http://lilredwagon.blogspot.ca/ has said sssshhhhh! this week. They wanted a card without a sentiment.
I'm still using scraps of musical paper so created this card with music background plus on my tag.
My tag was made from this cardboard from a calendar
I've used the punched edge as part of my tag.
I also have had that brass ring hanging around for ages so was pleased to get it used too.
I'm currently scrapping my daughter's trip to New York.This was Times Square with her on the left.
I misted through a title mask.I only used 2 photos as the top one was so long.I put my journalling in between. The item I made is the square saying memories with you.
Instead of a card, I've made a sleeve to contain a gift card.
With so many people being so busy, gift cards have often been bought for loved ones these days.
I already had the red card so folded it then glued it together.
Next I've torn a strip of old music and wrapped it around along with some red ribbon.
The MUM was made from the end of a set of alphas.
I've added a flower with 2 tails of matching red ribbon.
I've chosen 2 of my daughter's photos of Radio city music hall.
They are wider than the example, so my embellishments went underneath.
I've had the paper featuring cassette recorders for years. It went with the theme as did the music paper.
I've added star paper clips which are echoed in the star sequins.(People who perform there are stars.)
I've added a giant chipboard heart misted with red/gold to add more sparkle.
My washi tapes featuring hearts and filmstrips echo this. The 1234 alludes to music.
Over at Shopping our stash we are asked to find a paper in our stash that we have been hoarding & use it!
In my case it isn't something expensive, but old book print.
I have it sitting there but seldom use it.
I've made a card from scraps of my Counterfeit kit:- the end of some alphas, an offcut of patterned paper and cardstock,two shimmery buttons, an & ,plus the book paper.
Over at Craft Cardmakers the theme is Something old, something new.
I'm currently making cards using up my scraps because I sell these cards for charity fundraising.
At a recent retreat we had a tag swap, so I've decided to use one of these tags (NEW) on my card.
"When I look through the lens I see life" is a great quote.
On the card I've used a handmade paper plus cardstock that I've had for several years(OLD).
I've added a resin flower (NEW) on the corner of the tag as a finishing touch too.
I always enjoy doing the sketches at Mojo Monday
This weeks one meant I could use some more scraps from my Counterfeit kit, namely a playing card(blank) plus some lettering.
So here is the sketch and my card for a baby boy.
I've misted through a chicken wire mask with turquoise, then I stamped randomly on a background of tiny printing. The stamp actually gives a definition of summer and sun, but that isn't important.
Next I used 2 rows of embroidery thread in a darker blue for more background.
The 2 brackets are from October afternoon and Kaisercraft.
I won the flower as part of a prize so have no idea what brand it is.
The 2 little shiny buttons were also part of the same prize.
My sentiment was on a Prima Packet.
I've made this card for In the pink using bits and pieces left over from other projects.
The sentiment was cut from packaging.
This will go into my cards to sell for charity box.
The pink edge goes all the way around. Mr scanner cut it off. LOL
http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com.au has a challenge requiring THE CHALLENGE: Use items in twos. For example... 2 of the same embellies, 2 pictures I've taken it to another level and used almost 2 of everything on my layout except for the card on the right listing days of the week.
I've used 2 strips featuring waiters since this was the "formal dining area" despite being on the roof next to the pool.
I've used 2 chalkboard title circles,2 photos of the same thing,2 tabs,2 star brads,2 square brads and 2 chipboard helmets misted in sugar maple to resemble bronze
Here's the 2nd sketch for the month at Stuck?! I reversed it.
On this layout I've recycled to the max, and also many items from this month's Counterfeit Kit made it on here.
The black & white scalloped thing was a lolly holder,the navy photo mat came from a tourist brochure, the hessian had a former (2) lives, the white leaves are from a birthday cake, the book paper is recycled, the metal mesh is from tablet manufacture, and the chipboard title was misted by me adding water to the dregs of a mist container then shaking & spraying.
The canvas circle (bottom left) is a resist canvas from Prima that I've misted.
I loved this sketch & will use it again! Thanks Laura.
I had on my desk a set of alphas I'd almost used up. There were 3 x and 2 y left.
I cut the tails of the y and made another X. Then had 6s and 9s which I turned into circles.
A simple card using leftovers for Valentines day!
I've decided to use this supplementary set of 6x6 papers to tide me over until the end of January.
It is Kaisercraft Sweet Pea 6.5 inch pad.
My first card is for use your stuff where we need to use buttons.
I've used 2 shirt buttons that have been on my desk for ages plus a Heidi Swapp glittery pink button from my Counterfeit Kit.
The chipboard cotton holder is painted with metallic paint.
I've wound cotton around it to break up the pink look.
At Color Throwdown here is the palette
and here is my card. I'm hoping that my orange washi tape is close enough in colour.
I've used dots so that they stand up from the page, which enabled me to tuck the ric rac and leaves underneath them.
I've also used Heidi Swapp stars and a flair button.
The One in a million tin badge is from Pink Paislee.
My daughter can do her journaling where the white clipboard paper clip is situated.
The challenge at Jingle Belles rock is to use gift items that are from the Christmas just gone( eg gift paper, reuse tags etc.)
I've cut a bauble from part of a gift tag I was given and rethreaded it using twine.
My background paper was from a Christmas construction book, which had papers to make your own decorations. This was the page nobody wanted so I put it aside for card use.
The silver scallops are from my Counterfeit Kit as is the turquoise card.
Somebody gave me these animals from a Christmas advent calendar.
They all had chocolate gummed to their tummies.
Of course my job is to remove the gum and use them on cards.
(There are owls, penguins ,bears, Santa, snowmen and one reindeer.)
I've made 2 cards almost the same, but here is the one for Merry Monday and Cards in Envy(My second entry)
At Counterfeit Kit challenges, the first one is to use a list of at least 10 things on your layout.
I'm using up some of those cards that come with kits of papers.
I've written a list of 10 things to pack for a crop or retreat. I find it helps to be organised.
Lastly, at Challenge Yourself the challenge for January is One word to describe your year.
Now I've moved house my scrap things are "as I left them" and need to be sorted.
So maybe the word PACK describes that aspect too.
My scrap room needs an overhaul, shelves built, containers packed etc.
Challenge #2 at Counterfeit kits is to use recycled print.
I've used bookpages on this layout.
This time I've used Inka gold paste to highlight the bookpage.
The challenges at scrappy friends are these
and here is my entry for all 3 challenges.
I took that colour on the left to be a pale aqua, but if it is blue ,there is a blue stone in the large brad.
I've gone down the right hand column on tic tac toe.
The die cut is the journaling shape (which my daughter can write on), the gold is there on the leaves and inka gold and there are 4 patterned papers.