This weeks challenge really got me thinking, but looking through my stash I found this PB Caterpillar image I recieved in a swap. The cupcakes count as something 'sweeet' and teamed with the very colourful Lime Rickey papers by BG, he makes a very cheerful card. I intend to send this to Robyn H from Post Pals, who's favourite colour is yellow. Please take a moment to pop over to the Post Pals site and see how you could brighten a sick childs day by sending them a card.I used a sketch from a couple of weeks ago as I think it works well with the papers, and I have diamond glazed the cakes and his body.tfl
Quite an unusual theme on DCM this week, and although my entry is not a card so it may not qualify, it definately has a pointy roof. I got the idea for this BIA project from the Bubbly Scrumptious e-mag. I downloaded the template from here, where you can also see Sarah's gorgeous minibook made of fabric, and I borrowed her idea of using different size pages for the inside of the book. Another version of the theme is by Kathy here where I was inspired by her method of sectioning off the pages into rooms, so that you can keep a record of all the decorating and improvements done over the years. I was going to title it 'DIY Jobs' as I wanted to use monograms, but hubby thought it sounded a bit negative, so I changed it to 'Home Improvements' I've used Love Elsie papers that I've had forever and put off using because when theyre gone - theyr'e gone.
I made this in a bit of a rush yesterday for my DD's friend. She's not girly so I had to steer clear of the usual fashion/pink themes. The miniture ring pull has been in my stash for ages just waiting for the right occasion - and this is it.tfl
This weeks challenge over on PBS is a colour combo of Blue, Cream & Gold. Blue does not feature in my life much - I dont have any blue clothes other than jeans, and I thought I'd struggle to find blue papers. But then I found the lovely Marakesh paper pad by Basic Grey and problem solved.tfl
Vanilla Sugar is Bubbly Funks new challenge Blog. The Challenges are dedicated to Home Decor & Gifts, and this month they are concentrating on Coasters. I found a tutorial on YouTube for making these little post it note holders using the BIA, and I just used scraps of paper and added embellishments, quite simple really, and fun to make. Next up, is a card I made for a sketch challenge set by Kathy on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog. I'm not clever enough to copy the design over to my blog, but if you want to see it, click here.
January's birthstone is the Garnet, and this weeks dare at DCM is to make a card featuring this somehow. Well the stone is a deep red, and 'a gift of garnet is thought to be symbolic of love'. So from my pile of half finished projects, I rescued this cake shaped card which is suitable for a wedding, and added some um.... red things.
This next card is for the Bubbly Funk 25th club. The idea is to make a christmas card (or maybe more than 1) by the 25th of each month, so that by December you will have some put by. As my NYR is to be a little more organised I have decided not to put my Xmas craft stuff away, but to leave it where I can fall over it in the craft room. Joanne has set the theme this time - its a recipe to include turquoise or blue and aaaaaagh silver - I forgot that bit. Also a swirl and something sparkly.
I made most of this calendar on Wednesday while off work, unable to get anywhere because of the snow. A friend had given me the chipboard covers, which I cut in half, - and all the papers were from my scrap box as I was determined not to cut into anything new. I have taken a picture of the pages before I bound it together, and the finished project stands up by itself. So..... NY resolution going well so far....another project finished and in time to make use of it too.
My NY resolution this year is to be more organised, particularly in the craft room. I have a box of half finished projects which I am going to either tackle or bin by the end of the month. Here is something I started in Novmember, a wine journal that I will probably sell in a craft fayre. I resisted making it too pretty as I thought it might be suitable for a man, but I was desparate to stick a bit of lace on and go overboard with the flowers. tfl