CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – Another sketch

caughtBug sketch

This challenge is to make a card based on a sketch and for bonus points add a rub-on and something with wings. I have flipped the sketch over (mirror image) and turned it to portrait position. The rub- on is the coppery coloured circle on the folded over corner (it is actually concentric circles but the large brad cover a couple of them). Ladybirds fly (wings are under their elytra) but their wings are not shown here so I am not sure if this counts.

CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – A recipe and Cut it out


Yes I know it is anther poor photograph – it looks much nicer in real life (honest!)
I have put this layout together to conform to two of the challenges: to a recipe that must include a brad, arrow and some doodling, and -Cut it out which states that you must cut something out more than once.
I doodled the clouds and cut them out, there are two brads and a clear arrow (sponges lightly with white and blue but you can’t tell from this photo).

CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – 10 from 1 (cards)


Wow I have spent almost all day making cards but have only come up with 5 for this challenge so far. The challenge is to use 1 item (I have used a Michael Strong’s Mozaic frame stamp) to make 10 different cards. I was going to photograph them in a group but some have very shiny mirror card and I had to many reflections going on everywhere.
The 3rd one down has silver mirror card as a matt and the bottom 2 have gold mirror card but they haven’t photographed well.
I will add the next 5 tomorrow once they are made.

CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – Clothes that crease


This challenge is to make two card with a fashion/clothes theme but to have more than one crease (fold). I have made a ladies gate fold and a gent’s tri-shutter card.
The colour doesn’t show up too well in my photos but they are nice and bright in real life.
For the shoes card I used white and blue card, bashful blue and black ink, copics to colour. The stamps are Stampin up dotty background and See D’s Domestic Goddess.
For the tri-shutter card I used stampin up paper and card, creamy caramel and chocolate chip ink. The top and bottom stamps are from The Artistic Stamper Ephemera and the clothes and watch are from a stamped image swap over on CBC. The images are coloured using watercolour pencils.

CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – Book it

I have been meaning to make one of these for ages and this challenge gave me the kick start I needed. The challenge states that you must make a book from scratch,decorate the cover and some pages. After seeing Barbara Gray demonstrate this technique for masking the centre and sponging the edges I got the idea for the pages. I made this using an old one as a bit of a guide then added 10 pages (all the same). The pages are perforated along two lines. You tear the bookmark piece off and give it to the borrower and you can tear the other portion off once it is returned or you can leave it in if you want to keep a record.

I used plain white card, Brilliance olive, Distress ink shabby shutters and black document ink and lime stickles. The stamps are: Anna Griffin alphabet (plus a smaller one), R.S tapestry clear (fern) and Autumn leaves on the edge Katie Pertiet. For the perforations I used the fabby Stampin up cutter kit tool.

CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 – A bit sketchy


For this challenge you had to make anything you like but you had to use this sketch below. You get bonus points if you made a layout.
I have used BoBunny paper, Circle Circle Dot Dot template, gems, acetate arrow and some butterfly trim. My photograph is of my Oriental poppies in the back garden from last year (I was trying out the macro setting on my camera).
I have squished the sketch so it is all at the top right hand side of my layout.

CBC Spring and Birthday challenge 2010 Life in pictures 1


The next challenge over at CBC is for a scrapbook page so I have made a very quick 8inch by 8inch of some work in progress on our master bedroom. We were doing up most of the house at the time and every room as an absolute tip but Harry actually wanted this one kept like this! He didn’t even want it painted but after further ‘discussion’ he changed his mind. The original photo was taken in 1993 and sadly neither of our two dogs pictured here are with us today.
I used my Cosmo cricket card again.