Saturday 15 October 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 41

The lovely team over at Bah Humbug this week are looking for 'something good to eat' as their challenge for the week.  Luckily I remembered I had a cute Cuddly Buddly unmounted stamp with a cat and mouse sharing a pudding that I thought should fit the bill and once I'd managed to actually find it I stamped and then coloured the image with Polychromos pencils.  I used a Marianne die and a Nestability die to cut out the circles, cut a strip of Coredinations whitewash card, embossed with snowflakes and then sanded to show up the design. Background paper is by Papermania, the glittery snowflakes with added gems were cut with a cuttlebug die and the swirls were cut from a scrap of spritzed card from my 'bits' box which just happened to be the right colour. The greeting was produced on the computer.

Friday 14 October 2011

Forgotten Friday 35

My goodnes don't the weeks just rush by?  We are now on week 35 for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge and this week I'd been rooting through my stamps for ones with trees for another challenge and realised that this particular tree stamp from the Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree set had never actually been inked - how bad is that?  I also have several other tree stamps which have been neglected so sometime soon. must use them as well.  I stamped the tree first with Versamark and clear embossed, made a moon mask then brushed and sponged Chipped Sapphire Distress ink before finally stamping the tree again (slightly offset) using the same colour.  This panel was them mounted with various bits of matting and layering using background papers from my stash and a punched tag for the words.  I was hoping that this card just might do for another Christmas challenge but sadly their theme this week isn't trees - never mind.

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Make My Monday challenge week 19

First of all I must apologise for my lack of blogging this week - the days just seem to be disappearing and I've not been able to keep up, but at least I'm now on the last leg of a quilt which I seem to have been making forever. I just have to hem around the binding and it is finished - hooray.

 However today I did manage to make this card for the Make My Monday challenge which this month is on an Autumnal theme with trees for this week's topic. This was made entirely using Stampin Up stamps and cardstock from my stash

Background - French foliage set stamped with Big and Juicy ink pad - Spice
Main image - Oak Tree from Lovely as a Tree and text from French Foliage - on a SU Sizzix Top Note
Oak leaves - from Lovely as a Tree, cut out and layered
Acorns - from Touch of Nature
Sentiment - from Happy Moments stamped onto a punched label (Four Frames set)
Green textured card - embossed with SU Sizzix Square Lattice folder

The green card is actually a much nicer colour than it shows on the scan and tones nicely with the rest of the card.

Sunday 9 October 2011

Bah Humbug week 40

The challenge at Bah Humbug for week 40 is glitz and glitter and I've done a fairly simple card using Artylicious background paper.  I used a tree stamp from the fat robin Christmas set by Chocolate Baroque stamped onto some of the backing paper with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder, cut out the image and mounted it onto a piece of gold card.  The glitzy snowflake was made with 2 Marianne dies.