Monday, July 02, 2007

Cards, Cards, Cards, Cards!

*Mammoth Post Alert!*

No more Doctor Who 'til Christmas *sobs* but how fab was the 'season finale'?
Not watching anything much now, so more time for the art of papercrafting. Yay!

I tidied up too *gulps* and found some really old paper that came as part of my BOB prize - sheets and sheets of really garish K and Co paper that I thought I had better try and use up...It's like this pad but huge 12 by 12 sheets of brightness...

This weekend, I have mostly made;

1. A Card incorporating Melissa's challenge and the paper roses challenge from Justbex... *Birthday Cupcake*
Melissa's challenge was to make a card with the following rules;
Make a birthday card incorporating my favorite color, RED.
Must include something related to food---one of my other favorite things. (example--stickers, chipboard, die cuts, rubons---that have the image of a cupcake, birthday cake, candy---you know--sweet stuff)
Must have a bit of bling on it---glitter, jewels, gems---that sort of thing.
And, since I'm a July babe, and it's the 4th--must incorporate a star!
and... Sue set a challenge over on Justbex to use a paper rosebud on a card - you know those ones that you bought aaaaages ago and have since been banished to that box of stuff that you never use...

A red heart
A cupcake sticker
A bling brad
A pink star

and I found some paper roses eventually, and dismantled them to make them more user friendly :)
Paper is K & Co Patchwork, Basic Grey Chipboard, Bazzill Brads, Papermania Bling brad, Paperchase Cupcake, Staples and inking.

2. A card for CPS 20 and Esther's Die cut dreams challenge on JustBex... *Star*

Paper is again the K & Co stuff, with the addition of spotty 7Gypsies paper, Paperchase Ribbon, Prima, Sizzix Die Cut Star, Bling Brad is Dovecraft, Staples and Inking.

3. A Card for Caardvarks crop circle challenge and Esther's Fab Blooms Challenge on JustBex...

More K and Co paper, American Crafts Rub On, Prima, Bazzill Brad and Ribbon from Little Silver Hat.

4. A card for Sue's Flowers to Die For Challenge on JustBex and Jen's Challenge here to make a card using a white card blank with lots of the white showing.

Yup, more K & Co Paper, Bazzill Brad, my own design die flowers and doodling.

5. A Card for Samm's Challenge Doodle doodle do! on JustBex

I bought the flower at the Newbury show last year, Doodled frame, Printed sentiment and stitching and inking.

Phew if you are still here, TFL! :)

jo xx


Angelnorth said...

Wow, how busy have YOU been? lol

You've made a fab job of using the bright papers, Jo - all the cards look really stylish. Love 'em all but the heart on the cupcake one works especially well and the flower on the Doodle Challenge one is just fab!

Katy said...

Jo, you are the first person to comment on my blog (just plain crafty)! Thank you so much for the kind words, I adore your work and you inspire me so much. You are so talented. Katy x

mum-on-the-run said...

Fabby cards! Great takes on all the challenges!

Kathy said...

wow, you're on a roll Girl!

All fab
love the bright colours.

Bet you need a rest after that lot

Est xxx said...

Gorgeous cards Jo, you make that paper look so scrummy

Paula J Atkinson said...

Gorgeous stuff. Those cupcakes are truly delectable!!

Samm said...

Wow, you have been a busy bee!! fab work!


Anonymous said...


hope you are having a LAY DOWN

such fabulous cards

Rika said...

Wonderful cards!

Anonymous said...

Great cards, I love them all!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the cards, LOVE the colors and the brightness. I was tagged today and picked my favorite blogs, which means you have been tagged, I am sorry ahead of time but I so admire your work and am new to the blog world. Have a wonderful 4th!

Benga said...

gorgeous cards!

Scrapworthy said...

Wow! I love your colorful funky designs!

Anonymous said...

Wow fantastic cards. I love them all.

Anonymous said...

Hey there cute lady with the super cute cards! Just have to say thanks for playing along on my blog challenge---your card totally made my day and brought a huge smile to my face---it's so adorable!

Lea L. said...

Those cards are all super cute!! Great job and thanks for participating at CPS this week!!


Anonymous said...

These beautifal cards make me feel inferior. I am never able to make anything like that. *sigh*