't have too many colouring mediums available to me at the moment but I'm hoping that Santa will be really kind to me this year. Still, many of us only have a few water colour pencils, don't we? So it's worth a try and if I don't make it this time around I'll keep practising and try again next time around.
Hope you like it , and good luck to everyone that enters.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
One of my favourite places to go when I'm blog surfing every day is over to Bev's Blog. She is such an incredibly talented lady and her cards and other items are a constant source of inspiration. If you haven't been over to see her blog you are really missing out.
I've been meaning to do a post about this for a couple of days now....but time always seems to start running away. So, before I miss out on the chance too, here's a link to the amazing Blog Candy on offer at the moment at Bev's Blog. The candy is open until 4 December.
Isn't it scrummy? There are papers, crystals, gems, her handmade crochet snowflakes, charms, the lovely Herb with baby WOJ stamp and much more! Delish! Pop over and get yourself inspired with her latest cards.
I also wanted to do something different with the Santa Stamp. I've seen it so often in black, silver, navy and red so I inked it in a sage green colour for a change and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Friday, 28 November 2008
This is the inside.
Here it is standing up and opened.
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Kadoodle is looking for people to commit for 6 months. See all the info at the talented Bev's Blog. This DT call finishes on 1 December.
Basic Grey have put the call out for 3 DT members - and one place has gone already. This one closes on 6 December at the latest - if they don't fill the positions before then. Find all the details here.
Whiff of Joy are looking for a guest designer for the next 2 months. Their call closes on 6 December too. Find all the details at papercraft plant - here.
Best of luck to all those who enter - I may even try a couple of these myself but as there are so many incredibly talented people out there I wouldn't hold out much hope for me. Why not give them a try yourselves? You never know, you could be a lucky one.
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
I've used the fab sketch by Michelle O over at the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge this week for this card. I had to think a bit about which of my stamps would fit into an oval shape, and although I've slightly lost part of Willow's slipper, I think this one fits quite well.
Papers: All Basic Grey from the Sultry range.
Stamp: Whiff of Joy, Willow with Cookies. Whiff of Joy sentiment stamp too.
The Paper Company Filigree Accent (added a leaf bead to the bottom)
Dovecraft Velvet Ribbon
Goodware tiny buttons
Gems and vellum flower from my stash
Watercolour pencils, Tea dye distress ink, white acrylic paint.
Although it doesn't show up in the photo, all the swirly bits in the stamp on Willow's jeans and apron have been dusted with glamour dust.
Now I'm off to decorate the inside.
Thank you so much Pauline. You are a real sweeite!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I used the great sketch by Beatrix over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week. I also went a little mad and tried a bit of Oriental for another change (my goodness, I must be getting fed up with Christmas! lol).
Papers are from the One Stop Card Crafts Store (Oh, I've just noticed they have a 20% sale on at the moment).
Monday, 24 November 2008
Sunday, 23 November 2008
The sentiment behind this award is truly amazing. This is it:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
What a wonderful sentiment and an elegant award.
Now I have to pass it on to 8 people. So difficult with all the deserving blogs out there. Anyway, this is the 8 I chose:
Kirsten, Heather, Donna, Lorraine, Paula, Tara, Karen, and Nikki
I did manage to make one card yesterday so I tried to make it really count. Hopefully I can stretch this to cover 4 Challenges. In date order the challenges are:
Papertake Weekly - with a theme of "Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!"
Cute Card Thursday - whose theme is also Snow and Snowflakes.
For both of those challenges I hope the snowman image and the snowflakes I doodled onto it with stickles is enough to qualify.
Sketch Saturday has been used as the layout for the card. I really enjoyed that sketch.
Finally (but certainly not least) Penny Black Friends theme is "Funky Christmas" - Christmas cards with a twist, using no traditional colours. I think pink and blue coupled with the penny black snowman image (Thanks for the gift Pauline) is enough to qualify for that one.
Taking a leaf out of Tara's book, I've simplified the inside decoration on this card. I think I've been getting carried away with the insides recently! Thanks Tara for reminding me that simple is sometimes best.
Hope you like it.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
The prize this week is to be a guest designer for 2 weeks for One Stop Craft Challenge. Pop over to the challenge and get your entry in for the chance to be a featured designer.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Woodware Plum Blossom stamp (I only used the vase and the flowers on the stamp)
Dovecraft Charcoal Prints, Lime green paper and Black card
Sugar Coated brads
Lace floral trim
Sakura Stardust pens.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I wanted to create something warm and inviting so I started from the colours of yellow and orange. Then I thought "why not add a little clash with some red?" Finally I wanted an accent colour (green) and a colour to tone it all together (brown). I'm pretty pleased with the result, although it is a bit Autumnal.
The PB image was a joy to colour and I really had fun making my own layout with a few layers and lots and lots of little details.
Of course, the inside is well decorated too.
Papers: DCWV Pocket full of Posies and Floral stack. Dovecraft Abstract Prints. Orange Card.
Image: PB gifted to me by Pauline (thanks hun - I must try to get my hands on that stamp!)
Sentiment: Studio G
Hand stitching with a Gutermann linen coloured thread
Ribbon, Candy heart, pearl beads, fabric brads, lace, confetti and flowers from my stash.
Leone Em Ash Branch Punch (can't help myself using it!)
Sizzix Corner Die Architectural Accents
Fabric Flower inside the card gifted to me by a previous swap partner.
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Woodware Punch for the ribbon threading
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
This card is for the Penny Black challenge no 23 - Monochromatic. Normally I would do a black and white monochromatic card, but I thought I'd try a shades of blue and white one for a change. Please believe me, all the bits that look black are in fact a navy blue colour.
I've used the sketch layout by Sketch Saturday for their challenge 25. I was tempted to leave the sketch completely along and just cover the basic elements....but I got carried away again. So we have some additional snowflakes, and gems on this one.
Papers - Anita's Contemporary Blue Christmas. Blue Card
Stamp - PB Coming Your Way, sentiment Papermania.
Ribbon - Celebrate
Snowflakes - gifted to me by Gina (thanks hun)
Gems from stash
Watercolour pencils and Sakura Stardust pens. Ink It Up! bright blue ink pad.
It is getting late, so I've uploaded the front of this card....but I am currently decorating the inside.