Monday, 30 December 2013

Project 121: Holiday banner thank you card

I know - you wait ages for a post and then I do two almost immediately back to back. I've got the bug at the moment, what can I say?

I liked the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and thought it would be great to make some holiday-themed thank you cards to thank all of my friends and family for their generosity this Christmas:

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog were having a Anything Goes Holiday Blitz challenge so I thought this would be great. The sentiment stamp is from a Fiskars thank you set and the present is from Studio G - I think they work great together to make it more holiday themed.

The papers are predominatnly from a Raspberry Road Designs pack with a bit of a Reflections from Michaels thrown in as well. The faded houndstooth is from My Mind's Eye Denim Shop - it's so gorgeous I'm going to be using that again.

I topped it with some glitter glue and a candy - it's a bit busy but I really think it's festive and holidays are OTT any way - at least in my family they are!

Project 120: Little starburst birdie thank you

It's been ages since:
a) I wrote a challenge post
b) saw Claire
c) made a card that was inspired by both.

So it's time to rectify that!

Claire posted this beautiful card inspired by Retro Sketches' challenge this week (I've used the generous extension for the deadline - thank you!) and I wanted to do something to enter that challenge as well as it's a fab sketch.

Moving along with the times had a color-themed challenge this week and I had some gorgeous papers in the mini craft kit I brought with me (I'm traveling at the moment) that worked with the theme. They aren't probably what I would have used to match this theme if I were back home but I got them as close as I could!

Finally over at Sweet Stampin' they had a challenge to include some stamped birds so I thought the bird stamps I have from Little Claire would work well here. The greeting is from a Fiskars thank you set and I thought the little dots looked cute with the fanned papers. The pink isn't as antique as I thought it would be - but again, it's limited supplies at the moment. The birds are topped with glitter glue to add a bit of pizazz and the at least I had a good champagne colored pearl to coordinate back with the theme. I added some beige striped candies to balance it off and all in all I'm a happy crafter!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Project 119: Onesie baby card

I know it's been almost a month since I last posted - I've had 4 international trips in a very short period of time (some work, some play!) so apologies for the lack of posting.

I wanted to get at least a few posts in before the end of the year and today I had a great little project.

A childhood friend is having a baby girl in February and her shower is next week. I wanted to make a simple little card with the limited craft kit that I have unpacked with me (unpacking from the move has been a challenge given the aforementioned international travel). I remembered this post from Claire and wanted to do a smaller version of it, with a few little tweaks based on what I had available.

I used four different pink and yellow papers for the onesie and just made a template myself. I had plain grosgrain ribbon so that's what I used for the line. Then I glittered some of the features of the papers (yes, Claire, I'm all about that now, *rolls eyes*) and finally added just a spot of bling and some candies.

I left it greeting free as I don't have any baby stamps to hand (I have LOADS but they were not in the box I unpacked) so I think it's ok to leave them off.

Hoping to post again before Christmas- we'll see!