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Graphicus March Challenge - Just a Note!

On the Graphicus blog this month the March challenge is:-

The colour theme is 'Yellow' and the challenge theme is 'Sing'

The colour theme was easy but I struggled with the challenge theme at first and looked for inspiration from my thousands of tracks in Itunes but nothing inspired me. Then I thought about singing - when we sing we sing notes! so to incorporate the colour scheme and challenge theme I have made a set of note cards and a gift box.

Each card is decorated with K & Co and Artylicious paper, stamped images, eyelets, brads, die cut flowers and lots of hand stitching! The hand stitching took ages but I think it was worth it as it's much neater than machine stitching, should I say much neater than my machine stitching!
The sentiment on each card is 'Just a Note'.

All the materials I used are available from Graphicus apart from the needle and thread!:-
K & Co Remake mat pad in Sunset Oranges
Briliance Dew Drop inkpads in Sunflower Yellow and Moonlight White
Elusive images Celebration Words themeplate
Elusive Images Texture Blocks themeplate
Artylicious Butterfly Bliss CD Rom
Crop a dile
Woodware brads
Cuttlebug Flower Die
Groovy Duo
Needle and thread

DCM - One for the Girls

The DCM dare this week, as it's Mother's Day, is a card for the girls, so easy peasy! I made a gatefold card using Sassafrass Lass papers again! - just love the colour combo - stamped some swirls on the body of the card, inside and out and added glamour dust to the flowers. I've stamped 'Have a Great Day' inside the card too!

And now for something.......

completely different.....
My crafting 'to do' list this week included a 70th birthday card for a man! No ribbon, bows or bling! What was I going to do? Well I searched Ebay and found a PaperArtsy stamp that inspired me so I just had to have it. It didn't arrive until yesterday leaving me only today to make and post the card (I usually need to sleep on a design). Well I faffed and fussed around most of the day and came up with this...........

I'm quite happy with the result although I wish I stamped the 'Time Flies' and '70' in black now!

DCM - Ready Steady Cook

The dare this week over on DCM follows the theme of the cookery programme 'Ready, Steady, Cook'.
Here are the ingredients:
3 different papers
At least one piece of chipboard
At least 1 button
At least 1 piece of ribbon
optional: 1 extra item/element of your choice

I used 3 different papers from Sassafrass Lass 'Sew Fine' collection (a bargain from Scrapshed!), chipboard lettering and the felt butterfly is my extra item to which I've added the button and ribbon from Blooming Felt. Happy days!

DCM - It's a patchy one!

The DCM dare this week is 'its a patchy one!' Any theme as long as it is patchwork inspired. I used a K & Co Mat pad as the paper has a texture that gives the appearance of fabric - a good chance to use up all the scraps I was saving too! I used a chipboard shape as a template for the flower petals . Didn't have a fine pen for faux stitiching so got the needle and thread out!

All things circular!

This week over at the DCM blog the dare is all about circles. I thought it would be a great opportunity to use the embossed buttons from Craftwork cards I bought recently.
I used pink chalk (not showing up very well in the photo) to colour the embossed images and highlighted with glitter and crystals. Also had a play with the cuttlebug embossing the acetate with the swiss dots folder - more circles!