Friday, 30 March 2012

Christmas at Crafty Ann's


Christmas in March

A lot of you are very organised and like to get an early start on your Christmas cards. 
Of course if the thought of making a Christmas card this early in the year gives you the shudders, you can always do a Scrapbook page of Christmas just gone.

All but one of the elements here are from the traditional Christmas collection - the heart is from metallic frames.
Many of you will recognise the image- one of my favourites - in the beautiful frame. This is fixed with foam tape. I added gems to the ribbon border - it was nice and easy to cut out and is flat

I added the greeting digitally to the heart then cut it out and fixed it with a double layer of foam pads.

The DT have some fab inspiration for you over at CACB and it would be lovely if you can play along with us for this challenge.

I'd also like to join.......
Crafty Purple Frog #37 - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge #112 - add a sentiment

Thank you for stopping by :)
Cheers me dears


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Our 49th Wedding Anniversary!


Why oh why does blogger have to play up when I am in a hurry to post this card before hubby surfaces.
Anyway.... this is for our 49th wedding anniversary tomorrow...eek...where have the years gone!!!! Each one seems to go faster than the the one before.....not fair when I'd prefer them to slow down, lol.
This was all done in a rush cos hubby kept lurking around while I was making it

The Paper is from a very old (appropriately) Crafty Secrets pad found in a neglected drawer.
I cut around the rose to overlap the scroll - I thought it would be a shame to cover it up.
The image is a freebie from a vintage site....don't remember which one.
Ribbon, messy bow, lace -  flower  made a while ago, so apart from printing the image all was collected from my stash.

I am so pleased to see that 'Funky Junkie' Linda has started a new challenge blog,  Frilly & Funky , and the first challenge is..... what is your vintage style.....I am definitely a 'Frilly' - I haven't got to grips with steampunk, mainly I guess because I don't posesss any steampunky style stuff.

Crafty Calendar - March challenge - spring clean
Crafty Cardmakers #64 - time - well!!! I'm pushing it here but 49 years IS a long TIME, lol

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Wedding Anniversary


For friends who's anniversary is the same day as ours..... Friday.  I still have got 'our' card to do - hope I can do it tonight .

The image is from a Jack Vettriano print altered in iPiccy to look like a painting and printed on canvas paper. I really like how this came out
Distressed edges with steel rule and TH inks. Frayed a piece of muslin and image layered with foam tape/pads.

Main BP - freebie by Nancy Watt
Music from an old book
Spellbinders die cut corners
Heart pin
Handmade sentiment

WO #45 - bingo - distressing, pins, gems/pearls
Saturday Challenge #178 - shabby chic/vintage
Die-ing for a Challenge #2 - brown & blue

Thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you have left recently
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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Sweet Baby Boy


This is a very late congratulations card from son & DIL to their friends - the original email with the pic got lost in cyberspace.

All of the papers here are from my bits box so I am very pleased with myself to have found all these that matched the pic of the new arrival.

The 'plain' blue  rectangle has fine polka dots on it though hard to see in the pic. I ran the red through the CB with swiss dots and went over the top  and edges lightly with a white ink pad - again not very clear
I matted the pic of the baby on to red card then adhered to silver mirri with foam pads.

Simple embellishments of some muslin, buttons, gingham bow and flower. I have had the ribbon and the teeny buttons in my stash for well over 10years.
I nearly gave up trying to get the thread through the holes of these miniscule buttons but I am not one to give up and triumphed in the end.
The sentiment circle was made in Publisher and adhered with foam pads..

Kaboodle #111 - how cute is that
Mojo #233 - sketch
Allsorts #146 - 3 in a row
CYDA #41 - just for men/boys + button
Bearly Mine #27 - dots
SOS #44 - buttons and bows
Tuesday Throwdown #90 - spring cleaning

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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day Tulips


~~~Happy Mother's Day~~~

This is the last mother's day card and is for youngest g/son to give to DIL

Text added using Serif PPx5. The image fixed with foam tape/pads

Papers and heart from a digi collection called Totally Tulips.
Image LOTV
MS deep border punch

LOTV - national craft month
PCJ #5  - pretty pastels
TPE #139 - photo inspiration
TTT - mother's day

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mother's Day


This is for big g/son to give to DD.

I actually like how this turned out which is just as well as I faffed around for ages 'til I was satisfied.
Not the usual mother's day colours maybe but I love this swirly paper

I got the sparkly button from the local market.  I didn't want to put any thread through the holes so I covered them up with a couple of gems - you'd have to look very closely to see the join :)

Lots of foam tape/pads on these three layers.

Papers - Papermania Sunshine PP
Nellie frame - gold mirri
Other circles hand cut
Seam binding ribbon
Flowers - WOC
Punched leaves

PTT #59 - monochromatic
Dream Valley #27 - mother's day
Crafts & Me #75 - let's see circles
FYI #26 - photo - inspired by the colours
Creative Inspirations #154 - something for Mum

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Friday, 16 March 2012

Spring into Spring at Crafty Ann's


Spring into Spring
...spring or Easter themed projects...

The year is flying by and it is lovely to see the daffs and crocuses blooming and the blossom on the trees.

I chose Ann's pretty pre-coloured daffodil topper as the main feature..
I've used a MS border punch on the green and blue papers which are from the polished stone collection. Both the digi and the BP's can be found in the shop here.

I coloured the doily with gold pentouch -  it looks lush.

Three... yes!... three layers on the flowers. A good score for me who usually stops at one.

We hope you will Spring into Spring and join us for this challenge.
As always, the DT have some excellent projects for your inspiration over at CACB ,  so do nip over and check them out. It will be lovely if you can come and play along with us for this challenge.

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenges
C4C #127 - spring
Crafters Companion #22 - spring
OSAAT #104 - use a digi
Sweet Stamps # 57 - think spring
Paper Creations Ink #20 - spring is in the air
RRR #44 - spring with ribbon
Joanna Sheen - spring is in the air

Thank you for stopping by - your comments are always very much appreciated
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

A Card for Lexi's Mummy


I had an unexpected email request this morning (from a colleague of DIL) including this lovely photo.
This is Lexi's first Mother's Day card for her Mummy, and Daddy said if it was too short notice he'd have to go to Moonpig!!! Couldn't let him do that could I, LOL

Main attraction - the gorgeous little Lexi
Paper and frame - Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe
Lace from local market
Seam binding ribbon
Corners - spellbinders
Flat back pearls
Rose - WOC

CYDA #40 - mothers day
Delightful Challenges - someone special
Die-ing For a Challenge #1 - anything goes
Sketch n Stash #83 - sketch - new lace

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are always really appreciated
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Monday, 12 March 2012

Mothers Day

8" sq

A commission (lol) from my g/children for their Mum. This is bigger than intended because I printed the backing paper the wrong size. Being a cheapskate I didn't want to waste it so used an 8" card blank instead of  the 5 1/2"  -  however could that be considered being thrifty, duh.

The lovely paper is a freebie from Lenascrap a really beautiful collection.
Of course I didn't want to cover this up, it is so pretty, so the design is very simple.

Ribbon, lace and gold brads. The heart is digital made in PPx5

I bought this gorgeous sparkly button and the lace from the local market.

I made the faux 'nestie' in Serif PPx5. I don't have a real one so improvised.

One Stop #173 - mothers day with ribbon
Saturday Challenge #176 - no image, just words
The Crafty Pad #161 - mum's the word
CYDA #40 - mothers day
Crafts 4 Eternity #62 - special mum
Crafty Catz # 124 - mothers day
Dream Valley #27 - mothers day
Let's Craft & Create #40 - buttons and bows
Lexi's #60 - mothers day
OCC - tic tac toe - pink, brads, flowers

Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are really appreciated.
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Friday, 2 March 2012

Anything but a Card at Crafty Ann's


This time you are challenged to make...
Anything but a Card

As soon as I saw the topic of this challenge I knew what I wanted to make ....a pretty shoe.
I've used one of the papers and the flower from Crafty Ann's Cream Dream collection. I don't do scrapbooking but the SB collections are lovely for cardmaking too.
The heel is a wine cork covered with paper with a button on the bottom.

The extravagant bow is silk ribbon from  Funkie Junkie Linda's Zibbet store.....sooo beautifully soft, I really just want to keep it to stroke :)

Other stuff
The template and a video tut for the shoe is from the lovely Terri (Artful Affirmations)
Crochet lace
Cream silky trim
String o' pearls 
White feather

The DT have created some smashing projects for your inspiration and you can check them out at CACB
I hope you will be able to play along with us for this challenge

4 Crafty Chicks #79 - anything but a card
Allsorts #143 - it's your choice
Crafty Creations #159 - vintage fashion
Crafty Sentiments - shaped but not square
The Corrosive Challenge #143 - another dimension
That Craft Place - anything goes
PCJ #4 -  anything goes
PTT #57 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by.  Your comments are really appreciated
Cheers me dears :)