Sunday, 19 September 2010

Another crafty weekend....

Hi - well here I am having another great crafty weekend - should be thinking about getting washing and ironing done for our holiday but...well..other things just sort of got in the way like blog hopping and Christmas cards....
This first one was inspired by the challenge 'come fly with me' at Daring Cardmakers - and who better to have flying across the sky than Santa!! This is a new stamp for me this year from Crafty individuals and I've stamped it onto some card which I'd brayered using a Marvy Blending Block.  The card base is stamped with a christmas script stamp using an Opalite ink pad.
                Creative Inspirations - Pink & Black
                                       Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes

Next I kept it simple using the colours from The Play Date Cafe inspiration photo. I love turquoise and red together and used my marvy markers to randomly colour the bauble stamp - a green sentiment and some icicles stickles finished off. The design was inspired by the One Layer Wednesday Challenge  on Susan Raihala's blog Simplicity. Susan challenged us to use three images and a sentiment.  I'm also entering this over at Stamptacular Sunday where the challenge is to incorporate a grid pattern which my PSX bauble stamp does nicely - more by fluke than planning! 

Finally after two simple cards I moved away from Christmas to try and get an entry into the Compendium of curiosities challenge this week - I've missed the last couple but really enjoy  this challenge so wanted to get back to it. I made this tag using  TH mini masks (see P58)  and my favourate stamps. This little fairy stamp is one of my all time favourates, though it is tricky to choose just one, I love this image so it's a strong contender...and my favourate background stamp of the moment is the Hero Arts cling Dots which you can also see in here! This favourate choosing is all in aid of the Lets Ink it up challenge - I've been trying to enter this since it started a couple of weeks ago as it focuses on my first crafty love - stamping, and finally I've managed it! Although these challenges were my main inspiration for this tag it also fits into these ones - Allsorts - Use three Punches (3x flowers) and Gingersnaps Creations Spicy Supply challenge - Punches and Tag you're it - from the Fairy Garden

Phew - that's a lot of challenges - they just kind of all fell together this week! Anyway thanks for looking, better hop off to the ironing pile!!   Happy Creating...Esther xxx

32 comments:

  1. love your cards! very creative of u. :)

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  2. Great card

    Thanks for joining us at SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x
    SCSC DT

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  3. Wow you have been busy, lovely creations and the Christmas cards are gorgeous, the bauble one is really effective and I love the village on the first one. Have a good Sunday, Tracy x

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  4. I love your christmas card it's gorgeous in pink and black and so different too. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations this week.

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  5. Love your project(s), all of them are fantastic. Thanks for making it to LIIU and really hope to see you again soon. Cheers Suzanne

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  6. What a stunning card and love your favourite stamp. Thank you for sharing at Let's Ink It Up.

    Hugs Ali x

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  7. Two fabulous cards and tag - your flying Santa is just perfect for our Dare this week. Thanks for joining in with us at Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

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  8. Don't worry about the ironing hun careful packing and that'll get rid of the creases LOL

    Fabulous cards its going to be a very pink Christmas hot hot hot and love it. Baubals they are beautiful is that wax at the top of them? And delightful masking love the black with the pink and green.

    Have a great holiday xx Zoe

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  9. A lot of challenges :) but so nice of you to include the play date cafe in there :) Love the simplicity of the design, and the way you've put the colours together. Thanks for playing along with us

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  10. Hi Esther
    lovely design and colours, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

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  11. Hi Esther, they are all terrific cards and I couldn't for the life of me pick a favourite, I love them all.
    So glad you managed to play with us at LIIU at last. Have a good week, Annette x
    PS. Great stamping Esther

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  12. A beautiful selection of cards all wonderfully designed and created especially the pink and black, wow, it really is striking I love it thank you for joining our challenge at creative Inspirations this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  13. Hi Esther, Wow you have been busy, 3 cards and so many challenges, good for you :0) I love them all, the Santa stamp is one of my favourites I would never thought of using it on pink, gorgeous! The Bauble stamp is perfectly balanced and exactly what Susan's challenge asked for and finally your last card has a beautiful image of a fairy that I've been lusting after for years and you've done another brilliant card with it, a very productive weekend:0) xx

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  14. Gorgeous! What a cleven redition of our "grid" challenge. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

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  15. you have outdone yourself...those are great cards!!

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  16. IT looks like you had a great weekend!! I love all of them; and thanks for reminding me about the fairy..I sort of retired her a few years ago...time to get her back out!

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  17. Esther, I've MISSED you, girlfriend! It's great to see you again, and wow, did you ever make some amazing cards! I love your sweet fairy card with the lovely masking for the CCC! Those stamps are both just great-- no wonder you love them! You did this challenge beautifully.

    Your other cards are wonderful, too! I love that Santa-over-the-City piece!

    I hope you'll be back again next week. It's not the same without you!
    :-)

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the ornament design that you created with your PDCC card. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

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  19. Lovely cards! Wonderful ornament design you used with the PDCC colors! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  20. Beautiful cards and I love your favourite stamps too! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx

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  21. Sunning cards, lovely designs...
    Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw
    x
    Vicky

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  22. Love the positioning of your baubles - a classy card

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  23. awesome projects!! Thank you so much for joining the Allsorts challenge and good luck.

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  24. Great CAS card for the PDCC, love the ornaments and how colorful they are! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

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  25. Beautiful projects shared today:) So different! LOVE it! Those ornaments are so pretty! Like they could be right on the tree!!! So glad you joined in the fun this week:) THANKS for playing along with us at the PDCC:}

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  26. Fantastic cards! I especially like your Christmas cards!

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  27. Great job all around! Love that pink and black Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

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  28. What a beautiful tag! Love all the flowers you have on it! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

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  29. Your Cards is adorable. I love your charm.
    Great Job!!!

    Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!

    Hugs,
    Agnieszka

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  30. All wonderful creations, thank you so much for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  31. Gorgeous creation thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations this week.Good luck
    hugs judex

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  32. Great cards - I love the pink & black (I've entered the challenge with a tag). Its a very funky and unusual colour scheme for Christmas but is totally fab!!!!1

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