Thursday, 22 September 2011

scrapling bookmark

Suzi came up with (obvious when someone else has thought of it!) the idea of using scraplings to make bookmarks..........gratefully copied by Val and now me..............all because LIM are trying to get 1000 blog entries this week. My scrapling was stamped with  2 stamps from the new chess set from Chocolate Baroque - king stamped with espresso ink, queen with crumb cake (both stampin' up) after masking the king. A hole punched at the top and dull gold ribbon added - one quick bookmark!
Entries were up to the 500+ mark, so over halfway.............

swirl 2

Found this stamp after moving piles of craft stuff to get at the Christmas stamp drawer - think it is by Creative Expressions, called fairy tree - another one which has not seen much use. Thought I may as well try it out as an extra for LIM, (who were up to 450 when I just checked, so a way to go yet!) also for Bah Humbug 37. Had to give it a red background to get it to scan, card is just white with silver embossing.


Ann and Max at Bah Humbug this week ask for swirls - I got this Papermania stamp just before Christmas last year, and it has not seen much use, though it came in very handy for very last-minute cards then. I dug it out quickly to do an equally last-minute entry for the challenge - just stamped with versamark and embossed in sterling silver EP (would have been better with detail silve, but couldn't find that after clearing up to allow visitors to stay!
This also fits with the LIM challenge 33, for anything goes, off there now to see how close to their target of 1000 entries (Blogger permitting) they are getting this week -

Thursday, 1 September 2011

LIM recipe

The LIM challenge this week is a recipe - combine any 3 previous challenges! I have been searching for some time for American Football images, as my son is a keen player, and eventually found this old set by Stampin up on ebay a few weeks ago - the postage from the US cost me more than the stamps, but they looked practically new when they arrived.
I wanted to try them out, so the 3 challenges almost chose themselves - obviously no 7, masculine; no 4 use 3 squares; and then no 29, things that move. Images simply stamped with black memento ink, coloured with gold promarker  (the team colours of his last team),  cut out with a square punch originally bought for teabag folding papers and matted onto yellow card.