Thursday, 20 March 2014

Pink all over

#171 is the final Scrap Whispers challenge in this game. It is to create your page from one of the delicious colour palettes provided. That's all! Easy, right?

I chose this sugary pink palette:

to make this LO:

You can play too, for just 2 more days. Actually, you can choose any of the challenges for this game, as long as you enter them within 2 days, and you will be entered in the Grand Prize Draw. Go on over and have a look?

I also want to show you this pretty, pretty card that I made for a friend's birthday. I'm entering it into these challenges:

Less Is More: masking/stencils (I used a doily as a mask)
CASology: blush (pink, obviously!)
Simon Says Stamp: glitter (Pink Stickles)

Thanks for looking, and have a happy first day of spring!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Rainbow balloon

Papertake Weekly: bingo (die-cut, free (punch), glitter)
Stampin' for the Weekend: anything
Pixie's Playground: snippets

Another Pinterest steal (SIPIDI) using Threading Water punch for the balloon, cloud die-cuts thanks to Amy, and a tiny piece of leftover chipboard that came from goodness knows where, that I've been hoarding for years for EXACTLY this moment. Apparently. Hehee.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Silhouettes and butterflies

Monthly crop today at the Bristol Scrappers!

I never know what to pack for crops. I fill my little car and take two trips to carry everything in and out. But even when I'm prepared (which doesn't happen often!) I always, without fail, want to use the one thing on my scrapbook pages that I haven't brought. Last month I made an executive decision to concentrate on cards at these crops instead. And last month I came away with 18 little "thank you" notelets, so that was a productive day.

Today I only made 3 cards but they were a learning curve and took some time. And I STILL didn't have everything I needed, but Susan, owner of a gigantic sack of paints (including 4 different shades of lime green!) very kindly let me use her acrylics and brush. In exchange I gave her the bull-rush template and die-cut for her art journals. I love how friendly and eager to share we all are at this crop - not just stash and tools but ideas, compliments, appreciation. They are such lovely people.

This week's Less Is More challenge is yellow and green. I brought along my Distress inks and made a wonderful mess.

And CASology's challenge is paint so this one was Susan's acrylics. I always think silhouettes are deliciously dramatic, especially with a colourful background to them - don't you? I'm not sure which I prefer. I'll add the greeting when I decide who and what it is for.

Finally Simon Says Stamp wants pearls, and Cute Card Thursday have requested "springtime". I nicked this design unashamedly off Pinterest where it appears in so many guises that I don't know who to thank for the original. If anyone knows, please leave a comment and tell me so that I can leave credit where it's due, because isn't it delish?

I also want to put this towards March's SIPIDI, as it is definitely a Pinterest steal.

ETA: Look what I won for these cards. Thank you so much!