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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Blue Raspberry Slushie

Here is my newest card as DT for Dutch Dare Card Challenges.  This week we were asked to make a card demonstrating summer fun and also to use an image from Di's Digi's.  My choice was the image of Teds99.  isn't it cute?  Also, didn't I find the perfect background designer paper?  Actually, I have to thank my friend Betty for that one.I coloured my image with Derwent Watercolour pencils and then carefully cut out the image.  I purposely left the edges of the bear a little wide so I could fringe them to look like fur.  I glued the image to a square of background and I raised the image section off the card using foam pop dots.

This card also qualifies for a number of other challenges.  They are:
1) Simon Says Stamp Challenge - A Stitch in Time.  In case you can't see, I stitched around the edge of the square image section
2) The Digital Tuesday Challenge # 118 - Bling it Up.  My bling are the small yellow rhinestone flowers and also the beads that I hang on a cord from the top left corner.
3) The Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge - Summer
4) The Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes + Buttons
5) The Spoonful of Sugar Challenge # 159 - Sewing
6) The Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 89  - The Colours of Summer
7) The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 141 - Here Comes Summer
8) Getting Cricky wih K Andrew  - Summer Time Fun.  This is a new challenge for me.  Rebecca (aka Crafting Misfit) sent me over and suggested that I should enter this card for this challenge - so I did :)

Monday, 4 July 2011

Miniature Quilled Santa Claus

As those of you who follow my blog know, I have started to work on Christmas items.  Here is a tiny quilled Santa Claus that I made.  To give you an idea of the scale, he is about 2" tall! I really love doing miniature quilling, but they are a bit fiddly.  Usually my hands are covered with glue by the time I am finished.  This Santa is for the Going Grey with Scrap Creations "Anything But a Card" Challenge.  I hope you like it.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Blog Candy!

Here is another great chance for some blog candy - and who doesn't love candy?  This is on the Pretty Pressings website and here is the link to her site: Pretty Pressings.  So head on over there and sign up for the blog candy. It's not complicated, and who knows, you might just win! 

Birthday Fishes

When I saw a card that was called "Birthday Fishes" it just tickled my fancy.  So I have to make my own version of that theme. This card qualifies for the the Crafts and Me Challenge # 41 - the theme was to make a birthday card.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Thank You Snowman

Here is my newest card.  I know it is only July, but it is never too early to get started on your Christmas Cards.  This card is a shaker with a stamped image of a snowman.  Then I also included a quilled snowman that echoes the stamped snowman.  Here are the challenges for which this card qualifies:
1) Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge # 95 - Red, White and Blue Thank You
2) Allsorts Challenge # 110 - This was a free and easy challenge
3) Our Creative Corner - This was either a 4th of July card or a Christmas in July card.  I chose the Christmas card because I am Canadian so I don't really have any reason to make a July 4th card.
4) Paper and Such Challenge - Red, Kraft and Blue
5) Delightful Challenges - Red, White and Blue
6) Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 49 - Spots and Stripes
7) Christmas Stamper - She's Krafty
8) Bah! Humbug! Challenge # 26 - Acetate
9) Sweet Stamping Challenge - Something Unusual - my something unusual is the semi precious stones that extend on a stretchy string from the side of the card.  I used lapis lazuli, red pearls and clear quartz crystals
10) Just Us Girls Challenge # 91 - Sketch

Friday, 1 July 2011

Get Better Soon

I made this card using a digital stamp from "Back to Paper"  I thought it was a really cute image.  I colored it with Derwent watercolor pencils.  This card qualifies for the following challenges:
1) Charisma Cardz Challenge # 26 - Ice Cream Colours.  In this case I went for the colours as opposed to the theme of ice cream. We had a wonderful local ice cream parlour where all the ice cream is made in the store.  I used some of their products for my inspiration.  The peach is for a wonderful peach flavored ice cream.  The green is for pistachio ice cream, one of my favorites.  The gold is probably a little more surprising, but they has these amazing gold sprinkles you can get on your ice cream.
2) Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Something Old/Something New.  My something old is the rick rack ribbon - got that ages ago wrapped around a package of meringue cookies.  I new I would find a use for it some day. My something new is the peach and gold Japanese hand made paper.  We have a fabulous store that carries Japanese mosaic papers and I just want to buy every single package they have - soooo beautiful
3) The Shabby Tea Room Challenge # 68 - My Favorite Thing,  My favorite things are the peach and gold Japanese paper I describe above and the fancy tag die cut.
4) Stamps R Us - There was a little girl ...  Well my little girl is all grown up in mommy's hat and lipstick.  Too cute.
5) A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge # 158 - Get Well Soon
6) One Stop Craft Challenge # 137 - Get Well Soon
7) Totally Papercrafts - Let's Play Bingo - In my case I played 3 across (die-cuts, embossing, ribbon).  In case you can't see the embossing it is on the sentiment and also on the black edge around the image diamond
8) The ABC Challenge - X is for crossed ribbons
9) Sketch 'N Stash # 64 - I have already described both my new and neglected items above.